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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Update to My Dear Friends

Beautiful ~ isn't it?  Peaceful and quiet.  What a beautiful place this would be to reflect on God and all he has made and all he continues to do.

Thank each and every one of you for your loving and kind comments.  You kindness, soothing words of comfort, love and hope have meant so much  to us.  Neil is at the hospital with his Mother now.  She is out of it all most continually  the last 3 days. Test show that the kidneys have improved and the foot is doing really good.  I'm pretty unhappy with the nursing care she has received.  Don't get me wrong.  It's hard to blame the nurses when it seems that the hospital is the one not providing an adequate number of nurses to cover the floor.  It's seems impossible to actually see a Dr. as well.  No matter how early Neil gets there he can't catch one visiting.  He stays very late but apparently they must be visiting after midnight.  Yesterday they did put a stint in her neck to get rid of the other IV's.  

Bless her heart she really doesn't have a clue where she is or whats going on.  I'm praying for the Lord to comfort her and give her peace which is what I see happening.  Our Lord is so compassionate.

As for Neil, he is still having a very difficult time coming to grips with all of it.  He has a tenderness now but is not able to face the reality of her age.  Please continue to pray for him.

The Lord has brought me a wonderful sense of peace.  But you know what happens whenever that wonder loving grace of God fills your soul. The good old devil decides to get busy trying to steal it away.  That's what happen to me last night.  Pain's trying to creep in it's finding my weakest spots to work on.  I know you must be so tired of hearing about my prayer request but I've felt the fruit of your prayers this week and I still need them (we still need them) so please continue to lift us up to him.  I want to be able to give what I need to in this time of uncertainty.

I'm going to leave you with a passage that I read last night from the Seniors Devotional Bible.  I bought this bible for Neils Mom for in 1996 and sat in her bedroom reading it last night searching for comfort.

VERSE:                      AUTHOR:                PASSAGE:               
1 Timothy 6:12        Don Anderson        1 Timothy 6:11 - 16

Fight the Good Fight
The Christian life is a battle.  Satan the enemy, suffering the great leveler, God the sustainer.  Want to be contender in the last lap of life?  At the risk of sounding crude or callous, be prepared to learn from what happens to you.
     Paul exhorted young Timothy, "Fight the good fight of faith" (1 Timothy 6:12).  Can we do less?  When suffering strikes, I recommend the three A's to assist in fighting the good fight all the way home:
    Acceptance.  Realize suffering is coming.  Accept it.  Determine you'll take it no matter what, because you know your Father has allowed it for some reason.
    Attitude.  Know positively that because of the reputation and reliability of your heavenly Father, something good is going to result from your suffering.
    Action.  Anticipate the victory, but be sure to suit up.  The coach always picks the best players to play the hardest quarters.  This may be your finest hour.

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, loving friends!!!!!!
I love you all.

Oh' ~  I don't want to forget ~ HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!


  1. Keep hangin in there hun, as always thoughts are with you and yours!

  2. Rest in the thought that God will never give you more than HE knows you can handle. We'll continue to lift your family up in our prayers.

  3. Stay strong sister ! I know it isn't easy but He is with you all the way. When it gets to be too much just hand it over to Him. Keeping you in our prayers.

  4. Honey I am so sorry you are still going through all of this but of course you should ask for prayers. I am the number one believer in asking for them all the time. Nothing better than us all praying for each other.
    Lifting you and your family up tonight and every night

  5. Dearest Tracy, I have learned myself from being near someone on their long journey home how much there is to still learn about life in the experience. These are the days that bless us with grace. Prayers to you both Tracy. Elizabeth

  6. Hi Tracy,

    I want to thank you for coming over to visit me earlier and wanting to join in on my giveaway!
    I wish you all the best in becoming one of my winners. The fabric book is for the first drawing and the silver heart bracelet is for the second name we pull.
    I noticed you did not sign up to become a follower and that is really the only requirement to enter my giveaway! so come back over I would love for you to have a chance to win!!

    I read some of your posts here and I also extend my prayers to you and your family at this difficult time with your husbands mother.
    God is srrounding her with his loving embrace and holding you and your family with love and peace.

    Bless You,


  7. Well I'm still praying that you all find the peace that you need. Our Lord knows what we need and will not give us more than we can bear I'm sure, although I'm sure sometimes one wonders just how much they can take!! Hang in there girl friend and better days will come your way. Hugs Nan