Sunday, February 23, 2014

Prayer Request And Prayer Request Update

My friend, Julie, sent me this request 
a while ago.
With everything that is going on here
I did not get it posted right away.
Here is what Julie wrote:

Daena has been diagnosed with stage 4 cervical cancer. This literally came out of the blue for her. She has 4 children, the youngest being 10 months (who she abruptly had to stop breast feeding).

She is at Mayo in Rochester. They initially thought the cancer was throughout her body in her lymph nodes, but thankfully it is not. Tomorrow she will have surgery to put a stint in one of her kidneys as the cancer mass is pushing on some area that puts her at risk for losing one.  Her first chemo starts tomorrow also, and she will have that treatment every 21 days for 6 months

Please pray for this young Mom. 
She loves the Lord and is clinging to Him.
Here she is last Fall 
before she knew she was sick.

Thank you for praying for this young Mom.
It could be one of our daughters, or sisters,
or granddaughters.

Also-an update on my friend, Jettie. 
I requested prayers for her here
She had her surgery and 
is doing remarkably well.
She has thrown away her walker-
well, at least hung it up, 
and is doing great with her therapy.
More importantly, 
her PAIN level is WAY DOWN.

Would you BELIEVE looking at her that she is 
SIXTY-FIVE?
Well, she is and this is a recent picture.
I'm surprised she doesn't get carded
 when she goes out drinking.
Oh-wait- She DOESN'T drink.
Maybe that is why she looks so young!

So--say some prayers today
and tomorrow I will be back to show you 
WHAT I have been doing 
while the old boy is out-of-town...
Well, except for the part where I am slopping 
around in my nightgown and drinking coffee.
You WON'T want to see THAT!
You must trust me on this!
Happy, Blessed Sunday!
your photo name

64 comments:

vivian said...

I will surely pray for that young mom. how devastatingly horrible for her and her family. I will also pray for your friend for continued strength and recovery.
I hate that the older I get the more aware I become of others sufferings and losses.. theres been so much lately. but God is in control. Im always apprehensive to pray for Gods will, because I know that his will might not match up with my will! lol! I laugh, but its true. but I do it anyways.
I love pajama days btw... happy sunday!
xoxo
vivian

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Oh what a beautiful family. Sending prayers and wishes for all good things their way. And glad to hear that Jettie is doing well. ... Hope you have a calm and peaceful day!

living from glory to glory said...

Dear Sister, You know the power of prayer!! Praying... I will look forward to seeing what God is doing in both these situations. I can see her fully restored! Blessings and peace to all those that call upon His name! Roxy

Beth said...

Sending prayers for Daena and all her beautiful family! Wonderful news about Jettie!

Vee said...

Thank you for including that photos of Daena because I will think of it often. Such a precious family and they need their mom! Praying.

Praise God for good news about Jettie. What a wonderful report.

Susie said...

Diana, I am praying for Daena and her children, they need her. We all know how powerful pray can be. I am so glad to hear that Jettie is doing much better. Can't wait to see what you have been doing. besides sitting around in your gown eating bon-bons and slurping coffee.:):) When Ted goes on his fishing trip , that is for sure what I am going to do ,LOL. xoxo,Susie

susan@avintagefarmwife said...

Praying for your friends. How heartbreaking for that young momma and her family! Makes me want to curl up in a ball and cry. hugs all around.

Tammy Chrzan said...

Cancer is so so horrible, I'm sorry for your friend and I will be praying!
Tammy xx

Debby said...

So sad. I will pray for her and her family. Such a beautiful family.
Way to go Jettie.

Linda said...

I think cancer is the devil here on earth, it is running rampant. Prayers sent for her. I can see she is a wonderful, loving mother. God bless her.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing and I will be praying.

Katie Mansfield said...

Praying! Can't wait to see what you've been up to.

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

I will be praying for that sweet young mother and her family....hugs, Penny

Nancy's Notes said...

Praying for that sweet young mom, bless her heart. Will be praying for your dear friend too. Thanks for sharing.
Will be back to see what all you've been up too!

Ron said...

Thanks for sharing this Diana! Prayers their way. Cancer in a young mom is just so sad. xo

Donna said...

That is so sad about the young mom. Life sure is fragile isn't it? Thanks for letting us know, I will pray. And that is good news about your friend Jettie. Hope you aren't getting into too much mischief on your own:)

Stacey said...

Prayers for both!!

The Tuscan Home said...

Prayers on the way for both ladies. I'm so sorry to hear about the young Mother, breaks my heart. Glad your friend is doing better.

Now you be good now while the cats away. ;) Stay outa mischief, lol! ;)

Kelly said...

Oh my goodness! So tragic for the mother of 4 with cancer. That breaks my heart. I will definitely keep her in my prayers. So glad that Jettie is doing better too.

Simply LKJ said...

Will be praying for Daena and her sweet family. So hard when you are trying to be a mom!! So glad to hear Jettie is doing so well. I am sure she is finding a new found freedom now that she isn't in so much pain.

Junkchiccottage said...

Prayers for both. This puts life in perspective doesn't it. What a sweet photo of Daena with her beautiful kids.
Kris

camp and cottage living said...

I will be praying for Daena. She has such a precious family.
I'm thankful that Jettie is doing so much better.
All Praise to God!

Debbiedoos said...

Thoughts and prayers for these two lovely ladies and their families. Thank you Diana.

Carol said...

I will definitely be praying for that sweet young mother and for your friend, Jettie.

20 North Ora said...

It just breaks my heart to hear of anyone with cancer - especially a young Mother. I will definitely be praying for her and her family as they go thru this journey.

Judy

Teresa said...

Oh my! Prayers said for both of them. But to be so young and with small children!!!
We are just starting that journey here now with mom.

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

Definitely sending up prayers! That's good to hear about Jettie. Glad she's feeling so much better. Can't wait to see what you've been up to!

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Sending prayers for this Mom! Great news on Jettie! I'll continue to pray for both of these sweet ladies! Thanks you for sharing this.

My Garden Diaries said...

This post about knocked me over....I am at a loss for words right now.....this makes me so very sad that this mama has to be going through this when all she wants to do is hold her babies....I am praying so hard for her...that she is given more time to be with these little beans...please do let us know if there is something that we can do. All the best friend....Nicole xoxo

Shelia said...

So sad about the young mom but God is greater than any ole disease and I'll be praying for her and her family. Praise the Lord for your friend doing so well after her surgery. She does look fantastic! Thanks for allowing us to pray for all of these folks. There is certainly power in prayer.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Red Rose Alley said...

Diana,
Prayers have already been said for your sweet friend, Daena. This is a wonderful picture of her and her kids. May God be with her during this difficult time.

Love,
~Sheri

Jettie said...

Praying for her and her family, it is sad when a young mother has to go through so much, God, please, if it be your will, heal her in your name.

J said...

I will pray for your friends as the others are - "wherever two or more are gathered in my name..."
How hard to be a young mom facing this - and Jettie deserves to continue her pain free life.

Sylvia said...

Praying God's healing hands on this young mom!

Susan Nowell @ My Place to Yours said...

Praying...

Katie Clooney said...

Diana... they are both in my prayers tonight.

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Diana, both of those lovely ladies will be in my daily prayers. What beautiful children - .
Mary

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Diana, I certainly will send up a few prayers. I hate to hear someone so young going through this with small kids. My daughter's best friend was about the same age with two young ones. She is now 9 or 10 years cancer free so there is a bright side. I'm glad your friend is doing so well..Don't have too much fun this weekend!!.Judy

Debbie said...

It seems we are hearing more and more of illness, and tragedies striking families these days, Diana. Praise God for His grace, and mercy.
Good news about Jettie.!
I hope your weekend went well.
xo

111 LaLa Lane said...

Prayers going up for this young mother and her family.

Lucille said...

It's heartbreaking to see this young woman so happy with her children! I have said some prayers for her. Every little bit helps, I truly believe that! I hope she gets healed!

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Sending prayers for your friends!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Our prayers are with Daena and her family!.God"s amazing grace has no bounds.
Just look at Jettie!
Hugs,
Patti

Pat said...

Prayers for both your friends...

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I just said a prayer for the young Mom...So many adorable children that need her. Thank you for the follow up on Jettie, so glad the prayers worked. Oh please let us see you in your PJs!

Carol

Gypsy Heart said...

My heart goes out to Daena and her family. She really needs healing and be able to raise her children. There is such power in collective prayer and I think that's evident by Jettie's improvement. Prayers will continue for all ~

Oh, show us your beautiful self in "real" time! :)

xo
Pat

must love junk said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Daena-I'm praying for her and her family. That's great news about Jettie :)
Susan

joanne said...

I pretty much slop around the house in my robe drinking coffee every single day. Yeah, I lead a charmed life! Will be keeping both your friends in my prayers. I had a bought with cervical cancer at age 30...I feel for her but hold on tight to the prayers that she will be stronger and healthier.

Celestina Marie Design said...

Prayers for this beautiful young mom. What a darling pic with her children. Great news about Jettie too and her pic is beautiful.
Bless you Diana for sharing this post. The power of prayer is great.
Hugs

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

as a young mom myself, I cannot imagine what she and her family are going through right now. Definitely praying right now for this beautiful mom

Barbara said...

Diana so sorry to hear about this young mother. I will surely pray for her and her beautiful family!

Tete said...

Praying for the mama and her babies, her family, too. Its going to be a hard fight but worth every step.

Gayla said...

Thanks for the opportunity to send these brave woman my best thoughts.

White Lace and Promises said...

Will be praying for this young mother. Oh my goodness. I can't imagine. No problems are small.

White Lace and Promises said...

I meant my problems are small compared to her.

sweetvintageofmine said...

I will be praying for Daena now!! Please keep up posted...or did she have a blog? My heart goes out to her and her family. I'm glad she is a believer......and I pray her faith stays strong! Roxie

Angela Ryder said...

Prayers sent to all.....

One More Time Events said...

Prayers for all…

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I will be praying for the young mother and for Jettie. Jettie looks fantastic for her age!

My Forever Changing Home said...

Praying!!!

Gert said...

Diana, my prayers are going out for that young Mom and for your friend, that she continues to recover. Cancer just seems to be running rapid among our friends and family. I will be putting up a post and asking for prayers for my friend who is also at the mayo Clinic, and will have surgery tomorrow for a brain tumor.

Blessings my friend,
Gert

Renee said...

Prayers for Daena.

Kathy said...

Just catching up on my blog reading. Definitely prayers going out for your friends.

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

Keeping Daena and her family in my prayers.