Wednesday, July 8, 2009

We Need Your Prayers Again, Please!

We need your prayers
again, please!

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.


peggy gatto said...

I will add these people and their families to my prayer group and call upon my heavenly friends.
Wishing you all goods things.

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

Prayers are being sent for all the people above. You are in my thoughts and prayers as well.


Lou Cinda said...

I will keep Lurch and yourself in my prayers everyday! I will also pray for and visit the other blogs that you mentioned!

I hope your husband gets better very very soon!

Lou Cinda

Ann said...

Malisa, Thank you! And thank you to all of you for your prayers.I will remember everyone else in my prayers also. You are so sweet and caring bring tears to my eyes,good ones! Ann

Teresa said...

I will say a prayer for you, Lurch, your Mom, Sue, Deb, and all the other wonderful friends that we have made here.

Big Love and Good Stuff from Georgia, y'all,

Robin said...

Oh my goodness gracious me.....

Is the world coming to an end or are we all in the same old boat. Carl was in the hospital last week with a reoccurrence of his silly old heart.....not another heart attack but some new stints. He, thank goodness, is now right as rain and running circles around me.
Malisa....I am praying something fierce for your mother and Lurch...and I'm praying for you as well. That's quite a load you are carrying. Wish there was something I could do besides pray. If there is, don't hesitate to let me know.
And you know, I'll be praying for the whole lot of you.....for everyone. Let's get this darn boat to sunny shores.
Huge Gigantic ((HUG))

donna baker said...

What a sweet soul you are. Tell your Mom she'll be fine at MD Anderson. My husband had a stage 4 cancer 8 years ago and they saved his life. It wasn't easy; we had to move down there for 3 months and close his work in OKLA. and still some how take care of the kids etc. It's a wonderful place. He had a heart problem last year, but now all is well. I'll pray that all of you are strengthened and comforted.

trash talk said...

You know what happens when all us prayer warriors lift our hands and voices...Miracles!!!
Sending you love and prayers,

summersundays-jw said...

You're definitely in my thoughts and prayers. Stay strong. Jan

Whispering Pine Cottage said...

Malisa, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Angie

Marlene said...

Malisa, my thoughts and healing prayers are coming your way. Have been in your place lots of times and now I am thanking the Lord for the fine health of my own family this day. Stay gold & true

trash talk said...

I think I just heard a trace of a smile in your comment. I'll keep praying for everything to just go smoothly and in God's plan.

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

My thoughts and best wishes are with you and your family.

lulu Redstar & Lauri Evans said...

Malisa, I will be thinking of you and praying all goes well. Lauri@chippys

Barbara said...

I will certainly keep you, your husband and your mother in my prayers as well as the other people you have listed.

What a good thing for you to list those who need our prayers. This is what blogging is about..helping others.

So nice to meet you. Always happy to find fellow Texans.

Purple Hugs,

lulu Redstar & Lauri Evans said...

Hey Girl...ocnsider it done. so sorry to hear the news. thinking of you! ox lulu

Robin said...

Just stopped by to see how everything is going. I hope the fact that you haven't posted since last week is due to everything going well as expected and on track.
Still praying....

The Green Pea said...

I would be so blessed to pray for you and your loved ones. It is all in God's hands and will pray for peace for you and God's Will to be done. You will be in my prayers each time I pray. God Bless You, Sandi

Malissa said...

You are all in my thoughts and prayers!

Robin said...

Just stopping by again to check in on you. I know Lurch went in this past Friday.....I hope all went well....and I hope all went well at MD Anderson with your mother. ....still praying for the three of you. xoxo