Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Please Pray For Vonda

Sometimes I do wonder 
WHY I BLOG.
I write about some crazy things.
I do a few haphazard projects here and there.
I make fun of MyHero & family people.
I take so-so pictures.
BUT THEN-
I get an email like this and
I KNOW
that I am supposed to be right here
right now.
Please take a moment and wing a prayer
upward for this new grandmother.
Here is the email that I got
Hi Diana,
I am begging a favor from you. My friend Vonda is in the hospital in Florida. She lives in Panama City Beach. She has pneumonia in both lungs and is on the ventilator. The last update, vent was doing 70% of the work. The family is concerned and have been asking for prayers. Vonda and I have been friends for 28 years, our girls grew up together, her daughter Mandy is taking this pretty hard. She became a grandmother this past year, needless to say she is over the moon for little August! I tell you all of this to ask you to pray for them, I know that you are a praying Christian. Thanking you in advance, I am trying to reach anyone that will pray for them.

Thank YOU, Melanie, for letting us know
so that we, too, can pray for her
full recovery.
As to prayer:
Let me just say that I am NOT a 
formal prayer person.
I just wing little thoughts to God
as I think of them with a name attached.
I know there are wonderful 
PRAYER WARRIORS 
out there and I could use a few lessons
I suppose.
BUT-for those of you that aren't
used to formally praying-
 just know
that I believe that God "gets"
every prayer thought we send up.
So, even if you aren't church-going
or "religious" just know that
God hears you.
Aren't we lucky?

Thanks, folks!
I'll be around tomorrow with a tail tale!

your photo name

59 comments:

Jan Tanis said...

Praying for Vonda and her family and friends...♥

Tete said...

Praying for Vonda and her family. God doesn't hear the fancy words, he hears the heart. You are where you need to be and don't you dare go anywhere. Praying for Sweetcheeks, too. May her and you day be better.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Consider it done.

Keep us posted.

Poor dear. I've had pneumonia and it is scary as heck how bad it can come on and just wipe you out. Really.

Praises be to God Above!

Celestina Marie Design said...

Sending up prayers for Vonda.
God will hear each and every word, our thoughts and prayers.
Hugs

Fairhope Supply Co. said...

Praying for Vonda in Panama City Beach.

Perfectly Printed said...

Lots of prayers for Vonda our fellow blogger! Together we can do wonders!

Ron said...

Praying for Vonda from NOLA. xo

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Prayers going up! I pray for her strength to come back and fight for her life and that she'll return to her loving family.

Kathy said...

Praying for Vonda and her family. I have been hospitalized with pneumonia and know how bad it can be. Please keep us update on how she is doing.

boopnut said...

Will pray, and well said, my friend.
Deb

Anonymous said...

Praying for Vonda and her family and friends.

jackie collins said...

Prayers going up from southwest Missouri. Praying for her healing, the doctors and medical staff to be at their best, and that her family finds peace in this situation. Thanks Diana, for the caring thoughts and actions!

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

You are such a blessing to so many bloggers...that's why you blog my friend! Sending prayers for Vonda. Hugs, Penny

Teresa said...

Prayers for Vonda and family.

Tessa~ Here there be musing said...

Oh my heart goes out to these people...

And this is the second similar blog entry, I have read today. -sigh-

Gentle hugs,
Tessa~

Melanie said...

Thank you Diana and thank you everyone that has and is praying! Prayer makes a difference!

Vee said...

What a special request... It is a privilege to pray for Vonda and her family.

Sherri B. said...

I have said a prayer and added Vonda to my prayer list and will continue to pray...Thank you for letting us know about these concerns. xo

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Sending prayers for Vonda so that she can be holding her sweet grandbaby again very soon!

Beth said...

I immediately said a prayer for Vonda and for her family and friends!

"Cottage By The Sea" said...

My prayer is this. Father please bless Vonda in Florida who is on a ventilator because she has pneumonia. Grant your peace to her friends, family and loved ones, especially her daughter Mandy and little August. Bless all to feel the warmth of your cloak surrounding them. Grant them the grace of peace and let all nurses and care givers be kind and clear. I pray for complete healing of body and mind. Name of the Father, Son an Holy Spirit. Amen

Nonnie said...

thanks Diana. I did not know all the details as Melanie's blog request was very brief, but I am praying for her.

Nellie said...

Praying for Vonda and family! I believe prayers have wings, too! xo Nellie

Patty Patterson said...

Praying for Vonda! That dear little August needs her grandma. Grandma's are just soooooo important.

Musings from Kim K. said...

Prayers flowing for Vonda and her family.

Kay G. said...

Prayers from Georgia for Vonda.
Sending loving thoughts to the family in Florida.
God bless you for sharing this.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Praying for Vonda, and her family.

Jen

20 North Ora said...

Prayers going up for Vonda and her family.

Judy

Pura Vida said...

a powerful message sweet lady

Jane W said...

Prayers going up for Vonda, her family, and sweet friend.

My Garden Diaries said...

Sending prayers for Vonda...that she will pull through her struggle and be able to cuddle that sweet baby!

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

Sending lots of healing prayers up for Vonda and her family. Please keep us updated if you can.

Sue (Someones Mom) said...

I am so glad that this is the day I decided to read some blogs and came your way...saying a prayer.

LV said...

May the Lord bless and take care of this family is my prayer.

cards4ubylouise and other treasures said...

Sometimes the best prayer is JESUS...He knows♥

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I consider myself a prayer warrior so I'll add them to my prayer list! Thanks for letting us know. Sweet hugs, Diane

camp and cottage living said...

You know I'll pray for Vonda too.
And, yes Diana, you ARE blogging for a reason!

Simply LKJ said...

So glad she reached out to you to ask for prayer, and that you are asking us. We are to pray for all of God's people. Praying for His healing mercies!!

Cristina Garay said...

Sending my prayers for Vonda and her family. Thank you Diana!

Lucille said...

Hi Diana! This is serious and painful! I will say a novena for this woman! Thank you for bringing this to the attention of your followers!

Sweet Tea said...

I am honored to pray for Vonda. Please keep us updated. :-(

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh, my prayers already went for Vonda. Whenever a prayer request comes I bow my head right at that minute and say a prayer. Please let us know how she is doing

Carol

Missy George said...

Winging is good..Count me in...

Missy George said...

Winging is good..Count me in...

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Whenever a prayer request comes I bow my head, right then, and pray. I have preyed for Vonda and will continue to pray.

Renee said...

Prayers for Vonda and her family.

Debbie said...

Praying for Vonda, and the situation.
God bless you for passing the word on sweet friend.
xo

Gypsy Heart said...

Praying for Vonda, her family and the medical team. May their skills bring healing although God is the Great Healer.

Please keep us updated!

xo
Pat

Little Miss Maggie said...

What a sad story. I will wing my prayer thoughts upward too and hold uplifting thoughts for this woman and her family. Thanks, Diana, for all that you do. You are a very special person.

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Thank you Father/God for your healing hand on Vonda lungs. We love the grandbabies that you bless us with and I pray that Vonda will have many years with hers.
In Jesus' name, amen...

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Diana, I will pray for her. What ever happened to that little baby girl? Is she doing better? I pray for her every night that she will be well.
Hope you and SC are feeling better. Seems like everyone is sick. I am keeping my fingers crossed that I keep well. Can't afford to get sick with COPD.
Take care...
Mary

joanne said...

"prayers for big and little things
fly heavenward on little wings.
and there is not one thought or word
that goes unanswered or unheard."

I don't remember who said that at the moment, but I remember it always and it is my true belief that every thought is heard. Sending little messages of hope on little wings. love you.

Junkchiccottage said...

Praying for Vonda.
Kris

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Praying.

Maureen Wyatt said...

You are definitely blogging for a reason. Add my prayers to all the others.

Melanie said...

Thank you each for praying for my friend! Vonda did well last night. They have gotten some levels down on the ventilator. Vonda is fighting so hard to get well right now. Family is praying that she stays calm and relaxed today.

Thank you again for praying!

Chatty Crone said...

I will add her to my prayer list - please keep us updated.

Red Rose Alley said...

Praying for Vonda right now, Diana. And thank you for always being there for those who are in need of prayers. You're a special one, ya know that?

Love,
~Sheri

Leena Milligan Lanteigne said...

Prayers have already started and will continue! Hugs, Leena