We need your prayers
Those of you who have been with me since I began blogging, know that this has not been an easy year for my family. My big, strong, handsome husband, Lurch, had to have a toe amputated. While he was recovering, my Mother was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma which is an incurable cancer of the bones. Lurch and I retired from our long time careers as educators so that we could provide care for my mother. However, most of our time has been spent at home since Lurch had to undergo emergency heart bypass surgery in February. His recovery has been difficult and slow. Now Lurch is facing an unexpected additional toe surgery and complications with his heart. His surgery is scheduled for July 17th, but the surgery cannot proceed if these new heart problems aren't quickly corrected. He is scheduled for diagnostic heart tests tomorrow.
Tango is shown here trying to fill Grande's shoes. Grande is what the grandkids call Lurch. As big as Lurch's shoes are, his place in our hearts and in our lives is even bigger. No one call fill his shoes...ever.
Please keep Lurch in your prayers!
My Mother will be joining us in Houston next week as she visits MD Anderson to explore some new procedures in the treatment of her cancer. As any of us would be, she will be fearful and nervous as she faces painful tests and tough decisions. I will be praying for Mother to have strength, courage, peace of mind and wisdom.
Please keep my Mother in your prayers!
In my opinion, the best thing about blogging is the opportunity to create an extended family of wonderful blogging buddies who are always there to support and encourage. This week, I noticed that there are two blogging friends who need our support and prayers:
Ann of Ann's Imagination Creations is facing a personal problem which has a heavy emotional impact. Ann has shared her problem with me and let me tell you, I know there are others out there facing the same problem. I will be praying for Ann and her husband to have faith, patience and strength. I pray that solutions and opportunities present themselves to this couple. I am sure she would appreciate a comment of encouragement on her blog.
Please keep Ann in your prayers!
Debi of The Junkin' YaYa asks for prayers for her grown daughter who is seriously ill and may be faced with hospitalization. As a mother and as a friend, my heart goes out to Debi and her family. I am sure Debi could also use comments of encouragement on her blog.
Please keep Debi in your prayers!
I would also like to request that you keep these special ladies in your prayers:
Debbie of Talking Trash keeps us all posted on the marvelous improvements of her beautiful granddaughter, Bella Marie. I will continue to pray for Bella until she is able to go home to the arms of her mom, Jen, and grandmother, Debbie.
Please keep Debbie, Bella and Jen in your prayers!
Sue of Practicing Random Acts of Kindness is my good friend and a tough woman. She has faced and overcome some major obstacles in the past years. Although she generally suffers in silence, I know she appreciates your prayers, support and kind comments.
Please keep Sue in your prayers!
Thank you, my blogging family! Thank you for always being there for me. Thank you for supporting, encouraging and inspiring. Thank you for your prayers.