Nana Diana Takes A Break

Nana Diana Takes A Break

Sunday, May 31, 2015

A PLEA AND A PRAYER-OR NOT----

One of the smartest men I have ever known
is my brother-in-law, Mike.
He is married to MyHero's sister.
This is the way I remember him and
my sister-in-law in their young
NYC days-
I remember him as a "hippie" with an old
purple van that we had to push to get it started.
I remember seeing him pick up an instrument
that he had never seen before and be able to play it.
I remember that no matter what subject we
mentioned-he knew something about it.
A smart, funny man with an off-beat sense of humor.

I am not quite sure how to word this
because I don't want to invade family privacy
but I want to put it out there.
Mike has advanced 
BREAST CANCER.
You don't often hear about 
BREAST CANCER in men.
They are not screened for it , 
nor are they expecting it..
It is one of the last things they check for.
That being said,
Mike's condition is very grave.

Mike has always been a self-sufficient person.
He has never asked for help.
He was always able to 
SMART HIS WAY TO SUCCESS.
The sad thing is-
YOU CAN'T OUTSMART CANCER.

Mike's beliefs are different than my own,
but that is his choice and I am not a preacher.
He once heard my youngest daughter sing
at a concert and said...
IF I believed---IF I were a believer--
I would think I just heard an angel sing.
That is the most "religious" thing 
I have ever heard him say.

So, today, I ask for prayers
and well-wishes and an uplifting of hearts..
Pray that Mike finds his way home
with peace in his heart.
Pray for his wife and children.
They are broken and filled with sadness.
Pray for his sister-she is devastated-
Pray that we can help them when the time comes
and stand as strong as we need to stand.

Maybe even pray for a miracle.
THAT would be a testimony, wouldn't it?

Mike, if you could read this-
I would tell you that-
You are loved-as my "brother"
and a kindred spirit.
We are rooting for you, buddy!

your photo name

87 comments:

  1. prayers and healing energy for Mike and all those who love him..

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  2. Mike I would guess, has a very positive outlook on life, and this will be his biggest strength in the days ahead. So here's to even more positive thoughts winging their way across the pond. Keep fighting! xx

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  3. Praying for peace, and always a miracle. I have always felt God will make room for a good person who has loved & cared for others, believers and nonbelievers alike. Jane

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  4. Yes will pray ....for him and all of you! : ) So sorry....

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  5. Yes will pray ....for him and all of you! : ) So sorry....

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  6. Oh goodness how sad is this. Cancer is wicked and leaves such a terrible mark. Prayers for all.

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  7. I will pray for Mike. God bless each of you.

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  8. Dear Friend, I am praying and will ask for God to reveal Himself to Mike. You are such a blessing to even ask for prayers as he does not have any covering for this need! I am so sorry that this is happening to him and his family.Praying now!
    Hugs, Roxy

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  9. Diana, I am praying for Mike and his family, all of you. Once my boss was going to have a safety meeting..It was about breast cancer, he asked me if the men in my maintenance shop would go. I had to tell the boss that one of the men in my shop had had breast cancer and a surgery saved him...plus I think all men need to know. So we had the safety meeting and the man that had the surgery spoke, yes, even men can get breast cancer. Everyone needs to know about all cancers. Bless you, xoxo,Susie

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  10. Yes, men can certainly get breast cancer and my heart goes out to Mike and all the family. I most certainly will pray for Mike, will pray very hard for him. God bless. xx

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  11. Prayers for him...and the whole family.

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  12. Will be praying Diana. I have witnessed TWO, yes TWO, come to know Him in their final days these past few months. God can work miracles, even if they are not the ones we are expecting.

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  13. Oh Diana, I am praying for Mike and his family. This is such a difficult time, but I know God is watching over all of them, and especially Mike. I pray He gives them all strength and hopefully a miracle!

    Blessings,
    Gert

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  14. Oh, no. That's horrible. I'll be sending positive vibes out into the universe for him and his family and praying, just to cover all bases!

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  15. I'll be praying for Mike. May he find the peace that comes from knowing Jesus!

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  16. I'm so sorry to hear this! You're right. We rarely hear about men with this condition but I know it exists. I will keep him in my prayers and hope that he can hold on to a spiritual love that is higher than himself.

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  17. I absolutely will be praying for Mike.
    I pray he will be drawn unto the Lord and be enveloped in his love and comfort.

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  18. This touched My heart. I pray He won't leave Us lost. I'm off to pray for Him.

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  19. I'm really sorry to read your post about this today, Diana. I will pray for him and the family. I'm sure everyone is struggling with this.

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  20. You know that I will be praying for him and the family. I will also pray for a miracle. We all need those at some time in our life. Hugs and Prayers for the family from your Missouri Friend Shirley

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  21. Believers and non-believers use the word "strength" in this situation. May your whole family have strength.Linda@Wetcreek Blog

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  22. Bless YOU for being so open and sharing his story. Oh I will definitely pray that Mike starts to believe - it is not over until his last breathe. Please continue to let us know. Jesus wants everyone to come to Him. Is his wife a believer? Off to pray.

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  23. My prayers for all in your family and him...I hope peace is found and perhaps a miracle. Your memory honors him.

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  24. Male breast cancer... One of those over looked health things...

    So sad.....

    Best wishes to him and to all his family....

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  25. So very sorry for your family and Mike. I will pray for Mike and his family, I will pray for a miracle.
    xoxo

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  26. Oh, how sad. I am so sorry and I hope the doctors will find a way to help him.

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  27. Yes, men can get breast cancer and it is just as devastating in them and often found late because it is not suspected...Nice testimony to him, Diana.
    It's time for everyone to find strength..So sorry

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  28. Prayers have been said Diana...my heart breaks for your family. Blessings and peace.

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  29. positive mojo and prayers coming his way...and your way......for it will take the whole family to help them thru the crisis.
    White light and hugs all around you...

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  30. Please know I will keep Mike in my thoughts and prayers.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  31. Ohh, Diana. Such sad news.
    Much hugs and prayers sending your way.
    xo

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  32. So sorry to hear this...sending prayers for the peace which passeth understanding...xoxo

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  33. Praying for that miracle...I lost my brother last year to cancer....It breaks my heart for you too. Sending love and prayers.

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  34. Saying prayers that he finds the way and it brings him peace.

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  35. These are the end times.....and God wants "all to be saved" I think when things look the bleakest.....that is where God works. Prayers for Mike.
    Louise

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  36. Praying... I've lost too many to cancer and I hate that disease. :-( I often think there is a cure after all this research but that they won't release it.... my thoughts are with you all during this time.

    Blessings,
    Jill

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  37. Diana, I am so sorry to hear this devastating news about your brother-in-law. I will certainly say a prayer for him and all of his family. This is such a cool picture of him with your sister-in-law, and I can totally relate as I grew up in the 60's myself. I would have loved to seen that purple van of his.

    Sending love your way,

    ~Sheri

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  38. Oh Diana I am so sorry to hear this. I am praying for Mike. No matter what you believe I have seen the power of prayer work. Sending hugs and best wishes to Mike and prayers.
    Kris

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  39. I agree with Louise...He is calling many home...and it's Jesus' fervent hope that none should perish. I prayed for Mike to be healed spiritually, and God's will be done. God bless your faithfulness, Diana.
    Love to you.
    Debbie
    xo

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  40. I keep him our prayers, I have heard of men having breast cancer but I've never known personally anyone,, I'm sorry it was so advanced, such a loss, he will find his way,

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  41. Yes, I will pray for ALL these things. May the Lover of his soul be a very present Comfort to him.

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  42. Truthfully and honestly said....the only way to battle something like this is with belief and prayer, Diana. And rest assured, that I will be praying right along with all of the other prayer warriors here. God's got this....he knows the fear and stress that Mike is feeling...and he will provide. I pray that Mike will ask God for help, for healing, for comfort, and for strength for himself as well as his family. Lifting you all up, sweet friend!

    xoxo laurie

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  43. Keeping Mike in my prayers. I love that name, it means "like God."

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  44. So sorry to hear that news! Praying for Mike and the entire family. Family needs so much support at a time like this.

    Judy

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  45. I'm so sorry, Diana. Prayers for Mike.

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  46. I am so sorry to hear this sad news , the Father loves all his children and Father is calling Mike home to be with the angels .
    I will say prayers for Mike , and all your dear family I will put Mike , his family on our prayer list to help them stay strong and your family of course . Hang in there , Diana , there's always a silver lining behind each dark cloud .
    Nee

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  47. I just prayed for Mike and family. All things are possible with the Lord. Many a nurse and Dr will pray for their patients . I believe in Miracles.
    You have to if you Believe In the Lord.
    Where one or two is in prayer for the same purpose. The Lord is in the mist of them.

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  48. Prayers are on the way.

    xo
    Claudia

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  49. Praying for Mike and family for healing and that he will become a believer.

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  50. Sending prayers for Mike, his cancer yes, his heart and spirit more! Praying for all of your family, believing with you! Blessings, Cindy

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  51. So sorry for all of you. No, you don't hear of that often at all. Praying for peace in your hearts.

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  52. That is really sad. You don't hear about breast cancer in men very often so it is one of the last things I would think of. My prayers for him and his family.

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  53. Sending prayers your brother-in-law's way, Diana, as well as his extended family.

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  54. I am so sorry. Life seems like one big debbie downer laterly. Praying for God's Grace for your family. Hugs...

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  55. Prayers for you and your family. xoxoxo

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  56. Joining in with prayers, positive energy, and caring thoughts for Mike and each member of his family.

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  57. I have read about breast cancer in men and it is truly sad. I ask, along with Roxy, that God would reveal Himself to Mike, for peace, and a miracle.

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  58. Yes, I am praying for his recovery and for peace for your family. XO Laura

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  59. Diana, you and I haven't talked in ages but it's because I more or less abandoned my old blog. Still....I saw this post and it touched me to no end. This happened to a very good friend of mine about 15 yrs ago and to this day, I think of him. I promise you that I am sending up the strongest prayers I can and yes, let's hope for miracles with it. Cancer is such an unfair disease, rotten to the core. You tell Mike that, believer or not, it makes no difference. Prayers of every kind will be said and he will feel them. It matters not what the "belief" is, the heart knows differently and what counts is the life learned and lived. Prayers for you and all of the family as well. XXX

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  60. I haven't been around for a few weeks. I am sorry to hear about him. Cancer is a bad beast. I do pray he will find comfort and peace during this hard time. I will also have my little girls pray for him when they wake up in the morning.

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  61. I am praying for a miracle for him. Such a coincidence that a friend and I had been talking about breast cancer in men and wondering if the genetic testing they do on women could be a predictor for them as well. We also wondered why men are not told to be checked for it just like women and if a father could pass it on to their children. I think they should cover it for men and women!

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  62. I am so very sorry. Prayers and love for all of you. Beautifully written and it makes those who don't know him, know him just a bit.

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  63. Prayers flowing from MI. Thinking of you ALL!

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  64. Praying for Mike and his family. I'm so sorry to hear this Diana. Praying for you too.

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  65. So sorry to hear this. Saying prayers for Mike, his family and your family.
    ~Cindy

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  66. I'm so sorry to hear this sad news about your BIL and having breast cancer. I will say a prayer for him and his family.

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  67. Such sad news. Prayers for everyone.

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  68. I have walked this road several times..my heart breaks for them. Sometimes the love in ones heart is a religion of sorts. It might not be recongized as such..but to me, that is what it is.. Let there be a miracle. Anything in this world can happen. There are as many ways to faith as there are people I think. No matter what happens..Mike is going to be alright, you know?
    I'm so very sorry.

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  69. Such sad news. Thinking of you all.

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  70. Sending prayers for Mike and his family! May our Lord keep them in His loving arms during this difficult time! Thinking of all of you!

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  71. So sorry, Diana. I'm praying. xo ~ Nancy

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  72. So very sorry, Diana! I have prayed for him. So very sad!

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  73. Sending up healing thoughts and prayers for Mike. Miracles do happen. :)

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  74. Oh girl...sending prayers for your "brother"...believer or not. God sees what we don't see. Love to you~

    Rebecca

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  75. Thoughts and prayers to your BIL and family Diana! I worked for an oncologist for many years and only saw one man with Breast CA, rare indeed and very scary time. Keeping you all close in thought and prayer. xo

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  76. Will certainly be praying not only for Mike's physical healing, but spiritual healing as well! God is certainly able, and will pray that if the opportunity arises, that the Lord can use you and your Hero to share hope in Christ with him. Miracles need an impossibility! :)

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  77. I'm so sorry, Diana! Praying for good to come from all of this, especially spiritual good for Mike!

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  78. Oh Diana, I am so sorry. Mike will be included in my daily prayers for a speedy recovery and to give his family strength.
    Hugs,
    Mary

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  79. Sorry to hear about this Diana- I will also join in with prayers.

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