Thursday, April 29, 2010

A Prayer Request...

I don't normally get too personal on my blog, but I am devastated at the moment, and I'm sure you'll all understand why I might have to take a short break from blogging and reading blogs, etc.

Yesterday, we received the bad news that one of my husband's sisters was seriously injured in a fall.  I'm not going to go into the particulars, but she's in really bad shape...and at the moment, it's not looking too good.  So with the limited funds in our bank account, we bought Jerry a last-minute airline ticket and he rushed out of state last evening to be with his family.  (Thank goodness we live close to the airport because he didn't have much time to spare!)

The Girl and I are holding down the fort the best we can.  She's obviously upset about her auntie, but she was devastated that Jerry had to leave so unexpectedly.  She cried at the airport, cried on the way home, and bawled her eyes out last night when it sunk in that her daddy wasn't there for her good-night kiss.  (Thank goodness for cell phones, or I'd be going even more crazy that I already am!)  I'm thankful that I'm able to modify my work schedule so I can take over Jerry's role of dropping her off and picking her up from school, trying to keep everything as normal as possible for her.  But it's still hard.

Anyway, for those of you who pray, please pray for my sister-in-law, my husband, and their family.  I've been told that it'll be a miracle if she survives through the weekend, but miracles do happen, so I told him not to give up hope.  And thanks for just letting me babble.  My house is awfully quiet right now, so it's nice to "talk" even if it is only typing.  But all my blog buddies have become an important part of my life in a way I think only you all truly understand.  And I truly appreciate it.



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46 comments:

Serena said...

You know I'm hear for you! I'll keeping hoping for a miracle!

Heather J. said...

Said a prayer for all involved (you and The Girl included) just now. We're here for you ...

Literate Housewife said...

Oh, Anna! This is horrible news. You have my prayers for as long as you need them.

Meaghan said...

I am so sorry to hear about your family. My husbands grandmother actually took a fall yesterday too and we have been at the hospital all day. So, I understand exactly what you are going through. I will be praying for you and your husbands family.

Sullivan McPig said...

That's terrible news.
I wish all of you lots of strenght and you'll be in my thoughts.

Julie P. said...

Anna, my heart just goes out to your family. I will be praying for all of you.

fredamans said...

Definitely have your family in my prayers.


(((HUGS)))

Amanda said...

Oh Anna, I'm so sorry to hear about this. Your family is definitely in my thoughts and I hope a miracle does indeed happen. :(

Mary said...

Anna, your sister-in-law is in my thoughts and prayers. Sending you a hug.

Suko said...

Anna, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Cheryl said...

You and your family are in my prayers.

Jo-Jo said...

Oh Anna, my heart is just breaking for your family. I truly understand how devastating it is to get this kind of news. Your family will be in my prayers.

Lezlie said...

Prayers sent as requested. Hugs to you and your family during this difficult time.
Lezlie

bermudaonion said...

Oh Anna, I'm so sorry to hear this horrible news. I'll keep your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Shelley said...

So sorry to hear about this. I will keep you and your loved ones in my prayers.

lilly said...

Anna, I'm so sorry. It's awful and must be terribly trying for you and the Girl. You guys hang in there. My daughter and I will be keeping you guys in our prayers.

Janicu said...

I'll be thinking good thoughts her way. *hugs*.

Blodeuedd said...

Oh no, my thoughts are with you. Hugs for you and the girl.

Jessica Kennedy said...

Wishing you and yours well. :( Sorry to hear about your sister-in-law.

Word Lily said...

Definitely praying for you all here.

Janel said...

What terrible news! I am praying for you and your family.

Tell The Girl that Cooper and I are sending her lots of kisses (plus hugs to mommy and daddy).

avisannschild said...

Oh Anna, I'm so sorry to hear this sad news. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Meghan said...

Thinking of you all, Anna, and hoping that a miracle does happen for your sister-in-law. =/

Valerie said...

I'm so sorry about this. Will say a prayer for your SIL and keep your family in my thoughts.

Valerie said...

I'm so sorry about this. Will say a prayer for your SIL and keep your family in my thoughts.

Sandy Nawrot said...

I'm going to sit down and pray a rosary decade as soon as I get home Anna. I do believe in the power of prayer. This is so hard for you I know, because it comes out of nowhere and knocks you flat on your back. At this point all you can do is put it in God's hands.

Helen's Book Blog said...

Thinking of you and your family!

Literary Feline said...

You and your family and sister-in-law are in my prayers. Anna.

Staci said...

Absolutely Anna! Prayers and thoughts going out immediately! Hug The Girl from me too please!

Jonita said...

You, your family, and your sister-in-law will be in my thoughts and prayers!

Bridget said...

Praying for all of you...take care.

Chris said...

I'm so sorry to hear that. You're in my thoughts.

Charley said...

Prayers for you and your family, Anna.

Sandra said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your husband and The Girl.

Cinnamon (A Journey of Books) said...

You're in our thoughts, Anna.

Zia said...

I'll be keeping her in my thoughts.

Kay said...

Anna, I'm so sorry that your family is having to deal with this. I will definitely keep all of you in my prayers.

Melody said...

Anna, you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Carrie said...

Anna - YES!

Dear Lord, I just pray that You would extend your healing mercies to Anna's sister-in-law. You can work miracles and we know this to be true and so I ask for one for Anna and her family.

I pray that you would be with Anna's husband - give him the strength he needs to walk through this with his family. Be a comfort to him. I also pray that you would be with Anna and their daughter - give them comfort and peace -- enough to extend to their family from a distance.

Let Your peace be known and felt. And healing, Lord! We pray most earnestly for healing.

Amen.

(And I'll keep praying!)

Diane said...

Anna...so sorry this is a difficult time for all of you. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Isabel said...

I'll will be praying for everyone, especially your little girl. This is probably the first traumatic event in her life(her aunt's illness), and she probably misses her daddy a lot.

Wendy said...

Oh Anna, I am so sorry to hear about this tragic accident. I will definitely be keeping ALL of you in my prayers. *hugs*

Anna said...

Thank you all so much for the thoughts and prayers. I've passed on the hugs on to The Girl, who also is grateful. You guys are awesome and really helping us get through this awful time. ((HUGS))

Ti said...

You got it. I will be thinking of all of you during this difficult time.

Dawn said...

I am so sorry Anna. You and your family will be in my prayers. Try to keep holding on to hope and your faith.
(((Big Hugs)))

Anna said...

Thanks again for all your thoughts and prayers. We really appreciate it.