Friday, January 05, 2007

Prayer Requests

Today my Mema is being admitted to the hospital. For sometime now her skin has just been breaking down and it keeps getting worse. They are admitting her and going to run some tests. It looks like she might lose her foot, due to no circulation. She is 93, and although her body is breaking down her mind is still so sharp. Many of you know how my memory is so freakishly wierd sometimes and I can remember numbers and dates like no other. Well that is where I get if from. To this day, she still remember everyone's birthdays, telephone numbers, etc. It's really difficult when your body is wanting to leave this world and your mind is still very much here. And I would think at some point your mind just has to let go. If they do take her foot, my dad thinks she won't be the same after surgery.

I can't say enough about the most wonderful person my Mema is. I've really thought a lot about her in these past couple of weeks, because I truly believe she is the strongest woman and person I know. She has persevered through so much. She was married to a very mean (for lack of a better word) drunk, and still managed to raise 4 boys that all turned out to be very good christian men and fathers. She's been alone since 1996, after my Papa's death. And I know she was alone long before that. She kept her faith, and has continued to be a godly woman throughout her life. She really is my hero.

She really is ready to be with Jesus. I don't know what is keeping her here. But I ask for prayers that whatever happens she doesn't suffer.

I also have another prayer request. I don't want to say names right now, b/c I am not sure how they would feel about that. But I have a friend that I knew from LCU that her mother has had a long battle with cancer for close to 10 years now. She has overcome so much and beat this many times. And now it is looking like she is faced with a new health battle. I received an email from another friend to ask everyone to pray so that is what I am doing now.

I really want to thank everyone who reads this and prays for me. I have learned so much about being appreciative and thankful for the wonderful and awesome support system I have. I feel so blessed that I can share things like this, and know that you all care. I can't say that I ever thought "blogging" would do that for me. I hope that you all know that you can do the same. I would want to pray for you in any way that I could if you ever needed it. Believe me, it has what has gotten me through these tough times. God bless you all!

6 Comments:

Blogger Carolyn said...

I hope everything goes okay with Meme, she is a sweet person. Let us know how it turns out.

3:28 PM  
Blogger Noel & Celeste said...

Thank you so much for your prayers . . .
I am praying for you -

Celeste

4:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your Mema is in my prayers and your friend's mom too. It was great to talk to you the other night!

Jenny

4:57 PM  
Anonymous Jenn K said...

I will be praying for your Mema and your family. Keep us posted.

6:19 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

I just did :)

9:51 PM  
Blogger Sara said...

I hope she is doing well now and will get better! Hope you are doing good too!

5:11 PM  

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