Thursday, January 15, 2009

Looking For A Little "Good News"

I don't know why, but this has been an extraordinarily bad day. Not for me particularly, but for people that I truly love.

My mother called me at work this morning to tell me that my Uncle Odis was not doing well. He has cancer but I thought was doing relatively well and taking chemotherapy. Evidently he fell out of the bed at home the other night and has been progressively worse until they are fearing he will not recover from this. No broken bones from what I understand, but I truly don't know the details.

Then there is a major problem with a child that I don't feel I'm at liberty to share, but it weighs heavy on my heart and in my mind. Sometimes things happen to people and you just don't know why or how these things happen. I know that there is a reason and someday I will know more, but I feel so helpless to "make it better". All I know to do is pray about it and leave it with God. I can do the praying part very well, I think, fervently and sincerely, but it's the "leaving it" part I have trouble with.

Next, my niece calls to tell me that her mother-in-law Linda had a gastric bypass done a couple of days ago and is not doing well at all. She has been given 4 units of blood today alone but they say they cannot find a leak and are clueless about where all this blood is coming from that she is passing. Another case of feeling helpless to change things.

Many times when I go to bed at night I lie there for a while and honestly "count my blessings". There is so much hurt and pain and fear all around me and I don't have to look very far to find it. I guess I'm asking all my praying friends to pray with me for these folks. I don't mean to turn this into a "prayer request" blog tonight, but I don't know what else to do for all these people.

I will absolutely update with these situations, but for now I am.......prayerful.


1 comment:

Bunny Cates said...

crazy like that here too. One of my friends "in-laws" house burnt to the ground yesterday in Sebree. Another friends hubbys bff committed suicide, they are soooo bummed but what can ya do? Ya know...

{{hugs}} from this niece. Should make ya feel special, seein how's Im not the huggin type.