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Sunday, May 5

Sunday, May 05, 2013

I cannot believe it has been as long as it has been since I have written a blog. And truth be told, I think the last thing I thought I was going to do when I woke up this morning was to log on to SP, where I haven't been for quite a while, and write. But here I am..

So today is my sister's 50th birthday. And she is where she has been for most of the last 5 months, next to her husband, who is terribly ill, in a hospital room. We had talked about renting a bus and taking a trip down to the Connecticut casinos to celebrate her 50th. But that is not happening. My brother in law Bob's medical issues are complex, but I think it safe to say at this point that he is in need of as many prayers are he can get. So it is here that I ask my prayer warriors, once more, if you can keep Bob, and my sister, and my niece Jessica, who is two weeks shy of graduating from college, in your prayers.

And if I might ask for some for my little family, too. Anyone who has ever dealt with serious illness in their family knows the ripple effect that it has on everyone, and we have been no different. I have been eating my way through this, and know that I must stop. I did ride my exercise bike for the first time in a long time yesterday, and it felt good, and I had every intention of trying to eat well, but, well, eating is the way I comfort myself, and I don't want to eat good stuff, I want the stuff that is going to put me into that sugar-induced catatonic state, in between trying to keep things as normal as possible for Tony, who is going through his own issues, and my incredible husband Brian, who fills every gap I have to leave while sticking my fingers in the holes on the damn to stop it from collapsing..

I have always believed in prayer, in its power, but somehow, for the last week or so, I cannot pray. So I turn to my prayers warriors, and once again, humbly ask for your help. I love you all. Thank you.
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  • TINATC26
    thanks to all of you, my dear friends. Feeling the prayers..will keep everyone informed..thank you from the bottom of my heart..
    2734 days ago
    And more prayers. It is very natural to have times where you need others to stand in the gap with prayer and I'm so thankful to have the opportunity to do that for you Tina. I do understand how this all flows through the families having gone through it in a different form with my mom years ago. It's hard. Hugs to you along with those prayers!
    2735 days ago
    Lord, You heard my friend Tina, and You KNOW she believes in prayer and in the power, and so I pray for her sake, so she knows I will. Bob's not getting any better Lord, and we don't understand why. He's had fine doctors by his side, but it looks like he needs The Great Physician on the scene. Maybe this has been done because You want to show Your power to drive and cast that cancer out of Bob, or maybe You want Bob to finish his work here, but we all know we need to come before You with our faith, and we need our faith strengthened for this end time when prayer is mocked in the world. You are The Author and Finisher of our faith, so see to it that Bob and his family and that Tina and her family, have Your care surrounding them right now, because of their love for You, and their faith in You. And increase our faith in Your unchanging Word - forgiving us for our many shortcomings. May He Who was made flesh and dwelt among us, Who took our punishments on Himself, and conquered all death... may this be done in name of The Lord Jesus Christ, Amen.
    2735 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/5/2013 2:21:38 PM
    Sending mega positive thoughts and prayers out for all your family.

    Stress is a hard detour to avoid when it involves family members.

    2735 days ago
    Tina - the prayers are being sent for everyone in your family right now.

    God, I ask that You lift Tina's family up and lay Your healing power upon Bob and give everyone peace. Hold and comfort them and let them know that You are near. I ask this in Jesus' most holy name, Amen.
    2735 days ago
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