Saturday, June 30, 2012

Prayer Updates- Smiles And Sadness-Please Keep Praying

A few weeks ago
I asked for prayers
for this sweet, young woman.
Her name is Jessica.
You can read her whole 
story here.
She is the daughter-in-law
of friends of ours.
She has been undergoing 
a grueling round of chemo
and has had a lot of ups and downs.
However, her 
 are dropping!
BUT-they need to drop more
before she is considered cured.
I am going to see her
tomorrow at a big family affair.
Please remember her 
in your prayers.
She desperately needs them.
Her good news is worth a smile.

Now, the not-so-happy news.
let me know
that her little grandson
did not make it.
Doesn't that picture just
break your heart?
You can read about it here.
God called this sweet little
child home.
And, although we know he is
in a better place,
his Mom & Dad
and all his extended family
are hurting.

Thank you so much-
I am overjoyed to know
that so many of you pray
when others need it.
Blessings and a Peaceful Saturday
to you.
your photo name


Tete said...

Praying for all. Got to be hard giving back a grandchild.

Debby said...

Prayer for both families. The loss of a child is more than I could bear.

Anonymous said...

A double-edged sword for us this morning, Diana. Excellent news about Jessica, and I will continue to pray for her complete recovery. I was very saddened to hear that Jacob didn't make it. I will keep his family in my prayers too. It is so difficult for those left behind.

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

Counting my blessings. Saying prayers.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Good news and bad. That just hurts my heart about the baby. Remembering both in prayer.

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Prayers for all of them and their families.

Debbie said...

So happy to hear Jessica is improving.
So sorry about the baby...rejoicing going on in Heaven, yet sorrow in the hearts of the family here.
No words...just prayer.

Susie said...

Diana, My heart feels so sad for Viv and her family at the passing of baby Jacob. I just said a pray for Jessica. Praying , she and all who are suffering from breast cancer to be cured. You have a good heart Diana . xoxo, Susie

Anne said...

Hi Diana I just came across your blog and am your newest follower. I'm saying prayers for both families.

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

My heart is heavy for your friends. I will pray for Jessica's full recovery and for Viv's little grandson.

It's been a rough week, a good friend of mine lost her cousin's 16 year old son, he died after being struck by lightening last week in VT.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

My thoughts and prayers are with both and all their families. Hugs, Marty

koralee said...

Lots of prayers will go out to these beautiful friends and family of yours. You are such a blessing to them my friend. xoxo

Donna said...

I am so sorry to hear about Viv's little grandson. I hadn't seen the post about your friends dil, I'll check it out, and be sure to pray for everyone. Keep us posted, and thank you for spreading the word.

Donna said...

I am so sorry to hear about Viv's little grandson. I hadn't seen the post about your friends dil, I'll check it out, and be sure to pray for everyone. Keep us posted, and thank you for spreading the word.

Lucille said...

So many heartbreaking moments in life. Every time I see Jessica's photo, my heart breaks. The photo of Baby Jacobs is so painful! My only consolation is that I can see the Finger of the Lord in his little hand. It's written that God does not think as we do. And sometimes that's the only answer we can hang on to.

It's All Connected said...

This is such a reminder that it is a very slender thread that ties us to this world and every moment, child and lovely young woman should be celebrated for the gift it is. ~ Maureen

Ruth Kelly said...

My prayers are with Jessica. I am sending them heavenward and I know that Heavenly Father hears and answers our prayers.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Prayer is powerful!! So happy to hear treatment is working for Jessica, but my heart aches for the family of that precious baby!

Nellie said...

Prayers continue for both families.

My Grama's Soul said...

Prayers from me to these wonderful people.


Anonymous said...

well I'm typing through tears but my joy is for the beautiful young womans healing but I'm so sad for the baby's passing, so so sad, I will keep both families in my prayers,

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

how hard life is at times. praying

Shopgirl said...

You are so good to share this with us. It gives us pause and prayer.
I love your Blog Daina, you are a very special girl...Hugs, Mary

NanaNor's said...

Hi sweet friend, Lifting these needs up right now!
Hugs, Noreen

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Diana, I'm praying for Jessica and Viv's family! Thank you for keeping us posted! More prayer, more power!

lynn said...

hugs, and prayers to both families!

Kristens Creations said...

I will pray for both hard it must be to loose a child. I can't imagine.

Thanks for reading my Jamaica post! We really did have a great time. I could have stayed another week! My favorite part was definitely the snorkeling...there is just so much to see! God sure did create some interesting creatures. Have a great Sunday and stay cool! Kristen

Gert said...

My prayers are with both of these families. I am so sorry for the loss of that sweet baby. And pray Jessica's treatments will continue to improve her.

Prayers and blessings,

ImSoVintage said...

Sending prayers in both direction.

Gina said...

Praying for all.

camp and cottage living said...

I will be praying for both of your friends.
Blessings Kimberly

Jill Elaine said...

I will say prayers for these families. Oh the hurt of losing a child - and of a young woman fighting for her life.
I have seen your pic in the comments list of several blogs I comment on and tonight I clicked on your name for the first time. Decided I might as well find out who was behind the sweet face I see so regularly!

jessica said...

Man, I am so sorry to hear about the baby. God had different plans. I will continue to keep the family in my prayers for comfort and healing.
Tell Jessica we are praying for her on the West Coast for complete healing!


joanne said...

Oh my heart is just aching for that little guy. I lost my first born son and even though it was quite some time ago it still kills me. So very sad, sending healing prayers.

Jann Olson said...

Oh Diana, I remember praying for this girl. I will certainly remember her in my prayers again. So sad when a small child dies. I am sure that the family members hearts are all aching. May God wrap his loving arms of comfort around all of them!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Good news and sad news too. Prayers for both families, that pic of the babies hand is just gut wrenching.

Janet said...

I will be praying for both of these families.

I believe that one of the reasons we are sent here from God is to get a body so that we can have experiences that help us to learn and grow by faith to believe in God.

I also believe that those little ones who pass away are saved and have no need of the ordinance of baptism. God loves them. They are not lost. As some churches leaders say. They will see their little one again. :)

Hugs and prayers

Take care, Janet W

DearHelenHartman said...

One of the miracles of the Internet is how close it brings so many hurting and helping hearts. Bless you for advocating for others. Prayers for both families. said...

That was touching on your page the wee finger. I cried.

I was very happy for Jessica. I will continue my prayers for her.

andrea@townandprairie said...

It's all so terribly sad what others have to go through...I really think God is teaching those of us still here to VALUE every precious second and change our hearts! What a beautiful young girl..and that little boy... my heart breaks!