Wednesday, December 5, 2007

BFS #11

The assignment this week is to visit your classmates blogs and leave them a comment to let them know that you are praying for them. There are over 200 classmates that have signed up now!
As many of you know I'm praying for my friend Mary...that's my prayer request...I'm asking for a miracle. If you don't know or would like to read more you may click HERE. Thank you all for your faithfulness. Also, I have a personal, unspoken prayer request. Thanks again!
I thought this would be a great video to put along with this assignment. I really like both videos...same song...just differnet versions (the kids are so precious)As always, please don't forget to turn off my playlist below so you can hear the videos.
***UPDATE***12:10 am Tonight I went over to HSC and read an update from Mary's dad and one from her aunt. Here they both are...
Re: How is our dear sweet Mary today? Anyone know?My sister Mary (Mary's aunt) called to say the things are about the same. Mary is alert and understands questions, with nodded answers. She had 5 hours of Dialysis this morning.Mary's younger brother and his wife (of 2 years) visited last night. Mary did not recognize Lisa at first, but finally nodded and smiled.Sue and I will visit tomorrow about 5PMJohn (Mary's father)
Update on Mary, 6 pm Calif timeI've been with Mary in the hospital since Monday at 10 am. It's been a joy to be with her. I've shared my Ipod music through a speaker pillow, including lots of different kinds of music, even Christmas music.The current protocol is continuing every measure including dialysis and antibiotics. Her blood count has been stable so she has not needed a transfusion. Everything seems to be steady right now, fever is very low and not concerning, rash is a little better, wounds are stable. Potassium is normal which is a protection to her heart.Even though they tried a half-way wean from the ventilator last Saturday and a few times before that, they have decided she is not a candidate for weaning, she is not strong enough.I think her mental status is holding steady. I told her I was hoping she could learn to talk again, and encourage her to move her mouth. I told her I could imagine her giving her children and her husband a blessing with a simple prayer or more.I think, just my amateur opinion, that Mary has a lot of reserves and stamina yet, as well as a terrific will to live, and with the help of all the supports she is getting, if she holds steady or the decline is slow and gentle, she could be with us for a few weeks yet. Of course we will hope for a miracle up to the very last minute before her takeoff. But we want a gentle takeoff, with lots of good closure and blessing. and all God's purposes for these days fulfilled first.I told Mary I believe God is giving her more time with us, and that God is going to do more good things in the midst of her suffering. She understood. But it has been difficult because we have to be on 2 tracks at the same time, ready for a miracle AND ready to help her over the River Jordan.So today it helped me, and I think it will help all of us, to start looking forward to Christmas with her. She responded when I told her there were 20 days til Christmas and we'd have a big party in her room, and I made a Christmas list for her of what she might want, and she liked it. I teased her that she wouldn't have to shop this year! I put up some Christmas phrases like "God bless us everyone!" on the walls and made a snowflake, but others are going to bring Christmas decorations for her room.Some nurses came in today and moved her limbs a little, which was a bit painful for her but gave her something to work on and hope for, regaining some muscle control. One of them was a little crass, and after they left, Mary was able to communicate to me her reaction to that comment, and I stood with her in understanding and rejecting it. :)Mary also teased me with good humor after I couldn't get her to say yes to any kind of music she might want. So I gave up and said, "I'll just put on Christmas music for a little while and you can decide later." With a mischevious look in her eye, she started nodding yes and then no and then yes and then no, and I said, "Are you teasing me?" She she nodded yes!When a friend came in and prayed with her, we called her a Proverbs 31 woman, so I played Chonda Pierce's version of "I'm a Woman!" Mary smiled and smiled.I'll try to write another update after I'm with her tomorrow and Friday, from home Friday night.Meanwhile, keep praying for Mary to have good days, as many as God will give her.Aunt Mary :)
me- 12:18 am TX time...Thank You all for faithfully praying. I ask that you would continue!!! Thank YOU JESUS!!!!


Ginny said...

Lord, we join in prayer for Mary and that You will heal her. We also ask that Bobbi's unspoken request is heard. You know our hearts and unspoken prayers best. We thank You for the blessing of Bobbi and that you will continue to work in her life. Amen

BChsMamaof3 said...

Thank you so much for your prayers :) We awoke this morning to find that we weren't surrounded with water and there is only a minimally wet floor in the basement to contend with! Now we just have to dry out again :) I will join you in prayer for your friend Mary and for your unspoken prayer request.
Wishing you a beautiful day,

momofmhasr said...

Praying for your miricle and for your unspoken request. god knows and will answer in his time.

Pam said...

I will be praying for Mary and your unspoken request. I pray that you have a wonderful week. Loved that story about the hotel. Maybe you should write a book.

mamasmurf said...

I will be praying for your friend, Mary and also your unspoken request.
May God bless you,

trish said...

Lord we pray for Mary and for spoken and unspoken prayers. Father, help us to do and accept Your will in all these things. Amen.

Daddys Chicks said...

Lord, I thank you for my classmate and lift up our friend Mary that you will restore her health. Bless Boddi and her family. We love you Lord. Amen.


Training Hearts said...

Thank you for the prayer filled comment on my blog. I will also be in prayer for a miracle.


LakeLady said...

What a mighty God we serve!! Amen.

Lord, we lift up Mary in prayer to you this evening and place her in your hands. You are the healer and provider - we know in you all things are complete. Thank you too, Lord for seeing Bobbi's needs and meeting them. I thank you Father for Bobbi and her encouraging, uplifting ministry to others. Continue to bless her and keep her.

In Jesus' Name, Amen.

Love and Blessings,
Thank you for your prayers. I love, love, love the new blog!

Betsy said...

Prayed! Thanks for visiting me and for praying! God bless

Anonymous said...

I am praying for your request!


Anonymous said...


Having recently lost a dear friend of mine a few weeks ago your friend Mary is constantly on my mind and in my prayers. I believe in the God of miracles. I will also lift you up in prayer this week. I so enjoy you visiting my blog. FYI: My best friend is named Bobbi and we've been friends for 28 years.


Angela said...

Praying with you!!! :-)


Anonymous said...

MS Bobbi!
I finally got here! I am praying for you all the time! MAy you be blessed!

Love ya!

cre82learn said...

I will pray that God will touch Mary and give a complete healing, strengthen and encourage her and all of her family/friends. May you have a blessed Christmas season.

southmsmomof4 said...

Praying with you on all the needs of your friend and her family and for you and yours. Be blessed.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for your prayers.