Thursday, November 13, 2008

The Power of Prayer


My father has been battling liver disease since February. It's been a rough ride for my entire family, least of all my courageous, amazing, beautiful father.

Yesterday he was ushered into a hospital room after poor results came back from the previous day's blood work. The attending doctor told him his liver is unresponsive. His specialist arrived a bit later and advised us that his liver is failing. When asked his level of pain on a scale of 1-10, he told them "10". A dosage of morphine was provided and an hour later the pain level had not changed for him.
No one wants to see anyone in pain.... but to see a parent?.... well it's unbearable.


Whatever your religion or whomever your God, my family believes quite strongly in the power of prayer. I ask for you, my loyal readers silent and aloud, to include my father and my family in your own prayer ring.

Our hope is that he comes home this week which is both good an bad; bad in that it means there is nothing they can do for him. We have asked God if we might be blessed with him through the holidays.

Your prayers and weekly thoughts are appreciated beyond measure.

34 comments:

Vicki said...

Your father and family are in my prayers. Thinking of you all.
Hugs....

Jackie said...

Many, many prayers for you and your family and especially your father. I hope he can be made more comfortable and able to enjoy the holidays with you and your family. I wish I had some wonderful words of comfort and wisdom to give you - just know my thoughts are with you. Blessings!

Joe McKinley said...

Blessings to you and yours. I have no words but you are definately in my prayers!!!!

meg/Garden Designs said...

Oh, Kath!
Many, many prayers from my house to yours! My heart is so heavy and sad for you. Keep God's faith near as I know you are.
xoxo

Jill said...

You are included in my church's prayer ring.
And in my nightly prayers with the children.
Blessings and strength to you and your family.
heavy heart for you here in Dallas-
Jill

Karen Walters said...

There are no words one can share during such a difficult time in one's life. So I will only tell you that you WILL get through it, with God's strength.
All my prayers and thoughts to you and your family.
Lovingly-

Anonymous said...

All my family's blessings to yours.
I am so, so, so sad and sorry for the pain.
If there is ANYTHING we can do please don't hesitate to call on us. You have all the numbers and Gia will know where to reach me. I've just left you a voicemail.
HD

Tres Belle said...

Kathy,

I know the worry and sadness you must be feeling right now. You, your family, and your father are in my prayers.

Kris

Lisa Jay said...

Prayers and nothing but good thoughts for you and your family. My heart is with you.
Lisa Jay

Kelley said...

Thinking of you and many prayers for you all from England.
ooxx

Marie W said...

prayers and God be with you.
All my prayers and good thoughts.

Janice Keeran said...

I don't know if this will provide comfort, but God has a plan and a bigger purpose for the why's and what's in our lives, including the very, very hard parts of life. I am so sorry for pain your father is experiencing. Keep strong as much as possible. My prayers with you.

Country French Antiques said...

So sorry Kathy,
You and your family will be in my prayers.
God Bless

Bess said...

Your family is in my family's prayers, Kathy. So sorry to hear of this news.
Bess

Anonymous said...

You are there for your father and your presence and is the most important thing anyone can do.

Joy said...

Blessings and prayers. Prayers and blessings.
All love to you and yours from Paris.

Lisa said...

You are in my prayer book.
All but love and good thoughts even though I've never met you, I feel i would just love being your friend.
Lisa

Anonymous said...

Such sad news! My heart aches for what you are going through. I lost my papa 8 mos ago. God be with you during this sad and difficult journey.
MMD

Kathy S. from CT said...

I LOVE YOUR BLOG & SITE! MY HEART IS HEAVY OF THIS NEWS! PRAYERS ALL THE WAY, KATHY

AT THE PICKLED HUTCH said...

Absolutely Kathy. He's in my prayers tonight.
Lisa & Alfie

Benny said...

But of course...he and you and in my prayers for as long as you need. Hugs------

caren said...

Your Dad and family are on my heart and in my prayers. I went through this a few years ago with my Dad at this same time. it is always hard but around the holidays it seems much worse. My husband, daughter and I were in your store the other day - we are the ones from St. Louis (my husband parked in the back of your store). Again, many prayers are being sent!

KIA said...

Many, Many, Many Many prayers for you and your father!
Kia
Barcelona
Spain

mMolly said...

So sorry to learn of this news. Blessing, Prayers and Strength to you right now. I understand all too well and I'm deeply sorry for what you are going through. I'm from Shreveport, LA and am a huge fan of Vintageweave and you. Have had the pleasure of visiting your store twice and meeting you both times and am an online web shopper.

Ms Gina (Hong Kong) said...

Hello Kathy, it's me Gina from Hong Kong. I am truly sorry and know you will get through it. Yes, of course you shall be prayers of my family for your dad and you and family. I get my package today and again I love it ALL. Merci and Blessing. Ok by for now.

High Desert Diva said...

Oh...thinking positive thoughts for you and your family....

ingrid said...

We pray with you here in Sweden.
Ingrid

Buffy Hamilton said...

Please know I am sending up prayers for your father and all your family. My heart truly goes out to you---may the multitude of prayers provide comfort to your father and to the heavy hearts of all who love him.

Joy from Houston said...

Lots of prayers are being held for your father and you and our entire familia.
In my thoughts-Joy (big online shopper of yours)

Mika said...

Kath-Mika here al the way from Marseilles. We miss seeing you and hearing from you and now I know why. So sad is my heart. Gio and I sing heart songs for you and your family. Dad has our blessings.
See you in France soon?
With love mon,
Mika

Fifi Flowers said...

Oh I am so sorry to hear about your father... I have not be visiting lately so I had no idea... my heart goes out to you and your family... I will say some prayers for you.
Take Care.
Fifi

VERBENA.... NESTED TREASURES said...

i JUST STOPPED BY YOUR BLOG & WANT YOU TO KNOW i WILL SAY A BIG ONE TONIGHT FOR YOU & YOUR FAMILY!!!
XOXOXO LAURA

Becky said...

My prayers are with you . I know what this is like. May the Lord bless your days with your Father.
May they be warm sweet memories that you can hold on to.
Hugs
Becky

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