Prayers for Stallen

I put this new button on my blog and I am quite proud of myself. I am getting the hang of this “Layout” and “blog” thing.

Now it is time for serious talk:

The button comes from the “Not me Monday” button or pin. I am not really sure what they call it in the blog world. For those that don’t know, click on the button. That will take you to the site this story is on. There you can read the full story about this child and put this special button on your own blog.

I put the “Not me Monday” button on weeks ago. I have had lots of fun playing with the “NMM” and have not looked back until the other day;

Now, I find this family in under more stress I can ever imagine. They have a 5 month old child that has a heart condition and is not doing well.

It really makes me think of how truly blessed we are to just have the “little troubles” we have in our lives. Let me tell you we have been through some rough times with my father’s illness, Mark’s father’s death, lay off after lay off, under employment and that is just the fun stuff.

But, This………This is huge.

If you pray, pray for this family and this child. If you don’t pray but do other things then do them. (I can’t even imagine what it could be)……but…Do it….Do it for this family…….

This baby is only 5 months.

Another Good Reason to Run, Pray and Give

This is an e-mail form my good friend Melissa:

She is begging for prayers for this little boy whom she has never met. This little boy is the same age as our daughters, two and a half. I can’t imagine the nightmare this family is going through.

Read her e-mail. Visit this child’s site. See his beautiful face and send his family a note of prayers and then give.

Here is the link to visit the caringbridge website Brayden’s grandmother created for him. Caringbridge is a nonprofit webservice that connects family and friends during a critical illness, treatment or recovery. I was introduced to it almost 2 years ago when a dear friend’s nephew, Joe (some of you might remember him…some of you selflessly kept him in your prayers for so long) was involved in a horrible accident that almost claimed his life. The prayers and messages of support, from so many people he didn’t personally know, made a HUGE impact on him and his life (as reported by his aunt, a dear friend). As my sisters and brothers in Christ, am calling on you to visit Brayden’s caringbridge website and leave a message of hope for him and his family. The grandmother told my mother today to forward the link to me and ask that I share it with as many people as I could. It goes without saying that this dear woman, a sister, covets the support of family and friends. And as fellow Christians, we all fall in that category of her “family”. Ever heard the story of the power of one? An old man was walking along the ocean after the tide had went out and was picking up starfish, one by one, throwing them back into the ocean. A young boy came up to him and started poking fun at him, exclaiming, “What are you doing old man? There’s a million starfish along this shoreline, there’s no way you’re going to save them all!” The old man looked at the young boy, bent over, picked up a starfish and tossed it in the water. He looked back at the young boy and said, “I made a difference to that one.” Every single prayer and message will make a difference in the life of Brayden and his family. Thank you for showering God’s love on this precious little boy.

In the grip of His grace,Melissa

*Proverbs 31*

Run, Run, Run for your Life

My sister, Margaret, and my cousins Jen and Charlie are running in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society TEAM in Training, San Diego Rock-N-Roll Marathon on May 31.
Jen is raffling off everything but the kids and the kitchen sink for donations. If you could take the time to go to her sight…… and give a lot or a little to this cause. It would be greatly appreciated. Jen has some amazing posts and to my astonishment writes something almost everyday. It is worth your time and is always a good read.
On this site you will see Team in Training Sites. Please click on anyone of those sites and give what ever you can………the money all goes to good things like………Saving Lives. We know 100% the LLS does not give to embryonic stem cell research. Which, as Catholics, we like…….. and we also know 100% research saves families like ours…………

As they say in the South “Praise GOD!”

For if it where not for Cancer Research I would not have my father today. AND we as a family would not be whole. It has been 4.5 wonderful years more with this man……..who we all love very much………..the wind beneath his wings (our mother and his wife of 56 years) would be even more lost then any of us.

My mom and dad

Although, Margaret, Jen and Charlie and countless of others are preparing to run a race that should take them 5-6 hours and are putting their bodies and families through hard core training; it is people like my father, Jen’s Friend, Deana and the little boy Brayden, who is only two and half years old and who my friend Melissa is begging prayers for have the hard part in this race……… For they are fighting for their lives.

Please give………to any of these sites…………

I am pasting the web pages only because I am new at this blog thing and I cannot figure out how to add these on to my web page yet.

When I figure it all out I will have them on my site.

To help out ,a little, I will be donating Mary Kay profit money to these teams in training. If anyone wants to have a party or buy products from Mary Kay ~ tell me that you would like the profits to go to TNT Cancer Research. It would be my pleasure and privilege to do this. I would also like to add; I can ship the products to you and I offer free shipping.

This is my web page

We all have to join this fight:

For cancer knows no discrimination…………… my mother says ” Read the list of Cancer victims and pray Catholic, Muslim , Jewish or Buddhist……..that it doesn’t happen to you or a loved one. Run, Run, Run for life.”