We interrupt the usual happy-go-lucky nature of this blog for a few real world prayer requests and concerns.
The first is for fellow Nashville blogger Sharon Cobb
. Sharon is undergoing surgrey today for ovarian cancer. The good news--she insisted upon the test for it and they caught it early. But prayers are still needed for Sharon as she recovers. Katherine Cobble
will be passing along updates to us as she (Katherine) gets them. Sharon, I know you can't read this now, but please know that there are prayers coming your way and best wishes for a speedy recovery.
The second is for my grandfather. I've talked about a few times before that he's 91 years old and his body is just starting to wear out. Well, we got a call this morning that he couldn't remember quite how to take off his PJs and put on his clothes to head down for breakfast in the retirement community he lives in. He's also got a hernia and the doctors are working to find non-surgical methods to help him because surgery is extremely risky for him at his age. My mom is on her way to be with him and help him out during this time and to start the necessary wheels in motion for him to go into assisted living.
I have to admit, seeing him so is hard on me. When Mom called to tell me about this, I had this sudden memory of my grandfather and I in is backyard and him teaching me how to properly throw a frisbee. And then I thought about him taking me out to the driving range to hit golf balls. And million memories of his being active and on top of things flooded over me. Tears started to well up in my eyes and I got a lump in my throat as I thought about how unfair it seems for him to be robbed of all of that in his final days here on earth. He's not living, just existing at this point and it's hard to see that. I don't doubt that God has some reason for my grandfather still being here with us all..but right now, I'm having a hard time figuring out just what that is. So, I ask for prayers for him and my family during this time.
And now, we return you to our usually scheduled blog...
posted by Michael Hickerson at 9/26/2005 12:20:00 PM