Friday, May 6, 2016

A Prayer Request- An Update and An Unexpected Passing

Mary from 
emailed me a few minutes ago
to tell me that her cousin,
Donna Dudley,
passed away.

Please pray for Donna's Mom, Nellie,
as this older lady deals with the 
loss of her dear daughter.
Mary thanks you for your prayers.

Also, one of my daughters' friends
from school, Kelli Roddan,
 passed away very unexpectedly yesterday
from an embolism.
She was only 38 and leaves behind a
husband and son.
She was one of those 
'larger than life' personalities-
always laughing at something.
Please pray for her family.

Even though Heaven is brighter 
for gaining two new angels,
those that are left behind
must cope with the loss.

Please pray for peace
for their Earthly families.
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  1. Oh I am so sorry to hear that, I will certainly be keeping her in my thoughts.

    Hugs Diane

  2. I just don't know what to say - but I will keep them in my heart and prayers. I am so sorry.

  3. My heart can hardly bear the pain of so much loss! The families are in my prayers! As are you and John! God Bless, Cindy xo

  4. So sorry for both losses! Mary is such a sweetheart!!

  5. Oh Diana, I'm so sorry to hear this news. We don't understand, but our Heavenly Father will send comfort. Do take care of yourself as well, dear one. xo ♥

  6. Hello,
    I am praying for all. I am sorry. I just read another friend of mine who lost a loved one.
    Sending hugs,

  7. Oh my Lord! My heart is crying for the elder mother losing her dear daughter on the eve of Mother's Day !! I will pray for her and her cousin and you too sweet friend.
    Asking our Lord Jesus Christ for many blessings for all mothers this Sunday, on our special day.

  8. I am very sorry for the young woman too. Very, very sad.
    I will pray God comforts the grieving family.

  9. Prayers going to those who have lost their love one. To lose someone at a young age is very hard to understand and I pray the family will have comfort from our prayers.

  10. Thanks for the update, Diana. I'm so very sorry for these losses. My prayers are with the families.

  11. So sorry. Prayers for the families of both. It's so hard to understand the lost of someone so young. Praying for peace and comfort for the families.

    Thank you for sharing this with us.


  12. I am very sorry for the loss of these precious ones. I'll pray for their families.

  13. Saying prayers for the families that lost their loved ones.

  14. Prayers for the families will be offered here today. And as always for you and John. I hope he was been doing well these past few days.
    Take care, Janet W (((( BIG HUGS )))) to everyone

  15. prayers sent! there is never a good time to lose someone.. but to face mothers day after losing a mother or child, must be particularly hard.
    I hope you have a happy mothers day weekend!

  16. Praying for them. Just wrote about a charity in England that helps families who have lost children (theirs is specifically for those 16 to 25 year olds) but most certainly, the loss of a child at ANY age would be so very very difficult.

  17. so much loss, I keep them in my prayers,,

  18. Oh, I just left a comment on your last post and am so sorry to read this. Sending prayers to both families. xoxo

  19. Saying a prayer right now for both family's, Diana.

  20. So many deaths lately. I'll be praying for these dear families.

  21. I'm so sorry, Diana, but thank you for sharing these prayer needs of those who are hurting.

    Blessings to you, Diana, on this Mother's Day weekend.

  22. It is said we do not receive more than we can bear, but I wonder about that in your case. You truly have a lot of strong inner strength. Wish you a days of sunshine filled with lots of happiness.

  23. Oh so sad, prayers sent. What happened to the days of chatting about ordinary things such as: grandkids, sunshine, flowers, day to day events???? I hope and pray things are better for John.

  24. Hi Diana! I have prayed for the repose of their souls. Very sad! We dwell in a valley of tears, Diana! I am wondering how John is doing and you too, who have so much on your plate. I think of you guys daily and not just when I'm praying either. I am very concerned about what has happened to you. My own mother is very ill and Fort McMurray is burning and will go on burning and over 100,000 evacuees who have lost everything but the clothes on their backs. They have to drive on highways between walls of flames with sparks flying over their vehicles. It's heartbreaking! No rain in store and the winds are raging and only God knows when they will decide to turn and force more people to run for their lives. Sorry to be bringing this here. I just can't stop thinking about it and I can't stop watching it on television and somehow hoping that the rains will come and the winds will stop.

  25. Diana, I am praying for all. It's so very sad. Your daughter's friend's passing is very hard ..some times our children's friends are like family to us. Still holding all of you in my prayers. Happy Mother's Day to you. Love you, xoxo, Blessings, Susie

  26. Thank you so much Diana for these Prayer requests. I am sorry to have bothered you when you are going through so much right now in your life. I think of you and John everyday and say prayers also.

    I know that Donna is in heaven and is at peace. I just pray that her mother will hang in there.
    I am so very sorry for your daughters friend, oh so young. I am having mass said tomorrow for Donna and will include your daughters friend.

    Take my sweet friend and a most Happy Mothers Day to you.

    God bless you and John


  27. Death is so incredibly difficult to deal with... especially when it is so sudden.. of course I will be praying for all these people xox

    Happy Mothers Day Diana xox <3

  28. I will certainly pray for the families Diana, that the Lord will comfort them in their heartache and grief at losing their loved ones so unexpectedly! Such a loss especially in the lives of the little child who lost his mother. I will certainly continue praying for these families!!!!!

  29. You are experiencing a season of grief in your family. You must feel overwhelmed by times. Praying for strength and comfort and that you will feel The Lord very near.

  30. I know the Scripture says in this world we will have trouble....but you and your family and friends have certainly had your share. I'm glad the verse continues...BUT I've overcome the world. Sending love, hugs and prayers for those your terrible losses. Heaven is going to be such a wonderful reunion!!!!

  31. Oh Diana, I don't know how much more I can take. My heart is breaking for them. So much sadness. There seems to be more and more. Definitely offering prayers for both families.

  32. Diana, too much heartbreak for all and especially this weekend for Mother's Day. My prayers and thoughts for comfort go out to Mary and her family. Oh God bless them in the days ahead.
    Hugs, xo

  33. Loss is so sad for those who are left mourning. May God be comforting for them.

  34. so much sadness and mourning lately, God Bless them, their families and friends...may those of us left behind find peace and comfort. I also am in need of prayers dear Diana, I was recently diagnosed with kidney cancer in both kidneys, I will need strength as I embark on this cancer journey. This is truly a test of spirit for me. thank you.

  35. Prayers on the way! I am so sorry to hear of these two losses! Hugs, Leena


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