Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Please Pray

Couple of prayers requests today:

First of all, Rockford Mayor Larry Morrissey’s newborn son, Michael, passed away on January 10. Michael had been born with a heart defect causing immediate hospitalization after his birth and eventually death.

I cannot imagine what it must be to have a baby, let alone lose one.

Please pray for Mayor Morrissey, his wife, loved ones, family, and friends. This must be a difficult time for them, and I encourage you to lift up this government leader in your prayers.

Secondly, Nancy, one of my dearest co-workers, received some bad news yesterday.

About a week ago, she was curling her hair (Nancy and I are Big Hair sisters), and she had a horrible pain in her back. She put up with it for a couple days until we convinced her to see a doctor.

After the initial appointment, she was told she might have internal bleeding in her back and possibly some nerve damage. Nance took the rest of the week off and was supposed to be back at work on Monday.

When she came in on Monday, after seeing another doctor, she told us she has been diagnosed with cervical radiculopathy. In short, her spine is being crushed by 2 renegade vertebrae. She needs to have surgery to remove these vertebrae before any further nerve damage occurs.

It’s pretty scary – had she fallen or even mildly injured herself, she could likely have found herself paralyzed or dead!

Of course, now the problem is that she won’t be able to come back to work until after she’s had and recovered from surgery. We don’t know how long it will take them to schedule the surgery and the earliest possible recovery time STARTS at 6 weeks.

That’s a lot of time off, and Nancy’s not sure how she’s going to manage financially, since not all of it can be covered by sick and vacation time.

Not to mention, surgery is scary, no matter what!

Nancy is a dear soul – quite possibly one of the sweetest women I know. I know she will appreciate your prayers for her surgery, recovery, and financial needs.

Lastly, my friend Alice asks for our prayers for a little baby named Lucy whose life currently hangs in the balance.

It’s amazing to think I can post this, and my blogging friends – some of whom I’ve never met face-to-face – will join me in prayer from all over the world!

Thank you all so much!


Juliet said...

Gary and I prayed for the Mayor and his family this morning.

Sorry to hear about Nancy..we will remember her in prayer.

WendyJanelle said...

oh, my yes. Prayer. And praying Scripture... it's like a mighty sword.