Thursday, June 11, 2009

Heart thread - 06/11/2009 - updated

I ask your prayers for my nephew Jay and his mother Iva (great grandmother of the twins). I got an update from my sister today. She said diabetes has taken over their lives. They went to the mountains and Jay fell. Only three weeks later did they find out he'd broken a bone. Jay has bad tremors and life is a big challenge for him and his mom. They have got his blood sugar down to reasonable levels. Visit to the ortho group tomorrow morning first thing.

UPDATE 6/12/09:
Doctor says let him walk on it. It's is beginning to heal and will hurt for six or eight weeks. He had to have twisted it when he fell , it was not a clean break. Sort of on an angle but did not hurt his ankle. Good news! Take him back in a month and x-ray again.

Tomorrow is Gary's surgery, so prayers for him and Roseann.
(Thanks to Mimi for reminding me; I forget so quickly.)

More sleep for PJ and happy teeth for Kirstin (who just went to the dentist).

For Euna Lee and Laura Ling, imprisoned in the DPRK.

JN1034 reminds us:
Yesterday's shooting at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in DC took the life of 39-year-old Special Police Officer Stephen Tyrone Johns (photo). Let us pray for him, his family, loved ones, and friends, and for all whose service to public security always stands before the imposing risks of harm and death.

O God, you made us in your own image and redeemed us through Jesus your Son: Look with compassion on the whole human family; take away the arrogance and hatred which infect our hearts; break down the walls that separate us, unite us in bonds of love; and work through our struggle and confusion to accomplish your purposes on earth; that, in your good time, all nations and races may serve you in harmony around your heavenly throne; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
--The Book of Common Prayer

--the BB


FranIAm said...

Prayers and prayers and prayers.

Grandmère Mimi said...

Prayers for Jay and Iva and all the others.