Sunday, September 20, 2009

A Time to Pray . . .




My mother-in-law currently lies in the hospital under heavy sedation with some sort of unknown infection in her ear that potentially endangers her brain. We have such sketchy details, as we live hours away. The summaries we receive via phone do not paint a rosy picture. She recently returned from South Africa on a visit to her daughter and family, which poses a host of unknowns . . . but God knows.

I would be grateful to any who choose to join our family in sending up prayers in Gloria's behalf.

Necessarily, my blog retreat will stretch a bit longer.

Tomorrow Lydia turns 14 . . . the celebrations will go on as planned, but surely a shadow will fall over the day.

I shall retreat again for now, as I feel a bit overwhelmed by the events of this day. Thank you in advance to all my sweet, sweet friends who read and understand that life whirls in a messy sort of way . . . How good it is to grasp another's hand in the whirlwind, even as we sit under His tender wing.

13 comments:

Becky said...

Happy Birthday to Lydia. Wow, 14 already! You are a lovely young lady. Your parents have done a wonderful job under the Lord's close watch ;-)





(((Debbie))) I will be praying for Gloria. And God's peace beyond understanding for all.

Linda said...

Praying for Gloria and your family.

Happy, Happy Birthday, Lydia!

Kelley said...

Please know that your mother-in-law is in my prayers and that you are in my thoughts and prayers!

Wishing Miss Lydia a very happy and blessed birthday filled with all the things that she loves ! ♥

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Happy Birthday to Lydia. 14 is a big deal! And even though you are worried, I know her grandmother would want you to celebrate Lydia's birthday with gladness and thanksgiving.

I will most certainly hold Gloria up in prayer to our Heavenly Father. Remember, that He is holding her in the safety of His hand, and whatever happens, He is with all of you through this. Pray, knowing He hears you and answers our every prayer.

June said...

Debbie, I will be praying for Gloria and all of your family. I do hope Lydia has a glorious day.
Hugs,
June

sukipoet said...

I send Gloria prayers and blessings. It is so stressful to be far away from loved ones when they are sick. Happy Birthday to Lydia. Love, Suki

scrappy quilter said...

Happy Birthday to Lydia.

Praying for Gloria. hugs

Karey said...

Will pray Debbie.

jojo said...

My thoughts and prayers go out for Gloria and Blessings for healing and Grace...

Happy Birthday to Lydia..14 is such a special time in a young girls life..;p

Tricia said...

I will pray.

Happy birthday to Lydia!

God bless.

Elizabeth said...

Happy Birthday :)

I'll be Praying today!

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

I pray that the doctors have wisdom and for healing.

As well as a happy birthday for the birthday girl. :)

Anonymous said...

Praying for a solution for your mil. And peace for you all in the midst of this storm. Hopefully the day for your daughter will be sweet in spite of all that is going on!
Elizabeth