May I run

May I run the race before me, Strong and brave to face the foe, Looking only unto Jesus As I onward go.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Sad News

Late this afternoon, I received a phone call from my brother-in-law informing me his mom was on her way to Good Samaritan Hospital. She was experiencing abdominal pain and vomiting.  Lucie is an incredibly physically healthy woman of 92.  Her years have taken their toll on her memory, though. As a result, she consumed an entire box of Metamucil "cookies." The doctor said everything will eventually work its way out, to keep her hydrated, and he sent her home. I was thankful it was simple.

On the other hand, while driving to the hospital, my mother called to inform me my cousin's husband, Mike, passed away this afternoon. Mike and Jenni have two boys less than 10 years old. Saturday, Mike had the opportunity of celebrating his birthday with family and friends. I am glad we were able to spend some time with them on our trip in June. Mike had brain cancer, and Jen now joins me as a cancer widow and single mother of small children. 

As I said yesterday, God's timing is ALWAYS perfect. Please join me in praying for this family as they begin the next chapter in their lives. 

May the peace of Christ my Savior 
Rule my life in every thing,
That I may be calm to comfort
  Sick and sorrowing.



  1. I'm praying for you and your relatives during this time. May God use you as an instrument of His mercy to them!

  2. Thank you, Lauren, I need those prayers!