Saturday, February 2, 2013

Please Pray For My Brother

I got a call from my
sister-in-law that my 
brother, Charlie, is in the hospital.
On Monday he was not feeling well.
On Tuesday, he went to the ER.
On Wednesday they did a biopsy
on his  lesions in his liver and 
found a mass in his bladder.

They have transferred him to
another hospital in another
town.  The same hospital
he was born in.

I am heading out to 
Pennsylvania to be with him
and his family.
Please, please, please
pray for him.
He is the only sibling I have
ever had and he is an 
important part of my life.
Even though we live half-way
across the country from
each other we are connected
by the heart.

I will be taking a blogging break
but I will post an update
when I have more news.

I know there is power in prayer
and I know that you are
good prayers-if you are 
part of a church or group
prayer chain please add him
to the list...and pray for his 
wife, too.
I thank you.
Much love,
Diana
your photo name

122 comments:

Tete said...

Great photo of your brother and you know you've got my prayers. Be safe and hug Charlie from all of us here. Safe journey.

Kimberly said...

Praying for your brother. Safe travels.

Suzan Sweatman said...

We've got your back Diana - please travel safely - your brother looks like you!
XOX

Diana Ferguson said...

Prayers your way!!

FabShabbyRoses said...

Sending prayers for your brother and you and your family. Safe travels!

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

Prayers are for your brother, your family and safe travels to and from PA.
~Lynne
w/L.

Anonymous said...

Praying for you both Diana! Keep strong!

Debby said...

So sorry to hear this. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

Laura Janning said...

Diana- i hope Charlie will be okay. We will be praying for him to heal and the family to be strong during this time of uncertainity. Hugs to you!!

Susie said...

Diana, I'll be praying for Charlie,his family and you too. The whole family will need our prayers. Be safe.xoxo,Susie

Dixie Delights said...

Praying for you and Charlie. Have a safe trip and bring us back good news.

Sweet Tea said...

Praying for Charlie, sweet Friend.
I'll be watching for updates.

Mary-Sweetwater Style said...

Oh my...my thoughts and prayers are with you! What horrible news, but I know your wonderful positive spirit will see you through! HUGS!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Praying for you and your brother...

Where in Pa.????

Hugs,
Deb

Anonymous said...

praying for your brother Charlie ,you and family,

Debbiedoo's said...

Oh Diana I will be praying for your brother and your family. XO

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

My heart and prayers are with you. God Bless. Hugs, Marty

Julie Marie at Idyllhours said...

Prayers and love for all of you dear Diana... Jule Marie

Ron said...

Prayers for your brother and for healing. Safe travels. xo

Jayme, The Coop Keeper said...

Praying Diana, Praying hard. May God's hand be in your travels, your brother's care. Expecting good news. xo

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

Oh you poor thing. And your brother. How scary for you all. I will add him and your family to my prayer warrior list. Blessings to you all!

Kim K. said...

Prayers flowing from West MI.

Shirley said...

Diana, You will be in my heart and prayers that you have a safe trip to be with your brother. You have just been added to my prayer list and I will say an extra prayer at mass today. Lots of Hugs and Prayers from Your Missouri Friend.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Oh my gosh, Diana ~ of course, praying for your brother, his wife and you, too!

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

Best wishes to you and your brother, Diana.

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME/Doublewide Decor said...

Enjoy your time with your brother. Praying that God will give the doctors wisdom. Please do keep us posted.

Cindy The Victorian Journey said...

Sending prayers for your brother and your family... Hugs too.. Cindy

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

I'm sending prayers for your family Diana!

Shelia said...

Oh, Diana! I'm so sorry to hear this about your brother. You certainly have my prayers.
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Beth said...

I have just said a prayer and will continue to pray for Charlie and all of you!!

HUGS!!!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Oh Diana I will keep you and your family in my prayers!! Have a safe trip and please keep us posted! Thinking of you my friend!

Susan said...

Keeping you and your family in my prayers. Stay safe.

Lori said...

Take a break and take care of your family. I will pray for him. Lori

Anonymous said...

I am praying.

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Prayers are being sent your way right now dear friend...I understand how you feel I have just my brother and it is a connection of the heart.
Ann

Anna Hanley said...

Dear Friend, I am sadden by this news of your brother. I am sending prayers for your brother and his wife. Also for you to be strong. Hug, Anna

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Praying and BEIEVING in the power of Pray!!
Warmly,
deb

Janet said...

I will be keeping you all in prayer, Diana.

Mindy said...

Oh Diana, I'm so sorry to hear he isn't well. I'm so glad you're able to go be with him and his family.
Don't you worry a second about the blog. It will be here when you get back. Put all your energy into loving your brother.
I'll be thinking of you and hoping for good news.

Ellie VanCaster said...

Your wonderful friends and support system are all behind you, Charlie and Sherry. It's so nice to see from these comments how much you are loved by them.
I'll be praying for all of you and for a safe trip.

Lucille said...

Dear Diana, this is so very sad that it brought tears to my eyes. I will pray for your brother. Please take care and hang in there. Yes, there is power in prayers and sometimes it's the only thing we can do, the only hope we have.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

I'm so sorry to hear this, Diana. Sending prayers for all of you...xo

Cheryl said...

Lots of Prayers for Charlie & Family.... we will hold down the fort in your absence, safe travels & Hugs....
xox
Cheryl

A Vintage Fairy said...

Oh no Diana, prayers for you and your brother Charlie and your family!

Kay G. said...

Oh Diana, please know that I am praying for your brother.
Praying for you and all your family.
Love,
Kay

housedressingblog.blogspot.com said...

I will keep your brother Charlie and your family in my prayers, stay strong keep us posted when you can.
Lisa

Dolly Sarrio said...

Diana, know that you, your brother and entire family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Karen said...

You are all in my prayers, have a safe trip.

Pam said...

I am so sorry. Sending prayers for your brother and for yourself. Be careful on your trip!

Nellie said...

Prayers definitely for your brother - and you as well as you travel to be with him and the family. Love and hugs, Nellie

Kelly said...

I am just so sorry to hear this news about your brother! I'm sure this is a scary time for you and your family. I know how it felt when my FIL battled the early stages of lung cancer and successfully beat it. But it was a very stressful time on everyone then. I wish your brother well and that doctors can successfully remove what is ailing him. I hope you and your family will get through this difficult time ok too.

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Oh, Diana. I'm so sorry. It is so hard to see our loved ones affected by an illness. I will pray often that he gets to feeling better and that you and your whole family will be peaceful again..Take care, Judy

Dewena Callis said...

Of course we'll be praying for him, Diana. I'm printing out his picture and will put it on our refrigerator to remind us every time we pass. We'll pray for you so that you can stay well to help them out.
Dewena

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I will keep him in my prayers. Take care of yourself and let me know if there is anything else I can do! Sweet hugs!

NanaNor's said...

Diana, Lifting him up right now.
Hugs, love and prayers.
Noreen

Blondie's Journal said...

Oh, Diana...you know you have our prayers. You have always been a pillar of strength for me. I will keep Charlie, you and your whole family in my prayers.

XO,
Jane

Debby said...

So sorry Diana. I am so glad that you are going to see him. Safe travels my friend. I will be sending lots of prayers for your brother and you and your family. ((((((HUGS))))))

Missy George said...

My thoughts and prayers will be with you..Hope all news will be good news.

Amy Kinser said...

I pray healing in the Name of Jesus. I pray strength, peace, wisdom.

jewels in the garden +: ) said...

Dear Diana, I am praying for his healing and strength for all. Be safe and God bless you.

Carol Z said...

Adding my prayers and will post to my on-line prayer group. Take good care!

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

praying for him,his wife and for you.

Debbie @ MeandMyDIY said...

My prayers are being added along with all the others. Post an update when you can.

Debbie

Connie said...

Dear Diana, he is in my prayers.
God bless.
Your blogging sister, Connie

Jettie said...

Lots of prayer going up for him, and the whole family.

Simple Pleasures said...

Hi Di,
I will send prayers for your brother for a speedy recovery and Gods guiding hand on your entire family.
xoxo

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Your brother will be included in my daily prayers for a speedy recovery.
God bless.
Mary

Gail said...

I'm so sorry Diana! I'm praying for him, his wife and for you.

Grammy Goodwill said...

Praying for your brother.

ImSoVintage said...

Diana, I am so sorry to hear about your brother. I am adding him to my prayers and I will be praying for you, too.
Hugs,
Laura

joanne said...

it is the least I can do my friend. Be safe and be well as you travel. Sending up lots of prayers for him and his family.

Nonnie said...

Having a brother who is so dear to my heart, I understand the deep felt emotions right now for you. Praying for you and your family and your brother now asking God to supply whatever is needed. Xoxo Connie

Keeping It Cozy said...

You will be in my thoughts and prayers. So sorry to read this!

Anne said...

I am so sorry to hear about your brother.We will keep him in our prayers!
xx
Anne

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

Thinking of you Diana, and praying!
Lord, please go with Diana as she travels to be with her brother. And please hold her brother in your arms and heal him. Give all the family strength for the days ahead and help them to continuously hold onto You. In Jesus precious name - Amen.

Bring Pretty Back said...

Praying -
keep us posted ,
Kristin

Bluebell Woods said...

Will be praying and asking for prayer for you all
Janice

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Praying for your brother and you sweet friend. That the doctors will have wisdom in diagnosis and treatment!
XXOO,
Cindy

Blessed Serendipity said...

Diana,
I just said a prayer for Charlie and for you and your family and will continue to pray for God's protection, healing, and calming presence.

xo,
Danielle

Blessed Serendipity said...

Diana,
I just said a prayer for Charlie and for you and your family and will continue to pray for God's protection, healing, and calming presence.

xo,
Danielle

Sue said...

Diana....good thoughts and prayers coming your brother Charlies way ......I have two older brothers who have not spoken to me in over 10 years...so you have a safe trip and be by his side and give him all the love you can give beacuse that's what brothers and sisters should do...

The Polka Dot Closet said...

You got it sweetie! I stopped right away and prayed for Charlie! I so understand, I talk to my brother everyday, I would hate for him to be sick...We are with you kiddo 24/7

Carol

Love of the Sea said...

Praying for your brother. XO

Simply Debbie said...

Oh Diana,
I am so very sorry. I am praying as I type this and also for your safety and your peace of mind.
Hold tight to our Father God. Charlie looks like a very sweet guy...I will also be praying for his wife.
hugs. love, and prayers

Maureen said...

I'm praying my heart out for you and your brother and I'll continue until you send us good news. Take care.

Kris said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you, your Brother and family, Travel safe Diana xoxox

mail4rosey said...

Count me in for support too. I'm wishing you nothing but good news.

Maria Elena said...

Been praying, Diana. Please, keep us posted. xoxox

Geneva said...

Praying for your brother ... praying for you all!
Blessings!
Geneva

anangloinquebec said...

I am praying for you both. I don't often leave comments but I want you to know that you have a lot of readers who are thinking about you right now. Take Care.

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Praying for you brother, wife and you Diana! Keep safe and know that we are all praying.

Daphne Bryson said...

Dear Diana, I am sending all my love and prayers to you, your brother and your sister-in-law. Take care of yourself.
Best Wishes
Daphne

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Diana, I'm praying for Charlie, you and your family! Have a safe trip! Just know you are loved by so many!

Celestina Marie said...

Dear Diana,
I am so sorry to read this and I will be praying for your brother. So glad you will be there with the family. I know your love and support will mean a lot to them.
Take good care of yourself while gone too. Stay well.

Thank you also for the well wishes while I am sick. I am doing better with the flu, but it went into pleurisy in my lungs. It is just going to take time and rest.

My prayers are for Charlie and your sister in law. Safe travels for you dear one and God Bless.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Jan said...

More prayers coming for you and your family.

Jan

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Keeping you close in my thoughts and prayers Diana...safe travels.
xo

One Shabby Old House said...

Sending up prayers for your bother. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Hugs
Becky

pink*cherub*moon said...

Many healing thoughts and prayers going out for Charlie! Yes, please keep us informed and have a safe trip! Hugs, Leena

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Done!!! Be safe Diana!

Shelly said...

I am praying. God hears us, I know~

Sweet Tea said...

It is Sunday and I just want you to know you are in my thoughts and I am praying for Charlie! ((HUGS & PRAYERS))

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I'm praying for your brother and your family. Be safe traveling, and I hope that he recovers quickly.

xo,
RJ

Jann Olson said...

Diana,
Both he and you will be in my prayers. I pray that the mass will be benign and able to be removed. Hang in there sweetie! There definately is power in prayer.
hugs,
Jann

Jane@Bluebird1959 said...

Sending up prayers for your brother, and you too Diana! Jane

Romeo said...

Oh Diana, I am so sorry to hear that your brother is not well. Sending all of you positive thoughts and prayers.....

Hugs,

"her"

Sue said...

Blessings and prayers to you and your family. Safe travels ~ Sue

Amber said...

Oh Diana! Including your brother and family in my prayers daily. Hugs to you. xo, A

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Diana, I will keep your brother in my thoughts and prayers.
xoxo, Sherry

Carol said...

Prayers and lots of positive thoughts.

Hugs,
Carol

Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings... said...

Prayers of course sweet girl...
Love you.

Craftberry Bush said...

Love to you Diana...we'll keep your dear brother in our prayers...xo

koralee said...

Will be praying my sweet friend....stay strong! xox

Hope Filled Living said...

Dear sweet Diana,
I took a blogging break for the weekend and am so glad I scrolled down to see this. My prayer candles are lit and I am praying for you and your family and your precious brother. Please let us know when you know something.
Love to you.

Phyllis @Around the House said...

I hope your brother is better soon, so many new procedures to help now, take care of yourself and I will pray for him as well....

20 North Ora said...

Travel safe and know that you and your brother are both in our prayers. Prayer is powerful!!

Judy

must love junk said...

Diana, my heart goes out to you and your family! I'll definitely be praying for you all.
Susan

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Will be praying Diana!
So sorry to hear this, so many folks will be waiting to hear.
Hugs friend,
Cindy

Becca said...

Lots and lots of prayers and positive thoughts coming your way, Diana! ((hugs))

susan@avintagefarmwife said...

Oh no. How scary for all of you! Prayers being said and warm wishes sent your way. Hope everything is better by now.

Burlap Luxe said...

Diana, not to worry the Lord will care for him, I am praying and adding him to our chain.

Many worriers in prayer.

xoxo
Dore

Missy George said...

A very tough time for you and your family..Hope he will be comfortable and not linger too long...Better for him...Safe travel...

Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

I am so sorry you are going through this. I am the head of our prayer chain at church, so I added Charlie to our prayer list. God be with him and your family.

{{hugs}}
Deborah