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Prayer Request...

Today while you are all reading this post,
I am at the hospital, in the waiting room,
while my mom is having open heart surgery.
And the Colonel is on a plane going to Wisconsin to
work for the Army until late Sunday evening.

The surgery is two-fold:
to replace her aorta valve and to stop the atrial fibrillation
that has been attacking her heart since last October.

I would appreciate your prayers for my mom.

A friend of mine, Maria, shared this on Facebook on Sunday
and it meant so much to me I thought I would share it with all of you today;
for I know our family is not alone in dealing with stressful times.

Eccl. 3:14 

I know that, whosoever God doeth, it shall be for ever: 
nothing can be put to it, nor any thing taken from it: 
and God doeth it, that men should bear before him.

For the Spirit of the Lord would say to you: 
You may not know or understand all that is going on in your life right now, 
but I have given you an eternal perspective to look beyond 
the routines of life that seek to bring you down. 

The cycles of life are ordained in my order says the Lord, for they are around you. 
Let faith rise to meet the challenges you are facing, says the Lord.

Eph. 3:20:

Now unto him that is able to do exceeding 
abundantly above all that we ask or think,
 according to the power that worketh in us.

May the Lord be with each of you today! 

I will post an update here tomorrow or you can follow

I will updating Facebook all day for family and friends.

Thank you!  


  1. I will be praying for each of you.

  2. Your mom will be close in my prayers, Lois.

  3. Lois,

    I wondered what you were doing up so early and now I know why. You and your family will be in my prayers. I stayed up all night with my Dad the day he had a triple bypass. My Mother had stayed with him in Pittsburgh for nearly three days straight and my sister and I convinced her to go home and rest and that I would stay with him to make sure everything was all right.
    I understand your white knuckled tense state and will keep positive thoughts.


    P.S. I don't marinated either my chicken or my beef when cooking on the grill.

  4. Your Mom is adorable. You both are in my prayers.

  5. I am praying for your Mom. Stay strong. Please give an update when you can.
    I am sure you are a wreck, I am praying for BOTH of you.
    God Bless.

  6. Lois,
    So sorry to hear your Mom is going through something like this. I wish her good health and I will pray for her.

    Make sure you take care of yourself during all this because she might need you to help her out after the surgery.

  7. Praying for your dear mom!

  8. Thank you, Lois, for sharing that with us. What good scriptures to remind us that God is, indeed, in control, even when our world seems to be falling apart. I will be praying for your mom and for you. I know how difficult it is to be the kid who is there, watching and waiting.

  9. In my prayers. Wish your mom a speedy recovery. Best wishes!

  10. Good Morning! I did not know that you had a blog, you are on my FB page! love all of your "happy" thoughts! but I am praying for your mom ~ as well as your family that God will give you all Peace that passes understanding. May The God of Peace Rule in Your Hearts this day!

  11. I have already prayed for you both this morning Lois, and I will continue all day every time the Lord draws you all to my mind. Big hugs to you today!

  12. Praying now, and will continue to do so! Will bring this request also to my Bible study group this morning (we meet in a little while). Please know that she (and you) will be blanketed in prayer! May the Lord be with you all, and guide the surgeons hands. Sending hugs your way!

  13. Sending much love and prayers today, Lois.

  14. I'm praying for your mom and for her speedy recovery! Keep us posted.

  15. It can be so hard to sit in the waiting room while a loved one is undergoing surgery. Please know that you will be in my thoughts today and I will include your dear mom in my prayers.

  16. I will pray for you all and I hope that everything will go well.'

  17. May our Gracious GOD hold each of you through this trying time. May HE give the doctors great skill and wisdom and may HE touch your sweet Mama with healing!
    Praying for you both. <3

  18. Oh, I'm so sorry. I'm sending thoughts and prayers for strength and healing for your family. I hope the surgery goes well.

  19. Lois, I'm just returned home today and saw your post. My heart goes out to you and I know you miss the support of your hub there by you. Praying for your mom and for you,
    we wait to hear.

  20. I read her surgery went well and I am praying for a speedy recovery! sandie


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