Thursday, November 17, 2016

Prayers Please

Hi Folks, this is just a short note asking prayer for my family. I found out about a week ago that my birth father was having kidney failure, then got word yesterday morning that he  passed away Tuesday night.

My Mom recently has had congestive heart failure and a mini stroke within the past couple of months, and just had another stroke in the past 24 hours and is back in the hospital where tests are being done. She can’t talk, is on oxygen, and doesn’t know her husband. She is 85. I saw her twice in the past year and I am thankful for that. She told me she loved me and that I was her baby, even though I am her first born. It still did my heart good to hear she loves me, as we’ve not had the best of relationships.

My folks have been divorced for 56 years,  and even though I’ve not had much contact with my birth father, the possibility of losing them both around the same time, is almost too much to bear. I love them both. I have heard that even though couples who were once married,  have been divorced for a long time, the can sometimes still die around the same time.  That seems amazing to me. There must be still some sort of connection.

This all comes as the 4th anniversary of my dear husband’s homegoing, draws near, 4 years on the 9th of next month. Needless to say, it is a very emotional time for me.  I keep relying on Jesus/God to be my strength as I go through more grieving. He is with me always and has promised to never leave or forsake me. He bottles all of my tears.

Please keep my Mom, my two sisters and myself in prayer and also my birth dad’s family as they grieve with losing him. I have three half-siblings and three step-siblings, that I’ve never met. I am now in contact with two step-sisters, and their Mom also.

Thank you all for all of your support, your love, and prayers through the years.

FlowerLady

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37 comments:

Sallysmom said...

Thinking of you and lifting you up in prayer.

Stacey said...

You are in my thoughts and prayers Lorraine.

Deborah Montgomery said...

What a very emotional and difficult time for you, dear friend. I will keep you in my prayers. May the Lord watch over you and keep you in His loving care. xo Deborah

Terra Hangen said...

Praying for you dear friend and for your family.

Debbie Harris said...

My goodness, you have much going on in your life right now, but always be reminded of God's love and watch care over you, dear lady.
How wonderful that we have His promises to cling to in difficult times.
My prayers will be with you and your family.

You are loved~~

Ruth Hiebert said...

That's a heavy load, but you know as well as I,that God can carry any load, no matter how heavy.I do understand that it seems even harder right at this time of year. May God sustain you.

Kit said...

Thinking of you and hoping you and your family are doing okay. Love, Kit

Morning's Minion said...

I'm sorry that you have to bear these sorrows all at once. When events like these pile up, the kindness of friends is a blessing. The grief process takes time and doesn't move in a straight line, and new loss has a way of stirring up older griefs.
Words seem inadequate, but I pray you find peace.

BeachGypsy said...

Oh Lorraine I am so sorry to hear this sad news. It just seems like too much all at once, doesn't it? My thoughts are with you as you go through this sad time and I know you'll be just fine because you have faith in God and He will comfort you. Take Care okay?

Connie in Hartwood said...

No matter what happens, remember that you are never alone. We pray for you, and everything will be alright.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

I'll remember you and your family in my prayers. People always say it's hard to lose someone during the holidays, but in truth it doesn't matter what day of the year...it's always hard. I lost my best friend on December 9 almost 20 years ago but I still miss her dearly.

God Bless
xx, Carol

Karen said...

Dear Rainey, I am so sorry. Of course I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. I'm very glad your mother told you she loved you; what a precious memory to keep in your heart. Sending you warm hugs and our love.

September Violets said...

This is a lot to deal with all at once for sure, especially on top of your dear husband's parting. Hang in there Lorraine, and hugs and prayers going out to you. It's all in God's hands.
Wendy

Celestina Marie said...

Dear Lorraine, Thoughts and prayers for you in all ways. God Bless you with comfort in your loss. xo

Junkchiccottage said...

Lifting you up in prayer. Hoping for peace in the coming days for all of you.
Hugs,
Prayers,
Love,
Kris

Gamala said...

I'm continuing to lift up you and your family in prayer during this very difficult time for you and your sisters. Sending hugs and love!

Rebecca said...

Thank you for sharing your heart/life with us here. I can only imagine the complicated emotions you are experiencing. I pray that you will have much grace throughout this difficult time, peace of mind, and that some very unexpected and surprise positive outcomes may accompany the sadness. ♥

Kim said...

Thinking of you and sending prayers and thoughts of comfort. I am sorry...

Melanie said...

What an emotional time to be going through all this at once. I will keep you in my prayers, Rainey.

Gary said...

Thinking of you Lorraine, and sending whatever strength I can.

gld said...

Dear Lorraine, I will keep you and your family in my thoughts.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Prayers for you during this difficult time, may you find comfort with His embrace.

klaraau01 said...

Sending you love and Light and Peace at this difficult time

Annie said...

Love and prayers directed your way - nothing you can't beard with the strength of your faith.

GretchenJoanna said...

I will pray. May you feel the love of Christ in your weakness, dear sister.

Pam's English Garden said...

So much pain to bear at one time, Lorraine. I will pray for you and your family. P. x

Darcie said...

I can imagine how hard this must all be, and like you said getting so close to the date when you lost your husband. Please know and be comforted by knowing prayers are going your way. Much love!!

Consider It All Joy said...

Oh goodness Rainey! I'm so very sorry for the loss of your dad and that your mom is so ill! You are in my prayers. As December approached, we both tend to fight grief! I miss my Mark so very much, as I know you miss yours as well! Prayers are all I have to offer, but we know that is what we need the most, to keep us closely focused on the one who can walk us through these days! Blessings, Cindy xo

Rebecca said...

Checking back in......Continuing to pray.

BeachGypsy said...

just stopped in to check and see how you're doing Lorraine. Thinking of you!

Cheryl said...

I am so sorry to hear of all of this sadness in your family!! It must be such a difficult and emotional time for you. I will pray that God will comfort you as only He can do.

A Joyful Cottage said...

Life is hard sometimes, isn't it, Lorraine? I'm sorry you're experiencing these heartbreaks, and so glad you know Jesus and can turn to Him for comfort and peace. You and your loved ones are in my prayers. Hugs, Nancy

My Journey To Mindfulness said...

Just read
thinking of you like always
and now special prayers going your way..

Jillayne said...

keeping you and your family in my thoughts Lorraine - I send peace and love to you all. At this time of year especially, there is a great comfort in our memories of loved ones... your memories are the very best, memories of great love and caring. A very big hug for you...
Jillayne

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

Life is hard and sorry to hear both your parents are ill. Its nearly 10 days since you wrote the post and hope all is going better...what a difficult time it must be for you. Keeping you and your family in my prayers!

Jessica Jarrell said...

I was so sorry to read this FlowerLady, my condolences. I can't image what you are going through right now, regardless of whether you had a close relationship or not. I'll keep you and your family in my thoughts xoxo

M.K. said...

It sounds like you have a lot of family, with many to love and love you. So sorry for this time of sorrow!! May our loving God give you deep, calming peace, and overwhelming comfort as you lean upon his arms.