Posted by Vita on June 30, 2000 at 13:48:12:
In Reply to: Re: Prayer, my dear friends. posted by BillyGnome on June 30, 2000 at 13:09:01:
: Dear Clabert
: : ....My dear friends,
: ....She has a few lumps in her breasts. The doctor said that they were the same on each side and it would probably be OK, but she is going in for a Mammagram (sp?) Thursday to be sure. Please keep her in your prayers and I will let you know how this all turns out.
: : I can blaze no trail or collect no plant that will help. I feel completely helpless.
I can relate to the feeling of complete helplessness, as I took care of my ailing parents for many years; each time some other heartbreak, as they grappled with diabetes, emphysema, angina, plus one bone-breaking accident after another and subsequent surgeries, near-death experiences.
Each time I felt the same dire helplessness. Each time I flew in from wherever upon the globe I was, to be at their side, and because both of them, and my mother a bit more, were endowed with humor, I joked and we all laughed (Mama has amazed everyone by having laughed amidst a near-death deep coma, when I burst in through her hospital-room door and let out our usual battle-cry: Mama! here I am, let's jump into the arena and box with the Grim Reaper! I bet WE will win!)
Yeah, Clabert, prayers help because they give you the strength and often the humor, to face up to whatever God has ordained for you. And yes, God has the prerogative to change His mind about what He has ordained, when your prayers are strong and sincere. I know, with great certainty, that He changed his mind several times about summoning up my mother to his side... by extending her stay here, on earth....
Pray, Clabert. But also, watch, like a hawk, everything the doctors do. Many of my mother's near-fatal flare-ups were due to wrong medicine, or over-medication, wrong diagnosis, the nurse or the doctor ignoring when I warned them in advance about danger signs I would recognize before they could (hey, what is a doctor or a nurse's know-how, when compared to a loving daughter's antenna and eagle-eye?)
So, 1-pray 2-be a watch dog! 3-be a cheerleader to your wife.
See, you are not helpless, after all!
Wishing you both love, light, laughter, and good health
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