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Saturday 28 March 2009

Spiritual Sundays ~ The Power of Prayer

Hello dear friends~ Please take time to visit the Spiritual Sundays website to be refreshed and inspired by what others have to share this weekend. Just click on the button on my sidebar.

This is a bit of a departure from what I normally share for Spiritual Sundays, but I felt the Lord was telling me to share about my mother.
A month ago, my mother was here enjoying a visit with my family and she got to hold her new great-grandchild. Now, a month later, her whole world has been turned upside down! One never knows what a day or a month will bring!

A few of you are aware that my mother took a bad fall on Thursday this past week and is in the hospital waiting to have surgery.

When my husband and I visited her last night, she was in incredible pain and was shaking so badly that she couldn't even hold a cup of water. My mother is very frail and has several medical conditions also. I was so overwhelmed by the state she was in last night that I had trouble sleeping. One feels so helpless at a time like this and it bothered me that there was nothing I could do to help her feel better. In the middle of the night when I couldn't sleep, I prayed! I also decided to ask everyone I knew to pray for her. This morning on my Pink Saturday post, I again requested prayer for her. I am just a daughter in need of comfort for her mother!

There are literally people all over the world praying for my mother! What an incredible thought that is! What an extraordinary tool prayer is!

When Hubby and I went in to see my mother today, I didn't know what to expect! She was sleeping when we first arrived but she awoke shortly afterwards. I was pleased to see her trembling was not as severe, her colour was better, and she had had a good night's sleep! She was having less pain today also. I know it is not just medicine and I know it is not just coincidence! I know it is because of the prayer going up on her behalf!

She has a long way to go towards recovery. They have to build her a new part for her hip and then there is also the chance of her hemorrhaging. She has been on a blood thinner for a number of years due to heart problems and they are waiting for her blood to thicken before they operate. She is at high risk in her present state.

So, after telling you all that; I want to thank you ahead of time for your prayers. She has yet to have her surgery. It may be tomorrow, it may not be till Monday. But she is in God's hands.

I am including a photo of her so you will have an idea what she looks like. I don't know about you, but it's nice to be able to see who you are praying for, if possible! She would not be happy with me for putting her picture on here, but what she doesn't know, won't hurt her! I know you won't tell her. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your prayers. The Lord bless you.


"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." - Philippians 4:6-7 {NIV}

Pink Saturday

Good morning Pinkies~

I had prepared my post well ahead of time because my mother took a fall the other day {Thursday} and broke her hip. She is in a lot of pain and has to have surgery. I am not sure what the next few days will bring, so I decided to get my pinks ready early. I would appreciate your prayers on her behalf!

This is one of my favourite hats, modeled by my toile bunny. As you can see, Bunny is propped up by a pink cushion on my pink flowered sofa.

I used this pink pillar candle wrapped with pink sheer ribbon to decorate the mantle for Easter.
This big ceramic planter with the pink flowers had once been home to a lovely floral topiary I had made. It now awaits something new. Not sure what just yet; maybe another topiary. We'll have to wait and see!Have a lovely Pink Saturday everyone and please drop by Beverly's at How Sweet the Sound to view lots more Pink. You can click on the link or the Pink Saturday button on my sidebar.