Monday, November 10, 2008

Waiting and Praying

I'm going to take a break from blogging this week. I have some stuff on my heart and mind and attention needs to be given to those things.

My dad is undergoing some medical tests tomorrow. He was in the hospital over the weekend, and he called me on Saturday night with some sobering news. The first doctor he saw gave him a diagnosis that has yet to be confirmed, but honestly, it knocked the wind out of my sails. His tests tomorrow are of an exploratory nature and we hope to know more by the end of the week. I'm trying to be positive and to not let fear and worry consume me. But it's hard. He's my dad and I love him and want him to be okay.

If you want to pray for him, I'd love that. His first name is John. I'll update when I know more. Thanks, friends.

53 comments:

Marc and Charity said...

Praying for you.

His Doorkeeper said...

Meredithm
So sorry about your Dad but I know God cares about him and you!

I certainly will lift him up to the Lord. Keep us posted.

It's All Good! said...

Praying for your Dad. God keep you and your family, Mer.
Take care.
Brenda :)

Heather said...

I will definitely pray for your Dad. I am so sorry, Mer.

Megan L Hutchings said...

Our prayers are with you ;)!

Gretchen said...

I join in with the other saints to pray. Sending hugs! xxxooogretchen

Tiffani said...

on my knees for you!

Stephanie said...

I'll be praying for you and your dad!
steph

Lindsay said...

Mer, So sorry to hear about your Dad. Praying for his complete and total healing along with peace for you and your family as you wait.

Moriah @ Please Pass the Salt said...

I got your email but I wanted to leave a comment, too. :)

Praying...

Stephanie's Mommy Brain said...

Praying.

Frugal Finds said...

You will be in my thoughts and prayers!!

Jennifer said...

Oh Mer, please keep us posted. Your dad will certainly be in our thoughts and prayers.

Trish said...

Mer, you're in my prayers (as always) ~ adding your dad specifically to my prayer list. Please know I am on my knees for you and your family. Love you much, friend!

Blessings,
Trish

Joanne (The Simple Wife) said...

Hey friend,

Praying for you and your family and your dad. Keep us posted on specific ways we can pray.

Much love and big hugs,

Joanne

secondofwett said...

Ah, our dads are so special in our hearts and we're never ready to hear bad news about them.....they've always been our person to turn to...it's scary when they turn to us...I'll remember to pray for you and your dad.

Lisa said...

Oh Dear Mer,
Please know that both you and your father will be in my thoughts and prayers. Please let us know the specific prayers that you need.

Lisa

Leah Belle said...

praying for physical and spiritual needs to be met.

Betsy said...

I've gotten that same kind of news before and it was so scary. I will be praying for your dad. Lots of love and hugs to you!

Tami said...

Praying for you.

Deidre said...

You, your dad and your family are in my prayers!

JenB said...

Praying for your dad, Meredith. And for you as well.

Judy said...

Praying...

Denise said...

I am asking God to be with your dear dad, and to bless over him. I am praying for you, may God carry you through this sweetie.

Diane@Diane's Place said...

I'm praying, Mer.

Big hugs,

Diane

Christi said...

I'll keep your whole family in my prayers Meredith...I can tell by reading these comments that you all will have lots of prayer warriors on your side!

Kecia said...

I'm praying for health for your dad and for you to have peace. I wish I could give you a big hug!

His Girl said...

you know I'm praying... and will continue to, of course. mwah!

Trish said...

Praying!!

God is good. All the time.

Adventures of Laura said...

Lifting you and your Dad in prayer...

Angie said...

I'm praying, Meredith.

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

I know it is easy to give into the fear and worry...so in addition to your dad I am praying that your heart will be flooded with peace. Hugs, my friend.

Casey said...

Ditto to what Jackie said. Prayers all around friend!

Amy said...

We'll be praying. May God bring peace that passes our understanding as you trust in Him.

Becca said...

I'm praying for you Meredith.

Ginger@From The Cocoon said...

Meredith,
I'm praying for you...for comfort and peace. I know this must be difficult for you.

Praying for your dad, John. Healing, strength, and peace.

And praying for all those that are taking care of him...doctors, nurses, etc...that they would be wise in their decisions and merciful and compassionate.

Suzanne said...

Praying for your comfort and peace and for your dad's complete healing.

Jenster said...

SE Pennsylvania praying for your dad and all of your family.

Holly said...

Definitely praying for your Daddy, Mer. I hadn't read this when I replied to your comment last night. Sorry if it came acroos like I didn't care. 'Cause I really do!

Praying!
Love,
Holly

leigh said...

I'll say a prayer for you and your dad.

Julie said...

Mer, I am sorry to hear about your dad's physical struggles. It's hard, isn't it, to find out such shaky news.

Praying for your dad,
Julie

Lisa @ The Preacher's Wife said...

I'll absolutely be praying for him.

Robin said...

You and your family are in my prayers. We have been going through the same thing with my dad and I know where you are. There's just something about a daughter's relationship with her dad.

Robin Bennett Braden

Megan O. said...

I can only imagine what it must feel like to hear hard news about your dad, why do our parents have to get older? I don't want to face that day. I will definitely be praying for you and for him.

Jodi said...

Prayers sent for your dad and your family.

Kingdom Mama said...

I'll be praying for your dad as well.

I just found your site through the BlogHer links, and had to read more. We're at 8,750 ft. in northern New Mexico, but we love Colorado (CO Springs)as well. Anyway, I've added you to my blogroll. I look forward to reading more.

Elizabeth said...

I've got your dad and your entire family on my prayer list. Keep us updated!

Kelly said...

Just thinking about you and your dad tonight and hoping he's okay. Praying for him.

Renee said...

Oh Meredith! We will be praying! Please let us know how he is when you feel up to it!
In HIM,
Renee

Shanda said...

I am praying for you & for your Dad.

I love this Psalm written by David when he was in the Desert of Judah. I will share a small portion, but it is worth reading in it's entirety. Psalm 63:7-8 "Because you are my help, I will sing in the shadow of your wings. My soul clings to you; your right hand upholds me." Cling to Him and sing in the shadow of His wings...

Michele said...

Hey Meredith - just checking in on you. Continuing to pray for peace in your heart as you wait.

Michelle@Life with Three said...

My heart broke when I read this. Please know you, your dad and your family are definitely in my prayers.

Dee Dee said...

Mer, I will be praying for you and your dad. We've been through serious illnesses with both of my parents, and it's not fun or easy, to say the least!