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Old 12-12-2010, 07:41 AM   #2361
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Talked to one of the other sisters this morning....She said that they called in a specialist last night around midnight because she was not improving at all on the medicine that they had her own. Specialist got there and put her on something else and in the last 12 hours she has improved some. So they said if she continues to improve that they will move her to a room. So that is some good news for right now. THANKS again ladies for all of your prayers and thoughts. I see that they have worked..............
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Nichole- Positive vibes and prayers going out!
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Thank you Traci for caring enough to share your thoughts and personal experience. Both my husband and I are Christians and there is no alcohol in our house. God intervened in my life as a teenager, thankfully, as my father was an alcoholic and all my brothers struggle with it. I saw too much in that regard as a kid and it left some scars. My son won't go to church anymore. He is 19 and living elsewhere now. I try to see him a couple of times a week if he's willing to come home for a bit. He's home tonight to help decorate the tree, one of our traditions, and hopefully it will spring up a good seed or two. He has a lot of darkness in his heart, which he has allowed in. He is very unhappy, and knows that what is in his heart is not good, but doesn't want to give in. He does know the truth but is choosing to accept lies and darkness. This is the opposite of what he was raised to know. It is very difficult. I pray lots but it is still so very painful. Esp. to see the darkness and coldness that I see more and more. I know the drugs contribute. The spiritual darkness has a real hold on him. I know I must put my hope in God and continue to pray.
Thanks to ? for the post about positive words. I've learned that the hard way. It is very true and it does have a big impact. Those were good words to share.
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shortontime- we do our best to raise our children to be good wholesome kids. However, they have their own decisions to make. My elderly neighbor has a saying... "Everyone has to go up fools hill, some people just take a long time.' I will continue to pray for you all. I try to see the good even in bad situations. It is very hard but it seems to help me. Blessings...
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Traci's mom- If you are reading this, HI. Your daughter is a wonderful lady. I appreciate her honesty and concern.

I just received and e-mail from one of my SIL's. Her husband, my brother, is in the hospital. The docs have him on an IV to try and break down a large blood clot above his knee. Once that is cleared he will have angioplasty. I am praying all goes well.
Oh Joan, I am so sorry to realize that I haven't been here since the 9th. Thank you for the sweet words about me. I am so sorry to hear about your brother's knee. Knees seem to run in your family, don't they? How is your Sister? I will pray for your brother and all around him.

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LeAnn- Honey, just because we have pain, doesn't mean to diminish your pain or troubles. They are still important to you, of course. So, please don't feel silly. Pray. Pray is the answer to everything in my book. Sometimes, things don't work out the way we want them to...He has a better plan sometimes...but it is probably the most you can do. I am praying for your little ones. I had pneumonia in 6th grade...they called it double pneumonia and I was in the hospital in an oxygen tent...they were big plastic bags basically to keep the cool oxygenated air in...but I spent all of Winter Vacation in the hospital. It was a drag, and it really hurt a lot. I remember my mom and dad coming in to show me their tux and gown for New Year's. It was so beautiful. I wore a gown just like it to my prom many years later. I told her that night that was what I wanted to do. Just pray, do what the docs say, keep them calm, and know that it often isn't as serious as it was long ago. Now, you can take a few pills and stay home sometimes. Are they home?

Nichole- I am so sorry to hear about your SIL's condition. Know, Sweetie, that I am praying for her and you and for your whole family. I am also praying for you to be able to easily discern whether a trip would be a good thing to do at this time. I am thinking of you, Sweetie.

Short on Time- SmileyJ said it really well. "shortontime- we do our best to raise our children to be good wholesome kids. However, they have their own decisions to make. My elderly neighbor has a saying... "Everyone has to go up fools hill, some people just take a long time.' I will continue to pray for you all. I try to see the good even in bad situations. It is very hard but it seems to help me. Blessings... " You may have taught everything your son needed to know to thrive and survive and live for the Lord in this world. An addict...ADDICT...think about that word...they don't have control over their actions when using their "drug of choice"...even if Mom begs him to. Trust me, I know. I never meant to hurt my parents or siblings. It really is eye opening to see what your son is putting you through. You said something about He allowed the darkness to come in...in most cases...I don't know your son...they don't realize all of the consequences for their actions...because they are drugged up or high. They don't realize they have created a foot hold for the other side. They don't realize the hurt they are causing. Perhaps, you have a therapist he has gone to that would hold an intervention. I am amazed that he will see you...nothing personal...3 times a week using. I would think he would be sleeping when not drinking and vice versa. I worry about him driving impaired. I am not worried about him getting the DUI....I am worried that he may kill an innocent by stander. Ask him, if he would be willing to go to 3 AA meetings in exchange for your Christmas gifts...and you could tell him, that you realize how serious and tricky addictions could be, and that you are going to go to Al-Anon to begin to heal the pain you have gone through. That you are going to Al-Anon to be able to sleep through the night. That you are going to Al-Anon, this part is tough...so that if he wraps his car around a tree...you will have friends that will really understand and be there for YOU... This is rather bold...I do not mean to be rough or insensitive...but this is the time for you to change the one thing you can. And, that is YOU. You can not change him. Go learn how YOU can cope. How you can go on...even if that means not having him around as much. It may come to the point, where you don't let a drunkard in your home. He still may not change. But, YOU can take care of YOUR SELF...or at least learn to do it in this situation. I pray you will look in your phone book, and tell them you want an Al-anon meeting with some people with years of experience in it. Or, call your church, and if they don't hold the meeting...go to another...perhaps they will tell you what churches host these meetings. For YOU. I'm not saying to switch churches. I am saying to just visit them for their meetings. You will at the least, meet more Sisters-in-Christ to be with you in this. I hope you do not wait until January. Start today. Your life is not as full as the Lord would probably like it...because the darkness you described in your son...is creeping into your life...or taking over your life. YOU deserve freedom from this bondage. I pray that you both will released by the chains that hold you both as slaves...immoveable...that keep you still with worry, with pain, with scars in your memories. i pray that the Lord, will use this time to give each of you...or more of you if there are more in your family...I pray He is allowing this to happen to give you a very exciting Testimony that you will be able to share with others. Do not worry about thinking of going to a meeting every day or every week, just one day at a time. Do you want any younger family members or friends of the family, to learn and try this dreaded disease. Of course not! Your freedom...is in the steps you take.

I admit. I am really "fired up" about this. Because in-activity can not make it better. And, going to one meeting once or three times doesn't necessarily, show the fight that you need to pull out of this ring of pain and destruction. Fight like your life depends on it. Drive 30 miles to get to the right meeting if you need to. Take care of YOURSELF!!! And, he just may see a change in you...and how you respond to him...that he may be willing to make a change. If he has a wife or children...I would make sure I got my meetings in order...so you can be there to help pick up the pieces that pain causes, when you are needed.

I do not try to be rough. Please know. I went to 5 meeting a day for 3 months to get clean. If I was at a meeting...I couldn't drink or smoke or anything. So, I hung around the meetings...even the 10pm meeting with my 1 year old son on a blanket sleeping in the corner near me. You do what you Need to do. I hope you see something helpful in this. I hope you hear the desperation I feel for YOU. YOU do not deserve a life full of worry like this. The Bible tells you so in Matthew Chapter 6...please read it. Do not worry...I mean all of this with love. With the Father's love,and mine. He has brought me through to the other side...why not bring you and your son through. And, if it's at all like my family...YOU should be all ready first. Because if your son comes through his alcoholism, and has been set free from bondage...He will need his parent(s) to be there...and be strong for themselves. Al-Anon helps you set realistic boundaries for YOURSELF!!! I am praying for you! I have shared my heart and my guts out. I hope you can hear it.

Everyone-I haven't been here since the 9th. I apologize. I am still addressing family cards. However, I have been praying more than ever. I feel close to the Lord. I have been studying His names especially known for Christmas time...it has been refreshing...and encouraging...and educational.

I don't think I will have time to get friend cards out. I still have shopping for the entire family to do...Please know. YOU are my family. YOU are the ones who get the meaning of Christmas. I am so happy to call you friends. I am so grateful for all of your prayers this year. I've been here about a year all ready. I am so grateful for the friendships we have made. I am so grateful for everything you have taught me...which is SO much. I am praying for each of you...that your needs be not only met...but exceeded! I am so blessed to have found you.

I would love to have Friday...the 17th be Praise Day...as well as updates and requests. Please join in... just list something that you can Praise the Lord for in your life, a family members, a friends, financial, work related, answered prayer...anything. Let's just thank Him, over and over. I challenge us to list 25 items of praise on Friday. That isn't that much when you consider what He has done for us. And, if you are hurting, or ill, I bet if you really look around you...you will still see His love around you in one way or another. List it...25 things minimum. I'm in!

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I guess I didn't get the message correctly.
My DB's angiogram was not successful last week, unable to access popliteal artery. His films were sent on a cd to another Radiology doctor in Gainsville. That office called today and want to see DB on Friday afternoon and go over things. DB wants then to go to Shand's Hospital (Univ. of FL) for treatment sometime in January if possible. This is all we know for now. He does have a bi-phasic pulse in the left foot now, which was mono-phasic before. It is the calf muscle that is not getting the blood flow needed.
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My DB's angiogram was not successful last week, unable to access popliteal artery. His films were sent on a cd to another Radiology doctor in Gainsville. That office called today and want to see DB on Friday afternoon and go over things. DB wants then to go to Shand's Hospital (Univ. of FL) for treatment sometime in January if possible. This is all we know for now. He does have a bi-phasic pulse in the left foot now, which was mono-phasic before. It is the calf muscle that is not getting the blood flow needed.
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So very sorry and asking God for His healing protection, mercy, grace and His peace that transcends all human understanding.
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Have been sick for a long time and now have developed some kind of virus, flu, etc and am going to the doctor today. Thankful for the Lord's love, grace and mercy - special thanks for my wonderful husband and each of you.
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From Joel Osteen, but thought this time of year can be difficult sometimes with family so thought I would post:

Part of having realistic expectations in relationships is understanding what you can and cannot expect from other people. It's funny because for the most part, people can understand and apply this concept in other areas of everyday life. But when it comes to relationships, our expectations of others seem to rise higher. For example, no matter how badly you may be craving steak and lobster, you can't expect to get it from the McDonald's drive thru because they just don't have it. In the same way, there are some things you can't expect to get from people emotionally because they simply don't have it to give.

If someone never received the affirmation and support they needed growing up, they may not know how to give affirmation and support to others. If your spouse was never encouraged, they may not know how to encourage you today. If your husband doesn't talk a lot or show affection the way you want him to, understand that he may not know how. You can't expect people to give you what they don't have. Sure, people can change over time, but they may never be as good at expressing love as you would like them to be.

If you're looking for something different in your relationships today, you might need to begin by looking at yourself. Most times, when you see something missing, you are the one who has it and can bring it to the relationship. You carry the seeds of change. If you want more encouragement in your home, sow seeds of encouragement. If you want more affection and tenderness in your home, show affection to others. Relationships are just as much about what you have to give as what you are hoping to receive.

Remember, you have so much to contribute to your relationships. Give your spouse and the people in your life something to draw from. You be the model of change. Don't push people to change; instead, lead by example and by investing good seeds. Dig deep within yourself and sow life into your relationships.

Be an example to all believers in what you say, in the way you live, in your love, your faith, and your purity (1 Timothy 4:12, NLT).

When you start speaking what God says about you, toxic thoughts cannot take root. God's Word provides a hedge of protection around your heart and mind. Always remember, you are not who people say you are; you are who God says you are. People may say, "You're never going to be successful." God says, "Everything you touch will prosper and succeed." People may tell you, "You're never going to get well." God says, "I'm restoring health back unto you." Somebody may say, "It looks like your family is never going to get on the right track." God Word says, "As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord." People may say, "Your situation looks impossible." God says, "With Me, all things are possible!"

Today, receive what God says about you. Meditate on His truth which sets you free.

Don't allow negative, toxic thoughts to take root in your heart and mine. Instead, declare His promises over your life. Remember, God's thoughts are always for your good, and His Word will last forever!

For all of God's promises have been fulfilled in Christ with a resounding "Yes!" And through Christ, our "Amen" (which means "Yes") ascends to God for His glory (2 Corinthians 1:20, NLT).
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Joan, prayers for your DB - praying for you and your family!
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Hugs, so sorry you are not feeling well! Thinking of you - praying for quick recovery.
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Caterina- My dear friend... I pray the docs can figure out how to make you well. HUGS
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Caterina - I hope you are feeling better!

The tummy bug is whipping through the country right now.
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I am praying continually for all of your and your familiy members health situations. I pray for complete recoveries. That the Lord will have the doctors think and speak clearly to everyone, and have help from the Greatest Physician of all in helping each of you. Caterina! Are you in the hospital, or home? I love your gratitude that you share for your dear husband. I bet if we asked him, he would be just as thankful to love you.

Praying for each of you...to have joyous spirits. Even if there is a lot going on.

Immanuel! I am amazed at the depth of His love. "God with us." He is with us through everything. I knew this...but as I was studying for today's post on the blog, it all became so much clearer to me. I hope you will all take a peek ...I think it is amazing. It is so much more than "God with us." You have to see...I can't really re-type it all here. THAT is my PRAISE REPORT ITEM FOR TODAY! He still reveals more and more about himself to us...if only we ask and seek the knowledge!

Jen, Sweetie, I pray that you are gentle with yourself. Realize you have had a very difficult year...and be patient with yourself. You may feel like making Christmas Dinner...you may not. Just go with the flow, Sweetie. Just be there for your boys to be where they are. Does that make sense? If things aren't as jolly as usual...you don't have to act it for them. Put on your smile...attempt it...and if it doesn't come...tell them what is going on...that you miss Mom. (You don't need to share everything with them. But, kids are so smart, and can tell when someone isn't being themselves.) I hope that you are able to concentrate on the reason for the season, and be blessed by that. Perhaps this year, you do something different. Perhaps you and the boys help in a kitchen on Christmas...concentrate on the giving...not presents...but of the heart...so that you don't have to think about the items on your list that are sad. I hope you take this the way I mean it. I am just guessing some of the feelings you may be feeling. I am here for you. I will have my cell phone on all of the time over the holidays...every day, ladies.

Michele--sorry, I didn't get to read what you shared yet...I will when I get home.

HedgieMama--come on out. Please, share what is going on with you. Are you ready for your different Christmas? Is this the 1st or 2nd...I've lost count...of New Style Christmases.

That's what I am going to call them. When circumstances...like salaries....or people not being here for one reason or another...I will just have a "New Style Christmas." Not every tradition may happen. Perhaps, we open one bigger present instead of many like in the past...that's happening here with our loved ones...perhaps someone isn't here...we can make the traditional recipes...or choose to start your own tradition on that dish...make something different. Maybe you usually went to Midnight Services on Christmas Eve with all of your loved ones...perhaps go to a sunrise service somewhere....like on the beach....or snowy hill! lol Do you get the idea? This Christmas can look like anything you want it to be...or if that is the wrong wording...it can be a "New Style Christmas." You can have a photo and candle lit for those who can not be with us for any reason...I hope this idea gives each of you a little less stress...a bit more freedom in choices....a way to cope with sadness and loss...a way to be honest about feelings with family members.

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I love you all. OK--last time to brush my hair out...I miss it. I feel more feminine with it long. Josh is here...Be well. Be safe. Have a blessed weekend. One Day at a Time for everything.... praying continuously for you and loved ones...with Thanksgiving in my heart.

Other Praise Item...thank you Lord Jesus for allowing us to pray for each other! What an expression of love!

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Just a quick update to let you know that the doctor said I have bronchitis. Hopefully, the antibiotic and meds will help - thanks for your sweet prayers.
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Just a quick update to let you know that the doctor said I have bronchitis. Hopefully, the antibiotic and meds will help - thanks for your sweet prayers.
Take the meds and rest sweet Cat! Praying for a quick recovery, hugs!
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Caterina- You have had such a long bout of illnesses. I am praying this is the last! Hugs Joan
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I just received some sad news. My niece's FIL passed away from brain cancer. The family was there. He was only 60 yrs old. The whole family was traveling to Disneyland for Christmas. FIL and MIL were paying so everyone could go. They have six kids and all the grandkids. We just saw him on Thanksgiving. He was so excited for the trip.
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Joan, so very sorry - my heart goes out to the family. May the Lord truly surround them with His loving comfort.
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Joan, so very sorry - my heart goes out to the family. May the Lord truly surround them with His loving comfort.
Joan, Cat wrote this so beautifully! I too am very sorry for the loss praying for them.
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Thanks Caterina and Michele!
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Ladies, I want you all to know that no matter where you are or where you are in your journey. GOD LOVES YOU VERY MUCH! Just that simple and beautiful. Your are so valuable and PRECIOUS TO HIM. Please know that in your heart of hearts and know that he is with you and wants to be your everything. Your answer to every question, your refuge and strength.

If you read this know YOU ARE LOVED BY GOD ALMIGHTY!!! YOU ARE!!!

I love each of you ladies each and every person who may not even post, know that we are sisters in Christ. You are valued, special and a daughter of the King.

Have a blessed evening and I pray over this whole thread and lift you each up to our Father in heaven through our Lord Jesus Christ - praying for healing and restoration to mind, body and soul. We can do all things through Christ who strengthens us!

Praying for victory in each of your lives and family situations. IJN!
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Caterina--Hoping you are feeling well. Be sure to drink a lot of fluids and rest, Sweetie. Praying for a quick recovery!

Michele--so beautifully said. Thank you.

Joan--praying for DB. Any news?

My Mom is here and we are going to go finish the shopping. I will see you all later. I slept most of the weekend...worn out probably. Dave's business party was wonderful. Not all drinkers...employees were limited to 2 drinks per person. I was amazed. Everyone was very nice...and Dave's boss hugged me goodbye. It was nice. Family business. I'm part of the family now. He told me to come by work any time now. It was very nice...the food was nice and plain...but fancy...so I actually ate. It was a nice laid back atmostphere in one of the best restaraunts in Orlando! LOL

I pray that you each have a wonderful day. I pray that you realize all that Immanuel is for us. We are very fortunate!

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DB brother is going to Gainsville again in the middle of January to see another vascular surgeon. He still doesn't have much feeling in his foot! Thanks for asking

Traci- sounds like you had a great time at the party!
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HI friends,

Wishing you peace and comfort and happiness in this last crazy week before Christmas! I am so saddened to hear of the loss of so many and hardships. Hopefully these too shall pass.

I can't wait for Christmas Eve mass. It's always so crowded we ended up in the gym and it's just not the same. Why is it that none of the "regulars" get to sit in church at Christmas? So, this year I have a plan of action. I bought the kids puzzle books and we are going 1.4 hours early. I heard once the church is full,they start it early. So, that's our plan!

You all know how I love to cook, but with it being just me and the kids I have no idea what to make!!! I don't want to spend all day/night in the kitchen. Hhhmm..
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Wishing you peace and comfort and happiness in this last crazy week before Christmas! I am so saddened to hear of the loss of so many and hardships. Hopefully these too shall pass.

I can't wait for Christmas Eve mass. It's always so crowded we ended up in the gym and it's just not the same. Why is it that none of the "regulars" get to sit in church at Christmas? So, this year I have a plan of action. I bought the kids puzzle books and we are going 1.4 hours early. I heard once the church is full,they start it early. So, that's our plan!

You all know how I love to cook, but with it being just me and the kids I have no idea what to make!!! I don't want to spend all day/night in the kitchen. Hhhmm..
Your such a good mom! I would make something easy that the boys will enjoy - they are probably pretty easy to please this way you get more time with them - then in your kitchen!

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Have not been on the computer, my youngest took longer to get over the pneumonia than my oldest. They were all home, so I was busy, but everyone is back on track--thank the Lord. I have been thinking of all of you and praying God answers your prayers. SmilyJ--Joan--so sorry to hear about your neice's FIL. They are all in my thoughts and prayers. Traci--thanks for the nice words, I wanted to let you know that they put a fistula-(?) in my fathers leg. They tried to put one in the shoulder area last week, but couldn't, both the arm fistulas have failed. Right now they use a "port" that hangs out of his leg. The new fistula has to sit for a while before they can use it. I just pray that it works when it should and that he does not have any problems with it. This is the last thing they can do, otherwise, he will be dependent on the port, which bothers him due to it just sort of hangs out of his thigh. He is cut on both arms, his shoulder and his leg, stiches in all those areas, so he is in some pain right now, but hopeful that this works.

Reading the posts, and keeping everyone in my prayers, especially over the Holidays. Hoping everyone finds joy this Christmas and please know that even if I am not in touch on a daily basis, I am thinking of you all and praying that God keeps you safe and healthy.
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Good morning to all. My son has been able to get out of town for a few days and has been staying with some old friends, a Christian family. Its a good environment for him. He is looking for work there. Its good to see him doing something positive. He comes back to our community tomorrow. Praying he will want change and also for an open door for employment. For myself, I need to focus on God's hope, especially through this season, and believe that HE has things under control. I'm thankful for the opportunity our son had to get a break from here. I've had to take some time off work due to a number of issues. Praying I can get my mental and emotional strength back, and will know what to do about my job. It is part of the problem.
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Leann- Praying for you and your family. May God keep you all free from illness.
Shortontime- I hope this is the turn around your son needs. Jobs can be so negative in our lives. I have one that I love part of and detest the others. I pray everyday for my boss. I am asking God to be there for you and your family. Know that He loves you.

I believe that God changes people and God changes things. I pray for all my sisters and brothers. For every family member in their households. I pray for peace, love and joy in their homes that they are out of debt and all their needs are met.

I pray that every eye that reads this knows there is no problem, circumstance, or situation greater than God. Every battle is in Your hands for You to fight. I pray that these words be received into the hearts of every eye that sees them and every mouth that confesses them willingly..

This is my prayer.
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I am requesting prayers. My great nephew was born yesterday, He was a preemie and was rushed to Children's NICU for care. he was born at 34 weeks and weighed a little over 3 pounds. He is having problems breathing. My neice had an emergency c-section. They have a 2 year old little guy. This brings back memories. My second DS was a preemie and spent over a month in the NICU. Please pray for a Christmas miracle.
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I am requesting prayers. My great nephew was born yesterday, He was a preemie and was rushed to Children's NICU for care. he was born at 34 weeks and weighed a little over 3 pounds. He is having problems breathing. My neice had an emergency c-section. They have a 2 year old little guy. This brings back memories. My second DS was a preemie and spent over a month in the NICU. Please pray for a Christmas miracle.
Praying for a miracle! There are miracles all year round, but this is a very special time of year!

Dear Jesus, lifting this little baby up to you hold him close to you and breathe the life that he needs into his lungs so they can do the work on their own. Thank you for all the gifts you give to us and thank you for listening to our prayers and for answering them. Blessed be your name,
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I am requesting prayers. My great nephew was born yesterday, He was a preemie and was rushed to Children's NICU for care. he was born at 34 weeks and weighed a little over 3 pounds. He is having problems breathing. My neice had an emergency c-section. They have a 2 year old little guy. This brings back memories. My second DS was a preemie and spent over a month in the NICU. Please pray for a Christmas miracle.


Joan, coming into agreement with Michele's prayer and trusting the Lord for His loving mercy over this precious baby and the family.
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Thanks Caterina and Michele

I went to the wake and memorial service for my niece's FIL. They were happy to see DH and I. DH's sister, husband and daughter left before we arrived. I can imagine leaving my daughter/ son if their FIL died. It is so hard for me to deal with at this time of year. My mother passed away 12-14-1998.

Praying for all of you!

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Update: my great nephew is getting better. He is still having problems breathing but it is stabilized. My niece's bp is not going down. She so wants to go home for Christmas. Her 2 yr old misses her so much!

Please pray for me.. I am very down
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Update: my great nephew is getting better. He is still having problems breathing but it is stabilized. My niece's bp is not going down. She so wants to go home for Christmas. Her 2 yr old misses her so much!

Please pray for me.. I am very down
Joan, sweetie, so grateful to the Lord that your great nephew is getting better and trusting Him to remove all breathing problems. Asking our gracious God to shower your niece with His healing bring her bp down.

May God surround you with His love in a very special way as only He can and fill you with His hope, faith and love. He cares very much about you! We love you and sending huge hugs.
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Joan - thinking of you tonight!
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Please pray for me....I am very sad!
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Joan - wishing you a Merry Christmas! Remember what today is really all about. I've been sad too, but Christmas mass recharged my spirit. I miss my mom and my family and having everyone here for Christmas, but there is nothing quite like watching two excited little boys open gifts with wonderment.

Today is going to be a quiet day for us. We've opened Santa gifts and had breakfast. The boys are now playing Wii and trying out their new games. Later on they have gifts to open from their aunt. They also will open my gifts after dinner (family tradition). That's when things will be tough for me.

But, I am happy to be here with my boys. Happy that I believe. Happy that Christ came for us - all of us!! As Msqr. said last night - God gave us everything that he had! What a gift!
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Oh yeah - add in a nap for Santa too. He is quite tired this morning!! LOL
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