Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Instructions For A Hard Life........

I have a prayer request to send out for Melody's (our daughter-in-law) sister, Mindy. Mindy is 29 years old. She is married and the mother of two sweet girls. Recently she was diagnosed with emphysema. That was quite a blow to all of us. Now they have looked the x-rays over closely and are seeing a couple of places on her lungs that they want to have a closer look at. Melody will be going with her tomorrow to get a CT Scan. If you are so inclined, please send up some prayers for Mindy and the family. If prayer isn't your way, she could sure use a lot of positive energy coming her way. It will probably be a couple of days before she gets the results, but as soon as I hear anything you will be the next in line to know.

J.D.'s family in Louisiana are all safe and sound. His brother told him that they lost their power for a few minutes and had winds of about 35 MPH. Like J.D. pointed out...... we get winds a lot higher than that here on the mountain ridge. Thanks to all for sending up prayers for their safety.

I had a doctors appointment this morning and got a shot of cortisone in my knee and am supposed to have it up for now with ice on it. I will post more about my appointment tomorrow. Right now, I need to hobble to the couch and follow instructions.

Wishing you a day of blessings and happiness.


Nanna said...

Prayer for the Sick
"Dear Jesus, Divine Physician and Healer of the sick, we turn to you in this time of illness. O dearest comforter of the troubled, alleviate our worry and sorrow with your gentle love, and grant us the grace and strength to accept this burden. Dear God, we place our worries in your hands. We place our sick under your care and humbly ask that you restore your servant to health again. Above all, grant us the grace to acknowledge your will and know that whatever you do, you do for the love of us. Amen."


May your burdens be lighter, dearest Jo. and our understandings patient and deeper.
Love, Nanna

Diane@Diane's Place said...

Glad to hear J.D.'s family is safe. We're getting rain and tornado warnings off the remnants of Gustav now, but nothing severe in my area at the moment.

Sorry to hear about Mindy. I'll certainly pray for her, and for you. I hope the shot works for your knee. I had them in mine, and it worked for a couple of days then back to the same old thing. I haven't bothered to have any more shots but hopefully you'll be one of the majority that they help.

Have a good week, Jo.

Love and hugs,


Jess said...

I will pray fo rMindy and also for you!

Keep us updated...and have a good rest of the week

TSannie said...

Mindy's in my thoughts and prayers...so glad your JD is safe!

As far as the cortisone goes...I can only bend my left knee back a bit before it feels like it's going to explode...cortisone...sounds like a wonder drug!

Mike Golch said...

Jo you and the family are one my prayers and I will post a prayer request on my sites as well. Big Time Hugs.

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

Lots of prayers and positive thoughts. Big hug from a total stranger. :)

Mary said...

Mindy is in my prayers and in my thoughts, My mother had emphazema, so I know what she is going through prayers to you too take care..Mary

Kate said...

Hi Jo, Am listening to your music I love 'Angels Among Us' and it is playing right now,(and singing out along with the music - Lord only knows what my neighbours will think ) hehehe... sending Get Well Wishes and Prayers for both you and Mindy... Hope the injection works... this is from someone who 'HATES' (and if truth be told is terrified of them) AArgghh! "Victory in the Lord.... OOps, should really think of my downstairs neighbours and be quiet - but I really can't help singing out !! Love from Scotland Kate xx.

Lib said...

Hi Jo,
Will be praying here!
Hope the shots work for you!
Have a great day!

Linds said...

I will be prayign for Mindy here too, and for your knee to heal fast. We are a pair, aren't we!
I am so glad everyone is safe and that Gustav blew himself out. Thank heavens.

Kate said...

Hi again Jo, You have been mentioning poems, stories etc. which are written anonymously, have you seen Kate's Poem I have posted it once again tonight on my blog - I would be interested to know what you think about it... I think it speaks volumes about how some folk think about 'old folk' - It's quite a moving piece I think and I have loved it and known it all my life.

Blessings over the Pond - Kate x.

Juli said...

Much healing and strength

and for you dear(((((((Jo)))))))))

Picket said...

hey girl...so sorry to hear about the young girl but I pray that things turn around and it all comes to naught..May God breath on her and touch her with a healing hand and for you dear friend may every cell & fiber of your knee be may whole and minute by minute may you feel the healing power of God. Thanks so much for coming by...I love the brown wicker on the front also & my neighbors have teased me before and said they would come sit on the porch while I was gone to town! lol

BittersweetPunkin said...

I will for sure include Mindy in my prayers...

Juli said...

I thought of you first thing this morning.

I hope all is well for you and all your loved ones.

Continued healing and love

Mountain Mama said...

I prayed for Mindy and for your knee too. I hope all will turn out well.
God Bless