Thursday, May 14, 2009

A Heavy Heart

As I write this the sadness seems to flow and yes I know we are not suppose to worry. It does no good to worry about things you cannot change but I am hurting for so many this morning. I am going to this in a bulletin type post.

  • Last night we got the call that my nephew, who is 24 left his wife and their 2 children and has been gone for about 10 days. The whole family is just broken. The rumor is that he is cheating, he says she is cheating........It doesn't matter who is what. The children are my worry, they are 6 and 3.
  • My cousin T and her hubby a neurosurgeon decided they wanted a baby late in life. Never had any children and at 41, she delivered a little boy 4 weeks early and he is very sick. His lungs mainly and he has jaundice. He has been in the NICU over a week.
  • I have another cousin that she and her hubby and kids bought a multi million dollar business 4 years ago and moved a couple hours away to run it. Chances are if you live in Alabama, you have stopped there. Anyhow, on her way home from work Monday afternoon a little 10 year old girl was riding her bike on a county highway and swerved to miss a dog. My cousin was driving her SUV and could not avoid her. The little girl swerved right in front of her. She was killed on impact. My cousin worked on her, as she is a nurse but nothing could be done. My cousin is so broken and is having a very hard time.
  • I have a very dear friend who is a reader here. She has 2 little boys. She found a place in her neck. She will have a biopsy next week. She has a family history of cancer. I love you sweet friend!
  • Last but certainly not Mom is very sick. She has a regular lung specialist. She saw him just a few weeks ago on a Tuesday. On Saturday night he committed suicide. She saw one of his associates this week only to find out that she has full blown COPD. IF she does not do what he has instructed she has 6-12 months to live. She is is known NOT to do as the doctor ordered and unfortunately I cannot make her. She says she will try and quit smoking. This is the same exact road that we went down with my mother-in-law. She lost her short battle with lung cancer a little over a year ago. The chances of Mom getting cancer are very high, unless God sees her another road.
  • Hubby only worked two days last week and one day this week. He has looked for other work, but there are no short haul driving jobs and very few long hauls available. With all of the rain there is little farm work to do right now. He is so down and out. We are trying to make it until the first week in June (when the markets start) but it is difficult with all of the medical bills and pharmacy too. He is getting irritable and depressed.

My heart is hurting today. I ask for your prayers for all of the above. Thank you and may God continue his blessings for us all!


Steph at Problem Solvin' Mom said...

Oh, sweet friend, I am praying for you, your friends and your relatives. It is so hard to hand over our worries, especially when they are for our loved ones.


Kristi said...

I am praying for you and your family. Give it all to God. Hang in there this is just a curve in the road.

Mimi said...

Marva, I am so sorry about all of the bad news you have to deal with.I am sending prayers for you and your family.Hang in there and stay strong. God will help you through this.

Elisha said...

Coming from the world's greatest worrier (that would be me), I've often thought that if I didn't have God to take my burdens and cares to, life would just be too much to bear at times.

I'll add my prayers to the others here, for your family, and also your hubby's work situation. Take care dear friend.

Nikki said...

Oh, Marva. It never rains but it pours, right? I cannot believe how much you are going through, but I will keep praying for you and yours.

Julie @ blessedwithfive said...

Dear Marva, so Many are hurting right now. It is so hard to know of others struggling. My heart hurts for you and your despair.

Continue to lean on Jesus.

Hugs and love,

Mrs. Darling said...

I am so sorry Marva. What a load to carry! Thankfully we do not bear our burdens alone. I am praying that Jesus will be very close to you and your family and that you will feel the arms of the Almighty holding you close during this time.

Anonymous said...

Marva, I am so sorry about all the bad news you have recieved. You mom I think will do as the Dr. has said cause I am sure that she wants to see the boys grow up.

Have faith remember I have COPD also and I changed my life and no the damage can not be reversed but I changed my lifestyle and habits and I now have a longer life God willing.

My motto is " many things to think about but nothing to worry about"

You will be in my prayers that he will give you strength.


Ellie said...

Dear sweet Marva......sending prayers and hugs for you and your family...

Leahann a.k.a Kimberly's Mommy said...

Oh my sweet friend I am saying many many prayers for you and your family. Not worrying about things can be so difficult when they start to pile up like that. Like you reminding me not so long ago you are a child of the King and he is in control. Hand it all over to Him (I know sometimes easier said then done).

Leahann :)

whittybrooke said...

Oh, Marva. I'm so sorry for all you(and others you know)are going through right now. I'll be praying that God gives you all special grace. I'm a worrier too, but I do know God is able to help when I allow Him to. Just remember to "cast all your care upon Him..."


Anonymous said...

What heavy burdens....when people we love are hurting we feel the pain...I will pray for all.
Pam, South Bendboatebu

IF said...

I will pray for you during this time!! That is a lot of things hitting you at once! Love ya!

Heather said...

Love you too!

titus2woman said...

OH wow~you have sooo much to weigh heavy on your mind. It's ALWAYS an honor to pray~I'm sending one up right.this.minute. (((((HUGS))))) sandi