Please!! Pray for my mom. Her leg (same one as the knee replacement) was swollen today, and then her temp. went up. She’s on the way back to the hospital (the therapy center totally dropped the ball and did not do a test that the doctor ordered for her!!! GRRR!) for tests and more recovery. Please, please pray!
I’ll be blogging in more detail later, but things have been a little stormy around our home lately. We’re looking into some changes to make to help calm our passage as we get through our Total Money Makeover plan.
I’ll give more details when I can, but in the meantime, if you could please pray for our family – that we’ll be open to God’s will and His guidance – it would be appreciated.
Thank you to everyone who prayed for Travel Man’s grandmother. She came through surgery fine, and is on her way home today for her six to seven week recovery there. She is back on solid food again (after a few days with an NG tube), and, God willing, she’ll make a complete recovery.
Thank you again for praying for her!
Travel Man’s grandmother (who is 90) is undergoing surgery today to remove a tumor. Please pray for her, her family (including her 90 year old husband!), and her surgical team.
Thank you, and God bless you.
Big Girl took a big tumble off her bike today, and seems to be okay. But please pray for her, anyway. Right now, our adrenaline is running high, and, for her, it might mask some pains, and I’ve impressed upon her that she needs to let me know if she feels sore or hurt, even much later.
But I nearly threw up, it was so scary. She isn’t even scratched up much, but I’ll be watching her closely for the next couple of days.
And she’s going to keep her feet on her bicycle pedals from now on, as well as watch her speed down hills. (No it wasn’t over the front of her handlebars.)
I feel terrible for Amy Welborn. I don’t know what I’d do without Travel Man, and my heartfelt prayers go out to her and to her family, and especially for the repose of Michael’s soul.
May the Mother of God be with you and keep you protected under her mantle.
I read this earlier today, but didn’t post about it. But please pray for Father Neuhaus; he may be near death today.
This morning, as I got up, Travel Man looked out the window and said, “What are those trucks in the neighbor’s driveway?”
Across the street, there were lights on two large vehicles. Pulling the curtains aside revealed that one is a fire truck and one, an ambulance. We said a prayer for our across-the-street neighbor, but about ten minutes ago, they brought out someone on a stretcher and put him (her?) into the ambulance. The ambulance has not moved, and Travel Man said that he was pretty sure it was someone covered head-to-toe.
Still no sign of the ambulance going anywhere, and there is also no activity near the fire truck.
So, say a prayer for whoever that was. I only met the older couple in that house once, though they were nice enough. Mostly, they just keep to themselves.
OH! As I typed the last sentence, the ambulance turned on its lights and drove away. Maybe – just maybe – that someone on the stretcher was just bundled very well against the cold morning. The fire truck also just pulled away.
Dark and quiet out there again.
A friend of mine is going through a very tough divorce, and needs special prayers at this time. Please also pray for her husband, as well. She’s a homeschooling mother of seven, and things are not going very well for her and the kids right now.
No other details, but please, please, please, remember a special intention for her husband. It’s very important to pray for his intention.
Tonight is Little Girl’s First Confession. She is really nervous about speaking to the priest (she is incredibly shy around adults), but is looking forward to being forgiven. Unfortunately, children making their first Confession at our parish do not have the option of an anonymous Confession; they must make a face-to-face Confession. I sincerely wish that they weren’t forced into that (not to mention that it would make it easier for me to partake of the Sacrament tonight if I could go into the Confessional – er, Reconciliation Room – and sit behind a screen). I know Little Girl is probably more nervous because of the face-to-face nature of the whole thing, as well.
If I were a better parent, I would have advocated three years ago for an “in the box” Confession option at the First Reconciliation Service. I’ll have to make the suggestion to the DRE for elementary kids for future years. Honestly, if I’d been away for years (and I have been, at times), I’d be hard-pressed to sit face-to-face with a priest. I’m nervous enough as it is! I am completely flustered when I can’t be behind the screen! (And, yeah, I miss the box. Everyone seems to make fun of it these days, but I like the box, thankyouverymuch!)
Besides, the children actually have the right to an anonymous Confession.
Anyway, I have a page set up with her examination of conscience and a small card with the Act of Contrition (what the religious ed. department here would call the “adult version”) for her to bring tonight. And I’ll be praying for her. Bunches. If you could, please send up a prayer for her, too. It’s not easy for a shy child to talk to grown-ups.