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Title: Prayer Requests
Post by: Suzanne on April 21, 2009, 05:02:18 PM
Fellow OYB Readers,

Linda & I thought it would be a good idea to set up a separate section for prayer requests. I really like this idea because when prayer requests are made in the monthly sections, they seem to get lost in the shuffle. Now we will have them all in one place! :)

If you have any suggestions for this Klub, feel free to chip in. It's everyone's book klub!

Love,

Suzi
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Anju No. 469 on April 22, 2009, 11:23:17 AM
Love this idea because we can keep a handle on who needs what and there are a lot of very special and important needs out there.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests - Brother in Law is Very Ill and Hospitalized
Post by: Sailor on April 28, 2009, 11:12:55 AM
Please add my brother in law Gil for prayer.

He is 83 and has bad pneumonia, has systemic blood poisoning and needs oxygen while he is in the hospital.  He also has a bad heart and this could set him into cardiac arrest.

He just went in a few hours ago.

Thank you,

-Sailor
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: mwvickers on April 28, 2009, 11:18:39 AM
Said a prayer for him.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests - Brother in Law is Very Ill and Hospitalized
Post by: Sailor on April 28, 2009, 11:26:50 AM
Thank you,

He needs God's help now, it is very bad...

Sailor
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Suzanne on April 28, 2009, 11:36:27 AM
He will be in my prayers. And you too.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests - Brother in Law is Very Ill and Hospitalized
Post by: Sailor on April 28, 2009, 11:41:02 AM
He will be in my prayers. And you too.

Thank you, and also my sister, she is distraught now.

Sailor
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Andra on April 28, 2009, 12:20:19 PM
Sailor,
I am praying for you and your family.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Wheezie on April 28, 2009, 12:44:03 PM
Sailor-
You and your family are in our prayers.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: stitch on April 28, 2009, 12:49:08 PM
Sailor

You and your family will be in our prayers. 
Title: Re: Prayer Requests - Brother in Law is Very Ill and Hospitalized Update
Post by: Sailor on April 28, 2009, 02:42:18 PM
Update:

Bad news, he just got put on a ventilator.

Thank you for all your prayers please keep him uplifted,

Sailor
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Cindergayle on April 28, 2009, 04:49:51 PM
I will add him to my prayer list.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Tippy on April 28, 2009, 05:19:37 PM
Am saying prayer right now that God will protect him in his time of need and heal according to his perfect will.  I also pray that God will uplift your sister and you and this time of need.  May God bless you all.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: love2read on April 28, 2009, 06:27:30 PM
I often wake up during the night, so I will start to pray now and continue all through the night for Gil and your family.

Lynn M
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on April 28, 2009, 06:38:22 PM
Sailor I am praying for you and your family during this difficult time.

Linda
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: lynninva on April 28, 2009, 07:16:57 PM
Sailor,
I am also praying for your brother-in-law & sister and you also during this time.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests - Brother in Law not expected to make it...
Post by: Sailor on April 28, 2009, 09:40:09 PM
My sister just called me and Gil isn't expected to make it through the night.  His heart is giving out, his organs are beginning to shut down and he has lost too much blood pressure.

She had the Priest anoint him with Holy water and Holy oil so it is just a matter of waiting now.  She won't resuscitate him.

Thank you for all your prayers,

Sailor
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Suzanne on April 28, 2009, 10:10:56 PM
Sailor, I'm so so sorry to hear this. I will be keeping all of you in my prayers.

Love, Suzi
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on April 29, 2009, 05:46:59 AM
Sailor, I prayed for Gil, you and your sister each time I woke up last night. Praying that God strengthen all of you and His will be done.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on April 29, 2009, 12:19:08 PM
Sailor, you and your family are in my prayers.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Sailor on April 29, 2009, 02:31:14 PM
This is hard for me to write...

Gil passed on a little after midnight this morning.  Thank you all for your prayers.

-Sailor
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: stitch on April 29, 2009, 03:14:42 PM
Oh Sailor I am so sorry.

 I will continue to keep you and your family in our prayers.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on April 29, 2009, 03:41:46 PM
You have my deepest sympathy Sailor. Continuing to pray for you and your family.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: geoffthomas on April 29, 2009, 04:11:08 PM
Sailor,
As I have said in another thread, you have our support and our prayers for you and your family.
Geoff T.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Wheezie on April 29, 2009, 04:17:07 PM
Sailor,
I am so very sorry for your loss. You and you family will continue to be in my prayers.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: love2read on April 29, 2009, 04:44:15 PM
Sailor, I'm so sorry for you loss. Please know that I will also continue to pray for your family.

Lynn M
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Suzanne on April 29, 2009, 04:48:26 PM
Sailor, My deepest condolences to you & your family. You will all be in my prayers. Suzi
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Kathy on April 29, 2009, 05:07:42 PM
I'm so sorry. I hope your sister is alright. I'll be praying for your family.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on April 29, 2009, 08:01:05 PM
Sailor I am so sorry for your loss and I will continue to pray for you and your family.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Lynn on April 29, 2009, 10:24:30 PM
Sailor- so sorry for your family's loss. I will keep you in my prayers

Lynn L
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: mwvickers on April 30, 2009, 05:48:56 AM
Sorry to hear that, Sailor.  I will be praying for you and your family.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Andra on April 30, 2009, 06:19:06 AM
Sailor I am so sorry for your loss.  I will continue to pray for you and your family.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Anju No. 469 on May 02, 2009, 12:40:48 PM
As I said in another thread - condolences Sailor
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Andra on May 05, 2009, 05:42:04 AM
If any of you have a spare moment, would you please pray for one of my kitty-cats?  I have no children but my four-feets are are very precious to me.  Tuxedo is 13 years old and he was diagnosed with spinal lymphoma in October.  He completed the entire chemotherapy protocol a little over a month ago.  He responded very well to the treatment, but about a week ago his condition started going back down.  I had to take him in yesterday and we are going to start the chemo back up again.  His doctor had told us at the beginning that he might never be able to totally stop with the chemo, but it's still disappointing.  And I am having a hard time not getting depressed about it.  Come to think about it, would you mind slipping in a few words for me too?
Andra
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on May 05, 2009, 05:45:11 AM
If any of you have a spare moment, would you please pray for one of my kitty-cats?  I have no children but my four-feets are are very precious to me.  Tuxedo is 13 years old and he was diagnosed with spinal lymphoma in October.  He completed the entire chemotherapy protocol a little over a month ago.  He responded very well to the treatment, but about a week ago his condition started going back down.  I had to take him in yesterday and we are going to start the chemo back up again.  His doctor had told us at the beginning that he might never be able to totally stop with the chemo, but it's still disappointing.  And I am having a hard time not getting depressed about it.  Come to think about it, would you mind slipping in a few words for me too?
Andra

Andra I have 4 of my own and love them dearly. I will certainly pray for you Tuxedo. We loss our Tiger in December and I still miss him!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: mwvickers on May 05, 2009, 07:04:04 AM
Said a prayer for you and your cat.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on May 05, 2009, 07:12:55 AM
Andra you are definitely in my prayers. I lost a sweet fur baby to kidney failure and it was like losing a family member. I try not to think about the day I may no longer have my Harley.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on May 05, 2009, 07:23:40 AM
Please pray for me... As most of you know, my teenage niece moved in with me just over a month ago and I am beginning to feel trapped! I haven't been able to make my monthly trips to Houston (have missed 2 so far) and now I have to cancel my quarterly trip to Midland because of her being here. Since she doesn't drive and has no transportation of her own, my schedule now revolves around hers. I am beginning to be annoyed at every little thing she does or says. I know that satan is doing a number on me and I have a group of ladies at church who have been praying for me since Sunday and I can already feel a difference, but I figured the more praying, the better!!

Please pray that my attitude will improve. Also be praying for her and her dad & stepmom and their relationship. It would be so awesome if my brother (her dad) would step up and ask her to come live with him. Shanda invited her dad & stepmom to come over on Saturday for pre-prom pictures and even asked her stepmom if she would help her with her hair... that is a HUGE step in the right direction! PTL  I think Shanda is more excited about seeing her dad than the actual prom!! ANYWAY, I appreciate you guys and am so thankful I have friends I can call on for prayer, even though we have never met face-to-face.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on May 05, 2009, 07:51:17 AM
Angela you will be in my prayers. Satan has a full time job keeping us in a state of turmoil and enjoys every minute of it.

I am in need of prayers from my friends here also. There are 4 in the department I work in and they are letting 2 go. I am low man on the totem pole. I've know for about a month and being in limbo is tough. I try to focus on God and my faith but sometimes the devil has his way and I worry.

I love my job and the people I work with. I am praying that God's will be done and I know that He never gives us more than we can bear. At my age I certainly don't want to be looking for another job.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: mwvickers on May 05, 2009, 08:18:06 AM
Please pray for me... As most of you know, my teenage niece moved in with me just over a month ago and I am beginning to feel trapped! I haven't been able to make my monthly trips to Houston (have missed 2 so far) and now I have to cancel my quarterly trip to Midland because of her being here. Since she doesn't drive and has no transportation of her own, my schedule now revolves around hers. I am beginning to be annoyed at every little thing she does or says. I know that satan is doing a number on me and I have a group of ladies at church who have been praying for me since Sunday and I can already feel a difference, but I figured the more praying, the better!!

Please pray that my attitude will improve. Also be praying for her and her dad & stepmom and their relationship. It would be so awesome if my brother (her dad) would step up and ask her to come live with him. Shanda invited her dad & stepmom to come over on Saturday for pre-prom pictures and even asked her stepmom if she would help her with her hair... that is a HUGE step in the right direction! PTL  I think Shanda is more excited about seeing her dad than the actual prom!! ANYWAY, I appreciate you guys and am so thankful I have friends I can call on for prayer, even though we have never met face-to-face.

Praying.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: mwvickers on May 05, 2009, 08:18:52 AM
Angela you will be in my prayers. Satan has a full time job keeping us in a state of turmoil and enjoys every minute of it.

I am in need of prayers from my friends here also. There are 4 in the department I work in and they are letting 2 go. I am low man on the totem pole. I've know for about a month and being in limbo is tough. I try to focus on God and my faith but sometimes the devil has His way and I worry.

I love my job and the people I work with. I am praying that God's will be done and I know that He never gives us more than we can bear. At my age I certainly don't want to be looking for another job.


Praying, Linda.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on May 05, 2009, 08:37:54 AM
Angela you will be in my prayers. Satan has a full time job keeping us in a state of turmoil and enjoys every minute of it.

I am in need of prayers from my friends here also. There are 4 in the department I work in and they are letting 2 go. I am low man on the totem pole. I've know for about a month and being in limbo is tough. I try to focus on God and my faith but sometimes the devil has His way and I worry.

I love my job and the people I work with. I am praying that God's will be done and I know that He never gives us more than we can bear. At my age I certainly don't want to be looking for another job.


Linda, you know I will be praying for you, too.

Praying.

Thank you!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Andra on May 05, 2009, 08:40:05 AM
Thank you everyone - I am not quite so down now.

Angela and Linda, I am praying for you both.  Another thing that has helped me is remembering to focus on what is within my control.  It seems like a little thing, but try it.

Angela, you can find a teeny space of time for yourself and plan something even if it's not a trip.  Get a massage, have your nails done, go spend some time curled up with a good book (er, Kindle book).  If you do a little for you, it might help your attitude.  Music also has an effect on me.  If I am down and listen to something I really like, I feel better.

Linda, my husband works for Dell, so we go through re-orgs and lay-offs pretty frequently.  It's hard, but if you focus on the bad stuff, your work performance will go downhill and you are worse off.  Just continue to do the best job that you can and quietly update your resume on the side.  We joke that if Duane gets laid off, he can go work for (insert well-known management software name here) and then come back to Dell as a consultant!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on May 05, 2009, 08:54:22 AM
Thanks Andra... actually, a pedicure is sounding pretty good! :)
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: geoffthomas on May 05, 2009, 08:56:35 AM
Linda, I am in prayer for your situation.  And yes we hope to seek God's will in all this.

Angela. Darlin' you have a kind heart to have welcomed the child into your home.  And it is only natural for you to resent the demands on your life that that change has made.  But you will be blessed many times over for seeking and doing His will. And we will consider it a privilege to "pray you through" it.  Just keep doing what you are doing.
Just sayin......
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on May 05, 2009, 10:24:19 AM
Linda, I am in prayer for your situation.  And yes we hope to seek God's will in all this.

Angela. Darlin' you have a kind heart to have welcomed the child into your home.  And it is only natural for you to resent the demands on your life that that change has made.  But you will be blessed many times over for seeking and doing His will. And we will consider it a privilege to "pray you through" it.  Just keep doing what you are doing.
Just sayin......

Thank you for the encouragement and prayers, Geoff!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Suzanne on May 05, 2009, 11:44:03 AM
First, I must thank God we have such a wonderful place to come to, to ask our friends to lift us up in prayer. Thank you, Lord!

Andra, you & Tuxedo will be in my prayers. What a loving mommy you are to be taking such good care of him the way you do.
Proverbs 12:10 (New Living Translation)  10 The godly care for their animals, but the wicked are always cruel.

Angela, you also will be in my prayers. I'm sure it is a difficult and frustrating situation, but it will reap benefits both for you and Shanda. This is something that Shanda will never forget, the kindness you have shown her. And God will also remember your deeds and bless you a thousandfold for it.

Linda, I will lift you up in prayer about your employment concerns. Do the best you can right now at work. Take the high road if worse comes to worse and you are let go, because they will remember that behavior when the time comes that they need to hire new people down the road. And lay it at the foot of the cross.

I will pray for all of you that God brings a peace to your heart, and this peace will help you through these difficult times.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on May 05, 2009, 01:34:22 PM
Angela, I see so many kids who have no family to go to when they need to.  It is such a blessing that your neice has somewhere safe to be, that is also familiar to her. 
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Neversleepsawink;) on May 05, 2009, 01:43:28 PM
Hi everyone, I would like to join this prayer group.  I'm going to try having a baby again, last summer I lost my baby at 3 months.  It was horrible...hospitalized for almost a month.  I got very ill.  Not to mention the room full of baby gifts that I had gotten and bought for my Angel was devestating to come home to.  I'm nervous about trying again, but know prayer will help me feel better about trying.  Please pray for me and my family...I am praying if I'm blessed to get pregnant again, this baby will be "sticky" one.  Thank you.   

For all of those that asked for prayer...I'm praying for you :)
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Anju No. 469 on May 05, 2009, 02:19:14 PM
Andra - our furbabies are like our kids and it is going to be tough for you but you do have us here thinking of you and loving you and praying for your strength.

Angela - what can I say, with a heart as big as yours!  Yes it is normal to feel some frustration, but you are so lucky to be doing this, and I am so proud you are my friend.  We do love you and all will be praying for you.

Linda - I was laid off so many times in my work life, but each time it turned out to eventually be a blessing.  It is not a pleasant situation but your faith and your friends, particularly us, will get you through this time.  Also you are low man, which means you make the least, which means you probably will be able to stay.  I am so glad I retired early because there have been so many lay-offs in my "industry" and I know I would have been one.  God works in His own way and I will be praying for your strength for whatever He decides for you.  But you know you have lots of virtual hugs and love and prayers here.

Never - it is wonderful to have you join us and I will add you to my list for God's plan for you.

Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Neversleepsawink;) on May 05, 2009, 03:21:11 PM
Thank you :)
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Lynn on May 05, 2009, 04:53:54 PM
Praying for all of you.

Lynn L
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on May 05, 2009, 05:22:35 PM
Thank you Suzanne, Deb, Never..., Dona and Lynn for your words of encouragement and the prayers. I have so felt them today. I have had such a peace this afternoon. I even took the niece out to Chili's for dinner and we had a wonderful time.

Never... I will be praying for you daily. My daughter lost 2 babies between Jackson, age 6 and Kate, age 2 1/2. She had already put the nursery together when she lost the first one. The second loss was much quicker. We were all heartbroken, but it did lead the doctors to run a multitude of tests and found out she has a blood clotting problem that could have been fatal for her had she carried either child to term. With medication and a closely monitored pregnancy, she was able to have a beautiful baby girl. If not for the losses, we might have lost her as well. I am so glad you decided to join us here.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Neversleepsawink;) on May 05, 2009, 05:26:39 PM
Thank you everyone :) 
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Suzanne on May 05, 2009, 06:06:17 PM
Never, I will be lifting you up in prayer daily!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Neversleepsawink;) on May 05, 2009, 06:20:59 PM
Never, I will be lifting you up in prayer daily!

Thank you.  :) 
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: geoffthomas on May 05, 2009, 08:10:45 PM
Hi everyone, I would like to join this prayer group.  I'm going to try having a baby again, last summer I lost my baby at 3 months.  It was horrible...hospitalized for almost a month.  I got very ill.  Not to mention the room full of baby gifts that I had gotten and bought for my Angel was devestating to come home to.  I'm nervous about trying again, but know prayer will help me feel better about trying.  Please pray for me and my family...I am praying if I'm blessed to get pregnant again, this baby will be "sticky" one.  Thank you.   

For all of those that asked for prayer...I'm praying for you :)
I will keep you in my prayers often. When we lose our unborn children it hurts a lot. But we know that they are in heaven waiting for us.  God bless you and give you strength.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Neversleepsawink;) on May 05, 2009, 08:13:20 PM
I will keep you in my prayers often. When we lose our unborn children it hurts a lot. But we know that they are in heaven waiting for us.  God bless you and give you strength.


Thank you, what got me through losing my Angel was knowing my Angel is in the safest place.....Gods arms.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Sailor on May 05, 2009, 08:31:09 PM
Andra, prayers said for Tuxedo.

Linda, prayers said for job security.

Neversleeps, prayers said for your baby.

Prayers said for this prayer group.

Sailor
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Andra on May 06, 2009, 08:34:11 AM
Thanks again everyone.  I picked Tuxedo up from the vet yesterday and brought him home.  He is still walking funny, but he is feeling so much better!  He was able to climb the steps to the bed and then promptly played "attack Figaro because he's in my spot."

Welcome Never, I am praying for you.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on May 06, 2009, 09:18:19 AM
Welcome Never, glad you joined us. I will be lifting you in prayer. I can't imagine the pain you went through losing a baby at 3 months.

Andra happy to hear Tuxedo is better.  :) Great news.

I get so much peace and comfort from knowing I have friends here that are praying for me.

Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Neversleepsawink;) on May 06, 2009, 11:30:13 AM
Thank you everyone....I'm feeling more confident already :)
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Anju No. 469 on May 08, 2009, 11:09:58 AM
SJC posted in another thread, I don't remember which one or I would copy the post,

Her mother is still undergoing  chemo and her father has been in the hospital, for five days, with both her mother and herself by his bedside.

She really needs some heavy duty help, I have had her in my prayers all along, but moving her to the top of my list, having both parents ill and needing her 24/7 is an awful lot for anyone to handle.

 
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on May 08, 2009, 11:14:44 AM
Thanks for posting Anju, I also read that. I have been praying for her and her Mom for months but will add her Dad now. A difficult situation I am sure.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Neversleepsawink;) on May 08, 2009, 11:20:07 AM
SJC posted in another thread, I don't remember which one or I would copy the post,

Her mother is still undergoing  chemo and her father has been in the hospital, for five days, with both her mother and herself by his bedside.

She really needs some heavy duty help, I have had her in my prayers all along, but moving her to the top of my list, having both parents ill and needing her 24/7 is an awful lot for anyone to handle.

 

It was in the 200 GCs promotion by Josh.   She is also in my prayers.  :)
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Andra on May 08, 2009, 12:26:08 PM
Anju,
I missed that in the other thread.  Thanks for putting it here.
I will add them to my prayer list.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Wheezie on May 08, 2009, 04:27:42 PM
Anju,
Thanks so much for posting about SJC. That is a stressful situation and she could use some heavy duty prayers.
Lettie
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: geoffthomas on May 09, 2009, 07:50:40 AM
Lettie and Anju,
Thank you so much for lifting up SJC.
We need to help each other.  It shows that you are good friends.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: PraiseGod13 on May 09, 2009, 08:50:57 AM
You're all in my prayers!
Never..... what a blessing that you have joined us!!
Sailor, my husband's aunt died the same day as your BIL.  Hope your sister is doing well - I'm praying for you and your family!
   And, yes, our fur babies are family too!!  DH tells our dog that he is not allowed to die before we do - we love him so!
     I am thanking God for the beautiful weather today.  My Baltimore Orioles are coming to their feeder for the first time this year and that is always such a blessing to see them.  The wrens are building nests in our two birdhouses so they are so fun to watch and wonderful to listen to!  I have flower beds to weed, and clothes to hang out..... but I plan on taking MaKK outside to do some reading this afternoon and enjoy God's creation. 


Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on May 09, 2009, 09:03:42 AM
I just wanted to thank you all so much for the prayers this week. They certainly were felt! Except for the snake fiasco, things have been very peaceful around the house and Shanda even cleaned the kitchen yesterday without and prompting or anything! She just said "Aunt Angie, you go rest, I'm gonna do the dishes for you..."! WOW!  :)  God is so good.

Well, no time for KB today! It is prom day/night and we are expecting family over by 4 for pre-prom pictures. I pray you all have a wonderful day and if I don't make it back online this weekend... Happy Mothers' Day! I love you all!!  :D
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on May 09, 2009, 09:07:21 AM
Happy Mothers Day Angela.   I'm so very glad things are going well this week. 
Have fun with prom and pics.  Post pics.
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: geoffthomas on May 09, 2009, 09:13:28 AM
Our congregation ends each worship service with:

Let the PEACE of Christ, rule in your hearts, since as members of one body
you are called to peace.
And let the WORD of Christ, dwell in you richly,
And this week, whatever you do, whether in word or in deed,
Do it all in the NAME of Christ, giving thanks to God the Father, through
Him.

Just sayin.....
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on May 09, 2009, 09:14:46 AM
^^ beautiful. 
I think I'll post this on my bathroom mirror so I see it every morning when I wake. 
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Anju No. 469 on May 09, 2009, 09:28:30 AM
Wow Geoff - I am going to see if I can get this put in our bulletin!  Well since I am the bulletin person, think I'll just do it.

Thanks!

Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Suzanne on May 09, 2009, 10:11:14 AM
Thanks, Geoff! That is beautiful.

Happy Mother's Day to all you moms out there (and moms to be!)!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: geoffthomas on May 09, 2009, 10:25:03 AM
You are all very welcome.
And from one of the guys here at KB to all of those who are mothers (also in spirit) God bless you and have a happy mother's day weekend.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on May 09, 2009, 12:03:27 PM
That is beautiful Jeff, I am going to write it in the front of my Bible. Thank you!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on May 10, 2009, 06:07:23 PM
Angela spent today in the ER. She began having lower back pain Friday which progressively got worse over the weekend. Her husband has made arrangements to be home with her. They gave her morphine and she is on bedrest. Please pray for pain relief for her and also that she can have an MRI done this week. Will update when I get additional info.

Thanks to all of you.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on May 10, 2009, 06:17:03 PM
I will definitely keep Angela in my prayers.  Thanks for telling us, Linda.
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Sailor on May 10, 2009, 06:42:44 PM
Prayers said for Angela's healing.

Sailor
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Wheezie on May 10, 2009, 07:07:42 PM
I know that she's been under a great deal of stress lately. Sometimes that is all it takes to make a mild problem much worse. Major prayers coming her way. I hope that she has a way to know that we are praying for her. Thank you for keeping us informed on this.
Lettie

Angela spent today in the ER. She began having lower back pain Friday which progressively got worse over the weekend. Her husband has made arrangements to be home with her. They gave her morphine and she is on bedrest. Please pray for pain relief for her and also that she can have an MRI done this week. Will update when I get additional info.

Thanks to all of you.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Neversleepsawink;) on May 10, 2009, 07:53:27 PM
My whole family is praying for Angela.  :)
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: geoffthomas on May 11, 2009, 04:36:25 AM
We will definitely be in prayer.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Andra on May 11, 2009, 05:40:54 AM
Thanks for letting us know Linda.  Angela and her family are also in my prayers.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Anju No. 469 on May 11, 2009, 10:31:35 AM
Thank you so much Linda - Angela is such a major part of our prayer group and our KB group.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: lesedi on May 11, 2009, 08:35:06 PM
Am praying through the requests. We pray with the trust that God's grace be poured out for all the needs expressed. Thanks be to God!

Would also request prayer for a member of our church - Lottie. She is in her 80's and cared for her beloved husband for many years until his death a couple of years ago. She has been ill off and on and is now back in the hospital - again. I sense that she is caught between longing to go home to God and to be reunited with her husband (they were married over 60 years) and yet wants to remain her with her beloved family. And I need godly wisdom as I visit her.

Many thanks.

Cherie
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Kathy on May 11, 2009, 08:42:50 PM
I have everyone on my prayer list. Does anyone know how Angela is doing?
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Neversleepsawink;) on May 11, 2009, 09:59:03 PM
I have everyone on my prayer list. Does anyone know how Angela is doing?

I was wondering the same thing.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on May 12, 2009, 05:28:52 AM
I have everyone on my prayer list. Does anyone know how Angela is doing?

I haven't heard anything since I got the PM on Sunday. She said she would check in when she felt better. I hope to hear something soon and will post as soon as I do. I am praying she is getting pain relief and there is nothing seriously wrong.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: rho on May 12, 2009, 06:54:46 AM
If everyone could include hubbies cousins son and a friends daugher in their prayer list - Brad was in a bad accident and has had brain surgery and 4 surgeries on his arm already and more to come -- they have him in an induced coma now - also a friends daughter was in the car with him and while she is physically doing better (surgery to get glass and stone etc out of her arm and leg with lots of stitches) my friend doesn't think she realizes how serious her boyfriends condition is - that he may lose the use of his arm and he may have brain damage if he lives .... something you shouldn't have to realize at 15. 

thanks
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on May 12, 2009, 07:50:50 AM
I will be praying for Brad and can you give us the female's first name please? Very difficult for a 15 year old.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: rho on May 12, 2009, 08:37:39 AM
hi - thanks her first name is Molly ---

Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Neversleepsawink;) on May 12, 2009, 09:47:21 AM
Everyone is in my prayers. 
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Suzanne on May 12, 2009, 11:06:25 AM
I will keep everyone in my prayers.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Andra on May 12, 2009, 11:10:14 AM
I am praying for everyone too.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on May 13, 2009, 05:44:21 AM
Latest from Angela.

Hi Linda,
Just checking in. I am still having a lot of pain. I have an appointment with a doctor on Friday at 2pm. Tell everyone thanks for the prayers. It has been a blessing that Larry was able to stay home with me this week. It is hard to do anything on the computer without aggravating my back, so it may be a few more days before I am up to sitting! I miss you all and am praying for you all as well.

Love you,
Angela

I can check email on my phone if anyone wants to email me.
angela@waytworld.com
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: geoffthomas on May 13, 2009, 07:47:50 AM
Latest from Angela.

Hi Linda,
Just checking in. I am still having a lot of pain. I have an appointment with a doctor on Friday at 2pm. Tell everyone thanks for the prayers. It has been a blessing that Larry was able to stay home with me this week. It is hard to do anything on the computer without aggravating my back, so it may be a few more days before I am up to sitting! I miss you all and am praying for you all as well.

Love you,
Angela

I can check email on my phone if anyone wants to email me.
angela@waytworld.com
Thank you Linda for the info and the link.
I clicked on the email and sent her one.  Wanted her to know we care.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Neversleepsawink;) on May 13, 2009, 09:37:36 AM
Thank you so much for the update.  :)  Hopefully she is well very soon.  :)
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Suzanne on May 13, 2009, 11:14:00 AM
Thanks for the update, Linda, and the address too. Much appreciated!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on May 13, 2009, 03:13:17 PM
Thanks to all of you that sent Angela a message, I am sure she is in need of some extra love at this time. Thanks to all of you for lifting her in prayer also. She sure is missed here!

Hope all of you have a blessed evening,
Linda
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Kathy on May 13, 2009, 05:26:17 PM
Thanks Linda. Glad to hear she is doing OK. We miss her a lot here. :)
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: rho on May 14, 2009, 09:52:55 AM
I feel for Angela - I once sprained my lower back and remember how miserable it was - but at least I knew what I did to myself - Keeping her in my thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on May 14, 2009, 12:11:47 PM
Hello dear friends! I am back!! Sort of...

With Larry's help and the assistance of a lot of pillows, I can now "sit" up without actually sitting so as to keep pressure off of my back, and have situated the laptop into a somewhat comfortable position. I am not sure how long I can maintain this position, but so far, so good!

Now, on to more important business... You guys are awesome! Thank you so much for the prayers. They have been felt for sure. Thank you for all of your messages and words of encouragement. You will never know how much they have helped me. Thank you, Linda for keeping everyone informed.

I am happy to report that prom was a success, but even more so "pre-prom!" My brother & spouse were here and it meant the world to Shanda. Even though I was in pain, we managed to have a wonderful evening with my parents and brother & SIL. Our family has been in great need of healing and restoration and all the prayers are beginning to pay off!

As you all know by now, I spent most of Sunday in the ER. We still don't know what I did to cause my back to spasm so, but hopefully we will be able to find out soon. The xrays showed nothing out of the ordinary and the RE doc thinks it is possibly a pinched nerve or disc. I have an appt with a doctor at 2pm on Friday. Guess we will see where this all goes from there. All we know so far is that as long as I stay lying down with no pressure on my back and I don't stand up at all, then I am virtually pain free... walk around the house or sit in a chair and the spasms start up and I can't function!

Well, that's enough for now. I need to read back through this thread so I can update my prayer list and then try to catch up on some KB post reading! I love you all and thanks again for the prayers and love!

Angela
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: geoffthomas on May 14, 2009, 12:57:38 PM
Hey Angela,
Good to hear from you.
Don't overexert yourself.
We want you back, but we want you well worser.

Or something like that.
Just sayin....(we missed you)
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on May 14, 2009, 01:43:40 PM
 :D LOL

Thanks Geoff!! It is good to be back. I promise not to overdo it!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Suzanne on May 14, 2009, 02:33:32 PM
Angela, It is so good to hear you are on the mend!!! You have been missed. Take care of yourself, my friend.

What a blessing that things went well with Shanda and the prom!! That is good news indeed.

I'm sorry I was unable to send you a personal message at your address. For some reason, my Yahoo mail absolutely refused to send it!  ???

You will still be in my prayers for God to help you deal with everything on your plate right now.

Love, Suzi
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: NYCKindleFan on May 14, 2009, 04:03:39 PM
My husband should be starting a temp job soon. It pays well. Please pray that this opens some doors for him and leads to a permanent position!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: NYCKindleFan on May 14, 2009, 04:18:30 PM
I've read through all the prayer requests and you are all in my prayers-especially Never. I just lost my baby so I understand the pain and the fear. We have decided to start trying again as soon as my cycle gets back on track. I hope we both get our miracles!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Neversleepsawink;) on May 14, 2009, 04:37:21 PM
I've read through all the prayer requests and you are all in my prayers-especially Never. I just lost my baby so I understand the pain and the fear. We have decided to start trying again as soon as my cycle gets back on track. I hope we both get our miracles!

Thank you :)  I'm so sorry about your loss...its a very hard thing to go through.  My little man (6 years old) helped me along.  He kept saying "the baby is angel now" and my pastor said "he is in the safest place he could be...in God's arms."  I'm scared...it almost killed me...but we are trying now.  I'm feeling better with all the prayers from everyone.  I feel like I can do this now. :)
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on May 18, 2009, 07:14:35 AM
Good morning everyone! I have a PRAISE!!

Shanda just called me from school and she passed her last TAKS test and will be graduating with her class on May 30th!! Thank you all so much for praying for her (and our family). Another praise... her dad and step-mom came to our church yesterday for Senior Recognition. Shanda was so happy and excited to see them there. It is so wonderful to see them together and see how those walls are coming down!! Thank you all so much for interceeding on their behalf.

More praise... my back is feeling so much better. I am still "achey" but not in great pain. I know it is the prayers and rest that have helped!

Prayer request time - I have had 2 very dear friends lose their babies this weekend. Please lift up Kristen and Sarah. They are both heartbroken. This was Kristen's first baby and Sarah's second.

Have I told you all lately that I love you?? Well, I do and I thank you again for the prayers and love you all have shown me and my family.

Have an awesome day in the Lord!
Angela
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on May 18, 2009, 07:25:19 AM
Wonderful news Angela. To God be the glory!

In Chirst,
Linda
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Suzanne on May 18, 2009, 08:26:28 AM
What wonderful news, Angela! I will continue to keep you in my prayers & will lift up Kristen and Sarah in prayer. May God give them comfort to help them deal with their loss.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: PraiseGod13 on May 18, 2009, 03:02:33 PM
All praise to our God who heals...... our God who comforts those who mourn.... our God who loves all of us so much that He gave His own Son so that we can be with Him forever.... and our God who holds us in His arms and cares about every single detail of our lives.  Praying for each of you and your prayer requests.  In Him.... Judy
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: love2read on May 18, 2009, 04:37:45 PM
I've read through all the prayer requests and you are all in my prayers-especially Never. I just lost my baby so I understand the pain and the fear. We have decided to start trying again as soon as my cycle gets back on track. I hope we both get our miracles!

NYC, I'll be praying for you, losing a baby is so hard. Thanks for letting us know so that we can all be praying.

Lynn M
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: NYCKindleFan on May 18, 2009, 07:03:49 PM
Angela, I will pray for your two friends. I lost my baby on April 29th. It was my first too. The pain is great but every day it gets better thanks to my faith!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Neversleepsawink;) on May 18, 2009, 07:13:44 PM
I lost my angel on July 29th....and miscarried until 8/6.  I had a hard time....I know God pulled me through it.  Two weeks after I was released from the hospital...was so happy to be home.  :) 
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: NYCKindleFan on May 19, 2009, 06:38:10 AM
Please pray for me. I can't seem to stop crying. The pain of losing my baby, money worries, my husband's unemployment, the possibilty we may have to give up our home and move in with my in-laws (and they've made it clear our two cats are NOT welcome), and being generally overwhelmed with work to catch up on (I took a few weeks off to deal with my miscarriage) has all just come crashing down on me today. I suppose the fact that I had a 3 day migraine over the weekend and have been awake over 20 hours now because I'm too stressed out to sleep isn't helping. I know God never gives us more than we can handle but He's trusting me way too much right now. I still have my faith though.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Suzanne on May 19, 2009, 06:55:22 AM
You are in my prayers, NYC.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on May 19, 2009, 06:55:46 AM
I am praying for you now.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: lesedi on May 19, 2009, 07:40:36 AM
Ah, NYC, praying for you today. Hang in there. Know that you are being upheld in prayers and long distance hugs.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Andra on May 19, 2009, 07:50:20 AM
Lifting up Kristen and Sarah.  And NYC, praying for you and sending warm thoughts and hugs your way.  Try to let go of the things that are beyond your control and trust God.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Wheezie on May 19, 2009, 07:50:45 AM
NYC-
Many prayers for you.
Lettie
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on May 19, 2009, 08:15:53 AM
NYC praying for you and thinking of you.

Love,
Linda
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on May 19, 2009, 09:01:21 AM
NYC,

I have been going through back posts in the OYB thread and came across a lovely poem that our own Linda C-M wrote. Every time I read it, it lifts me up. I am sure Linda won't mind if I post it here for you and others to enjoy again.

My Secret Place


Sometimes when I am troubled, confused or feeling down
There's a secret place I go that helps get my feet back on the ground.
It doesn't take long to get there and I don't have to travel far, you see
It is the time I spend with Jesus and that secret place is anywhere I want it to be.

I can tell Him anything and not worry about what He will say
No matter what He hears, He will love me anyway.
Let me tell you about Jesus, He is a friend so strong and true
He does more for me than any other friend can do.

I know that sometimes it hurts when I I find out how many friends I really have
If the going gets tough only a few will stand their ground.
Some friends don't want to hear about Jesus and what He has done for me
I need to love them more and tell them of a wonderful gift that for anyone is free.

There are times when I don't know where to turn
Facing things that I deal with in this daily rat race.
Other times I feel so overwhelmed I feel the need to run
These are the times I take a deep breath and realize all I need to do is return to "my secret place."

Written by Linda Cannon-Mott
03/23/2003
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: SongbirdVB on May 19, 2009, 09:35:45 AM
I've been reading the posts here and am sending prayers, and hugs, to those that need them.  You will all be in my thoughts.

Vicki
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Kathy on May 19, 2009, 09:39:20 AM
Thinking and praying for everyone. NYC, I hope everything turns out for you.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: geoffthomas on May 19, 2009, 10:10:26 AM
NYC,
You are never alone.
HE is always with you.
And HE loves you.

just sayin.....
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Neversleepsawink;) on May 19, 2009, 12:48:05 PM
Please pray for me. I can't seem to stop crying. The pain of losing my baby, money worries, my husband's unemployment, the possibilty we may have to give up our home and move in with my in-laws (and they've made it clear our two cats are NOT welcome), and being generally overwhelmed with work to catch up on (I took a few weeks off to deal with my miscarriage) has all just come crashing down on me today. I suppose the fact that I had a 3 day migraine over the weekend and have been awake over 20 hours now because I'm too stressed out to sleep isn't helping. I know God never gives us more than we can handle but He's trusting me way too much right now. I still have my faith though.

God is with you.  All of us here are with you too in prayer.  Things will get better.  :)
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: love2read on May 19, 2009, 03:13:26 PM
NYC,

Just know that I am praying for you. Give yourself permission to cry and let the emotion out. I'm sure your body needs the release.

There is so much happening in your life right now. It all feels uncertain.

Just be sure to give yourself permission to also relax in God's loving arms. Let Him know how you feel. His shoulders are big enough to handle it and still comfort you.

I don't know what tomorrow will bring in any of the areas of your life right now but no matter what God will still be there and loving you more that you can imagine.

Lynn M
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: PraiseGod13 on May 19, 2009, 04:25:25 PM
NYC -
    We're all praying for you.  You said something in your thread that struck a chord with me.  Just like everyone else, I've been through some pretty rough times in my life.  At one very low time, I went to my girlfriend's house crying and crying.... and I told her that I have always been told that God will never give you more than you can handle.... but I was positive that He obviously had me confused with someone else.
     Years later, I was giving a talk at a Christian women's week-end retreat.... and I told them the story of that very low time in my life.  And I told them the saying about God never giving you more than you can handle.  But, as I was preparing that talk.... it was like God spoke to my heart.  And what I then realized is that when you hear that saying.... what it does is put all of the burden to handle things on you.... and that's not only too much of a burden, it's incorrect.  It puts us right in the middle of depending on ourselves which we're not supposed to do according to scripture.  What that saying really should be is:  God never gives you more than you AND HE can handle together.  We aren't supposed to try to handle things on our own..... we can't..... they're often too overwhelming and then we feel like a failure.  He wants us to rely on Him..... He is our strength and comfort.  You have so much to deal with right now.... but one thing I know for sure..... He lives within you and will never leave you.  I'm praying that His will will be done... that's what Jesus taught us to pray and He gave us that prayer for a reason.  We're claiming it for your life!!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Lynn on May 19, 2009, 05:04:16 PM
Also praying for all of you.

Lynn L
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Cindergayle on May 19, 2009, 05:58:20 PM
I will be having surgery on June 3rd. I would like to ask for your prayers. They would be greatly appreciated.


Cindy
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Neversleepsawink;) on May 19, 2009, 06:18:38 PM
I will be having surgery on June 3rd. I would like to ask for your prayers. They would be greatly appreciated.


Cindy

You are in my prayers.  :)
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: stitch on May 19, 2009, 06:26:53 PM
After reading and catching up on all the posts here, I just wanted to say that I will definately be keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers. 
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Anju No. 469 on May 19, 2009, 06:45:54 PM
Judy - that make so much more sense - you and HE - Thank you for your insight.

NY - we all are holding you and loving you and your husband.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Neversleepsawink;) on May 19, 2009, 07:51:20 PM
Ok my sister has a sick dog in the hospital.  He is 8 years old, and has a huge fatty tumor(not cancer, thank goodness) that decided to open itself up.  The surgery is going to cost $2,000.00 and money is really tight right now.  I won $100.00 on a $2 scratcher which I gave towards the bill...but that doesn't make a dent.  Please pray for Jake (my sisters dog).  Please pray that I will be able to find or raise the money needed to pay for his operation.  Thank you all in advance.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on May 19, 2009, 08:33:38 PM
I will be having surgery on June 3rd. I would like to ask for your prayers. They would be greatly appreciated.


Cindy

I will be praying for you Cindy and have noted the date on my prayer journal.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Andra on May 20, 2009, 06:34:29 AM
Praying for you and a successful surgery Cindy.
Praying for Jake that he will be able to have his surgery as well.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on May 20, 2009, 07:31:37 AM
Lifting you in prayer Cindy and also praying the funds will be available for Jake's surgery.

I noticed some new folks have dropped by. Welcome and thanks to all of you for your prayers!

Love,
Linda
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Cindergayle on May 20, 2009, 08:00:47 AM
I will be praying for Jake. As the owner of four dogs, I understand the expense. My chocolate lab torn her acl a couple a years ago and had to have an expensive surgery.  I was fortunate that our vet let me make payments. I hope Jake can have his surgery and all goes well.

Cindy
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Neversleepsawink;) on May 20, 2009, 09:35:11 PM
I will be praying for Jake. As the owner of four dogs, I understand the expense. My chocolate lab torn her acl a couple a years ago and had to have an expensive surgery.  I was fortunate that our vet let me make payments. I hope Jake can have his surgery and all goes well.

Cindy

Thank you.  His surgery went smooth.  He should be home tomorrow.  They said he did awesome!!! :)

Update: Okay I've only told my hubby and want to surprise my son tomorrow because it's his 7th bday with my special news.  I took a test today, and I'm with child.  My son Elijah told me tonight, "There is one thing I really want for my bday...a baby."  It was hard not to tell him tonight.  Please pray this baby is "sticky", after my miscarriage last year it's scary.  Thank you everyone for your prayers.  :)
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on May 20, 2009, 10:40:26 PM
Thank you.  His surgery went smooth.  He should be home tomorrow.  They said he did awesome!!! :)

Update: Okay I've only told my hubby and want to surprise my son tomorrow because it's his 7th bday with my special news.  I took a test today, and I'm with child.  My son Elijah told me tonight, "There is one thing I really want for my bday...a baby."  It was hard not to tell him tonight.  Please pray this baby is "sticky", after my miscarriage last year it's scary.  Thank you everyone for your prayers.  :)

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I am so happy for you!! I am praying and will continue to pray for you daily. I am sitting here in the dark grinning like a goof ball!!  ;D

Happy Birthday, Elijah!!

WOO HOO... Ok, I will calm down now! ;D :D ;D :D
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Neversleepsawink;) on May 20, 2009, 10:44:33 PM
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I am so happy for you!! I am praying and will continue to pray for you daily. I am sitting here in the dark grinning like a goof ball!!  ;D

Happy Birthday, Elijah!!

WOO HOO... Ok, I will calm down now! ;D :D ;D :D

I can't wait to tell the whole family.  ;D
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: SongbirdVB on May 21, 2009, 05:17:22 AM
Yay Never!!  I'm so happy for you.  Prayers for a sticky baby!  Your son will be thrilled, what perfect timing!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Wheezie on May 21, 2009, 06:51:52 AM
Never-
How WONDERFUL  :-*, what a blessing and the timing is impeccable.
Lots of prayers for a very "sticky" baby !!
Lettie
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Suzanne on May 21, 2009, 07:05:02 AM
Great news, Never!

You have been in my prayers daily for a "sticky" baby.  :-*
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on May 21, 2009, 07:17:06 AM
Please be in prayer for my cousin Ron and his family. Ron is a retired Vet and has been in chemo for lung and liver cancer. His latest scans show that the cancer has now spread throughout his brain and they are adding radiation treatments to the chemo. His wife Betty, is exhausted and they are still praying for a miracle. The doctors are not all that optomistic. I really hate to see them all suffering so.

Praise for me... I still had some mild pain/stiffness in my back when I got up this morning, but once I got to moving around there were NO SPASMS!! First day in nearly 2 weeks with no muscle spasms!! PTL!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on May 21, 2009, 08:11:26 AM
Great news about the baby!  :) I am so excited and was praying last night for you.

Angela praying for Ron & his family and praise the Lord that you are better.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Neversleepsawink;) on May 21, 2009, 09:58:06 AM
Thank you everyone...when I told my son this morning he started to do cart wheels...very cute.  He ran through the house saying "My mom is having a baby!"

Well we are off to Disneyland...according to the doctor I'm 4 weeks along.  My first OBGYN appt is set for June 17th.  Praying everything will be perfect.

I'm praying for everyone too.  :)
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on May 21, 2009, 10:04:26 AM
^^  ;D

Have fun today with Elijah!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: PraiseGod13 on May 21, 2009, 11:26:36 AM
Happy Birthday, Elijah!!  Awesome news Never!!!  You and that precious new baby-to-be will be in our prayers!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Anju No. 469 on May 21, 2009, 02:30:04 PM
Such wonderful news all around!  But I'm keeping the prayers going, no need to stop right now.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: NYCKindleFan on May 21, 2009, 02:45:03 PM
Thanks so much for the prayers everyone. I am feeling a lot better and I know your prayers helped!

Never, your news was painful to hear and joyful at the same time. I hope this time you get your blessing! I am not yet allowed to start trying again but when we are I will ask for your prayers that we are blessed as well! :)
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Kathy on May 21, 2009, 03:02:26 PM
Happy news Never. :) NYC, I'll keep you in my prayers. Angela, my mother died from the same cancer and it is a hard thing to watch. Good luck to cousin's family.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on May 21, 2009, 10:20:21 PM
Happy news Never. :) NYC, I'll keep you in my prayers. Angela, my mother died from the same cancer and it is a hard thing to watch. Good luck to cousin's family.

Thanks Kathy. I got an email from Betty tonight and it appears that they are calling the family in. Ronnie has so much swelling in his brain that he is incoherent now. Betty has a sister who is a retired nurse who will be arriving tomorrow to help out for the duration. I wish I was closer so I could go, but I am not allowed to ride in the car for more than shorts trips to the store and doctor right now. I will have to break the news to my mom tomorrow and it won't be easy. She has so few family members still alive. Please pray that if it is Ronnie's time that the Lord will take him quickly and painlessly.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Neversleepsawink;) on May 21, 2009, 11:11:07 PM
Thank you everyone!!! :D  I'm very excited.  Elijah had a wonderful birthday.  He told me his best present was me telling him I was pregnant.  :D He can't wait for his new baby brother or sister. 
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on May 21, 2009, 11:25:22 PM
Glad you had a great day and that Elijah is so excited! :D
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: geoffthomas on May 22, 2009, 08:32:02 AM
Thanks Kathy. I got an email from Betty tonight and it appears that they are calling the family in. Ronnie has so much swelling in his brain that he is incoherent now. Betty has a sister who is a retired nurse who will be arriving tomorrow to help out for the duration. I wish I was closer so I could go, but I am not allowed to ride in the car for more than shorts trips to the store and doctor right now. I will have to break the news to my mom tomorrow and it won't be easy. She has so few family members still alive. Please pray that if it is Ronnie's time that the Lord will take him quickly and painlessly.
Angela,
I DO believe that God is behind everything. We sometimes cannot see the reason for it. I know that there have been times that I still do not see His reason.  But then I don't need to.  So I suspect that it is His will that you are not able to be there.  Perhaps so that someone else can and will step up. 
My brother-in-law died of lung cancer. You are right it is tough. I was selfish and did not want to go be with him but circumstances allowed me to travel and to be at his bedside at the end.  It was hard but I guess God wanted me to "be there" for my sister and her children.
I will be in prayer for you and your cousin and his family. And especially pray for Ronnie and for God's will.
Please, please take good care of yourself.  Don't stress.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on May 22, 2009, 09:43:46 AM
Thanks for the prayers and encouragement, Geoff!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Suzanne on May 22, 2009, 09:53:19 AM
Angela, both you & your family are in my prayers. It's in God's hands now, where it should be. Blessings to you all.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Wheezie on May 22, 2009, 07:08:17 PM
Angela,
I am so sorry to be getting to you so late.  I have been tied up all day with mom at her nursing home. I will be praying for you and your family for your health (continued improvement) and your brother-in law. It is out of everyones hands but Gods.
Huggs  :-*
Lettie
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Anju No. 469 on May 23, 2009, 07:23:34 AM
Lettie - how are things going with you?
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Wheezie on May 23, 2009, 07:59:49 AM
Anju-
Thanks for asking. My mother is continuing to slowly decline mentally, but her most pressing problem is a sudden onset of macular degeneration (wet=the bad kind). She getting treatments for it but it is tough because she has always been a avid reader and she is having a really bad time accepting it.
My brother (ongoing saga) is still in and out of the hospital directly and indirectly due to his drug use. I have just accepted that as the new norm and status quo as far as he is concerned. He is 2 states away, and that is good or bad depending on how you look at it.
I am much better because I have given up trying to control any of it.  :)
Lettie
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Suzanne on May 23, 2009, 09:53:03 AM
Lettie, I am so sorry you have so much on your plate. As far as your mom, would should like a Kindle2 with text-to-speech? And with your brother, it seems the saying, Let go & Let God applies. Both my parents were alcoholics and it is an illness, both drug abuse or alcohol abuse. My own experience has been they will get help if and when they want it. In my case, they didn't.

I will be keeping you in my prayers.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on May 23, 2009, 12:03:59 PM
Lettie, I am lifting you and your family up in prayer!

Latest update on my cousin Ron: The doctors decided on Friday to suspend all treatments as they were causing more harm than help and recommended Hospice be called in. Betty said with this being a holiday weekend, she doesn't expect the Hospice people to show up until Tuesday. My mom is not taking this news well at all.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Neversleepsawink;) on May 23, 2009, 12:08:17 PM
Lettie, I am lifting you and your family up in prayer!

Latest update on my cousin Ron: The doctors decided on Friday to suspend all treatments as they were causing more harm than help and recommended Hospice be called in. Betty said with this being a holiday weekend, she doesn't expect the Hospice people to show up until Tuesday. My mom is not taking this news well at all.

I'm so sorry.  Everyone is in my prayers.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: PraiseGod13 on May 23, 2009, 06:28:02 PM
Praying for God's presence and comfort for each of you.  He never promised us that this life would be easy.... but He did promise to be with us when it isn't......
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on May 24, 2009, 06:25:56 AM
Keeping all of you in my prayers. His grace is sufficient...I have to remind myself of this.

Linda
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Anju No. 469 on May 24, 2009, 03:03:34 PM
Praying for God's presence and comfort for each of you.  He never promised us that this life would be easy.... but He did promise to be with us when it isn't......

I do like this - thanks
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on May 25, 2009, 08:53:37 AM
Hope you all are having a wonderful Memorial Day!

There has been no change with my cousin. There has however been a flare up with my back! I am finding myself back where I was Mothers' Day weekend. I can't stand without severe spasms. I did help Larry with the pool on Saturday. I didn't think I did all that much. All I did was use the net to remove some bugs and grass from the surface of the pool. I guess that was enough to aggravate the nerves. So, I am back on muscle relaxers and bed rest! I really need to be better by next weekend. Shanda will be graduating from HS and DD & gkids will be here.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: marianneg on May 25, 2009, 08:56:27 AM
Take care of yourself, Angela.  Sometimes we don't realize how our normal activities put stress on our bodies.  Take it easy.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Neversleepsawink;) on May 25, 2009, 09:50:02 AM
Hope you all are having a wonderful Memorial Day!

There has been no change with my cousin. There has however been a flare up with my back! I am finding myself back where I was Mothers' Day weekend. I can't stand without severe spasms. I did help Larry with the pool on Saturday. I didn't think I did all that much. All I did was use the net to remove some bugs and grass from the surface of the pool. I guess that was enough to aggravate the nerves. So, I am back on muscle relaxers and bed rest! I really need to be better by next weekend. Shanda will be graduating from HS and DD & gkids will be here.

Yikes!  I'm praying for spasms to vanish. 
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Anju No. 469 on May 25, 2009, 05:55:50 PM
ANGELA - QUIT IT!

Don't help!  READ! Relax! Breathe Deeply! Take care of yourself, and let Larry take care of you!!!!!

This is your Great Aunt Dona being a bossy fusspot!

BTW HUG!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on May 25, 2009, 08:02:40 PM
ANGELA - QUIT IT!

Don't help!  READ! Relax! Breathe Deeply! Take care of yourself, and let Larry take care of you!!!!!

This is your Great Aunt Dona being a bossy fusspot!

BTW HUG!

LOL... Yes Mam! I promise to take it easy!  ;D

Hugs right back at cha!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on May 26, 2009, 05:54:09 AM
Take care of yourself Angela!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Suzanne on May 26, 2009, 07:30:52 AM
Angela, don't make us come down there and beat you with a wet noodle!!!!  :D  Take it easy, please.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Anju No. 469 on May 26, 2009, 09:51:29 AM
Thanks for the back up Suzi  ;)
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on May 26, 2009, 12:43:41 PM
You guys are too funny!!  :D

I am feeling much better today. I was able to exercise for a bit yesterday in the pool (per doctor's instructions) and even slept last night without meds. Thanks for the prayers and wise counsel!! You all are great!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on June 01, 2009, 03:20:36 PM
Just a quick update... My cousin, Ron Goodson, went home to be with his Lord & Saviour last night. Thank you for your prayers. Please continue to pray for his wife Betty, 3 children, Ronn, Rhonda & Jeremy and their 2 grandchildren.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Lynn on June 01, 2009, 03:38:35 PM
Angela, My prayers are with your family.

Lynn L
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Wheezie on June 01, 2009, 03:39:43 PM
Angela,
I am so sorry for your loss. Lots of prayers and hugs for you & your family.
Lettie
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Sailor on June 01, 2009, 03:42:53 PM
Angela,

I am saddened by your's and your family's loss.  May the peace of God give all of you comfort at this trying time.

Sailor
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Anju No. 469 on June 01, 2009, 03:48:11 PM
condolences Angela
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: LDB on June 01, 2009, 03:58:58 PM
Sincere sympathy to you in your loss. I hope there is comfort in knowing how much better the place is where he's gone.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Neversleepsawink;) on June 01, 2009, 04:15:19 PM
Angela I'm praying for you and your family.  Sorry for your loss. 
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Kathy on June 01, 2009, 04:39:59 PM
Sorry to hear about your loss Angela. Thinking of you.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Suzanne on June 01, 2009, 04:44:28 PM
Angela, I am so sorry for your loss. You & your family will be in my prayers.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Cindergayle on June 01, 2009, 08:59:40 PM
Angela,

You and your family will be in my prayers.

Cindy
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: geoffthomas on June 02, 2009, 04:30:34 AM
Angela,
Nothing can make your loss feel better.
I am so sorry for you and your family.
He has gone home now and is at rest.
I will spend a little more time on my knees today.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Andra on June 02, 2009, 04:48:50 AM
Angela, my condolences to you and your family. I am praying for all of you.
Andra
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: mwvickers on June 02, 2009, 07:27:29 AM
I'm sorry to hear that, Angela.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: mwvickers on June 02, 2009, 07:29:02 AM
Please be praying for my wife.

She has had a somewhat rough pregnancy (everything has always worked out, but it's been stressful emotionally).  The doctor encouraged us to schedule an induction for this Thursday. 

Our baby is 39 weeks, and would be 40 next Monday, so she is fine. 

Please just pray that my wife has an easy labor and delivery. 
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on June 02, 2009, 07:37:59 AM
Angela so sorry to hear of your loss. Praying for you and your family at this difficult time.

Michael I will be praying for you, your wife and little Brianna. Keep us posted.

Praying for all of my OYB friends,
Linda
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: mwvickers on June 02, 2009, 07:51:24 AM


Michael I will be praying for you, your wife and little Brianna. Keep us posted.

Praying for all of my OYB friends,
Linda

Martin   ;)
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Suzanne on June 02, 2009, 09:40:50 AM
Martin, I'll be praying for your wife that she has an uneventful delivery & for wee Brianna. And also for you!  ;)
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Neversleepsawink;) on June 02, 2009, 10:36:29 AM
Please be praying for my wife.

She has had a somewhat rough pregnancy (everything has always worked out, but it's been stressful emotionally).  The doctor encouraged us to schedule an induction for this Thursday. 

Our baby is 39 weeks, and would be 40 next Monday, so she is fine. 

Please just pray that my wife has an easy labor and delivery. 

You and your family are in my prayers. 
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Sailor on June 02, 2009, 10:42:52 AM
Martin,

You and your family are in my prayers...may God allow your wife and daughter safety in their time of need.

Stay strong,

Sailor
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on June 02, 2009, 10:54:23 AM
Martin   ;)

I am DETERMINED to make you Michael!  :-[  Sorry!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: mwvickers on June 02, 2009, 11:11:01 AM
I am DETERMINED to make you Michael!  :-[  Sorry!

No need to apologize.  I think it's kind of funny (don't take that wrong).   :D

Thanks for the prayers, all.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Anju No. 469 on June 02, 2009, 02:21:05 PM
Martin - prayers for you and your wife and the baby!  Please don't forget to let us know how things go.

Pure positive thoughts are headed your way!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on June 03, 2009, 12:21:19 AM
Thank you everyone for your prayers. I seem to be asking for them so often lately. I thank God for you all.

My prayers are with you, Martin, and your sweet wife and that precious gift from God.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: marianneg on June 03, 2009, 05:36:53 PM
Please be praying for my wife.

She has had a somewhat rough pregnancy (everything has always worked out, but it's been stressful emotionally).  The doctor encouraged us to schedule an induction for this Thursday. 

Our baby is 39 weeks, and would be 40 next Monday, so she is fine. 

Please just pray that my wife has an easy labor and delivery. 

That's a little scary, I know.  I had an induction (went to the doctor on Tues., and she told me to go home and get my stuff and go to the hospital that night!), but it wasn't bad at all.  Not exactly what we'd planned, but we went home with our beautiful baby, so it all worked out :)
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Neversleepsawink;) on June 03, 2009, 06:03:38 PM
Same here, with my 7 year old they induced me....but nothing happened for almost 3 days.  They then told me I had to have C-Section.  I'm sure everything will be okay, and my son was/is perfect!!!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: NYCKindleFan on June 05, 2009, 12:31:53 AM
My husband and I have received the go ahead from the doctor to starting trying for another baby. We're happy but also scared to death. Please pray for us to receive another blessing!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: brianm on June 05, 2009, 03:29:50 AM
Sailor................. my thoughts are with you & your family at this critical time....

         Brian
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Leslie on June 05, 2009, 04:38:06 AM
Hi everyone,

I haven't ventured into this thread before -- hope you don't mind. I need some prayers for my dad. He's been confused for a few months now, but in the past few weeks, it has escalated to more anger and threatened violence, which is very scary for all of us, especially my mother. On Sunday, he tried to hurt himself but fortunately my son was there and able to intervene. He's in the hospital now so he is safe and being cared for but none of us know what lies ahead. I have to say, I never expected my father to develop what appears to be a fairly severe mental illness at the age of 84. Please send some healing prayers his way, he needs them now. He's at the Togus VA Hospital in Randolph, ME and his name is DeLancey.

Thanks,

Leslie
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: geoffthomas on June 05, 2009, 06:58:41 AM
I hope you all know that you are loved and His strength will suffice.
I will be in prayer for the individual requests that have been made and add my best wishes.
Just prayin....
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Wheezie on June 05, 2009, 07:58:09 AM
Leslie,
I am praying for you and your family.
Lettie
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Suzanne on June 05, 2009, 08:42:27 AM
Leslie, You, your dad & your family are all in my prayers now.

Let's keep Martin (mwvickers) and his wife & wee Brianna in our prayers. They started the induction yesterday. Hopefully, it's all done & everyone is fine & Martin and his wife are catching up on some rest.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Andra on June 05, 2009, 11:31:08 AM
I'm reading and catching up here.
Sending prayers for everyone.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: PraiseGod13 on June 05, 2009, 01:54:25 PM
Leslie.... I'm so glad that you came here and let us know about your dad.  He will be in my prayers.... and you will also, of course!  It's so hard to watch someone you love go through difficult times.... it has to be hard on your mom and all of you.  Please know that we care about you and your family very much..... and please keep us posted on how he's doing.     Judy
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Sailor on June 05, 2009, 02:18:51 PM
Sailor................. my thoughts are with you & your family at this critical time....

         Brian
Brian,

Thank you so much for your thoughts...we sure do need them. 

I am a basket case, I need prayer for my whole life before I self-destruct.

Thank you again,

Sailor
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on June 05, 2009, 07:07:49 PM
Leslie thanks for letting us know about your Dad. I am praying for him and the family. Please keep us posted.

Praying for you Sailor and also you and your hubby NYC.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on June 06, 2009, 05:41:17 AM
Kind thoughts and prayers are going up for everyone. 
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on June 06, 2009, 10:17:32 PM
Sue, I am praying for you and for the peace of mind and soul in the days/months ahead.


Leslie, I am so sorry to hear about your dad. I know how scarey this can be. I will be praying for him and for you and your mom as well.

Angela
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Sailor on June 07, 2009, 01:35:41 PM
I had some guy try to break in my house the night before last.  My dog's barking woke me up,  I thank God.

He also new my name.  Needless to say, I am not the same now.


Sailor 
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: lesedi on June 07, 2009, 04:34:47 PM
Oh Sailor - what a frightening time for you, especially that the perp knows your name!

Thankfully your dog let you know what was happening.

Do you know any police officers or other law enforcement types who could offer you advice about what to do next for your safety? (My sister retired recently after 29 years on Anaheim PD and is a treasure trove of helpful info).

For the care of your soul, I encourage you to pray the Psalms, (perhaps numbers 27 and 31 for starters?). We're praying for you as you deal with the practical stuff and the spiritual stuff. Take care.

Cherie
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on June 07, 2009, 04:37:06 PM
Sailor, I am so very sorry to hear that.  I agree with Cherie, talk to someone in security for some advice.  The fact that they knew your name is not good.  You did not recognize them? 
I will definitely keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Leslie on June 07, 2009, 04:37:19 PM
Everyone, thanks for your kind words. All your prayers are appreciated. We need them. My poor father gets more confused every day.

Sailor, that is absolutely horrible. I have a terrible fear of home invasions. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I don't think I pray as hard as some of the folks on this thread, but I try.

L
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Wheezie on June 07, 2009, 04:46:11 PM
Sailor,
I know you must be frightened. I would definitely speak to police or security regarding your safety. I would look into a alarm system. Even a basic one provides some peace of mind. 
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on June 07, 2009, 04:48:38 PM
My aunt had her broke into right after my uncle passed away.  I don't think it was a coincidence.  She invested in a security system.  I'm not sure what the initial cost was, but I think it's about $15.00 a month.  She does not have a dog, and I pointed out that it would cost more than $15 to own a dog, and she does not have to scoop any poop out of her yard.
Anyway, something to think about.  You cannot put a price on your safety.
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: mwvickers on June 07, 2009, 05:12:34 PM
Just an update for everyone. 

Brianna Michelle was born at 5:45 p.m. on Thursday, June 4.  She weighed 6 lbs. 4 oz., and she is 19 inches long. 

Chrissy was induced at 1:00 a.m.  At 8:45 a.m. (roughly), the doctor came in and broke her water and increased her pitocin drip.  At that point, her contractions started coming about every 2 minutes, and this continued until she delivered.  She did not have an epidural, and the only medication she took was two doses of "nu bane" (or something like that).  All that did was help her rest between contractions, and take the edge off a little (but not much).  She only pushed for about 15-20 minutes (if that long) before the baby was out.  May I just say that she is my hero! 

Both Chrissy and Brianna are well.  We are back home now.  As soon as I get caught up on some sleep (I've been getting more at home than in the hospital), I will post some pictures. 

Thanks for your prayers, all.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Wheezie on June 07, 2009, 05:22:40 PM
Martin,
How WONDERFUL! I know that you are thrilled and relieved. What a blessing for you and your family.
Thank you for checking in with the update. PICTURES please when you get some rest.
Lettie
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: lynninva on June 07, 2009, 05:25:25 PM
Congratulations, Martin!  It is so wonderful to witness the miracle of the birth of a child.

You & Chrissy need to try to rest when you can.  The little babies don't go as long between meals.  But it is better to be home all together than in the hospital.  I will be praying that Brianna will be a healthy & happy baby and that you will all adjust well to your new life.

Sailor, I will be praying for your safety and that you can rest in God and get some sleep also.

Leslie, I will be praying for your dad's healing and for your family as you seek the best options for his care.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on June 07, 2009, 05:26:15 PM
Martin, congratulations to you and your new family.   Thank you so much for updating.  We have been questioning each other about the outcome, if anyone had heard from you.  Yes, please, pics when you get a chance.
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on June 07, 2009, 05:28:43 PM
Martin, some of the folks would like for you to start a thread in Not Quite Kindle for those who do not come to this thread and would miss your wonderful announcement.  I know you're busy, so just when you get a minute or so.
thanks,
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Leslie on June 07, 2009, 05:32:49 PM
Martin, what wonderful happy news! A good long labor but a happy outcome, that's what is needed. Thanks for sharing and I am so happy for both of you. Enjoy Brianna, having a new baby is the most wonderful thing in life.

Hugs to you,

L
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Anju No. 469 on June 07, 2009, 05:52:21 PM
Martin - Congratulations and Happiness for all three of you!  How wonderful, and thank you for letting us know.  Looking forward to pictures.

Sailor, the fact he knew your name bothers me a whole lot.  Like everyone has said, talk to someone about your security.  You are going to have to post every day somewhere on the KB or we will all get very worried about you.  Prayers help but action also helps.

Leslie - Sorry about your Dad, it is very tough to go through.  You may think you don't pray as much as we do, but one prayer is all that is needed to be heard.  Just having you here is a blessing to all of us.

Angela - are you behaving?  Or do I need to get your Great Aunt to talk to you again?
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Suzanne on June 07, 2009, 08:28:12 PM
Martin, CONGRATULATIONS!!! Oh, what a blessing in your life!!! I'm so glad everyone is well. We will all be looking forward to pictures of wee Brianna. After all, she has many cyber-aunts and uncles!

Sailor, I will be praying for your safety. Please, please speak to someone at the police about what is best for you to do. And please consider a security system. Is it your house or an apartment?

Leslie, I have been praying daily for you & your family. Please hang in there. It must be terribly difficult for all of you.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on June 07, 2009, 09:22:28 PM
Wow, Sailor, how scarey!! I am praying for you and your safety.

Congrats Martin and Chrissy! Can't wait to see pictures of Brianna! :D

Yes, Aunty Anju... I am being a good girl and taking care of myself. I have been exercising in the pool and wearing my shoes (with good support) instead of walking barefoot on my tile floors! I am still having some pain, but it is bearable and getting better!!  ;)

Still praying for you and your dad, Leslie.

Thanks you all of you for your continued prayers for me and my family. Love you guys!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Leslie on June 08, 2009, 03:57:12 AM
My husband drove my mother up to see my father yesterday. He's still very confused. He thinks he's on a ship, in NJ, on Long Island, at a country club...anywhere but where he really is. I am trying hard not to get depressed. My mom is supposed to talk to the psychologist today so hopefully she'll get more information about what is going on.

Thanks for your continued thoughts and prayers. I really appreciate it. It helps to know that people are thinking about us.

L
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on June 08, 2009, 07:01:33 AM
Martin congratulations to you and Chrissy! She should be your hero.  :) Can't wait to see pics of little Brianna. The miracle of birth, doesn't get any better than that.  It's A Girl!!!

Sailor please be careful and keep us posted. I am very concerned that the guy knows your name. Scary stuff.

Leslie continuing to pray for you, your Dad and the family.

I ask that all of you please continue to pray for my daughter, Krystal. Please pray for my grandchildren, Dillan is 14 and Lexy is 9 and also pray for my son in law Byron. I have been too shocked and embarrassed to give any details previously. Krystal left home November 4th, she abandoned my grandkids and her husband. I know she is safe and is now in Maine. I have no explanation nor do I understand. She was a loving, wonderful mother. It has been a roller coaster ride for all of us. Initially I was in shock and depressed. Life goes on and I have to say God continues to bless us even in times of trial and tribulation. If it were not for Him, Jay, my faith, family and friends including my OYB group I could not have made it. Please continue to pray.

Linda
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Sailor on June 08, 2009, 07:08:27 AM
Thank you for the prayers, I need them right now.  Yes, it is scary and I am terrified.  I am doing the best on my end to find out/stop who ever this jerk is.  I will be using all the advice given here.

I will be sure to report in daily either on the good morning thread or here.

Thank you again for the prayers,

Sailor
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: lesedi on June 08, 2009, 08:48:37 AM
Praying this morning with thanksgiving and intercession.

Sailor, thanks for checking in. Our prayers continue for you.

Leslie, praying for your parents and the rest of your family and for clarity for the psychologist. Blessings come in many forms. Just keep breathing.

Martin, congratulations on the birth of your daughter! Her life will be a blessing for many.

Please pray for me. This is my final week of pastoring this church and I begin retirement in 7 (seven) days! It looks to be an intense week and I need wisdom as I prepare the final sermon. My emotions are widely varied. Thanks.

Cherie
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Suzanne on June 08, 2009, 09:26:29 AM
Linda, I will be praying for your daughter & your entire family. I cannot imagine what you all are going through.

Cherie, you will be in my prayers that God puts just the right words in your mouth for your final sermon. (And also that God helps you keep it together so you don't break down during the sermon.) I'm sure He will guide you to say the right thing.

Leslie, have they done any testing on your dad? The reason I ask is, my father-in-law has been exhibiting hostile behavior during the past year. His family doctor had him undergo an MRI a few months ago. The MRI showed that he his suffering from degenerative brain disease. There is no cure, but at least we now know what the story is and it's helping us cope.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: PraiseGod13 on June 08, 2009, 10:12:24 AM
Kongratulations Martin & Chrissy!!!  What wonderful news..... a new life is such a blessing!!

Sailor.... I'm praying for you and your safety.  Remember, you are never alone.... God is always right there with you and He will be with you through this.  Taking the extra steps for your safety are essential..... please keep us updated and know you are being lifted up in prayer at this very frightening time for you.

Leslie.... we're praying for your dad and the rest of your family too.... and for wisdom for the doctors as they work to help him. 

Linda.... all of this has to be so hard on you.  Please remember that even when you don't understand.... God is still in control.  It's so hard as a parent to see your child struggling.... making choices we don't understand.  I have that with two of my sons and all I can do is put them in God's hands and pray.... and then pray some more.  I try to remember that even when I don't understand.... God does and I need to trust Him even more.

Cherie.... praying for you and this next stage of your life.  God will give you the right words for your sermon and don't worry about showing the emotions.... those are God-given too.

Angela.... we're happy to hear that you're behaving yourself and doing a little better.  We pray that you'll continue to improve!

Much love to all of you..... be blessed today!!     Judy
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Leslie on June 08, 2009, 10:31:13 AM

Leslie, have they done any testing on your dad? The reason I ask is, my father-in-law has been exhibiting hostile behavior during the past year. His family doctor had him undergo an MRI a few months ago. The MRI showed that he his suffering from degenerative brain disease. There is no cure, but at least we now know what the story is and it's helping us cope.

Yes, he had an MRI and neurologist consult back in February. They said everything was "normal." Well, obviously it isn't. I think much of this is related to diabetes. Studies are starting to be published reporting brain changes in late-stage diabetes. I think whatever is going on is not curable but like you said, if we can get to a place where we can all cope, that would be helpful.

After my mom and husband visited yesterday, apparently he was very agitated for a long, long time into the evening. The psychologist sort of suggested that maybe we shouldn't visit for a week or so...which is also very hard but will maybe give us all a brief respite to try to get ourselves into a more emotionally stable place. I know I have been having a hard time today.

L
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Anju No. 469 on June 08, 2009, 11:18:31 AM
You will have hard times Leslie, but try to remember we are all here for you and holding you and your family in our hearts.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Leslie on June 08, 2009, 11:28:08 AM
You will have hard times Leslie, but try to remember we are all here for you and holding you and your family in our hearts.

Thank you so much...

L
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: geoffthomas on June 08, 2009, 12:00:36 PM
Sailor - I pray God keeps his hand upon you and defends you from all harm. You know we care for you.
Leslie - His strength will help you deal with this. We pray for your father-in-laws health and well-being.
Martin - As I have said elsewhere, God's Joy in our live is made manifest in the gift he makes to us of HIS children. Cherish them, knowing that they are His.
Angela - keep following the doctor's orders and please keep us informed as to your progress.
Linda - Oh how my heart breaks for you. We always feel enormous pain when we worry about our children and their well-being.  As in the remarks to Martin, God gives us His children to take care of but he never stops "fathering" them. So His hand is on her and your grandchildren too.
Cherie - You know far better than we do that if you open yourself to Him, He will direct you.

I pray to Him that He makes His WILL known to all of us and I know that he will give us the strength to do His Will.  We just have to choose to.

Just prayin.....
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on June 08, 2009, 01:01:39 PM
What a blessing all of you are to me! I have cried today because of the prayers and kind words from friends I've never physically met.

I hesitated for 7 months before I posted what was going on. I asked for prayers but could not come clean about any details. I felt guilty wondering what I did wrong and then I felt shame for the decision someone I would give my life for had made. I have to hold on to the fact that I know God loves Krystal more than I do and everything happens according to His will. I want my daughter safe but my main concern now are my grandbabies. I am 13 hours from them which makes it more difficult.

There is good to come from every adversity and I look back at myself and how easy it is to judge someone negatively when we are not walking in their shoes. It doesn't matter how close our walk with God is, it is human nature to be so quick to judge others. I have been so guilty of that over the years. Don't ever take for granted that something could or would never happen to you because it can.

Thanks to all of you. I am continuing to pray for everyone in this group.

Linda
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Pawz4me on June 08, 2009, 01:03:50 PM
Continued prayers for everyone . . . .
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Anju No. 469 on June 08, 2009, 02:26:34 PM
Geoff - you have such a wonderful way with words and you have said everything so eloquently!  Thank you for reading my heart for me and passing on your thoughtful words.

Linda - like I told Leslie - you are in our hearts and our prayers.  Let Go and Let God is a good thought to remember.  Sometimes you need to remind God that he needs to "take" it from you because you have such a tight hold.

This is such a caring group and I am so glad Leslie sent me to KBs and Harvey let us have this little corner.

Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on June 08, 2009, 02:40:27 PM
Sailor, I am so glad you said you would check in daily.  I know you have a lot of things on your mind, but I'm sure many of us here would be wondering if we didn't hear from you for a day or two. 

Leslie, take this next week to catch your breath.  I'm sure you're going to need more energy for the weeks to come.  As everyone else has said, we're all here to listen and support.

Linda, I have always said we can't really know what is going on in other people's lives.  Even as a mother it is very hard to know everything that goes in our adult children's lives and homes.  If my mom could have I'm sure she would have wrapped bubble wrap around me to protect me from everything I've went through.  The problem is I would not have grown.  I'm very very sorry you're having such a hard time.  My thoughts are absolutely with you.

deb

Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on June 08, 2009, 09:14:11 PM
I have to echo Linda's sentiments about this group. I have come to think of you as part of my family and know that I can depend on you all to surround me with love and prayer... even when I don't ask!

Linda, I have been praying for your daughter ever since you first asked and now will be praying more specifically. Please don't blame yourself or feel ashamed. We are here for you.

Leslie, I will be praying that the Lord gives you peace of mind and quiet rest these next few days so that you have the strength you need for what lies ahead. I have been (and still am) where you are with my own dad and I know what a struggle it can be. The hardest part for me was accepting the dad I have now.

Cherie, I am excited for you and your upcoming retirement and will be praying for you as you make this strange and emotional change in your life!

Thanks again to all of you for your words of encouragement. I am in Houston for the next couple of days. Larry is having oral surgery tomorrow in preparation for a dental implant. He is kind of nervous about it, so I decided to make the drive to be here and take care of him. I am bit achy from the drive, but nothing that a muscle relaxer won't take care of.

If I don't get time to check in tomorrow, know that I am lifting you all in prayer. Have a wonderful Tuesday in the Lord!
Angela
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on June 09, 2009, 07:40:15 AM
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This devotion book is free  :) not sure how long it will be and wanted all of you to have an opportunity to get it. I know it will be a blessing.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: rshives on June 09, 2009, 07:53:14 AM
I don't post much here but I keep all of you in my prayers every night.  I hope everyone has a great day and that God blesses you all.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Neversleepsawink;) on June 09, 2009, 10:08:58 AM
I'm back from vacation, and I have a long list of you in my head that I'm praying for.  Congrats on the new bundle of joy.  :)
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on June 09, 2009, 10:13:23 AM
Just a quick update. Larry is had his first oral surgery this morning. We left the apartment at 7:30am and I finally got him back and safely tucked in about 30 minutes ago. He is sleeping soundly (and loudly, he is snoring something fierce)!  ;)  He has lots of pain meds, antibiotics and such that I will be monitoring for him. He thinks he is going back to work tomorrow, but the nurse was talking like he would be home for the next 3 days. ??  Guess we will wait and see what tomorrow brings. Thanks for the prayers.

Later!
Angela
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Andra on June 09, 2009, 12:45:09 PM
I have the list of prayer requests written down and am praying for everyone.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Sailor on June 09, 2009, 01:15:53 PM
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This devotion book is free  :) not sure how long it will be and wanted all of you to have an opportunity to get it. I know it will be a blessing.
I just picked this devotional up, it's a 17.99 price book.  Wow.  Now if I can find my Kindle, it has been lost for about 1 month now, I can't find where I put it, I can start reading it.

Thank you for all the prayers, I sure do need them. More things are going on here, so I am locked in my house and not leaving!

I am also praying for our group here.  God will prevail in All things!

Sailor
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Leslie on June 09, 2009, 06:34:38 PM
Thank you all for your support and prayers. You don't know how much I appreciate it.

Dad has not been eating or drinking well, so now he is dehydrated. They are transferring him to a medical unit. Will he get better care there? Who knows? It all points up that he is complexly ill and it also shows how much work my mother has been doing to keep him home and healthy for so long. She is very depressed that he is not home -- as she says, the house is empty and she misses him so much -- and she keeps saying, "I knew something would happen but I didn't think it would happen this way." We are all upset and have no clue what is next for us. Like they say, one day at a time. That is what we are trying to do.

Thanks for your support and prayers, everyone. You don't know how much I appreciate it. Every time I read this thread I start crying. Well, I'm emotional. :-)

L
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Cindergayle on June 09, 2009, 06:51:33 PM
Leslie,

I will be praying for you and your family. My Dad lived at home with us for two years while suffering from Alzheimers I know that it is very difficult to have a sick parent.


Cindy
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on June 10, 2009, 05:53:14 AM
I spent my commute to work this morning praying for everyone in this wonderful group and for specific individual needs of those asking for prayer. I thanked God for everyone and the way He led us to be together which is awesome when you think about it. We have never met but through our love of God we have grown to love each other. We are a family and I think that is amazing. This group blesses me everyday.

Leslie my heart goes out to you during this difficult time.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. Acknowledge Him in all ways and He will make your paths straight.  Proverbs 3: 5-6
Linda
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: mwvickers on June 11, 2009, 09:20:19 AM
Please be praying for Brianna.  She went to her hearing test today, and she failed it.  The doctor said that this can happen, and that it is not uncommon.  We take her back when she is a month old to test again.  She was very fussy, so I pray it was just a fluke.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on June 11, 2009, 09:26:39 AM
Absolutely we will be praying for Brianna. 
Try not to worry about it.  I know, better said than done. 
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Suzanne on June 11, 2009, 09:43:58 AM
Brianna will be in my prayers, Martin, as will both you & your wife.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Neversleepsawink;) on June 11, 2009, 10:12:27 AM
Brianna is in my prayers, along with you and your wife.  I'm sure all will work out. 
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on June 11, 2009, 10:29:33 AM
Martin, praying for you, Chrissy and Brianna.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: geoffthomas on June 11, 2009, 11:27:36 AM
Martin,
As you know, she is made in the image and likeness of God, so there can be nothing "wrong" with her. But we will pray for her well-being and for God's will (which we know is for her to be what she is - a beautiful child with loving parents). 
I agree with the rest, it is surely a temporary thing. Children have all kinds of "things" that they grow out of.

In His name we pray.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on June 11, 2009, 06:08:15 PM
Martin, my prayers are with you, Chrissy and Brianna.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Cindergayle on June 11, 2009, 10:30:03 PM
Martin,

I will be praying for Brianna. I hope that all goes well.

Cindy
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Leslie on June 12, 2009, 04:31:31 PM
Hi everyone,

My father is still on the medical unit. They are trying to stabilize him. The bad news is that he has been diagnosed with some form of Alzheimer's disease. My mother didn't remember the name but said it is something unusual in that he has hallucinations. The worse news is that they think he probably won't be able to go home -- he'll need to go to some sort of care facility when he gets well enough to be discharged from the hospital. Who knows when that will be. My mother is very upset and worried about money. I am upset and worried about everything. I am also worried about my daughter, how she is doing in school, getting her out of junior year successfully...they talk about "the sandwich generation" and I really feel like that in the space of three weeks, I have become a stomped-upon PB&J. Geoff, you say that God has a plan. Really? I am having a hard time imagining what it is right now.

L
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Suzanne on June 12, 2009, 06:30:22 PM
Leslie, I'm so sorry to hear about the diagnosis. My mother-in-law had Alzheimer's and she hallucinated a lot. She also told wild stories. We just went along with everything. It was the only compassionate & loving thing we could do, to our way of thinking.

Since it is Alzheimer's, it does seem necessary that he be in a facility for his own safety. Hopefully, you will find a nice place that you can afford.

Please try not to blame God for this. I don't know where you are as a Christian or if you are a Christian, but it is through the sin of Adam that sickness & death came to the human race. We all will die eventually; that is our legacy from Adam. Some will die sooner than others. My nephew died of leukemia when he was only 12. I don't blame God for this. We are all Adam's children and thus have sickness & death in our lives.

I will pray for you, your dad & your family to get through this difficult time.

Love, Suzi
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Sailor on June 12, 2009, 07:01:57 PM
I have read all our prayer requests and am praying for God to touch each and every one of us with His warm and loving arms wrapped tightly around us to keep us safe.  For His healing words to be softly spoken into our ears, ever so gently.  And His love to shield us from all swords that are thrown against us.

Sailor
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on June 12, 2009, 07:09:27 PM
Leslie, I am so very sorry.  It is so very hard to deal with aging parents.  The role reversal is incredibly hard.  There is absolutely nothing I can say that will help.  Just know that you have friends who care and are thinking of you.
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Lynn on June 12, 2009, 07:16:43 PM
Sailor- very nicely put. I am thinking of each of us daily and praying for comfort and support for us all.

Lynn L
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Sailor on June 12, 2009, 09:23:58 PM
Immediate prayers needed!

I have an online friend named Stu who lives in Virginia.  He is contemplating killing himself right now, he has put a gun in his mouth and is PMing me on this.  I am trying to calm him down the best I can.

His thinks his fiancé is cheating, he will have to spend 1-2 months of nights in jail for something he wasn't responsible for and he has had it with life.

I don't know his phone number, or his address, or his last name, so I can't call anyone...and we haven't any mutual friends that I might contact.

Please pray that I can talk him out of this with the right words tonight, I think it's going to be a long night for me, and him both.

Sailor
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Sailor on June 12, 2009, 09:53:23 PM
Stu isn't answering back.  It shows he sent the last PM at 9:10pm and his online status shows him in his PM box at that time, so this was the last PM sent.  We share personal 'stuff' going on in our lives every night, so I saw that 'something' would be coming to a head soon with him, he has been troubled for months now.

I am scared.  With him contemplating suicide, and me not able to talk to him, I have to pray and rely on God to intervene in his life.

I pray Stu doesn't do/or has done, anything foolish tonight.  I would feel so guilty for not being able to stop it if he does.

Sailor
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Cindergayle on June 12, 2009, 10:06:51 PM
Leslie,

I am very sorry to hear about your father's diagnosis. I have been through this disease with my own Dad. It is a terrible disease. As I mentioned in my other post, we were able to keep him at home with us for two years while he had this disease. He had a stroke and later had to stay at a nursing home for about a month before dying. While he was at home with my husband and myself, sometimes things were very stressful. Most of the time things went as well as could be expected. My husband was great with my Dad. I was very fortunate to have such great help. I know that there are money worries as well. I will be praying for you and hoping you all the best.

Cindy
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Sailor on June 13, 2009, 12:51:36 AM
I've been talking with Stu for hours now, since my last post he finally got back to me and we just ended talking.  This young man (27 y.o.) is pretty bad off, he was putting the gun in his mouth but the sight on the end of the barrel was hitting his teeth and he couldn't get the right angle, then wanted to go under his chin, or through the forehead...it was terrible that someone could be so far down in life to not want to live it any longer.

I got him to cry, let some of the pain out, and finally he said he was going to bed to try to sleep.  I feel comfortable that he won't do anything tonight.

Thank you for anyone that was able to pray with me tonight, I sure needed an army of angels with me as I tried to console Stu.  My heart goes out to him in his deep pain.

Sailor
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: geoffthomas on June 13, 2009, 05:52:42 AM
Sailor,
I am so sorry for Stu and am in prayer for him.
But I am also sorry for you.  This is an extraordinary burden for you.  So know that I will pray for you continuously. Yeah I will pinch myself every now and then and say a quick prayer all day.  So that you will be comforted in this.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Sailor on June 13, 2009, 09:57:28 AM
Thank you, Geoff, for your prayers.  Stu does appear to have a slightly better grasp on today.  He's still down, but able to be at work today, half a day; I just worry about when he gets home, alone. 

This only makes me wonder how many people are out there, and on our boards here, that are holding so much pain inside but haven't anyone to talk to.  Maybe just that kind word we give at the oppertune moment may be that person's reason to continue on with life just one more day...

Sailor
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Anju No. 469 on June 13, 2009, 12:32:52 PM
Sailor - you and your friend are in my heart.  It is difficult at night, but if Stu can get through tonight, maybe tomorrow will be better.  He is so lucky to have a friend in you to try to help him through this.  But remember you are not responsible for his actions, only your own and if you try that is all you can do.

Leslie - This is a very difficult situation for you.  My mother had severe dimentia, but not alzheimers, for which I was thankful.  But you are now the Mother and have to be the strong one.  Just know we are all here for you and sending you our best prayers and thoughts.

As for all the rest of you you are still in my daily (frequently throughout the day) prayers for strength and guidance and healing.  Because I know if I need you you will be there for me.

Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Neversleepsawink;) on June 14, 2009, 11:06:18 AM
Everyone is in prayers. 

Sailor sorry you had to go through this.  Through H/S I dealt with 3 friends attempting to kill themselves, 2 on the phone, 1 in person.  It's really hard to have to see your friends giving up on life, and very scary.  I can say all 3 friends are living very happy lives today.  I'm so glad I talked them out of throwing their beautiful lives away.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on June 14, 2009, 04:28:25 PM
Praying for all of you.

Linda
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: lesedi on June 14, 2009, 05:41:44 PM
Adding my prayers to all the others. I recall Mother Teresa's comment in response to the saying "God never gives us more than we can handle" with something to the effect that "God's sense of this is very different than mine."

Leslie - may God give you the strength to take one breath after another and wisdom for each moment. You are in the crucible right now. It will not be easy, but the triune God accompanies you at every moment. And you continue in our prayers.

Sailor - the Spirit promises to give you the words to speak and the wisdom needed for each conversation with your beloved friend. May God give him a new hope, a new vision for his life.

Praise report from my end. My retirement party went very well, as did this morning's service. Mercy, I do so love the people in this congregation and serving each of the 200+ people Holy Communion was my way of saying "goodbye" to them. I am so very grateful that God sent me here! Now, on to the next chapter... Thanks for your prayers and kind thoughts.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on June 15, 2009, 07:23:08 AM
Cheri, what a blessing to read your praise report. You have so been in my thoughts and prayers for the last week. I thought about you many times over the weekend and lifted you in prayer. I felt it would be an emotional time but I knew our loving Father would speak through you. I can not think of a better way to say "good bye" than through Holy Communion.

May God continue to bless you as you start a new chapter in your life. Thanks to you for reaching out to and ministering to me. You are such a blessing in my life as all my friends in the OYB group. I hope you will continue to hang out here with us.

Linda
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: sjc on June 15, 2009, 08:01:34 AM
Wow! I just stumbled on to this thread and read through the posts.  Through my tears I've realized three things:

1.  There's nothing like the power of prayer.
2.  We all have our crosses to bear.  Every time I feel down about my parents, I know that there is    someone else in a similar or worse situation.
3.  Knowing that others truly care and are praying for you is very uplifting.  These boards are amazing...they may have started because of the Kindle but have ignited something far beyond just talking about an e reader. I'm grateful and proud to be a part of this community.

You all know that my mother is battling breast cancer (post double mastectomy). What I haven't told you is now as of 3 weeks ago my father had to have 5 stents put into his heart.  We found out accidentally, that his heart is swollen to twice its normal size and the Drs. think that he may have already suffered several heart attacks.  It is destroying his spirit not to be able to work in his garden and to have us take shifts to cut his lawn.  There is such a sadness in him now.  He's lost his spark.  He's not the type to sit still. 

What's worse for me (not that I am complaining), is now I really run around.  Dad would pick up the slack for me with mom.  He'd run to the store, fill in taking her to appointments.  Now I am doing everything plus working.  Though, I'd rather run around like a chicken and still have them both.  Who knows...maybe I'll drop a couple of pounds.  Thanks for your prayers. 
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on June 16, 2009, 05:46:37 AM
Glad you stumbled upon us SJC. Welcome! I have been praying for your Mom for many months now but was unaware of your Dad. I will be lifting you in prayer along with your parents. I know God will provide the strength and courage needed as the roles are reversed and you become the care giver.

Feel free to come for prayers and support. This is a wonderful group and God has certainly made His presence known here.

Linda
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: sjc on June 16, 2009, 06:28:53 AM
Thanks...you humble me and keep me grounded.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: lesedi on June 16, 2009, 07:25:40 AM
Linda,

Thank you for your prayers this past weekend!

It was a wonderful time in every way possible - the only thing that could have been better was if my late mother were still alive and present. The party on Friday night was full of laughter and tears and a Skype connection with a close friend in South Africa! Saturday was filled with good food, wine tasting, and much laughter with my extended family.

I had wrestled with the sermon for weeks, getting nowhere for weeks. I prayed long and hard on Saturday night, got up at 6am on Sunday morning  to write and then it came together. My Bishop was present and told me it hit the right message and tone for what it needed to do - to remind them that God's mission does not change when the leader changes and to offer personal thanks. The choir sang my favorite anthem and then sang an anthem they had commissioned to be written on my honor - I Have Called You by Name, based on Is. 43 - it is one of my favorite Scriptures. Of course I cried at various points. They cried too.

It was a blessed, lovely weekend and I am so thankful for that. Praise God!

Now I would ask prayers for a beloved parishioner, Betty, who is in the hospital on "Comfort Care". She is a wonderful, deeply faithful woman who has done mighty works in God's realm and is ready to go "home to God and to Frank (her late husband)".

Prayers for all continue.

Cherie
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Kathy on June 16, 2009, 08:22:21 AM
Back from vacation and catching up. I have everyone in my thoughts and prayers. Hope everyone is doing OK.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on June 16, 2009, 10:58:38 AM
Back from vacation and catching up. I have everyone in my thoughts and prayers. Hope everyone is doing OK.

Welcome back Kathy! Hope you are relaxed and had a nice time.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: rho on June 16, 2009, 11:46:36 AM
Adding my prayers to all the others. I recall Mother Teresa's comment in response to the saying "God never gives us more than we can handle" with something to the effect that "God's sense of this is very different than mine."


I have at times said that "God never gives us more than we can handle" followed by "Lord I wish you didn't have so much faith in me"

Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on June 16, 2009, 02:13:35 PM
Cherie - So glad to hear a report on your retirement "send off!" The best is yet to come!

Kathy - welcome home!

SJC - I am so glad you stumbled across this thread. You are welcome to hang out here at anytime and know that we are praying for you and yours.

Lesli - I am still lifting you in prayer daily. I am dealing with alzheimer's with my dad and the beginnings of dementia with my mom so I can relate to what you are going through. There are still times I think I am not ready to be the parent to my parents, but as was mentioned in an earlier thread, God will not give us more than we can handle. There have been times in my life that I thought I was taking right to the breaking point, but He has always carried me through and each time I have come out the other side stronger and better.

I haven't been able to be online as much as I would like. I am not sure if my problems are internet related or if it is computer related, but I have been having trouble connecting to the internet and posting. Even when I am not here, I am still thinking of you all and praying. Love you and God Bless your week!  :)
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: lesedi on June 16, 2009, 05:28:56 PM
rho - your quote is much closer to Mother Teresa's words than mine. Thanks!

Prayers continue for all.

Cherie
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Neversleepsawink;) on June 16, 2009, 09:47:46 PM
Hi, I am asking everyone to please pray for my baby.  Tomorrow is my first appt with my OBGYN and I'm praying everything will be great.  I'm so nervous due to having a miscarriage last July.  Please pray that my little bean is healthy.  :)
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on June 16, 2009, 10:44:41 PM
Hi, I am asking everyone to please pray for my baby.  Tomorrow is my first appt with my OBGYN and I'm praying everything will be great.  I'm so nervous due to having a miscarriage last July.  Please pray that my little bean is healthy.  :)

My prayers will be with you tomorrow!  :)
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Pawz4me on June 17, 2009, 04:23:19 AM
My prayers will be with you tomorrow!  :)

Mine, too!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on June 17, 2009, 05:25:48 AM
Sending good thoughts your way and praying for you and the precious life you are carrying Neversleepsawink. Will be waiting to hear how the appointment goes.

Linda
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: lesedi on June 17, 2009, 06:39:19 AM
Neversleepsawink - Blessings as you go to your doctor today. Our prayers continue for you.

I won't be on the boards much over the next month - am off this morning on a series of trips. But, even though I'm not checking in, I am continuing in prayer for y'all.

blessings,

Cherie
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: sharyn on June 17, 2009, 07:15:06 AM
I'm going in in about a half hour for some outpatient surgery.  Will be back home mid-afternoon.  Any good thoughts sent my way will be very much appreciated!  Thank you!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: sjc on June 17, 2009, 07:17:27 AM
sharyn:  I'm certain you are out of surgery by now.  I hope all went well and that you have a speedy recovery.  My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: geoffthomas on June 17, 2009, 08:09:13 AM
Sharyn - speedy recovery.
Cherie - travel mercies.
Neversleeps - hugs and encouragement.
Leslie - know we are here.
sailor - thinking of you today.

We are all blessed because He who made us Loves us.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: mwvickers on June 17, 2009, 08:39:00 AM
Praying for all.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Ann in Arlington on June 17, 2009, 09:52:56 AM
Folks:  my brother lost his job last fall. . . .he's been struggling and my dad's been helping him out but he NEEDS to get a new job.  His unemployment. . .which doesn't even cover his real expenses. . . will likely run out in the next 2 two 3 months.  So. . . . .he's putting out resumes constantly and doing whatever odd jobs come up; he's an IT guy and is really good at what he does. . . . . . .anyway, I just ask that you think of him. . . . . he's a pretty positive guy but he'll be devastated if he loses his house. . . . .

Thanks.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: geoffthomas on June 17, 2009, 10:22:22 AM
Folks:  my brother lost his job last fall. . . .he's been struggling and my dad's been helping him out but he NEEDS to get a new job.  His unemployment. . .which doesn't even cover his real expenses. . . will likely run out in the next 2 two 3 months.  So. . . . .he's putting out resumes constantly and doing whatever odd jobs come up; he's an IT guy and is really good at what he does. . . . . . .anyway, I just ask that you think of him. . . . . he's a pretty positive guy but he'll be devastated if he loses his house. . . . .

Thanks.
Ann,
Where does he live? Where does he want to work? Clearances?
You could just PM me, I guess and/or email me his resume.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Ann in Arlington on June 17, 2009, 10:29:50 AM
Thanks geoff. . .I just sent you a PM
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Sailor on June 17, 2009, 10:43:06 AM
Everyone is in my prayers today for a beautiful touch from God's hand into our lives.  Even when we are in our pit of dispair, He will pull us out of it.  We don't know when, but He is always/all ways faithful to do so to those of us who love Him.

Be Blessed,

Sailor
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on June 17, 2009, 11:26:39 AM
Lifting you all in prayer today.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Lynn on June 17, 2009, 01:05:59 PM
Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers daily

Lynn L
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Suzanne on June 17, 2009, 02:04:55 PM
You are all in my prayers.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Kathy on June 17, 2009, 03:02:32 PM
I had a bad fall last week when vacationing at the river with my children and grandchildren. Slipped on a large rock and crashed down bumping the back of my head. I hit my head so hard that it caused me to have a whiplash on the left side of my neck. Because the pain has now started going down my left arm and the left shoulder blade area is feeling numb they are worried that I hurt it worse than I thought at first. Tried to shake it off, but it keeps getting worse. I finally gave up and went to the Dr. yesterday and will be having xrays tomorrow. Please keep me in your thoughts and prayers that nothing is seriously wrong.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on June 17, 2009, 03:35:17 PM
Sharyn - hope you are safely home now and praying for a speedy recovery
Ann - will be lifting your brother in prayer (my son-in-law is in the same boat so I understand)
Kathy - praying for good X-rays and minor problems
Neversleepsawink - prayed last night & this morning for good news at the OB/GYN today
Cherie - may God bring you back to us safely
Leslie- continuing to pray for you, your Mom, Dad and the family
Sailor- continuing to pray for your safety

I pray for all of you daily but these are some specific needs. I am asking for God's loving intervention, strength, comfort, wisdom and guidance and that we know that He loves us unconditionally but that what we want and His will may not be the same.

Wishing all of you a peaceful night.

In His Love,
Linda
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Leslie on June 17, 2009, 06:05:06 PM
An update:

My dad has been diagnosed with some sort of rapid-onset Alzheimer's disease. There is a specific name but my mother can't remember it and I haven't had a chance to talk to the doctor about it.

Things have been very up and down for the past few days. Today, my mother went to the hospital and met with the doctor and social worker and they have made a referral to the hospice and palliative care service team. My mother is a little concerned... ("Hospice? Doesn't that mean they are just shipping him somewhere to die?") but I actually think it is a step in the right direction. Yes, maybe he is dying but at least in hospice he'll get the kind of care he needs. (No, mom, it is not shipping him somewhere...). He also might be able to be moved to a facility that is just a mile from my mother's home, rather than 60 miles (where he is now).

My mother tends to fly off on the weirdest tangents. Tonight on the phone she said she was planning on "dropping in on Hobbs" tomorrow. It took a few questions to figure out what she was talking about, but I finally found out that Hobbs is a funeral home. It took a few more minutes of conversation to persuade her that she didn't need to "drop in" tomorrow, but could wait. Particularly if he gets on the hospice service, they can help with lots of that planning and provide information. My mother is not good at accepting help so some of this is new for her.

I truly believe that a hospice referral is a blessing and I think all of your prayers and healing thoughts have helped. Please keep sending them my way and to all of us. Thanks for everything.

With lots of love,

Leslie
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Ann in Arlington on June 17, 2009, 06:14:10 PM
My mom spent her last 3 years or so in a nursing home a mile from my parents house.  Dad just couldn't take care of her any more.  It was better all around as she had the constant care she needed and he was able to really just spend time with her when he visited. . .which he did for several hours every day.  When she'd been at home with him as caregiver he was hugely stressed which he took out on her -- not physically, but in expressions of anger and frustration -- and it eventually led to him having a small stroke.

They had both made full funeral arrangements about 10 years earlier so when the time came everything was already done. . . made it much easier on all of us.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Suzanne on June 17, 2009, 09:06:12 PM
Leslie, My mother-in-law had to eventually be put in a facility because of her Alzheimer's. It got to the point where she just wouldn't cooperate with Dad on anything. But for example, in the facility if they said, 'Rita, it's time to brush your teeth,' well she saw their uniform and was very good about it. It just made me smile the effect the nurses' uniforms had on her.

Another blessing of that facility was that Mom was a 'wanderer' which is common with some Alzheimer patients. In the facility she was in, she was in the Alzheimer's section and it was locked down and she could wander to her heart's content.

They were so kind & loving to her. I will never forget their kindness.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Anju No. 469 on June 18, 2009, 10:53:09 AM
I had to put my mother in a "locked down" facility when she walked across a very busy street to a convenience store and asked where breakfast was.  Luckily the people there thought she might have been from the elder apartment complex and called them.  How she got across all that traffic was a miracle.  Even after she was in the facility she found a fire door that was open, for about 2 minutes and got out, but they found her quickly.  They can be insidious with no warning.  If your father does get moved closer to your mother it will be easier for her to cope when she can go see him whenever she wants and she will quickly realize how much better the situation will be.

Leslie, you will still need lots of prayers, this is a very difficult time of your life and we will all be with you.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Neversleepsawink;) on June 18, 2009, 10:58:18 AM
Everyone is in my prayers.

Update:  I'm 8 weeks into my pregnancy today.  I got my babies first pic yesterday, and everything was perfect.  Thank you for the prayers.  I've attached a zoomed up pic of my Gummy Bear baby.  :)
(http://i405.photobucket.com/albums/pp136/Neversleepsawink2/0617091232221-1.gif)
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on June 18, 2009, 10:59:02 AM
Leslie, glad to see some progress being made.  Knowing something is being done is so much better than sitting around and waiting. 
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on June 18, 2009, 12:08:00 PM
Everyone is in my prayers.

Update:  I'm 8 weeks into my pregnancy today.  I got my babies first pic yesterday, and everything was perfect.  Thank you for the prayers.  I've attached a zoomed up pic of my Gummy Bear baby.  :)
(http://i405.photobucket.com/albums/pp136/Neversleepsawink2/0617091232221-1.gif)

I am so happy for you and the wee one!!  :) Thanks for sharing the picture.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Anju No. 469 on June 18, 2009, 02:25:17 PM
Of course Never you know you will have to keep us posted on EVERYTHING!  Lots of cyber aunties and uncles around  ::)
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Cindergayle on June 18, 2009, 02:37:02 PM
Leslie,

 I will continue to pray for you and your family. I know how difficult it is after taking care of my DAD with this illness.
Cindy
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Leslie on June 18, 2009, 02:45:24 PM
Leslie,

 I will continue to pray for you and your family. I know how difficult it is after taking care of my DAD with this illness.
Cindy

Thank you, Cindy, and thank you everyone. Thank you to people who have sent me PMs. I am sorry I haven't replied to everyone. It just gets a little overwhelming but your thoughts and information are really appreciated.

Leslie
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: rho on June 18, 2009, 04:13:46 PM
I may not post here often (or other places on the board) but know I am reading every time I am on and you are all in my thoughts and prayers ... and just in case I should miss someones request I follow specifics with and watch over and help all my friends on the Kindle Board.... and that doesn't leave anyone out since I consider you all my friends ;D
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: sjc on June 18, 2009, 05:53:48 PM
Ditto!!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on June 19, 2009, 07:48:25 AM
This is such a wonderful devotion and includes one of my favorite scriptures.
 
"The secret things belong to the Lord..."
Deuteronomy 29:29 NIV  
Life's losses leave us hurting and wondering. Cancer takes a young mother or father. Divorce strikes your happy home. Financial ruin devastates your retirement plans. A child goes to jail, is killed or commits suicide. Such times raise questions which are difficult, if not impossible, to answer. We examine the circumstances again and again. We speculate about the details, searching for clues that might make some sense and make it easier for us to bear. We turn the spotlight on ourselves, others, even God, wondering what could or should have been done differently that might have prevented this. We turn to friends, fellow believers and pastors only to hear what sounds like religious platitudes and inadequate attempts to minimise our pain. When answers don't seem forthcoming and the heavens are silent, what should you do?
Here are two Scriptures to help you in such times: (1) "The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but those things which are revealed belong to us" (Deut 29:29 NKJV). When it comes to understanding things, we have our territory, God has His. And ours is limited to what He decides to reveal. At that point you must "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding" (Pr 3:5 NKJV). (2) "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God..." (Rom 8:28). God may explain it to you, or He may not. But He's "the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End" (Rev 22:13 NKJV), which means, He has a plan and He's working it out for our good and His glory. So trust Him!
 
Soulfood Bible Readings  
2 Kings 21-23, Luke 1:67-80, Ps 144:1-8, Pr 14:1-4
 
 

  
 
 
A reader's testimony

What do I do with my copies of The Word for Today once I've read them? Firstly, I remove those readings that particularly mean a great deal to me, and paste them into my journal to re-read, and to use in prayer. Secondly, because I now live in the Middle East, used copies have found their way into our church library in the compound, where they are borrowed by members who are poorer expats from third world countries, and who would otherwise not have access to them.
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Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: PraiseGod13 on June 20, 2009, 08:01:13 AM
Linda.... thanks so much for that incredible devotional.  I have to print that out and keep it before me.
     All of you are in my prayers!!  I do have a prayer request for the son of a friend of mine.  Bryce turned 13 this last Monday.  He had to have a heart transplant about 8 months ago and now his body has rejected the transplanted heart and he is in congestive heart failure.  He's back on the transplant list again and desperately needs a new heart as he continues to weaken.  This time, the needs for the donor heart are even more rigid (because of the rejection of his first transplant) and the donor heart will have to come from within our state to allow enough time for the harvesting/transporting/testing and implantation of the new heart.  That severely limits the number of possible donor hearts.... which is already limited by so few donor hearts and it needing to come from a child because of Bryce's young age.  His mother, Michelle, has said that it's very hard for her to pray for a heart for Bryce.... because she would never pray for the death of another child.  But they have asked people to pray..... if there is an accident/tragedy..... that the family of the dying child will be willing to donate their child's organs so that other children might live.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Neversleepsawink;) on June 20, 2009, 11:14:32 AM
Bryce and his family are in my prayers.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: sjc on June 20, 2009, 08:57:04 PM
Linda:  Wow!
Bryce:  Hang in there little man; you're in our prayers...more than you know.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on June 21, 2009, 12:01:52 AM
So many prayer request! I am praying for you all. Not online much lately, but I am still reading my OYB and praying for you all daily.

Angela
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on June 21, 2009, 06:45:47 AM
Judy, I will be praying for Bryce and his family. Please keep us posted.

Continuing to lift all of my OYB friends in prayer daily.

Have a blessed Sabbath.

Happy FIRST Father's Day Martin!    :)

Sailorman (Jack) has been on my mind lately. It has been some time since we've heard from him. I hope he is alright.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: sjc on June 21, 2009, 06:49:52 AM
Quote
Sailorman (Jack) has been on my mind lately. It has been some time since we've heard from him. I hope he is alright.
Ditto.  I also wonder about Teninx and his Mrs.  I know she wasn't well...and he said he'd pop in, but he never did.

Prayers to all.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Cowgirl on June 21, 2009, 06:55:21 AM
Leslie...I'm praying for your family.   I know you are a nurse but it is so different when it is your own father.  I hope your Dad receives the same wonderful care mine received from Hospice.  They don't only help the patient but the whole family.  We couldn't have gotten through the last few months without them.  
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Leslie on June 21, 2009, 04:28:15 PM
Leslie...I'm praying for your family.   I know you are a nurse but it is so different when it is your own father.  I hope your Dad receives the same wonderful care mine received from Hospice.  They don't only help the patient but the whole family.  We couldn't have gotten through the last few months without them.  

Thanks, Cowgirl.

This has been a very bittersweet -- and difficult -- Father's Day for me. We have an official diagnosis: Lewy Body dementia. I am not sure that makes me feel any better, but, whatever. Apparently they have found some medication that is making my father at least sit up and say hello, but he is still not eating and still confused. Supposedly, on Tuesday, he is being transferred to the long term care unit at the VA Hospital (which is an hour away). I am not sure what happened to the hospice referral (which I thought was a good idea). My sister balked at hospice and I have a feeling my mother did too when she talked to the social worker so who knows, maybe they think we are against it? I still think getting him into hospice is the right plan -- it doesn't mean he'll die tomorrow, he could go on for a good long time.

Right now I am tired and depressed and tired of explaining the same thing over and over again to my mother and sister, so I have shut up for the moment.

L
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Anju No. 469 on June 21, 2009, 04:53:30 PM
Leslie here's a


HUG
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: marianneg on June 21, 2009, 05:09:37 PM
(((Leslie)))  Sorry you're having such a hard time.  Praying for ya.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: marianneg on June 21, 2009, 05:10:58 PM
Has anyone heard from sailor this weekend?
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: lynninva on June 21, 2009, 05:38:15 PM
Has anyone heard from sailor this weekend?

I think she posted in NQK a little while ago  - the thread about what gave you a bump today.

I am lifting these requests up in prayer.

Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Lynn on June 21, 2009, 06:53:45 PM
Praying for all of you.

Also have a request for prayers for my family, my Uncle Howard passed away this afternoon. He has not been really healthy for awhile (on dialysis for the last 18 months and a bad heart) He was my Dad's older brother, now there is just my Dad and his younger sister left of 10 siblings. We will be heading up to Michigan Tuesday for the funeral.

Lynn L
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Cowgirl on June 21, 2009, 07:03:43 PM
Leslie...It's hard...I have 6 other brothers and sisters and trying to get them all to agree on what is best is impossible. We went with the majority rules and let it go at that.  My Dad passed when everybody left except for me and my Mom. I take great comfort in knowing he was there for my first breath and I was there for his last.  Your Dad knows you're there....   
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Cindergayle on June 21, 2009, 07:56:24 PM
Sailor,


I am very sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family will be in my prayers.



Cindy
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Neversleepsawink;) on June 21, 2009, 10:29:26 PM
My prayers, and my heart goes out to all.  (((HUGS))).
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Ann in Arlington on June 22, 2009, 04:01:50 PM
Folks:   about 2 hours ago a couple of trains collided on the DC Metro's Red Line.  Now, that is, I believe, the line Geoff usually takes home. . . .I PM'd him about an hour ago -- he was showing as on line then, but is not now -- but haven't heard from him.  But you might keep in mind him. . . and all the others on the train.  They're saying two fatalities and possibly a hundred injured.  Let's pray all it means is that Geoff is going to get home really late.  Geoff. . .check in, please!

Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Neversleepsawink;) on June 22, 2009, 04:04:33 PM
Folks:   about 2 hours ago a couple of trains collided on the DC Metro's Red Line.  Now, that is, I believe, the line Geoff usually takes home. . . .I PM'd him about an hour ago -- he was showing as on line then, but is not now -- but haven't heard from him.  But you might keep in mind him. . . and all the others on the train.  They're saying two fatalities and possibly a hundred injured.  Let's pray all it means is that Geoff is going to get home really late.  Geoff. . .check in, please!



Praying as I read.  Geoff, hope you were one of the lucky ones who avoided this crash.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Meredith Sinclair on June 22, 2009, 04:14:05 PM
Praying as I read.  Geoff, hope you were one of the lucky ones who avoided this crash.
I was wondering about that... I have been praying since I heard about the crash... Geoff where are you?
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Leslie on June 22, 2009, 05:40:31 PM
Hello Geoff, thinking about you, holding you in my heart. Check in, please!

L
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Cindergayle on June 22, 2009, 07:08:31 PM
I will be praying that Geoff is safe. I will also pray for the others involved.


Cindy
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: geoffthomas on June 22, 2009, 07:18:34 PM
Thank you all for your concern.
I am touched.

I got delayed because I DO ride that line, but I was NOT involved in the actual accident.
Praise God that this was not the day he wanted me home.

I feel very sad for the seventy-some people that were involved.
Last I heard 6 were reported dead.

And our guys were out there all over it.

Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Meredith Sinclair on June 22, 2009, 07:23:12 PM
Thank you all for your concern.
I am touched.

I got delayed because I DO ride that line, but I was involved in the actual accident.
Praise God that this was not the day he wanted me home.

I feel very sad for the seventy-some people that were involved.
Last I heard 6 were reported dead.

And our guys were out there all over it.



Geoff glad you are ok. Thank God that you were delayed. I am still praying for the others involved.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Cindergayle on June 22, 2009, 07:27:42 PM
Geoff,


I am so glad to hear that you are well.  I will continue to pray for the others involved in the accident and for their families.


Cindy
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: sjc on June 22, 2009, 07:30:16 PM

Geoff...Gulp...wow!! Thanks and prayers. 

Leslie: I know the feeling of the over and over thing.

EVERYONE...you are in my prayers; and Bryce...hang in there buddy...still praying for you as well.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Suzanne on June 22, 2009, 10:24:35 PM
Geoff, so glad to hear you are safe. I'll be keeping the others involved in this accident in my prayers & their families.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Leslie on June 23, 2009, 03:32:56 AM
Thanks for checking in Geoff. Glad to know you are safe.

L
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on June 23, 2009, 07:50:48 AM
Geoff so thankful you are safe. I have been lifting the families of those who loss loved ones and have loved ones injured in prayer. Hope everyone has a blessed day.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: geoffthomas on June 23, 2009, 08:06:29 AM
I was in such a hurry yesterday that I left a NOT out of that post.
It kinda made it sound like, while not hurt, I was involved in the accident.
The redline runs in a real big U pattern with the bottom of the U in the District of Columbia.
I transfer from the Yellow line to the red line at the bottom of the U and go up the left arm.
The crash occurred on the right arm.

Dear friends, God kept me from being anywhere near there - just delayed in the system.

I am touched by the concern. And I was hard to reach.
My family was "tracking me down".
I have three grown sons, two around here and one in Florida.
And my sister in Ohio was bugging all three of them for info.
So I had a whole bunch of calls to return, as well as needing to notify my company and associates.

But I am in prayer for all the families that were directly affected.
And those who lost loved ones.
God's will is always available for us to follow, if we can find it in the noise of life.
I feel that his will for me right now is to be in prayer and thanksgiving.

Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Meredith Sinclair on June 23, 2009, 08:44:33 AM
I was in such a hurry yesterday that I left a NOT out of that post.
It kinda made it sound like, while not hurt, I was involved in the accident.
The redline runs in a real big U pattern with the bottom of the U in the District of Columbia.
I transfer from the Yellow line to the red line at the bottom of the U and go up the left arm.
The crash occurred on the right arm.
Dear friends, God kept me from being anywhere near there - just delayed in the system.
I am touched by the concern. And I was hard to reach.
My family was "tracking me down".
I have three grown sons, two around here and one in Florida.
And my sister in Ohio was bugging all three of them for info.
So I had a whole bunch of calls to return, as well as needing to notify my company and associates.
But I am in prayer for all the families that were directly affected.
And those who lost loved ones.
God's will is always available for us to follow, if we can find it in the noise of life.
I feel that his will for me right now is to be in prayer and thanksgiving.
I noticed the "not" was left out however the rest of your post made it clear that it had been left out accidentally. We were all just so excited that you were not there involved. I am sure the rest of the concerned  KB members understood your rush to just get something on here. Thank God you were not there Geoff. It made me think though, I was supposed to have been at a Early Childhood Workshop in the area that I was unable to attend. I went to the same workshop a few years back and rode the "red line" while there. Now I am not real familar with how those trains run, but I feel Blessed that circumstances prevented me from even being in the area.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: sjc on June 23, 2009, 01:56:22 PM
Geoff: Miracles do happen...you are living proof.  With three grown kids you've got a lot to live for.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Kathy on June 23, 2009, 03:16:45 PM
So glad you are safe Geoff. I have everyone in my thoughts and prayers. Finally got an update from my Dr. today on my fall while on vacation. I have fracture in my clavical and severe strain in the muscles of my neck. I was told it will just take time to heal. I'm in a lot of pain, but returned to work this week. Thanks for all of the thoughts and prayers. I'm so lucky that it wasn't more serious.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on June 23, 2009, 03:43:32 PM
Kathy a fractured clavicle is very painful. I am glad to hear it wasn't any worse. Take care of yourself and don't over do it.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Kathy on June 23, 2009, 03:47:28 PM
Kathy a fractured clavicle is very painful. I am glad to hear it wasn't any worse. Take care of yourself and don't over do it.

Thanks Linda. Tomorrow will be a real test. I have to travel to Dallas. It is just a one day trip and I'm traveling with my boss so it shouldn't be to bad. They have given me some good pain pills and muscle relaxers that help. :)
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Anju No. 469 on June 23, 2009, 04:26:10 PM
Kathy - glad it wasn't worse but pain is still pain!  Just dont' get grumpy  >:( It should get better and you will still be in prayers.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Wheezie on June 27, 2009, 04:34:38 PM
I have been out of town for over a week and am just checking in on posts.
Everyone is in my prayers.
Lettie
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: koolmnbv on June 28, 2009, 12:21:07 AM
I just learned about this thread from Meredith Sinclair. Thanks for pointing me over here....I've went through and read everyones request I will keep this thread in my prayers.

I'd like to pray for my grandfather he has pancreas cancer and is going through several cancer treatments.

 My other grandfather just died in Dec.08 of lung cancer that spread into multiple other types of cancer. He also fought his cancer. He was my first grandparent to die, and I wish he could have seen his 1st great grandson. I love and miss you papa
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: sjc on June 28, 2009, 07:16:16 AM
koolmnbv:  I am glad you found this thread and sorry for your loss.  I will keep your grandfather with the pancreatic cancer in my prayers.  I know about that particular cancer all too well.  It is a tough one.  I helped care for my beloved father in law who succumbed to it at 68.  On the bright side...Patrick Swayze has been hanging tough for two years now.  It can be beaten if caught and treated early.  Again...my prayers are with you.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Meredith Sinclair on June 28, 2009, 07:26:17 AM
I just learned about this thread from Meredith Sinclair. Thanks for pointing me over here....I've went through and read everyones request I will keep this thread in my prayers.
I'd like to pray for my grandfather he has pancreas cancer and is going through several cancer treatments.
 My other grandfather just died in Dec.08 of lung cancer that spread into multiple other types of cancer. He also fought his cancer. He was my first grandparent to die, and I wish he could have seen his 1st great grandson. I love and miss you papa

Kool you and your family are in my prayers. YOu can certainly keep your PaPa alive through stories with your baby. I only had one grandparent and only for about 4 years, and she was my step-mother's step-mother! She only spoke French too! So, when I had my baby, both of my parents were gone, and my step-mother was only around until my baby was about 18 months but she KNOWS my parents thru me! I have always told her stories and showed her pictures... I did not want their memories to pass with them. So keep his memory alive and your son will know his Great Papa! I certainly will continue praying for your grandfather. :) God Bless
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Cowgirl on June 28, 2009, 08:51:01 AM
Kool...My dad passed away from lung cancer a little over a year ago. I think about him everyday.   It is amazing how many times I look into my little granddaughter's face and see him.  There will be moments when you have your son when you will hear or see something that will remind you of your grandfather.  I think it's their way of keeping their memories alive for the next generation.  You are in my prayers.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: sjc on June 28, 2009, 10:24:53 AM
Cowgirl:  Well said.  I see so much of my late father in law in my husband and my daughter...and my niece...it's amazing.  I miss him every day.  He was a good man.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: koolmnbv on June 28, 2009, 12:18:00 PM
Thank you all for the kind words. My papa's death was the first person close to me to die. I don't know if that makes futures ones different. But before that I kind of took the loved ones around me for granted assuming they would always be with me. His fight with cancer was brutal and at the end he was like a small child. He could even feed himself and that WAS NOT the strong proud strict (but kind) grandfather I knew. He would not have wanted everyone feeding him, changing him, etc etc.

My grandfather with Pancreatic cancer is fighting it and so far it hasn't been as bad yet. He caught it early so although he does have alot of treatments and he has a fight it is a fight he can win. Thats what I am hoping.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Cowgirl on June 28, 2009, 05:39:06 PM
I think the first is the hardest.  My best friend passed away when I was in the fourth grade.  I was the last person she was with before she passed....too young to go through something like that but she is my guardian angel. I have felt her presence in my life every day since.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Meredith Sinclair on June 28, 2009, 06:18:35 PM
ok, I just got bad news from down home. My brother-in-law, is in the hospital the bottom part of his heart is "dead" is the report right now and the chambers are only working at 20%... supposed to have open-heart surgery Tuesday. I will go ahead and head back from NO tomorrow morning to be with them. I LOVE this man, sweetest guy ever! My sister survived lung cancer (suffered with it for 10 years, surgeries, chemo, radiation) is tough but emotionally not so much... I would like them to be in your prayers please.Thanks
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: koolmnbv on June 28, 2009, 07:18:14 PM
Meredith I will keep your brother in law and your sister in my prayers. I hope his surgery is a success. Your family will be in my prayers.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Meredith Sinclair on June 28, 2009, 07:42:50 PM
Meredith I will keep your brother in law and your sister in my prayers. I hope his surgery is a success. Your family will be in my prayers.
Thank You, so much. I just don't understand what it means that the bottom part of his heart is dead... :'( Can he survive? I will go home tomorrow and try to keep ya'll updated )
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: koolmnbv on June 28, 2009, 07:50:59 PM
Thank You, so much. I just don't understand what it means that the bottom part of his heart is dead... :'( Can he survive? I will go home tomorrow and try to keep ya'll updated )


I've never heard of only part of someones heart being dead. Please keep updated. I do think he can survive, I am no doctor but their is always hope.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Meredith Sinclair on June 28, 2009, 10:02:14 PM
I've never heard of only part of someones heart being dead. Please keep updated. I do think he can survive, I am no doctor but their is always hope.
Power of Prayer... you are right. :)
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Cowgirl on June 29, 2009, 07:33:52 AM
I beleive in miracles and will say a prayer for your brother!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: geoffthomas on June 29, 2009, 10:17:23 AM
Meredith,
We will be in prayer for you and your sister and her husband.
Be strong, but most important be there (for her and him).

I am impressed by your sister surviving lung cancer. That's a tough one.

We should all seek to find God's Will for our lifes and then follow it.

And rejoice when he calls us home.

But it is hard for the rest of us.

We will pray for God's Will and that it is for complete cure at this time.

Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: koolmnbv on June 29, 2009, 01:24:26 PM
That was beautifully said Geoff
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Ann in Arlington on June 29, 2009, 02:36:02 PM
Update on my brother looking for a job:  He has a Very Promising interview tomorrow late morning and he asks that everyone continue to keep him in prayer.

Thanks.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on June 29, 2009, 05:10:50 PM
Ann, how exciting. 

Meredith, your family is in my prayers. 

I have one of my own also please.  My doctor called me today.  My blood work from last week does not look good.  She seems to think I'm bleeding internally.   I go in the morning for more tests, and I have an endoscopy scheduled Thursday morning.
Thank you in advance.
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Cowgirl on June 29, 2009, 05:35:48 PM
Deb...You'll go to the top of my prayer list on Thursday! 
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on June 29, 2009, 05:43:14 PM
Thank you. 
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Meredith Sinclair on June 29, 2009, 06:59:11 PM
Ann, how exciting.  
Meredith, your family is in my prayers.
I have one of my own also please.  My doctor called me today.  My blood work from last week does not look good.  She seems to think I'm bleeding internally.   I go in the morning for more tests, and I have an endoscopy scheduled Thursday morning.
Thank you in advance.
deb
Deb you are in my prayers... do you have an ulcer? I have had these scares a lot with my Crohn's... ulcers can be very dangerous.

Thanks,Kool, Cowgirl, Geoff and Deb I appreciate your kind words. His surgery has been rescheduled until Wednesday morning, so we have a bit more time to pray for success. He is having a triple bypass and some other stuff. It is hard to understand through choked up voices on the phone. I am going to be with my sister tomorrow, spend the night and be with her during the surgery. I went ahead and came home as to reschedule my DD's doctor appointment for tomorrow AM as it was set for Wednesday AM and we live 120 miles west of them. We were in New Orleans until this morning. Busy, busy. Thank You and I will continue praying for all of you and yours also.
Meredith,
We will be in prayer for you and your sister and her husband.
Be strong, but most important be there (for her and him).

I am impressed by your sister surviving lung cancer. That's a tough one.
We should all seek to find God's Will for our lifes and then follow it.
And rejoice when he calls us home.
But it is hard for the rest of us.
We will pray for God's Will and that it is for complete cure at this time.

Yes Geoff she actually has had 51 surgeries in her 56 years, actually all in the past 22yrs.! One tough lady. She actually left the hospital with 192 staples in her back and went to a dance three days later! It was a benefit for her... but she was out there bald & beautiful dancing her little legs off! She amazes me! :) Thanks again for your prayers.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Meredith Sinclair on June 29, 2009, 08:38:57 PM
Hey everybody, I noticed on the goodnight thread that Dona (Anju) is very ill and said she could not even hold her kindle to read... anyone heard what is wrong? I am adding her to my prayers, please add her to yours too. :( Thank You.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: koolmnbv on June 29, 2009, 08:52:48 PM
Ann I will keep your brother in my prayers. I don't know him but I know he will do amazing at his interview.

Meredith you are very busy, I have kept your sisters family and your brother in law in my thoughts all day. It is sometimes just as hard being on the outside trying to remain strong for your loved ones! I will keep praying!

Deb I will be praying for you! I hope you are ok and that your tests come back positive. I hope in the meantime you are feeling alright and try not to stress to awful much for now, I know it is so hard to stop the worry but it could only add to problems. We will keep a positive additude as well as lots of prayer! x0x0!! 
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Meredith Sinclair on June 29, 2009, 08:58:54 PM
Meredith you are very busy, I have kept your sisters family and your brother in law in my thoughts all day. It is sometimes just as hard being on the outside trying to remain strong for your loved ones! I will keep praying!
Yea, I am. I was supposed to be home today, then the surgery thing happened, then it was post-poned, so I had to change my DD's dr. apt. so I could make it to the surgery... and well.... this is my way of de-stressing.... I talk to my family while I KB so I am in two places at once, well three, I just had to get a towel for my DD who is taking a late night bath!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: koolmnbv on June 29, 2009, 09:10:59 PM
Someone needs a break!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on June 30, 2009, 04:31:41 AM
I do have an ulcer.  I have had problems with it on and off since I was 8.  I was in the hospital for 10 days back then.  (long story).  I have had problems on and off over the years with it.  I'm not in any particular amount of pain with it right now, so we'll see.  Thanks for the prayers.
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Anju No. 469 on June 30, 2009, 05:59:44 AM
My problems seem very minor compared to all of the rest of you, I am feeling much better now, do have an appointment with the doctor this am and maybe we will know a bit more.  That is one thing about living in Mexico, you can reach your doctor at any time of the day or night - I actually called him early Sunday morning and a friend took my DH to 4 pharmacies to get the meds.

Deb - you are in my prayers for all problems to be understood and cured
Meredith - thank you for your prayers and your family will be in mine
Ann - hope the interview went well and good news follows
Geoff - you are such a blessing to all of us - thank you for being here
Martin - how are things going with the angel?  y'all are still in my heart
Linda C-M - hope everything is going well for you
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Ann in Arlington on June 30, 2009, 10:49:32 AM
Well, the bro's interview went Very well this morning. . .he still needs to meet with the CEO next week (probably Thursday) but he's feeling very positive.  (they were using phrases like "when you start")  So. . . .keep the positive energy flowing!

Thanks!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Suzanne on June 30, 2009, 10:52:03 AM
That sounds very promising, Ann. I'll keep him in my prayers though!

To everyone else, you are all in my thoughts & prayers.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Cowgirl on June 30, 2009, 11:43:36 AM
Thinking of all of you who need our prayers today!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Cindergayle on June 30, 2009, 01:50:17 PM
I will be praying for all of you who have prayer requests.
Cindy
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Anju No. 469 on June 30, 2009, 03:27:54 PM
An update on my doctors visit - my auto immune system is not working like it should but now that we know what is happening  all is going well.  More meds and a shot that was from hell but I actually feel much better now than earlier.





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Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Cindergayle on June 30, 2009, 05:08:12 PM
Anju,

Glad that you are feeling better. I will continue to keep you in my prayers.

Cindy
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Leslie on June 30, 2009, 06:53:23 PM
Hi everyone, I am really thinking that June 2009 is the worst month of my life.

Really...I am having a hard time finding any good (although I am trying).

Let's see.... May 31, Jun 1, Jun 2.. all dealing with my poor father, getting him admitted to the hospital after a suicide attempt. Since then, he's been diagnosed with Lewy body dementia, the prognosis is poor, he'll never come home, he's on a long term care/hospice unit, can't walk, can barely talk -- all of this in a month? He walked into the hospital. Now it seems like he is on his last legs.

My daughter...my sweet, wonderful daughter, who struggles with ADHD and depression, who was cutting herself regularly for years but finally stopped, then started again in May when her grades went into the toilet...she has flunked English and unless we come up with some sort of a plan for her to make up the missing credits...that plan still doesn't exist...

A person I thought was a good friend decided to throw a conniption fit because I wouldn't share some confidential business information with her. She hasn't spoken to me or communicated with me in 3 weeks. I didn't realize people stopped being friends because you didn't tell them every little detail of your business (she has nothing to do with my business, btw)

I had a really really rough father's day (see above, that explains why)

My mother's moods have been all over the place and she has said some fairly nasty things to me, but I am trying to take them in stride, given the circumstances...

And then, last night...a beverage gets tipped into the keyboard of my laptop (my fault, I knocked over the glass) and guess, what, I destroyed my computer. $1084 later (money not in the budget) I own a new computer. I wasted hours...HOURS on the phone trying to get the activation keys for Microsoft Office (I was successful). I was able to salvage the hard drive from my old computer and save my novella and novel (the latter I had spent HOURS on the past few days doing editing) along with all my other files.

I think...okay...things can't get worse.. They got worse. My son just called. He is on his way home after QUITTING his job as ropes director at the camp he loves..LOVES...where he has been for 12 years (as camper, CIT, counselor, and now leadership staff). Details are murky but it seems that the director has been on a rampage to fire guys for various indiscretions and Lance (my son) has quit in solidarity with his peers. Even he is not sure this is the right thing to do. He just called on the phone and was crying...this is the first time I have heard my son (he is 21 now) cry in years and years. On top of everything else that has gone on this month, this just seems like too much...

Did I mention it has been raining for 4 solid weeks? I can count 3 sunny-esh days in the whole month. Um, everyone in New England is depressed...

Okay, so let me find some good...

I finished my novella and it will be published in January (maybe December, if I am lucky).

I did a major re-editing on my novel and that wil be in print sometime in the near future.

I am healthy. My husband is healthy. My daughter (despite the cutting and other problems) is mostly healthy. My son is healthy. My mom is mostly healthy and coping (despite what she says to me in anger). I have lots of KindleBoards friends as well as other friends. I like my rice cooker and cook good food in my rice cooker (I am trying to find happiness in simple pleasures).

Right now, looking at this list, I am feeling like the bad outweighs the good, but I am trying to be positive. But as I was driving around today, I kept thinking to myself...it sucks to be me, which I know is not the right attitude to have, but that's the way I feel right now. I don't know what I am asking for. Prayers? A strong shoulder? Something. I am feeling like I am getting to the end of my coping rope.

L

PS..On top of everything...my daughter, who has never learned to drive, has learned to take the bus. Good for her! So she decided to get a summer youth bus pass ($20) and asked me for the money, which I gave her. On her very first bus ride with the pass she lost it on the bus, so I basically paid $20 for a 10 minute bus trip. And no, they are not replaceable or refundable. Just one more example of the way this lousy month has gone.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Rasputina on June 30, 2009, 07:24:26 PM
I just found this thread and haven't caught up completely yet but wanted to post that I will be adding these prayers for you all.

Meredith's BIL
koolmnbv's grandfather
Ann's brothers job
Anju, I hope you feel better and I'm glad they found out what was wrong
Drenee, I hope you are feeling better too


Sorry for those I missed, I'll try and catch up asap

Leslie, sorry this month has been so sucky, at least it's over hoping July is better.

Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Cindergayle on June 30, 2009, 08:50:24 PM
Leslie,

I truly hope things will be better soon. I will continue praying for you and your family. Always remember that you are not alone even if it seems that way at times.

Cindy
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Neversleepsawink;) on June 30, 2009, 09:34:36 PM
Praying for everyone. 
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: mwvickers on July 01, 2009, 05:55:14 AM

Martin - how are things going with the angel?  y'all are still in my heart


We are supposed to be taking her back to the pediatrician soon for another hearing test.  I don't think she has a problem, as she has started reacting to sounds more (being startled, etc.), but I don't know that the test will show that, as she gets very fussy with the test, and that can throw it off.  

I'll let you know when we find something more out.  Thanks for remembering us in your prayers.  
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Wheezie on July 01, 2009, 06:11:10 AM
Lots of hugs and prayers to everyone. This summer seems to be  a very stress and problem filled one for many folks including my non KB friends.
Better days will come.  :-*

Lettie
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Suzanne on July 01, 2009, 06:11:55 AM
Leslie, I am so sorry to hear how bad things have been for you. I am now praying fervently for you, pleading for God to give you help to cope with all these things & peace of mind for your own sanity.

I have had some pretty rough times in my life and the only thing I can suggest through this black, black time you are in is to not take it day by day but to take it minute by minute. This black period will end eventually and better times are ahead. But concentrate on just getting through the minutes and the days will take care of themselves. I can sure understand why you want to see the backside of 2009. Who wouldn't, if they had gone through all you have faced. Hang in there. We love you & are praying for you.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Andra on July 01, 2009, 06:27:47 AM
I am getting caught up here and am thinking and praying for all of you.

Leslie - it's a new month.  Try to put June behind you.  I'll send you some Texas sunshine if you'll send us some rain!
Andra
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: SongbirdVB on July 01, 2009, 06:49:51 AM
Can I post here even if I'm not doing the One Year Bible? 

I have been reading all of the posts and praying for everyone, but I wanted to send Leslie a huge hug along with my prayers. So here you go Leslie... Hugs and sunshine to you.  You remain in my thoughts and prayers, as does everyone on this board that has requested prayer.

Vicki
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: geoffthomas on July 01, 2009, 07:15:47 AM
An update on my doctors visit - my auto immune system is not working like it should but now that we know what is happening  all is going well.  More meds and a shot that was from hell but I actually feel much better now than earlier.





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Dona,
We are always here for you.
Glad to hear that your doc is on top of your meds.
Sorry that the shot was a pain (sorry - couldn't resist).

And we will stay in prayer for your continued health.

Love ya.......
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: geoffthomas on July 01, 2009, 07:19:24 AM
I do have an ulcer.  I have had problems with it on and off since I was 8.  I was in the hospital for 10 days back then.  (long story).  I have had problems on and off over the years with it.  I'm not in any particular amount of pain with it right now, so we'll see.  Thanks for the prayers.
deb
Deb,
I am so sorry to realize that you have had this problem since a child.
I have been found to have an ulcer in the esophogus. Treating with Aciphex. They tell me will get all better.  No huhu.
But to have had one most of your life, girl you are strong.
I will be keeping you lifted up to the Lord in prayer.
Clearly He has had you in his hand.

Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: geoffthomas on July 01, 2009, 07:34:25 AM
Hi everyone, I am really thinking that June 2009 is the worst month of my life.

Really...I am having a hard time finding any good (although I am trying).

.....
Right now, looking at this list, I am feeling like the bad outweighs the good, but I am trying to be positive. But as I was driving around today, I kept thinking to myself...it sucks to be me, which I know is not the right attitude to have, but that's the way I feel right now. I don't know what I am asking for. Prayers? A strong shoulder? Something. I am feeling like I am getting to the end of my coping rope.


Leslie,

God Loves You.

Never doubt it for a second.
He will sustain you and comfort you and bring you through this.

God wants us to be happy, even upon this earth.
But our joy will be boundless when we go home, to Him.

And know that we keep you, and your family, in our prayers and will do so without being asked.

Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Cowgirl on July 01, 2009, 09:33:56 AM
Leslie...Yep you've had a douzy of a month. I think acknowledging your horrible month and being  able to talk and write about can be very therapeutic.  Taking one day at a time and lots of prayers from friends can be powerful.  I know it sounds cliche but this too will pass.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Suzanne on July 01, 2009, 09:47:20 AM
Can I post here even if I'm not doing the One Year Bible? 

I have been reading all of the posts and praying for everyone, but I wanted to send Leslie a huge hug along with my prayers. So here you go Leslie... Hugs and sunshine to you.  You remain in my thoughts and prayers, as does everyone on this board that has requested prayer.

Vicki

Vicki, absolutely you can post here even if you are not reading the One Year Bible. Everyone is welcome. It's so nice that the members of Kindle Boards can come together like this and upbuild each other during difficult times. It makes us like a family.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Anju No. 469 on July 01, 2009, 10:14:32 AM
Leslie - I think Suzi said it all and correctly.  There are always lots of little cliche's to say that are supposed to help but just know you are in our hearts and prayers.  rho made a point awhile back about writing I think 5 good things, starting with "I got out of bed", "I had a cup of tea",  "I put my shoes on", you get the idea and even though you did spend $20 on a bus pass, she did ride the bus and probably learned a lesson from losing the pass.  HUGS are a great healer and I am sending on to you as well.

Vicki - by all means join us, we need as many as we can have here for hugs and prayers and loves.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Cindergayle on July 01, 2009, 10:38:49 AM
Praying for everyone who has prayer requests.

Cindy
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: PraiseGod13 on July 01, 2009, 10:59:05 AM
Praying for all of you..... we are a "family"!
     Leslie... my heart just goes out to you.  When I go through rough times... I try to remember that absolutely nothing here on earth lasts forever.  The good times don't last forever.... and neither do the bad.  I know, in my rough times, that what God wanted was for me to trust Him, lean on Him, and draw closer to Him.  It's where we find His peace when our own is gone. I will not stop praying for you and yours!!!
     My friend's 13 yr old son, Bryce that I've written about before because he needs a second heart transplant - has been hospitalized again as his health fails.  He has fluid in both lungs, diminished kidney function, congestive heart failure with the heart transplant his body is rejecting..... and he needs another heart donation to live.  Because of the time constraints with a second transplant, a donated heart will have to come from within our state which severely limits it.  Bryce and his family need our prayers........ the doctors are saying Bryce will probably not be able to go home without a new heart..... thanks so much!    Judy
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Kathy on July 01, 2009, 02:39:34 PM
Leslie, 5 years ago I had a bad year like you are having. My Father had just died and my Mother was diagnosed with cancer and only had 6 months to live. I was laid off and various other things happened. I know you feel like this is never going to end, but it will. You will eventually look back and wonder where you got the strength to get through it, but God never gives you more than you can handle. The power of prayer is strong and helps you through all of your trials and with everyone here adding their prayers this time will pass.

My daughter, yes the one I talk about all the time, was hard to raise. We fought anorexia, drugs and an abusive marriage. The one thing I can advise you on is never give up on your daughter. It was a long hard road with Marcy, but I look at her and think she is a miracle. If anyone had told me that she would graduate college and become a wonderful mother 18 years ago, I would have never believed them.

I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers and for all of the others I will also be praying for you.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Tippy on July 01, 2009, 07:52:47 PM
July 1, 2009.  Life has been good and reasonably satisfying.  My husband had 'something' on his tummy the doc couldn't diagnose.  He went in for a catscan, which graduated to a MRI.  It turns out he has a 'spot' on his pancreas.  It is not a cyst.  We met with doctor today.  The 'spot' is 1.7 centimeters.  They are scheduling an ultrasound/needle biopsy next week.  We will stay in RC for the biopsy and then possibly go on to May.  My poor husband.  I would like to request prayer for him. 
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: sjc on July 01, 2009, 08:44:58 PM
My 1500th Post:  I chose this thread to be my 1500th because it is a milestone...  And to me this thread is the most important one on these boards.  We have become family; having laughed, cried and prayed together.  So for all of us who are praying may you reach a milestone in your life.

Leslie: 
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Okay, so let me find some good...
You have all of us in your corner.  We all have a lot of crap lousy luck lately; AND the weather isn't helping...but we must look at the glass as half full.  I spent all day Monday (yet again) at the doctor's with my mother...guess what?  I'm grateful.

So, I offer up my 1500th post in hopes of 1500 MIRACLES...they do happen.  May our prayers be answered and our burdens be lessened...sjc
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: koolmnbv on July 02, 2009, 12:42:38 AM
Leslie I will keep you in my prayers. Sometimes it seems like 'when it rains it pours' but the sun will shine for you and SOON! (even more literally for you because of the bad weather in your area)

I also think getting down mentally adds to the overall hopelessness feeling. It is like a terrible viscious circle. The worse things get on the outside, the harder they seem on the inside which leads to more overall unhappiness and depression. Try to stay positive (I know easier said than done.) Everyone on KB is here for you and will be praying the whole way along.

Also just getting caught up with everyone else, I will keep praying for all the requests noted in this thread.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Leslie on July 02, 2009, 04:44:00 AM
Thanks everyone for all your kind words -- they really help. Thanks for your prayers, too.

L
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Anju No. 469 on July 02, 2009, 05:47:01 AM
Being able to verbalize also is a HUGH help.   Thanks to Harvey for giving us this little corner.



Barbara - I was awake the other night about 2ish, trying to think of things to say to you, how beautiful you are being pregnant and that Susan's idea of pictures is a good one, how you are really not responsible for your feelings because your hormones are out of kilter, etc., etc., etc.  We do have some wildlife in the area and about that time a skunk showed up in the area !  So my wonderful philosophical thoughts just disappeared.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Leslie on July 02, 2009, 08:13:34 AM
Well, all those prayers are making a difference.

My son realized he made a HUGE mistake in quitting his job impulsively. So he called this morning, apologized, and asked for his job back...which after an agonizing 90 minute wait (the program director needed to talk to the camp director)...was approved.

He'll stay here this evening to have birthday dinner with me and then get the 10:30 am ferry back to camp tomorrow.

Okay, a step in the right direction....

Thanks again,

L
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: geoffthomas on July 02, 2009, 09:01:13 AM
Leslie,
Wow.
I claim that as answered prayer.
I am so happy for you and for your son.

YES!!

Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Leslie on July 02, 2009, 09:44:22 AM
Leslie,
Wow.
I claim that as answered prayer.
I am so happy for you and for your son.

YES!!

Yes, I am happy too. I think he's had a big growing up experience over the past 48 hours. It really has been something.

L
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Cowgirl on July 02, 2009, 09:53:45 AM
That was 2 prayers answered...one he got his job back and two he learned a valuable lesson about life.  Make that 3...he made his Mom's day!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Leslie on July 02, 2009, 01:36:17 PM
That was 2 prayers answered...one he got his job back and two he learned a valuable lesson about life.  Make that 3...he made his Mom's day!

It really is.

He just came and talked to us more about his decision and then he said he's exhausted and off to take a nap. Those big emotional moments really do take it out of you, don't they?

L
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on July 02, 2009, 03:19:38 PM
Hi all.

Leslie, so glad to hear about your son.  Growing pains can hurt sometimes, but are definitely necessary at every age, in my opinion.

Geoff, thank you for the kind words. 
Had my endoscopy, and they decided to add a colonoscopy also.  Spent all day yesterday camped near a bathroom.  LOL.  Yet another use for my K.  Kept me company when I was cranky and drinking yucky stuff.
My test results showed nothing.  Which is good and bad.  I was hoping it would show where the internal bleeding is coming from.  And because we found nothing conclusive I still am not able to drive.  I go back to the doctor next week for next round to see what's going on. 

I'm still a bit groggy from the anesthesia, but wanted to catch up on the Boards. 
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Anju No. 469 on July 02, 2009, 04:16:29 PM
Oh deb so sorry they were unable to find a reason, knowing what's wrong is so much better than not knowing, but you survived your colonoscopy  ;D that is great news  ;)  (I had to have several within a few weeks a couple of years ago so I can totally emphasize with you.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Tippy on July 02, 2009, 05:34:39 PM
Glad the endoscopy is over, trust they will soon find the reason. . . blessings to you.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Pawz4me on July 02, 2009, 06:11:57 PM
Continued prayers for everyone and for all the needs that have been mentioned . . .
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: koolmnbv on July 03, 2009, 01:37:47 AM
Being able to verbalize also is a HUGH help.   Thanks to Harvey for giving us this little corner.



Barbara - I was awake the other night about 2ish, trying to think of things to say to you, how beautiful you are being pregnant and that Susan's idea of pictures is a good one, how you are really not responsible for your feelings because your hormones are out of kilter, etc., etc., etc.  We do have some wildlife in the area and about that time a skunk showed up in the area !  So my wonderful philosophical thoughts just disappeared.

Aww Dona, Thank you so much. I love how much everyone here truly cares. It is so good to have an outlet sometimes with people that give genuine thoughtful adivce, even if you don't know them. They still care! It means so much. Thank you

btw I hope the skunk didn't spray you! Thats some stinky stuff.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: koolmnbv on July 03, 2009, 01:40:32 AM
I am glad that your son got his Job back Leslie. That is one re-assuring thing off the list. 1by1 it will fall into place for you with all the power of prayer.

Also deb I hope they find some results soon. Until then you said the  tests could be a good thing or a bad thing, I am going to pray that this was a good thing and that when they figure it out all if ok for you! I hope so and I hope you feel better soon  :)
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on July 03, 2009, 05:35:09 AM
Reading and cathing up here. I've been sick 2 weeks today and was taken to the hospital by ambulance a week ago today. Still not sure what was going on. I have been run through the mill so to speak with all testing negative. I'm a nurse but it amazes me that you go to bed one night & can wake up very ill the next mornig. To beat that with all the medical technology we have you may never know what was wrong. I am beginning to feel better now and am oh so thankful!

I am praying for all my friends here.

Linda
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Anju No. 469 on July 03, 2009, 06:56:15 AM
Linda I was wondering where you were, glad I have you in my daily prayers anyway!  So sorry you, a medical person, had to go to the hospital!  Just what are we going to do with you and deb??????????  At least I know what is wrong with me LOL
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: lynninva on July 03, 2009, 07:48:56 AM
I am lifting these requests up in prayer.

Those big emotional moments really do take it out of you, don't they?


To Leslie, and all the others that are facing difficult times,
They really do take a toll on you emotionally and physically.  Try to take care of yourself as you go through these trials.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Meredith Sinclair on July 03, 2009, 04:57:56 PM
I would like to Thank You all for your prayers, they are definitely working! BIL had a quadruple (fixed one more, while he was in there) bypass yesterday morning about 8:30 and when we got there this morning he was off of the ventilator and eating jello! GOD IS GOOD! :) I will continue to pray for all of you... although I have not been able to catch up on posts yet. I will pray for my KB friends and family. God Bless you all. AND thank you again for your prayers.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: koolmnbv on July 03, 2009, 09:22:06 PM
I would like to Thank You all for your prayers, they are definitely working! BIL had a quadruple (fixed one more, while he was in there) bypass yesterday morning about 8:30 and when we got there this morning he was off of the ventilator and eating jello! GOD IS GOOD! :) I will continue to pray for all of you... although I have not been able to catch up on posts yet. I will pray for my KB friends and family. God Bless you all. AND thank you again for your prayers.

Thank God for Answered prayers! Glad to hear of his condition Meredith!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: geoffthomas on July 04, 2009, 06:00:21 AM
Thank God for Answered prayers! Glad to hear of his condition Meredith!
Meredith,
I am so happy for you and your family.
HE is the answer.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Meredith Sinclair on July 04, 2009, 06:40:00 AM
Meredith,
I am so happy for you and your family.
HE is the answer.

Thanks Geoff. We are amazed... the doctor's are saying he may get out of the hospital MONDAY! Yep, GOD IS GOOD!

Thank God for Answered prayers! Glad to hear of his condition Meredith!

Thank You for caring Kool, it means a lot! :)
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Anju No. 469 on July 04, 2009, 07:25:23 AM
I feel so warm and fuzzy today with all the good news!  Thanks for keeping us up on your BIL Meredith.  Are you doing ok kool?  Heard there is lots of rain in Florida, hope you can enjoy all your friends.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on July 04, 2009, 07:50:30 AM
Meredith so thankful your BIL is on the mend.  :)

I said an extra prayer for our troops and their families last night and today and ask that all of you do the same. I was so moved watching world news last night. Our men and women carrying what looks to be 40 to 50 pounds of supplies on their backs in temps 110 degrees. There were canals dug in the 1950's (can't remember the reason?) so our troops feet stay wet above their ankles. I cried watching this because of the terrible conditions. I needed that reminder of what price is paid for the freedom we are blessed with.

God Bless our troops and may God bless America.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Suzanne on July 04, 2009, 09:08:32 AM
Meredith, what wonderful news!!! I will continue to pray for him.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: sjc on July 04, 2009, 08:35:51 PM
Looks like some good reasons to celebrate for the fourth!!

Deb:  Hang in there. You said good and bad; I consider it good because those particular tests which were negative, are for the real serious stuff...so I think it's looking up from here, even though you can't drive.

You're still in our prayers.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Meredith Sinclair on July 04, 2009, 10:40:29 PM
Meredith, what wonderful news!!! I will continue to pray for him.
Meredith so thankful your BIL is on the mend.  :)
I said an extra prayer for our troops and their families last night and today and ask that all of you do the same. I was so moved watching world news last night. Our men and women carrying what looks to be 40 to 50 pounds of supplies on their backs in temps 110 degrees. There were canals dug in the 1950's (can't remember the reason?) so our troops feet stay wet above their ankles. I cried watching this because of the terrible conditions. I needed that reminder of what price is paid for the freedom we are blessed with.
God Bless our troops and may God bless America.
I feel so warm and fuzzy today with all the good news!  Thanks for keeping us up on your BIL Meredith.  Are you doing ok kool?  Heard there is lots of rain in Florida, hope you can enjoy all your friends.
Thanks everyone! He is now out of Intensive Care! :)
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on July 05, 2009, 06:39:56 AM
Wanted to share this devotion on prayer.

05 July 2009 
Become an 'in everything' pray-er!
"...In everything, by prayer...present your requests to God."
Philippians 4:6 NIV 
One Christian author writes: "Often when I pray, I don't talk to God about things that I'm really thinking about because they just don't sound very Spiritual. So I'll pray about world peace, or the missionaries, or something like that. But my mind keeps wandering back to what's really on my heart. The solution to this wandering-mind problem is contained in this phrase: 'In everything.' I must pray what is in me, not what I wish was in me. Praying what's really in my heart is an 'in everything' kind of prayer. I don't wait to clean up my motives or try to sound more Spiritual than I am. I pray what's really in me. If you're going to grow in prayer and overcome worry, you must begin by becoming an 'in everything' pray-er. Whether your request is large or small, whether your motives are mixed or pure, whether what you ask is wise or foolish, God can sort it all out. You can trust Him to respond wisely. He's not going to give you something foolishly. But you've got to learn to hold your prayer loosely and trust that if God doesn't answer it the way you want it to be answered, He knows what He's doing; He has very good reasons. It's such a simple thing to go through your day asking God, 'What's the one thing needed that You have for me in this moment?' And when He reveals it to you, you need to do it!"
Don't debate, don't rationalise, don't postpone. Whoever you are, whatever your background, starting this moment you can do it. You can become an "in everything" pray-er.
 
Soulfood Bible Readings
Ruth 1:3-18, Acts 8:26-40
 
 

Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Wheezie on July 05, 2009, 06:45:34 AM
Linda,
Thank you for sharing this.
Lettie
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Suzanne on July 05, 2009, 08:21:28 AM
Linda, Thanks! That is such good advice.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Cowgirl on July 05, 2009, 08:43:41 AM
As usual Linda, you find inspiring words!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: chiffchaff on July 05, 2009, 09:04:37 AM
thanks Linda, this was good for me to read right now
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on July 05, 2009, 10:27:56 AM
I only have a few minutes here at home while gathering up more things to take to my boyfriend's house.  I'm still not allowed to be alone.  I understand your frustration, Linda.  It's very hard to be dependant on someone to take me places till I get the ok to drive again.  I wanted to post and thank everyone for your kind words and check and see how you all are doing.  I've been thinking of my KB friends and missing you all.  Only dial up at Jim's house, and slow dial up at that. 
My thoughts are with everyone.  Hope you all had a good 4th. 
Miss everyone.
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Anju No. 469 on July 05, 2009, 10:34:01 AM
Linda - how are you feeling?

Thank you for the reading - quite inspirational.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Cowgirl on July 05, 2009, 10:35:02 AM
deb...you need to pray for a faster internet connection.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on July 05, 2009, 10:45:51 AM
^^^I KNOW!!!  I hate being without internet.  It's one thing to go without for a couple of days, but I'm looking at a week or more.  Yikes.  I am getting a lot of reading done though.  LOL.
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on July 05, 2009, 12:22:38 PM
Drenee and Anju I am almost 100%, back to work tomorrow.

I am so thankful to feel GOOD and NORMAL again! The frustration is no one knows what was wrong and of course all testing was normal. Two doctors have said it was a virus, I think that is what they say when they don't have a clue. Makes me aware that in spite of all the medical technology we know who the great physician is. Thanks to all of you for the prayers and well wishes.

Love you all,
Linda
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Anju No. 469 on July 05, 2009, 12:32:26 PM
deb we will miss you a lot but will be praying for you a lot.  Check in when you can!

Wanna come to Mexico and stay with us?
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Meredith Sinclair on July 05, 2009, 04:52:07 PM
You are all in my prayers. :)
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Neversleepsawink;) on July 05, 2009, 08:30:08 PM
Wow, glad to hear some good news.  I'm praying for all.  :)
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on July 08, 2009, 12:27:55 PM
deb we will miss you a lot but will be praying for you a lot.  Check in when you can!

Wanna come to Mexico and stay with us?
Of course.  Who wouldn't?  LOL.   

I'm finally home.  I went back to my PCP today.  Now it's just a matter of ruling things out till we get this situation figured out.  But at least I'm home.  I really missed being home. 
Thank you everyone for thinking of me.
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on July 08, 2009, 12:35:22 PM
Deb, I know just being home will make you feel better. I hope they have some answers for you soon. Take care!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on July 08, 2009, 12:42:10 PM
Thank you, Linda.  I do feel better being home.  In fact, I looked at my clock about 20 minutes ago hoping it was at least 6:30 or 7 so I could put on my jammies and climb into my own bed.  Alas, it wasn't even 3:30.  LOL. 

deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Tippy on July 08, 2009, 05:23:51 PM
Linda,

Thank you for your words about prayer.  What your wrote makes so much sense and has been very uplifting as my husband and I go through this process.  Thank you for sharing.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Kathy on July 10, 2009, 07:47:57 PM
I'm having a very difficult time since my fall a month ago. Just found out today that I have 3 bulging discs in my neck, two small fractures in my clavicle and very strained muscles. Can't believe that a fall would cause me this much problems. They also did a MRI on my brain because I hit my head so hard and found a white matter that indicates small vessel disease or chronic ischemia. I now have to see a neurologist for that. I have been telling my ear, nose and throat Dr. that I have a problem with my right ear and the MRI shows that I have chronic right mastoiditis in that ear, which is fluid in the inner ear. This is so frustrating because I had bad ear infections as a child which caused me to have hearing loss at young age. I have suffered from tinnitus for over 10 years and have been told there is nothing wrong. Sorry to unload on everyone, but I'm so frustrated right now because the pain has been so unrelenting the last few weeks.

Now on the good side my Dr. gave me a new pain medication which seems to be working better than what I have been taking. I also realize that I'm so lucky that I can get good healthcare. There are so many people that have no access to good healthcare and would just have to suffer. I know that there are others here that are so seriously sick that it makes me ashamed to be feeling so down about this. I will keep everyone in my prayers and would appreciate your prayers.

Thanks so much for listening to me.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on July 10, 2009, 07:49:49 PM
Kathy, so sorry to hear about all of this.  I'm glad they've found some meds that can work for you.  You know you can always vent here, and we'll support you. 
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: geoffthomas on July 10, 2009, 08:14:21 PM
Oh, Kathy.
Good Heavens, girl.
I will be in prayer for you.
Asking for healing of our your issues.

We want you to be free of pain and a happy camper.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Anju No. 469 on July 11, 2009, 06:51:14 AM
Kathy - so sorry to hear about your on-going problems!  Glad your pain meds are kicking in, and that everything will work out eventually.  Like deb said, we are here to listen read your rants and support you with our prayers and hugs.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Kathy on July 11, 2009, 08:51:03 AM
Thanks everyone. Was really feeling sorry for myself last night. It was rant or cry. Ranting seemed more productive. No red eyes and headache from ranting. ;D
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Leslie on July 11, 2009, 09:23:50 AM
Kathy, I am thinking about you and holding you close.

Leslie
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on July 11, 2009, 04:39:03 PM
Kathy, sorry to hear about your problems from the fall. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

Take care of yourself,
Linda
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Andra on July 11, 2009, 05:08:24 PM
(((((((Hugs))))))) from me too Kathy.  You know we are here for you, so rant if you need to.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Cowgirl on July 11, 2009, 08:27:06 PM
Kathy...praying for you to get better...
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on July 12, 2009, 05:51:16 AM
Contining to pray for safe travels for Cherie (lesedi). I know she is missed by her congregation and pray the transition into retirement is a smooth one. We miss you!

Linda
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Kathy on July 12, 2009, 07:18:02 AM
Thanks everyone. Feeling better. I'm leaving on a business trip for a week today and I'm dreading it. Should be OK once I arrive, but dealing with suitcase and briefcase will be interesting. I have my manager traveling with me, so she will be a help. Keeping everyone in my thoughts and prayers.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: lesedi on July 12, 2009, 07:44:44 AM
Am praying through the various concerns.

Kathy - praying for healing and for travelling mercies for you. Take good care of yourself.

I am thankful to be home after two vacation trips (although can you call it "vacation" if you're retired?) with limited computer & cell phone access. And am thankful that the pastoral transition is going smoothly at the beloved church.

It's good to be back among y'all...

Cherie

Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Rasputina on July 14, 2009, 09:25:47 PM
Could you all add my family to your prayers. The company my hubby worked for is going out of business and he was laid off. He hasn't been able to find work here and now we are having to look out of the area. We are going to take a trip and see if he can find work in another state. 
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Meredith Sinclair on July 14, 2009, 09:47:03 PM
I'm having a very difficult time since my fall a month ago. Just found out today that I have 3 bulging discs in my neck, two small fractures in my clavicle and very strained muscles. Can't believe that a fall would cause me this much problems. They also did a MRI on my brain because I hit my head so hard and found a white matter that indicates small vessel disease or chronic ischemia. I now have to see a neurologist for that. I have been telling my ear, nose and throat Dr. that I have a problem with my right ear and the MRI shows that I have chronic right mastoiditis in that ear, which is fluid in the inner ear. This is so frustrating because I had bad ear infections as a child which caused me to have hearing loss at young age. I have suffered from tinnitus for over 10 years and have been told there is nothing wrong. Sorry to unload on everyone, but I'm so frustrated right now because the pain has been so unrelenting the last few weeks.
Now on the good side my Dr. gave me a new pain medication which seems to be working better than what I have been taking. I also realize that I'm so lucky that I can get good healthcare. There are so many people that have no access to good healthcare and would just have to suffer. I know that there are others here that are so seriously sick that it makes me ashamed to be feeling so down about this. I will keep everyone in my prayers and would appreciate your prayers.
Thanks so much for listening to me.
You are in my prayers. God Bless.
Could you all add my family to your prayers. The company my hubby worked for is going out of business and he was laid off. He hasn't been able to find work here and now we are having to look out of the area. We are going to take a trip and see if he can find work in another state. 
I will be praying for you. God Bless you.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Anju No. 469 on July 15, 2009, 06:05:55 AM
I am so glad we have this prayer thread. 

Rasputina, your family will be in my prayers.  There are a couple of job info threads in the not quite kindle, you might see if they can be of assistance.

Kathy hope you are doing better.

deb any word on your test results yet?
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Cowgirl on July 15, 2009, 06:05:55 AM
Could you all add my family to your prayers. The company my hubby worked for is going out of business and he was laid off. He hasn't been able to find work here and now we are having to look out of the area. We are going to take a trip and see if he can find work in another state. 
Say no more...you will be added to my prayers.  I keep hoping and praying this recession has hit bottom.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on July 15, 2009, 06:12:43 AM
Dona, just had more tests this morning.  I'm going to bug my doctor's office for the results starting this afternoon.  I'm feeling better, so I'm very hopeful it was all a fluke somehow.  (Denial works for me.)
I'm hoping to know something by tomorrow at the latest.
Thanks for asking.

Kathy, hope you're doing a bit better every day.
Rasputina, I'm so sorry to hear about another family in a crisis.  Please keep us posted.
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on July 15, 2009, 06:15:03 AM
Could you all add my family to your prayers. The company my hubby worked for is going out of business and he was laid off. He hasn't been able to find work here and now we are having to look out of the area. We are going to take a trip and see if he can find work in another state.  

Praying for you & your husband Rasputina. May God open a door for you during this difficult time. I too pray that the recession is coming to an end.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Cowgirl on July 15, 2009, 06:34:05 AM
Praying for you & your husband Rasputina. May God open a door for you during this difficult time. I too pray that the recession is coming to an end.
May God open a door for you during this difficult time.
Linda reminds me that during 2 other recessions when my husband lost his job 2 unbelievable opportunities came our way that never would have happened otherwise.  I'm praying you find the same.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Rasputina on July 15, 2009, 07:08:10 AM
Thanks everyone. I'm trying to feel positive about this. My intellectual self knows that it will be fine and I've been wanting to move for a long time, but my emotional self is having a temper tantrum because we were doing very well here until the recession. The only reason we stayed here so many many years was because he was so successful in his career.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: marianneg on July 15, 2009, 05:19:16 PM
Rasputina, what does your husband do?
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Kathy on July 15, 2009, 05:26:24 PM
Thanks everyone for your thoughts and prayers. It has been a hard week, working out of town but everyone is supportive. The neck brace seems to be helping and the shoulder is healing. I just found out I have to stay another week, but my best friend lives here in Dallas so going to go spend some time with her. We will have some good quiet time together and I'm looking forward to it.

Rasputina, I hope your husband finds work soon. I know how hard it is to be out of work. My husband was out of work for 8 months 2 years ago and we are still recovering. Please let us know what he does for a living and we can all start helping with the job search.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Rasputina on July 15, 2009, 05:45:02 PM
He is in wholesale commercial plumbing sales. Basically he sells everything from the the pipe, valves and fittings to the plumbing fixtures in commercial construction. So hotels, office buildings, hospitals ect.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on July 16, 2009, 06:56:12 AM
I am reaching out to my OYB friends and prayer warriors.

My daughter called about 30 minutes ago saying she needs to get her life straightened out and wanting to know if she could come live with Jay & I until she can get on her feet. As most of you know she has been gone since November 3rd. This is a complicated situation so I ask that all of you please lift us in prayer. She is a grown woman with childrenof her own, not a child. I am so nervous that I feel very nauseated. I am afraid to get too hopeful because the last time she asked to come home she changed her mind. I continue to pray that God's will be done although there are so many selfish things I want to ask for. This has been such a difficult and painful time in our lifes and I pray it is coming to an end.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on July 16, 2009, 07:02:28 AM
Linda, I will continue to remember your family.  What a difficult situation. 
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Rasputina on July 16, 2009, 07:05:28 AM
Linda, your family is in my prayers.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Wheezie on July 16, 2009, 07:13:37 AM
Linda,
I am continuing to pray for you and your family.
Lettie
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Cowgirl on July 16, 2009, 08:43:18 AM
Linda...I am praying this is the beginning of great opportunities for your daughter to get back on track...
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Anju No. 469 on July 16, 2009, 10:48:55 AM
Linda - it all starts one step at a time.  You have all of us behind you and sending you prayers and hugs and whatever support you need.  Perhaps this is the beginning.  Please just don't get so stressed out about life, take it as it comes, one minute at a time.

Hugs for both you and Jay!

Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Suzanne on July 16, 2009, 02:01:20 PM
Since this thread has started (and it is such a blessing), we have many prayer requests. Some are from people I don't know. But I am keeping all of you in my prayers. I don't want to give the impression I am ignoring anyone.

Kindle Boards has become quite a large site from our early days. I remember back when I joined last November (I think that's when it was!), I made a point of reading all new posts every day!! Heavens to Betsy, I can't do that anymore!! I do check the One-Year Bible thread daily and The Book Bazaar daily for the freebies & bargains. But only occasionally do I stray elsewhere. So there are a lot of names that are not familiar to me.

It's just wonderful that the members of Kindle Boards are like family. Even though we don't know each other, we can turn to each other for prayer & support during difficult times.

Linda, I have been praying especially hard for you. You have been on my heart for some reason. I will continue to supplicate our Heavenly Father to give you the right solution. He knows what is best for all concerned.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Kathy on July 16, 2009, 05:13:57 PM
Linda, I'm thinking of you and praying that everything will work out. I had a very difficult time with my daughter, but with lots of bumps and scrapes along the way she turned her life around. We are so close now and she has a wonderful life and family. Never give up and always be there for her.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: lynninva on July 16, 2009, 07:48:51 PM
Linda, I am especially holding you & your family up in prayer.  I know it can be difficult to have a grown child move back home and this will be confusing for her husband and children also.  It is good that she felt she could ask you to come home. 

I will be praying that she follows through and is able to get the help she needs when she returns.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Betsy the Quilter on July 16, 2009, 09:08:52 PM
I am reaching out to my OYB friends and prayer warriors.

My daughter called about 30 minutes ago saying she needs to get her life straightened out and wanting to know if she could come live with Jay & I until she can get on her feet. As most of you know she has been gone since November 3rd. This is a complicated situation so I ask that all of you please lift us in prayer. She is a grown woman with childrenof her own, not a child. I am so nervous that I feel very nauseated. I am afraid to get too hopeful because the last time she asked to come home she changed her mind. I continue to pray that God's will be done although there are so many selfish things I want to ask for. This has been such a difficult and painful time in our lifes and I pray it is coming to an end.

Linda,

I know you've been worried about your daughter!  Prayers for you and your family!

Betsy
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: koolmnbv on July 16, 2009, 09:24:30 PM
Linda I will keep praying for Gods will to be done for your family. Some situations are so hard because what you want and what God wants may be so different so it makes it very hard to understand,  but I will be praying along with everyone else!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Meredith Sinclair on July 16, 2009, 10:05:46 PM
I am reaching out to my OYB friends and prayer warriors.
My daughter called about 30 minutes ago saying she needs to get her life straightened out and wanting to know if she could come live with Jay & I until she can get on her feet. As most of you know she has been gone since November 3rd. This is a complicated situation so I ask that all of you please lift us in prayer. She is a grown woman with childrenof her own, not a child. I am so nervous that I feel very nauseated. I am afraid to get too hopeful because the last time she asked to come home she changed her mind. I continue to pray that God's will be done although there are so many selfish things I want to ask for. This has been such a difficult and painful time in our lifes and I pray it is coming to an end.
I am convinced prayer is the answer. I will be praying for you all.
Thanks everyone. Was really feeling sorry for myself last night. It was rant or cry. Ranting seemed more productive. No red eyes and headache from ranting. ;D
Keep believing in the Power of prayer.

Also praying for your family Rasputina
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Rasputina on July 17, 2009, 05:48:41 AM
I'll be praying for you all while we are out of town. I'll check in when I can.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Tippy on July 17, 2009, 05:58:37 AM
July 1st they discovered growth on my husband's pancreas.  He has had the biopsy, inconclusive as to cancer.  To be a little more plain, the biopsy came back negative on the cancer, but they don't know what the growth is. 

We have consultation with doctor today as to next step.  His children and I want him to go on to Mayo.  It is fairly easy access to us.  I hope you will pray with us for God's direction in this matter and for my husband's healing.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on July 17, 2009, 06:26:13 AM
Tippy, thank you for sharing.  You and your family will definitely be in my thoughts.
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Andra on July 17, 2009, 06:33:03 AM
Tippy, praying for you and your family.  My mother has survied both breast and colon cancer and it was definitely easier once we had an accurate diagnosis.  Not knowing what was going on was the hardest part of the situation.

Rasputina, praying for a safe trip and a good opportunity for your husband to find a job he really enjoys.

Linda, praying for your family as well and hoping that your daughter will come home.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on July 17, 2009, 07:48:12 AM
Tippy I am praying for you, your husband and the family. I pray that God will give wisdom to the physicians to find the diagnosis and treatment in a timely fashoion. Waiting and not knowing is difficult.

I want to thank all of you and tell you the strength and peace I am getting from you and the many prayers on our behalf.

My daughter is here. She and I talked for about 2 hours yesterday afternoon, she, Jay & I talked last night. It is very complicated. Neither of us slept well but the thing we are doing is complete honesty no matter how difficult. We would be doing a disservice to each other to do anything less. Things she told me were all things I had as a Mother's intuition but received confirmation on. Drugs, alcohol, domestic abuse, some type of control issues....

As I am typing this she has received a call and seems she is leaving again. How quickly things can change.

 I just don't know anymore but I do know my Father is in control and will not give me more than I can handle. Please continue to pray.

Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on July 17, 2009, 07:54:23 AM
Linda, my mother's heart is hurting with you. 
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: koolmnbv on July 17, 2009, 08:51:14 AM
Please pray for my moms mamogram today. Its just a yearly routine one but I still worry everytime. Thank you all

Linda, I will keep praying for you and your family. Sometimes the peace of prayer is the only thing to rely on during such hard and confusing times. My heart is with you.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Tippy on July 17, 2009, 02:45:16 PM
Good news. . . the mass is not the pancreatic cancer that is a 'death sentence'.  The doctor still has no idea what it is, but it most be removed.  We are going to Mayo -- still waiting to hear the date/time although we know the doctor's name -- isn't that weird?  Thank you for your prayers.  We still have a ways to go on this situation, but right now I am doing a happy dance, praising God. 

Linda, praying for you and your family.  Rasputina, for you and your husband that doors will be opened, and Kool, for your mother's mammogram.  I have no words of wisdom, simply prayers. 
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Pawz4me on July 17, 2009, 03:40:03 PM
That's absolutely fabulous news, Tippy!  I had been especially keeping your DH in my prayers.  Continued prayers that everything can be taken care of simply and easily.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Tippy on July 17, 2009, 10:41:36 PM
Thank you Pawz4me.   The prayers and support have meant the world to my DH (and me...).  It is impossible to say Thank you enough.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: koolmnbv on July 18, 2009, 01:01:46 AM
Good news. . . the mass is not the pancreatic cancer that is a 'death sentence'.  The doctor still has no idea what it is, but it most be removed.  We are going to Mayo -- still waiting to hear the date/time although we know the doctor's name -- isn't that weird?  Thank you for your prayers.  We still have a ways to go on this situation, but right now I am doing a happy dance, praising God. 


I am glad to hear step 1 was positive news. I will keep praying for success all the way through!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: geoffthomas on July 18, 2009, 09:31:20 AM
I will lift up all your concerns during my "private time" with the Father today.

Please be encouraged!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Neversleepsawink;) on July 19, 2009, 05:24:34 PM
Everyone is in my prayers.

Linda, if she amitted to you all those things that is a great thing.  She is taking the first step.  I was in a abusive relationship for two years, when my son was 3 months I left my fiance.  It took me to long to leave him, but having a child changed me.  It was hard to admitt what I had been through.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on July 19, 2009, 05:50:43 PM
Great news Tippy! I am continuing to pray for you, your hubby & the physicians caring for him. I am lifting all of you in prayer and thanking God for all of my OYB friends and prayer warriors.

We have had a wonderful weekend with long talks, being honest with each other. We have laughed together and we have cried together. My daughter has made some wise decisions and shown amazing strength as she finds her way back to God. She could have taken the easy way out but she chose not to do that. We know that God is working in our life's and He is with us every step of the way. He has let us know this in special ways. Krys told me last night that she felt more at peace than she had in 10 months. We have a long way to go but we are on the right path. God is good!

Please continue the prayers on our behalf, I feel them.

Linda
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Neversleepsawink;) on July 19, 2009, 07:04:32 PM
I wanted to share something...I got baptized for the first time on July 12th.  I'm 30 years old and pregnant, and it was one of the most amazing days of my life.  My sisters (ages 34&27) and mom (age 53) got baptized at the same time.  What a great experience to go through with my family.  :)  P.S.  I'm a member of the Harvest Church in Riverside CA.  What a wonderful church.  Pastor Greg Laurie is a great man.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Tippy on July 19, 2009, 07:56:48 PM
Linda, it takes a lot of courage to be totally honest both in the telling and in the listening.  I applaud you and your family and thank God for the work he is doing in your lives.   Courage and faith seem to me to be the key words.  I am holding you up in prayer that God will keep all of you safe in the palm of his hand, that he will lead and direct and that your lives will be healed.

Neversleepsawink, congratulations on your baptism and the baptism of your sisters and your mother.  May you spend many years celebrating this important day and the decision each of you have made.

My DH is beginning to talk more about what he is feeling and thinking.  He likes to think things through and have all his ducks in a row before he speaks.  I am his 'souler' opposite, but it certainly feels good to be talking about all of this.

A friend of mine her husband are opposites in many ways.  We were talking about it one time and she told me 'If both people in a marriage are exactly alike, one of them isn't necessary'.  I have thought about that many times both in respect to marriages and friendships.  God has given each of us different talents, abilities and life experiences.  As a result we are blessed by the people in our lives and we are also blessings to the people in our lives.  It makes me smile.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Anju No. 469 on July 20, 2009, 10:57:15 AM
Never - how wonderful for you and your family!  I am so excited.

Linda - one step at a time -PTL

Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Leslie on July 20, 2009, 04:46:54 PM
Hi everyone,

I wanted to give you an update on my father. He died this afternoon. My mom and I were at the hospital/hospice for most of the day. We left at about 2:45 and I said, "Good bye, daddy, see you soon," and mom said good bye too. The nurse went in at 5:30 and he was dead so we don't know exactly when he died, but I suspect it was shortly after we left. My dad was a very private person and I think he was waiting for us to leave--he knew were there and knew when we left, even though he wasn't communicating verbally. He didn't want to die in front of us and waited til we were gone.

My mom actually seemed to be in a pretty peaceful place. Apparently yesterday he woke up, opened his eyes and said, "I'm sorry," and I think that was her goodbye. Today was just the last step.

I probably won't be around too much the next few days but I'll try to get on when I can. Believe it or not, all of my KindleBoards friends are a great source of comfort and friendship, and I want to be here and posting, if I can.

Hugs to all,
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on July 20, 2009, 04:48:41 PM
Leslie, you have my deepest sympathy. 
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Wheezie on July 20, 2009, 04:53:12 PM
Leslie,
I am so very sorry for you and your family. You are in my prayers.
Lettie
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Anju No. 469 on July 20, 2009, 05:24:12 PM
Condolences Leslie - and prayers for your family, especially your mother.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Lynn on July 20, 2009, 05:27:15 PM
Leslie, thinking and praying for you and your family

Lynn L
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: geoffthomas on July 20, 2009, 05:39:02 PM
Oh Leslie.
I am sorry.
I will stay in prayer for you and your family.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: geoffthomas on July 20, 2009, 05:41:39 PM
I come to you with a sad heart.
The 27 year old son of one of our dear church families was in a terrible auto accident on Friday.
In Georgetown Hospital, coma, on life support, minimal brain activity.
This is the latest report:
"He is now bleeding internally and the CAT scan
yesterday showed more deterioration. The drs are saying that even if he
pulls through this, he would no doubt be in a vegetative state because he
went so long without oxygen.  Please continue to pray for Stephen and for
peace and wisdom for the family ref the decisions that may have to be made
in the next day or so."
Please join me in prayer for the family and God's Will.
Thank you.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Cowgirl on July 20, 2009, 05:45:00 PM
Leslie...You and your family are in my thoughts and prayer. 
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Leslie on July 20, 2009, 07:17:45 PM
Thank you, everyone. Prayers and kind thoughts are truly appreciated...especially for my mom. She is having hard evening and I suspect the next few weeks will be tough. Hold her in your thoughts. Her name is Virginia.

L
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Suzanne on July 20, 2009, 08:41:46 PM
Leslie, I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: lesedi on July 20, 2009, 08:49:23 PM
Reading through and praying.

Leslie, I give thanks for your father's life - for all he brought to so many lives and the light he brought to those whom he loved. And I join the others in praying for you, your mother, your family and all who love your father. And I give thanks that his suffering is finished and he is released into an even greater fullness of life.

Geoff, I join you in praying for Stephen and his family as they face such difficult decisions. May God's great mercy and love guide them and sustain them.

In life, in death, in life beyond death, we belong to God. That remains our great hope.  

Cherie
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: koolmnbv on July 20, 2009, 08:50:35 PM
Leslie,
I am so very sorry for you and your family and your loss. You will all be in my prayers.

Geoff I will pray for your request as well, please keep us updated on the boy and his family
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Anju No. 469 on July 21, 2009, 05:29:29 AM
Virginia and Stephen have been moved to the top of my list. 

Isn't it wonderful that Thumper's friend has gone home?  I like to think we all had something to do with that, with our requests for God's will.

Blessings on all of you who are a part of this prayer chain. 
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on July 21, 2009, 06:41:52 AM
Leslie, I am so sorry. I am praying for you, your Mom & the family. You have some difficult days ahead as you go through the grief process. God will be with you every step of the way & may you find comfort, strength & peace. Holding you close in my thoughts and heart.

Geoff sorry to read of Stephen's accident. I will be lifting him and the family in prayer.

I continue to pray for all of you and to thank God for ya'll. I will never be able to put into words the strength I draw from all of you!! I can actually feel the power of prayer and know that God is at work in so many life's.

I ask continued prayers for Krys as she starts the road of recovery. It has and will be a bumpy road. We start the "Road to Recovery" program at my church Thursday night. We both are anxious but I think that is normal. God has lead us here and I continue to ask that His will be done. Krys continues to show strength and courage and I am proud of her.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: geoffthomas on July 21, 2009, 10:30:07 AM
I would like to thank you all for your prayers and concern.  I just received this email:

I have been advised that Stephen went on to glory a little after midnight this morning. Please pray for comfort for his family.

He was a sweet young man.  A little older than my daughter (my youngest).  His parents were my "brother and sister".  My grief for them is deep.  Stephen's father was at the hospital before I was when my wife lost the child we had tried for before my daughter.  He made the hospital let him be with her so that she would not be alone.  Stephen's mother had called him at work because she was concerned for us.  Now I will have to help them.
Stephen had accepted the Lord. So he has gone home and I rejoice that his time here is over. But I hurt for his parents. We are given gifts from the Lord - His children, to care for.  And we musn't be greedy or selfish when he wants them back.  But it does hurt.

Again I thank you.
For being you.
And for knowing the power of prayer.
Be encouraged!
He is risen and nothing else matters.

Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on July 21, 2009, 10:45:46 AM
Geoff I am so sorry and my heart goes out to his family & to you. I am in praise and thankfulness to our Father that he was saved. No more pain, no more sorrow. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Linda
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on July 21, 2009, 10:49:25 AM
Geoff, I'm sure you'll have the perfect words for this family.  You always seem to have the right words here. 
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Suzanne on July 21, 2009, 10:53:50 AM
Geoff, I am so sorry for the loss. What a blessing this family has to have you to lean on. You are such a caring and sensitive man; you will know the right thing to say.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Anju No. 469 on July 21, 2009, 10:55:38 AM
Linda, deb and suzi said it all better than I could.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Cowgirl on July 21, 2009, 11:00:01 AM
Geoff...It is so sad when somebody so young passes.  Words escape me at these times but I am sending prayers for his grieving family.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: PraiseGod13 on July 21, 2009, 11:03:00 AM
Oh, Leslie.... my dad died July 20th.... 6 years ago.  I'm so sorry and will definitely be praying for you, your mom, and family.  The Bible assures us that those who mourn will be comforted and we're all praying for you!!  It's so hard to lose those we love.
     Geoff, I'm so sorry to hear about Stephen even though we know he's in a much better place.  Again, my sympathy and prayers for all who mourn his loss on this earth.  
     God's blessings to all of the OYB prayer warriors..... you're an incredibly special group of people and my life is richer because you're in it.   Judy
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: koolmnbv on July 21, 2009, 11:01:48 PM
Geoff I am so sorry my prayers will be with the boy and his family.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on July 22, 2009, 08:14:45 AM
I must post this wonderful devotion... Because He lives I can face tomorrow. Praise God! ...Linda

God will bring you through
"...The God of all comfort."
2 Corinthians 1:3 NIV  
God can bring you through situations you think you won't survive, or feel you'll be stuck in forever. He can make you comfortable in the most uncomfortable places, and give you peace in the midst of trauma. Before your life is over you'll live, love, and experience loss. Losing some things will actually help you to appreciate the things you still have. It's the taste of failure that makes success sweet. You'll live each day not knowing what tomorrow holds, but confident that God has your tomorrows all planned out. They're not in the hands of your boss or your banker or your mate or anybody else. Nor are they in your own hands to manipulate and control. No, all your tomorrows are in God's hands.
Just because you don't recognise the path you're on doesn't mean that God's not leading you. He promises, "...I will lead them in paths they have not known. I will make darkness light before them, and crooked places straight. These things I will do for them, and not forsake them" (Isa 42:16 NKJV). So get to know God - you'll need Him. And He'll be there for you. He'll be there when everybody and everything else has failed you. He'll be there for you in the dark places. "...Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning" (Ps 30:5 NKJV). However long the night, morning always comes, and with it His joy. As you look back you'll realise that His grace protected you, provided for you, secured you, calmed you, comforted you and brought you through.
Times and seasons change, but not God. He's always "the God of all comfort."
 
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Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Andra on July 22, 2009, 10:36:08 AM
I am working out of town this week and don't have easy internet access, so I'm a little slow getting caught up.

Leslie, praying for you and your family, especially your Mom.
Geoff, praying for you and Stephen's family and friends.
Linda, good to hear that things are heading in the right direction for you and Krys.

I think this group is like having an extended family.  I'm so grateful to all of you.
I need a few good thoughts and prayers too.  My Tuxedo kitty is not responding very well to the chemo any more.  He still seems in good spirits, but he is starting to have more problems moving around.  I am afraind that he will not be with us much longer.  Please pray that I know when it's time to let go.  I am not handling this very well at all.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Rasputina on July 22, 2009, 12:54:28 PM
I'm just checking in. Leslie I'm so sorry about your dad.

We are still out of town, just checking in on the laptop at the hotel. The hubby found a place hiring his line of work and applied


OM gosh down pour of rain just hit on the balcony just had to run out and grab our towels drying out there. We are in New Orleans and just hoping he gets a call back about the job he applied for here. But now he is talking about opening his own business. So things are looking up.

Praying for everyone here.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Kathy on July 22, 2009, 02:18:11 PM
I'm out of town still and have limited access to internet. Just know that I'm thinking of everyone and you are all in my prayers.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: lynninva on July 22, 2009, 07:18:28 PM
Leslie, I am holding you & your family up in prayer over the loss of your dear father.  And for God's comfort, especially for your mom, as she faces the days to come without her life partner.

Geoff, I am sorry also to hear of the loss of your friend.  I pray for God's peace to comfort his family and yours and that may you have the right words of comfort to share with them during this time. 
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: PJP on July 22, 2009, 08:00:39 PM
I've been keeping everyone in prayer and now have a request as well . Can you all keep my husband and family in prayer . His job situation is getting shaky and we might have a lay off soon . In his line of work we have faced this in the past but with the economy the way it is I fear it might be harder this time around . It would be a comfort knowing all of you were praying .
PJP
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: koolmnbv on July 22, 2009, 08:27:42 PM
I've been keeping everyone in prayer and now have a request as well . Can you all keep my husband and family in prayer . His job situation is getting shaky and we might have a lay off soon . In his line of work we have faced this in the past but with the economy the way it is I fear it might be harder this time around . It would be a comfort knowing all of you were praying .
PJP

I am also keeping all the requests in my prayers. i will add you to the list. I hope your husbands job remains his.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Neversleepsawink;) on July 22, 2009, 08:51:47 PM
Everyone is in my prayers.  Sorry to all who have lost their loved ones. 
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on July 23, 2009, 12:03:50 AM
OK everyone, don't keel over from shock... Yes, it is me!! I am so sorry I haven't been around the past several weeks. I have been very busy with grandkids, parents, church work and life in general.  I have had you all in my heart and prayers and had to check in.

I rejoice with you who have had good news and I grieve with those of you who have suffered loss.

Leslie, I am lifting you and your mom up in prayer as you face the days ahead. I pray that as you go through the grieving process you are able to find joy in the memories of your father and the life he lived.

Linda, I am so thankful that you are able to be a loving example to your daughter and I will continue to pray for Kris as she makes her way back.

Never... I am so excited for you and your family! WOW, how awesome that you all got to experience your baptisms together!

I know I have missed so much the past couple of months, but I never forget you guys. Hopefully as summer winds down and the gkids are back in school I can resume a somewhat normal life!

My niece is still living with me and it is not going so well. Please pray that she gets a job soon so that she can find her own place to live!! As for me, the back has been much better, but I did have a small accident with the grandson's scooter and came very close to breaking my ribs! I am OK, and other than having a reaction to the dye from the Cat Scan and the bruising and tenderness in the ribs, I am still in one piece and declared by my grandson as the "coolest Grandma EVER!"  ;D

I will try to check in more often. I love you all and I promise to continue lifting you all in prayer daily.

Angela
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Tippy on July 23, 2009, 03:33:04 AM
Rasputina, PJP, and Angela I will continue to pray that God will open doors for you and keep each of you and your families safe in HIs care. 

May God richly bless each of you.

Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: koolmnbv on July 23, 2009, 03:52:08 AM
Glad you are back Angela and on the road to recovery, I will keep praying for you to get 100% healthy.

I go to the Doctor today for a baby appointment. Please pray everything is fine and normal with the baby and that all goes well in these last few stages of pregnancy and childbirth. It should be all fine just thought it couldn't hurt to pray.
Also please say a prayer that maybe today we are progressing into early un-active labor stages. I don't want to go overdue (unless the baby needs the extra time of course) So hopefully something is moving along down there.

Thanks all and I will keep all requests alive inprayer today. 
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Cowgirl on July 23, 2009, 06:28:03 AM
Angela...you were missed
Kool...Can't wait to see pictures of your beautiful little baby boy
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on July 23, 2009, 06:31:46 AM
Good morning everyone,

Angela so happy to hear from you, you have been missed!

PJP and Rasputina praying that a door will open for the job hunt. Ras take advantage of the good food while in New Orleans, love it. Kool I will be praying for a good "baby report" today,

Never I read about the wonderful news of your baptism along with your Mom & sister a few days ago. What a blessing & what a wonderful experience & memory you will have for the rest of your life.

Leslie you have been in my thoughts & my prayers. Please know we are all grieving with you. Geoff I am praying for Stephen's family & you & your wife.

I pray for & thank God for all of you daily.

I continue to feel the power of prayer. Krys & I are reconnecting, she is finding her way back to God and I am praising God & giving Him all the glory. Please continue to lift us in prayer.

Love to all,
Linda
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on July 23, 2009, 05:23:15 PM
Linda, thinking of you and your family as you go to your class this evening.

Remembering everyone else also.
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Leslie on July 23, 2009, 06:15:10 PM
Thank you everyone for all your kind thoughts and prayers. This feels like the longest week of my life...it just seems to go on and on. But we are all muddling through. I know it will get easier.

L
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Cindergayle on July 23, 2009, 06:18:10 PM
Leslie,

I am very sorry to hear of the loss of your father. You and your family will be in my prayers.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: koolmnbv on July 23, 2009, 08:59:38 PM
Just wanted to give an update, Baby report was great today. He's progressing right on track and everything looks perfectly on time.

Thanks for the love and prayers here everyone, I keep all requests in my prayers each day.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Anju No. 469 on July 24, 2009, 05:50:07 AM
Wonderful news Barbara  ;D
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on July 24, 2009, 07:23:49 AM
Barbara so happy to know the baby report was good!  :)

Just a quick update, Krys and the lady in charge of our church program are having a one on one meeting prior to classes next week. After communicating they feel this is the best approach. Jay & I will be going to my hometown to be with my brother, sister's and their families to celebrate my Mom's 83 birthday tomorrow. Krys will spend the weekend with her sister Angie. I am thrilled about them having "girl time" together.

Thanks for the continued prayers, please don't stop. I wish I had time to share all the work God is doing in our lives. It is amazing! I know everything happens for a reason. I am being pruned by God, I am growing in my faith, I am filled with joy & peace. We have a long way to go but the good far outweighs the bad.

 Praying and thanking God daily for all of you. I hope everyone has a blessed weekend.
Linda
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Tippy on July 24, 2009, 07:14:49 PM
Hi to all.  Linda, am so glad for you and your family.  I can see God is doing His work.  I continue to keep PJP, Rasputina, Kool and Leslie in my prayers.

We heard today from Mayo -- DH has tests on Thursday, July 29th and surgery on July 30th.  We are leaving on Tuesday.  DH's dear daughter, LeAnne is going with us.  She will be good for her father and a comfort to me.  She is such a lovely person.  She and her father are very much alike.  They both want to be the 'driver'.  I am the low man on the control totem pole -- but have made a decision -- they can have the front seat, I'll sit in the back and enjoy the trip.    ;D

Please keep Ralph in your prayers.  The surgery will be difficult requiring a 3-5 day stay in the hospital. Then the trip home, THEN keeping DH OFF his favorite tractor and OUT of the hayfield.  I tell you, ranchers may look different but they are all alike under the skin.   ;)
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: koolmnbv on July 24, 2009, 09:48:38 PM
Linda, I am so happy to hear about the good things happening in your life and with your family.

Tippy, I will keep your dh Ralph in my prayers and that he has a succesful surgery and recovery and can get back on that tractor as soon as realistically possible.

Love and prayers with you all,
Barbara Ann
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: ferretluver on July 28, 2009, 03:58:53 AM
I just found this thread and I am reading through all of the requests. I will keep everyone and pray for everyone who needs it.

I have a rewuest for a prayer please. I have been out of work now for 4 months. I have a second interview with a company this morning. Please pray that it goes well and I get an offer of the job. My unemployment will be running out next month.

Thank You
Lori
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on July 28, 2009, 06:11:26 AM
Welcome Lori, glad you found us. :) We are like family here, this group has certainly been a blessing to me. I will be lifting you in prayer as you go for your interview today, please keep us posted.

Linda
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: ferretluver on July 28, 2009, 08:18:43 AM
Thank You for the welcome Linda.
I truly believe in the power of prayer! I just got back from the interview and I will hear something by the end of the week.
I will keep you all posted.

Lori
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Suzanne on July 28, 2009, 05:38:27 PM
Lori, Welcome!! I read your post earlier in the day & said a prayer for you right then and there. I will continue to pray for you on this matter. Love, Suzi
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: koolmnbv on July 29, 2009, 02:54:35 AM
I just found this thread and I am reading through all of the requests. I will keep everyone and pray for everyone who needs it.

I have a rewuest for a prayer please. I have been out of work now for 4 months. I have a second interview with a company this morning. Please pray that it goes well and I get an offer of the job. My unemployment will be running out next month.

Thank You
Lori

Lori I will be praying for you too. Please let us know how it all turns out for you on your interview.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on July 29, 2009, 06:20:08 AM
Tippy praying for you and Ralph today as he has the tests and also praying for the medical team that will be performing the surgery tomorrow. May you feel God's comfort and strength during the days ahead.

God continues to work in our family everyday. Krys is making great progress. Please continue to lift us in prayer. Thanks to all for your love and support.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on July 30, 2009, 07:12:12 AM
Good devotion on prayer
Friday 31 July 2009     
 
Unanswered prayers
"You ask but do not receive..."
James 4:3 NKJV 
Pastor Jerry Sittser writes: "What would happen if all our prayers were answered? I thought about my early years when I was ready to conquer the world, with or without Christ. The group I led grew, I was riding a wave of success, everything I touched turned to gold. Eventually the ministry levelled off and lost momentum. Thank God it did...I'd become insufferably proud, a self-appointed expert. What would've happened if my prayers had been answered, our group had continued to grow and our programme had continued to receive recognition?"
James says, "You ask but do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives." There are certain prayers God won't answer for your own good.
Sittser continues: "Your cause may be right, but you may still be wrong; manifesting pride, gloating in victory, punishing wrongdoers with excessive severity and excusing sin. The great hazard for people on a crusade is...they become blind to their own faults. They fight for civil rights but treat...janitors like second-class citizens. They uphold standards of Biblical sexuality, but show little grace towards their spouse. Unanswered prayer is God's gift...it protects us from ourselves. If all our prayers were answered we'd abuse the power...use prayer to change the world to our liking, and it would become hell on earth. Like spoiled children with too many toys and too much money, we'd grab for more. We'd pray for victory at the expense of others...intoxicated by power...we'd hurt people and exalt ourselves. Isaiah said, 'The Lord longs to be gracious to you...therefore He waits...' (Isa 30:18 NAS). Unanswered prayer protects...breaks...deepens...and transforms. Past unanswered prayers, which left us hurt and disillusioned, act like a refiner's fire to prepare us for future answers."
 
Soulfood Bible Readings 
Deut 1-2, Luke 10:25-37, Ps 78:32-39, Pr 16:31
 

 
 
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Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: koolmnbv on July 31, 2009, 02:03:49 AM
That was beautiful Linda. Thanks for posting. I am sure all of have very much wanted a certain prayer answered at one time or another but it was not to be. We couldnt see God's Plan at the time, maybe we still can't but he has one and he is much wiser than us and has a further range of vision for us. Thank you for posting that.

I would like to let everyone know I had a very successful weekly baby dr.appt today. Thank you everyone for the prayers, the baby is still cooking in there but the dr. said things are progressing slightly and I might get to see my babys face a bit earlier than his Aug.19th due date. YAy!

I'd also like to ask for prayer for my aunt she had open heart and valve replacement 17 days ago and is still in a coma.
 She is off of all sedations medicines and can open her eyes but has not woken up. Her brain waves are normal and cat scans are all clear (so no brain damage thank God) but they cannot understand why she can't wake up. She is still up respirators and cannot breathe on her own. She also bit through her own lip and had to have that operated on. Her children do not know what to do, they are at a loss and can't even figure out what choice of action is best for their mother. Her youngest daughter is my age and also having a baby we are due a month apart and I can't imagine going through this without my mother the way she is.
Please pray my aunt and  for their family. 

Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on July 31, 2009, 08:45:30 AM
Kool, I'm so sorry to hear about your aunt.  Will keep her and her family in my thoughts.
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Suzanne on July 31, 2009, 09:26:45 AM
Linda, thanks for that devotional. It reminds me of the Garth Brooks song, Unanswered Prayers. I know that I thank God daily for unanswered prayers. God knew what was best for me; I sure didn't.

Kool, wonderful news that your check-up was good! Praise God! I was so sorry to hear about your aunt. I will be praying for your family.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: geoffthomas on July 31, 2009, 09:28:55 AM
Kool, will definitely be in prayer for your aunt and especially for her family.

Please be in prayer for my daughter's career plans.  She is 24, graduated a year ago from a fine small liberal arts school with honors.  Major in Eng. Minor in Asian Studies. And would like to work in a costume shop.  Not many full-time paying jobs there.  So she may have to do something else.  She currently has work in the costume shop of Signature Theater here in town.  But all arts are having belt tightening.  This place already had to let most of their full-time staff go.   She goes to anime conventions and makes her costumes for these events and has "master" status.  And she was lead student in her college's costume shop for the last two years there.
Just want her to find work that makes her happy.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: ferretluver on July 31, 2009, 11:23:44 AM
Hi all!
Prayers going out to all that need them.

Linda, That was beautiful! Thank You for posting that.

Kool, So sorry to hear abot your Aunt. I will keep her in my thoughts and prayers. Good news about the baby.

Geoff, I know what your daughter is going through! I am also seeking full time work, Which is very scarce around here. I will keep her in my prayers that she finds work soon.


Update on my interview. I did not get the job. I really need to find something soon. Please keep me in your thoughts and prayers that something will come along soon.

Lori
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Neversleepsawink;) on July 31, 2009, 11:31:04 AM
Everyone is in my prayers. 

I just wanted to thank everyone for praying for me and my little one growing inside.  Today is the one year anniversary of my baby passing, at the time I was 9 weeks along...because of your prayers my little one reached 2nd trimester yesterday.  I'm now 14 weeks, and in my fourth month.  Thank you everyone.  (((HUGS))).

Sorry I haven't been on much, my son was really ill, went to the doctors and they thought he had Diabetes due to his gluclose test.  Found out last night the new test came out perfect, and he is fine.  My sons fever is gone, and he is back to his normal goofy 7 year old self.  Its been a very stressful week.  My cat got sick again too, and we had to rush him to the pet hospital, he is fine now.  :)  God has been holding my hand, and everything turned out okay.  :)
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Kevis Hendrickson on July 31, 2009, 11:58:04 AM
NSW,

Sorry to hear that your son was sick. I am relieved to hear that he is better now. You and your family are definitely in our thoughts and prayers.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Kathy on July 31, 2009, 12:07:19 PM
Just wanted to thank everyone for praying for me. Everyone is in my thoughts and prayers.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Neversleepsawink;) on July 31, 2009, 12:54:46 PM
NSW,

Sorry to hear that your son was sick. I am relieved to hear that he is better now. You and your family are definitely in our thoughts and prayers.

Thank you.  That means a lot to me.  (((HUGS))).
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Tippy on July 31, 2009, 01:25:55 PM
(((Hugs Never))))  Glad both of your children are doing well. 

DH had surgery yesterday they removed the growth -- it is not cancer.  (PGFWABF!)  There were some surprises during the surgery, turns out he has chronic pancreatitus.  He will be in hospital until Sunday at least.  Today he has a lot of nausea and dizziness, but it is beginning to get better. 

Thank you all for your prayers.  It has meant so much to both of us.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Neversleepsawink;) on July 31, 2009, 02:34:14 PM
Tippy I'm so glad it's not cancer.  Glad things are going better.  (((HUGS))).  :)
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Lynn on July 31, 2009, 06:56:08 PM
Thinking, praying for and praising God for all here. Have a great weekend everyone.

Lynn L
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Leslie on August 01, 2009, 05:19:35 AM
I am thinking of everyone and holding you all close. Have a good weekend.

L
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on August 01, 2009, 05:22:21 AM
Tippy, so glad the news is better than expected. 
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: koolmnbv on August 01, 2009, 05:34:03 AM
I want to thank everyone for the prayers, they are all helping and are felt.

I will keep all the requests here in my prayers today and throughout the weekend.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on August 01, 2009, 09:33:50 AM
Praise God Tippy and glad your DH is on the road to recovery. Keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers. Wishing all a blessed week end.

Linda
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on August 02, 2009, 07:10:17 AM
Often we find ourselves in the midst of a storm. What a comfort to know that God is always with us. I found this devotion to be a wonderful reminder that we are never alone.

You'll get through this storm
"'It is I; be not afraid.'"
Mark 6:50  
Are you in a storm today? Then read these words: 'The boat was in the middle of the sea; and He was alone on the land. Then He saw them straining at rowing, for the wind was against them. Now about the fourth watch of the night He came to them, walking on the sea, and would have passed them by. And when they saw Him walking on the sea, they supposed it was a ghost, and cried out...But immediately He talked with them and said to them...'It is I; do not be afraid.' Then He went up into the boat to them, and the wind ceased' (Mark 6:47-51). There are four lessons here for us:
1) It's when we feel most separated from God, that He's teaching us the most. Dave Dravecky said, 'Looking back...I have learned that the wilderness is part of the landscape of faith, and every bit as essential as the mountaintop. On the mountaintop we are overwhelmed by God's presence. In the wilderness we are overwhelmed by His absence. Both places should bring us to our knees; the one, in utter awe; the other, in utter dependence.' 2) God doesn't show up early. Usually He comes in the worst part of the storm when you think you can't take any more - but He will always be on time. 3) God takes us through different storms, revealing more of Himself to us in each one. Otherwise there are aspects of His character, and divine strategies we'd never understand. 4) God's presence alone should be enough for us in any storm. The moment He shows up and says, 'It is I,' our every fear should be calmed.

 
Soulfood Bible Readings
Esther 4:13 - 5:3, Matt 6:16-21, Mark 2:18-22
 
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: koolmnbv on August 03, 2009, 05:54:04 AM
Thank you for posting that Linda. It is beautiful.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Wheezie on August 03, 2009, 10:04:49 AM
Thank you Linda, you always find the best stuff. I love those SoulFood Bible Readings, and I would love to know where they come from. Is it a book or web site?
Lettie
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on August 03, 2009, 12:01:18 PM
Hi Lettie, I love them too. My brother sent them to me for months and then I subscribed. It is amazing how so many of them seem to be written just when I need them.

http://www.thewordfortoday.com.au/subscribe.htm

Here is the website for you.

Linda
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Rasputina on August 04, 2009, 09:41:07 AM
Checking in, we got back from our trip a week ago, but my daughter has been really sick and now she gave it to me. My husband did get a job here but it's nearly a 50% pay cut. We are still looking for a full employment job for him.

Tippy I'm so glad that it isn't cancer.

Praying for everyone else. 
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on August 05, 2009, 01:51:34 PM
Please pray for my brother Ronnie who is having a heart cath with possible cardiac stent in the morning. I will be leaving at 3 in the morning driving to Mobile with my Mom & 2 sisters. His name is Ronnie Cannon.


Thank you
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Tippy on August 05, 2009, 02:26:45 PM
Ralph and I returned home from Rochester last night.  It was a long day.  The surgery went very well, the results, well all I can say is God does perform miracles, and now Ralph is healing.  No lifting, mowing the lawn, riding tractors, doing field work, etc. for 6 weeks.  No driving for 2 weeks.  Right now he still isn't feeling very peppy, so it is not a big deal.  I think in a few days and most certainly in two weeks it will be a bigger deal.

We go back to Mayo in October for a check-up and further testing.  They want to determine what is causing his chronic pancreatitis and I suppose run tests to make sure the pancreas is in good operating order.

Thank you again for your prayers.  Each and every prayers made a big difference and we so appreciate each and every one of you.

Blessings,  Tippy
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Wheezie on August 05, 2009, 04:55:53 PM
^^
Linda,
I ampraying for you and your family. Please keep us posted
Tippy,
I'm am glad that things are going better for you (and him). I know several people that have had pancreatitis and they were sick as a dog.

Praying for everyone-
Lettie
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: geoffthomas on August 06, 2009, 05:06:15 AM
May God bless you and touch you today.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Andra on August 06, 2009, 06:50:00 AM
Ongoing prayers for everyone.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on August 06, 2009, 05:20:13 PM
Thanks for the prayers, it was a long day with 9 hours on the road but Ronnie did great. No coronary artery disease, the doctor said his arteries were "beautiful." What they had thought was blockage was shadow of his diaphragm.

Tippy happy to hear you & Ralph are home again. Amazing how being at home speeds up your recovery.

I appreciate all of you!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: mwvickers on August 07, 2009, 11:42:09 AM
I would like to ask everyone to help me pray for direction and guidance. 

I am very interested in the area of Christian apologetics (defense of the faith) and have been for several years.  I am considering doing some further study in the area, but I have to be sure it is what to do, as it will take both time and money.

One option is an Institute from a respected seminary that will give me a diploma (not a degree) in the area of apologetics.  That may be enough to work with churches, but it may not.  I know it wouldn't allow me to work in a school or anything.  It is good material.  It is 10 books, some tests, and about 150-200 hours of lectures in audio and video format from respectable scholars.  It will run about $700 for the entire "course."  It's a lot of money, but it is a lot of material, too. 

Another option is to pursue an M.A. in Apologetics from that same seminary.  It is distance learning, so I don't actually have to go to the seminary (something I need since I am married, have a child now, and have a full-time job, LOL).  It is accredited, which is very important.  But it costs about $850 per course for probably about 20 courses (give or take).  That is about $17,000 all told.  I don't know if I can get financial aid, and I'm not sure I could take more than one course at a time at that rate, so it would take me quite a while to finish a degree.  I could take more classes once we pay off some debt we have, but that, too, will be a few years away. 

Your prayers are greatly appreciated.

Martin
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Kathy on August 07, 2009, 12:39:31 PM
Linda, I'm so happy Ronne is doing well. Tippy, I'm happy that everything is going well. I will be praying for their continued healing. Martin, I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers as well. I will continue to pray for everyone that needs some extra.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on August 07, 2009, 04:41:22 PM
Praying for all of you. Martin asking God to direct and guide you on the path He wants you to follow.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Suzanne on August 07, 2009, 04:51:15 PM
You are all in my prayers. Martin, I will pray that God shows you which way He thinks is best for you.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: lesedi on August 10, 2009, 02:46:10 PM
Praying through the list. God's blessings and mercy on all...

My 77 year old father, Austin, went into the hospital this morning for testing for bleeding somewhere in his gastrointestinal system. He had the same problem 3 years ago and they couldn't find where the problem was; a couple of transfusions and he was just fine. So I request prayers for his physician and the testing, as well as for Dad - who took his K2 with him so that he can read between tests.

Many thanks.

Cherie
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Tippy on August 10, 2009, 03:00:29 PM
Cherie, I am praying for your father and that God will guide his physician.  I am also praying for your family.  The most difficult part is waiting for a diagnosis so you know how to proceed.  I am trusting that God will keep all of you safe and serene during the waiting process.

It is so cool your Dad tooks his K2 with him.  I absolutely love knowing that he enjoys his Kindle.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on August 10, 2009, 06:19:51 PM
Cherie I am praying for your Dad, his doctors and you and the family. I hope he is home soon and feeling better. Happy to hear he has a K2 to help pass the time.

Linda
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: lesedi on August 11, 2009, 12:07:13 PM
Friends,

Many thanks for your prayers. I have a praise update on Dad - both tests did not reveal the source of his bleeding so they're now thinking that one of his medicines (Plavix) is causing the slow bleeding. They gave him 2 units of blood so he's looking and feeling better. He is now at home. Thanks be to God!

Now to pray for wisdom for his cardiologist and internist as they figure out what medicine to use in place of Plavix.

Not only does he love his K2, he gave one to a dear friend and his "sales speech" convinced 3 more friends to buy their own.  ;D  He needs to be on commission...

Cherie
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Cowgirl on August 12, 2009, 06:54:47 AM
My daughter is going through a round  of IVF treatments over the next month to hopefully conceive a sister or a brother for my granddaughter.  It took 4 attempts last time and she is only going to do this one more time.  She is the best Mother and it is so sad and painful to see my daughter go through this.  She could use some prayers for a few good embryos to fertilize and one to successfully implant.     
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: SongbirdVB on August 12, 2009, 07:08:23 AM
Prayers headed your daughter's way, Cowgirl. 
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on August 12, 2009, 08:42:47 AM
Praying for your daughter Cowgirl.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Tippy on August 12, 2009, 08:48:57 AM
I am praying for your daughter, Cowgirl.  I trust that God will richly bless her.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Cowgirl on August 12, 2009, 09:11:45 AM
Thanks everybody. I check for new prayer requests everyday and am amazed at everybody's support.   A lot of prayers have been answered here and I'm hoping one more miracle comes our way. 
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Andra on August 12, 2009, 01:49:48 PM
Cowgirl, praying for your daughter.
Also praying in general for our entire family here.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Suzanne on August 12, 2009, 05:56:27 PM
You are in my prayers, Cowgirl.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on August 15, 2009, 07:56:09 AM
Cherie, so glad to hear they figured out your Dad's problem. 

Cowgirl, I will be thinking of your daughter.

I have a prayer request of my own, please.  I accepted a new job last year and started the first of this year.  The job is about 100 miles from where I currently live.  There had been a couple of representations made by family members that if I accepted the job that would move me closer to home they would help me with buying a house.  These offers were unsolicited.  After I was locked into the job and doing the house hunting the offers were rescinded. 

I currently live in a very nice neighborhood, in a wonderful town home.  I have been looking for about 6 months now for an apartment nearer my job with absolutely no success.  Everything I look at is either too small, too grungy, or too expensive.  Or if I do find out about a nice apartment, it was rented just before I got there.  Errrr!!!

I've been a gypsy for the last 8 months and it's starting to wear on my health.  I'm just plain tired. 

I believe I need prayer in a couple of areas.  I don't want to be bitter about the offer disappearing for the help, but that is one of the reasons I accepted the job.  And that issue was discussed beforehand.  I feel like I was trapped.  I do not want to give the job up.  The pay and benefits are amazing. 

Please also pray that I will find an acceptable place to reside for the next 20 years. 

Thank you very much.
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: geoffthomas on August 15, 2009, 08:19:30 AM
Deb,
You have my prayers for a successful solution to this issue (finding new housing).
I understand your dilemma.
You are probably better that the deal with related parties did not work out.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on August 15, 2009, 08:25:28 AM
Geoff, I agree completely that I'm better off.  I think that's probably the reason it didn't go forward in the first place; I didn't want to live exactly where they wanted me to live.  I was not aware that was a condition. 

Thank you for the prayers.  I'm starting to get a bit anxious with winter coming.  I hated driving the icy roads last year.  I have to leave so early in the morning, oftentimes before the salt trucks are out on all of the roads. 
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on August 15, 2009, 09:55:21 AM
You are in my prayers Deb.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Cowgirl on August 15, 2009, 01:13:50 PM
Thoughts and Prayers for you Deb.....
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: KindleKay (aka #1652) on August 23, 2009, 03:33:15 PM
Hi All, I have been lurking around here for quite some time as I have started the One Year Chronological Bible on August 10.  I wanted to please request prayer for my Grandmother, who is 87 years old and in the CCU at the hospital with internal bleeding that they have been unable to control so far.  They are all in New Jersey and I am in Arkansas and I feel quite helpless.  I have been in prayer for her but thought that maybe I could expand that to those whom I "know" thanks to the power of the internet.

Thank you.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Wheezie on August 23, 2009, 03:54:44 PM
KindleKay-
You and your family are in my prayers. Keep us updated.
Lettie
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Kathy on August 23, 2009, 06:07:40 PM
Sorry to hear about your grandmother KindleKay. Hope they find a solution soon. Deb, keeping you in my thoughts for an apartment. Cowgirl I hope your daughter has wonderful news soon. Everyone is in my prayers and thoughts.

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Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on August 23, 2009, 06:10:27 PM
Thank you, Kathy
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: KindleKay (aka #1652) on August 23, 2009, 06:17:44 PM
Thank you Kathy, Lettie and everyone!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Lynn Bullman on August 23, 2009, 08:06:27 PM
I just read through the pages and for what it's worth, I will try hard to include everyone that asked for a prayer request in my poor prayers.  I'm certainly no expert when it comes to saying prayers...but what I lack in technique and ability I hope I make up for in earnestness and sincerity.

God Bless you all.

Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on August 23, 2009, 08:08:37 PM
Thank you, Lynn.  That's very sweet.
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Anju No. 469 on August 24, 2009, 09:50:03 AM
I have not been too good about posting replies for requests, but please be sure you are included in my prayers.  And let us know how things work out for you, we need praises also  :)
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on August 24, 2009, 10:38:51 AM
I pray for all of you on a daily basis. KindleKay I am praying for your Grandmother and the family.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Anju No. 469 on August 24, 2009, 03:04:01 PM
Linda - how are things going?
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: KindleKay (aka #1652) on August 24, 2009, 04:33:03 PM
Thank you all.... Today was a roller coaster day.  The doctors had to give GMom another pint of blood and were about to do a test involving dye to attempt to find the source of internal bleeding but they didn't want to do it because it would be a strain on her already problematic kidneys.  They scheduled the test but at the last minute decided not to, that the bleeding had slowed and they wanted to give her body time to heal itself.  <sigh> Do a test....don't do a test.... Frustrating when I am in Arkansas and they are in NJ and I am being kept in the loop via text messages!

Sorry, I had to vent.  I think I feel better now.  :)

And I am praying for you all as well... And I will post praises, too!  Since I have started reading my Chronological Bible I have found that every day's scripture relates to whatever I am dealing with: "attacks" at work; death; sickness, etc... God's word is so timely for me!  Some of my friends think I am crazy to start a year through the Bible on August 10 at Neamiah and I Corinthians but I am totally OK with it!  :)  God doesn't care where I start, just that I start!

I loved Esther the last few days and I am trying to get through Job as this is my least favorite book in the Bible... What are your thoughts?
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Anju No. 469 on August 24, 2009, 04:48:10 PM
I absolutely love the OYB - but I am not all that enamored with Paul and his view of women!  HRUMPH  :-X

I am just waiting to see what Suzi has in store for us next year!  And it does not matter when you start, just so you start.

Job has not been as bad as I thought he would be - so far that is.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: KindleKay (aka #1652) on August 24, 2009, 06:23:20 PM
Tee hee hee....And here I thought that I was the only one reading saying "Jesus did not say this....Jesus did not say this..."  I seem to take to heart only that which is in the gospels and relate everything else to them...  I have read the Bible Genesis-Job before and just got stuck at Job.  It is so LONG and drawn out....I just don't like it.  And I really dislike the parts about God "allowing" Satan to test Job.  I dunno.  I can't wrap my head around it.  I even read a book about Job from Charles Swindoll in hopes of understanding it better.  It helped some, but not enough... :(  Oh well, I will trudge through it!!  I am listening to my K2 "speak" it to me each morning through my cars aux input.  It takes some getting used to (the voice) but I am managing!  Hey, whatever works to delve into the Word, right?

Forgive me, Dona, as I am a newbie to this area, but who is Suzi and how is she going to impact my next year?! 
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: marianneg on August 24, 2009, 06:31:17 PM
I loved Esther the last few days and I am trying to get through Job as this is my least favorite book in the Bible... What are your thoughts?

Oh, I love Job!  The last part, especially, where God says, sit down, shut up, and listen!  God's monologue about His power and creation is one of the most beautiful passages in the Bible!

I absolutely love the OYB - but I am not all that enamored with Paul and his view of women!  HRUMPH  :-X

Oh, but Paul actually liberated women!  It was unthinkable at the time that a woman could be a free moral agent.  Women weren't allowed as far into the temple as even Gentile men, and I'm not sure if they were even allowed in the synagogue.  And then Paul came along and actually said that women and men were equal before God, through Christ.  In commanding women (and slaves, for that matter) to obey, he gave us our rights as free moral agents.  Outward obedience wasn't a choice back then, but they had the choice to serve as unto the Lord.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on August 25, 2009, 05:39:38 AM
This is a praise report. I want to thank all of my friends here for praying for me, my daughter Krys and our family and ask that you please continue. I could actually write a very lengthy post but will refrain form that. Much progress has been made. Praise God!!

I want to tell you that God is at work in our life's and we have been blessed. We have a long way to go but God is at work every single day. Your prayers and my prayers are working. Krys has been talking to her children everyday and writing to them. We leave on the 29th to go to VA for a 4 day visit. Please pray for us and for Dillan and Lexy. I feel we are all on a road of healing.

Love to all,
Linda
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on August 25, 2009, 05:52:22 AM
Linda, I am so very glad to hear your great report.  Your family has been on my heart the last couple of days, so I'm very happy to hear it's good news. 
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Suzanne on August 25, 2009, 06:21:08 AM
Just a quick note that I replied to Anju's & Kindle Kay's comments in the One-Year Bible thread. You can access that here:
http://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,2435.msg248155.html#new

Linda, I'm so glad things are going well. I will continue to keep you (and everyone else) in my prayers.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: geoffthomas on August 25, 2009, 11:00:32 AM
Linda,
I am so excited for you.
And that you have given God the glory.
It is so often that we forget that we would not be taking a breath without his actions.
And then I look at the NASA video that was provided in another thread that shows where a blank place in space was photographed and they found 10,000 galaxies - not stars galaxies where astronomers did not know anything existed.  Now that makes me say "God is an Awesome God".  Wow.
And he knows each hair on my head.
Wow.
And he cares deeply about me.
(humbly wow)


And I know that he has his hand on your situation and LOVES you and yours.

Just sayin......
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Kathy on August 25, 2009, 06:08:04 PM
Glad things are going in the right direction Linda.  :)
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on August 26, 2009, 05:40:09 AM
Thanks to all of you for your love, support and continued prayers. I can see God at work everyday and I give Him all the glory. I would be nothing without Him! We are on the right path and with God's grace and mercy that is where we will stay.

There are so many things that have happened but I have to share this. My Dad died on Father's Day unexpectedly a few years ago. Angie and Krystal's Dad is an alcoholic and after 13 years of marriage I left him, he chose not to be involved in my girl's life. My Dad, (Grandaddy) was a Father figure to my girls. His favorite bird was the mocking bird. A few weeks after Krys came to our house she and I were having one of many, many talks. We were sitting outside in the glider and a bird landed right at our feet. I said, "look there's a mocking bird" and immediately Krys said, "that is a sign from Granddaddy." She burst into tears and cried for about 5 to 10 minutes. I told her that was Daddy letting us know he is with us and everything will be OK. The same thing happened the next day and we haven't seen one since. That corner of the yard is my "Serenity Corner". I have spent hour after hour there in the last 11 years. I do my devotion there, pray, meditate, bird watch and read.  That was the first time I had ever seen a mocking bird there. Some people may choose to believe it was coincidence, I choose to believe it was God.  :)
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Betsy the Quilter on August 26, 2009, 05:56:08 AM
Linda,

that's a wonderful story and I believe you're right about the mockingbird!

What a blessing that to you and your family that things are on the right path.  I know this has been a painful struggle for you especially.

Thanks for sharing!

Betsy
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Tippy on August 26, 2009, 06:13:53 AM
Kindlekay, Deb and Linda, I am praying for you.  Deb, I believe God will open the doors and you will find the perfect place to live.  KK, I am trusting that all goes well with your grandmother and Linda, as always prayers for you and your entire family.  May God richly bless each of you today. 
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on August 26, 2009, 06:58:22 AM
Thank you, Tippy.  I really appreciate that.  I have been looking for 11 months now.  I really really like the apartment I'm currently living in.  Which is making it harder to find something comparable.  I'm moving to an area with a higher cost of living.  When I start looking further into the country (where I would rather be) my family and friends express their opinion.  They don't want me so far away.  Personally, I live far away.  I'd rather live out a ways and get something that's bigger than live closer and have to get rid of a bunch of my furniture.

Anyway, I have taken the last few weeks to catch my breath and decide what I want and where I'm being led. 

Thank you again.
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: KindleKay (aka #1652) on August 26, 2009, 06:12:48 PM
Thank you all for the prayers for my grandmother.  She has held her own for 2 days now with liquid diet.  I have not had to clutch my cell phone all day awaiting texts.  Today, I have not yet gotten any update which I am taking to be good news!  God has been good to me and my family throughout this ordeal and I thank Him for letting us have Grandmom around for a bit... And I must add that my morning drive into work with my K2 "talking" to me the daily year through the Bible has helped me more than I can say... I am so blessed to have found a devotion time/style that suits me. 
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on August 27, 2009, 08:02:08 AM
Requesting prayer for Krys and I. We leave at 3AM Saturday 08/29/09 to drive to Norfolk, VA. This is a 12 hour drive for us. I also ask that you pray for her children Dillan (15) and Lexy (9). This will be a visit of explanation, understanding, reconnecting, forgiving and starting over. They know Mom will not be staying but will be back for Christmas and eventually back permanently if things go as planned. I pray that it will!! We will be driving back on 09/02/09. Please pray for my son in law Byron also who has been a rock through all of this.

Love to all,
Linda
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Anju No. 469 on August 27, 2009, 08:06:53 AM
Linda - you and Krys and her family, and Jay of course, are at the top of my list and I am so glad to hear things are going better.  Good luck with your drive!  That can be a test in the best of circumstances.

Blessings to you for all you share and give us as well.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: geoffthomas on August 27, 2009, 08:59:17 AM
Linda,
My prayers and best wishes are with you.
Geoff T.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Suzanne on August 27, 2009, 11:34:55 AM
Linda, I will be praying for all of you. Suzi
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Cowgirl on August 28, 2009, 10:49:04 AM
thoughts and prayers to all!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: lesedi on August 30, 2009, 09:35:06 PM
Please pray for all those affected by the fires in California, particularly for the Station fire east of Los Angeles. It's threatening the magnificent observatory at Mt. Wilson and innumerable houses.

I am especially concerned about our United Methodist camp, Colby. A few hours ago, the Station fire was within 1/2 mile and there were no firefighters available to defend it because they were needed elsewhere. I think of all the men, women, youth and children who have connected with God at this camp and I am thankful that it is a sacred space because God is there, not because of the buildings. Still, it is a sad evening for Christians of the United Methodist flavor as we wait for news on Camp Colby. Mark and Cindy, the camp managers, have evacuated, like so many others.

But worse still is the news tonight that two LA Fire Department personnel died when their truck overturned. I'm praying for their families and friends who begin the journey of grief.

We've had fires within 75 miles of my house several times this summer (I live in the Central Coast area, midway between LA and San Francisco). I'm sick of the smoke and ashes and the eerie red sunsets and no sign of relief in sight - in fact it looks like the vegetation could spontaneously combust.

Thanks.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: lesedi on September 01, 2009, 07:29:10 AM
Please continue praying for all affected by the fires across the state of California.

Our camp mostly survived the fire - staff housing and a few of the older cabins burned but 90% survived. The Korean Retreat Camp across the highway did not survive. We United Methodists are mystified but grateful even as we pray for those look to rebuild.

Cherie
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Andra on September 01, 2009, 07:40:38 AM
reading through and praying for everyone
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: mwvickers on September 01, 2009, 10:19:39 AM
Please pray.

My wife works in a pre-school.  She just found out that a kid there (in another class, I think) was diagnosed with the swine flu (H1N1 virus).  We are obviously concerned, as that means my wife could have been exposed, and could have, in turn, exposed myself and our 12-week old daughter. 

We are not sure what to do at this point.  My wife may be staying away from our daughter for a few days (which will make it difficult, as we have been nursing exclusively until this point).  We may also have to try to find a vaccine, which concerns me as it is being pushed so quickly that I am afraid to be getting a mass-produced vaccine that is being put out in so short a time. 

More than anything, I'm concerned for my daughter.  Obviously, her immune system is not well developed, and she is too young to even get a vaccine. 

Please pray.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Suzanne on September 01, 2009, 10:54:39 AM
Martin, You & your family are in my prayers.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: geoffthomas on September 01, 2009, 12:25:38 PM
Martin,
As a grandfather of two little girls, let me say that I will be in prayer for you daily.
Please let us know how things are going.

Out of concern I PMed Angela to make sure she was all right. She responded:  "I hope to be able to get back into a more normal routine soon so that I can have time to spend on KB once more. I have really missed you all as well."  So know that she is ok.

Just sayin.....
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on September 01, 2009, 01:11:14 PM
Hello my dear friends and prayer warriors!

Thanks Geoff for the PM today and reminding me that I should check in more often. Life has still been very busy with lots of company in and out this summer and dealing with the niece. Even though I haven't been online here, I am keeping up with all of your prayer requests through email. I read all the messages that are posted and continue to pray for you all.

I have been almost pain free, just a few occasional back spasms that I am learning to "breathe" through so I don't have to take drugs! Between that and swimming, my back is soooo much better. September should see a big drop in activity for me other than my dad's upcoming glaucoma/cataract surgery on September 17 and a Women's Retreat the last weekend of the month. Well, maybe October will be slower!! :)

I do hope to be back online soon as I have missed you all terribly. Just know that even though you don't see posts from me, I am staying on top of your prayer requests and praises. I love you all and hope to be back "home" with you soon.

God bless you all,
Angela
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Kathy on September 01, 2009, 07:19:56 PM
Martin I'm praying for your family. Angela I'm so glad to hear from you. Everyone is in my thoughts. (http://bestsmileys.com/religous/5.gif)
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Anju No. 469 on September 07, 2009, 09:52:19 AM
Martin, what is the latest?  I am so concerned for you and the baby and your wife.  I know there are many more out there, but you are a close friend of mine and mean more to me.   :)

Angela, I was getting ready to write you and tell you summer was over, no excuses!  We still need you here even if just once in awhile.

Linda, hope your weekend went well.  I was thinking of you the whole time and of course lifting you in my prayers.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Andra on September 07, 2009, 06:46:41 PM
My Tuxedo-kitty has been in the hospital since Saturday afternoon.  It looks like the cancer is winning the fight.  He sees one of the cancer doctors tomorrow and I'm afraid she is going to tell us it's time to let go.
He looked unhappy earlier today and I don't want him to be miserable, but it's hard.  My kitties are my kids.  He's 14 and it seems like just yesterday when he showed up on our doorstep.
Any good thoughts or prayers you can send our way would be appreciated.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: mwvickers on September 08, 2009, 06:28:53 AM
Martin, what is the latest?  I am so concerned for you and the baby and your wife.  I know there are many more out there, but you are a close friend of mine and mean more to me.   :)

Thanks.  I feel the same about you, too.

Everything is going well.  Today marks 8 days, I think, from the time my wife originally found out that someone in her school had the swine flu. 

Since then, as far as we know, no one else got it.  My wife never showed any symptoms, and neither did my daughter.  We were giving it this long because while the symptoms of swine flu normally appear within 24-48 hours of getting it, some estimates ranged as much as 7 days, so we were giving it the longest time possible before considering ourselves in the clear. 

We are in the clear, though.

Thanks for all of your prayers and concern. 

Martin
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on September 08, 2009, 08:09:54 AM
Martin happy to hear all of you are clear from the flu scare!! The schools in our area are experiencing high absentee's also. A middle school last week had 351 out one day. YIKES!

I want to thank all of you for your continued prayers for my daughter and our family. Our trip to VA was safe and very productive. I feel as if we are all on a path of healing now. Time with Dillan & Lexy was wonderful with many treasured memories. I was there for 3 nights and 4 days and Krystal stayed for 6 nights and 7 days. I ask that you please continue to pray for us. I thank God for all of you and I know that prayer makes such a difference in times of adversity.

I have to brag on my grandson Dillan, who will be 15 on 09/20/09 and started high school today. He is in honor's classes in English, History and Science. I am a very proud NiNa.

Lift all of you in prayer daily.

Love,
Linda
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Anju No. 469 on September 08, 2009, 11:23:24 AM
I have to brag on my grandson Dillan, who will be 15 on 09/20/09 and started high school today. He is in honor's classes in English, History and Science. I am a very proud NiNa.

As you should be!  Those are not easy snap through subjects,  has good genes I guess from his Grandma  8)
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: marianneg on September 14, 2009, 05:18:59 PM
I've got two biggies that I'd like to get some extra prayers for.

A friend from my church has just found out that he has colon cancer.  He's mid-thirties, and he's been free from another form of cancer for several years.  His name is Kevin, and please pray for his parents, wife, and two young kids as well.

Another church friend's sister tried to commit suicide a couple of weeks ago.  She was in a short-term facility for a few day, and she has now gone to stay with another sister while getting treatment.  This sister has a lot on her plate right now (pregnant, new job, injured child, etc.).  I'd rather not give their names, but please pray for this family.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: NAmbrose on September 15, 2009, 02:36:14 AM
marianner,

Both you and your friends are in my heart and in my prayers.

Nicolas
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Kathy on September 15, 2009, 02:48:48 PM
One of my co-workers lost her 24 year old son last week. He was in Iraq fighting for our country. Please pray for her and her family.

Marianner, I'll keep your friends in my prayers.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on September 15, 2009, 02:59:43 PM
Kathy, my sympathies to your friend.  How very sad.  My deepest thanks to him for his service.
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on September 16, 2009, 05:25:55 AM
Marianner I am praying for Kevin and his family and also your other church friend's sister.

Kathy so sorry to hear about your friend's son. So tragic, I can't imagine! So many young men and women give their life's for our freedom. I am grateful to all our troops. What was his name? I will be praying for the family.

Love to all,
Linda
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Kathy on September 16, 2009, 08:42:02 AM
His name was First Lt. Joseph Dennis Helton. He was due home for Thanksgiving and was serving his 2nd term in Iraq. Here is his obituary and picture.

http://www.ajc.com/news/first-lt-139087.html
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on September 16, 2009, 11:13:52 AM
Oh Kathy, that breaks my heart! A whole new perspective when you can put a name and face with the loved one that was loss. My thoughts and prayers are with his entire family.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Wheezie on September 16, 2009, 01:26:15 PM
I haven't checked in in a while. Gosh, I thought I was having a bad day until I read some of the last posts. I am praying for everyone.
Lettie
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Andra on September 21, 2009, 08:55:12 AM
I have a request today.  The wife of one of my friends at work is in the hospital.  She's been in for a week or so.  She has pneumonia and fluid on her lungs.  Things are not looking good for her.
Please pray for Karen and Derek and their families.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on September 21, 2009, 09:01:18 AM
Karen and Derek are in my thoughts and prayers today.  Keep us updated please.
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: KindleKay (aka #1652) on September 21, 2009, 08:00:49 PM
Kindly add to your prayers my Grandmother, Shirley Brown.  2 weeks ago she had major surgery to bypass her colon.  She was only given a 30% chance of survival and yet she opted for the surgery.  Within 1 and 1/2 weeks, she had made an astounding recovery which amazed all of her doctors and was moved to a rehab facility.  This was this past Friday.  Saturday (2 days ago) she had several family visitors and had a lovely day settling in.  Yesterday, Sunday, she suffered a massive stroke that paralyzed her entire right side of her body.  She was moved to a neurological center in hopes of surgery but the doctors said that the clot is too far in her brain to operate.  They are using meds inhopes of dissolving it, but it is just a wait and see now.  My GMom is 87 years old and quite a strong Christian lady.  She is not afraid of death but she enjoys life the way it has been until recent days.  I am in Arkansas and she is in NJ and the distance is wearing on me.  I saw her just this past July and she was vibrant and happy.  That is how I want to remember her.

Also, please remember her husband: my Grandpop, Miles.  He and my Grandmom have a beautiful relationship and he is quite upset about "his brides" health.  :(

God is good...He is in control....

Thanks for any prayers you have....
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on September 22, 2009, 05:53:56 AM
Andra I am praying for your friend's Karen and Derek.

Kindle Kay also lifting "Miss Shirley" and "Mr Miles"in prayer. I know it is difficult to be so far away but I am sure Grandma knows you are with her in your heart.  :) God is so very good and as you said He is always in control. He knows what is best for us when we are not capable of knowing ourselves.

Wishing all of you a blessed day,
Linda
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: KindleKay (aka #1652) on September 23, 2009, 04:31:12 PM
Thanks Linda.  They moved my GMom back to the rehab center.  She has a very specific DNR and we think that the doctors hands are tied.  :(  Sad, but how she wants it....
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Andra on September 25, 2009, 06:43:12 AM
Here's an update on my firend Karen from yesterday morning:
Karen is still slowly but surely improving, Dr keeps trying different things with the bed (one of those that moves side to side to help keep the fluid from staying in one place in her lungs), oxygen level, etc to see how ready she might be to move off the bed. He said this morning may be 5 days, seems it’s still hour to hour, and he said she is not out of the woods yet but everyday that she shows improvement is very encouraging.
Thank you for your continued prayers and kind thoughts.

Kndle Kay, I pray your GMom is doing better.  She sounds like she has incredible spirit and a strong sense of what's right for her.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on September 25, 2009, 08:13:12 AM
Andra happy to hear Karen is slowly improving and will continue to pray for her.

KindleKay continuing to pray that God's will be done with your Grandmother. It certainly helps family member's when they know their loved ones are at peace. I've had a living will for almost 20 years now so if the time comes when my family is faced with a difficult decision they will already have an answer from me. Saying special prayers for you because I know you wish you were closer.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Anju No. 469 on September 25, 2009, 01:26:18 PM
Even though I don't respond to every request, rest assured that they are all in my prayers, plus some of you that continue to be there.

This group is such an important part of my life now, I am so blessed with such wonderful and caring friends.  Thank you, because I know if I need you you will be there for me as well.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Meredith Sinclair on September 25, 2009, 03:20:06 PM
Even though I don't respond to every request, rest assured that they are all in my prayers, plus some of you that continue to be there.

This group is such an important part of my life now, I am so blessed with such wonderful and caring friends.  Thank you, because I know if I need you you will be there for me as well.
Me too, Anju... I don't always write, but I read and pray... :)
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Betsy the Quilter on September 25, 2009, 04:36:48 PM
What Anju and Meredith said. 

Betsy
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: KindleKay (aka #1652) on September 25, 2009, 05:44:40 PM
Me, too!!  Thank you all!!  :)
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Cindergayle on September 25, 2009, 08:35:48 PM
I don't always write either, but all of you are in my prayers.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Cowgirl on September 28, 2009, 11:14:17 AM
Been gone for a few weeks and caught up on all the needed prayers which will be added to my list.
Here's one for answered prayers...my daughter is pregnant!  I want to thank all of you who added her to your prayer list.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on September 28, 2009, 11:29:39 AM
Congratulations Cowgirl! Wonderful news.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: geoffthomas on September 28, 2009, 11:31:13 AM
What Anju and Meredith said. 

Betsy
ditto.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on September 28, 2009, 12:26:39 PM
Congratulations.  Is this your first grandchild, Cowgirl?
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Cowgirl on September 28, 2009, 12:50:33 PM
No..My Avatar is a picture of my granddaughter...she is our only right now.  I've been in St. Louis watching her as my daughter has not been feeling well.  A 3 year old sure keeps you hopping...I've had no time to post anything here.     
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Anju No. 469 on September 28, 2009, 01:50:46 PM
Wonderful news Cowgirl - you know we are going to have to be kept up on progress!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Kathy on September 28, 2009, 02:15:58 PM
Wonderful news Cowgirl.  :)
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: angelad on September 28, 2009, 02:38:00 PM
Yea, definitely good news.   :D
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Cowgirl on September 28, 2009, 08:02:46 PM
Thanks everybody.  My daughter should see the heartbeat on October 8th if all goes well.  She's been down this road before and until she sees the heartbeat it's hard to get too excited.   Still need prayers!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Meredith Sinclair on September 29, 2009, 08:59:32 PM
Been gone for a few weeks and caught up on all the needed prayers which will be added to my list.
Here's one for answered prayers...my daughter is pregnant!  I want to thank all of you who added her to your prayer list.
YAY!!!! Congratulations Cowgirl! I will continue to keep you all in my prayers.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on September 30, 2009, 06:48:39 AM
I am coming to my OYB friends on behalf of this precious child. I learned of her through a friend of mine and have been following and praying for her for over 2 weeks. Please take the time to pray for her and pass her site on to friends and add her to your church prayer list. I have cried and cried... the innocence of a child.

Thanks to all of you!



http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/mcraekate
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: SongbirdVB on September 30, 2009, 07:25:59 AM
I'm in tears and will pray unceasingly for Kate and her family.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Suzanne on September 30, 2009, 10:27:10 AM
This prayer request isn't as major as some we have read in the thread, but please pray for my African Grey Parrot, Ruthie. Something is wrong with her. She has fallen three times in the past few days and when she lands on the floor, her foot is curled up in a fist. We have managed to get it uncurled and then she stands with full weight on it and behaves normally. But there is something wrong. We have an appointment with an avian vet about an hour from here on Monday. Please pray that it is just some minor thing. We got her in June, 1989 when she was 4 months old. She is such a member of the family. Thanks.

(http://inlinethumb05.webshots.com/6980/2863763630027568141S600x600Q85.jpg)

Suzi, Ruthie (on the hand) and Goober (on the shoulder)
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on September 30, 2009, 11:13:03 AM
She is beautiful Suzi! I know how it is to love pets, they are our "babies." I will be praying for Ruthie.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on September 30, 2009, 11:16:31 AM
http://ohsoposhphotography.com/

Click on above site, then click  "Enter Blog" and scroll halfway down page (Pray for Kate McKrea) to see beautiful pictures of Kate and her family. You can click on the white arrow on the picture her sister drew to see the slide show. Thanks for your prayers and for sharing with friends and churches.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Wheezie on October 05, 2009, 04:22:35 PM
Suzanne,
I was wondering how Ruthie was doing. I have had my beloved "Chico", a cockatoo since 1988 and I would be devastated if I lost him.
I have been praying for both of you. I hope things are better and not serious.

Lettie
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Suzanne on October 05, 2009, 04:46:58 PM
Wheezie, Ruthie seems to be fine. After her third fall, I removed a toy from her cage that I bought online. It was made using poly rope, something my birds never had. The toy maker said the poly rope was safe for birds. But to be on the safe side, I removed the toy since that was the only new thing that has occurred in their lives. Since then she has not had any incidents.

Ruthie had a 10:30 appointment this morning with an avian vet about an hour from here. But she didn't make it. Instead it was me who was sick. On Saturday I had my hair cut and my roots done. About two hours after getting home, I had a severe allergic reaction. My scalp swelled, and then my forehead, just the center part. I looked like a Klingon. Then it traveled down my face.

By Sunday morning my entire face was swollen grotesquely. My eyes were swollen shut. Off to the emergency room at 8 a.m. They ran an IV with Benadryl, to which I had a reaction. It was like a seizure, but I was conscious. They have me on prednisone to take down the swelling. So today it was me at the doctor's, not Ruthie. I had to see my family doctor today and he will monitor my treatment.

Since Ruthie is no longer falling and doing that weird thing with her left foot, I am hanging back on taking her to the vet. Trust me, I am not being cheap. I am very overprotective when it comes to my two babies. It would be extremely traumatic to take them to the vet's. They haven't been out of this house in 15 years. Can you just imagine how freaked they would be? I am hoping that it was just something in that poly rope. Goober, my Amazon, has no interest in toys like that. The poly rope was something like six-ply and she would grab and end and untie the plies (sp?) and just "worry" on it if you know what I mean.

Sorry for this long, rambling story.  :D Ruthie & Goo Goo give you birdie kisses!

P.S. Just noticed I called you Lettie, Wheezie! Goodness I don't know where that came from!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Anju No. 469 on October 05, 2009, 04:59:37 PM
I was going to ask you myself, glad for the update.  I have lots of friends here who have African Grays, and they are more like family than the furbabies  ;D  If you don't mind I'm going to pass on this word about the polyester rope.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Wheezie on October 05, 2009, 05:00:41 PM
Wow Suzanne,
I hope you are feeling better soon. That reaction sounds like a real mess. I have had a reaction to hair color before but that is really severe, but I'm sure you already know that.
It does sound like Ruthie is doing better. It could be a chemical in a toy, or maybe she just "pulled" something.
My Chico will quickly shred anything, so I am limited to what I can buy him.  I am so wary of all of those toys since it seems they are all cheaply made in China like kids toys. I try to stick to the Cholla (sp) wood, leather pieces and the hard colored "plexiglass" toys that aren't easily chewable.
Hang in there.
Lettie
 
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: 911jason on October 05, 2009, 06:46:34 PM
This is my first time in this thread, but thought I'd pass on a request on behalf of two friends at work. Both have family and friends living in Samoa who were devastated by the recent flooding. One's (Eletino "Tino") grandmother was killed and her mom's entire village is now under water. The other's (Vela) family is okay, but the town she grew up in was devastated and several of her relatives lost lots of physical things but are okay themselves. I told Vela I'd be keeping both of them and their families in my prayers and thought I'd pass that on here as well.

As a side note, I had never really seen Samoa prior to this season of Survivor, which I believe had completed filming prior to the disaster. Amazingly, with almost 20 seasons of filming in the world's most beautiful locations, I think Samoa has been more beautiful than any of the others.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Meredith Sinclair on October 05, 2009, 07:52:12 PM
I subscribed to little Kate's blog updates... :'( I am adding her and her family to my prayers...  and I have been praying for the Samoans as well... all so sad..Also hope Ruthie is ok.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on October 06, 2009, 05:27:37 AM
I subscribed to little Kate's blog updates... :'( I am adding her and her family to my prayers...  and I have been praying for the Samoans as well... all so sad..Also hope Ruthie is ok.

Thanks so much Meredith! The family needs alll the prayers they can get.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on October 06, 2009, 05:33:03 AM
Suzi so glad "Ruthie" is better! I was praying for her. Hope you are better also.

Jason 911 I have been praying for all the people of Samoa and will pray specifically for your friends' families.

Asking for continued prayers for little Kate and to please help get the word out.

http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/mcraekate

Thanks!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: 911jason on October 06, 2009, 02:27:21 PM
Wow... just read Kate's story. As a father of six, ranging in ages from 22 months to 17 years, I cannot imagine what they are going through. My wife and I have thought many times over the years how fortunate and blessed we are to have six healthy, happy, beautiful children.

Kate and her family will remain in my prayers.

P.S. Seeing Kate's Caring Bridge site reminded me of a member of our church who is on Caring Bridge. Connie McHaddad is a mother of six, I believe she is in her early 40's. She had some sort of stroke deep within her brain almost a year ago and she and her family have been severely affected by this event. Here's her Caring Bridge website in case any of you have time to take a look and include her in your prayers. http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/conniemchaddad/mystory
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on October 06, 2009, 05:34:19 PM
Thanks Jason, I will be lifting Connie in prayer. Everytime I get an update or look at Kate's picture I cry. I have granddaughter's her age.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on October 16, 2009, 01:43:32 AM
Please add my aunt Betty to your prayers and thoughts. 
She had her mammogram about a month ago.  She was
asked for return for a biopsy on one of five lumps found,
which they did a couple of weeks ago.  She was then
asked to come back, if she wanted to, for a biopsy of
one of the other lumps.  That was Tuesday.  The doctor
called yesterday to inform her that that lump was
cancer.  I couldn't completely understand what my mom
was saying, but something about it being contained. 
This is my aunt's third episode of cancer.  One was kidney,
and I can't remember the other one at this early hour of
the morning.
Thank you,
deb 
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: 911jason on October 16, 2009, 03:08:32 AM
Sure will deb, she's on the list!

I don't know if any of you are using Windows 7 yet, but it comes with a small utility program called Sticky Notes, which are just what they sound like. Little yellow windows that you can put anywhere on your desktop to keep notes for yourself. I've been adding prayer requests there so I see them everytime I turn my computer on and can remember to pray.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: geoffthomas on October 16, 2009, 07:30:48 AM
Deb,
I will pray for your aunt Betty - and your mom - and for YOU.
Stay strong.

Just sayin...
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on October 16, 2009, 09:22:22 AM
Deb, praying for your aunt and you and the family.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Suzanne on October 16, 2009, 11:10:29 AM
Deb, your aunt & your family will be in my prayers.

911Jason, what a wonderful use of those sticky notes!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on October 16, 2009, 10:37:11 PM
Lifting you all in prayer, Deb... as well as all my OYB family!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on October 17, 2009, 05:54:11 AM
Please pray for my daughter. She had to have surgery for a blocked bile duct. Pray there are no complications.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Anju No. 469 on October 17, 2009, 08:46:28 AM
Linda - please keep us informed, is this Krys?  She is in my prayers every day anyway, of course along with you and Jay.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: KindleKay (aka #1652) on October 17, 2009, 02:33:41 PM
Just to update you all: my Grandmother passed away this morning (Saturday) Thank you to all who were praying for her.  May traveling mercies go with me as I go to NJ this week....
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on October 17, 2009, 02:54:02 PM
Please pray for my daughter. She had to have surgery for a blocked bile duct. Pray there are no complications.

Praying for complete healing, Linda.

Just to update you all: my Grandmother passed away this morning (Saturday) Thank you to all who were praying for her.  May traveling mercies go with me as I go to NJ this week....

So sorry for your loss, KK. I will be praying for your travel safety. I also pray that the Lord will give you peace and comfort during your time of grief.


Angela
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Anju No. 469 on October 17, 2009, 03:50:52 PM
Praying for travel safety for you KK, and along with Angela for peace and comfort.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: KindleKay (aka #1652) on October 17, 2009, 04:57:09 PM
Thanks Kindle Friends!  Amazing how God connects people these days, huh? 
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: 911jason on October 17, 2009, 07:17:42 PM
Please pray for my daughter. She had to have surgery for a blocked bile duct. Pray there are no complications.

Sure will be praying for her Linda... what's her name? (If you don't mind sharing that)

Just to update you all: my Grandmother passed away this morning (Saturday) Thank you to all who were praying for her.  May traveling mercies go with me as I go to NJ this week....

Oh my goodness, so sorry to hear of your loss Kay... will definitely keep you and your family in my prayers for the next week or two for comfort and safety while traveling.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: mlewis78 on October 17, 2009, 11:22:18 PM
KindleKay, I am so sorry for your loss.  Blessings for safe travel.  May your grandmother rest in peace and Lord bless her soul.

Marti
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on October 18, 2009, 07:05:56 AM
Kindle Kay I am sorry for your loss and am praying for you and your family.

Dona it was Krys that had to have the surgery and thanks for keeping our family in your prayers. She is feeling better today and hopefully on the road to recovery.

Wishing all of you a blessed day,
Linda
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Betsy the Quilter on October 18, 2009, 07:15:57 AM
I don't know if any of you are using Windows 7 yet, but it comes with a small utility program called Sticky Notes, which are just what they sound like. Little yellow windows that you can put anywhere on your desktop to keep notes for yourself. I've been adding prayer requests there so I see them everytime I turn my computer on and can remember to pray.

I don't post often but read regularly and you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

If you like Jason's idea but aren't using Windows 7, I use a great sticky note program that works great on my XP computers:
http://www.zhornsoftware.co.uk/stickies/index.html 

It's a great idea, Jason, I'm adding a sticky with prayer requests.

Betsy
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on October 18, 2009, 03:18:41 PM
As I've mentioned on another thread, on Friday I had some additional views from my earlier mammogram. 
Although this is the first time this has happened, it did not worry me. 
I have had needle biopsies on at least 3 other occasions.  And also sonagrams on two other occasions.
A couple of things did occur though that were out of the ordinary, and when I asked the tech a direct
question, she did not answer directly.  (Is that a class they teach?)  She wasn't rude.  She was
wonderful, but a bit more evasive than I've encountered before.  I had to wait for the radiologist to speak to me;
which has never happened before either.  And, when I left I was told to contact my doctor on Monday. 
That was also a first. 
I'm not particularly worried about it, but some extra prayer sure wouldn't hurt. 
Also, I haven't told anyone about this.  My family and friends tend to worry first, which tends to scare me
needlessly.  So, this way, when the report is all clear, no one else will have worried for nothing.
thank you,
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Betsy the Quilter on October 18, 2009, 03:20:27 PM
Deb, keep us informed, sending prayers off now!

Betsy
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on October 18, 2009, 03:23:01 PM
Thank you, Betsy.  I'll check in as soon as I get home tomorrow. 
I thought I had a free day, but got a call that has me in court
early.  I'm going to come home when court is over, and I will call
my doctor's office then. 
I guess working is better than sitting around watching the phone, even
though technically I'm not worried.  LOL.
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: 911jason on October 18, 2009, 04:30:37 PM
Also, I haven't told anyone about this.  My family and friends tend to worry first, which tends to scare me
needlessly.  So, this way, when the report is all clear, no one else will have worried for nothing.
thank you,
deb

We're your undercover prayer warriors! We've got your back deb! =)
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on October 18, 2009, 04:31:18 PM
ahhh...thank you, Jason.  That's so sweet. 
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Pawz4me on October 18, 2009, 05:17:22 PM
Deb, I'll be keeping you in my prayers.  Keep in mind that the things you encountered Friday may very well just be that your mammography center has changed their protocol for dealing with "repeat customers" since you had your biopsies/sonograms.

I'm also remembering all the other prayer requests!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Anju No. 469 on October 18, 2009, 05:21:38 PM
One thing about this forum - we are your friends and family (virtual anyway) and we do worry, but like Jason said, we have your back.

This comment is not just for deb, it is for all of us, I know if/when I need you, y'all will be there for me.

Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Suzanne on October 18, 2009, 06:29:26 PM
Deb, you are in my prayers. Isn't Kindle Boards a blessing? To be able to turn to our "virtual family," what a blessing!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on October 18, 2009, 07:08:58 PM
Lifting you in prayer, Deb. Please keep us informed!

I will be taking my dad to Shreveport tomorrow for his one month follow-up for his glaucoma/cataract surgery. Then back home to pack for a trip to Midland to spend the rest of the week with my son and his family. I should be able to stay in contact while in Midland, just not while traveling on Tuesday. Harley & I will have a 7 hour drive that day. I pray you all have a wonderful week in the Lord!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on October 19, 2009, 05:40:01 AM
Deb you are in my thoughs and prayers.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: KindleKay (aka #1652) on October 19, 2009, 05:44:16 AM
deb, you are in my prayers...I had a scare like that about 1 1/2 years ago.  Almost exactly the same scenario.  I was sent to a surgeon and I did have 2 lumos removed (one from each side) It was benign (sp?) and really a non-issue.  Well, as non-issue as minor surgery can be anyway!  I am praying for you and for peace in your situation.  I was not worried either so....I know how you feel!  {{{hugs to you}}}
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on October 19, 2009, 11:38:49 AM
Thank you, everyone, for the hugs and prayers, and kind, encouraging words. 
I spoke with my doctor earlier, and I do have to have a biopsy. 
I did tell my mom, just because she would kill me if she found out. 
I go see the surgeon Tuesday, a week. 
Again, loads of thanks.

Angela, wishing you a safe journey and good doctor visit for your dad.

deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on October 19, 2009, 12:34:19 PM
Thanks Deb! Prayers will continue...

Daddy got a great report on his eye today and agreed to let the doctor schedule a date to do the other eye! This is such an huge answer to prayer. The left eye is not as bad as the right one was, so there is not near as much nerve damage due to the glaucoma. His overall eyesight should vastly improve with the next surgery. It is scheduled for Thursday, November 19.  My mom also has cataracts forming and is thinking maybe she should get the surgery, too!

I will be leaving in the morning for Midland. I will take my aircard with me so I should be able to check in during the week. Think I may go outside and soak up some vitamin D while I can!

God Bless you all,
Angela
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on October 19, 2009, 01:45:53 PM
One quick prayer request... my friend Gina had a double mastectomy this past January and is scheduled to have her final reconstruction surgery this coming Friday. Last Thursday when she went in for check up and pre-surgery lab work, they found a new "spot." They aren't sure exactly what it is, but will remove/biopsy when they do surgery on Friday. It could just be scar tissue from the previous surgeries, but please pray for Gina's peace of mind and that this is nothing to be concerned about. She has lost her mother, 2 aunts and a sister to breast cancer.

Thanks, Angela
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on October 19, 2009, 01:49:03 PM
Definitely will be remembering Gina. 
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Suzanne on October 19, 2009, 08:48:39 PM
Deb, you are still in my prayers. Angela, I will be praying for Gina.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: geoffthomas on October 20, 2009, 04:18:09 AM
I will also keep all in prayer today.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on October 20, 2009, 07:23:03 AM
Pray for my OYB friends daily. Special prayers for Gina, Deb and Kindle Kay.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Meredith Sinclair on October 22, 2009, 08:13:34 PM

I'm not particularly worried about it, but some extra prayer sure wouldn't hurt. 
Also, I haven't told anyone about this.  My family and friends tend to worry first, which tends to scare me
needlessly.  So, this way, when the report is all clear, no one else will have worried for nothing.
thank you,
deb
LOVE your positive attitude Deb. We are here for you. My prayers always include my KB family. :)
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Lynn on October 23, 2009, 10:30:07 AM
Also praying for all. I have been off Kindleboards for a bit. I spent a week in the hospital at the beginning of the month. I had acute pancreatitis secondary to gallbladder disease. I go and have the stone removed from the bile duct a week from this Monday and the will have my gallbladder out a couple weeks after that. Hopefully that can be done laparascopically.

Lynn L
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on October 23, 2009, 01:42:21 PM
Nice to have you back Lynn.  :)  Will be lifting you in prayer.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: JimC1946 on October 23, 2009, 01:56:48 PM
Y'all are on our prayer lists. My mother-in-law was undergoing a lithotripsy to remove a kidney stone an hour ago, and the first report from the doctor is good. We're praying for her too.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: mlewis78 on October 23, 2009, 10:52:42 PM
I lurk in this thread now and then and pray for those requested.  I have a prayer request now.  It's for my friend Kathy who will be going into hospital for a single mastectomy next Thursday, Oct. 29th.  I think that it's not too far along that she will get through this, but I am concerned about all the emotional distress and pain.  She's bi-polar, which makes it all the more difficult to handle.  She sounded quite depressed when I talked to her Friday afternoon.

One of her friends from out of town will be staying with her at her apartment the first five days and then another is coming in from another state for a little while after that.  I am happy that she has this network among friends and also through her Quaker meeting.

Thanks for your prayers.  The power of prayer is a wonderful thing.

Marti
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on October 25, 2009, 08:57:06 AM
Marti I will be praying for Kathy and Jim I pray that your mother-in-law is on the road to recovery form her lithrotripsy.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Wheezie on October 25, 2009, 09:59:53 AM
I haven't been posting much lately, but I am praying for all of you and yours.

Lettie
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Andra on October 25, 2009, 11:06:18 AM
Reading through and catching up.
Thank you all for your prayers for my friend Karen.  She has been able to go home and should make a full recovery from the pnemonia.  She's still weak and the doctor has said total bed rest for several weeks.  I think she will go crazy once she starts feeling better.  I've told her husband that she needs a Kindle to keep occuppied while recuperating...
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on October 26, 2009, 11:37:21 AM
Also praying for all. I have been off Kindleboards for a bit. I spent a week in the hospital at the beginning of the month. I had acute pancreatitis secondary to gallbladder disease. I go and have the stone removed from the bile duct a week from this Monday and the will have my gallbladder out a couple weeks after that. Hopefully that can be done laparascopically.

Lynn L

Keeping you in my prayers Lynn.

Marti  - I will be praying for your friend.
Jim - Praying for complete healing for you MIL
Andra - Thanks for the update on Karen
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on October 26, 2009, 11:42:13 AM
Thanks for the prayers for my friend Gina. She had her last surgery this past Friday and is home and doing great. The "spot" turned out to be scar tissue left from the infection she had following the mastectomy. She is home resting today but is still cancer free!

Thanks also for the prayers for me this past week as I traveled to Midland and back. I did have a bit of a scare on Saturday when my fur baby, Harley, got sick and we had to find an emergency vet, but we were able to travel home Saturday evening and he is better today.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on October 30, 2009, 10:15:48 AM
Hello KB friends.  Sorry I haven't checked in sooner. 
There's really nothing new to report.  I went to the
surgeon on Tuesday.  He viewed my films, did an exam
and sent me to a special radiologist who does nothing
but review mammograms.  She will make a decision
on whether I need a digital mammogram, or a biopsy,
or nothing at all.  My surgeon said there's a 1/3 chance
no biopsy at all.  Keeping my fingers crossed.
Thanks for all of your thoughts and prayers.
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on October 30, 2009, 10:27:05 AM
Thanks for the update, Deb! I will continue to pray for you.

OK, I have debated whether to put this out there for prayer or not because it feels a bit on the selfish side, but here goes...

I have been selected to sing the only solo in our Christmas program at church. I am by no means a solo performer. I am much more comfortable singing in groups (choir, praise team, etc), but when I first heard this song, I really wanted to sing it. Our director at first wasn't sure I could do it, but has asked me to sing it. My prayer request is that the Lord will calm my nerves so that the message of the song is conveyed and that I don't let this go to my head... that I remember who it is I am singing about and why... it is not about me or praise for me but for Him. AND, that with the crazy weather, allergies and flu going around that I stay healthy so that I can sing this song. Our program will be on Sunday, December 13. Thanks!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Anju No. 469 on October 30, 2009, 10:54:10 AM
Angela - you, among others, are in my daily prayers, I will add this to the "reason" - you will do fine since you already have the heart to want to do it!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: mlewis78 on October 30, 2009, 12:18:03 PM
Thanks for the update, Deb! I will continue to pray for you.

OK, I have debated whether to put this out there for prayer or not because it feels a bit on the selfish side, but here goes...

I have been selected to sing the only solo in our Christmas program at church. I am by no means a solo performer. I am much more comfortable singing in groups (choir, praise team, etc), but when I first heard this song, I really wanted to sing it. Our director at first wasn't sure I could do it, but has asked me to sing it. My prayer request is that the Lord will calm my nerves so that the message of the song is conveyed and that I don't let this go to my head... that I remember who it is I am singing about and why... it is not about me or praise for me but for Him. AND, that with the crazy weather, allergies and flu going around that I stay healthy so that I can sing this song. Our program will be on Sunday, December 13. Thanks!

Angela, I'm with you on this and understand.  What is the song? Best wishes and blessings.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Pawz4me on October 30, 2009, 12:47:48 PM
Hello KB friends.  Sorry I haven't checked in sooner. 
There's really nothing new to report.  I went to the
surgeon on Tuesday.  He viewed my films, did an exam
and sent me to a special radiologist who does nothing
but review mammograms.  She will make a decision
on whether I need a digital mammogram, or a biopsy,
or nothing at all.  My surgeon said there's a 1/3 chance
no biopsy at all.  Keeping my fingers crossed.
Thanks for all of your thoughts and prayers.
deb

Thanks for the update!  I'd been wondering how your appointment with the surgeon went.  I'll continue to keep you, and everyone else here, in my thoughts and prayers.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on October 30, 2009, 01:01:25 PM
Angela - you, among others, are in my daily prayers, I will add this to the "reason" - you will do fine since you already have the heart to want to do it!

Thanks Dona!

Angela, I'm with you on this and understand.  What is the song? Best wishes and blessings.

Thank you! The song is called "Faith Will Take You Farther." It is a new song written for this musical entitled "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year." Here are the lyrics:

Faith Will Take You Farther

Sometimes faith will bring you to trust a promise that’s illogical.
Sometimes faith will lead you to cling to hopes that seem impossible.

So often faith looks foolish, a leap into the dark,
 but that’s not how it is for the believing heart.

‘Cause when all your dreams have fallen through and your plans come crashing in on you. Don’t lose hope, no matter how it seems.

‘Cause faith will hold you closer. Faith will keep you safer. Faith will take you farther than you dream.
 
Doubt will always whisper there’s no one there to catch you when you fall.
Fear will come to rob you of any chance to see a miracle.

So trust the One who loves you, whose Word won’t let you down,
‘Cause resting in His grace is where your strength is found.

And when all your dreams have fallen through and your plans come crashing in on you. Don’t lose hope, no matter how it seems.

‘Cause faith will hold you closer. Faith will keep you safer. Faith will take you farther than you dream.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Andra on October 31, 2009, 07:43:48 AM
Deb, I'm glad to hear that things are progressing positively.  It sounds like you have a good support staff of doctors and that's good.
Angela, adding your request to my list.

I have a request too.  It's not as major as some of yours, but it's still important to me, so I figured I'd ask.  My kitty Tuxedo lost his fight with the cancer the beginning of September.  It was terrible, but I was able to get through it.  We knew it was coming and I had a chance to spend a wonderful last day with him and I got to say goodbye.  So the happy memories are now starting to edge out the bad ones.
But DH got home from work yesterday to discover that my Minikin was dead - probably from an aneurysm.  We had no warning at all.  So I have lost two of my kiddos in two months and now I'm falling apart.
Please pray for me - I don't even know specifically what to ask.
Thank you.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on October 31, 2009, 08:04:21 AM
Deb continuing to pray for you.

Angela I know you will do a wonderful job but I will be praying that God give you comfort, courage and speak His words through your solo.

Andra praying for you and keeping you in my thoughts. So difficult to lose pets!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on October 31, 2009, 08:10:32 AM
Dear Heavenly Father,

I lift up my sister Andra to you this morning asking you to wrap Your loving arms around her. You know her heart is breaking, Lord. Give her the comfort and peace only You can give. In Your loving name I pray... Amen
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Suzanne on October 31, 2009, 01:35:33 PM
Thank you for that prayer, Angela. Andra, my heart breaks for you. All us pet lovers know what you are going through and it tugs at our hearts. I will be praying that our Heavenly Father comforts you.

I pray for all my Kindle Boards friends daily.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Anju No. 469 on October 31, 2009, 02:53:55 PM
oh Andra - what a heart breaker!  Angela has given us a wonderful prayer for you.  Our furbabies give us unconditional love and we try to give it back and when they are gone there is a horribly big hole.  Nothing can replace either one, but there is another one or two out there needing you.

HUG HUG HUG
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Andra on November 01, 2009, 05:54:45 AM
Thank you everyone.  Angela, I'm going to write your prayer down in my calendar so I can see it each morning for a while.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Anju No. 469 on November 01, 2009, 10:11:32 AM
I just got home from church and received some very distressing news.  A friend of mine's wife was diagnosed with breast cancer, in both breasts, she had a double masectomy, problems with reconstructive surgery had to have it again, and was bad shape.  She was MISDIAGNOSEDNO CANCER at all.  This is bad enough, but Mary's husband, my friend who is an Episcopal priest, retired, has colon cancer and not just a small part, but throughout his colon.  I am totally depressed and upset about all of this, hopefully asking your help will take some of this load off of my heart.

My request is that you please offer prayers for Mary and Winston for peace and acceptance for whatever God's decision is.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: geoffthomas on November 01, 2009, 01:17:09 PM
Deb I will keep praying and keep my fingers and toes crossed.

Angela - I know you will do well but will ask the Lord to give you assurance and comfort.

Andra - I pray that the Lord God will diminish your pain and perhaps bring a new life into yours.

Dona - My heart goes out to you and your friends.
I pray that you bring to them the knowledge of a loving God and His servants praying for them.
Unnecessary surgery is indeed unfortunate and a complete colon removal (or even radiology) is tough.
We will be in prayer for healing and God's will.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: mlewis78 on November 01, 2009, 03:23:44 PM
Andra, I'm really sorry about your loss of two furbabies.  Bad enough when it's one.

I can barely comprehend this, Anju about the misdiagnoses of breast cancer of your friend.  Was it only the second time that they were wrong?  My prayers for peace of mind.

My friend Kathy (mentioned earlier in the thread) had her breast cancer surgery on Thursday.  She only stayed in the hospital for one night.  She sounded so much better when she called me on Friday after being so depressed about anticipation of the surgery.  I visited with her at her home yesterday.  She has a wonderful friend from Boston staying with her for a few days.  Thanks for your prayers.  I hope that she can continue to do as well as she has since Thursday.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: sjc on November 02, 2009, 06:55:24 PM

Mary and Winston...God be with you...thy will be done.  I can't imagine your pain but I can pray for your comfort.  You are blessed with a wonderful friend in Anju.

Andra:  I can't express how truly sorry I am for you; having had a similar situation.  You also are in my prayers.

Deb:  You have been in my prayers for a bit now...I know your every fear first hand...God be with you.

Angela:  You are a breath of fresh air in a less than perfect world.  You bring a lot to this thread and these boards...God bless you and yours.

DECEMBER 13th...I believe there will be the clear voice of an angel singing a solo...and no request is ever foolish or selfish; little prayers matter too.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on November 02, 2009, 08:05:27 PM
Dona I am so sorry to hear about your friends. I have been praying for Mary and Winston and for you too.

Thank you everyone for your prayers and words of encouragement. I wasn't as nervous at rehearsal yesterday as I have been. I am still a bit concerned about staying healthy between now and December 13. I added a Vitamin C regimen today in hopes of boosting my immune system.

Angela:  You are a breath of fresh air in a less than perfect world.  You bring a lot to this thread and these boards...God bless you and yours.

DECEMBER 13th...I believe there will be the clear voice of an angel singing a solo...and no request is ever foolish or selfish; little prayers matter too.

Thank you sjc... Your words were a great encouragement for me this evening.

Have I mentioned lately that I love you guys!!!  ;D
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on November 03, 2009, 09:19:56 AM
Praying for your friends Mary and Winston, Dona and also for you.

Continuing to pray for you Deb, Angela and Andra.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on November 04, 2009, 11:37:16 PM
As I was logging off to go to bed this evening I saw a post on Facebook from the husband of Larry's cousin that she was still in ICU. I was kinda shocked since the last I heard from her on Monday evening was she was headed to bed hoping to get a good night's sleep. Stephanie is/was pregnant with her first child. She is the only daughter/child of Larry's cousin Don & Darlene Wayt. From what I could gather on FB, Stephanie was rushed to the hospital on Tuesday morning with her blood pressure at a life threatening level that could not be controlled. They had to do an emergency c-section on her and she has been in ICU ever since and still on breathing machine. Miranda LeAnn Frazier weighed 1lb, 4 oz at birth and is 12 inches long. Tonight's report is that she is breathing mostly on her own and she kicks her legs when her dad, Bill, talks to her. Miranda's hand is smaller than the tip of her dad's finger! This pic was taken on Wednesday afternoon at about 24 hours old. Sorry it is so small, but I pulled the image from FB. Please lift up this sweet child and her family, as well as the doctors and nurses attending to her and her mom. Thank you. Angela


(http://photos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs077.snc3/14448_1145012460866_1094140776_30345206_6517307_s.jpg) PS - Miranda wasn't due to meet the world until early February!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Kathy on November 05, 2009, 04:11:49 PM
I'm so sorry to hear about your cousin. My prayers are with you. They do amazing things with preemies now. I'll keep them in my prayers. Deb, I hope everything turns out well. I know you are anxious to get an answer.  My prayers are with everyone.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on November 06, 2009, 05:18:05 AM
Praying for baby Miranda Angela.

Praying and thanking God for my OYB friends.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on November 06, 2009, 07:47:03 PM
Thanks for the prayers for Stephanie and Miranda. Today has been a good day. Stephanie was released from ICU and moved to a regular room. She was able to see Miranda for the first time today. Miranda is one strong little girl! She is completely off the ventilator and breathing on her own. It may be a while before I get to actually see her but I can hardly wait for that day.

I thank God for His miracles and for you all.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: geoffthomas on November 07, 2009, 08:07:45 AM
In the "community" that I work in we have had an unfortunate death of a close assocate.

Please be in prayer for this circumstance.
And all of our first-responder community that put themselves in harm's way daily.
This is not associated with Fort Hood.

And I don't believe that I can disclose any more info.

But your prayers will always help.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: marianneg on November 07, 2009, 12:31:06 PM
Oh, my, those tiny little preemies always amaze me.  Sounds like little Miranda is quite the fighter, though!  Praying for her to fully develop as she should, and for her mom's postpartum recovery.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on November 07, 2009, 06:22:04 PM
I will be praying Geoff.

Thank you, marianner. She is most certainly a fighter. She is assisted with her breathing with a CPAP and she has been so active and kicking so much that they had to restrain her legs because she kept pulling and twisting things up! :)


Had to come back and add the latest update on Stephanie & Miranda. The following was posted on Steph's facebook by her husband tonight:

Steph is doing good, got to take a shower finally! Miranda is still doing great, she gained weight for the first time! Feel free to visit now. - Bill
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: marianneg on November 15, 2009, 04:47:22 PM
Yay, sounds like everyone is on the road to recovery, Angela!

Please continue to keep my friend Kevin and his family in your prayers.  (He's the one who's been diagnosed with cancer for the second time.)  His surgery was successful, but he's going to be undergoing chemo for a year.  He started a couple of weeks ago and was getting pretty sick, so they've changed up his medications, and he seems to be doing better this week.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on November 15, 2009, 10:55:45 PM
Still lifting Kevin and his family in prayer.


The following is Stephanie's update on facebook tonight:

Miranda update: She is up to 1 lb 5 oz and eating 3ccs every 4 hours but they are having to hold her feedings for 24 to 36 hours to give her some medication. She has a murmur in her heart and they think this medication will fix it. Please everyone pray this med works. Other than that she is doing fine. Still no poop but they said they aren't worried yet.

They did have to put her back on the vent. Stephanie is at home and getting stronger. Thanks for the continued prayers.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on November 17, 2009, 06:56:56 PM
I go to a specialist for more mammograms and a sonagram tomorrow.
I hoping to have a definite answer by the end of the day.
Thank you,
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on November 17, 2009, 07:28:10 PM
I go to a specialist for more mammograms and a sonagram tomorrow.
I hoping to have a definite answer by the end of the day.
Thank you,
deb

I will be lifting you in prayer, Deb.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on November 18, 2009, 04:44:11 PM
No sonogram.  The digital mammograms showed enough. 
Several calcifications that they are going to biopsy on
Monday.  The doctor did say that he was leaning towards
benign.  So I do feel like I had some good news today.
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on November 18, 2009, 05:34:55 PM
Wonderful news Deb. Continuing to pray.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on November 18, 2009, 09:26:02 PM
Great news Deb.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on November 19, 2009, 02:49:19 AM
Thank you, Linda and Angela. 
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Pawz4me on November 19, 2009, 03:54:29 AM
I'm glad that it sounds like good news.  I'm sure you're more than ready for the wondering and waiting to be over with!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on November 19, 2009, 04:07:55 AM
Boy, that is an understatement, Pawz.
Of course I'm hoping for the best, but
I have to plan for other situations as well.
Which is getting very frustrating. 
I keep thinking that if it were very serious
it would not have dragged out this long. 
They would have moved me to the top of the
priority list. 
Again, thank you for all of the kind thoughts and prayers.
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Andra on November 19, 2009, 07:30:41 AM
Deb,
My mom is a breast cancer survivor.  And when they starting suspecting that something was wrong, they moved VERY quickly.  It was the waiting between the several mammograms and the needle biopsy that was the kicker.  It's so hard to have an attack plan when you don't know what you are dealing with...
So hopefully it's a good sign that the doctor is leaning towards the benign diagnosis.  Hang in there.  We are all praying for you.
Andra
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Anju No. 469 on November 19, 2009, 07:50:41 AM
deb - I asked in another thread about your results, had not gotten this far - so you don't need to answer there.  Glad to know they have not moved you to the head of the line!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on November 20, 2009, 09:55:16 PM
Hope everyone is looking forward to a great weekend!

Just a quick note... My dad had his second glaucoma/cataract surgery on Thursday and when we went back for the day after follow up, the doctor was concerned that the pressure in his eye was elevated. He manipulated the eye a bit in order to loosen the "flap" that was created for drainage and is hoping that will take care of it. I have to take Daddy back on Monday to see if the pressure has dropped. If not they will have to go back and loosen the stitches in the eye. Please pray that this will not be the case and that the eye will be draining like it should when we go back. Thanks everyone!

Angela
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Anju No. 469 on November 21, 2009, 02:27:06 PM
You got it Angela!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Elmore Hammes on November 22, 2009, 07:19:26 AM
I'd like to request prayers for a large number of families - 50 or more - in a 'squatter's' village outside of Nuevo Progreso, Mexico. Their homes are alongside a road used by a railroad, and unfortunately within the railroad's property line. They've had verbal permission in the past, but that has now changed as the railroad has told them they have to move. I was on a Mission trip to build new homes this past week, and we had to cancel two builds and switch to other families in another area because of the legal issues.

Most of these families do not have the resources to have these simple houses moved, or a place to move them to. Additionally, they have built school rooms and a church in the area - some of those buildings are in the railroad zone. Moving could break up their community and prevent the children from attending school.

I am not sure what the end resolution will be for these families, but your prayers for whatever solution works best for them would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Elmore
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on November 23, 2009, 04:20:31 AM
Breast biopsy today.  Something called a stereotactic biopsy. 
I'm more worried about the pill I have to take to help me relax. 
I'm afraid it's going to make me sleep for the rest of the day,
and I don't have time to sleep this week.  LOL. 
Have a great day.
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Pawz4me on November 23, 2009, 07:17:27 AM
I'm keeping you in my prayers today, Deb.  I hope things go well.  Including not being too sleepy!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on November 23, 2009, 11:50:15 AM
Well, I wish I could say all is well, but unfortunately I know nothing.
Because of the location of the area they're looking at and the fact
that I'm petite, the new machine would not work.  So now they're going
to have to operate to remove the area. 
So continued thoughts and prayers would be appreciated.
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: marianneg on November 23, 2009, 12:11:31 PM
Ugh, sorry you're having to go through all this, Deb.  Continuing to ask for blessings for you...
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on November 23, 2009, 01:05:55 PM
Thank you.
Just the length of time this is dragging on is starting to wear on me.  I'm okay.  But it's just keeping my family from freaking out.  Please keep them in your thoughts as well.
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Pawz4me on November 23, 2009, 01:26:04 PM
Continued prayers for peace for you and your family.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on November 24, 2009, 07:23:23 AM
Praying for you and your family Deb.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Anju No. 469 on November 24, 2009, 02:11:34 PM
With the holiday and all deb it is going to be really rough for you, hang in there, you do have us kindleboarders taking your back  ::)  lots of prayers and hugs.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Nathan on December 02, 2009, 05:24:53 PM
Please pray for the members of the 173rd Airborne Brigade of which my brother is a part. (Pray for all soldiers around the world). They/He deployed to Afghanistan last night.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on December 02, 2009, 07:14:48 PM
Nathan, I will keep them in my prayers, along with you and your family.

deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on December 06, 2009, 11:23:16 PM
Praying for you all! Deb how are things going?

My dad is still waiting for a laser procedure to remove a stitch from his left eye. In the meantime, he is back on drops to control the pressure. Hopefully we will hear something from the doctor early in the week so we can get this behind us before Friday. I have a lot coming up this next weekend with our church musical. Praise the Lord my cough is almost gone and I am able to sing and hold out those long notes again! Thanks for the prayers.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on December 07, 2009, 05:55:59 AM
Praying for your dad, Angela, and for you.

I have a surgery scheduled for this Thursday.  I picked up a cough, or something, from my grandson
when he was visiting over Thanksgiving.  I finally called my dr. and got an antibiotic yesterday.  I feel
80% better today.  Well enough, in fact, that I've been cleaning up my living room.  I go for pre-testing
tomorrow, and I hope they clear me for the surgery. 
Thank you for asking.
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on December 08, 2009, 12:18:26 AM
Thanks Deb... I will be praying for you, too.

We finally heard back from the eye doctor today and Daddy goes in Wednesday morning for the laser procedure.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on December 08, 2009, 06:25:00 PM
Angela, hope things go well tomorrow.  Keep us posted.
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Anju No. 469 on December 09, 2009, 06:13:32 AM
deb - you keep us posted on YOU!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on December 09, 2009, 06:20:02 AM
Thank you, Dona.  I have asked my son to post tomorrow in this thread and in the Good Morning thread. 
There shouldn't be anything exciting to tell, but just that the procedure is over.   I will not be staying at
my home, and so no high speed internet connection. 
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Andra on December 09, 2009, 07:07:14 AM
Deb, positive thoughts for tomorrow for you.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: marianneg on December 09, 2009, 05:24:53 PM
Please pray for Jane Bled (member here), her friend Amy and Amy's family.  Amy is in a coma after falling down the stairs and having emergency brain surgery.  Here is the link to Jane's original post:
http://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,16409.0.html (http://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,16409.0.html)
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: osnova on December 09, 2009, 06:14:30 PM
Have read a couple of pages.  Praying for those in need.  If you wouldn't mind a guy intruding and asking for prayers please pray for my family.  I lost the job two months ago, and so far nothing has turned up.  It would be easier if I were single and without two little kids but now my faith is tested.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Andra on December 09, 2009, 06:53:27 PM
Please pray for Jane Bled (member here), her friend Amy and Amy's family.  Amy is in a coma after falling down the stairs and having emergency brain surgery.  Here is the link to Jane's original post:
http://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,16409.0.html (http://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,16409.0.html)
Thanks for cross-posting Marianner.  I don't know why it didn't occur to me to do that instead of telling Jane to post here!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Andra on December 09, 2009, 06:55:33 PM
Have read a couple of pages.  Praying for those in need.  If you wouldn't mind a guy intruding and asking for prayers please pray for my family.  I've lost the job two months ago, and so far nothing has turned up.  It would be easier if I were single and without two little kids but now my faith is tested.
osnova, you are not intruding - we are all here for each other.
Praying for you and your family and opportunities that just haven't shown themselves yet.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on December 10, 2009, 05:37:04 AM
Continuing to lift all of you in prayer.

Welcome osnova!! Happy you joined us, we have a few other guys here also.  :)
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on December 10, 2009, 05:41:50 AM
http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/mcraekate
Continuing to ask for prayers for my friend's 5 year old daughter Kate. please take the time to visit her site and leave a word of encouragement if you are led to do so.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: marianneg on December 10, 2009, 07:49:52 AM
Have read a couple of pages.  Praying for those in need.  If you wouldn't mind a guy intruding and asking for prayers please pray for my family.  I lost the job two months ago, and so far nothing has turned up.  It would be easier if I were single and without two little kids but now my faith is tested.

Osnova, I heartily recommend 48 Days to the Work You Love by Dan Miller, if you haven't read it yet.  He also has a free podcast that is wonderful for getting your motivation and creativity flowing!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: osnova on December 10, 2009, 09:09:24 AM
Osnova, I heartily recommend 48 Days to the Work You Love by Dan Miller, if you haven't read it yet.  He also has a free podcast that is wonderful for getting your motivation and creativity flowing!

Thank you.  I think I have the book somewhere.  I have read a chapter or two but did not pursue it further.  I'll try it again.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on December 10, 2009, 11:57:47 AM
Welcome Osnova. All are welcome here and I will be lifting you and the family in prayer. We have been where you are!

Praying for you, today Deb!

Well, folks, yesterday's adventure with my dad should have been a 2 hour trip and turned into a 6 hour ordeal, but he finally had the laser procedure to remove stitches in his eye to relieve the pressure. The procedure itself took less than 6 minutes and went well.

Due to miscommunication between the doctor's office, my mom and finally to me, we ended up at the wrong location. It was all mixed up and frustrating, but it is becoming apparent that I am going to have to take over making appointments and such from my mom. Pray for me, cause this won't be easy!!

Thanks to all of you who have been praying already for my dad, me and baby Miranda. I will post an update on her later today, but she turned 5 weeks old yesterday and is doing well!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Anju No. 469 on December 10, 2009, 01:51:54 PM
Angela - it is tough when you have to be the Mommy - but you can do it!  Glad things eventually went well with your Dad, and looking forward to an update on Miranda.

Your concert is pretty soon isn't it?
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on December 10, 2009, 10:00:30 PM
Thanks Dona. Yes, my 2 programs are this Friday evening (just 3 songs with the choir) and Sunday morning (the program where I have a solo). My cough is almost gone and no more sore throat. Now all I have to battle is the nerves!!  :o  ;) Thanks for the prayers!

The following are the status updates from Stephanie's facebook from this past week so you all can see the progress this little miracle is making. Stephanie has only posted pictures and videos since Tuesday:

Miranda update: I GOT TO HOLD HER TODAY FOR THE FIRST TIME!!!! The nurse said I could hold her as long as she could tolerate it and I held her for 2 hours. The only reason I had to give her back was because the nurse had get ready for shift change. But we get to go back in at 7 and Bill will get to hold then. PRAISE GOD MY BABY IS GETTING CLOSER TO COMING HOME!!! December 4 at 5:49pm

Miranda update: She is going back and forth between 1lb 15oz and 2lbs. She is eating 14 ccs every four hours. Having extreme aggitation because of the CPAP. we are talking to the doctor tomorrow to see what he wants to do. They did start her on some steriods and caffeine today. I jokingly told Bill maybe she is having wihdrawals from Mommy not giving her caffeine! LOL  December 6 at 10:18pm

Stephanie F… is glad my little girl is calming down. Now if she will just stop taking the CPAP out of her nose life would be great!  December 7 at 2:59pm

Miranda update: she is off the CPAP and on comfort flow oxygen. She LOVES IT! Also she is 13 inches long now. She still is teetering between 1lb 15 oz and 2lbs but without her fighting the CPAP she should start gaining more. Pretty much all she needs to do is get bigger and finish getting off respiratory support and we can take her home. December 8 at 11:18pm
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Jane Bled on December 11, 2009, 05:17:12 AM
Please pray for Jane Bled (member here), her friend Amy and Amy's family.  Amy is in a coma after falling down the stairs and having emergency brain surgery.  Here is the link to Jane's original post:
http://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,16409.0.html (http://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,16409.0.html)

Thank you so much for posting this, Marianner.  I really appreciate it, and I'm sure if Amy could talk in full sentences, she would tell you how grateful she is, too.  In case anyone missed it, Amy awoke from her coma on Wednesday!  She remembers me (and said my name!), and remembers the other important people in her life, too.  She's going to have an uphill battle, but since she is one of the toughest cookies around, I have faith that she will make it. 

My humble appreciation to everyone who has said prayers for Amy.  Obviously, they helped!  Y'all are so kind. 

As for the others here in need (I've read the latest posts), I'm praying for all of you.  I can only hope that your situations improve, and that you find some peace of mind.  Keep your loved ones close--they will help give you the strength to survive another day and face the morning with bravery.  And for what it's worth, I'm thinking of you during this holiday season, and wishing with all my heart that you will find a semblance of joy and piece of mind during these troubled times.   
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on December 11, 2009, 06:26:09 AM
Praise the Lord and thanks for the update, Jane! We will continue to lift Amy in prayer as she recovers.


Here is an additional update on Baby Miranda that Stephanie posted after I went to bed last night:

Miranda update: She is now taking 18 ccs of breastmilk every 3 hours. Also they started her using a passi today. She really likes it. Her oxygen is doing very well. Basically all we are doing is waiting on her to get bigger. To get moved to her new bed and be held more often she must weigh about 1200-1500 grams and she... is almost 900. Please be praying with us that she continues to grow to that point. December 11 at 1:00am

Got to run now and pick up my car from the shop (a sweet lady hit it in the church parking lot 2 weeks ago) and return the rental and then the craziness begins for our 2 Christmas programs at church this weekend!! I pray you all have a wonderful and blessed weekend!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on December 11, 2009, 06:57:25 AM
Happy to hear that Amy and baby Miranda are improving Jane and Angela. Will keep them and all of you in my prayers. Praise God for the great things he hath done!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: osnova on December 11, 2009, 07:28:08 AM
Has anybody else noticed that lately (the last year or so or even the last couple of months), there have been much more "trials and tribulations" both on the global level and in our personal lives?

In the last couple of months I have experienced double then triple, etc. "whammy".  My wife and I had three car accidents in the period of two months, one of them (my wife's) was on the same day that I was laid off.  About a month ago, they found some 8 mm "clot" or something in my brother's (a young guy in his 20s) brain.  They said he might have stroke any minute (that's after my father died of stroke three years ago).  My mom had a heart scare about a month ago (not entirely clear what it was, did not have $$ or insurance to get detailed tests).  My cousin who lives 30 minutes from me lost a job a month ago.  I don't have job -> insurance for my family and we have two young kids (1 year old and 4 year old).  I am not sure if I'll be able to keep my house.

I've never had this bad in my life.  I do not complain.  I just want to comprehend what is going on.  Are we close to the end of times?  I try to keep our spirits up and pray more, "Come, Lord Jesus."
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Anju No. 469 on December 11, 2009, 03:07:24 PM
osnova I personally think you are probably being "tested" and from what it appears, you are doing what is right.  I don't think anything is happening globally other than to individuals, we are more aware of what is going on because the world is getting smaller and smaller.

Angela - Miranda needs chocolate!  Dark chocolate is better, but chocolate is good!  ::)
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on December 11, 2009, 10:01:35 PM
^^ LOL, Dona!! I will tell her mother! :)
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on December 13, 2009, 01:10:05 PM
I read the update on Amy and what a miracle.  That is amazing, and I'm so glad to hear.

Osnova, I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers.  I was in your position years and years ago
when I was married and my three were very little.  Somehow we always came through. 

My update: I had my surgery on Thursday and all went well.  I should get my results tomorrow.
Thank you all for your prayers and thoughts.
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Jane Bled on December 14, 2009, 11:22:51 AM
Thank you so much for everyone who has been praying for Amy.  It is truly a miracle how fast she is recovering.   

Update:
Amy is talking more and more.  She seems most alert in the evenings.  I dunno why, but I'm the person she talks to the most (for now).  I'm grateful for this, of course, but I feel bad for her other loved ones who haven't been as successful.  They keep trying, though.       

I'm troubled by the fact that she can't move her left side at all.  Also, she can't swallow yet.  They've taken her off the ventilator, so she's breathing on her own.  She put on lip balm by herself yesterday and attempted to color a picture (but after about 30 seconds, she got tired).  The next time I see her, I'm going to ask her if she can try to write her name (she told me she can still read).     

Although she is doing much, much better, it kills me to see her like this.  She's as helpless as a baby.  It breaks my heart, but I have faith that she will one day return to her former self.  Thanks again for all your kind thoughts and wishes.

Her kitties miss her, but they are happy living with my fiance and I for now, and they've quickly bonded to our kitten.  I love them!

Here is a poem I wrote for Amy.  I read it aloud to her yesterday and she seemed pleased.  Hope y'all like it, too!

"Starlit"

Their words of inspiration never comfort me.
No soul exists to match my inner design.
Colors blend into a blur;
I'm obscured, and I'm screaming without sound
When the voices go to town, when they crowd,
When they come around.

Though I reach for the light,
It blackens every time;
Silver embers left behind
As I stretch my arms up high.   

See all the hidden parts of me?
I was born to leave a legacy--
Not live this fallen prophecy,
And entertain catastrophes.

They say I have to reach,
And reach, and reach—
Until I push myself up to the stars;
Until I pull them down to me.
But if my ambition is my greed,
It may well lead to my defeat.

Yet miracles do arise—
It’s not too late to turn the tide,
And thrive with pride.

So I’ll stand up and fight;
Greet the darkness of my plight.
Show all of the doubters
A different side of light.
I’ll watch the sunset tonight
Undisguised;
Through my dreaming, starlit eyes.


Thank you for your time!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on December 15, 2009, 01:17:27 PM
Thank you for the update on Amy.  I will continue to think of her and her family and you and your family as well, furbabies included.

My update: Ductal Carcinoma in Situ.  Not the best news, but not horrible news either.  Totally treatable with few side effects.  The area the surgeon biopsied around the turmor tested clean, no cancer.  This is exactly what my aunt was diagnosed with about 45 days ago.  I will be seeing an oncologist and undergoing radiation therapy. 
Thank you for all of your prayers.
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: osnova on December 15, 2009, 03:22:32 PM
All, I've read the posts.  Do not get discouraged.  Maranatha!

The trust in the Lord is its own reward (remember Jesus's parable about the beggar Lazarus and the rich man) but I believe and pray that He will provide relief to His children in the time of need.  Come, Lord Jesus.

I've had a major sewer problem in the house.  The immediate issue has been resolved by the plumbers but I will need to have the sewer line from the house to the county main replaced soon.

On the other hand, I have a job interview scheduled for Thursday.  It appears a good fit: they have work and need someone with my skills and experience, while I have the skills and experience and need work. :)  I pray that this works out.

Come, Lord Jesus.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on December 15, 2009, 03:25:28 PM
osnova, I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers for your job interview. 
And I'm so sorry to hear about your sewer problems.  Such a nuisance, and expense at a time when it's inconvenient.
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Anju No. 469 on December 15, 2009, 04:01:45 PM
deb - lots of prayers are coming your way!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Andra on December 15, 2009, 05:31:51 PM
Deb, I'm glad you have a diagnosis and a plan.  I will keep praying and sending positive thoughts your way.  We are here for you!
Osnova, glad to hear of your job intervies.
I pray daily for my Kindle friends.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Suzanne on December 15, 2009, 10:13:34 PM
Deb, you will remain in my prayers. I wish (as I'm sure you do) it was just a harmless cyst. But you know it could have been a lot worse. I'll be praying for you that the radiation goes as well as possible & you get a clean bill of health in short order.

Osnova, I'll be praying that this interview goes well & you soon have a job. We just had our sewer line replaced from the house to where we tap in to the township's sewer. If you want to see some "lovely" pictures, I have posted them on Webshots for our family & friends to keep up with this project. It's finished now & all we have to do is relandscape in the spring.

http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/album/575462301BfoVet
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on December 15, 2009, 10:21:43 PM
Deb, so glad you have a diagnosis, now down to business! Will be keeping you in my prayers in the days ahead.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Jane Bled on December 16, 2009, 04:54:46 AM
Thank you for the update on Amy.  I will continue to think of her and her family and you and your family as well, furbabies included.

My update: Ductal Carcinoma in Situ.  Not the best news, but not horrible news either.  Totally treatable with few side effects.  The area the surgeon biopsied around the turmor tested clean, no cancer.  This is exactly what my aunt was diagnosed with about 45 days ago.  I will be seeing an oncologist and undergoing radiation therapy. 
Thank you for all of your prayers.
deb
Deb, hang in there!  My fiance's mom survived lymph node cancer when they doctors thought she might not have a chance.  I'm convinced it's because we all kept telling her that we believed she'd make it (she eventually believed it, too--that's ultimately what saved her).  I will keep praying for your swift recovery!  Stay strong. <3
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on December 16, 2009, 05:48:50 AM
Deb you are in my prayers! Thankful you are not in limbo anymore and there is some light at the end of the tunnel.

Osnova praying the interview goes well and things turn around for you.

Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Kathy on December 16, 2009, 05:59:09 AM
I haven't posted in a while, but I want everyone to know that they are in my prayers. I'm having a lot of problems with my neck from a fall I had in June and I have been traveling a lot for work. I'm home for a while and will start physical therapy tomorrow. I'm hoping that will relieve me of some of my pain. Please keep me in your thoughts and prayers.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Anju No. 469 on December 16, 2009, 07:28:33 AM
Kathy, you definitely are in my and I am sure, all of our prayers.  I hope you will settle down long enough to keep us posted as to your PT.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on December 17, 2009, 05:26:31 AM
Kathy sorry to hear you are still having problems from your fall. I will be praying for you.

linda
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: mom133d (aka Liz) on December 18, 2009, 05:28:52 PM
Can you add me to the list? DH and I had a talk earlier this week about problems we are having (real and perceived). He saw a therapist yesterday who advised him to "get away for a while" so last night he tells me that he's getting a hotel room this weekend. With the winter storm, I thought he'd change his mind and come home, but he's not yet and won't be with the amt already on the ground.

I was dignosied with clinical depression many many years ago (right before I met him) and have been untreated for almost as long. After talking with friends today, I realise that most of my problems can be traced back to it. So, I called my dr and am trying to get an appt to see her before March. :( I am working on it, I just hope he understands and that we can work things out. I'm sitting here in the house, the little one even wnated to go to bed before 7, so I think he might be picking up on something. :( Trying not to cry...
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Pawz4me on December 18, 2009, 05:34:41 PM
Praying for you, mom133d.  Hang in there.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on December 18, 2009, 05:44:48 PM
mom133d, I'm so so very sorry.  I will definitely keep you in my thoughts and prayers. 
Please know that we are here to listen whenever you need.

Thank you, everyone, for your words of encouragement.  I am very happy that the diagnosis is what it is. 
It could be much worse.  My family really needs your prayers more than I do right now.  Some of them are not
responding as positively as am. 

Kathy, hope you get better soon.

Osnova, any thoughts on how the job interview went?
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Andra on December 18, 2009, 07:12:20 PM
mom133d - depression is a disease and it can be treated.  Try to stay focused and as positive as you can.  I'm adding you to my prayer list.
deb - specifically adding your family to the list also.  We'll be your cheerleaders when you need us.
Kathy - good luck with your physical therapy - praying for good results.
As always praying in general for all my KindleBoards friends.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: BrassMan on December 18, 2009, 07:21:28 PM
Mom133d--we light candles every night for our friends who need support. You are included tonight--bless you and best wishes!

Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: mwvickers on December 18, 2009, 08:30:59 PM
Can you add me to the list? DH and I had a talk earlier this week about problems we are having (real and perceived). He saw a therapist yesterday who advised him to "get away for a while" so last night he tells me that he's getting a hotel room this weekend. With the winter storm, I thought he'd change his mind and come home, but he's not yet and won't be with the amt already on the ground.

I was dignosied with clinical depression many many years ago (right before I met him) and have been untreated for almost as long. After talking with friends today, I realise that most of my problems can be traced back to it. So, I called my dr and am trying to get an appt to see her before March. :( I am working on it, I just hope he understands and that we can work things out. I'm sitting here in the house, the little one even wnated to go to bed before 7, so I think he might be picking up on something. :( Trying not to cry...

Said a prayer for you.

Have you guys watched Fireproof?  My wife and I watched it, and we would both heartily recommend it to all married couples. 

Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on December 19, 2009, 08:39:05 AM
mom133d, thinking about you today and hoping you're doing okay. 
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Anju No. 469 on December 19, 2009, 01:43:13 PM
mom133d - I am glad you came here and let us know you need us.  Someone needing us is as important as your needing us.  That does not make a lot of since, hope you understand what I mean.  I will definitely add you to my list, I had depression for many many many years and counseling for a very long time.  It is possible to get out of that tunnel, but we will also be here to help you.  Keep us posted on how you are doing, and worry about yourself and your little one, DH will be fine, take care of YOU! first!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: mom133d (aka Liz) on December 19, 2009, 01:53:02 PM
Well, he just admitted over email that he"s at this hotel with his co-worker and that he has already given up on us before he even sat down for our talk.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Anju No. 469 on December 19, 2009, 02:03:18 PM
Concentrate on yourself now!  You are the most important person.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: osnova on December 19, 2009, 02:13:22 PM
Osnova, any thoughts on how the job interview went?
deb

Hm.  I think it went great.  They said they "will get in touch with me."  Apparently, the top management does not want to hire anyone period, while others see me as an asset and want to get "an exception" to the hiring freeze for me.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on December 19, 2009, 02:48:35 PM
Osnova, I will continue to think and pray for you. 

mom133d, Dona is right, concentrate on you and your child.  It was so hard when my now ex would do those very similar things.  After a while I realized I was only going to miss the man I wanted him to be.  You can't play the what if game, because he made this decision.  Please please be strong.  Think positive thoughts.  (I'm not preaching power of positive thinking, I'm just saying it's healthy for you to think about the positive and not the negative.)  Call a good friend when you want to vent and then move on. 
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: geoffthomas on December 20, 2009, 05:33:23 AM
mom133d - you are loved.
We care for you because you are a human being.
And God cares for you so much that he became man and sacrificed for you.
You personally.
Just focus on the love and how you ARE worth that love.
The one that made the universe (smarter than us) decided that you are worth love.

Just sayin......
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: mom133d (aka Liz) on December 20, 2009, 06:40:45 AM
I'm doing the little things that I can right now trapped in with the snowstorm. I've changed my password everywhere and deregistered his Kindle from my account. Cannceled the Prime membership and removed him from it. I'm tempted to change the login for the bank as well but since he has a card, that really doesn't do much. I need to get out of this house and go find some professional advice. Of course, nothing is open on Sundays anyway so I have at least another 24 hrs to stew... Thanks for the prayers folks.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on December 20, 2009, 07:20:59 AM
Praying for you mom133d. I battled clinical depression in the early 90's and it is a medical condition that requires treatment. Take care of you and remember your relationship with God is everlasting and unchanging. He loves you! He is with you every step of the way during this difficult time, carrying you when you are too weary to walk. Lean on Him.

Praying for your family Deb and all of my OYB friends.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Kathy on December 20, 2009, 08:45:34 AM
Oh mom133d, this brought back some tough memories. The same thing happened to me many years ago. I had 2 young children and was so sad and depressed. The thing is,  that once I realized it was over, all of the weight of worries I had been carrying for months just started leaving me. Of course, throwing all of his clothes out the upstairs window onto the front lawn and changing the locks was a great stress reliever as well. After the divorce, I was able to be a better mother to my children and became a stronger person. If you ever need to talk or vent, we will be here for you. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Deb, I'm keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Osnova, good luck on the job.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on December 21, 2009, 05:50:36 PM
Thank you all for your continued prayers.  
Went to the surgeon today for post-op visit.  Surgery site is doing good.  Still plenty bruised.  He said the bruising is because they had to do a lot of "tunneling".  Sounds painful.  Glad I was asleep for it.  

They are awaiting the second pathology report and then I will get an appointment with an oncologist.
I do not get to have the 7 days of radiation.  I have to do six weeks.  If they discover it's hormonal driven
I will need to do a drug for that.  They graded it as medium, which means I may need an MRI and maybe
further surgery.  Of course, all of this will ultimately be up to the oncologist.  
Again, I am asking for prayer for my family.  There are three members of my immediate family who are driving me
crazy.  I understand they are concerned.  I appreciate that.  But I can't make them understand that they are
worrying me more than is necessary.  

mom133d, please stay in touch with your friends here.  
We care about you.
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Pawz4me on December 21, 2009, 06:24:35 PM
Still praying for you (and your family), Deb.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on December 21, 2009, 06:31:26 PM
Thank you.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: osnova on December 21, 2009, 06:47:10 PM
Thank you, Deb, for your example of holding up to an adversity.  May God hold you close and give peace to you and those around you.  I am praying for you.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on December 21, 2009, 06:58:20 PM
Thank you, Osnova.  I asked the surgeon today if he could perform lobotomies on a couple of my family members. 
He laughed and said it might be a possibility. 
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: esper_d on December 22, 2009, 12:49:15 AM
I'll be praying for the kindle forum family tonight. I hope you'll include mine in yours. Blessings!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Andra on December 22, 2009, 06:31:11 AM
Oh deb, it's hard to be a family member who is trying to help someone cope with a cancer.  Maybe if you came up with a list of things they could do for you, it would keep them from driving you as crazy...  My job for my mom was "cheerleader" - any time that she got down or upset, it was up to me to figure out a way to get her thinking positively again.  Luckily, my little niece was very photogenic and I kept photos of her around to make my mom smile.  She was determined to beat the cancer so she could see her only grandchild grow up...

mom133d - we are here for you.  YOU are an important person and God loves you.

osnova - job report?
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: osnova on December 22, 2009, 07:24:30 AM
job report?

It seems I am getting into the door on an "outside contractor" basis.  Yey!  It is still not finalized (it's the Christmas week) but the process is rolling.  Thanks for the prayers.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: mom133d (aka Liz) on December 22, 2009, 08:05:22 AM
Sorry folks... he called Sunday morning in tears and said he wanted to come home and talk  if I'd let him. Especially for our son's sake I said yes. He finally got buried out of the snow and home late afternoon Sunday. We've been talking and I think we've made real headway with the issues we had. He swears that when he left Friday morning, his plans were to be by himself like he told me. We're going to have some trust issues and I don't know if I will ever be able to truely forgive him but I'm going to do my best to make this work.

Deb and osnova, you are in my prayers as well.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on December 22, 2009, 09:07:46 AM
Great News osnova! Continuing to pray.

Praying for you and your husband Mom133D.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Andra on December 23, 2009, 07:14:35 AM
We just got word that one of our Executives lost his son Jeff to an ATV accident.  I know that they were close and Scott must be devastated.  Please hold Scott, his wife Dee Dee and their daughter Lindsay in your thoughts and prayers.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: mom133d (aka Liz) on December 23, 2009, 07:19:06 AM
How tragic! Yes, they are all my my thoughts and prayers.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on December 23, 2009, 07:30:35 AM
Andra that is so tragic and sad. My heart goes out to them and they are in my prayers.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on December 23, 2009, 07:39:00 AM
Andra, how very sad.  I will keep this family in my thoughts and prayers.

Osnova, congratulations.  Maybe only a temporary fix, but it's something. 
I will continue to keep your situation in my thoughts.

mom133d, I'm glad some positive steps are happening. 

Andra, thank you for the suggestion.  I am going to make a list, especially for my mom because I will probably be staying with her while I go through treatment.  I completely understand that they feel helpless, and I don't want them to worry. 
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Kathy on December 23, 2009, 11:09:13 AM
Andra, so sorry. They are all in my prayers.
Mom133, I'm glad that you are talking. I will be thinking about you.
Praying for everyone.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on December 24, 2009, 11:50:55 PM
Just popped in tonight to let you all know I have been keeping up with the prayer requests through email notification as usual and have been lifting you all in prayer. I have been very busy with out of town guests and of course the grandkids. Everyone left this evening so they could all have Christmas at their own homes so it is quiet for at least now. All is well with us.

I pray for you all a very Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year (in case I don't make it back before the end of the year). I will continue to pray for each of you daily. I love you all!!

Angela
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Anju No. 469 on December 30, 2009, 11:05:53 AM
I have been trying to stay out of here other than to add or subtract to my daily prayer list.  I am so glad to see that so much is being positive.

Now I have a request for myself.  I have been having leg problems for the past several months, thought at first it was a pulled groin muscle, but just got back from another doctor visit and the orthopedic doc was there, he thinks it could be a hip problem.  At my age that is not surprising, but not welcome.  I won't know until next Thursday after he looks at the x-rays that I cannot have made until Monday (everything is closed!)

Complete rest!  I am so frustrated!  I want to get back out and WALK, do my t'ai chi, be active again, and of course, pain free.  Would y'all please ask for the doctors to find out what is wrong and to be able to fix it?  I would be so ever grateful for your assistance and prayers.

blessings to all and please have a safe New Year!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: geoffthomas on December 30, 2009, 12:02:12 PM
Hey Dona,
You are always in my thoughts, so now you will be in my prayers.
Take it easy - one step backwards and 5 steps forward.

Just sayin.....
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: osnova on December 30, 2009, 02:33:17 PM
You have my prayers.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on December 30, 2009, 05:37:35 PM
Dona, I will be praying as you have asked. I love you. Please take care of yourself.

Angela
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Anju No. 469 on December 31, 2009, 06:05:56 AM
Thanks fellow kindlers!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Anju No. 469 on December 31, 2009, 08:07:40 AM
Angela - how did your church solo go?  Also with all the company and stuff going on, is your back doing ok?  How about your Dad's eyes?
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on January 01, 2010, 06:26:15 PM
Dona, please take care of yourself. You are in my prayers!!

Love you!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Andra on January 01, 2010, 08:23:31 PM
Please add my friend Marilyn to the list.  Her pup Rosie is having some serious health problems.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on January 02, 2010, 05:38:12 AM
Dona, I will definitely keep you in my prayers. 

My update: Went to the oncologist Tuesday.  I have to go to Pittsburgh for an MRI.  I was very pleased with the doctor.  He had a wonderful bedside manner.  He made sure we completely understood what was going on.  He discussed the drug
that I would be on after the radiation.  During that discussion we discussed my past blood results.  Turns out he's some kind of expert in blood as well.  So now he's going to start following me to see if we can figure out what's being going on there.  How great is that? 
I go back to see the oncologist in a month.  I am waiting for my appointment to see the oncologist radiologist. 
Thank you for all of your prayers.
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Andra on January 02, 2010, 06:48:56 AM
My friend Marily has lost her pup Rosie.  Please send some happy thoughts her way.

Dona, I hope you are doing better.

Deb, I am glad that you are pleased with the doctor.  My mom had four of five of them and one was a real jerk.  He didn't last long.  We had to find someone that she liked.  Hang in there.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: kevindorsey on January 02, 2010, 01:53:37 PM
Dona,

Will send players your way.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: osnova on January 03, 2010, 02:45:56 PM
Deb, hang in there!  It's great that you like your doctor.  I generally hate doctors :) 

Tomorrow will be my first day at the new job.  Praise God!

It will be on a temporary basis at first.  Please pray that this job turns into a more permanent kind.

Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on January 04, 2010, 02:14:40 PM
Angela - how did your church solo go?  Also with all the company and stuff going on, is your back doing ok?  How about your Dad's eyes?

Dona, the program was great and my solo went well. I was even asked to sing it again last weekend. Thanks for asking and thanks for the prayers. I have been told that I am expected to sing more often now that everyone knows I can sing!! :)

Deb, glad to hear that you like your doctors, that is a BIG thing! Still praying for you!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on January 04, 2010, 03:11:49 PM
Thank you, Angela.

An encore, wow, how exciting for you.  Someone should have taped it and put it on YouTube for us.  That's what my son does for his kids' ballgames, school programs and such that I can't make it to. 
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on January 04, 2010, 03:35:24 PM
Thank you, Angela.

An encore, wow, how exciting for you.  Someone should have taped it and put it on YouTube for us.  That's what my son does for his kids' ballgames, school programs and such that I can't make it to. 
deb

LOL... That would be too scarey!!  :o 
My hubby wants me to re-record a song he wrote for his grandmother that I sang for her funeral 8 years ago. When we get this done, I will consider sending it to you to hear. lol
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on January 04, 2010, 03:36:53 PM
Awesome...that would be great.
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Anju No. 469 on January 04, 2010, 04:19:35 PM
I had my x-ray done today, and read the report, in Spanish of course, but it appears I am not a hypochondriac  ::) but there is nothing really serious.  I couldn't understand all of it, but enough to know this.  Now to figure out what is wrong, I don't see the doctor until Thursday afternoon, and this "rest" is driving me crazy, I really really need to get out and walk and so do my furbabies  8)

Prayers appear to be working, thanks  :)
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: SongbirdVB on January 05, 2010, 08:29:37 AM
Hi all.  I don't post often, but I do read these posts and keep everyone in my thoughts and prayers.  Now I have need for a little heavenly help myself:

My father's cancer is rearing it's ugly head again, please pray for him (his name is Rolland).  He is a grump, but I love him dearly!  =D

Thank you.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: geoffthomas on January 05, 2010, 08:36:26 AM
Osnova - happy to hear of the job (give us an update when you have time).
Angela - we would ALL like to hear you sing (hmmm - have to find a way) (I understand not wanting to put it public in utube).
Dona - Good news about the xray. It is always better to have facts than fears.
Deb - nice to have good doctors. My PCP is a wonderful woman that I have had for over 15 years. No problems thank God but always nice to have a physician you know and can trust.
Songbird - prayers for both you and your father. Grumps are good people, too.

Just sayin.....
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on January 05, 2010, 08:51:09 AM
Songbird I am praying for you & your Dad.

Continuing to pray for you Deb, Dona and Osnova. Pray for all my OYB friends but these are specific prayer needs.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on January 05, 2010, 12:41:26 PM
Songbird, you and your father are in our prayers. 

Dona, so sorry about the rest.  I completely understand.  It's so hard to do nothing. 

Keeping everyone else in my thoughts and prayers.
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Anju No. 469 on January 05, 2010, 03:44:18 PM
Songbird, sorry to hear about your father's cancer being ugly - he is definitely on my cancer prayer list and you are on my strength list.  Please keep us posted.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on January 06, 2010, 01:46:37 PM
I'm afraid I'm back to ask for more prayer. 
My new blood tests came back and there are some problems.  Not sure exactly what, but my numbers are not good. 
The good thing is, like I have mentioned before, that my oncologist is an expert in blood disorders.  So hopefully we
can finally get to the bottom of this situation.

deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Pawz4me on January 06, 2010, 02:01:52 PM
Keeping you in my prayers, Deb.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Andra on January 06, 2010, 05:14:57 PM
continuing to pray for everyone

I think I am going to use my Oberon journal to help me keep better track of the prayer requests.  I seem to remember things better if I write them down.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Anju No. 469 on January 06, 2010, 05:38:32 PM
deb - you have not left my list, but maybe I'll move you back to the top!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Meredith Sinclair on January 06, 2010, 06:03:17 PM
I'm afraid I'm back to ask for more prayer. 
My new blood tests came back and there are some problems.  Not sure exactly what, but my numbers are not good. 
The good thing is, like I have mentioned before, that my oncologist is an expert in blood disorders.  So hopefully we
can finally get to the bottom of this situation.

deb
Deb, you are still in my prayers! Be strong, be positive, and BELIEVE in the power of PRAYER!

I do not post on this thread as much as I used to... not really posting anywhere as much as I used to, but I do still think of you all and pray for all of my KB friends...
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: marianneg on January 06, 2010, 06:52:00 PM
(((deb))) (hugs)
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on January 07, 2010, 05:46:46 AM
Praying for you Deb.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Nathan on January 07, 2010, 07:27:18 AM
One of my colleagues (an academic editor) was in a severe car accident yesterday sustaining chest and head injuries.  He is in ICU.  Please pray for Jeff, his wife, and his two young children.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: geoffthomas on January 07, 2010, 09:07:59 AM
Deb - you are in my prayers.

Nathan - we will add Jeff and his family to our prayer list.  And you too, that you provide encouragement to them.

Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Suzanne on January 07, 2010, 08:21:14 PM
Deb, I am lifting you up in prayer.

To all my Kindle friends, you are in my prayers.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on January 08, 2010, 07:31:09 AM
Thank you, everyone. 

Nathan, remembering your friend and his family.

deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Nathan on January 10, 2010, 04:06:31 PM
One of my colleagues (an academic editor) was in a severe car accident yesterday sustaining chest and head injuries.  He is in ICU.  Please pray for Jeff, his wife, and his two young children.

Friends- Please pray for the Wittung family. Jeff, an editor at Baker Publishing Group, passed away this evening at 6:20 p.m. after injuries received in an auto accident last week. He leaves behind a wife and two small children.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on January 10, 2010, 04:09:00 PM
Nathan, I'm so sorry to hear Jeff didn't make it. 
My prayers are with his family.
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Pawz4me on January 10, 2010, 04:53:12 PM
I'll keep Jeff's family in my prayers.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Meredith Sinclair on January 10, 2010, 05:31:56 PM
Also praying for Jeff's family... :(
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: LauraB on January 10, 2010, 08:07:04 PM
Praying for Jeff and his family as well.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on January 11, 2010, 05:18:47 AM
Nathan, so sorry to hear about Jeff. I am praying for his family.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: SongbirdVB on January 12, 2010, 08:21:01 AM
Praying for Jeff, his family, and his friends. 

Also praying for Deb and all of my KB friends.  Bless you all for being here for me, and for each other.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Anju No. 469 on January 12, 2010, 03:05:38 PM
Songbird, how is your Dad doing?
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on January 12, 2010, 05:29:39 PM
Update:  Visit to oncologist/radiologist went well.  It took 2 hours.  They were very thorough. 
MRI was fine, but I didn't know I was going to have an IV.  Not a problem, just didn't know. 
Now just waiting for the results of the MRI.  Hoping for an "all clear, nothing new found" report.
Thank you, everyone, for remembering myself and my family.  Especially my family, as they have
been more worried than I have. 
deb

Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: katbird1 on January 12, 2010, 06:26:18 PM
Deb, breathing a sigh of relief that your trip is over.  I hope the outcome of the MRI is "no evidence of disease" and that you are relaxing with a new cup of tea!

Kathy
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: SongbirdVB on January 13, 2010, 11:25:44 AM
Anju, thanks for asking.  Dad and his oncologist have adopted a "wait and see" attitude for right now.  Dad says he'll start chemo in April if the cancer gets worse.  He doesn't want to start until then anyway because he doesn't want to drive on the nasty winter roads.  Dad also said that worst case scenario, they can't rid him of the cancer, it's a slow growing cancer and he would still have years.  I don't know if that's true or if he's just trying to make me feel better.  He's got another appointment in a couple of weeks, I'll have more information after that.  I'm just trying to not freak out...
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: osnova on January 13, 2010, 11:03:38 PM
Osnova - happy to hear of the job (give us an update when you have time).

With all your prayers, I got a job with a lot of work :)  The downside is that they've sent me away from my family but I am not complaining.  Thank you everybody so much.  Because of work load I will not visit often.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on January 14, 2010, 05:43:04 AM
Wonderful to read a praise report osnova! Congrats on the new job!

Deb you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Praying for you and your Dad songbird.

Please remember to pray for the people of Hati!!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Lynn on January 14, 2010, 10:46:46 AM
Thinking and praying for all of you here on KB.

I have 2 requests- one is to thank God for my recovery from my bout with pancreatitis and gallbladder issues at the end of last year, I had my last procedure to finish up just after Christmas and am feeling great- better than I have in months.

The 2nd is unfortunately for myself also. I just had my yearly screening mammogram, it was abnormal-but I have a history of cysts so I wasn't real concerned. Had a diagnostic mammogram and ultrasound yesterday and it is not a cyst but solid tissue and am now waiting for my Dr to set up an appointment for a biopsy. I know the odds are in my favor for everything being fine, but would appreciate your prayers.

Lynn L
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on January 14, 2010, 10:51:49 AM
Lynn, I will absolutely keep you in my prayers.  Try not to worry too much.  I know that's easier said than done, but it's better not to waste your energy until you know for sure what you are dealing with.

Osnovo, sorry to hear you won't be able to spend as much time with us, but such a wonderful reason why.

Songbird, sending prayers and good thoughts your way during this "waiting" time.  

deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Kathy on January 14, 2010, 04:54:44 PM
My prayers and thoughts are with everyone. I haven't been on KB for a few days and I'm catching up. I will praying for the poor people in Haiti. They will need a lot of prayers and help.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Andra on January 14, 2010, 06:25:35 PM
osnova, check in when you can so we know how you are doing.

deb, continuing to pray for you and your family.

songbird, freaking out takes way too much energy.  Focus on the positives and the things that you can do something about.  Sending prayers and warm thoughts your way.

Lynn, I'm thankful for you recovery from earlier health problems and praying for good news from you biopsy.

Texas is sending some of our Game Wardens to Haiti to assist.  Please pray for them as well as the people of Haiti.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on January 15, 2010, 11:39:35 AM
Lynn you are in my prayers as are all the people of Haiti.

I would like to request prayers for my friend's 5 year old daughter Kate. She has a rare, aggressive brain tumor. Has completed 5 rounds of intense chemo with residual tumor left. The choices are tough. There is great risk with another surgery and great risk without. Please pray for Holly and Aaron and their daughter Kate.  The Mcrae family.

Thank you!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Kathy on January 17, 2010, 08:42:54 AM
Linda, my thoughts and prayers will be with Kate and her family. Nothing is harder than having your child so sick.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: osnova on January 18, 2010, 05:32:08 AM
osnova, check in when you can so we know how you are doing.

A quick update from my cell phone. Spent this weekend with the family and working and now back on the road.

May God rich of mercy and tender love show all of us who seek him that he is near. One day we'll see him face to face.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Meredith Sinclair on January 18, 2010, 08:47:50 AM
Lynn you are in my prayers as are all the people of Haiti.

I would like to request prayers for my friend's 5 year old daughter Kate. She has a rare, aggressive brain tumor. Has completed 5 rounds of intense chemo with residual tumor left. The choices are tough. There is great risk with another surgery and great risk without. Please pray for Holly and Aaron and their daughter Kate.  The Mcrae family.

Thank you!
Linda, My DD(10) and I have been following Kate for a few months now... I get journal updates on my phone... it is so sad and Holly and Aaron are very strong for her. I know they have a tough decision to make this week and we have been praying for them to have even more strength. She is such a beautiful little girl and they got thrown into this whole thing so fast... God Bless this family.

Also praying for all of our KB friends who need strength to get through the rough times you are going through. God Bless.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on January 18, 2010, 08:50:17 AM
I will put the Mcrae family on my list.
What a tough ordeal. 
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on January 18, 2010, 05:48:02 PM
Thanks to all of you for the prayers for Kate. I have put the link here for any of you that want to sign the guestbook with a word of encouragement.


http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/mcraekate
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on January 18, 2010, 05:54:19 PM
Oncologist called today.  MRI was fine.  No new areas of cancer.  Woo hoo. 
I go Thursday for my planning session.  Which amounts to signing releases,
CT scan to set up the spots, or something, the tattoos applied, and then I
will be able to start the actual treatments a few days after that. 
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Suzanne on January 18, 2010, 06:24:54 PM
Wonderful news, Deb! You are in my prayers.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Meredith Sinclair on January 18, 2010, 06:57:09 PM
Oncologist called today.  MRI was fine.  No new areas of cancer.  Woo hoo. 
I go Thursday for my planning session.  Which amounts to signing releases,
CT scan to set up the spots, or something, the tattoos applied, and then I
will be able to start the actual treatments a few days after that. 
deb

Glad to see you are on a positive track with this thing. You are still in my prayers Ma'am! :)
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on January 19, 2010, 05:19:53 AM
Great news Deb, praise God!!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Anju No. 469 on January 19, 2010, 06:25:11 AM
Do you get to choose your own tattoo design? 

Woo Hoo - good news!







JK - couldn't resist
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on January 19, 2010, 06:39:47 AM
Dona, that's so funny.  I was so excited when I found out I would be getting a "tattoo".  It's actually just a little dot, but I asked for a butterfly so I could freak my kids out.  The doctor laughed. 
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Anju No. 469 on January 19, 2010, 11:28:07 AM
OK, I have decided to have hip replacement surgery.  Now it is up to the insurance company we have if they will pay for it or not.  The forms have been filled in and taken to the company, but it takes 10-12 working days for a decision.  The doctor I use only operates on Saturdays, so that would put it about the 6th of Feb - NO WAY - Super Bowl Sunday the next day, plus my birthday  :o  I don't think so.  IF we get approval for the 30th, I'll go for it then.  If necessary we will pay for it ourselves down the line, but the doctor said there should be no problem with insurance, that's what we pay them for  ???  I am looking forward to being able to be active again with no pain!  It will be a 3 month, more or less, to full recovery, but that's better than pain!

deb I don't know why your doctor won't be a little creative!  8)
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on January 19, 2010, 11:36:23 AM
Dona, wow, what a big decision.  My absolute best friend ever has had two hip replacements on each side.  Her's is a defect from birth.  She does wonderful through her recovery periods.   You are a very active woman already, with no overweight issue.  You should do great.  But I'm getting tears in my eyes thinking about you not being around for a week or so while you're in the hospital. 


Remember the Friends episode where Rachel and Phoebe went to get tattoos and Rachel got hers, but Phoebe chickened out after the first little prick?  When Phoebe showed her little dot she said she got a tattoo of the whole world as her mother saw it from heaven.  That's what I'm going to have, the whole world as seen from heaven. 

deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: kevindorsey on January 19, 2010, 03:04:31 PM
Putting some prayers out for you!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Anju No. 469 on January 20, 2010, 05:12:56 AM
Love it - the world from heaven!  Good thought  :)

I am a "little" overweight, I keep fighting it but it's not too terribly bad  ???  I have a horrible metabolism which means it's been difficult to maintain with no exercise, but I'm healthy otherwise, so that is in my favor.  Everyone says hip is better than knee so that is in my favor also.  Doctor said I will be up the next day if not sooner, and home in 2 days so I am looking forward to that as well.  Will keep everyone posted.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: geoffthomas on January 20, 2010, 08:19:39 AM
Deb - exciting news and will keep praying for you.
Dona - will pray for full recovery and an easy time with the insurance.
An extremely good friend of mine had both hips done at the same time. Too many jumps out of planes in 'nam.

God loves you guys.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Lynn on January 20, 2010, 09:14:11 AM
Deb- glad the MRI was good news and that things are moving along-for me waiting is sometimes the worst.

I saw the surgeon today and am having surgery next Thursday, but he is very confident that the lump is benign. So I am very thankful.

Praying for all

Lynn L
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on January 20, 2010, 09:24:18 AM
Lynn, I will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. 
Keep us posted.
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Meredith Sinclair on January 20, 2010, 08:17:19 PM
Remember the Friends episode where Rachel and Phoebe went to get tattoos and Rachel got hers, but Phoebe chickened out after the first little prick?  When Phoebe showed her little dot she said she got a tattoo of the whole world as her mother saw it from heaven.  That's what I'm going to have, the whole world as seen from heaven. 
deb
Awwwweee Deb... you made me tear-up... :'( Praying for you Ma'am.
OK, I have decided to have hip replacement surgery.  Now it is up to the insurance company we have if they will pay for it or not.  The forms have been filled in and taken to the company, but it takes 10-12 working days for a decision.  The doctor I use only operates on Saturdays, so that would put it about the 6th of Feb - NO WAY - Super Bowl Sunday the next day, plus my birthday  :o  I don't think so.  IF we get approval for the 30th, I'll go for it then.  If necessary we will pay for it ourselves down the line, but the doctor said there should be no problem with insurance, that's what we pay them for  ???  I am looking forward to being able to be active again with no pain!  It will be a 3 month, more or less, to full recovery, but that's better than pain!
deb I don't know why your doctor won't be a little creative!  8)
WOW, Dona! that is a HUGE decision. So will you be all better when it is time to move in your new house? I will certainly pray all goes well. AND until you are back bouncing around from restaurant to restaurant taking yummy pics. again for us. :)
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on January 21, 2010, 06:21:23 AM
Meredith, I'm sorry I made you tear up. 
I do have another prayer request this morning. 
I was getting ready to leave for my oncologist/radiologist appointment and then my planning session for my treatments.
The Cancer Center called and said my insurance company has my treatment "under review".  Are you kidding me?  This is not an experimental treatment.  Gesh.  Anyway, I called the insurance company and they blamed it on the Cancer Center saying they did not call the request in soon enough.  Errr....frustrating. 

Keeping everyone else in my thoughts today. 
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Anju No. 469 on January 21, 2010, 10:05:17 AM
I don't know which is worse, insurance companies, mortgage companies, banks or  ??? .  Think it is health insurance companies IMHO!

Good luck deb!  You are always in my prayers.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on January 21, 2010, 10:11:03 AM
Thank you, Dona.  I guess in the scope of the whole situation this is not even close the worst thing that could happen. 
Actually, I'm more aggrevated that I got dressed up, hair, makeup, the whole nine yards, for nothing.  All dressed up and no place to go.  LOL. 
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Anju No. 469 on January 21, 2010, 10:17:58 AM
Go out to lunch and take your kindle for kompanionship  ;)
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on January 21, 2010, 03:17:06 PM
Welcome back to the Boards.  I hope your health continues to improve.
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Anju No. 469 on January 21, 2010, 03:30:49 PM
Sailorman I did miss you!  Sometimes it difficult to know if you should try to contact someone because they might not be comfortable with KB  and don't particularly want to have a whole lot to do with us.

I am delighted to know you are doing better.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: geoffthomas on January 21, 2010, 06:59:14 PM
Hi everyone, I don't know if you all will remember me or not, it's been a very long time since I've been active on the Kindle Boards. I went through a lot physically but believe the Lord is restoring me to health now. Praise be to Him! Anyway, I'm back and hope to get started on the OYB again real soon.
Glad to see you back.
Will be in prayer for you.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Kathy on January 21, 2010, 07:27:57 PM
A wonderful friend my husband and I died yesterday. He was out on his fishing boat with his fishing buddies and fell overboard. We are not sure if he had a heart attack and fell in the water or if he actually drowned. They were able to get him back on the boat and he was breathing. They have no idea how he fell overboard. He was a wonderful friend, please pray for his wife and children. They are so devastated.

Thank you all, Kathy
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on January 23, 2010, 05:49:35 AM
Hi everyone, I don't know if you all will remember me or not, it's been a very long time since I've been active on the Kindle Boards. I went through a lot physically but believe the Lord is restoring me to health now. Praise be to Him! Anyway, I'm back and hope to get started on the OYB again real soon.

Welcome back Sailorman!! I had posted sometime back that I wondered what was going on with you and if you were having health issues. You were missed and it is great to have you back. I don't know if you remember but we had recommended books to each other in the past.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on January 23, 2010, 06:01:39 AM
Kathy I will be in prayer for you and your friend and their family. Do you mind giving the family's name?
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on January 23, 2010, 06:04:30 AM
Kathy, I will definitely remember your friend and family.  How terrible. 
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Kathy on January 23, 2010, 06:25:40 AM
Kathy I will be in prayer for you and your friend and their family. Do you mind giving the family's name?
His name was Richie Campbell. His wife is Fran. All of the children live in Long Island, New York. He has a brother who lives here and was with him on his boat.

His service will be Tuesday. Thanks for all of the prayers.

On another note, I just heard from my Son last night and I have a new Grandbaby on the way. It seems that God really does work in mysterious ways.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on January 26, 2010, 11:53:38 AM
Kathy, Congratulations on the new grandchild. 


My update:  I start my treatments tomorrow.  0 down - 33 to go. 
Leslie suggested the ticker so everyone can keep up with me. 
Thank you for all of your prayers.

On another note, my sister has to go tomorrow for another mammogram.  She went for one last week. 
She's in a wheelchair and I guess it's harder to get an accurate view.
I don't think it's anything serious, but would appreciate a quick prayer if you could.

Thank you,
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on January 26, 2010, 12:21:31 PM
You are in my thoughts and prayers Deb. Will say a prayer for your sister also.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Anju No. 469 on January 26, 2010, 01:36:48 PM
Sunday I went to church even though I was feeling bad and hurting, but the greeter had sent me an e-mail that she couldn't make it, I usually fill in for absentee readers and greeters.  I found it difficult to put my name on the prayer list and couldn't bring myself to mention my up-coming surgery, I didn't have that warm fuzzy feeling.  I am much more comfortable "talking" to y'all, complaining because I hurt (even tho there are many here in much worse shape than I am - I am not being judged), asking for your prayers, and giving my own to you.  I find this very interesting, I am a strong person and very rarely "ask" for much, but I do need all of you!  Thank you so much for being here for me and for the rest of us in our needs.

deb - your sister is in my prayers also, specifically, along with your family.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: geoffthomas on January 26, 2010, 01:41:18 PM
Deb - in prayer for you (always) and for your sister for a good result.

Dona - you know we care for you.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Meredith Sinclair on January 26, 2010, 07:42:14 PM
Kathy, Congratulations on the new grandchild.  


My update:  I start my treatments tomorrow.  0 down - 33 to go.  
Leslie suggested the ticker so everyone can keep up with me.  
Thank you for all of your prayers.

On another note, my sister has to go tomorrow for another mammogram.  She went for one last week.  
She's in a wheelchair and I guess it's harder to get an accurate view.
I don't think it's anything serious, but would appreciate a quick prayer if you could.

Thank you,
deb
Prayers for you and your sister Deb. Be strong, remain positive and know that we are all praying for you.
A wonderful friend my husband and I died yesterday. He was out on his fishing boat with his fishing buddies and fell overboard. We are not sure if he had a heart attack and fell in the water or if he actually drowned. They were able to get him back on the boat and he was breathing. They have no idea how he fell overboard. He was a wonderful friend, please pray for his wife and children. They are so devastated.
Thank you all, Kathy
Definitely adding this family to our prayers. Very sad.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Meredith Sinclair on January 26, 2010, 07:45:36 PM
Sunday I went to church even though I was feeling bad and hurting, but the greeter had sent me an e-mail that she couldn't make it, I usually fill in for absentee readers and greeters.  I found it difficult to put my name on the prayer list and couldn't bring myself to mention my up-coming surgery, I didn't have that warm fuzzy feeling.  I am much more comfortable "talking" to y'all, complaining because I hurt (even tho there are many here in much worse shape than I am - I am not being judged), asking for your prayers, and giving my own to you.  I find this very interesting, I am a strong person and very rarely "ask" for much, but I do need all of you!  Thank you so much for being here for me and for the rest of us in our needs.
deb - your sister is in my prayers also, specifically, along with your family.
Dona, we all love you. I am glad you feel comfortable here with us. You certainly are a terrific lady. Still praying for your surgery and your speedy recovery. :)
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Kathy on January 28, 2010, 03:28:03 PM
Dona, so glad you reached out. Deb and Dona my thoughts and prayers are with you.

My husband was able to travel to New York and attend the funeral of his fishing buddy. The cause of death was ruled as drowning. It is just so sad to loose such a good friend. Thank you all for your prayers.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Andra on January 28, 2010, 04:22:31 PM
reading back through and praying for all my Kboard family.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Lynn on January 28, 2010, 04:24:56 PM
Deb- hope your treatments go well and will prary for you and your sister.

Dona- I know how you feel about asking for prayers, good wishes for yourself. I feel like I am being selfish or weak when I ask for help. Being here on Kindleboards has helped me realize that is not the case and I really appreciate everyones prayers and kind thoughts.

I had my excisional biopsy today and the surgeon was very optomistic and said not to worry. I feel pretty good, not too much discomfort.

Thinking and praying for all of you.

Lynn L
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on January 29, 2010, 01:32:52 PM
Lynn L, thinking of you.  Please keep us posted.

I started treatments on Wednesday.  So it's 3 down and 30 to go. 
It's very easy.  I walk in, lay down, they line up the machine, leave the room, and I get the treatment.
I'm in and out in less than 15 minutes. 
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: PraiseGod13 on January 29, 2010, 02:29:13 PM
Hello to All!!  I haven't been on here for WAYYY too long!!  My life just got so complicated and I had to cut down on my KB posting time.  So, I'd "dash in" daily and check the free and bargain books and then "dash out" again.  I was sure that life would settle down and I'd have more time to get back on here.  My conclusion:  Life doesn't seem to settle down.... problems get resolved and new problems enter stage right.  After reading pages and pages of your posts to get "re-acquainted" I realize that not only do I want to be here.... I NEED to be here with all of you!
     Quick updates on my three grown sons: My oldest and his wife of 14 yrs have separated again and this time have filed for a divorce.  The last time they separated he attempted suicide and that was one of my MAJOR stressors!  This time he knows he has tried everything he possibly can to make it work and it's still not enough... so he is handling things better this time.
     Middle son has his pancreatitis stabilized..... his alcoholism is not......
     Youngest son has called to say that his girlfriend is pregnant.  No wedding planned because the relationship has been deteriorating for a while now.  So, I'm going to be a grandma for the first time - but, obviously, not the best of circumstances to say the least.  His girlfriend is not a Christian.... she was raised in a non-Christian home.... so I'm praying that I will be able to speak to this child of the God that I love and serve.  Not sure the girlfriend/mom will "allow" that.... and I don't want to be "banned" from this grandchild's life.... so I'm praying that even if I have to be careful what I say.... that I'll be able to show Christ in my behavior. 
     I'm praying for each of you..... and even if it means staying up a little later at night (I "crash" early since I have to get up for work at 5am), I'll check in here as often as I can.  In Him.....  Judy  <'///><
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on January 30, 2010, 07:50:43 AM
Judy, I'm so glad you've made a little time for us here on the Prayer thread. 
I will keep your family in my thoughts.
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: PraiseGod13 on January 30, 2010, 08:00:16 AM
Judy, I'm so glad you've made a little time for us here on the Prayer thread. 
I will keep your family in my thoughts.
deb

Thanks so much Deb!  I've been through the stereotactic biopsy which turned into a 3 hr nightmare so I sure can empathize.  You (and your family) are in my prayers.  Please keep us posted on your sister also.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: geoffthomas on January 30, 2010, 08:52:50 AM
Deb - I will continue to lift you up in prayer - for strength and the eventual positive outcome.

Judy - I am sure that we will all pray for you, especially this week.
May the Lord provide for you and your family.

Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: cheerio on January 30, 2010, 11:13:32 AM
Names have been added to my list
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Luvmy5brats on January 30, 2010, 09:12:14 PM
Friends, I don't often ask for prayers, but I need them. My best friend Rosetta has had a rough last 2 years. She's been through a divorce, messy custody battle, lost her job, her mom died of cancer, her sister committed suicide after the death of Mom. On top of all that, she's just found out her dad has a brain tumor. She's so scared she's going to lose him too. She's been my best friend since we were 9 years old. She's more than a friend, more than a sister, as I've always told her she's my bestest friend in the whole wide world. She's always been there for me when I needed her, but we're so far apart I feel so helpless to help her.

I'm scared because I don't know if she can handle losing Dad too. I'm afraid I'll lose her.   

Heather
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on January 30, 2010, 09:15:13 PM
Wow, Heather.  Wow.
Definitely Rosetta goes to the top of my list.
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Anju No. 469 on January 31, 2010, 05:55:57 AM
Heather - Rosetta will be at the top of my list too - that is too much for one person to handle!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Lynn on January 31, 2010, 06:36:40 AM
Adding Rosetta also

Lynn L
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: PraiseGod13 on January 31, 2010, 06:56:38 AM
Growing up in a Christian home... I had always been told that "God never gives you more than you can handle".  I went through some really rough years (divorce, single parent of 3 etc) and one day I told my best friend, "I know God never gives you more than you can handle... but He has to have me mixed up with someone else because I can't take any more!!"  Years later, when I was giving a talk at a Christian women's week-end, I told that story.  Then I told the women that I really don't believe that that is how the saying should go.  That puts all of the burden of handling things on the person.  What I believe the saying needs to be is:  God never give you more than you AND HE can handle together.  We can't do it in our own strength.  Life just gets too overwhelming and we get worn down.  But, that's when He's there to give us His strength and help.... and He is sufficient!!
     Heather, it's hard when you can't be there physically for your friend... but you know that He is there with her and your prayers for her will not go unanswered.  Call her when you can.  My best friend doesn't live near me any more either.... but I know that when I hear her voice on the phone, it helps me so much!  If she likes cards, send her cards and notes of encouragment... my BF did that for me also. 
     We'll be praying also......
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on January 31, 2010, 07:55:31 AM
I am praying for Rosetta, Heather.

I've always heard if God brings you to it He will bring you through it and over the years I have found this to be very ture. Life is difficult but God is good!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: geoffthomas on January 31, 2010, 11:11:11 AM
Heather,
My heart goes out to you.
I will indeed pray for both you and Rosetta.

Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Andra on January 31, 2010, 07:40:22 PM
Heather, I've added you and Rosetta to my list as well.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on February 01, 2010, 06:23:33 AM
Quick update: My sister's mammogram is normal.  I was pretty sure that was the case. 
The tech explained that my sister's breast ended up being folded.  I'm trying to word this delicately.
Anyway, the second mammogram is fine. 
Thank you all.
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Anju No. 469 on February 01, 2010, 08:10:25 AM
Thanks deb - it is so nice to have good news!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Elmore Hammes on February 01, 2010, 08:31:48 AM
Deb, glad to hear the good news.

Will keep Heather and Rosetta in my prayers.

I would also like to ask for prayers for safe travel and successful work for a mission trip that I will be part of - we leave for Mexico in a couple days, will be down there for a week and a half building houses.

Elmore
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: geoffthomas on February 01, 2010, 10:50:06 AM
Elmore,
We will certainly keep your travel, and your good work, in our prayers.
Where in Mexico will you be building?

Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on February 01, 2010, 01:03:58 PM
Great news Deb!

Elmore you and the group will be in my prayers. One of the most rewarding things I've ever done was go on a 7 day medical mission to Venezuela. It was life changing! May God bless you.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Elmore Hammes on February 01, 2010, 06:46:04 PM
We head down to Mercedes, Texas (southernmost tip) and cross over to Nuevo Progreso, Mexico, a small tourist town. The colonias we work in are a few miles south of Nuevo Progreso. Our trip is primarily to build houses, although we sometimes are able to help with food and clothing distributions. I appreciate the prayers!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Luvmy5brats on February 03, 2010, 08:14:34 PM
Thank you for your prayers for Zetta's dad. He has surgery tomorrow. After the surgery we'll know how serious his condition is. I'll keep you posted.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on February 04, 2010, 11:20:21 AM
Quick update: Seen oncologist today.  MRI results were previously reported everything fine.  Overall they are fine, except that I need to go back in 6 months for another MRI because of some small "spots" pretty much like the ones they just took out in December.  Not the everything is perfect, you're 100% clear I had thought it was, but also not the worst news.

They took a whole bunch of blood today.  I'm not sure I've ever given that much.  There are a few problems with some numbers.  Some of them have been a previous concern, others are new.  So whatever number isn't great means I need to be careful being in public. 


Heater, hoping your friend's dad is doing well today.
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on February 04, 2010, 11:30:57 AM
Keeping you in my prayers Deb!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Anju No. 469 on February 04, 2010, 01:44:34 PM
love your attitude deb - you are constantly in my thoughts and prayers -
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Lynn on February 05, 2010, 07:20:17 AM
Praying for you Deb and others here.

Had good news today- my "lump" ended up being a collection of cysts, praise to God for that.

Lynn L
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Luvmy5brats on February 05, 2010, 08:09:01 AM
Deb, Continuing to keep you in my prayers.

Update on Larry (Zetta's dad) he had his surgery yesterday and is doing well. The Dr's won't speculate and the pathology reports will take 5-10 days.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on February 05, 2010, 09:08:18 AM
Lynn, wonderful news.  Congratulations.

Heather, will continue to remember Rosetta and her family during the next couple of weeks while they wait. 
It will seem like such a long time for them.
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Anju No. 469 on February 05, 2010, 10:50:01 AM
Yay Lynn - what wonderful news!!!!!!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: 911jason on February 05, 2010, 04:03:49 PM
Will continue to keep you in my prayers deb, also your friend LuvMy4...

Heater, hoping your friend's dad is doing well today.

For you KB newbies, HEATER is LuvMy4Brats... she had a mean fastball in the ol' KB softball league. ;D
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Luvmy5brats on February 05, 2010, 04:07:14 PM
Praying for you Deb and others here.

Had good news today- my "lump" ended up being a collection of cysts, praise to God for that.

Lynn L

Lynn that is very good news.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Anju No. 469 on February 05, 2010, 04:07:57 PM
Will continue to keep you in my prayers deb, also your friend LuvMy4...

For you KB newbies, HEATER is LuvMy4Brats... she had a mean fastball in the ol' KB softball league. ;D

now come on Jason, deb's fingers were probably frozen, after all she is living in WVa  ;D
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on February 05, 2010, 04:08:18 PM
Thank you, Jason.
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Margaret on February 06, 2010, 03:59:02 AM
I just found this thread.  I have added all who have asked for prayers to my personal prayer list and will ask my kids in school to pray for all of my KB friends.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on February 06, 2010, 05:30:24 AM
Welcome to the Prayer thread, Margaret, and thank you.
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Anju No. 469 on February 06, 2010, 05:53:38 AM
Nice to have you here Margaret.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on February 06, 2010, 05:56:26 AM
I think we better add this weather situation to our prayer lists today. 
Power outages are happening everywhere around here and the temperature is dropping.
I called my mom and my grandparents are fine.  They have a generator in case the power goes out.
But I do worry about the elderly that have no family near.
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Kathy on February 07, 2010, 06:56:27 AM
Catching up this morning. Glad to see such positive news. I will continue to keep everyone in my prayers.

I have another MRI next week on my neck. All of the physical therapy has helped, but it is still very painful. I'm so tired of hurting. Who would think a fall could cause so much trouble? I can't stay on the computer very long and that is seriously messing up my KB time. I have to save all of my computer time for work.

Kathy
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Anju No. 469 on February 07, 2010, 10:37:28 AM
Hang in there Kathy - you are still in my prayers and they usually work, sometimes take longer than others, but the Lord will take care of you in His time.  We all love you -

BIG HUG!!!!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on February 08, 2010, 02:11:14 PM
Right now I am thankful I was able to connect to the internet!! \o/   ;)

It is good to be back among my loving KB family! Even though I haven't been online I have been keeping up with this thread through email updates on my phone. If someone would come up with a BlackBerry app for KB for my phone, I would have it made!!

Anyway, got through the holidays with no major issues. My dad has been released from the eye doctor following his surgeries and now has his new glasses and is no longer on glaucoma medications for the first time in 30 years.  I have had all my annual check ups and tests and all blood work, mammogram, bone density, etc all came out OK. I do need to lose some weight though and I have to have a root canal sometime soon. All in all, other than the winter depression that I have to fight with, I am OK. My Tuesday night Bible Study with the ladies at church starts back tomorrow so I know that will help a lot. I am a bit concerned with my hubby's blood pressure and the fact that he won't go to the doctor to have it checked out. Our dentist has been monitoring it since he had his oral surgery last spring and it is consistantly high (bottom number last week was 111). Please pray that he will listen reason and go to the doctor.

It is good to have Sailorman and Judy back. Welcome to all of you newbies. I will be updating our list of prayer partners this week. Love you guys... and of course I will be praying daily for you all.
 
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Lynn on February 08, 2010, 06:12:49 PM
Glad to have you back Angela

Lynn L
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on February 09, 2010, 05:39:22 AM
Please say a special prayer for 5 Year old Kate as she starts the countdown to her stem cell transplant. Thank you.

http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/mcraekate
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Anju No. 469 on February 09, 2010, 12:14:11 PM
Definitely Linda  :)
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on February 09, 2010, 02:45:16 PM
Thanks, Lynn.
Lifting you all in prayer today. Also testing the ease, or lack thereof of posting from my phone! Hope it works.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Kathy on February 09, 2010, 05:13:00 PM
Please say a special prayer for 5 Year old Kate as she starts the countdown to her stem cell transplant. Thank you.

http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/mcraekate

She is in my thoughts and prayers.

Glad to see you back Angela.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Margaret on February 09, 2010, 05:53:36 PM
All of you will be remembered in my prayers tonight.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Luvmy5brats on February 12, 2010, 02:41:25 PM
Rosetta found out today that her dad does have cancer. They think it started in his lungs. They've admitted him back into the hospital and are planning to do an MRI.  He's been having trouble the last few days and there has been quite of bit of swelling of his brain.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on February 12, 2010, 06:24:14 PM
Heather, I'm so sorry. 
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on February 12, 2010, 09:20:16 PM
Rosetta found out today that her dad does have cancer. They think it started in his lungs. They've admitted him back into the hospital and are planning to do an MRI.  He's been having trouble the last few days and there has been quite of bit of swelling of his brain.

Will continue to lift Rosetta and family in prayer (you, too).
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Anju No. 469 on February 13, 2010, 08:43:36 AM
Heather, please be sure Rosetta knows she has a heavy duty group of prayer folk on her side  :) yours also!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Margaret on February 13, 2010, 07:44:35 PM
A friend of mine just found out that her nine month old grandson has liver cancer.  He went for his nine month checkup on Tuesday and the doctor suspected there was a problem and sent him for tests. The tumor is too large to remove, so he will receive six weeks of chemo and then be reevaluated for possible surgery. He will be a very sick little boy for quite a while and the chemo has some very nasty side effects.  Please keep little Justin and his family in your prayers.  Thank you!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Kathy on February 14, 2010, 01:24:08 PM
Heather and Margaret, I will be praying for your friends.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on February 15, 2010, 05:32:53 AM
Heather, continuing to pray for Rosetta. Margaret I will be praying for your friend's grandson. Can you give us his name? Childhood cancer is such a terrible beast, praying for a cure!

Asking that you all please continue to pray for my friend's daughter, sweet Kate.

http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/mcraekate
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: geoffthomas on February 15, 2010, 07:46:07 AM
I am moved to tears for that little child.
With two granddaughters I am grateful that my own children grew up.
But I worry constantly for the little girls.
And to hear of a nine-month old with cancer, it breaks my heart each time I hear about such issues.
Please know that we will continue to pray.
And also for Rosetta and her father, Heather.
And for Linda and her friend and sweet Kate.

Lord of all, have mercy.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Wheezie on February 15, 2010, 07:17:54 PM
^^
Thank you Geoff for doing all of the work posting, and I couldn't  add any more. So sad for all especially when they are SO young.
I have been extremely busy lately and haven't been posting much, but EVERYONE is in my prayers.
 
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Margaret on February 16, 2010, 03:22:01 AM
Thanks to all who are praying for my friend's little grandson, Justin.   I will continue to keep all of your intentions in my prayers.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on February 16, 2010, 05:49:05 AM
Hi Wheezie, nice to see you back. You were missed!  :)
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Anju No. 469 on February 16, 2010, 10:20:17 AM
Lettie - how are things going?  You along with the others, are in my daily prayers and I have missed you.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Wheezie on February 17, 2010, 06:26:29 AM
^^
Thank you so much for asking. The family problems are continuing, but I have found more peace and clarity. It's so sad to see my mother continuing to go down hill. I think she has herself started to become overwhelmed with her decline and is starting to "give up". I truly appreciate everyone's prayers.  :-* 
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Anju No. 469 on February 19, 2010, 12:32:06 PM
I know I asked awhile back but my hip replacement surgery is tomorrow.  I am not so much worried about the surgery as I am the after effects.  I am really going to need patience with my "male nurse" (sounds so much better than DH  ::) )   I just hope I will be able to get on the computer and KB soon.  I will be home from the hospital on Monday and the doctors say I will be walking tomorrow with a walker and probably slowly.  OK I can handle that.  Just please keep me in your thoughts and prayers for a few days.

I will miss all of you and will keep you in my prayers.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: ayuryogini on February 19, 2010, 01:09:33 PM
Hi, Dear Ones, Even though I have been on this board for a short time, I really feel the generosity and support that we have for one another;
because of the connection I feel to people on this board, I wanted to request prayers for my family;
my mom died unexpectedly and suddenly on Tuesday morning; while she was 81, she was in relatively good health, and she had just seen the doctor a day prior for some pain she was experiencing in her hip;
she was treated for that, and told by the doctor that she looked well and had a lot of good years left in her;
so we were blindsided the next morning to receive the call that she had passed away in the night;
we suspect she had a stroke, but don't know for sure;
as you can imagine, I am having a really hard time with this sudden passing, and know that any prayers you can offer will be comforting;
thank you, Juli
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Neversleepsawink;) on February 19, 2010, 02:27:06 PM
Just wanted to let all know, you are in my prayers.  (((Hugs))).
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Anju No. 469 on February 19, 2010, 03:26:26 PM
Oh Juli - how heartbreaking!  Just know that she did go quickly and is where she should be.  I know that sounds trite but it is from my heart!  Remember she was an important part of your life and you will never ever forget her.  I think of my mother daily and am thankful for someone telling me that it was ok to do this.

You and your family will be in my prayers.

HUGS

Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: marianneg on February 19, 2010, 06:06:31 PM
Please pray for my friends' 7-month-old.  He is in the hospital with some kind of virus that is affecting his lungs.  I don't know any details beyond that, unfortunately.  The baby's name is Levi.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Pawz4me on February 19, 2010, 06:19:33 PM
As always, I'm remembering all the Kindleboarders in my prayers.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Margaret on February 20, 2010, 09:06:52 AM
To all who have asked for prayers, please know that I am praying for you.  Dona, may your surgery go well and your recovery be a speedy one.  Juli, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.  It is such a difficult thing to lose a loved one, and when that loss comes without any warning it is even harder to accept.  I hope that you and your other family members are able to console one another somewhat and take a bit of comfort in the fact that it seems as if your mother did not have to suffer.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Kathy on February 20, 2010, 03:10:30 PM
Dona, I hope you are recovering. Juli, I'm thinking of you. I miss my Mother every day, but I know she is always watching over me. Levi is in my prayers. Hugs to all.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on February 20, 2010, 03:17:18 PM
Dona, thinking of you. 

Juli, so so very sorry for the loss of your mother. 

Everyone else is on my prayer list.

deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on February 22, 2010, 05:37:52 AM
Juli, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers. I lost my Dad 10 years ago but still have a huge hole in my heart. May you feel God's presence in your time of grief.

Dona wishing you a speedy recovery and keeping you in my prayers.

Marianna praying that Levi is feeling better and will be home soon. 

Please pray for Kate!
http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/mcraekate
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Anju No. 469 on February 22, 2010, 12:42:04 PM
Thanks for your prayers, I am home now but it will be difficult for me to be on-line for a few days.  Doctor said perfect surgery, now if I can be a perfect patient!

Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Meredith Sinclair on February 22, 2010, 06:59:05 PM
Juli,

I am so sorry to hear about your mother. You will be in my prayers.

Anju,

You are as always in my prayers.

Also praying for Levi and Kate and all of the others who have requested prayers...  Just wondering if Levi has RSV? I will continue praying for all of you. :)
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: geoffthomas on February 25, 2010, 02:10:48 PM
I would like to ask you to be in prayer for a friend of mine and his family.
John broke his collar bone on Sunday and will have a plate and pin(s) put in tomorrow morning 9:30 am.
His wife and grown children will need uplifting also.
This is a committed to God family.


Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: ayuryogini on February 25, 2010, 04:51:26 PM
Dear Ones, Thank you for the prayers for my mom; it is helping me get through a difficult time; I am praying with you all as well. Juli
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Margaret on February 26, 2010, 05:56:23 AM
Thank you to everyone who has included my friend's little grandson, Justin, in their prayers.  He has made it through his first round of chemo, and so far has been tolerating well. He has been able to stay at home for the most part, and go into the hospital to receive his medicine.  He has a long way to go, but I know that prayer is helping him and his family to make it through. I am continuing to pray for all who have requested prayers.  Juli, I was glad to see you back on the boards.  Please, know that you are still in my thoughts.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Luvmy5brats on February 26, 2010, 01:28:47 PM
Thank you all for your prayers. An update on Rosetta's dad, Larry. He met with his doctors today and the prognosis isn't good at all. His cancer is terminal. Radiation may extend his life by a few months, but not by much. The cancer is in his colon, brain, and I think she said lungs as well. 

Please keep them in your prayers.   
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: jennifermcb on February 26, 2010, 02:49:57 PM
I would love prayers on behalf of my 18 year old daughter. She is a freshman in college, and coming out of a relationship with a guy who became abusive and is now stalking her. We have police reports, and a protective order, but he has been evading service. I just pray that he is stopped and that she will not be harmed. Thank you so much.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Margaret on February 26, 2010, 04:03:20 PM
I will certainly pray that God watches over her and also over you.  I can imagine how worried you must be.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: marianneg on February 26, 2010, 05:01:28 PM
Baby Levi is home now, but his family is basically having to live in two different houses to keep him away from his siblings and avoid spreading the infection.  (Second house is the kids' grandmother's.)
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Lynnette Bonner on February 26, 2010, 07:37:28 PM
Prayers sent up from here for all these recent requests.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on February 27, 2010, 07:38:03 AM
I would love prayers on behalf of my 18 year old daughter. She is a freshman in college, and coming out of a relationship with a guy who became abusive and is now stalking her. We have police reports, and a protective order, but he has been evading service. I just pray that he is stopped and that she will not be harmed. Thank you so much.
Have you or your daughter spoke to the college campus police and other officials to let them know of this situation? 
I will definitely keep this situation in my prayers. 

Heather, I'm so sorry for your friend's family. 

deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Kathy on February 27, 2010, 04:43:16 PM
Thank you all for your prayers. An update on Rosetta's dad, Larry. He met with his doctors today and the prognosis isn't good at all. His cancer is terminal. Radiation may extend his life by a few months, but not by much. The cancer is in his colon, brain, and I think she said lungs as well. 

Please keep them in your prayers.   

I will be thinking of your friend's dad. My mother had kidney cancer that spread quickly to her brain and lungs. It was hard way to watch her die, but she was so strong through it all. My sisters and I were blessed to be able to be at her side for those last 5 months of her life. I will be praying for their family.

Margaret, I'm so glad Justin is doing well and I will keep him in my prayers.

Jennifermcb, that is an awful situation to watch your daughter go through.  I hope they stop him soon.

I will continue to pray for baby Levi and I'm so glad he is home.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Suzanne on February 27, 2010, 05:14:01 PM
My turn to ask for prayer. I have been sick. I have double pneumonia. It is the size of a man's fist and is primarily in the left lobe but some in the right lobe. It is tucked behind my heart. The pulmonologist said it is a very nasty strain of pneumonia and it will take five to six months for me to recuperate. I was in the hospital for a week and released today.

As a result, I probably won't be on KB much, especially in the first week or so. I am weak as a kitten.

My love to you all & you all are in my prayers. Suzi
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on March 01, 2010, 05:33:23 AM
Jennifer I am praying for your daughter's safety. My daughter was in a similar situation a few years ago and it is frightening.

Suzi feel better soon! Keeping you in my prayers for a speedy recovery.

 Continuing to pray for your friend's Dad Heather.

Happy to hear Levi is better and out of hospital.

Dona, we miss you!! Get well soon.   :)

Continuing to please ask that you keep little Kate and her family in your prayers.

http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/mcraekate
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: marianneg on March 07, 2010, 12:40:39 PM
Hi, all, just reporting that baby Levi is home, but he is not improving as much as they had hoped.  He could still use your prayers for complete healing.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: jennifermcb on March 08, 2010, 11:32:08 AM
I really appreciate all the responses and prayers on our behalf. The hearing is tomorrow for a permanent protection order in favor of my daughter.

I am sending up lots of prayers for all the recent requests. I've seen the Lord do some mighty things in my life and I know he has miracles in store for each of you.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Margaret on March 08, 2010, 12:09:14 PM
Jennifer, I will say a special prayer tomorrow that the hearing goes well. 
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on March 08, 2010, 12:46:21 PM
Dona (Anju) has not been on KB since 3/3.  I think most of you know that she had a hip replacement on February 20th.  She dislocated the hip and had to go back into the hospital and got home again on the 28th of February.  She posted a little bit each day and the last we've heard from her was last Wednesday.  I'm just asking everyone to please pray for her.  I'm beginning to be very worried.

Keeping everyone else in my prayers today.
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on March 08, 2010, 12:51:14 PM
Jennifer I will certainly keep your daughter in my prayers. That is a frightening situation!

I have been praying for Dona and hope she is on the road to recovery and not having complications. I know there is a lot of rehab involved.

Praying for all of my OYB buddies. Life is tough but God is good!

Please remember little Kate McRae and her family in your prayers!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: mlewis78 on March 08, 2010, 05:12:08 PM
My brother Paul is having hip replacement surgery tomorrow (Tuesday).  Would appreciate any and all prayers.  Thanks.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on March 09, 2010, 05:26:08 AM
My brother Paul is having hip replacement surgery tomorrow (Tuesday).  Would appreciate any and all prayers.  Thanks.

I've prayed for Paul and look forward to hearing a progress report!

My sister Camilla is having a colonoscopy today. She's had some problems and I would appreciate ya'll lifting her in prayer.  Thank you.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: mlewis78 on March 09, 2010, 01:22:26 PM
I've prayed for Paul and look forward to hearing a progress report!

My sister Camilla is having a colonoscopy today. She's had some problems and I would appreciate ya'll lifting her in prayer.  Thank you.

Thanks.  I received a phone message from the surgeon that Paul's hip replacement surgery went well.  Took longer than usual because he's big.  He should be back in hospital room by now.  Haven't talked with him yet and will probably wait until tomorrow.  I think he moves to rehab place on Friday.

Best wishes and prayers for Camilla.  Hope the results are normal.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Margaret on March 10, 2010, 03:15:25 AM
I have an update on little Justin, my friend's ten month grandson who has the tumor on his liver.  He has tolerated his second round of chemo fairly well, although he does not have much of an  appetite (this chemo gives food a funny taste and also makes his jaw hurt.)  They are considering putting in a feeding tube, as he is losing weight. He will also be getting a CAT Scan in the near future to determine if the tumor has shrunk enough to be removed.  This is what they are hoping for.  Please continue to keep Justin and his family in your prayers.  I will be praying for all of your intentions. 
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on March 10, 2010, 06:55:02 AM
My sister Camilla had some minor problems but nothing serious. Praise God. Thanks for the prayers.

Happy to hear Paul's surgery went well and he is on the road to recovery.

Praying for Kate, Carly, Justin and all children fighting cancer. Praying for a cure.

http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/mcraekate

Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: marianneg on March 10, 2010, 10:25:32 AM
Levi is still at home (for now), but he's pretty sick again.  He's going to the doctor today, and his parents are hoping that they don't have to put him in the hospital again.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: marianneg on March 10, 2010, 04:36:51 PM
Levi is back in the hospital :(  Please continue praying for a full recovery for him.

In the praise department, my friend Kevin who had cancer has finished his chemo and the scan shows he is now cancer-free!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on March 12, 2010, 03:12:16 PM
Wonderful news for Kevin. 
So sorry to hear Levi is not doing so well. 

Dona's cousin posted on Dona's update thread this morning to tell us
Dona is in a rehab facility.  She had to go back to the hospital for an
infection that needed to be treated with an IV.
At least we know she's safe and being taken care of.
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: marianneg on March 14, 2010, 11:04:26 AM
Levi is back home again!  He was able to stay off oxygen for 24 hours, so the doctors thought he would be better off at home.  Big praise, although he still needs prayer that he continues to recover.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on March 14, 2010, 05:43:10 PM
Thanks Deb for the update on Dona, I've been worried about her. She is definitely missed!

Thankful Levi is home, keeping him in prayer.

Please keep Kate in your prayers!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Kathy on March 23, 2010, 02:45:04 PM
I have been off the board for awhile and catching up. Everyone is in my prayers. Dona get well soon. Please send any prayers my way. I'm have been in a lot of pain the last couple of weeks. The neck injury I got last summer is still giving me a lot of problems. God Bless everyone.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Anju No. 469 on March 23, 2010, 04:32:40 PM
Kathy - so sorry to hear you are still having problems.  I never took you off of my list, maybe should move you up higher  ;)

I am doing ok, still need prayers.  Doctor is happy but it is going to be a very long process and I am not being very patient.  Can't spend too much time sitting at the computer which really does not help my KBing  :(  He did say I can walk as much as I want to so trying to do some every 30 minutes, maybe will help my sleeping.

Do want to thank you all for all the prayers because I am not really sure I would be doing this well without them.

Dona
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on March 24, 2010, 05:11:22 AM
http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/mcraekate/guestbook

Please remember Kate in your prayers, her MRI is today after her stem cell transplant. Praying for a cure for childhood cancer.

Praying for you Kathy and Dona.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on March 24, 2010, 05:26:29 AM
Remembering Kate, Levi, Justin and their families over the coming days and weeks;
Dona as she continues to recover and regain her strength;
and Kathy, for some relief from her neck situation.

My breast cancer treatments are completed.  My energy is very close to normal.  My skin is very blistered and
irritating.  I really want to go back to work on Monday, so I'm hoping it clears up by then. 

If you all would please add my DF to your prayer list.  In March 2008 he had emergency surgery for a ruptured intestine.  He had to have a colostomy for a year.  March 2009 they reversed the colostomy.  He has been having some pain for about two months, but did not tell me until last week.  (Didn't want to worry me.)  He went to his surgeon on Tuesday.  They scheduled a CT scan for this Saturday.  He's worried he's going to have to go back to the colostomy. 
Any prayers would be much appreciated. 

deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Anju No. 469 on March 24, 2010, 09:30:49 AM
Definitely will add him to my list.  Several years ago I had a colonosopy and it was so bad they scheduled surgery and just took the whole thing out!  Actually I think this is worse than that was!  Recovered from that very nicely, but they are doing such wonderful things now that worries should be the least of your problems.

Conserve your strength so you can put in a good days work!

Kate is in God's hands, hopefully he will hear us.

Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on March 24, 2010, 11:35:02 AM
Deb your father will be in my prayers!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on March 24, 2010, 11:37:50 AM
Linda, I've been calling my finance, my DF.  It never occurred to me that should be father. 
I continued to call him my boyfriend after we were engaged, and I think it was Ann that pointed
out he should be called my finance.  Anyway, sorry for the confusion.  It is my boyfriend who
is going through the situation. 
Thank you for the prayers.
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on March 26, 2010, 06:38:39 AM
Hello my dear Friends and Prayer Warriors. I finally got internet service back and it seems to be working much better than the old service. I was hoping to spend some time on KB today but my dear sweet father passed away last night and I will be spending much of today helping my mom make final arrangements. Please lift my mom, Sue, in prayer as she is having a difficult time (and me, too).

I love you so much and have been praying for you all daily even though I have not been online with you. I will check back in when I can over the next couple of days.

Thank you.
Angela
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on March 26, 2010, 07:46:42 AM
Angela I am sorry for your loss, it is tough losing your Dad. I've been there. You and your Mom are in my thoughts and my prayers during this difficult time.

Love you!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Suzanne on March 26, 2010, 08:53:25 AM
Angela, I am so sorry for your loss. You & your family will be in my prayers.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on March 26, 2010, 09:39:34 AM
Angela, my sympathy for your family's loss. 
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Anju No. 469 on March 26, 2010, 01:51:17 PM
Angela - so sorry to hear about your loss!

Hugs and prayers for you and your mother Sue.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: mlewis78 on March 26, 2010, 01:59:58 PM
Angela, I am sorry for your loss.  My sympathy to you and your family.  Hope everyone copes well over the next few weeks.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: loonlover on March 26, 2010, 02:03:58 PM
Angela, so sorry for your loss.  You and your mother will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Kathy on March 26, 2010, 03:25:40 PM
So sorry Angela. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: geoffthomas on March 27, 2010, 07:32:40 AM
Angela,
Your father is now home, in the hand of God.
We will keep you in our prayers.

Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Andra on March 27, 2010, 08:10:54 AM
Angela, I'm sorry about your father.  We are praying for you and your family.
Chris, lifting your dad and your family up.
Deb, praying for your fiance also.
And I thank God each day for every one of you.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: marianneg on March 27, 2010, 01:49:54 PM
Oh, Angela, I'm so sorry for your family's loss.  I will keep you and your mom especially in my prayers this week.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Kathy on March 29, 2010, 04:17:47 PM
Thank you everyone for all of the prayers, but I need you again. My baby sister was hospitalized on Friday with severe stomach cramps. The did an ultrasound and found a large mass. My sister has multiple health issues and treating her is so hard. She is obese which has caused her to have diabetes, high blood pressure and she broke her ankle a few years ago that has never healed correctly. They are going to do surgery to remove the mass, hopefully it is a fibroid and nothing more serious. She is undergoing all kinds of test right now to make sure that she can even tolerate anesthesia. Please keep her in your prayers.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on March 30, 2010, 10:44:46 AM
Kathy, your sister is in my prayers. What is her name?
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Margaret on March 30, 2010, 11:33:55 AM
I am continuing to pray for all of your intentions.  Little Justin is holding his own. He is having a test the week after next to see if the tumor has shrunk to a size that is operable.  Please keep him and his family in your prayers. Kathy, I have added your sister to my prayer list.  Angela, I am sorry for your loss.  I pray that your family will be sustained during this difficult time.   To all, have a happy and blessed Passover and Easter.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Kathy on March 30, 2010, 03:12:37 PM
Kathy, your sister is in my prayers. What is her name?

Her name is Beverly and she is 57 years old.

Here is an update: They did a lot of test on my sister today and she has pneumonia which they are giving her antibiotics in her IV for. She also had a colonoscopy today and she has diverticulitis. That is what is causing part of her extreme stomach cramps, which is what sent her to the hospital in the first place. They are hoping to get her strong enough to have surgery on Friday. She has a large mass that is in and around her uterus. They are hoping they are only fibroids, but they are not sure. One of the biggest problem is that she is only 4'11" tall and weighs around 250 lbs, therefore she has diabetes and high blood pressure. She gained a lot of weight when she broke her ankle several years ago and she was unable to walk for months. It was a horrible break and she cannot walk on it for long. I'm just very worried that she won't survive the surgery with her health so bad.

Thanks so much for all of the prayers.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Anju No. 469 on April 01, 2010, 07:04:09 AM
Kathy - you are really having a tough go of it.  Hang in there and remember Healing Arms are around you and your family.

I hate to ask for continual prayers, but I am nervous and anxious about moving even my little finger!  Will spend most of the time in bed, with kindle of course, but will get up occasionally.

love and hugs and prayers to everyone.

Have a wonderful and Blessed Easter !
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on April 01, 2010, 12:33:53 PM
Dona, I'm so sorry you're going through a tough time. 
I've been telling my BFF about you.  She's had 3 hip
replacements, so she really understand what you're
going through.
Hope you have something really great to read.
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Kathy on April 01, 2010, 03:16:20 PM
Kathy - you are really having a tough go of it.  Hang in there and remember Healing Arms are around you and your family.

I hate to ask for continual prayers, but I am nervous and anxious about moving even my little finger!  Will spend most of the time in bed, with kindle of course, but will get up occasionally.

love and hugs and prayers to everyone.

Have a wonderful and Blessed Easter !

Thank you. I'm thinking of you as well. I hope you get better soon. It is so frustrating when you aren't healing as fast as you would like. God Bless you.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Anne on April 02, 2010, 03:45:06 PM
I want to ask all of you to pray for my brother in law. He had triple bypass heart surgery yesterday. A couple of hours after the surgery was over he started to bleed. He had to have a second surgery . We are no sure yet if he is going to make it or not
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: marianneg on April 02, 2010, 06:56:51 PM
Oh, Anne, what a scary situation.  I'll be praying for him tonight.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Anne on April 02, 2010, 06:59:31 PM
Oh, Anne, what a scary situation.  I'll be praying for him tonight.

Thank you.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Anne on April 02, 2010, 07:14:59 PM
Some Good News. It looks like my Brother in Law is going to be Okay. They just took out all the drains and he was able to eat a little bit.He will be in intensive care one more day. The bleeding was not from the surgery. It was from the Sternum. They break the Sternum so they can do the surgery and the bleeding was from there.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Betsy the Quilter on April 02, 2010, 07:18:42 PM
So glad to know, Anne!

Betsy
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Anne on April 02, 2010, 07:21:57 PM
So glad to know, Anne!

Betsy

Betsy: Thank you I am so relieved.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Kathy on April 02, 2010, 08:27:23 PM
Update on my sister Beverly. She had her surgery today and they removed a fibroid that was larger than her uterus. It is benign, but was connecting to her blood stream. It was a hard to remove, but everything went well. She also had to have a complete hysterectomy. I'm just so relieved that she was able to make it through the surgery. They have her sedated and she will be in the hospital for at least another week. Thank you all for your prayers. I know that they helped her through this.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Anju No. 469 on April 03, 2010, 06:25:34 AM
What wonderful news today!!!!!

Blessings to everyone!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on April 03, 2010, 06:32:53 AM
Anne, I'm so happy to hear things are going well.  Keep us posted.

Dona, I'm glad to see you on this morning also.
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Anne on April 03, 2010, 06:40:58 AM
Anne, I'm so happy to hear things are going well.  Keep us posted.

Dona, I'm glad to see you on this morning also.
deb

Thank you. I will keep you updated. My Brother in Law is going to have a long recovery.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: marianneg on April 03, 2010, 08:52:15 AM
It's nice to hear so much good news today!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Anju No. 469 on April 04, 2010, 06:18:44 AM
Blessed Easter Everyone!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: geoffthomas on April 04, 2010, 06:23:38 AM
He is Risen!

Sorry I just had to declare my faith.
Please be comforted by His Will.
Prayers go out to all for healing of body and spirit.
Know that He loves you.
Because he does how can the rest of us do less.
You ARE loved.

Just sayin.......
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on April 04, 2010, 05:13:12 PM
Thank you, Geoff. 
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: marianneg on April 04, 2010, 05:27:51 PM
He is Risen!

He is risen, indeed!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Kathy on April 06, 2010, 01:31:52 AM
Just an update. My sister has the epidural out and is now taking short walks. All of the prayers are working. They still don't know when she will be able to go home, but her progress is better than expected.

I had my first nerve block in my neck yesterday. I have my fingers crossed that it works. I will have to have a 2nd one in 2 weeks and then if that works they will block it permanently. So far I can tell it did help, but with the swelling and soreness from the procedure I can't tell how much. As you can see I'm not sleeping. I can't get comfortable, but I am sure that will improve today.

Thanks for all of the kind thoughts and prayers.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: sjc on April 07, 2010, 06:08:28 PM
Request:

My cousin in his 60's (nicest guy; so into his wife, children and grandchildren) was eating a slice of pizza two weeks ago; and he couldn't swallow it comfortably...this went on for a couple days.

Went to doctor:  Has cancer of the esophagus...
Went for scans:  Cancer is everywhere, bones...etc. Now diagnosed as terminal

My prayer request:
  Minimal suffering; for his and his family's sakes
                             Strength for his family to cope and to be able to tend to his needs

THANK YOU.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Kathy on April 08, 2010, 06:24:59 AM
SJC, He will be in my thoughts and prayers. So sad.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Anju No. 469 on April 08, 2010, 08:15:59 AM
sjc thanks for the opportunity to try to help someone else!  prayers are there.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on April 08, 2010, 05:40:06 PM
My aunt Joann was diagnosed with throat cancer Monday.  She went to the oncologist/radiologist today.
She told my sister that she wasn't worried because "if Debbie made it through it, then so can I". 
What I went through is NOTHING like what she is going through.  My cancer was NEVER life threatening. 
She has great faith, one of the strongest I know, but throat cancer is so much different than what
I went through.  I'm very worried about her.  I'm also very worried about my sister.  She's VERY attached
to this particular aunt.  As some of you know, my sister is handicapped and has a few special attachments
to certain people.  Aunt Joann is one of them.  So please pray for Joann and my sister Kim.
thank you,
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: sjc on April 08, 2010, 05:48:38 PM
Joann and Kim are in my prayers.

drenee:
  You still had to endure a lot; just the stress and the emotional toll is enough.  I'm just so grateful and glad that you are doing well; you are an asset to these boards.

My cousin went today for his 1st treatment:  he has tumor in his:  esophagus, lower back, hip, and the cancer is in his liver and his bones.  He felt fine 3 weeks ago....imagine!!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Margaret on April 09, 2010, 03:21:14 AM
I have added Joanne, Kim and SJC's cousin to my prayer list.  I also have the kids at school pray for all who have requested prayers.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on April 09, 2010, 10:45:28 AM
Deb I am praying for your aunt Joann and for your uncle SJC.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: geoffthomas on April 12, 2010, 08:35:06 AM
Dona - I continue to pray for your complete recovery and return to full activity levels.

Kathy - so glad to hear about your sister Beverly's progress. Will continue to keep her in prayer.
And for your own return to comfort and a full night's sleep.

SJC - I am so sorry to hear about your cousin.  At times like this, the sooner he goes home to his Lord the better....for all.
I will keep you in prayer for strength and remember his entire family for comforting.  And God be with him.

Deb - will pray for your aunt Joanne that she have a complete remission and that her path to it be made as easy as possible.
And special requests for your sister, Kim.  That she may be comforted in this time of stress for her.
And I will always include you to keep your courage up.  You are such an encouragement to all who know you.

Anne - how is your brother-in-law? We keep you and your family in our prayers for continued healing and comfort.

And my prayers include all the rest of you too.  We all need to be remembered to the Lord.  I covet your prayers even when not in need.  Thank you for being so sharing.


Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on April 12, 2010, 01:06:24 PM
First I agree with you Geoff, "we all need to be remembered to the Lord."

http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/mcraekate

What do they say, out of the mouths of babes... read Holly's journal entry for Friday 04/09/10. I sobbed as I read it and got little sleep Friday night but then Saturday I had to smile. I bet "Jeez" got a good chuckle. We adults have so much baggage but the innocence of a child is amazing. Please keep Kate, Holly, Aaron, Liv and Will in your prayers. She is precious beyond words!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on April 12, 2010, 01:18:38 PM
Thank you, everyone, for the prayers for my aunt and my sister, and for the words of encouragement.   
Well meaning friends and family have wondered if I have been in denial concerning the cancer.  I haven't
been.  I am fully aware how lucky I am.  But I also know that attitude can kill a person just as fast as a
disease. 

SJC, your cousin is in my thoughts and prayers. 

Holly's entry does indeed make you stop and think about how short life can be, and how resilient a child can be. 
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Anju No. 469 on April 12, 2010, 01:31:39 PM
thanks geoff - you are so eloquent and say just what I wish I could.

All of you are in my prayers, for healing, strength, guidance, love, etc., etc., etc.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Margaret on April 14, 2010, 09:30:57 AM
I want to thank everyone who has been praying for my friend's grandson Justin and share some good news. After three rounds of chemo, he was reevaluated.  His tumor has shrunk significantly and more importantlt it has shrunk AWAY from his liver.  The doctors are very hopeful that one more round of chemo will make the tumor small enough so that it can be removed safely.  If that happens there is a very high probabability of a cure. He has also been tolerating his treatments very well. Justin's parents say that they have received the strength to deal with all of this from the prayers they have received from so many different people.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Anju No. 469 on April 14, 2010, 01:00:13 PM
I just absolutely love good news!  Thanks for sharing.  Prayers are still there, along with thanks.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Kathy on April 14, 2010, 05:11:55 PM
Wonderful news. Proof that prayer does help. :)
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Anju No. 469 on April 15, 2010, 05:11:47 AM
Well Kathy, it is working on me that's for sure, just my time frame is a little different and I keep giving thanks for what I have accomplished so far, with God's help and everyone's prayers.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Andra on April 15, 2010, 05:16:09 AM
Reading through and adding names to my prayer list.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on April 15, 2010, 05:22:15 AM
I spoke with my sister yesterday and our Aunt Joann's throat cancer is the slow
growing type.  So they are not rushing her through treatment.  They have time
to make some decisions.  Thank you for your prayers.  My sister has calmed down
now that we know it's not a dire situation. 
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Kathy on April 15, 2010, 08:46:37 AM
Well Kathy, it is working on me that's for sure, just my time frame is a little different and I keep giving thanks for what I have accomplished so far, with God's help and everyone's prayers.

I understand perfectly. It has been a longer recovery for you than expected. I'm going through the same thing, but I know that I'm getting better even if it isn't at the pace I want. I will continue to pray for everyone and I'm so happy knowing that I have others praying for me.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on April 15, 2010, 08:50:13 AM
Thanking God for the praise reports here!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Andra on April 15, 2010, 06:04:56 PM
Please pray for my friend Lisa as she is struggling to make a very hard decision about her 16-year-old Chow Chow named Noel.  Sixteen years is pretty old for a Chow and she's had a good life.
I just went through this so recently with Tuxedo that I feel I can't help her much because I still tear up so easily...
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: sjc on April 15, 2010, 06:23:55 PM
Andra:  I pray for your friend.  It is a very tough thing; been there done that.

All:  Thanks for your prayers for my cousin Bob; he's had his first treatment and has lost 21 pounds.  I went to visit him Saturday and his attitude is great; but I know what lies ahead and I pray even harder.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on April 16, 2010, 05:22:40 AM
Andra I have been there too with my cat "Tory" in the 1990's. I still tear up thinking of it and miss her. Pets are so wonderful and such an important part of our life's. She will be in my prayers.

SJC continuing to pray for Bob.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on April 16, 2010, 05:25:01 AM
Bob has been in my thoughts for several days now. 
Praying for him and his family.
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Meredith Sinclair on April 18, 2010, 10:39:23 AM
Please pray for my sister's husband Tim again... he is the one who had the quadruple bypass last summer... he found out yesterday that the mass found on Friday during his colonoscopy is Cancer... :'(

He is being scheduled for surgery this week... although he wants a shot at going to the Cancer Institute before they start "wittling" on him...
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: mamiller on April 18, 2010, 04:26:10 PM
Oh, Miss Merry, you know I'm going to pray hard for him.  Be strong, my friend.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on April 18, 2010, 04:31:20 PM
I'm so sorry, Meredith. 
Please tell your sister to take a pad and pen to write down what the doctors say.
I can't tell you how many times I came home, read through my notes and found something
I had completely forgot about.  The whole situation is just so overwhelming. 
Please keep us posted.
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: sjc on April 18, 2010, 04:37:14 PM
Meredith:  Aarrrrhhhhhhh...ok; I'm better now.  He will be in my prayers, even more so than before.  I also will be praying for your sister and you, because the burden is always on the loved ones.  I'll pray for your strength.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Meredith Sinclair on April 18, 2010, 05:03:32 PM
I'm so sorry, Meredith. 
Please tell your sister to take a pad and pen to write down what the doctors say.
I can't tell you how many times I came home, read through my notes and found something
I had completely forgot about.  The whole situation is just so overwhelming. 
Please keep us posted.
deb
Thank you so much for the prayers, and know that you, my friend are still in my prayers too... thanks for the advice too... it is hard to believe but when I was 10 yrs. old I was the one taking notes from the doctor for HER... she had lung cancer... and I was a VERY scared, but responsible kid... she trusted me and brought me along to ask questions and take notes, because even though she is 14 years older I have always been her rock... who knows how that happened.... ??? She could not gather information because she was really weak and VERY sick and always wanted me there...
Now as for Tim, I talk to him on the phone for hours on end... he is so genuine, so down-to-earth and is such a sweet, sweet guy... I LOVE him like a brother, not just a brother inlaw. Thank you so much for your prayers.
Meredith:  Aarrrrhhhhhhh...ok; I'm better now.  He will be in my prayers, even more so than before.  I also will be praying for your sister and you, because the burden is always on the loved ones.  I'll pray for your strength.
I know, seems just WRONG! Cancer is such a vicious disease! He was perfectly calm about it on the phone... he told me he has been happy his entire life and he knows that his life has been so full of joy that if he left this world tomorrow he feels he got "more than his money's worth" :'( This from a guy who lost his first wife to cancer after sitting by her bedside for a few years suffering with her... and from a guy who lost his 14 yr old son to a car accident.... He just has such a happy outlook... He has the most smiling eyes I have ever seen... :)
Oh, Miss Merry, you know I'm going to pray hard for him.  Be strong, my friend.
Thank you my friend I sure appreciate all you do Ms. Maureen. :)

Love all you all do here on the KB... I have been missing ya'll over the past month or so... life was too hectic to spend any on the internet... :-[ Now I am back, and you are all still here like really good friends. Thank you again.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: sjc on April 18, 2010, 05:13:08 PM
Quote
This from a guy who lost his first wife to cancer after sitting by her bedside for a few years suffering with her... and from a guy who lost his 14 yr old son to a car accident.... He just has such a happy outlook... He has the most smiling eyes I have ever seen... Smiley
He sounds like an Angel to me already.
My Mom; who is also battling, just said, the other day (We were visiting cousin Bob; who we are also praying for):

"It happens to those who God knows can take the burden of the added weight on their shoulders, I know I am a strong woman; I can handle it." 

I wanted to jump off one of Bob's chairs, wrap my arms around her and bawl my eyes out...Instead:  I just replied, "Yeah, but somehow it just doesn't seem fair."
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Meredith Sinclair on April 18, 2010, 05:20:04 PM
He sounds like an Angel to me already.
My Mom; who is also battling, just said, the other day (We were visiting cousin Bob; who we are also praying for):

"It happens to those who God knows can take the burden of the added weight on their shoulders, I know I am a strong woman; I can handle it." 

I wanted to jump off one of Bob's chairs, wrap my arms around her and bawl my eyes out...Instead:  I just replied, "Yeah, but somehow it just doesn't seem fair."
He is... :'( And I remember about your mom... I must have missed your cousin Bob's prayer request. I have been so off & on lately.  :-[ Sorry.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: sjc on April 18, 2010, 08:21:27 PM
OMG!!!  MEREDITH:  I didn't mean angel in that respect.  I meant angel; as in a sweetheart.  I am so sorry...I just thought about how that must have come across as sounding.  Oh my.  Forgive my poor sentence structure and lousy choice of vocabulary. 
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on April 19, 2010, 05:25:12 AM
Meredith, Tim and your sister will be in my prayers.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Meredith Sinclair on April 19, 2010, 05:51:31 PM
OMG!!!  MEREDITH:  I didn't mean angel in that respect.  I meant angel; as in a sweetheart.  I am so sorry...I just thought about how that must have come across as sounding.  Oh my.  Forgive my poor sentence structure and lousy choice of vocabulary.  
Oh, SJC, please don't feel bad, I know what you meant... the sad face was because he IS such an ANGEL... It hurts to see him go through so much. He has a kind word for everyone and would give the shirt off of his back. A real Sweetie. Don't feel bad OK? I wish I had noticed your commetn sooner. I went to bed a little earlier than usual last night. I will keep you updated. Thank you so much for your prayers.
Meredith, Tim and your sister will be in my prayers.
I want to thank everyone who has been praying for my friend's grandson Justin and share some good news. After three rounds of chemo, he was reevaluated.  His tumor has shrunk significantly and more importantlt it has shrunk AWAY from his liver.  The doctors are very hopeful that one more round of chemo will make the tumor small enough so that it can be removed safely.  If that happens there is a very high probabability of a cure. He has also been tolerating his treatments very well. Justin's parents say that they have received the strength to deal with all of this from the prayers they have received from so many different people.
Great news about Justin! Sorry I have been away for awhile. I do still pray for all my KB friends and their families for special healing and strength.
First I agree with you Geoff, "we all need to be remembered to the Lord."

http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/mcraekate

What do they say, out of the mouths of babes... read Holly's journal entry for Friday 04/09/10. I sobbed as I read it and got little sleep Friday night but then Saturday I had to smile. I bet "Jeez" got a good chuckle. We adults have so much baggage but the innocence of a child is amazing. Please keep Kate, Holly, Aaron, Liv and Will in your prayers. She is precious beyond words!

Linda I still follow Kate's journal and pray for her nightly. I signed the guest book a few days ago and because I had been away from the web pretty much completely for a couple weeks I had not noticed that she is here in Houston until then so I let her know she had a few more friends here in town!
Meredith, Tim and your sister will be in my prayers.
Thank you Linda.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Anne on April 19, 2010, 06:30:01 PM
Dona - I continue to pray for your complete recovery and return to full activity levels.

Kathy - so glad to hear about your sister Beverly's progress. Will continue to keep her in prayer.
And for your own return to comfort and a full night's sleep.

SJC - I am so sorry to hear about your cousin.  At times like this, the sooner he goes home to his Lord the better....for all.
I will keep you in prayer for strength and remember his entire family for comforting.  And God be with him.

Deb - will pray for your aunt Joanne that she have a complete remission and that her path to it be made as easy as possible.
And special requests for your sister, Kim.  That she may be comforted in this time of stress for her.
And I will always include you to keep your courage up.  You are such an encouragement to all who know you.

Anne - how is your brother-in-law? We keep you and your family in our prayers for continued healing and comfort.

And my prayers include all the rest of you too.  We all need to be remembered to the Lord.  I covet your prayers even when not in need.  Thank you for being so sharing.




Thank You My Brother in Law is still doing Good
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: sjc on April 19, 2010, 07:32:12 PM
So many of the prayers are for those with cancer...

I pray for a CURE!!  It's been years and years; we've come a long way...but a cure would be a long deserved miracle!!
I do believe in miracles. Through the power of prayer anything is possible.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Neversleepsawink;) on April 19, 2010, 08:12:34 PM
Please pray for the Finlay family.  Their 3 month old son died today from Muscular Atrophy.  Very sad.  Rest in peace Jonathan 1/14/10-4/19/10.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Anne on April 19, 2010, 08:15:03 PM
Please pray for the Finlay family.  Their 3 month old son died today from Muscular Atrophy.  Very sad.  Rest in peace Jonathan 1/14/10-4/19/10.


I will keep them in my prayers.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Margaret on April 20, 2010, 03:02:14 AM
So many of the prayers are for those with cancer...

I pray for a CURE!!  It's been years and years; we've come a long way...but a cure would be a long deserved miracle!!
I do believe in miracles. Through the power of prayer anything is possible.
I agree.  I think that almost everyone has been touched in some way by this disease, and prayer will help us find a cure for it.
Please pray for the Finlay family.  Their 3 month old son died today from Muscular Atrophy.  Very sad.  Rest in peace Jonathan 1/14/10-4/19/10.

The Finley family will also be in my prayers.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on April 20, 2010, 05:47:40 AM
Praying for a cure!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: geoffthomas on April 20, 2010, 10:37:23 AM
I have been blessed to know many people who "beat" cancer.
And I have held the hand of my brother-in-law as his heart gave out in hospice because of his lung cancer.
I would be remiss if I did not say that it brings tears to my eyes to remember and to think of others in that same place.
Be strong for your loved ones.
Let them know of your constant love.
And your belief in Our Redeemer.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: sjc on April 20, 2010, 01:20:52 PM
Johathan is in a special place and his family is in my prayers.

Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Neversleepsawink;) on April 20, 2010, 03:34:46 PM
Thank you everyone, sounds like his family are in good spirits.  His mom is handling it well.  :)
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Meredith Sinclair on April 20, 2010, 05:03:51 PM
Please pray for the Finlay family.  Their 3 month old son died today from Muscular Atrophy.  Very sad.  Rest in peace Jonathan 1/14/10-4/19/10.
Oh, Winks, I am so sorry to hear this... :'( I will say a special prayer tonight... God Bless them and keep them strong to get through this...
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Meredith Sinclair on April 20, 2010, 05:05:11 PM
I have been blessed to know many people who "beat" cancer.
And I have held the hand of my brother-in-law as his heart gave out in hospice because of his lung cancer.
I would be remiss if I did not say that it brings tears to my eyes to remember and to think of others in that same place.
Be strong for your loved ones.
Let them know of your constant love.
And your belief in Our Redeemer.
Thank You so much Mr. Thomas... you are right God is oh SO Powerful!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Kathy on April 22, 2010, 03:38:28 PM
I just wanted to update on my sister, Beverly. I was finally able to go see her last weekend. I had a 4 day visit with her, my children and grandchildren. Beverly is doing great. She was so happy to see me, she wanted help on the Kindle I sent to her. It seems to have helped her on her road to recovery. She is doing well, but has a long recovery. Her diabetes is all over the place, but hopefully she will get that in control soon. She is having a hard time not eating foods she shouldn't. The combination of being so overweight and years of eating all the wrong foods makes eating right seem overwhelming to her. I was so pleased with her progress and seeing her feeling better. I know all of the wonderful prayers here helped her.

Meredith, I'm praying for your brother in law. Cancer is such a horrible thing. I hope they found it before it had spread and I pray that all of his treatment goes well. A cure is what we need.

Never, I'll keep your friends in my prayers. So hard to loose a child.

Another update on me, I had the second nerve block in my neck today and it seems to be helping. I'll know more over the next few days. If this works, they will be able to do a permanent nerve block and I'm looking forward to being out of pain. Thanks to all for your prayers. I know that has helped me.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on April 23, 2010, 03:25:27 PM
Kathy, I'm glad the course of treatment is helping. 

I have a name I'd like to add to the prayer list.  Aiden Stevens.  He is about 3 months old.  He and his brother and sister were born in January.  Brother and sister did not have to spend a lot of time in the hospital, but Aiden has had many problems.  He was transferred from WVU to Children's Hospital in Pittsburgh shortly after his birth.  They operated on his intestines and did some sort of operation on his heart.  He came home Wednesday evening, but he's still not out of danger.  He is on a heart transplant waiting list, and needs more surgery to his intestine. 
Aiden is the grandson of a police officer I work with. 
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Meredith Sinclair on April 23, 2010, 09:49:55 PM
Kathy, I'm glad the course of treatment is helping. 

I have a name I'd like to add to the prayer list.  Aiden Stevens.  He is about 3 months old.  He and his brother and sister were born in January.  Brother and sister did not have to spend a lot of time in the hospital, but Aiden has had many problems.  He was transferred from WVU to Children's Hospital in Pittsburgh shortly after his birth.  They operated on his intestines and did some sort of operation on his heart.  He came home Wednesday evening, but he's still not out of danger.  He is on a heart transplant waiting list, and needs more surgery to his intestine. 
Aiden is the grandson of a police officer I work with. 
deb
Praying for Aiden & family... along with all of the others on here.... :)
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Anju No. 469 on April 24, 2010, 07:17:19 AM
Kathy so glad to hear that the block is working!  Be sure and tell your sister Beverly that we are all behind her.  What she is doing is tough, but she can do it!  Just a step (or bite) at a time.  Hopefully she has a good dietitian working with her and the rest of her family is supportive.  Families can destroy a lot of good work very quickly.

Aiden is on my list.  I also have a whole bunch of others of you on my list, just hang in there and believe and it will come in the Lord's time - not necessarily yours.  I am a good example of this, we are working closer to the same time line now.

hugs to all of you
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on April 26, 2010, 01:18:03 PM
Thank you all for praying for Aiden.  I told his grandfather this morning you all were praying for him and their family.  He says thank you also.

deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: sjc on April 26, 2010, 03:19:04 PM
Kathy what great news.  Definitely a step in the right direction; keeping on track is half the battle.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Margaret on April 26, 2010, 03:53:02 PM
Dona, thanks for the reminder that the Lord's timeline does not always match our own.  Sometimes I forget that.  I am keeping all of your requests in my prayers.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on April 27, 2010, 05:31:27 AM
Jay and I are in need of prayer. Many of you will remember the problem with our daughter, Krystal almost 18 months ago. Our 15 year old grandson Dillan and 9 year old granddaughter Lexy will be coming to live with us. It will be a big adjustment for them and for us. We will be making the 12 hour drive to Norfolk, VA to get them Friday. I am feeling a bit overwhelmed by it all but I know if God brings it to us He will get us through it! Please pray for my precious grandchildren, they have been through so much!

Thank you all...
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on April 27, 2010, 05:37:59 AM
Linda, I will definitely be praying for strength for you and your husband, and for your wonderful grandchildren.
Also for a safe trip. 
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Anju No. 469 on April 27, 2010, 05:46:45 AM
Linda, you and Jay have been in my prayers since when!  The boys will be fine with the love and stability you and Jay will be giving them.  Of course, all of our prayers will be with you helping you. Just don't get stressed out a cuppa and a cookie solves lots of problems or makes them go away.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: geoffthomas on April 27, 2010, 03:16:06 PM
Linda,
You know that we are all here for you.
And our prayers go out to you and your family.
Drive safe and follow His Will.

Just sayin.....
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Leslie on April 27, 2010, 06:11:03 PM
Hi everyone,

It is stunning to drop into this thread and see such a kind and loving message from Dona....not that the message is unusual, that was Dona, but for those who don't know, she died unexpectedly at noon today. I am sending loving thoughts to help her during her transition. She gave me so much love and healing last summer when my dad was sick and dying. I will never forget her compassion. I can't believe she is gone.

God Bless, Dona, love and healing as you head on your next journey.

Leslie
xoxo
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Meredith Sinclair on April 27, 2010, 06:15:40 PM
A special prayer tonight for Dona's family... She has always been like an Angel to us here at the KB and now God has called her to be with His Angels in Heaven... :'( :'( :'( God Bless you Dona and all of your fun, silly and sweet ways. :'( :'( We have lost a Great friend... God has another terrific Angel.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Betsy the Quilter on April 27, 2010, 06:25:31 PM
Thoughts and prayers to Dona, her family and friends, and yes, her KindleBoard friends who are all in shock and missing her already.

Betsy
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on April 27, 2010, 11:12:49 PM
I am in shock right now. I was reading through my email updates from this thread to keep up with the prayer requests and just now got to the one about dear, sweet Dona. My heart is aching so. I have been so out of it since my dad passed away a month ago and taking care of my mom has been a full time job since. Dona has been such a special friend to me and always checked up on me when I have been away too long. She was a blessing to me and my family and I know to others here. Our loss will be heaven's gain. I will miss you, Dona, but I know we shall meet again in paradise.


Linda, I know what you are about to embark on and my prayers are with you and the family.

There have been so many prayer requests over the last month. Please know that when I receive them in my email I am lifting them all in prayer. Even though I am not able to be online like I would prefer, I do love you all and think of you daily.

In His Service,

Angela
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on April 28, 2010, 12:27:37 AM
Praying for Dona's husband, family and friends.  If we are missing her this much, I can't imagine how much they are missing her.
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: kdawna on April 28, 2010, 05:51:40 AM
We never know how many days the Lord will give us! She was thinking of others up until the time she left! I will keep her family in my prayers.
  Brenda J.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Anne on April 28, 2010, 06:52:33 AM
My thoughts and prayers are with Dona's Family. I am still having a hard time believing this. Everytime I see one of Dona's post and I see that she is not on line I want to cry.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: sjc on April 28, 2010, 07:38:38 AM
Angela:  We miss you.  Hugs
The grandkids must be getting so big. Going to be a rough couple of days on these boards without Anju's happy thoughts.  All the best to you and yours.

EVERYONE on this thread is continually in my prayers; especially Dona's family.  I just wish she had gotten to enjoy her new house.  She was so excited. 
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on April 28, 2010, 09:10:38 AM
Oh my gosh, I can NOT believe Dona is gone! She has personally reached out to me since the start of the OYB group. When I needed a lift there was always a personal message from Dona. :) I loved her although I never met her. I am in shock!

My thoughts and prayers are with her husband, family and friends.

I love you dear friend, you will be missed!! As tears stream down my face I think of how heaven is better because of you... a special, wonderful angel. Rest in peace Dona.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Margaret on April 28, 2010, 09:59:24 AM
I will be praying for Dona's family and friends. I will miss her kind wods and cheerful attitude, but feel certain that the Lord has welcomed a new angel into heaven.  May she rest in peace.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Suzanne on April 28, 2010, 10:15:47 AM
Oh my word, I am in shock. My heart is so heavy. But Dona has gone home to our Heavenly Father and He will welcome her with open arms.  I will be be praying for her family.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on April 28, 2010, 11:02:15 AM
Love that beautiful, smiling face in the news banner!!  :) That was Dona for you...

Thanks Harvey and Leslie for the nice tribute to our dear friend!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: geoffthomas on April 28, 2010, 12:33:27 PM
The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:
He leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul:
He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name' sake.

 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil: For thou art with me;
Thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies;
Thou annointest my head with oil; My cup runneth over.

 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the House of the Lord forever.

-- KJV

I post this in memory of Dona whose sweet spirit has made us all richer.

Just sayin....
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Kathy on April 28, 2010, 07:20:12 PM
I am so sad. She was just such an inspiration. She will be missed. I'm praying for her family.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: sjc on April 30, 2010, 04:09:30 PM
The Power of Prayer:  I thought these boards could use a bit of GOOD news...I'm jumping for joy!!

My Mom (as many of you already know) had a double mastectomy and 15 lymph nodes removed 2 years ago.  She was diagnosed with stage 3 inflammatory breast cancer, IBC (which is a rare form and a fast spreader).
 
She went through very intense chemo.  This was followed by 39 radiation treatments (which burnt her lungs; causing her to be on full time oxygen). She then proceeded with even more chemo (way way more than the norm); which left her with severe neuropathy and an enlarged heart.  She now sees a heart specialist... 

Monday:
  We spent the day at the hospital for yet another scan and a bone density test...

This afternoon:
  Mom got the phone call with her scan results:  She (at the moment) is:  CANCER FREE. 
Thank you dear God, thank you, thank you, thank you...and to all of you who stuck by me and encouraged me and prayed for US...THANK YOU from the bottom of my elated heart.
(I know Dona is smiling down right now. ;))
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Meredith Sinclair on April 30, 2010, 05:44:49 PM
I was just thinking that I hope you would post this here. As I knew this news would make a difference in everyone's weekend mood. :) Again S, I am so happy for you all.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: sjc on April 30, 2010, 06:48:00 PM
I was just thinking that I hope you would post this here. As I knew this news would make a difference in everyone's weekend mood. :) Again S, I am so happy for you all.
We sure do think alike...like I said to you before; you are my real twin...my brother is an impostor.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Meredith Sinclair on April 30, 2010, 07:33:48 PM
We sure do think alike...like I said to you before; you are my real twin...my brother is an impostor.
I am smiling inside... Hey! I am smiling on the outside too! I have ALWAYS wanted to be a TWIN!!!!!! In fact I should have BEEN a twin... then my Mama would not have so much troulble HAVING me! I weighed 10 1/2 lbs.!!!! Did ya ever see my pic on the "old times" thread or whatever it was called? I was one FAT baby! :D

Your GREAT news has made me so happy.

I pray that all of you have good news soon. ANd am praying for you all as always.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: geoffthomas on May 01, 2010, 06:39:41 AM
God is good.
SJC I am so happy to hear this.
Please know that you and your family will remain in our prayers for on-going support.

And Ms. Merry - just because you are you.

Just sayin....
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Meredith Sinclair on May 01, 2010, 08:42:24 AM
God is good.
SJC I am so happy to hear this.
Please know that you and your family will remain in our prayers for on-going support.
And Ms. Merry - just because you are you.
Just sayin....
Thanks Mr. Thomas. :)
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: sjc on May 01, 2010, 10:59:37 AM
Thanks guys:  I am walking on air.  Tomorrow my son Graduates college; at the party (outside on my deck...weather permitting) I'm going to pull out a second cake for my mother. 
OK...my 10 minute break is over...back to cooking.

God Bless you all.  Everyone is still in my prayers.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Kathy on May 01, 2010, 11:09:47 AM
Such great news. The power of prayer is wonderful. :)
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on May 01, 2010, 06:04:50 PM
Wonderful news SJC!! I will continue to pray for your Mom.

I also have a praise report. We are safely at home after a BRUTAL 24 hour round trip from AL to Norfolk, VA. We picked up our grandchildren, Dillan 15 and Lexy 9. Thanks for the prayers for safe travels. Please continue to pray for us as we raise them. We have not had children at home for 20 years so we are  both feeling a bit overwhelmed but they have brought much joy and blessing in 24 hours.

The last message of encouragement was from Dona and she sent me PM's over the last 18 months, always concerned and lifting my spirits.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on May 02, 2010, 06:49:38 AM
Linda, I'm so happy you all made it home safe.  I will keep you all in my prayers as you enter this new phase in your life.
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Margaret on May 02, 2010, 06:56:30 AM
Linda, I will pray for you and your family in this new phase of your lives.  Iam sure you will cherish the time you are spending with your grandchildren.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Kathy on May 02, 2010, 07:00:46 AM
Linda, I know that it will be hard, but the blessings will be many. My daughter went through many problems and I raised her first child for several years. She is great now and was able to get her life back on track. She now has 3 boys and is raising them wonderfully.

I will be praying for you and know that we will all be here to support you.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on May 03, 2010, 10:37:55 AM
Good morning fellow Prayer Warriors and dear friends! I am a bit behind in my email reading due to the attendance at a Women’s Ministry Leadership Conference this weekend. I had rough week before the conference with the loss of Dona on top of the loss of my dad. Thank you all again for the prayers and support during this time. Especially for my mom, Sue. She is doing better, but we still have a lot of “firsts” to go through: Mothers Day, Fathers Day, Daddy’s birthday (July 23), their anniversary (would have been 56 years August 5), Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc.

Geoff, thanks for posting the 23rd Psalm. I attending a session at the conference this weekend that was a study/breakdown of the 23rd Psalm and I find it more powerful and meaningful than ever before!

sjc – I am praising the Lord for your mom’s good news and will continue to lift her in prayer. I am sure Dona IS smiling and I am sure she has met my dad and they are celebrating together! I hope you had wonderful weather for the Gson’s graduation, but regardless, I know you all had a great time of celebration.

Linda – Glad your trip was a safe one. I will be lifting you all in prayer daily. I know how it is to bring a teenager in your home after having an empty nest! Grandchildren are a blessing and I know that God has put them with you and has a plan for their lives. I know He will use you to be a blessing to them.

Everyone, please know that I pray for each of you daily! Have a wonderful week in the Lord!

Angela
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: loonlover on May 07, 2010, 07:37:32 PM
Prayers please.  Intinst was not able to walk as far today as had been expected so he is a little depressed.  When I left the hospital tonight it looked more like he would be moved to rehab tomorrow instead of coming home.  It all depends on how he does in the morning.

Thanks,
Joyce
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Kathy on May 07, 2010, 08:19:43 PM
Joyce, I will praying for a quick recovery. Hope he is better soon.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on May 08, 2010, 03:38:09 AM
Joyce, you all have been in my prayers and I will continue to pray for you. 
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Margaret on May 08, 2010, 04:15:59 AM
On one of her last posts on this thread, our friend Dona, reminded us that God's timeline does not necessarily match our own, but He does know what is best for us. Because I am a fairly impatient person who likes to dictate the way things play out in my life as well as in the lives of others, her advice really hit home for me, and I find it helps me on almost a daily basis.  I just wanted to share it with all of you.  You are all in my prayers.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on May 08, 2010, 05:43:16 PM
Joyce, lifting you both in prayer.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: sjc on May 08, 2010, 07:21:07 PM
Joyce; My prayers continue...I may not always post to the thread; but I am ALWAYS praying.  Remember, it is during the most difficult times; he is not behind us, because he is carrying us.

Linda; safety and love surround you now...enjoy; God is watching over you and yours.

Angela:  YOU are a sweet, kind loving person; you are a lot like Dona...that is why you were SO missed.  I pray for you; and your Mom has stolen my heart.  I feel for all of you and continue to pray for strength to move on.  I know firsthand, how hard the "firsts" can be.  The kids will be a blessing in disguise.  My son's graduation went very well (thank you) but he upset me today with a bout of rudeness; I now have a migraine and am awaiting his return from work; so that I can explain to him that his impatience caused his Gram grief and that isn't right.  He's 20 going on 2 sometimes. 

LOONLOVER:  Your other half is in my thoughts, my prayers and my heart:  He is my other half (don't tell my DH) on these boards; I RUN to that infinity thread to have one minute of laughter in what sometimes seems like an endless day.  I WILL SAY A ROSARY TONIGHT FOR HIS RECOVERY.  He is a good person and deserves the speediest and complete recovery.  I keep telling him that he is lucky to have you!! (He knows it...lol) Blessings to all of you.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: loonlover on May 08, 2010, 07:27:06 PM
Thank you all.  Your prayers are felt.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on May 08, 2010, 10:23:42 PM
Angela:  YOU are a sweet, kind loving person; you are a lot like Dona...that is why you were SO missed.  I pray for you; and your Mom has stolen my heart.  I feel for all of you and continue to pray for strength to move on.  I know firsthand, how hard the "firsts" can be.  The kids will be a blessing in disguise.  My son's graduation went very well (thank you) but he upset me today with a bout of rudeness; I now have a migraine and am awaiting his return from work; so that I can explain to him that his impatience caused his Gram grief and that isn't right.  He's 20 going on 2 sometimes. 

What an awesome compliment, sjc. Thank you. Dona and I had a special bond. I think you are pretty special, too. Thanks so much for the prayers. Even when I wasn't online, I knew that like Dona, you were praying for me daily. I hate to hear about your GS's rudeness and I am praying that your migraine leaves you quickly. I will pray for him, too  ;)

I hope everyone has a wonderful Mother's Day. I don't know that I will make it online tomorrow. Love you all!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on May 10, 2010, 05:44:17 AM
Hoping all of you had a blessed Mother's Day. I continue to pray for all of you. Although I don't post everyday I think of you often!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Luvmy5brats on May 11, 2010, 09:39:53 AM
Rosetta's dad is being moved to a hospice this week. He's gone downhill very fast. He's had several seizures this past week and possibly strokes as well. At this point, they don't expect him to live much longer. Please pray that his suffering ends soon.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: geoffthomas on May 11, 2010, 09:54:19 AM
Heather,
I will definitely be in prayer for Rosetta and her dad.
I will also be in prayer for you to help you support your dear friend in this difficult time.
She has had it rough and needs to know that God loves her.
And her children.

 
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on May 11, 2010, 09:59:41 AM
I had some good news today at my oncologist appointment. 
My liver numbers, that have been elevated for a couple of years, have almost completely resolved. 
I still have one elevated number, but it's lower than it was 3 months ago. 
Dr. is not going to put me on Tamoxifen because of the side effects it can have on the liver.
But considering how very small my cancer was when discovered he's not particularly worried about it.
Now, I'm just praying that the blood tests they did today come back with positive news also.
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: geoffthomas on May 11, 2010, 10:37:57 AM
Oh, Deb.....I will pray for a positive result.
Please post and let us know the results.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Meredith Sinclair on May 11, 2010, 05:14:40 PM
I had some good news today at my oncologist appointment. 
My liver numbers, that have been elevated for a couple of years, have almost completely resolved. 
I still have one elevated number, but it's lower than it was 3 months ago. 
Dr. is not going to put me on Tamoxifen because of the side effects it can have on the liver.
But considering how very small my cancer was when discovered he's not particularly worried about it.
Now, I'm just praying that the blood tests they did today come back with positive news also.
deb
You are always in my prayers Deb... and tonight I will include an extra prayer for your new blood tests. Thinking of all of you and praying for you as always. :)
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on May 11, 2010, 05:15:17 PM
Thank you.  You all are such a wonderful support group. 
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Kathy on May 11, 2010, 06:07:26 PM
Heather I will be praying for Rosetta and her Dad. Deb, such good news. I will be praying for more happy news.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on May 12, 2010, 05:06:10 AM
Great news Deb!! Heather I am praying for Rosetta.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on May 12, 2010, 09:21:21 AM
Praying for Rosettea and family. My friend, Nancy, had to put her mom in hospice on Monday.

Praying for great results, Deb.

Praying God's blessings on everyone!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: sjc on May 12, 2010, 09:11:04 PM
I had some good news today at my oncologist appointment. 
My liver numbers, that have been elevated for a couple of years, have almost completely resolved. 
I still have one elevated number, but it's lower than it was 3 months ago. 
Dr. is not going to put me on Tamoxifen because of the side effects it can have on the liver.
But considering how very small my cancer was when discovered he's not particularly worried about it.
Now, I'm just praying that the blood tests they did today come back with positive news also.
deb
Good news...I'd say that is GREAT news.  I'm thrilled for you.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on May 13, 2010, 07:09:21 PM
Thank you, everyone.

Prayer request: Aiden Stevens, about 4 months old now, is back in the hospital, Ruby Memorial in WV, and will be having surgery again tomorrow.  I believe it's on his intestines again. 
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: sjc on May 13, 2010, 07:12:33 PM
Aiden...feel the love...our prayers are with you. Xoxox
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Kathy on May 13, 2010, 08:29:32 PM
Aiden will be in my prayers. Poor little baby, I hope he gets well soon.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on May 13, 2010, 11:16:53 PM
Praying for sweet Aiden.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Luvmy5brats on May 18, 2010, 07:12:50 PM
Praying for Aiden
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Luvmy5brats on May 18, 2010, 07:19:49 PM
Thank you all for your continued prayers for Rosetta and her Dad. I fear it's almost time. He's doing very, very poorly. It seems like all of this has happened so quickly.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Margaret on May 19, 2010, 03:29:59 AM
My prayers are with Rosetta and her family as they go through this difficult time.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on May 19, 2010, 05:20:13 AM
Praying for Aiden and Rosetta and her Dad. Please keep little Kate McRae in your prayers also.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on May 19, 2010, 07:01:59 AM
Update on Aiden:  He had his surgery and came home Monday evening.  He's not doing as well as they hoped.

Rosetta and her family are in my prayers, as well as Kate McRae.
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Luvmy5brats on May 19, 2010, 07:25:13 AM
Rosetta's dad, Larry, passed away early this morning.

I knew it was coming, but I'm heartbroken.   
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on May 19, 2010, 07:25:59 AM
Heather, I'm so sorry. 
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on May 19, 2010, 09:13:26 AM
So sorry to hear about Rosetta's dad. Still lifting her in my prayers as well as the others. Please add my friend Nancy to your prayer lists. The hospice doctor told them last night that her mom could go at any time now. Nancy has been at the hospital with her mom non-stop for the past week.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Andra on May 19, 2010, 10:33:52 AM
I'm reading through and adding names to my prayer list.  Please know that even if I'm not posting, I am praying for all of my KindleBoards family.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on May 19, 2010, 12:34:43 PM
Sorry to hear about Rosetta's loss. She and her family will be in my prayers as well as you Heather.

Angela I am praying for Nancy and her Mom.

Deb thanks for the update on Aiden.

I pray for all of you but like having a list for specific prayers needed.

I have a praise report. Dillan & Lexy have been living with us 3 weeks Friday and we have all adjusted well. They seem very happy to be with Nina and Papa and we have been blessed. I find myself looking forward to seeing them after work. My reading time has been cut by > 50%.  :( but it is worth it. Making many happy memories to be cherished. I do know why God gives us our kids when we are young because I am exhausted!! My daughter is visiting with the kids and calls them which is a step in the right direction. Thanks for keeping us in your prayers.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on May 19, 2010, 01:10:06 PM
Linda, I'm so happy to hear your praise report.  I have so much admiration for you and your husband. 
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Kathy on May 19, 2010, 04:30:20 PM
Linda, I'm so happy to hear that things are going well. There is nothing as rewarding as raising children.  :)
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Betsy the Quilter on May 19, 2010, 05:52:10 PM
Linda, I'm happy to hear that things are going well with your grandkids.  You're doing a wonderful, rewarding thing!

Betsy
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on May 19, 2010, 10:09:08 PM
Glad things are going well with you and the gkids, Linda... I miss you!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: sjc on May 19, 2010, 10:15:55 PM
Everyone is still in my prayers...especially Aiden.

Linda:  It's a wonderful thing you are doing.  Your grandchildren will reap many rewards tomorrow for the sacrifices you are making today.  Kudos to you.  Thanks for the update.

Angela and her Mom are still in our thoughts.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Margaret on May 20, 2010, 07:06:43 AM
Linda, I am happy to hear that things are going well for you.

I am also happy to report that little Justin had the surgery to remove the tumor near his liver yesterday. He came through the surgery well.  They did remove part of his liver and his gall bladder, but he should be able to live normally.  He came through the operation very well and the doctors are hopeful that all of the cancer has been removed.  Thank you to all who have included him in your prayers.

I will continue to pray for all of your intentions, especially for Katie, Aiden, and all of the little ones who need healing.  I am realizing more and more how blessed I am to have raised six children to adulthood without having to cope with any major physical problems. It helps to put all of life's little disappointments into perspective for me.  I have so much to be grateful for.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on May 21, 2010, 02:10:52 PM
Just heard from oncologist and my blood work did not come back as well as I'd hoped. 
They are going to try me on oral iron for a while.  They wanted to do IV something or other,
but I kinda sorta begged to try the oral iron first.  I guess that explains why I've been so
tired.
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Andra on May 21, 2010, 03:12:14 PM
hang in there deb.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: sjc on May 22, 2010, 04:56:34 AM
Just heard from oncologist and my blood work did not come back as well as I'd hoped. 
They are going to try me on oral iron for a while.  They wanted to do IV something or other,
but I kinda sorta begged to try the oral iron first.  I guess that explains why I've been so
tired.
deb
I'm sorry to hear that.  I will continue to keep you in my thoughts and prayers. 
NOTE:  Monitor the iron closely.  I had to be on iron a few times...and at one point I became toxic.  I was actually poisoning my system.  Too much iron can be a bad thing.  Yet, I was following doctors dosage orders.  This is why sometimes I am my own doctor.  Nobody knows a person's body better than they do themselves...doctor or not.

All the best.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on May 22, 2010, 05:00:37 AM
I'm sorry to hear that.  I will continue to keep you in my thoughts and prayers. 
NOTE:  Monitor the iron closely.  I had to be on iron a few times...and at one point I became toxic.  I was actually poisoning my system.  Too much iron can be a bad thing.  Yet, I was following doctors dosage orders.  This is why sometimes I am my own doctor.  Nobody knows a person's body better than they do themselves...doctor or not.

All the best.

Thank you.  I did not know that was a possibility. 
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: sjc on May 22, 2010, 05:09:24 AM
Quote
Thank you.  I did not know that was a possibility.
deb
Yep.  It sure is. 
Take it easy.  Rest when you feel tired.  Don't forget; your body has been through a lot of late. (As if you need reminding)  I get like that sometimes when my iron is low...just raising your arm can be an effort.  Go slow and keep us posted.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on May 22, 2010, 05:35:05 AM
OMG, you are exactly right.  There are times when I can't even lift my arm to take a drink.  I kept thinking I was just out of shape.  It can be very frustrating.  Last Friday we drove to Asheville, NC from Fairmont, WV.  I did not do any of the driving.  I was simply a passenger.   We got to the hotel around 8 and everyone else was ready to go find food.  I just wanted to lay down and not move.  I felt like such a wimp. 
Thank you for the words of encouragement.  I think women tend to be harder on themselves and keep going even when we feel bad.  I have a tendency to do that even when I know better. 
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Kathy on May 22, 2010, 07:01:08 AM
Thinking of you Deb. I will be praying for you.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on May 22, 2010, 07:29:19 AM
Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers Deb.

You are right, as women we push ourselves too much. We think we must take care of everybody else and don't take care of ourselves well enough. I seek a nap when I can on the weekend and some days when I get home from work. It may be only 15 minutes or it may be 30 to 45. Power naps are wonderful and a must at 61!!

I miss Dona so much and think of her everyday! I'm sure many of you do too. It is so awesome that God gives us the ability to love though we have never met. There is certainly a void here without her.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on May 22, 2010, 08:18:50 AM
Linda, you are so right.  When I got off the phone with the nurse yesterday the first thing I thought of was the prayer thread and Dona's response.  I think of her everyday.
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Betsy the Quilter on May 22, 2010, 08:42:58 AM
Deb,

sorry to hear that your results were not what you had hoped, keep us posted!

Betsy
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: sjc on May 23, 2010, 04:32:43 AM
We do tend to ignore our bodies warning us to take it easy.  Deb...rest whenever you can.  Dona would be the first one to tell you to go slow and don't worry about others right now; worry about yourself.  Don't push it. 
Praying for all.  sjc.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on May 23, 2010, 08:44:15 PM
Praying for you deb.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Kathy on May 26, 2010, 01:41:28 PM
I go tomorrow to have the last procedure on my neck tomorrow. At least I hope it is. It is pretty evasive, they are going to try and kill the nerve endings on the area that is giving me the most pain. Please keep me in your thoughts. This has been a long year dealing with the results of a fall. I'll be thinking of everyone here. Thanks, Kathy
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on May 26, 2010, 09:36:14 PM
I will be praying for you Kathy and for a complete healing.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on May 27, 2010, 05:28:03 AM
Kathy I am praying for you and thinking of you.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Margaret on May 27, 2010, 09:59:12 AM
Little Justin was released from the hospital and is doing well.  He is even starting to crawl around a bit.  God is good!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: geoffthomas on May 27, 2010, 10:05:40 AM
Prayers are always answered.
But it is God's will that is done.
And in God's time.

So I seek His Will.

Praying for all of you.

Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Joe Chiappetta on May 27, 2010, 10:10:29 AM
I just prayed that God will powerfully bless everyone who posted in this topic and that they will fight the good fight of the faith all the way to the last trumpet.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on May 27, 2010, 12:25:20 PM
Little Justin was released from the hospital and is doing well.  He is even starting to crawl around a bit.  God is good!

God is good, indeed!  ;D
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on May 27, 2010, 04:27:45 PM
My friend, Nancy, just texted me and her mom is now resting in the arms of Jesus. Thank you for the prayers and please continue to remember Nancy in the days ahead. Love you all.

PS - I may not be online much but will watch for updates to the Prayer Thread in my email. Jen & gkids are on their way up from Houston as well as the hubby so I plan to be very busy playing and just being a Grandma for the next 4 days!!  :D
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: sjc on May 28, 2010, 07:16:41 AM
Angela:  Enjoy.  We'll keep an eye out for your return.

ALL:  Still praying. 
You will be in my thoughts as I am leaving tomorrow for 8 days.  Stay safe, be happy, be well.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on May 28, 2010, 08:53:50 AM
Praying for safe travels SJC. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

Have a fun and safe Memorial Day weekend.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Kathy on May 28, 2010, 09:05:55 AM
Everything went well yesterday. Very painful, but that is letting up. It will be about a week before I know if it was sucessful, but today I am feeling much better. Thank you all for your prayers.

Angela, I'm thinking of your friend and my thoughts and prayers are with her.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: ladyknight33 on June 01, 2010, 06:00:25 PM
Good evening KB, one of our newer members ladydiamond215 just received word today that she has lesions on her spine, liver, ribs and stomach. The doctor is transferring her to a Cancer Treatment and Research Center in San Antonio. Her real name is Angela Prather. She is 34 year of age. A wife, a mother to 2 girls and 1 boy. The doctor did not come out and say its cancer but is leaning in that direction.

I know Angee from another board and she is on twitter for anyone who would like to leave her a message there. Her screen name is MsAngeeP.

I ask that you pray for her during this time, that God will comfort her hunband and young children. That she knows she is not alone, that God can DO ALL THINGS and that we the Kindle Board members are pray warriors.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on June 01, 2010, 10:23:44 PM
I will be lifting Angee and her family in prayer.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on June 02, 2010, 05:15:20 AM
I will also be praying for Angee and her family.

I said a prayer for all the OYB group this morning on my drive to work. Asking that you feel God's presence and guidance in whatever adversity you may be facing in life. Praying for peace and comfort that only He can give. Asking that you be blessed indeed, your territory be enlarged and you be protected from all evil doers.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: geoffthomas on June 02, 2010, 06:22:59 AM
I will also be in prayer for Angela Prather and her family.

And I remember my KB friends daily.

Walk in his way.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Margaret on June 02, 2010, 08:26:35 AM
Angee and her family will be included in my daily prayers and I have added them to our prayer list in school.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: ladyknight33 on June 02, 2010, 08:31:43 PM
Update on Angee  ~ it is Stage 4 breast cancer that has metastasis.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Joe Chiappetta on June 03, 2010, 03:15:57 AM
Still praying that God will bless all the posters in this topic in an everlasting way!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on June 03, 2010, 04:02:16 PM
Update on Angee  ~ it is Stage 4 breast cancer that has metastasis.
Oh my, I'm so sorry.
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Kathy on June 04, 2010, 05:32:16 AM
I'm keeping Angee in my thoughts and prayers.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on June 07, 2010, 05:13:14 AM
So sorry to read Angee's diagnosis. Will be praying for her and her family...
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on June 08, 2010, 08:23:33 AM
Was wondering how Angee and her family are doing?

I have a prayer request please.  I started my new job Jan. '09.  I have not been able to find a place to live anywhere near where I'm currently working for the last 18 months.  I have been traveling on Monday mornings 100 to 120 miles, depending on which county we're working in, and then going back home later in the week.  I have looked and looked at different apartments, houses, etc.  I can't seem to find anything in my price range, or anything that's worth what they are asking.  Anyway, the traveling is getting to me and I really need to find something acceptable soon. 
Thank you,
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on June 09, 2010, 05:59:35 AM
Deb I will be praying that you will find a place to live. I know the commute wears you down.

I also have a prayer request. Jay & I have to get legal custody of our grandchildren Dillan & Lexy. I had prayed it would not come to this but in order to get them in school, get them medical care if needed, etc. we have no choice. Please pray for us and please continue to pray for my daughter Krystal who has gotten on the wrong path. I can't chance depending on her because she has proven to be irresponsible. After 18 months of this I am still in disbelief that I have a daughter on drugs. What happened??? Thank you!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: geoffthomas on June 09, 2010, 09:08:02 AM
Deb - I pray for the Lord to include in his will a solution for your problem.

Linda - Oh how my heart breaks for you. I have a friend who had gone through much of what you are. I will never stop praying for you.

Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Margaret on June 09, 2010, 02:27:00 PM
Deb - I am praying that your housing situation works out.  That is a VERY long commute.

Linda - you and your family are in my prayers.  I pray that God will help you provide the safe haven that your grandchildren need, and that He will help your daughter to find the way back.  Remember that you are doing the Lord's work and know that He will be there to support you through the tough times.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on June 09, 2010, 02:43:00 PM
Linda, I am so sorry you, your husband and grandchildren are going through this.  I have a friend whose daughter is going through the same thing.  It's so scary to not be able to help your adult children when you know they have all the right tools for making a good decision and yet, the wrong decisions still happen.  Drugs are so powerful and way too easily accessible to anyone these days.  My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: AFS_NZ_IT on June 16, 2010, 10:12:17 AM
May I just say thank you to all the people here that pray of everyone.  I am not a religious person and never really understood the whole "I'll pray for you" thing.  I never understood how much it would mean to hear somebody say "I will pray for you".  Well, until yesterday.  My kids tae kwon do teacher asked if she and her family could pray for my son.  I was surprised and not sure of what to say.  In the end I said thank you and left.  I thought about it the whole way home and by the end of the trip I was in tears totally moved that someone I barely knew would care  that much.  I am sure that people who ask for the prayer requests here are a lot worse off than my son but I would still like to thank everyone for what they are doing to provide comfort for others.  You truly are a wonderful bunch.  
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on June 16, 2010, 12:35:12 PM
Thank you for the kind words, Meg. I for one believe strongly in the power of prayer and I will be lifting you and your son in prayer along with the many others I pray for.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: geoffthomas on June 16, 2010, 12:40:13 PM
Meg,
I also absolutely believe in the power of praying to the God who made the universe for the needs of our friends and acquantances.
And I also know that it helps to encourage someone that has tough spot to be strong.
We are here to do both.
In love for our fellow man.

Just sayin......
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on June 17, 2010, 05:06:26 AM
Hi Meg! I like the others believe in the power of prayer and have had prayers answered many times in my life.  I will be praying for you and your son.  :) Feel free to ask for specific needs if you are comfortable, if not we pray for each other in general. I heard a song on the Christian radio station I listen to on my commute to work this morning, "Lord We Need You Now."  I thought how true that is!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on June 18, 2010, 08:54:04 AM
My friend Ron is having a procedure for his kidney stones this afternoon at 3:15. 
He's been a dear friend and prayer warrior.  He's been having some problems for about 3 years, and they just can't seem to get rid of the ones they will be working on today.

Heard from my oncologist this morning.  MRI results are the same as January.  I have to have another MRI next January.  So not 100% clear, but nothing new either.  So overall, good news.
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on June 19, 2010, 02:44:56 AM
I got to see the triplets today. Aiden was happy and smiling. They are five months old and except for Aiden's color he looks good. His size is comparable to his sister. His brother is bigger than the other two. I was very happy to meet he and his siblings and parents for the first time. They thank you for your prayers.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Margaret on June 19, 2010, 06:33:39 AM
I am happy to hear that they are doing well.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on June 28, 2010, 11:06:27 AM
http://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,27990.msg186127/topicseen.html#new

New member who asked for prayer for her brother.  Since this thread is sometimes hard to find, I thought I'd link her thread for those who might miss it. 
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on June 28, 2010, 11:55:16 AM
Thanks for doing that Deb. I had not read her post but am praying for her brother to have complete recovery from his stroke.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on June 28, 2010, 12:05:05 PM
The brother's name is Chubbyl.
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on June 29, 2010, 05:55:00 AM
Asking that all my OYB friends take the time to read the last journal entry for sweet Kate and say a prayer for her and her parents today. Please ask a friend to say a prayer.

http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/mcraekate

Thank you!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Kathy on June 29, 2010, 10:56:57 AM
Praying for Kate. She is so darling.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Margaret on June 29, 2010, 12:44:56 PM
Kate and her family are in my prayers.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Martel47 on June 29, 2010, 01:02:50 PM
Well, I haven't posted on this part of KB, yet.  I want to share how several prayers were answered all in one shot.  You guys can include some thanks to God for me!

We're moving soon, so that I can continue my graduate degree in preparation for ministry as a full-time student.  My wife was offered a job near our soon-to-be home yesterday (one prayer answered), that is a significant increase in salary from her current job (bonus blessings on top of answered prayer).  This job has excellent insurance (prayer answered).  My wife and daughter both have or have had some significant health concerns, so insurance was very important to us.  For my wife, we were worried about continuing coverage without a lapse, due to preexisting conditions.  We were considering horrible insurance through school or COBRA at a premium, neither of which we could afford.  The new job will let her start the first of August, when we move, so she can work the current job until we move, AND benefits will start on her first day (prayers answered)!

Prayer works.  Let's remember to give thanks to God for listening and answering.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on June 30, 2010, 06:04:38 AM
Thanks for the prayers for Kate. The MRI did not reveal what we were hoping for...No Evidence of Disease but there was NO NEW GROWTH. Praise God and we will continue to press on in prayer for this precious child for God's mighty healing hand.

Welcome Martel47!!  :) Nice to have you join us. Thanks for the praise report and may God continue to bless you and your family.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on June 30, 2010, 08:55:45 PM
Still praying for you all. Hope you all are able to enjoy your summer. I am extra busy with my mom and the gkids.

Welcome Martel. I will be adding you to my prayer list.

Love you guys, and God Bless!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Luvmy5brats on July 07, 2010, 08:01:08 PM
I have some good news to report on my best friend, Rosetta. She got engaged over the weekend. So let's send some happy marriage prayers her way (I'm so happy for her. She's been through so much!)
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on July 08, 2010, 05:02:09 AM
Great news Heather!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on July 08, 2010, 09:44:25 AM
Trying to do this on my phone...  I am at the ER with my mom. She fell this am and hit her head. Doctor is more concerned with her BP. It is way too high and they can't get it to come down. please pray.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: geoffthomas on July 08, 2010, 12:02:13 PM
Heather we are so happy for Rosetta. After all the difficulties it is encouraging to hear this news. Praying for her to see His will in this and for her continued happiness.  And am thanking God that she has you for a friend.

Angela we will be in prayer for your mom.  High BP is no joke.  May the Lord calm her.

Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Luvmy5brats on July 08, 2010, 03:23:58 PM
Angela, prayers for your mom.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Margaret on July 08, 2010, 03:34:27 PM
Angela, I am praying for your Mom and for you as well.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on July 08, 2010, 03:56:05 PM
Angela, praying for your mom and you.
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Kathy on July 08, 2010, 05:21:51 PM
Angela, thinking of you. I've put your Mother on my prayer list.

Kathy
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on July 09, 2010, 05:22:57 AM
Angela I am praying for your Mom, keeping you in my thoughts.

Love you...
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Luvmy5brats on July 09, 2010, 03:41:24 PM
Please pray. My mom had a heart attack and is being airlifted to hospital in Vegas. I'm so scared. My dad said it was bad and its damaged her Kidneys and liver. That's all he knows.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on July 09, 2010, 04:02:47 PM
Heather, I'm so sorry.  Keep us posted.
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Margaret on July 09, 2010, 04:06:30 PM
Heather, I will keep your Mom in my prayers tonight.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Andra on July 09, 2010, 04:36:23 PM
Angela and Heather we are praying for both of your moms.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Luvmy5brats on July 09, 2010, 06:22:04 PM
Thank you. I'm waiting to hear from either my dad or Rosetta. They are airlifting Mom to a hospital in Las Vegas and he couldn't go with her. Luckily, my grandfather and uncle were visiting, so my grandfather is driving my dad to Vegas now. It'll probably be another 4 hours before he gets there though.  Zetta is at work for another 2 hours, but will be headed to the hospital as soon as she can. She's going to try to get in to see my mom if they let her, otherwise she'll stay there and wait for my dad. All I can do is sit here and wait for one of them to call. I'm trying to keep myself distracted, but I'm failing miserably. I'm clear across the country and feeling helpless at the moment.

Thanks again for your thoughts and prayers.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Cobbie on July 09, 2010, 09:22:46 PM
Heather and Angela, I'm thinking of both your Moms. They are in my prayers.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Luvmy5brats on July 09, 2010, 11:16:38 PM
Talked to Mom (Thanks to Zetta getting in and talking to her). She's doing ok. She has to have tests run tomorrow to find out what's going on with kidneys and liver. Dr seems very concerned about that aspect. Won't find anything else out until then. Hopefully these issues aren't as serious as the Dr fears.

Thank you for all the prayers and well wishes tonight. You kept me from turning into a huge mess. The board was able to keep me distracted while I was waiting to hear any news.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: mlewis78 on July 10, 2010, 12:37:05 AM
Talked to Mom (Thanks to Zetta getting in and talking to her). She's doing ok. She has to have tests run tomorrow to find out what's going on with kidneys and liver. Dr seems very concerned about that aspect. Won't find anything else out until then. Hopefully these issues aren't as serious as the Dr fears.

Thank you for all the prayers and well wishes tonight. You kept me from turning into a huge mess. The board was able to keep me distracted while I was waiting to hear any news.


Prayers and best wishes, Heather.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on July 12, 2010, 05:56:18 AM
Heather I am praying for your Mom.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on July 12, 2010, 08:20:44 AM
First - Heather, I have been lifting you in prayer (as well as your mom) over these past few days. I know how frustrating it can be to be away from family in crisis. Even though I would love to still be in Houston with my hubby, I am so thankful that the Lord led us to move me back home to be near my mom these past 2+ years. I will continue to lift you, your mom and family in prayer.

Second - but still very important - Thank you dear friends and prayer warriors. Your prayers have been felt and reading your posts via email has been a great encouragement. Even if there had been no posts to read, I still had a calm spirit because I know you guys are so faithful to lift us all in prayer each day.

Now for an update on Mom (this is the first time I have been able to sit down at the computer since Thursday!) - although I took her to the ER because she fell and hit her head, it was the blood pressure and heart rate that concerned the doctors more. It took them 4 hours and an IV to get the BP down to a level that they felt comfortable enough to let her go home (178/99 with a heart rate of 43). We have been monitoring her and up until yesterday it was staying around the same as Thursday. Yesterday it began to climb again. She has an appointment with her doctor tomorrow (Tuesday). We are looking at the possibility of a pacemaker for the heart rate and are still not sure about the BP. She is already taking two meds for that. There is a "new" issue that will need to be addressed as well. When they did the CT Scan on her head (found no fractures of bleeding in the brain - praise the Lord), they discovered 2 lesions on her skull near her forehead that we will have to have follow up on. They ER doctor did not believe the lesions were related to her fall.. Please continue to pray for her as we move forward with doctor visits and whatever may come..

Thank you dear friends. I love you all and are praying for you as well.
Angela
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Margaret on July 12, 2010, 08:41:50 AM
Angela, please know that your Mom is a part of my daily prayers along with all who have requested prayers on these boards.  I am also praying for you and am happy that you can feel the support from all who have asked the Lord to strengthen you.  God bless!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: geoffthomas on July 12, 2010, 11:15:50 AM
Angela,
I will continue to pray for healing mercies for your mother - looking for God's Will.
And praying for the Lord to provide comfort and strength to you so that you can continue to be a blessing to your mother.

Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Kathy on July 12, 2010, 01:55:10 PM
Thinking of you Angela. I will continue to pray for your Mom. :)
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Luvmy5brats on July 12, 2010, 03:56:55 PM
Thank you for all your prayers. They mean so much to me.

Angela, your Mom is still in my prayers.

Mom had her angiogram today and the news isn't good. Her heart is 95% blocked and she needs to have quintuple bypass surgery Thursday morning. I'm scrambling trying to get myself out to Vegas as soon as I can. Please keep us in your prayers.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on July 13, 2010, 05:15:58 AM
Angela & Heather praying for your Moms and also for ya'll.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on July 13, 2010, 01:22:58 PM
Heather, I hate to hear that your mom has this blockage, but so glad they will be able to fix it. I will continue to pray for her and you. Travel save and keep us informed.

Update - Momma has another appt with the doctor in 2 more weeks. We are to continue monitoring her BP and heart rate. I discovered this morning, by accident, that she was taking one of her meds (the beta blocker which slows heart rate) twice daily when she should only be taking it once. This could very well be what caused her heart rate to be too low. Not sure how long she had been doing this but according to her pharmacist she should still have 1/2 of them left and she was almost out... so about 2 weeks of double meds. Hopefully the heart rate will return to normal. If not then we may be looking at a possible pacemaker.

As for the lesions that were discovered during the CT Scan, her doctor wants to consult with the radiologist before moving forward with tests, etc. His main concern right now is still her heart. They don't really think these lesions/cysts are anything to worry about as her blood work is normal and she has no history of cancer in her family. We will find out in 2 weeks if they will schedule further testing.


Thanks again for the prayers. Love you guys! Angela
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Vet on July 13, 2010, 02:45:12 PM
Heather, this is my first time on this particular board. My prayers are with you and your family.
Travel safely.

--Yvette

Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Vet on July 13, 2010, 03:05:08 PM
Angela, I'm glad you found out about the meds. My prayers are with your mom and you. I'd thought about buying one of the 7-day medicine planning containers for my mom and filling them for her each week. Maybe using one of those would be helpful for you and your mom.

Yvette
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on July 13, 2010, 03:36:25 PM
Yvette, I'm glad you have joined us on the prayer thread. 

Continuing to remember both moms.   
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on July 14, 2010, 02:23:40 PM
Thanks for the continuing prayers. I got a call from my mom's doctor today and after consulting with the radiologist they have decided not to wait on further testing. She is scheduled for a complete bone scan next Tuesday, July 20. Her BP today is a little lower but still too high and her heart rate appears to be on the rise, although it is still low.

I am praying you all have a wonderful and blessed day!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Vet on July 14, 2010, 07:52:10 PM
Thanks Drenee,

Angela--I pray the tests come out ok.

Heather--Thinking about you and praying.


---Yvette
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Andra on July 26, 2010, 04:06:27 AM
We have had an emotionally draining weekend at my house.  DH and I have been married almost 17 years and we still love each other - we just aren't very good friends right now.  He's found a substitute friend to laugh with and share things with instead of doing that with me.  Please pray for us so that we can heal this rift in our relationship and be happy together.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Trilby on July 26, 2010, 04:10:18 AM
We have had an emotionally draining weekend at my house.  DH and I have been married almost 17 years and we still love each other - we just aren't very good friends right now.  He's found a substitute friend to laugh with and share things with instead of doing that with me.  Please pray for us so that we can heal this rift in our relationship and be happy together.

Saying a prayer for you two.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on July 27, 2010, 05:51:26 AM
We have had an emotionally draining weekend at my house.  DH and I have been married almost 17 years and we still love each other - we just aren't very good friends right now.  He's found a substitute friend to laugh with and share things with instead of doing that with me.  Please pray for us so that we can heal this rift in our relationship and be happy together.


I am praying for you and your husband Andra!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: geoffthomas on July 27, 2010, 10:00:15 AM
Andra you are in my thoughts and prayers.
And I will be praying especially hard for your husband, whom God loves, and whom I am sure needs the prayer.

In His Name all things are possible.
So I seek His Will.

Just sayin.....
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Andra on July 27, 2010, 10:28:51 AM
Thank you everyone.  We have been talking a lot the past few days and have an appointment with a marriage counselor this afternoon.  I'm afraid this will be awkward...  it's hard for me to admit that we have a problem.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Kathy on July 27, 2010, 06:15:23 PM
Heather & Angela I'm praying for both of your mothers. Nothing is harder than having a parent sick.

Andra sorry to hear about your problems. It sounds like you are going in the right direction to heal.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda S. Prather Author on July 27, 2010, 07:02:19 PM
I'm so glad someone started this thread.  What a wonderful thing to be able to share love and prayer.  I missed some of the earlier ones, but Sailor you are in my prayers and your family.  Andra, I believe that love can cure any problem.  I also believe that prayer is the best medicine for every problem.  May God bless and keep all of you in your time of need and give you strength.

Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on July 27, 2010, 08:26:10 PM
Thank you everyone.  We have been talking a lot the past few days and have an appointment with a marriage counselor this afternoon.  I'm afraid this will be awkward...  it's hard for me to admit that we have a problem.

Andra my heart aches for you. I was in your situation about 10 years ago and it took a lot of prayer and seeking God's wisdom for us to work through it. God was faithful and healed our marriage and we are closer now than we have ever been. I will be praying for you both.

Heather I haven't seen any updates lately on your mom. Hope all is well.

My mom went to her follow up appointment today and we got a good report on the bone scan. There is no cancer and the lesions are benign cysts, nothing to worry about. BUT, they found a bone fragment in her lower left leg and they took more xrays today to see if they could figure out where it came from! Her blood pressure was the lowest today than it has been, but heart rate is still not coming up. We are going to try to do without the beta-blocker for a few days to see if the heart rate will come up and the BP will stay down. They aren't ruling out pace maker just yet. They also took her off of Lipitor to see if she shows any improvement with the muscle weakness and they took more blood to test. We should have all tests results before the end of the week, plus know if the heart rate is up. Her dizzy spells are getting worse and so is her memory. I told the doctor that she had a bad spell this past Thursday and she denied it happend. She doesn't remember telling me about it at all.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Kathy on July 28, 2010, 06:14:21 PM
Angela, glad to hear that there is no cancer. I will continue to pray for her. Hopefully all of the test will help.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Andra on July 28, 2010, 06:42:27 PM
Angela, thank you for your kind words and prayers.  I am happy to hear that your mom is doing better.
Thank you everyone else too.
Our appointment went well yesterday.  We are talking more and enjoying each other's company.  Our homework is to plan a date night together - something that we will both enjoy.  Next week she is going to talk to us separately...
I do feel better about the situation though and I'm very grateful that I have some friends to turn to when I need a little boost.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on July 29, 2010, 05:37:28 AM
I need your prayers please. I found out yesterday that my job is being cut and I have to work especially now that I am raising my grandkids. I continue to pray for all of you.

Andra I have been through counseling before also in the past. All things are possible with God!!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: geoffthomas on July 29, 2010, 07:38:04 AM
I think all marriages NEED some outside help sometime.
Some cannot afford to (I know you really cannot afford NOT to).
But if both parties are committed (till death do us part) and truly care about each other, one can persevere.
Harder that way.

If both really communicate and really listen, a lot can be accomplished.
Trying to "understand" why the other person feels the way they do helps, but both must do it.
And one thing we did was to avoid saying "I gave my 50%, I even went 51% so where is your half".
If you are willing to go 120% of the way (hopefully both of you) then it is amazing what can be accomplished.
But it is hard - we were never given a users manual.

Just sayin.....
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on July 30, 2010, 06:14:12 PM
Andra, I will definitely keep you and your husband in my prayers.  As most of couples, I went through a few hard times in my marriage.  He would agree to counseling, go once, and then interpret what the counselor said as being my problem.  I have a lot of respect for couples who are willing to work hard instead of hardly working.  Good marriages don't just happen.

Linda, I am so so sorry to hear about your job. 
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Kathy on July 30, 2010, 09:09:35 PM
Linda, I'm thinking of you. I know you are already going through a lot of changes and now this added on. I'll keep you in my prayers. Let us know what kind of job you are looking for and we can all keep our eyes out for you.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Andra on July 31, 2010, 06:23:19 AM
Linda, praying for you to find a wonderful opportunity.

Continued thanks for the prayers and words of encouragement.  I think things are getting better.  We sure have spent a lot of time listening to each other talk this past week.  And I am learning how to stay positive and keep my mouth shut when needed.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on August 01, 2010, 10:28:35 AM
Andra and Linda, thinking of you and your situations today.

I have a prayer request also, please.  For about a month I have had a twitching, blurriness, weird feeling in my left eye.  At first I thought it might be a cold or something.  It's getting more irritating and so I finally called and made an appointment with my eye doctor.  Well, actually my eye doctor moved to Wal-Mart and sold his practice to another doctor.  Wal-Mart does not accept my insurance.  So I hope I like the new doctor as much as I LOVED the old doctor. 
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Andra on August 01, 2010, 02:09:57 PM
deb, I hope you find a new doctor who accepts your insurance and is as good as your old one.  I feel for you - my eye doc is about 4 hours away from me - I've been going to him since college and I just don't want to find one closer because I like him.
I also hope nothing serious is going on with your eye.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: sjc on August 01, 2010, 09:29:31 PM
My prayers are with all of you.  Angela and Linda, you have so much on your plate.  Please, remember to take care of yourself as well.  You can't care for the others if you don't take care of yourself.  Eat well and rest when you can.  Linda, I pray for work to come your way.

Deb...you are always in my prayers.  I will pray for close quarters.  My husband commuted for 23 years...it's miserable.

Luv...prayers.  I am going through similar:  My dad was rushed in by rescue Friday with heart problems.  He already has 5 stents.  He is not coming home tomorrow like we thought.  They are running more tests.  Can't regulate his short winded-ness and weakened condition.  Will know more by Tue.  He is driving us crazy being in the hospital...as he can't sit still and is whining for his garden.  The garden is probably what landed him in the hospital.  He is nearing 84 and works like a bull in the yard.  He does the work of 10 and with a bad heart.  He was so bad Friday; he didn't argue with us when we dialed 911.

Andra:  I will pray for you especially hard.  I am going through the most difficult year of my 25 years of marriage.  My husband is putting me to the test in every way.  I will post about it soon.  But right now; I have to put it on the back burner to stay strong for my Dad who is now in the hospital.  I never thought I would be in this position and especially by him. (More to come)  I am praying for you and for your strength to endure.

Prayers and love to all.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Andra on August 02, 2010, 03:10:36 AM
Thank you sjc.  Prayers and healing energy sent to you and your family as well.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Margaret on August 02, 2010, 04:59:33 AM
Kindle Board Friends - Please know that I keep each of you and your needs in my prayers each day.  Each of us has some type of cross to carry - be it personal health, the health of a loved one, employment, trouble with a personal or family relationship.  Prayers do help when those crosses get too heavy to carry alone.  It is a real gift that we can be there for one another.  May God's blessings sustain us all!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on August 02, 2010, 05:46:21 AM
I pray for all of you daily. As Margaret so eloquently put it we all have our crosses to bear in life.

Kathy I am an LPN but I am 61, I think a young 61. LOL   I am not sure how marketable I am at this age. I have applied for 4 or 5 positions but no response yet. For all of you young people make wise financial choices now. I regret not doing that and finding myself in a position of having to work, not a good place to be! With the grandkids our grocery bill alone has more than doubled, not to mention clothing for them, school supplies. They have enriched our life's in so many ways and are a blessing but it is HARD WORK! So thankful to God we can provide them with a loving, safe, stable home. Please continue to pray for my daughter Krystal who has lost her way!

Thanks for your prayers!! Love you all, I am strengthened by you all everyday!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: geoffthomas on August 02, 2010, 08:42:25 AM
Andra - continued prayer for you.
SJC - we are always here for you - I will keep you in prayer, my friend.
Deb - I hope the new eye doc is working for you.
Linda - I echo your remarks to young folks.  I am now 66 and work full-time, mostly because I like to but also because after having run my own company for 10 years, I need to.  Not all small businesses are successful, or even profitable even if successful.  Keep trying, I always hear about the shortage of nurses, so there must be a position out there with your name on it.

Just sayin......
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on August 02, 2010, 09:32:48 AM
My prayers are with all of you.  Angela and Linda, you have so much on your plate.  Please, remember to take care of yourself as well.  You can't care for the others if you don't take care of yourself.  Eat well and rest when you can.

Thanks sjc. I have had once of those 24 hour stomach bugs and the first thing I thought was "I can't afford to be sick!" :) I do need to slow down a bit and take care of myself. I am down to one gkid at the house who will be here one more week. Had all 3 of them last week, ages 3, 7 & 13.

sjc, I will be praying for you, your dad and family. My mom is off 3 meds right now and seems to be feeling better and stronger.

Linda - praying that the Lord will lead you to the perfect job. I admire you for what you are doing for your gkids. After having my niece live with me last year I know how it can affect the budget and how hard it can be. Still praying for Krystal as well.


Deb - praying for your eye situation.

Andra - good to hear that things are better. Keep the faith and hang in there. God is faithful.

Praying for all of you daily. Thanks to each of you for doing the same. Love you guys!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: sjc on August 02, 2010, 09:37:21 AM
Thanks all. 
Keep in mind...we have become family through these boards and this thread especially.  I pop in and out and don't always post; BUT I always pray.  We all have been there for one another and will continue to be. 
All the best.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Kathy on August 02, 2010, 10:14:05 AM
I pray for all of you daily. As Margaret so eloquently put it we all have our crosses to bear in life.

Kathy I am an LPN but I am 61, I think a young 61. LOL   I am not sure how marketable I am at this age. I have applied for 4 or 5 positions but no response yet. For all of you young people make wise financial choices now. I regret not doing that and finding myself in a position of having to work, not a good place to be! With the grandkids our grocery bill alone has more than doubled, not to mention clothing for them, school supplies. They have enriched our life's in so many ways and are a blessing but it is HARD WORK! So thankful to God we can provide them with a loving, safe, stable home. Please continue to pray for my daughter Krystal who has lost her way!

Thanks for your prayers!! Love you all, I am strengthened by you all everyday!

Linda, go to www.pediatrix.com and look under job listings there. Believe me their is no age discrimination with our company. I will be 61 this month and have only worked for them for 3 1/2 years. We just hired a new trainer who is 60. We have locations all over the US, so their might be something in your area. Great company and great benefits.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on August 04, 2010, 08:27:59 AM
Thank you, everyone, for your continued prayers.  I do like the new eye doctor.  I have a flair, which I think is a like a small tear.  I am on very expensive eye drops for the next seven days, then back to the doc to have him recheck. 

Praying for each of you daily.  I'm trying to find a prayer journal app on my iPhone to help me keep track.

My friend Ron called me and he has to have surgery on August 13th for some very stubborn kidney stones.  He's been having problems for several years now.  He's about 70, would be my guess.

deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: geoffthomas on August 04, 2010, 08:31:18 AM
Deb will keep you and Ron in my prayers.
Seek the Lord's Will in all you do and you will be rewarded by His Love.

Take care of yourself, my friend.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on August 04, 2010, 08:56:16 AM
Just checking in for new prayer requests. Hoping all have a very blessed day!

"This is the day the Lord hath given, rejoice and be glad in it."
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on August 05, 2010, 09:26:30 AM
Since we all seem to be going through trials with family, health and life in general, I thought I would share a portion of scripture that has been a comfort to me on many occasions.

2 Corinthians 4:16-18 (New Century Version)

Living by Faith
 16 So we do not give up. Our physical body is becoming older and weaker, but our spirit inside us is made new every day.17 We have small troubles for a while now, but they are helping us gain an eternal glory that is much greater than the troubles.18 We set our eyes not on what we see but on what we cannot see. What we see will last only a short time, but what we cannot see will last forever.

I pray you all have a very blessed day.
Angela
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on August 05, 2010, 05:59:43 PM
http://vimeo.com/12348372

You have to watch this. 
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: sjc on August 05, 2010, 07:34:54 PM
http://vimeo.com/12348372

You have to watch this. 
deb
Isn't she absolutely incredible?  I also (even though she isn't one of my favorite people) like LeAnn Rimes Acapella version.  Better if you close your eyes and don't watch the actual video...,lol.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3mbigRjqNk
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on August 06, 2010, 06:10:41 AM
I had goose bumps on top of goose bumps when I watched the Rhema Mavanne video. 
My sister found this and sent it to me last night. 
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: DonnaFaz on August 07, 2010, 02:45:13 PM
Hi, everyone,

I'm not new to KBs, but I am very new to this thread. I would like to ask for prayer for my father, Lewis Montgomery. He was diagnosed with brain cancer back in Feb. He had surgery in March to remove one large tumor, and he had 15 radiation treatments in April/May to treat several others. His brain cancer metastisized from his lungs. My dad is an amazing man. He has battled cancer in his bladder, his lungs, his prostate, as well as skin cancer. He has a wonderful, positive attitude and is always smiling. We've been told that his brain cancer isn't curable and that his time is limited. I don't want my father to be in pain. It hurts me to think that he might suffer. And I worry that he is afraid. Please lift him up in prayer.

I also would like to ask for prayer for my son, Bill. He lost his job 6 months ago and he hasn't been able to find work.

I'll check back here daily so I can participate in praying for all those in need.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart,
~Donna~
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Kathy on August 07, 2010, 03:49:25 PM
Donna, I will be praying for your Dad and son. I lost my Mother to cancer and I know how hard it is. Spend as much time as you can with your Dad. You will ways remember those special moments.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on August 07, 2010, 03:55:37 PM
Donna, I have added your dad and son to my list.
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Luvmy5brats on August 07, 2010, 04:07:09 PM
Donna, I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. He will be in my thoughts. I will also keep your son in my thoughts.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Andra on August 07, 2010, 04:08:18 PM
Donna, I have added you, your dad and your son to my list.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: sjc on August 07, 2010, 08:00:02 PM
Donna, My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: DonnaFaz on August 08, 2010, 06:54:21 AM
Kathy, Deb, brat lover (<g>), Andra, and sjc, thank you. I am on my way to my father's house now. Kathy, I am saving up memories...storing them away like gold nuggets. I appreciate your thoughts and prayers. They give me comfort.

~Donna~
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Vet on August 08, 2010, 08:13:27 AM
Hello Everyone,
Angella, I'm so happy for your mom (cancer-free).

Heather, How's your mom feeling?

Andra, I've been married for 26 years and can relate to what you're going through. Sometimes, I find it very difficuult to talk to my husband and keep things inside. At least, you're commubicating.


Donna, my heart goes out to your dad. A positive attitude goes a long way.

I'm praying for all.

Love, Yvette
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: dzredhead on August 08, 2010, 09:28:00 PM
Well, I am new here, but I am already glad I found this board.
Here goes my prayer request:  I have a 29 y/o daughter that lives about 300 miles from me.  I have not seen her in over 6 years now.  This is by her choosing, not mine.  I am not able to call her.  The only method of communication I have is via a message on Facebook, where I am NOT her friend and never receive responses to emails....birthdays, Christmas...etc.
I have a 5 y/o and a 1 y/o grandson I have NEVER seen.  I was not invited to her wedding.
Was I a perfect mother? No!  At the time, I was not a Christian and I made many, many bad choices. I am a paramedic/nurse and unfortunately narcotic addiction in the medical profession is quite common!  I have been through rehab and was monitored by the State of Tennessee for more than 4 years.  As of April 15, 2010, I have been clean and sober for 14 years! Praise the Lord!!
I now work for the state monitoring program in which I participated!
On April 4, 1999, I accepted Jesus as my personal Lord and Savior!  I will NEVER be the same again!  My daughter also professes her salvation and I will believe her.  I have asked her forgiveness, to no avail.  This has literally been ripping my heart out!!  My heart hurts!  I know God WILL fix it.  I have to wait on His time! In the meantime, I need prayer!  Lots!  Maybe some of you have gone through something similar?  Any suggestions and advice would be greatly appreciated!  I thank everyone in advance for their prayers!
God Bless!

Robin
Memphis TN
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on August 09, 2010, 05:47:04 AM
Robin, Welcome to Kindleboards and welcome to the prayer thread. 
I will be adding your name to my list. 
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Margaret on August 09, 2010, 10:57:01 AM
Robin and Donna, I will be praying for both of you and for your families.  Take care!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: DonnaFaz on August 09, 2010, 11:12:55 AM
Donna, my heart goes out to your dad. A positive attitude goes a long way.

I'm praying for all.

Love, Yvette

Yvette, you're so right about the positive attitude. I thank you and Margaret for the prayers.

Robin, I don't have any advice to offer. And being a mother, I do understand how your heart must ache. But please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

~Donna~
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on August 09, 2010, 11:20:33 AM
Please pray for my ex-husband.  He is in the hospital and may need surgery for a blockage. I know my kids are going to be worried. I know my ex does not care for hospitals and he will be scared.
Thank you
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Andra on August 09, 2010, 01:46:02 PM
Welcome Robin - I have added your request to my list.
deb, praying for your ex as well.

Things are going better for us since I've been working on being happier.  We are at DH's mom's house in Brownsville this week and are having a good time.  I got a beautiful arrangement of purple iris today (my absolute favorite flower).  DH had to go to 3 different stores to find them.  I think we still have a way to go, but we are making progress.  Please continue to pray for us.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Kathy on August 09, 2010, 02:53:22 PM
Andrea, I'm glad things are going forward for you. I will keep you in my prayers.

Deb, I will pray for your ex. It is nice to see that you have a good relationship with him. Your children will always appreciate it.

Robin, I had hard times with my oldest daughter. It wasn't as hard as you are going through and not as long but my heart hurts for you. All I can offer is never give up. Make sure she knows that the door is always open and that you love her. One day she will forgive and will want to be part of your life. Just keep praying for it.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on August 09, 2010, 03:47:13 PM
Welcome Donna and Robin. I have added both of you and your families to my prayer list.

Andra, I am rejoicing with you and glad things are going so well. Prayers still going up!

Prayers still going up for the rest of you here. Love you guys!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on August 09, 2010, 05:16:58 PM
I realized today that I have not updated the OYB listing since last October and since this is the most active thread in the OYB Klub I thought I would post here to let you all know it has been updated. Reading back through the posts in the Prayer Requests and the Daily Bible Reading Threads to locate all the newbies since October 09 brought back lots of memories. I also got to see again how good God is and how faithful He is to us... how He continually brings us through trials and tribulations. Of course I have also been sitting here crying through a lot of it, both in sadness over the losses we have all suffered this past year and in praise over the many answered prayers. Just wanted to say once again how thankful I am to God that He has brought me to this place and that I have such wonderful and faithful brothers and sisters in the Lord here at KB. As my dad would have said... "who woulda thunk it" that a forum for an ebook reader would be such a loving and inspirational place to be!  :)
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on August 10, 2010, 05:42:02 AM
Robin as a mother going through a very difficult time with one of my daughter's my heart goes out to you. You are in my prayers!

Donna praying for you, your dad and your family.

Deb I am praying for your ex and that his health improves.

You all know my job is being cut, I am raising 2 of my grandchildren and I have to work. Please say a prayer for me, I've been praying that God would open a door. I had a message this morning from an office manager about a director of research position I applied for 3 weeks ago. I would be 12 miles closer to home, make more money and it would be a new challenge. Please pray with me that if this is God's will, it will work out in my favor and His name will be glorified.

Thank you!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on August 10, 2010, 07:06:26 AM
Praying for you Linda. Sounds like this could be another exciting chapter!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Andra on August 10, 2010, 07:07:57 AM
How exciting Linda!  This may be just the right opening for you.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: sjc on August 10, 2010, 09:28:11 AM
Robin:  You've come to the right place.  Our prayers are with you and your family. 
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Kathy on August 10, 2010, 09:43:43 AM
I so happy for you Linda. I will say a special prayer for you.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on August 10, 2010, 09:52:37 AM
Linda, I really really hope that works out for you. 

Update on ex: the blockage is in his small intestine.  He is having surgery sometime today. 
That's all we know at this point.
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Andra on August 10, 2010, 11:09:18 AM
deb, keep us posted please.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Vet on August 10, 2010, 12:00:37 PM
Hello Everyone,

Linda, I pray that things go well with the job hunt.

Deb, How's your eye? I will keep your ex in my prayers.

Robin, welcome and my prayers are with you!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Margaret on August 10, 2010, 12:04:36 PM
Deb, I am praying for your ex.  Linda, this new job sounds as though it would work for you.I'm praying that you get it.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: sjc on August 10, 2010, 03:24:20 PM
UPDATE: WHAT to Do?
A couple of weeks ago I commented on Andra's marital woes post and told her that I was in a similar boat and that I would post my own woes soon...
So....Here goes...

I have been with DH for 31 years (25 married); since I was 16.  I know no other.  I'm now 47.
I have two ill parents less than 2 miles down the road.  I live in an area where the taxes are among the highest in the nation.  My DH wants me to move 40 minutes away from where I am.  He wants to sell; kit and caboodle; to relocate to where the taxes are 1/3rd.

Dilemma:  I rushed dad a week ago Fri, to hospital.  Had I been in DH's wishful locale...I wouldn't have been able to meet the rescue and I am back and forth for the folks constantly.  PLUS I am NOT one for the highway...which new locale would involve highway.

DH...said more than once this past month:  This house is going one way or another ONE way or another; WITH or WITHOUT you.  Now to make matters worse:  Two of his family members have put their homes up and they sold in LESS than TWO weeks.  They have now relocated to the 40 minute away locale where DH wants to go.  DH has been sanding and painting and working on house upkeep "Getting the house ready to sell." He wants to sell our 2200 sq ft home and move into a small ranch; cash.  He is tired of bills, upkeep, maintenance.  We only owe less than 2 years on this house...is he nuts?  It's like going backwards.  We would have to pay almost as much for half the size of what we have.

I said to him, "you know my situation."  He said, "then buy me out...I told you; with you or without you."  Needless to say, I've been in tears and I am a basket case.  I was there every step of the way 5 years ago when his dad was on his deathbed (rest his soul)...I even changed diapers and feeding tubes along with bile bags.

Every time I try to talk about it:  he says, "you know where I stand, I made it loud and clear."  I told him that I will move; but not until after my parents are gone, as I want to be right down the street from them for as long as possible; please just bide your time and show a bit of patience. Again, he repeated...with or without you.

I need major:  PRAYERS, ADVICE, MIRACLES....        H-E-L-P!!!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Margaret on August 10, 2010, 05:24:23 PM
SJC - my heart goes out to you.  I will be praying for you and wish that I had some real advice to give to you.  All that I can advise is to do what feels right for you.  It seems to me that your DH is being unreasonable to force you into a move, when you clearly think that it is important for you to be avaiable for your parents.  Still if you have been married for 25 years, there is definitely something worth saving in your marriage.  I lnow that this really is not much help, but I will pray that you find a way through your dilemna.  Seding hugs your way.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: sjc on August 10, 2010, 05:28:46 PM
SJC - my heart goes out to you.  I will be praying for you and wish that I had some real advice to give to you.  All that I can advise is to do what feels right for you.  It seems to me that your DH is being unreasonable to force you into a move, when you clearly think that it is important for you to be available for your parents.  Still if you have been married for 25 years, there is definitely something worth saving in your marriage.  I know that this really is not much help, but I will pray that you find a way through your dilemma.  Sending hugs your way.
Thank you so much.  You don't know how much it means to me.  My boss keeps saying what's wrong?  You seem quiet.  I just can't bring myself to tell him (or anyone)...I've built my husband up to so many over the years; I feel ashamed to have them think anything less.  I have cried buckets over this.  Unreasonable isn't the word.  I almost take it as him using it as an excuse to possibly end our marriage.  I feel like a fish out of water.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Vet on August 10, 2010, 06:13:50 PM
sjc--My prayers are with you. My mom is 82. I'm not sure how I'd respond if my husband wanted me to move away from her. Do you think you could spend part of your time between both houses?
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: loonlover on August 10, 2010, 06:38:40 PM
SJC - my heart also goes out to you and I don't think I have the kind of experience to offer advice to you. We've lived away from our parents for 33 years so the context of our lives has been so different from those who live in the same area as family.

Is there a possibility of counseling, whether as a couple or for you as an individual?   

Do know that you are in my thoughts and prayers and I am here to support you whatever your decision. 
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: sjc on August 10, 2010, 07:00:22 PM
Thanks Loon.  I wish he would consider meeting me half way.  I told him I would sell but bide his time...nope!  Counseling is out...he's too proud and stubborn.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on August 10, 2010, 07:01:47 PM
sjc, I agree that he's using the house as an ultimatum for something else. 
My heart goes out to you.  Please think about yourself and what YOU need
for you!!!! 
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Andra on August 10, 2010, 07:15:02 PM
Oh sjc, I wish a could wave a magic wand and make things better for you.
I don't really have any advice, except to continue to pray and follow your heart.  If your employer offers any employee assistance (like counseling), you might consider going by yourself if your husband won't go.  It might be helpful for you to talk to someone who is outside of the situation.  But whatever you do, please take care of yourself.
I'm glad that you feel you can open up with us - I know that having friends to talk to makes things easier for me.
I am adding you and your husband to my prayer list.  Please continue to check in.  We're here for you.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on August 10, 2010, 07:24:34 PM
Oh, Andra is soooo right.  Counseling is wonderful. 

Updates: ex had surgery, but his SO hasn't passed on a whole lot of info to the kids yet. 

And my eye is doing much better.  Stay on drops for one more week and then we'll see if it comes back.  If not, then great.
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: sjc on August 10, 2010, 07:55:54 PM
sjc--My prayers are with you. My mom is 82. I'm not sure how I'd respond if my husband wanted me to move away from her. Do you think you could spend part of your time between both houses?
My Dad is 83 with 5 stents in his heart
My Mom is 75 and is surviving breast cancer and a multitude of other things.  She is on oxygen full time.
How much time does he think they have?

I offered the "two" house thing and he said NO WAY; he doesn't want to maintain two houses.  He wants to downsize and have little maintenance.

I just asked him about counseling...he said he doesn't have a problem...just one; me.  Nice.

Thanks everyone.  Andra suggested an outside source...you are it.  It took weeks for me to be able to post and it was Andra who gave me the courage.  If she could open up...so can I.  31 years!!! What do I do?  He just said, you don't like it leave.  I said NO.

Deb...I'm glad your eye is a bit better.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on August 10, 2010, 08:13:02 PM
sjc, I am lifting you in prayer as I type. My heart is breaking for you. I know how important it is for you to be near your parents. I thank God I am able to be here for mine and thankful my hubby is doing all he can to make it possible. I wouldn't have been able to handle Daddy's passing and my mom's health issues from 4 hours away. I don't have any great words of wisdom or advise to offer other than keep your eyes on the Lord. I will be praying for your husband to have a change of heart or for the house not to sell. Stay strong and trust God to get you through this storm. We are all here for you. I love you and want what is best for you.

Deb - great news about your eye!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: sjc on August 10, 2010, 08:21:27 PM
Thanks Angela.  I love you too.  We really are family.  The worst is:  I know that if he puts this house up it will sell quickly.  Two of his relatives sold theirs in LESS than two weeks.  One sold in only 5 days!!  I love my house and my parents.  It's not like he wants to advance; he wants to go backwards...he wants what I would consider a starter home.  I raised my children in this home; I love everything about it and the fact that it is 2 miles from practically everything.  Where he wants to go is so remote.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: mlewis78 on August 10, 2010, 09:55:15 PM
SJC, you are in my prayers too. 

In my opinion (and I don't have full backstory or know how long your husband has been wanting to move), he's very rigid and unfair.  All this because of taxes?  Sounds like you live in a nice area.  Taxes are higher up here, but I don't own (I pay high income taxes).

I thought that moves were made based on the agreement between the husband and wife.  But what do I know?  I hope that you can find some resolution.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: sjc on August 10, 2010, 10:13:44 PM
SJC, you are in my prayers too.  

In my opinion (and I don't have full backstory or know how long your husband has been wanting to move), he's very rigid and unfair.  All this because of taxes?  Sounds like you live in a nice area.  Taxes are higher up here, but I don't own (I pay high income taxes).

I thought that moves were made based on the agreement between the husband and wife.  But what do I know?  I hope that you can find some resolution.
We do live in a VERY nice area.  BUT more importantly; I raised my babies in this house, planted trees from seedlings, laughed, cried and worked for this house.  Sell it to end up in a dump because he is tired of high bills and upkeep?

Like as if the crap place he wants to move to isn't going to have upkeep, a lawn, gas, electric etc...duh?  I want to scream.  I think it is mid life crisis.  He lost his dad 5 years ago and he shut up like a clam a little at a time.  Refuses counseling of any kind, whether it be marital, grief counseling, etc...
I just feel so hurt, cheated and mostly...mistreated. Mainly because
Quote
I thought that moves were made based on the agreement between the husband and wife.
he has been sneaking having his brother put him wise to every house that goes up for sale in that area.  

Oh well.  I think I should give the floor to someone else for now; I believe there others with Prayer Requests and that I'm being a thread HOG.  Thank you all so much for your input, support, PRAYERS.  Please continue to pray for the others on this thread who need it more than I.

Lastly:  You can PM me with advice (ESPECIALLY if you are a divorce attorney; I have questions...LOL.)  No JOKING MATTER...I really don't want this to end in divorce...but it looks as though he is purposely pushing for it to head in that direction.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on August 11, 2010, 05:22:07 AM
Oh well.  I think I should give the floor to someone else for now; I believe there others with Prayer Requests and that I'm being a thread HOG.  Thank you all so much for your input, support, PRAYERS.  Please continue to pray for the others on this thread who need it more than I.

Lastly:  You can PM me with advice (ESPECIALLY if you are a divorce attorney; I have questions...LOL.)  No JOKING MATTER...I really don't want this to end in divorce...but it looks as though he is purposely pushing for it to head in that direction.

Oh sjc, please don't ever think you are hogging this thread. You are hurting and scared and that is what this thread is for. It lets us all know how we should be praying. I do hope and pray that it doesn't come to divorce, too, but you do need to know what your rights are. In Texas there is no way Larry (or I) could sell our house without the other's consent. I am hugging you in my heart {{{{ sjc }}}}}.


Please pray for travel mercies today as my mom and I are taking the grandson half way to Midland to meet up with his parents. Thomas has been with me fo 35 days and he is still not ready to go home!!  :)  We have a 4 hour drive west to meet for lunch and a 4 hour drive back. I am excited that my mom is going with me. This will be her longest outing away from home since Daddy died. I will be praying for you all today and will check in later.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Kathy on August 11, 2010, 05:33:11 AM
I hope you husband realizes how much he is hurting you. Hopefully, he will talk to you soon. Men are funny creatures. I will be thinking about you and have added you to my prayers.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on August 11, 2010, 06:27:39 AM
Deb glad your eye is better.

My heart goes out to you sjc. I prayed for all of you on my way to work as I do everyday. Forgive me for saying this but I think your husband is being selfish and inconsiderate of your feelings. I am praying for both of you. May you find some peace and guidance from prayer. We are all here for support. I have posted here often in times of trials.

I think of Dona everytime I come here.  :)

I have an interview today at 1, need prayers please. I am praying God's will be done and this will be a good fit for me.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: sjc on August 11, 2010, 07:11:03 AM
Linda:  Prayers...and my fingers and toes are crossed.  Go get 'em tiger!!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Vet on August 11, 2010, 07:57:09 AM
Hi Everyone,

Linda, praying that your interview goes well.

Deb, I'm glad your eye is doing better!

Angela, be safe!

sjc, I'm thinking about you and praying for you. Get legal advice. Something doesn't sound quite right. When I mentioned both houses, I meant between mom's and the new house.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Andra on August 11, 2010, 09:36:33 AM
sjc, I'm so glad that you were able to post because I opened up about my problem.  I know it took a lot of courage to do that.
You are right to find out what can and can't be done by one spouse on his/her own in your state.  Like Angela says, here in Texas, that decision has to be made by both people.  Both of our names are on the house, the travel trailer and the cars.  I think talking to an attorney is a good idea so you know your rights.
Don't worry about hogging the thread either - you are having a crisis NOW - that's what we are here for.  Next week it may be someone else.
Would it work if you stayed with your folks part of the time and the new house part of the time?  I have found that when DH does make up his mind on something, it's easier to go along with it, even if I don't agree.  Of course, he hasn't tried to see our house, but he can be pretty pig-headed at times (in case anyone thinks I am bad-mouthing him - I am just as pig-headed - he's an only child and I am the oldest, so we do disagree sometimes).  If I go along with his plans, he's more likely to go along with my plan the next time I really want to do something.

Linda - I hope that your interview goes extremely well.

Angela - safe travels.

deb - glad your ex made it through the surgery - very glad that your eye is better.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on August 11, 2010, 09:40:45 AM
Surgeon called.  They want me to have a biopsy on the other breast.
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Andra on August 11, 2010, 09:52:52 AM
deb, praying for good results from your biopsy.  Hopefully this is just a precaution.  My mom's doctors still keep a pretty close eye on her and her breast cancer was over 6 years ago.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: sjc on August 11, 2010, 09:56:56 AM
Surgeon called.  They want me to have a biopsy on the other breast.
deb
Deb...all the best.  Been there done that.  I've had multiple biopsies (and lumpectomies).  You are in my thoughts always; and most definitely my prayers.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Margaret on August 11, 2010, 10:14:18 AM
Linda- I am praying that you ace your interview.
Deb- Continued prayers for your health.
SJC - I am praying that you are guided to the best possible solution to your situation.
Angela - Safe travels and enjoy the time with your Mom.

Everyone - Thank you for providing such a nurturing and caring group.  In so many ways you give the Lord a voice on earth.  God bless!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on August 11, 2010, 10:25:00 AM
Thank you, everyone. 
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: sjc on August 11, 2010, 11:20:05 AM
TO: All of my Kindleboards Friends. 
In light of my current situation (see above posts) when referencing me; I would greatly appreciate you using sjc instead of my first name just as a precautionary measure.  I'd like to keep some sense of anonymity.  THANK YOU so much.  You all have been so helpful.  It feels great just to unburden myself; as I have been carrying this cross for a few months...and it has progressively gotten heavier to bear.

Thank you all so much for your continued prayers, friendship and support.  Even though I am going through this; I am still praying for the rest of you and your families.

Linda and Deb...be sure to let us know how you make out.

Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on August 11, 2010, 11:21:50 AM
I'm anxious to hear from Linda about how the interview went.
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: sjc on August 11, 2010, 11:37:58 AM
I'm anxious to hear from Linda about how the interview went.
deb
I SO want her to land that job. 
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on August 11, 2010, 03:38:37 PM
Quickly checking in before heading back out the door for church. Had a wonderful trip and my mom said that she had a good time. We spent most of the trip back talking about her parents and my dad. It was good to walk down memory lane with her. Thanks for the prayers.

Lifting you in prayer, deb.

Love you sjc (and of course the rest of you, too)!

I will check back in later to see what happened with Linda's interview!!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: sjc on August 11, 2010, 07:03:35 PM
Angela:
Quote
It was good to walk down memory lane with her.
That truly put a smile on my face.  Wonderful to now cherish such events.  I'm glad you had that time together. 
"No day is over if it makes a memory" That was the quote under my picture in my High School Yearbook...many moons ago.

LINDA:  We are waiting to hear from you.  We hope that it went well; and if it didn't...they don't deserve you; and some other lucky employ will soon scoop you up. Kudos.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Armadon on August 12, 2010, 10:58:17 AM
This is such a wonderful thread. Thank you for providing this resource.

My wife and I are about to invest a considerable amount of money putting our books in Borders. We have prayed over it, and believe it is the direction we are supposed to go in, but being human, we worry about our own wisdom getting in the way. We ask you to pray the Lord gives us His wisdom as we more forward. God bless you all for your labor here.



Grace and Peace,
John Michael Hileman
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Vet on August 12, 2010, 12:31:21 PM
Hi Everyone,

Armadon, I pray for your direction. All the best.

Linda, how did it go?

Deb, my prayers are with you.

Angela, I'm glad you're back safely and that your trip was made great memories!

sjc, thinking about you and praying.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on August 12, 2010, 07:01:31 PM
Angela, I'm glad you're back safely and that your trip was made great memories!

Thanks, Vet!

Welcome to the thread Armadon. I will be adding you and your family to my prayer list.

Has anyone heard from Linda??

Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on August 13, 2010, 05:59:35 AM
Sorry I am late posting guys, yesterday was the first day of school for my grands and there was a bad wreck on I-65. My 40 minute commute to work took 2 hour and 20 minutes! How long has it been since I had a child in school....oh yeah 27 years!!!

Interview: Went well but did not feel like a good fit for me. I came out with the blues and no peace. If push came to shove I would have to take it. I am not manager material, don't want to have to manage women that don't get along, my hours would be 8 to 5 and I would have to travel some to out of state meetings. None of this works well for me now that I have Dillan and Lexy. Now this is where it gets good...

I arrive at work yesterday to find out I get to stay here!!! Praise God!! I will continue to work on a 5 year study I have and see my patients but I will be working in billing also. NO CUT in salary and keep my GREAT benefit package. God is so good!! I felt as if the weight of the world had been lifted off my shoulders. Went to the bathroom here, got on my knees and thanked my Father.

Thanks to all my dear friends here, my prayer warriors that love me enough to intercede on my behalf! I love you all!

Am I the only one that has trouble not stressing over circumstances? I know God tells us not to worry or be anxious about anything but to trust Him. Am I lacking in faith or is it human nature? I had almost made myself physically sick between worrying about my job and the court date for custody of the kids. One more praise report: Dillan and Lexy loved school.

Wishing you all a blessed weekend. We will be celebrating Lexy's 10th birthday.  :)

My next prayer request is that my court date on 08/31/10 goes well for custody of kids.


Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Andra on August 13, 2010, 06:02:59 AM
Linda, that's wonderful news!
I think it shows that God is looking out for you, even if the answer was somewhat unexpected.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: geoffthomas on August 13, 2010, 08:58:22 AM
Linda - praise the Lord.
I am happy for you beyond my ability to say.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Margaret on August 13, 2010, 09:29:17 AM
Linda, I am so happy for you!  God is always looking out for us, but sometimes it is difficult not to stress out when things don't seem to be going our way.  Some one once told me that our lives are like a woven tapestry or piece of embroidery.  The topside is beautiful, but we are looking at the underside with all the knots and loose threads.  Sometimes it is hard to keep in mind that the pattern is the way it should be because we can't see it.  That image gives me something to hold onto when life does not seem to be going my way.  I am glad that things are woking out for you and your grandchildren.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on August 13, 2010, 09:57:59 AM
Linda, I am so happy for you!  God is always looking out for us, but sometimes it is difficult not to stress out when things don't seem to be going our way.  Some one once told me that our lives are like a woven tapestry or piece of embroidery.  The topside is beautiful, but we are looking at the underside with all the knots and loose threads.  Sometimes it is hard to keep in mind that the pattern is the way it should be because we can't see it.  That image gives me something to hold onto when life does not seem to be going my way.  I am glad that things are woking out for you and your grandchildren.

Beautiful Margaret, I will have to remember about our live and the woven tapestry.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Kathy on August 13, 2010, 10:14:38 AM
I am so happy for you Linda. I'm so glad it worked out. Keep smiling, you deserve it. :)
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Vet on August 13, 2010, 11:01:34 AM
Wow Linda! That news was worth waiting for!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Andra on August 13, 2010, 01:17:47 PM
Margaret, I love the tapestry description. I think that image is something I can keep in mind when I think things are out of control.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Margaret on August 13, 2010, 07:05:39 PM
Margaret, I love the tapestry description. I think that image is something I can keep in mind when I think things are out of control.
Andra, I am glad that you liked it.  I heard it in a sermon quite a few years ago and it has stuck with me.

I would like to ask for prayers for my youngest daughter, who has a job interview on Monday.  She graduated from college this past May, has sent out many copies of her resume, and this is her first interview.  I think she is a good worker, but her only experience has been part time summer work, so she does not have much work experience.  This is an entry level job in her field (marketing,) and it would be great if she got it.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on August 13, 2010, 07:36:41 PM
Margaret, your analogy is wonderful. Thank you for sharing.
Linda, wonderful news.
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Vet on August 15, 2010, 07:11:24 AM
Hi Everyone,

Margaret, I pray that your daughter's interview goes well!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: sjc on August 15, 2010, 03:35:27 PM
First of all:  I've caught up on the posts since my last visit and I am continually praying for all of you.  I think about this thread and of you constantly.

Secondly:  Welcome newcomers.  I'm glad you found us.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Andra on August 15, 2010, 05:34:47 PM
Margaret, praying for your daughter's interview tomorrow.

sjc, still thinking and praying about your situation.

We go for our third counseling session tomorrow.  Sometimes I think we have made real progress and sometimes I think we are just spinning our wheels.  I never realized how hard it was to really LISTEN and just keep my mouth shut - I'm getting lots of practice now.  We are learning how to communicate better - yeah!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Cobbie on August 15, 2010, 06:47:13 PM
I never realized how hard it was to really LISTEN and just keep my mouth shut - I'm getting lots of practice now. 

My husband is a real slow talker and I'm not. Physically biting my tongue helps me not to interrupt.  :)
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: sjc on August 16, 2010, 12:17:16 AM
Margaret, praying for your daughter's interview tomorrow.

sjc, still thinking and praying about your situation.

We go for our third counseling session tomorrow.  Sometimes I think we have made real progress and sometimes I think we are just spinning our wheels.  I never realized how hard it was to really LISTEN and just keep my mouth shut - I'm getting lots of practice now.  We are learning how to communicate better - yeah!
I hear you about keeping quiet.  It is so hard.  AT LEAST yours will go for counseling...mine absolutely refuses!!  I found out so much stuff this weekend...I'm still trying to process it all.  Let's just say that he slept over his mother's last night and tonight; I went to hug him bye and tell him we will get through this...and he said, Don't you touch me...I don't even want to be in the same room with you; you make my blood boil.  There is so much more...but I will PM you when I get my thoughts together.  So sad.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Margaret on August 16, 2010, 03:44:22 AM
SJC - My heart goes out to you.  My prayers are that you find comfort and strength during this difficult time.  Hang in there and God bless.

Andra - Be gentle with yourself during this difficult patch in your marriage.  Try to focus on the steps forward rather than the backward ones.  You can only do your best and I guess the same goes for your husband.

Hugs to you both!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Margaret on August 16, 2010, 04:18:44 AM
I have an update on Justin, the nine month old who had a malignant tumor on his liver.  I had requested prayers for him back around January or February.  He has gone through all of his rounds of chemo, had surgery to remove the tumor, and is doing wonderfully.  I saw his grandmom at school on Friday, and she said the family is thrilled with how he is coming along.  He is walking, putting on weight, and acting like a normal little boy.  He has surgery scheduled so that his port can be removed in early September.  The doctors are fairly sure that he will have a normal life from now on.   His family wants to thank all that prayed for him.  They truly believe that prayer helped Justin and them make it through the past few months.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: geoffthomas on August 16, 2010, 11:47:09 AM
SJC - I will pray for you and your situation.
It brings me to tears to hear of grief like this.
God wants us to "love one another".

I do thank God every day for my dear wife and that we have made it this far together.
Please know that we grieve for you.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Kathy on August 16, 2010, 02:48:05 PM
Thinking of you SJC and Andrea. Hang in there, we are all praying for you. So glad to hear good news Margaret.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on August 16, 2010, 05:33:49 PM
Linda, I am so excited to hear your news!!! Praise the Lord \o/  ;D

Andra and sjc - I am still lifting you both up in prayer with what you are going through. We just celebrated our 33rd anniversary this weekend and I am so thankful the Lord has brought us this far. There was a time that I really thought we weren't going to make it but with God's help and a lot of prayer we got past a very rough patch. Don't lose heart, keep your eyes on the Lord, He will be there for you.

Update on my mom: I took Mom in for a follow up appt today and she is doing much better. The top number on her blood pressure is still too high and she will be trying a mild diuretic to see if this will help lower that number instead of changing up any more meds. She will go back for more lab work on September 8 (regular appt) to see if this helps. Everything else is looking very good. Thanks for the prayers!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Rita on August 16, 2010, 06:08:43 PM
Linda, I am so happy for you!  God is always looking out for us, but sometimes it is difficult not to stress out when things don't seem to be going our way.  Some one once told me that our lives are like a woven tapestry or piece of embroidery.  The topside is beautiful, but we are looking at the underside with all the knots and loose threads.  Sometimes it is hard to keep in mind that the pattern is the way it should be because we can't see it.  That image gives me something to hold onto when life does not seem to be going my way.  I am glad that things are woking out for you and your grandchildren.

That is a beautiful analogy Margaret. Thank you for sharing it.

I didn't realize this thread was here, but am glad to have found it. It's a great thing to see that people still care about those they know and have never met. God Bless you All.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on August 16, 2010, 07:10:31 PM
Welcome Rita!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on August 16, 2010, 07:26:03 PM
Update on ex: it seems part of his appendix ruptured a while back and attached to his intestines, and strangled it. 
He had surgery to remove the entire appendix and about 12 inches of his small intestine.  Kids say he's doing okay.

Youngest grandson: has been running fevers every couple of weeks for no obvious reason for at least six weeks that son and DIL have been documenting.  They took blood today and now it's just waiting on the results. 

Youngest son: Was stung by a wasp yesterday while we were hiking.  When I left Asheville this morning his hand was still swollen pretty bad.  We had doctored it yesterday and the swelling had went down, but went back up overnight.  I have not heard anything more about it since arriving home an hour or so ago. 
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on August 16, 2010, 09:08:45 PM
Keeping you and the family in my prayers, deb.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on August 17, 2010, 05:51:33 AM
Welcome Rita!  :)

Andra and SJC I am praying for each of you, your spouses and your marriages.

Margaret I hope your daughter's interview went well.

Deb praying for your family.

Angela so happy to read that your Mom is doing better.

Wishing all of my dear friends here a blessed day!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: DonnaFaz on August 17, 2010, 12:33:35 PM
deb, keep us posted please.

Deb, I will pray for your ex and keep reading as I'm sure you've updated since asking for prayer.

Linda, I will pray for God's will in your job situation. I think the new job (closer, more $$$) sounds perfect...but He knows what's best.

I'm going to continue reading the thread for updates. Everyone, thank you so much for the prayers for me and mine.

~Donna~
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: sjc on August 17, 2010, 12:55:56 PM
SJC - I will pray for you and your situation.
It brings me to tears to hear of grief like this.
God wants us to "love one another".

I do thank God every day for my dear wife and that we have made it this far together.
Please know that we grieve for you.

THANKS Geoff; 31 years is a long time.  I hope we can work this out.  Sounds like Mid life crisis to me, but what can I say...he's not making much effort.  I can only hope and PRAY that he comes to his senses.  The grass isn't always greener on the other side.

MARGARET:  great news!!
DEB:  XOXOX...
RITA:  If only you had know our friend Dona (Anju) She was a treasure.  Glad to have you with us.  It is possible to love people you have never met.  Our love for books has given us so much more!!
KATHY:  Thanks.  All of you do provide me with some comfort and STRENGTH.
LINDA:  You go girl...you are one of the strongest people; I admire you.
ANDRA:  XOXOX...We will survive!!

I will say:  It is so hard for me (sjc please) to concentrate at work!!  But we do what we have to.

Love and prayers to all.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Margaret on August 17, 2010, 02:20:10 PM


I will say:  It is so hard for me (sjc please) to concentrate at work!!  But we do what we have to.

SJC - Give yourself credit.  You are GOING to work, and doing your best.  You deserve hugs for that.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on August 17, 2010, 02:40:57 PM
Update on youngest son: He went to the doctor today.  They gave him an antibiotic for him to start tomorrow if it continues to swell or gets red and hot.  I talked to him about an hour ago.  He sounded much better. 

I have been updating my prayer list, and thinking of all of you.
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Luvmy5brats on August 17, 2010, 02:46:22 PM
Mom's in the hospital again. They think she's had another heart attack and they're running tests on her.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Kathy on August 17, 2010, 02:49:39 PM
Mom's in the hospital again. They think she's had another heart attack and they're running tests on her.

I'm so sorry. I'll say a special prayer for her tonight.

Deb, I hope he gets better soon.

SJC, I'm thinking of you. Stay strong.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Luvmy5brats on August 17, 2010, 02:50:56 PM
SJC, (((big hugs))) I'm thinking of you.

Actually, I'm thinking of all of you and you're in my thoughts.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: sjc on August 17, 2010, 04:43:12 PM
Update on youngest son: He went to the doctor today.  They gave him an antibiotic for him to start tomorrow if it continues to swell or gets red and hot.  I talked to him about an hour ago.  He sounded much better. 

I have been updating my prayer list, and thinking of all of you.
deb
THANK GOD!!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Luvmy5brats on August 17, 2010, 05:15:09 PM
Mom update: Not a heart attack, not a blood clot. It appears she has some congestion in her lungs and some enlargement around her heart and she's had 2 small strokes. Part of the problem is her not taking some of the meds she needed to be taking (That's a whole 'nother story). She'll be ok, just needs to stay in the hospital for a day or two.

Thanks for all your thoughts and prayers.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on August 18, 2010, 05:18:18 AM
Continuing to pray for all of you.

Heather I had posted on FB about your Mom, very thankful she will be OK!

Gratitude makes us happy not our circumstances!

Love to you all
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Kathy on August 18, 2010, 05:21:00 AM
LUV:
UPDATE:  DH will be 4th night at his Mom's.  He actually compared his texting and talking to another woman behind my back; as the same thing as me being on these boards!!!  Can you believe it?  Talk about trying to grasp at straws to justify poor behavior!!

I can't believe it at all. I'll keep you in my prayers.

Heather, I'm glad your mom is doing better. I'll be praying for her.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Andra on August 18, 2010, 05:46:55 AM
deb, glad to hear that your son is doing better.
Heather, very relieved to know that your Mom is OK.
sjc, hang in there friend.  Sometimes people do weird things when they are stressed, depressed or whatever - continuing to pray that your DH will have the strength to talk to you about what's going on in his life.

Our Monday appointment was tough - and the evening following was unbelievable.  I think we were up talking until about 12:30.  Yesterday was much better.  I think we are really starting to improve our communication skills - still backsliding, but improving.

Margaret, any word on the daughter's job interview?

I am so thankful for all of you - it's nice to know that I have such good friends.

Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: sjc on August 18, 2010, 06:39:08 AM
deb, glad to hear that your son is doing better.
Heather, very relieved to know that your Mom is OK.
sjc, hang in there friend.  Sometimes people do weird things when they are stressed, depressed or whatever - continuing to pray that your DH will have the strength to talk to you about what's going on in his life.

Our Monday appointment was tough - and the evening following was unbelievable.  I think we were up talking until about 12:30.  Yesterday was much better.  I think we are really starting to improve our communication skills - still backsliding, but improving.

Margaret, any word on the daughter's job interview?

I am so thankful for all of you - it's nice to know that I have such good friends.


Prayers, Prayers, and love to all.
Deb I'm hoping your son's hand is even more improved since yesterday.
Andra:  So glad you are at least getting him to communicate.  I have never been able to.  In 25 years of marriage; DH has never talked or vented...he does the worst; holds everything in.  Then harbors resentment. 
Margaret
Angela (there is a reason the word ANGEL is a part of your name)...You are just as loving as Dona was.
Andra
Deb
Linda
Heather
Rita
ALL of you and then some; are in my prayers.  Thank you for your support and the PM's...sjc.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on August 18, 2010, 06:46:31 AM
I got a call the other night from a friend of Dona's.  She is a member here, but has not been online for a really long time.  Right after Dona's surgery she went missing.  It was when she had to go back into the hospital the first time.  I emailed this woman wondering if she might have any information on Dona.  She called me the other night to make sure I knew about Dona's death.  I told her how much we all missed Dona.  She told me a few stories about Dona and how much they all loved her.  After Dona's death, she lost two other close friends.  In the conversation she also shared that her husband has a brain tumor and has been going through a hard time.  Her name is Linda.  I hope she doesn't mind if I share it here.
deb   
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on August 18, 2010, 10:37:21 AM
Thanks Deb, I never check this thread without thinking of Dona. She was so dear and PM'd me often to encourage and just to let me know she cared and was praying. Amazes me that you can love someone you've never met and they can have such a lasting impression on you.

I will be praying for Linda's husband.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on August 18, 2010, 11:57:54 AM
Mom update: Not a heart attack, not a blood clot. It appears she has some congestion in her lungs and some enlargement around her heart and she's had 2 small strokes. Part of the problem is her not taking some of the meds she needed to be taking (That's a whole 'nother story). She'll be ok, just needs to stay in the hospital for a day or two.

Thanks for all your thoughts and prayers.

still praying for you both, Luv!

Thanks for the compliment, sjc. Not a day goes by that I don't think about Dona or remember something she said to me!

deb, I will be adding Linda and her husband to my prayer list.

Lifting you all in prayer even if I don't list you by name here! Gotta run, it is Jackson's last day with Grandma and he wants me to play Wii with him!!  :D
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: sjc on August 18, 2010, 01:37:27 PM
I got a call the other night from a friend of Dona's.  She is a member here, but has not been online for a really long time.  Right after Dona's surgery she went missing.  It was when she had to go back into the hospital the first time.  I emailed this woman wondering if she might have any information on Dona.  She called me the other night to make sure I knew about Dona's death.  I told her how much we all missed Dona.  She told me a few stories about Dona and how much they all loved her.  After Dona's death, she lost two other close friends.  In the conversation she also shared that her husband has a brain tumor and has been going through a hard time.  Her name is Linda.  I hope she doesn't mind if I share it here.
deb   
Prayers and Sympathy go out to her.  I think of Dona EVERY DAY.  I find myself thinking what would "Anju" say or do?  I can almost picture what each of her posts would say.

Prayers to all:
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Vet on August 18, 2010, 02:55:39 PM
Hello Everyone,

Mom update: Not a heart attack, not a blood clot. It appears she has some congestion in her lungs and some enlargement around her heart and she's had 2 small strokes. Part of the problem is her not taking some of the meds she needed to be taking (That's a whole 'nother story). She'll be ok, just needs to stay in the hospital for a day or two.

Thanks for all your thoughts and prayers.

I'm so glad!

Deb, I'm glad your son's hand is getting better.

I'm praying and thinking about you all
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Margaret on August 20, 2010, 05:04:59 AM
I just wanted to check in and let you all know that you are in my prayers and also in my heart.  My daughter thinks that her interview went well.  She spoke with three people, took a test, and they asked for references.  They said that they would let her know early next week.  She sent thank you notes, and is waiting to hear.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Leslie on August 20, 2010, 05:21:33 AM
Hi everyone,

I don't post here much, but I do read the thread. Anyway, last night, my 83 year old mom tripped and fell over a rock and broke her hip. She was visiting a friend in NH (she lives about 20 minutes away from me here in Maine). She is in the hospital in NH. My goal is to get her back here to Maine for surgery and rehab. Plus I have to rescue her cat from the place where she was staying.

So, please think of me and say prayers for my mom. 34 years ago, the exact same thing happened to my grandmother (she was visiting a friend in Vermont and fell and broke her hip) (Thinking about it, it was probably almost the exact same date). That was the beginning of the long, slow decline that ended my grandma's life. I know surgery for hips is better nowadays, plus they are much more knowledgeable about anesthesia for elders (I think that was a big part of the problem with my grandma--they fried her brain). Still, it is very worrisome with a not pleasant deja-vu feeling of here we go again so please think of all of us right now. We need it.

My mom's name is Virginia, btw.

Thanks, everyone. Big hugs to you all,

Leslie
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Kathy on August 20, 2010, 05:24:07 AM
Will be thinking of you Leslie. I will pray for a speady recovery.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on August 20, 2010, 05:28:00 AM
Leslie, adding you and your mom to my list. 
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Margaret on August 20, 2010, 05:35:57 AM
Leslie - I will be praying for your Mom's recovery and also for you.   Hugs to you both!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on August 20, 2010, 06:23:09 AM
Keeping you and your Mom in my prayers Leslie! Praying she will have a speedy recovery and rehab.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: loonlover on August 20, 2010, 06:45:58 AM
Leslie, good thoughts and prayers your way.  It is amazing how much rehab and therapy can do these days.  My mother suffered a broken hip at age 87.  While there were many changes to her life, it is amazing how much she came back from the surgery and the things she still can do at age 90.  I think she goes more than II or I do with good friends to transport her.

Hope things go smoothly in getting your mom and her cat taken care of.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on August 20, 2010, 09:17:01 AM
Margaret - great news on your daughter, I will be keeping her and the job on my prayer list.

Leslie - Lifting your mom in prayer as she faces surgery and rehab. Praying for a speedy and complete recovery. Also praying for you and your peace of mind.

Praying for all of you here. Have a wonderful and blessed day. I am preparing for the last round of Grandma duty for the summer. Kate is coming up from Houston with Larry this evening. This will be her first time to stay with me without her brother here. This could be interesting!  ;)
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on August 20, 2010, 10:54:47 AM
Enjoy your granddaughter Angela.  :)

I just found out my home visit for custody of my grandkids will be Monday, please say a prayer for us. Please continue to pray for my daughter as she seems to continue her downward spiral of destruction. I grieve for her at times so much it is almost unbearable! I had a day of crying spells Wednesday. Never thought I would be walking in these shoes but God is good and I place my complete faith and trust in Him. He loves my daughter more than I do!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Vet on August 20, 2010, 12:50:42 PM
Hi Everyone,

Linda, all the best on Monday!

Leslie, you and Virginia are in my prayers.

Angela, have fun!

Margaret, I think your daughter will do well!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on August 20, 2010, 01:01:51 PM
Linda, I'm so sorry your daughter is going through such a hard time. 
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on August 20, 2010, 01:41:07 PM
Enjoy your granddaughter Angela.  :)

I just found out my home visit for custody of my grandkids will be Monday, please say a prayer for us. Please continue to pray for my daughter as she seems to continue her downward spiral of destruction. I grieve for her at times so much it is almost unbearable! I had a day of crying spells Wednesday. Never thought I would be walking in these shoes but God is good and I place my complete faith and trust in Him. He loves my daughter more than I do!

Lifting you in prayer, Linda and Kris too.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Andra on August 20, 2010, 04:01:38 PM
Leslie, continuing to pray for you and your mom.
Linda, I am sure that your home visit will go well.  Praying for your whole family, especially your daughter.  Please make sure that you reserve a little time for yourself each day so you have some reserves to deal with the stress and anxiety that crop up from time to time.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Leslie on August 20, 2010, 04:31:57 PM
Thanks, everyone, for your kinds words. If you can continue to pray...for a speedy recovery but also to help my mom come to her senses. Ever since my father died, she's had this adversarial relationship with me--anything I suggest she acts like I am suggesting for an ulterior motive. In recent months, she's been on this kick of "I don't have any friends here in Maine and my family ignores me. I am going to move back to NH." The family--my husband and I who are local--(my sister lives in Massachusetts, about 170 miles away)--we call her daily, see her 3-4x/wk, bring her food, etc.--we're the family who ignores her. She wants to move back to NH to be near all her "millions" of friends. Anyway, my husband and I arrived at the hospital today, suggesting that she come back to Maine (since she lives here) and she was loaded for bear. The worst part was, she laid into me in front of the social worker, accusing me of being selfish and only wanting her back in Maine "for my convenience." Yes...that's partly true. It's easier to advocate for someone when they are local vs. 100 miles away.

Anyway, I had the head nurse and social worker jumping down my throat (I was ready to punch both of them in the nose). My mother changed it so the primary contact person is my sister. When we left, she told me not to bother visiting, "just call on the phone." I cannot believe that she can be so hurtful.

My sister is going over there tomorrow and spending the night. Hopefully she'll be able to sort something out. It's all horrible.

The good news is, the surgery seemed to go okay.

L
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Kathy on August 20, 2010, 05:36:17 PM
Leslie, that has to be hard. I know that when my Mother's oldest sister was in her 80's she kept thinking everyone was stealing from her. She would put things away and not remember where so she thought that someone had taken it. My mother was the only one that did for her and she was so hurt. It seems that the mind plays tricks with them. I'll continue to pray for her speedy recovery and for your heartache. KNow that we are thinking of you.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Suzanne on August 20, 2010, 06:10:29 PM
Leslie, my father-in-law broke his hip when he was 83. He will be turning 91 in October, the Lord willing. So keep a positive thought. They have really made great strides with treating the elderly. I will keep you & your mom in my prayers. Suzi
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Luvmy5brats on August 20, 2010, 06:25:14 PM
Leslie, I'm so sorry you're going through this with your mom. I'm sending big (((hugs))) your way.

Linda, I hope your home visit goes well on Monday. I'm so sorry your daughter continues to walk the path she has chosen.

No news on my mom. I haven't heard from them, so I'm going under the assumption that no news is good news.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on August 20, 2010, 06:33:26 PM
Leslie, I'll add my hugs and thoughts to all of the others for the situation you're in.

Heather, I agree, no news = good news.
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Jeff on August 20, 2010, 07:00:19 PM
Ah, Leslie, I really feel for you. My poor sister is going through exactly the same thing with our mother - so I'll tell you what I tell her.

Do your best to roll with the punches, and talk to us when it gets too bad.


Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Leslie on August 21, 2010, 04:13:57 AM
Ah, Leslie, I really feel for you. My poor sister is going through exactly the same thing with our mother - so I'll tell you what I tell her.

Do your best to roll with the punches, and talk to us when it gets too bad.




Thanks, everyone, for your kind words and Jeff, I'll remember you mantra. That's a good one!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Margaret on August 21, 2010, 09:00:19 AM
Leslie, I am happy to hear that the surgery went well, but am sorry to hear that yoiu are going through such a difficult time with her.  Sometimes I think that physical issues are actually easier to deal with than mental/emotional ones.  My own Mom is healthy, but very difficult to deal with because she has developed a negative attitude to everything since my Dad's death, and there are times when I don't feel as though I like her very much.  For a long time I felt very guility about that.  She was a great mother and friend until lately and I know that her recent nastiness is not really under her control.  I have found that it does help to talk out my feelings with someone. I have also learned that I can't help my feelings, although I can not always give in to them.  I am fortunate enough to have three siblings who do understand.  I hope that you can talk to your sister or someone else if you need to.  We are here for you if that helps.  You continue to be in my thoughts and prayers, as are all of my friends who post on this thread.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Vet on August 23, 2010, 02:56:42 PM
Hi everyone,

Linda, I hope it went well today.

Leslie, it seems that as they get older, they become more like small children. Some of the things they say can be very hurtful. My mom once told me she'd earned the right. My prayers are with you.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: sjc on August 23, 2010, 06:29:06 PM
Leslie:  Oh Jeez-Louise!!  When it rains it pours....I will cheer u up with this funny story:  My late Uncle Louie (he was a character...lazy...) He was changing a light bulb over the kitchen table; instead of Mr. Lazy getting a ladder (he knew the chairs weren't sturdy) he stood on the table...the whole thing collapsed to smithereens and he broke his leg.  We laughed for years over that one...rest his soul. (The same uncle used to go to the "can" same time every day...when my cousin Dennis was little he put GLUE on the toilet seat...boy did he get it!!)

Angela:
 Enjoy ...when I am a Grandmother (I CAN wait thank you) I want to be as wonderful as you.

Andra:
 I envy you working things out; and I am so happy for you and DH's efforts.  I have NOT stopped thinking of you....I wish you all the best; I think it is wonderful.  I hope you can feel the Hug I am sending your way.  Things aren't going so well here...but I'll post when I feel a bit stronger.

Margaret:
 Kudos Kiddo.

Jeff:  Just one big bowl of cherries, huh?  My bowl is 1/2 cherries 1/2 pits.  Maybe I should make a Margarita ;D

LINDA:
 I have a feeling good things are coming your way soon:  Good things happen to good people.  I thought of you earlier in the week because: (I think I posted about this before...like ages ago)...A few years back, my Daughter gave me the childrens book "The Giving Tree" for Mother's Day (one of my life's greatest treasures) and she inscribed the inside cover...Mom you are the tree, I am grateful for all that you do:  I love you.  I read it again this week.  I pull it out every time I'm feeling blue and it makes me feel good to know that all I do isn't for nothing...someone appreciates me (even if it isn't DH).

Robin newbie:  Still thinkin' bout ya...

drenee:  You are one special lady.  Life has taught you some wonderful lessens.  You have had some bumps and I think that they have made you stronger from within.  You are a fighter and you've got a huge heart.  Don't ever let anyone tell you otherwise.

YOU ARE ALL IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS:  PRAYERS, PRAYERS AND MORE PRAYERS.
I've been scarce from the boards: but I think of you all.  All the best...sjc
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on August 24, 2010, 06:10:58 AM
Leslie I know that is hurtful. I think some of it is your Mom's age but I continue to pray for each of you.

Thanks for all the prayers!! The home visit went very well and I go to court on 08/31/10. The case worker told me there will be at least 1 more court date and maybe 2 before everything is final. My daughter did something very hurtful Friday. I keep hearing they have to hit rock bottom before they are willing to change. Addiction is a terrible, terrible thing to experience. The case worker told me the majority of what she sees are people with injuries who get hooked on prescription pain meds in the beginning and then progress from there. I remember reading in a devotional book many years ago the best thing we can give to our children is prayer...so I continue praying.

My sister is getting Lexy for the weekend and Dillan will be with his dada so Jay & I will have a weekend to ourselves!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Andra on August 24, 2010, 08:21:11 AM
Checking in with everyone.
Leslie, I'm glad your mom is doing better and sorry for the hostility.  Hang in there.  Sending healing thoughts your way.
Linda, I'm glad your home visit went well.  Continuing to pray for you and your daughter.  Have a great weekend!
SJC, hugs and prayers and warm thoughts to you too.

DH and I continue to take steps forward and the slide back a little, but we are trying and the steps back are getting smaller and fewer.  Thanks for all your thoughts and prayers.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on August 25, 2010, 07:42:53 AM
Good morning everyone! I am still in Grandma mode and trying to grab a few minutes on the computer while Kate is aggravating playing with Harley.  ;)  This girl never slows down!!

Leslie - I am still praying for you and your mom. It sounds like you and I are going through the same thing. I have found that my patience is running very thin where she is concerned and I have to remind myself that losing Daddy has been hard on her and she may never fully recover. My brother has been no help at all so it all falls on me. I will pray for peace and wisdom on you and the strength to carry on.

Heather - hope things are still going well for your mom. Prayers to continue!

Linda - I know what it is like when you have a child that you can't seem to reach. I actually prayed for mine to hit bottom if that was what it would take to wake him up! I will continue to lift Kris in prayer, as well as you and the family. So good to hear the home visit went well and I am glad you and Jay will have a weekend together. Enjoy!

Andra & sjc - I love you and admire your courage. Keep the faith no matter what!

Everyone else... you guys are great and I pray you all have a wonderfull and blessed Wednesday!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Leslie on August 25, 2010, 03:48:58 PM
Thanks for your prayers, everyone. They are helping.

Mom was transferred to a rehab facility (a very POSH rehab facility, I might add) today. When I talked to her this morning, she sounded like herself, so that is good. Rehab is here in Maine -- two miles from her condo and close to my husband and me. Thank goodness.

One of her friends in NH finally called and said, "What can we do?" I told her the cat is still living in the bunkhouse over in NH, so they are going to pick the cat up tomorrow and drive her over here. My husband will be there for the handoff and then take the cat to the kitty-condo up in Falmouth. So, this is good...it saves either my husband or me 3 hours of driving to run over to NH again.

I am hopeful that things will continue on this forward path.

L
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: sjc on August 25, 2010, 04:34:17 PM
Linda:  You are strong and amazing.  Prayer, and more Prayer.  I had a relative who went through the same...4 years later; she is finally beginning to turn things around.

Leslie:  hugs; I could use a little POSH myself.
I was thinking of treating myself out of my doldrums with an i4...are they all they are cracked up to be?

Input welcome for just a minute; because I don't want to waste $$ and don't have time to go poking through a bunch of threads:  then it is back to prayers & more prayers.  I had a very bad day today; AND an unexpected $130 car repair bill to boot.  So I need a cheer me up gizmo. i4...yes/no?

xoxox all.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Rita on August 25, 2010, 08:03:39 PM
Hey everyone...I joined the Kindle Boards last year, but have only recently discovered the thread of the One Year Bible and Prayer Requests.  As I read through these requests I am reminded that I am not alone in troubled times. While things are going great people tend to go about their lives and sometimes forget that others still suffer. I'll admit that I've been one of those people. I've had lots of time recently to reflect on this and have been deeply humbled. I pray that God lifts each of you up and strengthens you as you go through your own personal troubles or those of family and friends. I ask for your prayers also.

Ten months ago I fell on a wet rug at work and fractured my right knee and elbow. My local doctor told me it was a spider fracture of my knee and would heal on its own. After 3 - 4 months of of therapy my knee kept getting worse. My physical therapist and I kept telling that doctor that something wasn't right, but he said he didn't see anything major on the x-rays and mri and that I needed to suck it up and deal with the pain. After he told me that I contacted my workman's comp rep and demanded another doctor. I was sent to a specialist in Nashville who said my x-ray didn't look exactly right and he decided to scope me. Well, the 30 minute scope turned into a 3 hour surgery. I had a total ACL reconstruction, bone graft, and screws put in. Three months later I had to have a second surgery because of scar tissue and because a piece of cartilage that had come loose and was floating around doing a lot of damage. I've had multiple injections and am facing more injections next month with possibly more surgery in my future. My leg isn't able to straighten out completely and he said there was a good chance that it never would because of the delay in treatment. I can deal with the fact that I'll probably have to walk with the aid of a cane for the rest of my life, but I'm having a hard time with the constant pain. Now adding insult to injury workman's comp is trying to send me back to work for an hour or two a day which I found out will stop my benefits completely.

I'm sorry for rattling on, but I sincerely believe in the power of prayer and God's awesome grace and I would appreciate if while you're lifting up prayers for others that you could say one for me too. I know that I have to continue being strong and have patience because this has been and will be a long drawn out process, but I'm finding the longer I'm laid up the more down I get.

Thanks for reading and God Bless.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: William L.K. on August 25, 2010, 08:17:20 PM
In addition to being a part time author and artist, my full time job is working as a professional church organist.  I will be checking this thread often.  My personal prayer request is for my sister-in-law who was just diagnosed with cancer, please pray for her and her family, thank you all.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on August 25, 2010, 11:26:49 PM
Leslie - so glad things are looking up.

sjc - praying that Thursday will be better than Wednesday! Don't know anything about the i4 so I can't help you out there. I am still debating whether to upgrade from K1 to K3!! ;D

Rita - welcome to the thread and never worry about rattling... that's what we are all here for! Sounds like you have really been through it with that knee. I will be praying for you and for the pain and your situation.

scififan - welcome to you too! Lifting your SIL in prayer as well as the family and you.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Luvmy5brats on August 26, 2010, 02:09:29 AM
My mom seemed to be getting better, she was even on a book buying spree last night. I was even teasing her because I was waiting for my shipping notice on my Kindle and I kept getting all these emails from the books she just bought. But Sometime between the time I went 10-1:30 my time, her heart stopped. My dad had to preform CPR on her until the paramedics arrived and they continued until they reached the hospital. At one point they were ready to pronounce her dead, but she came back. She has been airlifted to Las Vegas again and is at the hospital in critical condition with a pulmonary embolism. They've already had to resuscitate her at least once more during the trip. They just landed and I'm waiting to hear back after they run some tests.

I don't know how much more of this I can handle.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Kathy on August 26, 2010, 03:55:31 AM
Heather, I'm praying for your mom. This has to be really hard for you.

Everyone is in my thoughts and prayers.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Anne on August 26, 2010, 05:44:08 AM
Leslie, I'm so sorry you're going through this with your mom. I'm sending big (((hugs))) your way.

Linda, I hope your home visit goes well on Monday. I'm so sorry your daughter continues to walk the path she has chosen.

No news on my mom. I haven't heard from them, so I'm going under the assumption that no news is good news.


I hope you mom gets well soon.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on August 26, 2010, 05:46:29 AM
My mom seemed to be getting better, she was even on a book buying spree last night. I was even teasing her because I was waiting for my shipping notice on my Kindle and I kept getting all these emails from the books she just bought. But Sometime between the time I went 10-1:30 my time, her heart stopped. My dad had to preform CPR on her until the paramedics arrived and they continued until they reached the hospital. At one point they were ready to pronounce her dead, but she came back. She has been airlifted to Las Vegas again and is at the hospital in critical condition with a pulmonary embolism. They've already had to resuscitate her at least once more during the trip. They just landed and I'm waiting to hear back after they run some tests.

I don't know how much more of this I can handle.

Heather I am so, so sorry! I am praying for your Mom, Dad and you. May you feel the power of prayer and God's peace through this. We all love you and are here for you!

Prayed for all of you on my commute to work this morning and thanked God for all of you!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Andra on August 26, 2010, 07:23:00 AM
Heather, I'm sorry that you are still having such a rough time with your mom.  Continuing to pray for all of your family.

sjc, I hope you have a better day today.

Rita, praying for relief from the pain and the courage to keep your chin up.

scififan, praying for your SIL.

Leslie, I'm thankful that things are looking up for your mom.

((((((((((  HUGS  )))))))))) to all of you.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: sjc on August 26, 2010, 07:43:43 AM
Leslie; I don't know what to say.  I thought things were improving dramatically.  I will continue to pray.  Thank God your Dad started resuscitation immediately.  My love and thoughts are with you your family and your Dad.
PRAYERS...of course!!

Rita:  It's never rambling; it's sharing and caring.  You've come to the right place.  Feel better.  If you need to vent we are good listeners (typists). sjc

To ALL:  Thank you for your continued support friendship and prayers.  I don't think I could get through this without you; as my family is still in the dark, until I sort it out for myself first. "SJC"
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Luvmy5brats on August 26, 2010, 07:55:35 AM
Thank you everybody. I have to say, I'm just numb at the moment. I've talked to her a couple of times this week and she was feeling so much better. Hopefully I'll have some news from my Dad soon. I feel so bad. I turn my ringer off on my phone at night (so that I don't get woken up by early morning calls. Well he called at 1:30 and again at 2:30.. listening to his messages is just agonizing. He sounds so scared and distraught. I woke up around 3:30 because I wasn't feeling well. When I got his messages, I immediately tried calling him back, but got no answer. I called the hospital, at first the refused to give me any information because there was no way to prove I was really her daughter. He did tell me that she was on her way to Las Vegas via airlift. And I pleaded with him to let me know that she was alright. I guess he heard it in my voice and took pity on me. He said she was unconscious and had coded out but they were able to revive her. And he didn't know more than that. He told me to wait about 30 minutes and that the plane should be landing around then.

I called my dad again and got ahold of him just as after they landed the plane. She'd coded out again on the flight. He's supposed to call when he gets more news. He saved her life last night performing the CPR until the paramedics got there.

I'll be around KB today. It provides a distraction, and I'm comfortable here with my friends. All I can do is sit around and worry on my end. I don't like to do that.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Jeff on August 26, 2010, 08:01:23 AM
So sorry, Heather. We're all thinking of you.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: geoffthomas on August 26, 2010, 08:07:47 AM
Heather,
You are in my prayers.

I lift up your entire family in this time of need.
Not only your mother and father, but your husband and BRATs.

We are your virtual family ((((hugs)))).

Just sayin....
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Betsy the Quilter on August 26, 2010, 08:15:07 AM
We're with you in spirit, Heather.

Betsy
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Rita on August 26, 2010, 08:41:24 AM
Thank you everybody. I have to say, I'm just numb at the moment. I've talked to her a couple of times this week and she was feeling so much better. Hopefully I'll have some news from my Dad soon. I feel so bad. I turn my ringer off on my phone at night (so that I don't get woken up by early morning calls. Well he called at 1:30 and again at 2:30.. listening to his messages is just agonizing. He sounds so scared and distraught. I woke up around 3:30 because I wasn't feeling well. When I got his messages, I immediately tried calling him back, but got no answer. I called the hospital, at first the refused to give me any information because there was no way to prove I was really her daughter. He did tell me that she was on her way to Las Vegas via airlift. And I pleaded with him to let me know that she was alright. I guess he heard it in my voice and took pity on me. He said she was unconscious and had coded out but they were able to revive her. And he didn't know more than that. He told me to wait about 30 minutes and that the plane should be landing around then.

I called my dad again and got ahold of him just as after they landed the plane. She'd coded out again on the flight. He's supposed to call when he gets more news. He saved her life last night performing the CPR until the paramedics got there.

I'll be around KB today. It provides a distraction, and I'm comfortable here with my friends. All I can do is sit around and worry on my end. I don't like to do that.


My prayers are with you and your family. God Bless.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on August 26, 2010, 01:14:19 PM
Heather I am hugging you in my heart! I am praying for your mom and all of the family. Love you!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: sjc on August 26, 2010, 11:13:54 PM
Luv:
I cried for you, I cried for me...just a bad day.  The only bright spot: I got myself the iPhone4.  I deserve it.

Update:  On top of my woes:  When it rains it pours.  (drenee...told you been there done that).  I have to go to hosp Monday for an ultrasound and possible biopsy (this time the left breast) before it was the right.  DH doesn't even know; with his attitude lately; who cares?  I have you as my support system.

LUV:  Your whole family is in my prayers.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on August 26, 2010, 11:43:14 PM
Update:  On top of my woes:  When it rains it pours.  (drenee...told you been there done that).  I have to go to hosp Monday for an ultrasound and possible biopsy (this time the left breast) before it was the right.  DH doesn't even know; with his attitude lately; who cares?  I have you as my support system.

I will be praying for you. I am having an ultrasound on Monday too. I will be thinking of you while I am there! Love you.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Margaret on August 27, 2010, 04:25:28 AM
Angela and SJC, I will be praying that your test results are good ones.

Heather, your family continues in my prayers.

Rita and Scififan, welcome and I will be praying for you and your intentions.

Each of you are remembered in my prayers each day.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on August 27, 2010, 05:17:15 AM
Special prayers for Heather, Angela and SJC. I hope the ultrasounds are good news for each of you! Has anyone heard how Heather's Mom is?

Wishing all of you a blessed weekend!

Please say a special prayer for the McRae family. Many of you have been praying for Kate.
They had a tragic, unexpected loss of a family member yesterday.

http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/mcraekate
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Luvmy5brats on August 27, 2010, 05:54:50 AM
SJC & Angela, you're in my prayers I hope your test results are good.

Thank you all so much for your prayers.

I don't have a whole lot of new information. She's been in a coma since the start. She was extremely agitated, so they had to sedate her. When they allowed her to come out of the sedation, she opened her eyes for the first time which is a good sign, but she's not responding to pain, commands or voices at all, which is not a good sign. They're not sure how much oxygen deprivation to her brain there was when her heart stopped. They'll be monitoring her brain waves and activity over the next few days. Hopefully we'll see some improvement soon.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Betsy the Quilter on August 27, 2010, 06:11:54 AM
Heather, we're praying for good news for your mom, you, your dad and the rest of your family.  I know how hard it is to be so far away.

SJC and Angela, praying for good test results!  You have friends behind you!

Betsy
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Jeff on August 27, 2010, 06:36:38 AM
Thinking of all of you today.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Kathy on August 27, 2010, 07:40:42 AM
Heather, praying for your mom. Keep the faith.

SJC and Angela - praying for you.

Leslie, glad to hear things are better.

Thinking of everyone.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Luvmy5brats on August 27, 2010, 12:42:29 PM
I'm at the airport headed out to see my mom. Dad called this morning and said she still was not responding and it wasn't looking good. Shortly before I got to the airport he called to tell me that she is awake now and recognizes him. She's not out of the woods yet, but this is a big step forward. I'll check in when I can. As it stands now, I'll be in Las Vegas until Tuesday, but I'll check in when I can.

Thank you all so much for your prayers. My friends here on KB are helping me to keep strong through all of this.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Cindy416 on August 27, 2010, 12:51:47 PM
I'm keeping you and your family in my prayers, Heather. I've been in the same situation, and it's extremely difficult to deal with. You have a lot of people here who are saying prayers. Keep us posted, and have a safe trip.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: loonlover on August 27, 2010, 05:35:20 PM
Thinking of all of you.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Rita on August 27, 2010, 07:26:02 PM
Luv, SJC and Angela...just wanted you to know that I'm praying for you.

I appreciate all the kind words and prayers going up for me. I know it's going to turn out okay. How can it not with new caring friends and an Awesome Lord and Savior standing up for me. I just have to have patience. I "tried" practicing my driving yesterday. Just drove down the road to my Mom's, but it sure didn't feel good. The movement from pedal to pedal sure does hurt. It felt so weird to get behind the wheel after all these months!

I hope everyone has a wonderful and blessed weekend.

Love to all.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Cindy416 on August 27, 2010, 08:38:31 PM
Rita, Angela, and sjc, you are all in my prayers, too. I only mentioned Heather earlier because I had followed her here from another thread and was in a hurry to get off of my computer. I hope and pray that all goes well for you.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Vet on August 27, 2010, 09:25:08 PM
Heather--my thoughts and prayers are with you. Your mom's response to your dad is a big step.

Hello everyone,
Thinking of you

Welcome Rita and scififan

Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Pawz4me on August 28, 2010, 04:47:02 AM
I haven't posted in a long time, but I wanted to say that I keep close tabs on this thread and remember all of you in my prayers.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Andra on August 28, 2010, 08:49:33 AM
Thinking of and praying for all my friends today.

Here's my thought for the day - I'm trying to be a Tigger, but my inner Eeyore is getting in the way!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Cindy416 on August 28, 2010, 09:12:11 AM
All of you who need prayer are in my thoughts and prayers today.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Luvmy5brats on August 28, 2010, 10:03:11 AM
I posted this in the bump thread, but I'll post it here too

When I got to the hospital and my mom heard my voice, she opened her eyes a little and started reaching for me. Her heart rate jumped because she knew I was there.

When Rosetta made a comment that the reason my mom finally woke up was because she knew I was coming to yell at her, my mom very clearly and emphatically nodded yes.   (Apparently the mere thought of me yelling at someone is enough to bring a person out of a coma)

She also followed along with my conversation telling my dad about the Kindle shipping problems and wrinkled her brow as if she was asking why Amazon didn't ship my Kindle (she loves her Kindle just as much as I do)

They tried to take her off the ventilator yesterday, but she only lasted about 30 seconds before her heartrate and blood pressure skyrocketed. They may try again today. Headed back to the hospital now to see what the Drs have to say.

Thank you all again for your prayers. My prayers are with all those needing them.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Cindy416 on August 28, 2010, 10:46:15 AM
I posted this in the bump thread, but I'll post it here too

When I got to the hospital and my mom heard my voice, she opened her eyes a little and started reaching for me. Her heart rate jumped because she knew I was there.

When Rosetta made a comment that the reason my mom finally woke up was because she knew I was coming to yell at her, my mom very clearly and emphatically nodded yes.   (Apparently the mere thought of me yelling at someone is enough to bring a person out of a coma)

She also followed along with my conversation telling my dad about the Kindle shipping problems and wrinkled her brow as if she was asking why Amazon didn't ship my Kindle (she loves her Kindle just as much as I do)

They tried to take her off the ventilator yesterday, but she only lasted about 30 seconds before her heartrate and blood pressure skyrocketed. They may try again today. Headed back to the hospital now to see what the Drs have to say.

Thank you all again for your prayers. My prayers are with all those needing them.

I'm glad you're there and you got responses from her. If you and the mention of a Kindle can't accomplish that, then you need to worry.  ;)  Hope she can come off of the ventilator soon. My mom was on one for quite awhile, and it was extremely frustrating for her, as well as for all of us. I'll continue to keep you, your mom, and your family in my prayers.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Kathy on August 28, 2010, 12:03:31 PM
Luv, so glad to hear good news. Praying she can get off the ventilator. It is not comfortable.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Luvmy5brats on August 28, 2010, 08:06:21 PM
She's very frustrated with the ventilator. They had her off of it for several hours today and she did very well, but she got tired and they wound up turning it back on. She was much more aware tonight, we were a bit worried earlier today because we weren't getting a whole lot of responses from her, she just seemed very agitated most of the time. She didn't remember me being there last night, so she was surprised to see me today... But she was awake and aware the whole last hour we were there today. She even tried to laugh at one point and I think she was watching TV there for a bit. Her kidney function is back to normal. I'm not sure if I mentioned that it turned out it wasn't a pulmonary embolism, but kidney failure that led to the heart failure. Luckily, they think they know what caused it (a combination of things) and hopefully they can prevent it from happening again. They're scheduling an angiogram later in the week to see how much damage was done to her heart.

I think she's got a long road ahead of her, but she's making her way. So far, each day is bringing improvements, and each day she's one step further along.

As for me, I'm at my dad's parents house tonight (that in itself is a whole 'nother request for prayers  ;D and much too complicated to get into) Hopefully I will survive. (trying to remember it's all for a good cause) I've actually locked myself in my room with my laptop, iphone and Kindle and claimed exhaustion... which isn't far from the truth. I've taken my meds and will probably pass out here shortly like a good girl.

You all are wonderful and I'm not sure I will ever adequately express my feelings towards my entire KB family for seeing me thru this. Thank you just doesn't seem enough. You're bringing me sanity, distraction, hope, peace of mind, love, laughter and so much more. I may never have met some of you in person, but I consider you my friends.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: mlewis78 on August 28, 2010, 09:00:59 PM
Heather, have been thinking of you and praying for your Mom and family, and especially you.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: sjc on August 28, 2010, 10:06:41 PM
Luv:  My heart is breaking for you.  It is so much for you (and Dad) to have to deal with.  I have been eating and sleeping very little.  I've lost some weight. I do force myself to eat at least some wheat bread cheese fruit to get the basics in.  I'm one of those unlike most, who doesn't eat when stressed.  My poor cousin Patti is just the opposite...she'll eat everything in the house when she is stressed.

EVERYONE:  You are all in my prayers; even if I don't have time to mention you all by name and situation.  Prayer is a wonderful thing; it's (along with all of you) getting me through a real rough patch. 

Thanks for all your well wishes Monday (I'm sure it won't be anything). 

ANGELA:
You will be in my thoughts...as always.  PRAYERS.  sjc
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Kathy on August 29, 2010, 05:23:56 AM
Luv, glad there is some progress. Thinking of you.

SJC, I'm the same I can't eat at all when stressed. I'm keeping you in my prayers.

Angela, well wishes.

I'm praying for all.

What a wonderful group we have here in KB.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Monica of NY on August 29, 2010, 06:51:48 AM
Great news about your mom's progress.  Going from 30 seconds to several hours off the ventilator is fantastic.   Praying for the best.

Monica
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Vet on August 29, 2010, 11:06:51 AM
Heather, I'm so glad that your mom is improving. I had to laugh about your stay with your grandparents! Please take care of your health while you're out there, I know how stressful it can be. My prayers are with you and your family. I feel that your mom will continue to improve. Sometimes, those improvements seem like baby steps, but we'll take them!

Hello Everyone. Thinking about you.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Cindy416 on August 29, 2010, 12:13:54 PM
Heather, I'm glad to hear that your mom is improving. I'll keep you in my prayers for her speedy recovery, as well as for your patience while staying with your dad's parents.  I can only imagine how that might be. Good thing you have your gadgets with you. Glad you are able to stay in touch with us while you're out there.

SJC and Angela, I'm continuing to keep you in my prayers, as well.

Great group here at KB!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Rita on August 29, 2010, 02:21:38 PM
Heather,

I'm so glad to hear that your Mom is improving. Prayers do work!!  :)

Still praying for everyone and praying for an even better week to come.

Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Lynn on August 29, 2010, 02:21:44 PM
Praying for all also- don't post much but do read this thread often.

Lynn L
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: sjc on August 29, 2010, 02:44:58 PM
Luv:  Finally something positive!!  I wish you and yours the best.  You are a special lady.

Angela:  Good LUCK tomorrow...we'll be thinking of each other at the same time.

Kathy:  Thanks...and yes, we really are a tight bunch on these boards.  I have grown as a person.  When I first got on the boards (moons ago) I was a bit snarky; I've been humbled and have made friends that I couldn't live without today.  I love these boards...they are my sanity some days.  A special chosen few go an extra mile...you know who you are ;).  Anju:  I miss you like you can't imagine...I still feel your presence though. 

Love and prayers to all.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Patricia on August 29, 2010, 03:03:25 PM
Heather...I wake up in the middle of the night thinking about you and your mom and praying that things are okay.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Luvmy5brats on August 29, 2010, 10:38:43 PM
Mom wasn't so good today. They tried to take the ventilator out but she got sick. She was vomiting when they tried to take it out and has had diarrhea all day. She has an infection of some sort (her white blood count is high) They've made it so we now have to wear masks, gloves and gowns when we're in the room with her. She wasn't as responsive today as she was yesterday. We could barely get her to answer the yes or no questions we asked. I think her seeing us with the masks on scared and confused her. I'm hoping that the lack of response was just because she wasn't feeling well. We're waiting to hear back from the Infectious Disease specialist, the neurologist and the cardiologist. They need to do an angiogram this week to see if there was any damage to her heart and some brain scans to see if there's any damage to the brain.

As for me, I'm stressed. Not only my mom, but my dad. I love him, but he's making this difficult. I know he's stressed out too, so I try not to let it get to me. He's doing things the Dr has told him not to do (He keeps quizzing mom and it agitates her.. He asks her questions she can't answer instead of yes and no questions. He expected me to drive him to his house (4 hours away so he could pick up his truck... but he didn't ask, he just assumed I would) I left the hospital for a bit this afternoon and not 5 minutes after I got back, he decided we needed to leave (I drove him to the hospital today) so that he could go to Wal-Mart and buy parts for his truck... He couldn't wait until visiting hours were over, he had to do it right then. He's upset I'm not staying at his parents tonight (Rosetta got me a hotel room ~ she had a voucher for a free night) Of course, I couldn't tell him I was staying at a hotel because he'd just insist I'd stay at his parents (who fight and bicker constantly...they've seriously divorced and remarried each other like 3 times) so he thinks I'm staying with Zetta.. Yesterday, he was upset because I wasn't still at the hospital at 9 AM. I had stayed until 5 but had to leave because they were giving her a bath and visiting hours were ending. My dad didn't give me his mom's address, so I called Zetta at 5:30 AM to see if I could crash on her couch for a few hours. If I hadn't gone to Zetta's I would have had to sleep in the waiting room. I had been up the entire previous day and spent the entire night at the hospital with my mom. I've ferried him around for two days taking him where he needs to go when all I want to do is be at the hospital.

I think I need to go home. It's tearing me up. I want to stay and be with her, but the longer I stay, the more upset he's going to make me. (This is reminding me why I joined the Navy and got out of Vegas to begin with) He's already making me feel guilty about scheduling my return flight for Tuesday. I've already told him I'd see how Mom was doing tomorrow and change it if I need to. I just don't know what to do. I feel like a crappy daughter for wanting to go home, but on the other hand, I'll go insane if I stay.

Sorry to be such a downer tonight. It really hasn't been a great day (although Rosetta did take me out to dinner and I indulged in some retail therapy.. I had nothing else to do while he was at Wal-mart) I miss my BRATs and my husband, I want my mom back and I don't want my dad stressing me out.

Thank you for giving me a safe place to vent and shoulders to cry on. I needed to get that out.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on August 29, 2010, 10:59:42 PM
Oh Luv, how I wish I could hug you right now. Please Lord, wrap your arms around my dear friend and hold her close. Give her the comfort only you can give. Please give her strength and wisdom to do what needs to be done. Calm her father, dear Lord so that he is not adding more stress. Give the doctors the wisdom needed to treat Luv's mom so that she can begin to heal. Thank you for Rosetta being there to help. Be with Luv's family back home and watch over them until she is able to return home. In your name I pray... Amen.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: sjc on August 30, 2010, 02:53:47 AM
Luv:
Vent all that you need to.  My father too, wrote the book on stubborn.  When he wants something he doesn't let up until he gets it.  He is spoiled.  As far as you going home; you have every right, and without feeling guilty.  You have a family and your well being to think of as well.  Dad will have to manage.  We are always at my father's beck and call and he's gotten so used to it that he's forgotten to appreciate.  I wish you all the best...it isn't easy.  I understand that your father is stressed as well; but he can only push you so far.  You have to do what is best for you and your family.  Your Mom would want that, I'm sure.  Like you said; you could change the plans if need be.  Bless you.

Angela:  Good luck today.  Been up since 4:30...can't sleep. 
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Margaret on August 30, 2010, 03:59:34 AM
Heather, I am so sorry to here that you are having such a hard time.  Please know that you and your family have been in my thoughts and prayers.  It is difficult to cope with a sick parent, and sometimes even harder to deal with an unreasonable one.  Please follow your heart, do what YOU feel is the right thing to do, and do your best not to feel guilty.  You can not do anything more.  I am glad that you have your friend to turn to - she sounds like a true blessing.  Take care of yourself.

SJC and Angela - best of luck with your tests today.  I will be thinking and praying for both of you.

Update on my daughter's job search - She spoke with the company where she had the interview, and they are still deciding if they have the funds to hire her.  I do not know if that is a run around, but at least it is not a definite no.  She is lucky that she is still at home and has no responsibilities other than herself to worry about.  Things have always come fairly easily for Katie, so maybe this job search ordeal is her chance to learn a bit of patience.

I am praying for all of you on this Monday morning and asking God to bless you throughout the week.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Andra on August 30, 2010, 04:43:25 AM
Oh Luv, how I wish I could hug you right now. Please Lord, wrap your arms around my dear friend and hold her close. Give her the comfort only you can give. Please give her strength and wisdom to do what needs to be done. Calm her father, dear Lord so that he is not adding more stress. Give the doctors the wisdom needed to treat Luv's mom so that she can begin to heal. Thank you for Rosetta being there to help. Be with Luv's family back home and watch over them until she is able to return home. In your name I pray... Amen.

Angela, you have such a lovely way with words.  Heather, I echo this sentiment most emphatically and am sending lots of hugs and healing energy your way.

Positive thoughts and prayers also going to those with Doctor's appointments today.
DH also has an appointment - with a gastrointerologist (sp??).  He has some bad stuff in his family history and has been putting this off.  He's really worked up about it and nothing that I say will help to calm him down.  This is just a first appointment, to go over things and decide what to look at.  The next one will be harder since it will include at least a colonoscopy.

sjc, lots of hugs going to you, my friend.
I thank God each and every day for all my KB friends.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on August 30, 2010, 05:12:15 AM
My goodness, so much has happened the last few days I've been away from the Boards.  I tried to log on with my phone, but kept getting booted. 
Heather, I'm so sorry about your mom and your dad.  Family is so hard to deal with when there is a stressful situation happening.  You know we're here for you.

Andra, I commend you and DH for continuing to try.  So many couples just give up. 
Linda, Rita, and anyone else I've missed, you continue in my thoughts and prayers daily. 
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on August 30, 2010, 05:20:30 AM
Heather I continue to pray for you and your family. I know your dad is stressed and worried and perhaps his age has something to do with it too. I pray that God comforts and strengthens you as you go through this most difficult time. "He will make a way when there is no other way."

Angela and SJC thinking of each of you and praying the US results are negative for both!!

Margaret praying that if this is God's will that the company hires your daughter, if not praying another door will open for her.

Wishing everyone a blessed Monday!

"Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God."   Corrie ten Boom
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Kathy on August 30, 2010, 05:22:46 AM
Luv, you have a family and if you need to go home don't feel guilty. People handle stress in different ways. It may be hard for you dad to see your mom so sick. My dad was so hardheaded and the older he got the worse it was. I think men just don't know how to handle it when they loose control of what is going on. It was smart to get a room for the night. Try to get some rest. I'm thinking of you and praying for your mom.

Praying for everyone.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on August 30, 2010, 03:04:42 PM
Thank you everyone for the prayers today. I won't have any results for a few days or so and then I will probably need to schedule an appt with my regular doctor. I had a preventative ultrasound on spleen, gall bladder, kidneys, liver, thyroid and major arteries. I was asked if I had ever had my liver scanned before. I told them no, but I forgot about the scooter accident I had last summer where the ER doc was concerned I may have bruised my liver! I am guessing there may be something that showed up because of that. Guess I will have to wait and see when the results come in. Anyway, other than still being pretty tired from 7 straight weeks of gkids, I feel fine. I thought of you sjc while l was on the table and pray your results are good ones.

Sending up prayers for you all.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Vet on August 30, 2010, 03:42:30 PM
Hello Everyone,

Heather, talk to your mom. She may not be able to answer right now, but I think she understands. If you can, take a break and come home. Moms have a way of sensing our stress. Please accept my hug. My prayers are with you.

Angela and sjc, I pray that your test results are good.

Margaret, I pray that your daughter gets the job thats perfect for her.

God Bless.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Rita on August 30, 2010, 05:30:26 PM
Hey everybody. I hope today has proven better for everyone. I've been reading all the posts for today and have been praying for each of you and your families that things work out as God has planned.

My son drove me to the grocery today. I haven't been going in because of my knee, but for the first time in ten months I gave it a whirl!! I was excited to go!  ;D I got on one of those little scooter things and drove around. Good grief...did that make me feel like an old, old lady. However, I got more groceries today than either my husband or sons have brought home at any one time. Nobody can grocery shop like Mama can.  ;)

I practiced driving again this afternoon. While I can drive it is still so painful and uncomfortable to move my foot back and forth from pedal to pedal. I tried driving with both feet and I'm too uncoordinated. I even tried driving with my left foot. That didn't work out either. ha ha. For anyone wondering I wasn't practicing on a main highway. Still too "weak in the knee" for that. I live a mile off a secondary road and past my house there are no other houses for a long while. I only met a 4-wheeler. Yes...I live the country girl life.

I am so thankful that I have met such gracious and kind people here on KB.

Take care.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: sjc on August 30, 2010, 06:32:17 PM
Rita:  Rome wasn't built in a day... You got out and about (painfully) but it's better than nothing.  (Glass half full)  It must be awful though.  I continue to pray for healing.

Luv: Just a great big hug and: We are there for you...in mind, spirit and prayer.

Angela:  I too, will hear back in a couple days.  I thought of YOU ALL DAY!!  Hope you get wonderful news.  You are a rock!!

Andra:  Xoxoxox  I am so proud of you.  I sincerely wish you everything your desires.  Hugs.

Margaret:  I agree with you about letting Katie learn a bit of patience.  My son needs to do the same; I've been trying to "mother" him less and have him pull his own bootstraps up.  If Katie doesn't hear from them in a bit; maybe she can contact them and say that she'd be willing to take a tad less pay...perhaps.

Linda:
  You are always in our thoughts.

Kathy:
  Thanks for your good cheer.


UPDATE:

I had a HORRIBLE day:
I had to go to hosp (as you already knew) for ultrasound on breast (other one this time) ended up doing BOTH:  ANYWAY...I got into a car accident (nothing major) on the way to the hospital!! With all of the stress; no wonder!!   What stinks is:  I only have liability.  So I can cover the other party's repairs but not my own.  I've been so stressed lately; I don't know whether I am coming or going.  I actually can't wait to go to work tomorrow!!...I'll have a couple hours peace and keep the mind busy.

PRAYERS TO ALL:  Hope I haven't forgotten anyone.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Cindy416 on August 30, 2010, 06:46:43 PM
Heather, I am so sorry to hear about everything that you're going through. I have been in a similar situation, but my parents were only 30 miles away and I could come home nearly every evening to my family. It is truly exhausting for everyone involved. I have to agree with others here who have suggested doing what seems right to you. Wish I could give you a hug and a shoulder to cry on. I guess a virtual one of each will have to do. You and your family are in my prayers. Hang in there.

Sjc, what an awful day for you. I hope and pray that your test results come back good, and that you are able to find a way to be able to afford to get your car repaired.

Angela, you, too, are in my prayers as you wait for the results of your tests.

Andra, Rita, Linda, and all others who need prayer, I am adding you to my list.

Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Luvmy5brats on August 30, 2010, 10:07:29 PM
Not much change on mom today. They turned the ventilator off for a few hours and she did ok, but she was breathing a bit too fast and shallow for the nurse to feel comfortable with removing the ventilator altogether. That upset Mom to no end. She REALLY wants it out. She got in a funk and wouldn't interact with me. (Kinda ticked me off :()

We had a fantastic nurse that explained a lot to my dad. I think he's getting it that this recovery will be measured in months, not days. She really gave him peace of mind today. We've made a request that she continues to be Mom's nurse and on her off days, 2 other nurses that we like. Between the 3, I think they'll take great care of my Mom and Dad. HE needs to have nurses that are just as focused on comforting and informing the family as they are the patient. (We've had 2 lately that have taken good care of mom, but they pretty much wouldn't talk to us or let us know what was going on.

I am better today. I am at peace with going home. Because of the nurse requests today, I feel that they will be well taken care of while I'm gone. The main 2 nurses will keep his spirits up and keep him informed (plus they're cute and perky... Almost too perky!)

I'm headed home tomorrow. It'll be hard, but it's the right choice for me. I can call and get updates whenever I need to, and if it comes to it, I'll fly out here again

Thank you all so much for your caring and comforting words. You really have pulled me through this and helped me be at peace with my choices.

My continued thoughts and prayers go out to all of those in need.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Kathy on August 31, 2010, 06:13:04 AM
Luv, so glad things are better for you. You need to go home and rest. It sounds like this is going to be a very long recovery. Keep your spirits up and know that everyone here is pulling for you. I'll continue to pray for you and your parents.

SJC, when it rains it pours. Just know that things will improve with time. Hope all of your test results come out great.

Angela thinking of you.

Rita, praying for a speedy recovery.

Continue prayers for everyone.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on August 31, 2010, 07:48:14 AM
Luv, so glad things are better for you. You need to go home and rest. It sounds like this is going to be a very long recovery. Keep your spirits up and know that everyone here is pulling for you. I'll continue to pray for you and your parents.

SJC, when it rains it pours. Just know that things will improve with time. Hope all of your test results come out great.

Angela thinking of you.

Rita, praying for a speedy recovery.

Continue prayers for everyone.

Ditto... Have a safe trip home, Luv. Glad you were able to get out for a bit, Rita. I am praying for you all today and all your specific needs and hope today is better for you, sjc. Love you all so much.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Rita on August 31, 2010, 09:59:06 AM
Safe trip Luv. My Mom has always had a hard time with my Grandmother and it's only worse now that she's in the nursing home. She is very demanding and sulks like a spoiled child when she doesn't get her way.  ::) She's always putting my Mom down even though my Mom has taken care of her for years. The weird thing is my Grandmother loves the son more (you know...the one who has barely called or come to visit for 30 years). When she acts that way we've learned instead of getting upset about it we just remove ourselves from the situation. We just kiss her on the cheek, say I love you and walk out of the room.

SJC...Girl...I'm sorry to hear that. Hopefully today will be better. Prayers will continue for you and your tests. I like what you told me about Rome not being built in a day. I'll have to keep that in mind.

Angela, praying that you get good test results.

To each of you who has prayed or thought of me I want to give you my heartfelt thanks. You'll never know how much it means to me.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Cindy416 on August 31, 2010, 10:16:21 AM
Prayers for safe travel, Heather. You're doing what you need to do, and it sounds as if you've done a great job seeing that both your mom and your dad will be in good hands.

I'm keeping the others of you who need prayers in mind. Hang in there.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Luvmy5brats on August 31, 2010, 12:03:37 PM
She's off the ventilator. She said my name and that she loves me. I cried lots of happy tears.

Headed to airport will update more once I get checked in and thru security.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on August 31, 2010, 12:10:05 PM
She's off the ventilator. She said my name and that she loves me. I cried lots of happy tears.

Headed to airport will update more once I get checked in and thru security.

Praise the Lord \o/
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Margaret on August 31, 2010, 12:38:40 PM
Safe travels, Heather.  Hugs and prayers for a steady recovery.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Vet on August 31, 2010, 01:47:02 PM
Hi,

Rita, take it slow. I can't imagine the pain.

Heather, I'm so happy. Safe travels.

sjc, what a day! It has to get better.




Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: osnova on August 31, 2010, 09:50:38 PM
I haven't visited this thread in a long while.  If you remember me and my prayer requests, I want to update you on what has been happening and give God praise.

I was three months out of work.  Then, I got a temp contractor position without benefits.  After four months, I was offered a permanent job across the country in California.  We moved and I am just coming up to the surface for air.  My son is going to start kindergarten.  My daughter is two.  We are expecting another baby in 2011.  Praise God for providing for my family.  Thanks for your prayers.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: 911jason on September 01, 2010, 01:31:33 AM
Congrats on the new job and new baby Osnova! Where in California are you? I'm in the San Fernando Valley (north of downtown LA). I'll also be praying that somehow DVJ's functionality will be restored on the Kindle 3. I know I, and many others here, rely on DVJ for our Kindle Bible usage in church and at Bible studies.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Angela on September 01, 2010, 05:06:21 AM
I haven't visited this thread in a long while.  If you remember me and my prayer requests, I want to update you on what has been happening and give God praise.

I was three months out of work.  Then, I got a temp contractor position without benefits.  After four months, I was offered a permanent job across the country in California.  We moved and I am just coming up to the surface for air.  My son is going to start kindergarten.  My daughter is two.  We are expecting another baby in 2011.  Praise God for providing for my family.  Thanks for your prayers.

Congrats on the new job and the new baby to come.

Prayers going up for all of you. I am beginning a new chapter in my life today. I start work at a local college today. It is only a temp job for now in HR, but we shall see. Hopefully I am not too rusty after being out of the work force for 3 years! :) May you all have a blessed and wonderful Monday!
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on September 01, 2010, 05:10:54 AM
Osnova, welcome back to the Prayer thread.  What a huge move, but glad things are working out for you.
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Jeff on September 01, 2010, 06:30:14 AM
You'll do fine, Angela. I have no doubt.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Linda Cannon-Mott on September 01, 2010, 06:35:47 AM
Welcome back Osnova!! Praise God for the wonderful things He is doing in your life!

Great news about your Mom and Dad Heather and I am so thankful you have peace.

SJC I hope you have a day filled with peace! Thankful there were no injuries in the accident. Praying for negative tests results for you and Angela.

I prayed for all of you on my way to work.

I spent yesterday in court, I sat from 9 until noon. Met with attorney for 30 minutes and have to go back 10/06/10. They are going to attempt to reach my daughter one more time. He told me there was no need to worry about getting custody of Dillan and Lexy. Please continue to pray for all of us and please pray that Krystal will find her way back to a Godly life.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Rita on September 01, 2010, 08:25:38 AM
Osnova...I'm pretty new here, but wanted to say Praise God for all the great things that are happening in your life. May God continue to bless you and your expanding family.

Luv...That's such wonderful news. It brought tears to my eyes too!!

Vet...Believe me I'm taking it very slow. I have no choice. :) I've been laying off the pain meds for two days now because of how bad they make me feel. Last night I slept for 30 to 40 minutes tops. It was a very long night and this morning after shuffling everyone off to work I was able to sleep about an hour and a half. Hopefully, I can stay awake during the day and get back to normal tonight. I've been on these meds for almost a year now and I'm afraid that I've become dependent on them. I truly hope that's not the case. They really don't help the pain so I'm thinking I'll have to wean myself instead of just stopping completely like I did.  :-\

Angela...Congrats on the new chapter in your life!

Linda...Praying for the positive results in your custody case and praying that your Krystal will find her way home to you and The Lord.

If I've left out anyone by name know that I will continue praying for all my new KB prayer partners.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Cindy416 on September 01, 2010, 09:31:43 AM
Angela, Rita, and Linda, prayers continue to go out to you.  Osnova, glad to see that things are looking up for you. Congratulations on the job and the news about the baby. 

Heather, that's wonderful news about your mom. It made me tear up, as well. I'm really glad that you are able to leave on such a high note. Will continue to pray for you and your family, as well as for your safe flight home.

If I missed anyone, I apologize. I'll read back through the last couple of pages to see if I missed any of you. If I did, you'll be in my prayers.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: sjc on September 01, 2010, 06:11:57 PM
Osnova:  Yay...some good news; great as a matter of fact.  Congrats on all counts.

Luv:  I cried reading your post.  I love you.

Angela:  I'm thrilled for you...sometimes a change like that can make you feel like a whole new person and add a new found sense of self worth.  Good luck with your new position.  You are an inspiration and a great friend.  

drenee:  Gratitude.

Meredith:  Join us.  I care for you deeply.

Rita:  As painful and as crappy as your situation it is:  It could be worse I'm going to tell you about the "Paul Newman" in my life:  (I wish I knew his real name; but I forgot it...I beat myself over it all the time)
This story has stuck with me and has helped me so much.  Sometimes a complete stranger can make a profound impression on someone, without even knowing it: (like some of you on these boards; Anju for one)

About 5 years ago...my husband had 10 full sized pieces of sheet rock propped up against my arts and crafts odds and ends storage credenza in the garage.  I needed to get some ribbon out of the credenza so; so I squeezed my arm in the gap between the unit and the sheet rock; figuring, piece of cake.  Next thing I knew; I was on the garage floor with 10 sheets of sheet rock piled on top of me.  Too heavy to crawl out from under; my husband was at the Home Depot and the phone for help was on the opposite wall of the garage.  Time was passing...I could feel the numbness settling in.  Pins and needles doesn't begin to describe it.  I kept trying to wiggle and squirm.  40 minutes later; he heard faint sounds of help me help me.  When he opened the garage door it was like an angel descended.  When he ever lifted off that sheet rock...you never saw an ass cheek so black and blue and an ankle/foot so swollen and purple.  I probably made things worse by trying to wiggle; but I was trying to 1.  Escape 2.  Get some circulation going.  GOD was with me...All I had was severe bruising and a badly sprained ankle; though I couldn't sit right for weeks.  Now comes Paul Newman:  I was a purple mess on crutches doing the grocery shopping a few days later.  Trying to get the groceries to the car; I dropped a crutch and a bag of groceries...I was cursing.

Out of nowhere this strikingly handsome older gentleman with the most striking blue eyes (Paul Newman) helped me pick up the groceries, crutches carried the groceries to my car, asked me if I was OK.  When I thanked him I noticed that as he spoke to me one of the beautiful eyes didn't move while the other followed along with his movements.  I didn't say anything obviously.  He turned to me and said:  "Don't be bitter, don't ever be bitter...It is such a waste of time.  I wasted a great part of my life being bitter and it got me nowhere.  I disliked myself; and people later followed suit due to my attitude."  I said, Why what happened?  He told me that when he was 8 years old he was being pushed in a red wagon by a friend who got carried away and somehow the handle of the wagon went through his eye and blinded him.

He turned into an angry loathsome pity-party.  Soon alienating friends and even down the road almost his wife.  When he was all alone; after practically becoming the devil himself; he had an epiphany:  "I am a mean, miserable son of a b*tch; when I should be appreciating my one good eye."  He turned his attitude and his life around...made amends with those he mistreated and alienated and vowed to be the most pleasant, considerate, compassionate and helpful man he could be.  He said he was rewarded tenfold. He was just sorry that he wasted so much time, but that was the past.  I said, "Thanks for sharing your story, I promise that I won't forget it."  I never have.  I just WISH I could remember his name or better yet run into him again.  I would tell him how special he is.

So, Rita:  Bad knee, bum leg, pain:  better than times 2.  Not that I'm saying that you pity yourself; you certainly DO NOT come across that way at all...but; I now always try to say:  Glass half full; Rome wasn't built in a day.  All the best.  I just wanted to share that lovely man's story (I want to say Bob...but I can't be sure)...It bugs me...lol.


UPDATE: Ultrasound turned out OK; follow up with MRI in December.  Angela still thinking of you.  PRAYERS TO ALL...sjc
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: drenee on September 01, 2010, 06:17:01 PM
sjc, so glad your ultrasound is fine. 
deb
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Lynn on September 01, 2010, 06:19:31 PM
sjc- Great news about the US.

Lynn L
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: sjc on September 01, 2010, 06:34:08 PM
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sjc, so glad your ultrasound is fine.
deb
sjc- Great news about the US.

Lynn L

Thanks all...
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: loonlover on September 01, 2010, 06:38:35 PM
Great news, SJC
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: sjc on September 01, 2010, 06:39:44 PM
Great news, SJC
Loon; thanks...You and the Mr. are the best.  I treasure the pair of you.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: Cindy416 on September 01, 2010, 06:42:48 PM
Sjc, great news your ultrasound. Loved the story about the man who helped you. There's a lesson in that story for all ofmus to remember.
Title: Re: Prayer Requests
Post by: sjc on September 01, 2010, 06:47:17 PM