Sunday, November 14, 2010

Sunday

We are off to church and in the midst of the first service Emma, Autumn and I are leaving for Phoenix.  Autumn has a long-awaited appointment with a neurosurgeon tomorrow morning.   He has reviewed her {large} file and will be talking about surgery to remove the tumor deep in her brain. 

In the meantime my mom is feeling horrible.  I put a call into the surgeon's office yesterday evening around 7:30pm, but he never called me back.  

I am so torn.  

The drive to Phoenix is about 450 miles.  The appointment is in the morning and I will turn right around and head back as soon as it is over.  Lord willing, I will be back home tomorrow night.  

Then my mom has to be at the hospital at 6 am Tuesday for her surgery.

If it hadn't taken so long to get Autumn's appointment we would just move it.  

And really guys, I'm just like you....the thing I want to do most?

Crawl back into my flannel sheets, firmly grasp those sheets and blankets and pull them right over my head and hold them there.  If you think of us, would you pray for protection for my mom?  Safety for us as we drive, wisdom for the neurosurgeon and speed home.  

As always, I will be updating Twitter on the sidebar.  


31 Simply Sweet Words:

  1. I hope everything goes well for all of you.

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  2. Dear friend, you and your family are regularly in my thoughts and always in my prayers (throughout the day). Take care and sending you a cyber hug. xxx

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  3. Praying Linny! I can't even imagine how torn you really are:(...praying for safety for you guys and that your mom feels BETTER..even if it's just for these two short days!

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  4. Praying the Presence and favor of God to cover you over the next few days, & that He would surround you with His favor as a shield - Please know that!

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  5. Keeping all of you in prayer today and always...especially right now your mom, Autumn, the doctors involved and the travel! Will pray Psalm 91 over you today.

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  6. I will be praying for you over the next couple of days for strength and grace. Your daughter and mom are blessed to have you take such good care of them.

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  7. UGH! I know the timing seems awful - asking God to work it for His glory.

    Asking Him to guide each step you take, each person you meet, and each decision you are faced with. Asking for supernatural protection and widsom - and speedy and safe travel.

    And most of all - asking for healing for your precious girl and mom.

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  8. Though the timing of this appt. is NOT convenient, HIS timing IS. And, it will be clear to your Sweet, Sweet Heart, Linny.

    I realize it's a lot of tugging on your Mama Heart, as you must take care of the needs of your child, but your Daughter Heart is still connected to your own Sweet Mom!

    I will be Praying for a safe trip and that it will be a time of sharing that you and your girls will always remember. For Strength and Courage for Autumn as she meets with the doctor. (I also have tumors in my brain.)

    And, I'll be Praying for your Mother. You know? My Mom had the same surgery 2 yrs. ago. Stints placed in both Carotid Arteries. She only stayed overnite and did really well. I know it's hard to leave when she isn't feeling well, but HE is there, right beside her.

    Take care, Precious Friend/Sister! You are such a comfort in my life (bet you didn't know that!). I got your comment on FB!

    KNOW that you are Loved and many will be lifting you to the ONE who Controls ALL things!

    Hugs from Minnesota! ~ Jo

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  9. Praying for your mama, safe travels, and the appt tomorrow.

    Blessings,
    Suzzanne

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  10. thinking and praying for your sweet family! Much love from the sunshine state!

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  11. Linny,

    Praying that the Lord would hold your Mama close as you have to leave her. That He would give you safe and smooth travels, and that the long awaited appointment for Autumn would bring the answers you have been waiting for. Asking that in the midst of it all the Lord would give you His strength and His sweet, sweet peace, Linny.

    Lord, may it be so for Linny, for Autumn, for Emma and for Linny's mama, hold them close Lord. In Jesus name, Amen.

    Love you friend. Praying as you go . . .

    Tina

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  12. Prayers for you all. You have so much going on. I pray God gives you peace.

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  13. Prayers, prayers, prayers... covering you and your family with His love, mercy and strength.

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  14. Bless you! Prayers and postive thoughts are following you on your journeys.

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  15. Praying for ya'll - Autumn, Mom, travel, Abi and Finn, kiddos on the homefront...

    Call me if you can. I'm sending an email tomorrow.

    HUGS,
    Lisa

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  16. Praying and will continue to do so....HS knows just what is needed in praying..

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  17. Jesus we are depending on you for strength to make this trip, for safety and for answers from this surgeon. Lord you are more than capable of taking care of Linny's mom while they are away. Lord take care of the "littles" and remind each one of them of your Peace and Hope. FAther thank you for your care and love of this amazing family. Lord we can't wait to hear of your glory in this time. Amen

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  18. My heart goes with you. I will pray for all of them. May God give you mercy, safety and favor in all of your travels and travails ... Jesus be their guide.

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  19. I'm praying for all of your safety and dr. appointments and that all your sick people are well soon! Hugs!

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  20. I will definitely be praying for your family. You always have so much on your plate and I am in awe of your strength.

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  21. oh, linny.
    i will be thinking of you and praying often tomorrow.
    may His mercy rain on you!

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  22. Oh, you bet we are praying, sweet bloggy friend!!

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  23. I don't comment often but I wanted to let you know that I am praying for you tonight.
    We have had several appointments for my son lately and we have to drive 2 hours for each one. I know how the trip wears us out and then trying to focus on all the information we receive during each appt......it takes a lot out of you!! I am praying that you are able to rest in HIM (I am still working on that one myself)....and praying for good news from Autumn's appt and your mom's surgery. Oh....and so happy to hear that your grand baby is home!!

    Jennifer
    www.caringbridge.org/visit/alexward

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  24. I will be praying Linny until you tell us otherwise. I know God will be with you the whole way and also with your mom, but I will pray that you feel His presence.

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  25. We are praying for you all over here at the Funks and singing in the car for you as well! Lots of love and blessings!
    www.campfunk.blogspot.com

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  26. Praying for you all!

    Wednesday everyone will be home and resting!!

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  27. Linny,

    I just LOVE,LOVE, LOVE that in the middle of all the stuff you're going through, dealing with and managing,
    YOU"RE STILL THINKING ABOUT HOW TO HELP ORPHANS!

    That is the BEST!!!

    I knew I liked you!

    Hugs,
    Lisa

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  28. I am behind... yes I will pray for Autumn, and also for your mom too... and peace and strength for you as well, Linny. He is always with you and will never leave you or forsake you. HalleluYah!

    Could you pray for my mother, she has Piagets and it is painful, her eye is sometimes swollen from possibly bone growth. She will have x ray results, please pray for our Lord to give wisdom to doctor that they'll know exactly how to help her, and for Him to relieve pain. Thank you so much :)

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