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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

A Sad Event....


Yesterday, I found myself sitting in the Chapel of a Nashville hospital, quietly praying, and asking God for a miracle....
My son-in-law's father has been suffering for the past year, with pains in his stomach, and today, after exploratory surgery, we found the answer.

Pancreatic cancer.
The prognosis is grim.

Tomorrow, the surgeons intend on explaining the course of action. It will be the one glimmer of hope this close-knit family will desperately cling to.

As I sat in the chapel, my heart heavy, and my fears many, I questioned, this game of chance called "Life".
Why do bad things, happen to good people ?

This is a man, who for all of his life, has been a dedicated husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, friend.
A man who has worked, and provided well for his family.
A man who loves fishing, and all of nature's beauty.
A man who has passed along those passions, to his sons, and his grandchildren.
A kind and generous man, to friends and family alike.
A man who has loved well.
A man who has voluntarily served his Country.

The hurt and confusion is prolific on the faces of his loved ones. The impact on this family will be devastating.

If you believe in the Power of Prayer, may I humble myself, and ask you to remember my dearest Jimmy in your Prayer Chains, or silently ask our dear God for a miracle..........

Blessings to you all.

16 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh Jo, I'm so sorry. I will definitely pray for your son-in-law's father.

God Bless All of You,
Betsy

bennie and patsy said...

So sorry to hear this.My prayer is God keep you all strong, in your hour of need.
Patsy

donna baker said...

Jo, I will pray for all of you; that you and yours will be strengthened and comforted.

TheWritersPorch said...

I would be honored to pray for this man so loved..........

Gaston Studio said...

Why do bad things happen to good people... finding the answer to this universal question would be a miracle indeed.

Prayers are on the way.

Nan said...

I am so sorry. This is how my mother died. Awful, awful disease.

Dave Pie-n-Mash said...

I am so sorry to hear this. It just never seems fair does it.

Brenda Heisler said...

I'm so sorry. I will keep his family in my prayers. May you find comfort in knowing others care.

Libby Murphy said...

I feel your pain and have asked many of those same questions myself. We are only human and will never understand God's plan for us. I hope that he doesn't suffer and I know that it will be a challenging time for your entire family as you watch a loved one have to deal with this. What gives me comfort is the fact that they are going to a place that is so wonderful they wouldn't come back here even if they could, when the time comes.
Happy Twirls,
Libby

Frank Baker said...

So sorry to hear the bad news. Our prayers are with you all..

Cloody is a cancer surviver so never give up

debbie bailey said...

This family will be in my prayers. God's ways are different from ours, and even though we don't understand why things like this happen, we can trust in the One who makes all things work together for good to those who are called according to His purposes. Therefore we can let go of our wondering and trust in Him. Easy to say. Sometimes hard to do.

Aleta said...

Jo, I will keep Jimmy in my prayers for healing and you and your family for strength during this difficult time. We don't know why things like this happen in this world, but we can rest assured that we are all safe in God's Hands.

cheshire wife said...

I am so sorry to read this news. There seems to be a lot of it about. But that it no consolation to the individual concerned and their family and friends.

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Thank you for all the sincere comments, and encouragement.
Jimmy is continuing to recover from the surgeries, the medicines are few, the level of hope is high.
We are not certain of the doctors' intentions at this early stage, but I have conveyed to Jimmy your individual thoughts and well-wishes...
Bless you, dear friends.
Josephine

Denise said...

I am so sorry to read this post. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

George said...

We will certainly keep your entire family in our prayers.