Saturday, February 14, 2009

A Valentine Prayer Request

This is my brother's wife Cindi. I call her a Joy Bubble because she is blessed with the most infectious smile and laugh and energy and the voice of an angel.
On Thursday night she went to bed with neck pain and later was air lifted to the hospital with a major brain hemmorage and is now in a coma.
She is only in her 40's.
My brother must now make the horrible decision to take her off of life support.
I do believe in miracles and I do believe in wanting God's will.
Please pray for comfort for my brother Marc.
When you find your treasure

Make sure that they know that they are daily!
We never know just how much time we have with them.
Just hoping that this post as sad as it is will cause you to go and hug that treasure that you call your Hubby or Wife.





48 comments:

cityfarmer said...

Father God You know us because You made us. Rain down the peace that passes all understanding. Court this family with Your unchanging peace and sustain them through each minute of this grueling heartache. Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.
Use this woman and her God given beauty and infectious laugh and smile for Your glory.
Thank you for her time on this earth and the Joy she has spilled onto everyone she met!

Bless my new friend Lord and fill her heart with Your prescence. Heal her sadness and fill the void.


We KNOW that Your grace and Yours alone is what we have to cling to here AND the hope of seeing our loved ones again in glory with You.
In the name of Jesus I pray, amen.

Dori said...

Oh, Becky. No mistake at all that you left your urgent prayer request on my blog in response to my post "The Cry of His Child."

I have walked this road with my own brother.

I am praying.

I will tell you that during those very dark days in June of 1999 -- with my brother merely 29 years old and the father of a 20 month old little girl -- all I could do was sing:

"Lord, I believe in You,
I'll always believe in You,
Though I can't see You with my eyes
Deep in my heart Your Presence I find.
Lord, I believe in You,
And I'll put my trust in You.
Let this whole world say what they may nothing can take this joy away,
Lord, I believe."

Becky, I am praying and believing and I'll continue to pray and believe -- no matter what the outcome.

He is faithful.
He is sovereign.
He is sufficient.
He is all we need.

Blessings,
Dori

Lisa @ The Preacher's Wife said...

Dearest Becky,

I am praying for a miracle for your brother and sister in law...O Father, when we don't understand why may we throw ourselves on the Who.

Asking for the measure of grace that is available only for times as these to completely wash over all of you.

vintagewindow said...

Becky, My heart and prayers go out to your brother and your family. May god bless you and lay his healing hand on your joy bubble.

Kris

Rose Haven said...

Oh Becky...Tom and I are praying. We've added your entire request to our blog...right above our Daily Posts!

Keep us updated, please.

~Blessings,
Jan

cityfarmer said...

Dear Becky, I've linked your request to my Valentine Day wish over at cityfarmer

miss gracies house said...

Oh Becky,
I am praying...my words are not enough...but HE, who is our HOPE, knows and is faithful.
Hugs,
Rene'

Kim's Cottage said...

Oh my goodness. Yes, I will keep them in my prayers. Oh, bless his heart. What a heavy burden to carry.


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Neabear said...

Followed your link here from Myrna's blog. I so sad to hear what your family is going through. I pray that our God will give you the strength you all need at this time. God be with you.

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

Oh Becky,
I do believe in miracles as well and God has his plan.....I will pray for your family and your brother to keep strong....from the bottom of my heart I am so sorry your family has to go through this pain....I am praying right now my friend....
Hugs and love,
Mo ;-)

Myrna said...

Oh Becky! This story hits close to home..I've been through very similar circumstances. I will be praying for God's will, His peace and His comfort to envelope you and yours.
In His love,
Myrna

Denise said...

Your sister-in-law, brother and all their family are in my prayers. May God in His LOVING and infinite wisdom do what is best. When we can't trace His Hand, we must trust His Heart. Meantime, He's there for the children He loves!

Sandra~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Becky I came right over after I heard something was wrong. Now that I'm hear I am so sorry to hear about the news. Tell your brother to hang in there and not to give up on Cindi no matter what the Doctors may be saying. God can do the miraculous in this situation. I'll pray as well, but hes need to pray and have faith that Jesus can turn this all around. I'm praying for a full recovery for this young woman.

ceekay said...

So sorry for your sad news today. God's presence in this time of need.

Sharon~heartsongs said...

I just got home (9:30pm) and I felt that I needed to check my blog for any comments. I am praying for your brother, sister-in-law and your family. May God give you all comfort and strength thru this. Thank you for posting this request so that we may join you in prayer.
Sharon

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Praying now Becky.May God put his loving arms around all of you at this difficult time.
I'm going to link your request on my blog.

Move That Couch said...

I do believe in miracles because we belong to a loving Father. Lord, reign down your mercy and grace on this beautiful woman. Restore her, let there be peace floating all through her hospital room that only you can give. Give those who are at her bedside strength. We trust in you Father, even though we don't always understand, we trust you.

In Jesus Name,
Amen

Cori G. said...

Hi Becky,

I was so sad to read this post about your sister-in-law. I'll keep your brother and all of you in my prayers. Have you heard anything yet?

Love and prayers Cori

cityfarmer said...

I spent last summer in a hospital next to my DH...well you all know the story....WE can expect a miracle....please keep us up to date.

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

Oh Becky, I just got back in town and saw your meassage, I am so sorry to hear such horrible news! My thoughts and prayers are with your family and if you need anything at all you know how to reach me!
Hugs~Kelly

Ginger said...

Hi Becky:
I came over from another blog, just wanting to say how sorry I am that your brother is put in such an awful position.
I remember a few years ago my aunt was told to start planning my uncle's funeral and she refused to listen to the doctors. My uncle came out of his coma and lived another 5 years...even took a trip to the Phillipines. You just never know...every circumstance is different.
I will pray for your sister-in-law.
Ginger

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

Yes Becky, I will be praying for Cindi and your family
that God will strengthen you all and encourage you through any decision that you have to make and that His will ,which is perfect be done.
Blessings,
Sue,

Clif said...

I just dropped by to tell you that I too believe in miracles. I will pray for your loved ones and for the tough decisions that have to be made.

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

hi Becky,
Just checking in.....your family has been on my mind.....
Hugs,
Mo :-)

Zebu said...

Oh my goodness. Please know that my prayers go out to you, your brother, and your sister-in-law and family. Blessings to you all.

Carolyn said...

I pray for you and your brother and his wife during this difficult time.
Take care,
Carolyn

BECKY said...

Hi Becky, So sorry to hear about your sister-in-law. Please know that I have added him and his lovely wife to my prayer list. An odd coincidence...my name is Becky and my only sister's name is Cindy.

God is able to do exceedingly and abundantly above all that we can ask or even think. I pray He does just that.

Love the title to your blog and will be back to visit.

Gentle blessings to you all,
Becky

BECKY said...

Hi Becky...me again! Just had to come back and say that I read your profile, and it is wonderful to meet another Floridian, and one who LOVES Alabama as we do. We lived at Ft. Rucker years ago, and left our hearts there. My folks lived in Abbeville for a few years before my Mom took ill.

So funny, I did a post on Mt. Dora not so long ago, too!!

We live about 30 minutes from Daytona Beach and my hubby is an avid fisherman, too. He has a Ranger flats boat, and is on the water any chance he gets. I am a novice but accompany him sometimes!!

So nice to meet you! Look forward to knowing you better!
Blessings,
Becky

bj said...

Becky, I am so sorry to hear of this dreadful thing. Please know I will add your sister in law to my prayers...I will add all of you.
love, bj

All My Blessings said...

Becky, I came to let you know that I'm praying for family. I can't even imagine. Our faith will carry us through it all....Kae

Essemia said...

How terrible. No, you never know how long you will have your loved ones. If only people could learn that.
Lots of hugs, Elzie

Sharon~heartsongs said...

Just thinking about you and praying for your family.
Take care,
Sharon

Kim's Treasures said...

Prayers for your family, especially your brother!

I always taught my kids to tell the ones they love, I love you when you part. You just never know when they could be the last time you told them.

Hugs!
Kim

celestina marie said...

Hi Becky, I saw your prayer request at Jan's Rose Haven. I want you to know you are in my prayers and thoughts. Miracles do happen and GOD be with you all.
Hugs and prayres, Celestina Marie

Marie Antionette said...

God,I don't know this young woman,but at a glance at her eyes,I can see a kindness of spirit.I feel she is needed more down here,but who am I to tell you what you need,True ,I don't pray very well,but I am praying for her and her loving family,Please if you can spare her,Let her stay awhile longer.In God's name Amen
For the family and friends,May god bless you all.Marie Antionette

Barb said...

I came from Theresa's blog. God is with you and I am praying for his love to envelope you. You will continue to be in my prayers.

Rose Haven said...

We continue to pray...and lift everyone.

~Blessings,
Jan & Tom

Bo said...

I want to add my prayers to all the rest for Cindi...Please God, care for her as only You can see fit...I pray for her husband, her doctors & all of her loved ones. May God's will be done. Bo

SherryRoseBella said...

I am thinking of you, Becky and praying for you and your family! I really hope that your sister in law is doing better. We never know from second to second how our lifes will change. We are all in God's hands. Let me know if there is anything I can do to help.
love & hugs,
Sherry

Oma aka Meme said...

I am sorry and I will pray for your sis-in -law and brother- praying for you too

hugs from Meme

countrycharisma said...

Becky, I just read your blog this morning. I will certainly keep Cindi and mark and your family in my prayers. I do believe in miracles and will be praying that way. God is able to do this for Cindi, and we will all intercede. carrell

Meadowsweet Days said...

Becky, Having just been through this terrible tragedy with a very dear friend less than a year ago, I will tell you that all seemed grave those hours after a massive stroke to Steve's brain stem. Surgery was out of the question, and the doctors didn't think he would survive the night. He spent his daughter's first birthday in a coma. I am most grateful to report that on March 3 it will be one year, and though the road to recovery has been very hard and very slow, Steve is very slowly making progress to his recovery. Please never stop believing in miracles, and the power of Almighty God. Your family will be in my prayers.

Warm Hugs,
Carol

Betty Jo said...

I am so terribly sorry. I know a little of what your brother is going through as I had to make that decision only four short months ago. I will keep you all in my prayers. ♥

The Plum Tree said...

Becky, Sending prayers your way to strengthen your family.
Loving thoughts
Cindy

tardevil said...

Sending lots of hugs and prayers your way, Becky! I hope God will pull out one of his miracles for your beautiful bubble and your bro. If not, may he give you all the peace to see you through until you meet again! LOL & ((((HUGS)))!

Chris said...

Becky, I came from Theresa's blog. I will be praying for you all!

I know that the Lord will bring you comfort and wisdom to the doctors. May you be drawn ever closer to Him as you face this difficult time.

Bless you, Chris

Joyce said...

Oh Becky, I don't know you, but just linked into you through Theresa at Take a Sentimental Journey. I am so very sorry about your sister-in-law. What a terrible, terrible shame. My heart goes out to all, but especially your brother. He will be in my prayers as he handles this incredible burden. May God Bless you all.

krystyna said...

I heard this sad news from Theresa, and
I'll be pray for your beautiful brother's wife Cindi and for your brother.
God bless you!