My niece Paula writes:
Last year our grandson Austin participated in a fundraiser for one of his classmates who had cancer. She passed away last night and would ask you to please add the family to your prayers.
From the blog, Sammie Hartsfield:
Dear Sweet Sammie passed away today Oct 9th at 3 AM..May she rest in peace and rise in glory.
She fought hard and we could not ask for any more from her..
Paula also writes of my sister Shirley:
Mom isn’t doing too well these days and each time I’m in Fresno to see them she looks more and more frail.My cousin LaDonna writes of my Aunt Olga:
My mom has macular degeneration and can't see very well, but thankfully she is still able to live on her own.Let us continue to keep Ellie in our prayers. And Allie. Jonathan is away so prayers for MP and Mrs. MP. Safe travels and return home for Mimi. Ongoing prayers for Roseann and Gary. Continued healing for JimB and Janet and Kathy and Diane. For James recuperating from a bout of H1N1. For all who teach (and grade papers) including several of our dear friends. For Jack.
KJ has the most wonderful news:
A HUGE "Thanks be to God!" After 20 months of treatment for breast cancer, my sister Karen's scan was a big "negative". At last! A test that is just fine to fail. Thanks to all who have remembered her in prayers over the past many months.For folks at the Balloon Fiesta here in Albuquerque as it moves into its final weekend, that they may all be safe (we've had one accident this year already).
For David's family and friends and neighbors.
For peace and all who pursue it.