Thursday, March 4, 2010

A very special lady {please pray}

I am incredibly fortunate.

I have 4 very wonderful grandparents, all of whom I am very close with. I grew up within 15 minutes of all of them, so they were always an integral part of my life.

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Tomorrow morning, when I'm waking up, my Grandma W. will be starting open heart surgery. As I go about my morning routine, drop the girls off at school and get things done as work, all my family back home will be gathered anxiously in a hospital waiting room, waiting, hoping & praying.

It's strange to be so far away while something so huge is going on. My life keeps going, but my mind is elsewhere. . .

They talked with the surgeon today and received some unexpected news. Her overall health isn't as good as they previously believed, so that increases the risks involved with the surgery. However, she still has peace about going forward. She told them that she is in God's hands regardless of what happens and she feels good about her decision.

My Grandpa asked her what her goals are. She said to see my cousin's upcoming new baby. She said she was determined to make it.

From what I'm hearing, my Grandpa isn't doing so great either. It sounds like he might have a cold on top of all the emotional strain that is on him right now. They've been married for over 60 years and I can't think of one without the other. They do EVERYTHING together. Always have.

So if you could please pray. Please pray for my Grandma & her recovery. That she will have the resolve to do what she needs to, to get better. For wisdom for the surgeon. For my Grandpa; that his cold will get better as I'm sure if they notice he's sick they could restrict his time spent with her after surgery, and for emotional and mental well-being tomorrow and as she recovers.

xoxo—Lori

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11:40 update — Grandma is out of surgery!!!! However, the next 24 hours are extremely critical. Please continue to pray. Pray that she will be filled with a spirit of fierce determination.

18 comments:

  1. She is in my thoughts and prayers.

    Happy Friday!! I am a new follower!!

    Sarah

    sarahsblogoffun.blogspot.com

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  2. Hi from Friday Follow! Can't wait to read more. I am now following you!

    Tara @ Trendy Treehouse
    http://thetrendytreehouse.blogspot.com/

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  3. May your grandma's surgery and recovery go well. It's not easy dealing with that sort of thing, especially when it's family.

    Looks like I'm your third follower so far. Hope you have a wonderful Friday and weekend, given the circumstances.

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  4. Most importantly,,,well wishes and prayers coming your way for your grandma. I do hope all goes well.

    Happy Friday Follow. I love the look of your blog!

    Holly
    http://www.504main.blogspot.com

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  5. Bless your grandmother & you for asking for prayers - which you'll both receive a ton of thru FF.
    Following you & praying for divine healing for your grandmother.

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  6. It's 2:30 am and I'm reading your blog and praying for Grandma W. So many people are praying, so I know if Grandma doesn't make it, God has said He needed her in heaven.

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  7. My thoughts and prayers are with your Grandma today and you. I am a Friday Follow.

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  8. Prayers to you and your grandmother :)

    Visiting from Friday Follow. I'm your newest follower! Love for you to come visit me :)

    ~Shelley @ Shelley's Swag

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  9. Definitely praying for your grandmother and family as they wait for news! Following you now from Friday Follow:)

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  10. Hi Lori, I'll pray for her too!
    Glad you decided to do the Friday Follow! I think you're going to like it. You'll meet some great women!

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  11. I will pray...

    I'm here from Friday Follow.. I'm your newest follower...

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  12. Good Morning! Happy Friday Follow! I am your newest follower. Come visit me :) and have a great weekend! Shoot me an email if you'd like me to subscribe, twitter or facebook.

    Bridgette Groschen
    The Groschen Goblins
    http://www.groschengoblins.com

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  13. My family will pray for her. God bless you.I am glad I found you through Friday follow!

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  14. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your and your Grandma. May her procedure go smoothly and a speedy recovery. <3

    I came across your blog through "Friday Follow". I am really enjoying meeting so many wonderful people though this feature. I am now one of your followers through Google Friend Connect.

    Have an excellent weekend!! <3

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  15. Your grandmother and family are in my thoughts.

    Thanks also for linking up with Friday Follow. I am now your blog follower. It is a pleasure to meet ya and have a great weekend!

    ~ Lynn
    http://www.middayescapades.com

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  16. In my thoughts and prayers! I really like your site! I will be back!!!!!

    justanightowl.com

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  17. Hi, your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Happy Friday Follow.

    Tami
    www.heartsmakefamilies.com

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  18. Hi, I am your latest follower from FF, you can also follow my blog at www.safehomehappymom.com

    You have an amazing blog here, I will definitely be coming back here.

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