Sunday, January 17, 2010

Prayers Needed!

Thank you all so much for the wonderful comments and letting me know my feelings are normal. The post was no directed at anyone n particular and I did not feel your comments were judgmental. Once again, Thank you all for always allowing me to vent in a safe place.

My heart is heavy today. Last Wednesday, my cousin Shannon had his first child. His girlfriend went into premature labour at 25 weeks and gave birth to a 1lb and a half beautiful baby girl they named Sophia. Please keep my mom, dad, and baby in your thoughts. For those of us who go on to deliver early, we can only imagine how she is feeling, because we ourselves have been there. The guilt, the frustration, the helplessness, the hurt, the hope, the bargaining, the praying..... Please pray that baby Sophia continues to grow and thrive.
This is the latest clip I received from my cousin.

Just now I got a call from my sister, telling me to call my grandfather. This is the man that helped to raise me (especially when my dad worked long hours). He listened to me, validated my feelings, and let every guy who tried to date me know that "he could not afford me". I know he is old (88), but I want my grandpa to be around to see my hold my babies in my arms.
I spoke to my grandma and she said he is completely paralyzed. He has struggled with arthritis for years and it has gotten really bad. He cannot walk, use his arms/hands, use the restroom, feed himself, and so on. It is just him and my grandma and she herself struggles with health issues. Please pray for my sweet grandpa, and for strength for my grandma. They have been married for 62 years and he has always been the strong one.

Please keep the entire family in your prayers at this time. I immediately thought of you because I know the prayer warriors that you are. The Bible says as long as we touch and agree, He will show up.

Awaiting my expected end.


  1. Sophia is just beautiful. The entire family is in my thoughts!

  2. I will be praying for all of you. *hugs*

  3. My heart is breaking for Sophia and her parents. Praying for her and her family and your grandparents.


  4. Marie,

    What a tribute to love...62 years! They can conquer anything, and I do mean anything. I will keep your Grandfather in my prayers. My Papa was the light of my life, so I understand what he means to you.

    As for baby Sophia, God's littlest Earth Angel, may he continue to hold her gently in the palm of his hand as she gains her strength. I'm sending many prayers to all of you. As I read this story I am reminded of another little Angel born just as early as Sophia, her name is Deira and she fought and she survived. The road was long, but she survived....she's the neice of my dear friend Shandrea who also reads your blog.

    Hugs and love to you sweet friend....and Many, Many prayers of comfort and healing.


  5. Praying for you and hubby, your cousin, girlfriend, little Sophia, and your precious Grandfather and Grandmother. May the angels watch over all of you and give you comfort and rest.
    Blessings, Sarita

  6. Sophia is gorgeous. Asking my sweet Sophia to watch over your cousin. And praying for your entire family.

  7. Sophia is beautiful!!

    Praying for your family!!

  8. Hi girl! Gosh it's been awhile since I've popped in over here and I need to catch up!

    God Bless lil' Sophia... I pray that she gains strength and grows and grows and grows! How difficult it must be for your cousin and the baby's mama! And I am sure this is hard on you too, Marie... so sorry... I know that this will bring back memories for you :( Prayers to you all!

    Saying some prayers too for your grandpa!

  9. Sophia is SO precious! I've added her, her parents, and your grandparents to my prayer list. (Your Grandfather---what a special man!) Hugs!

  10. Sophia is so precious. I will say a prayer for both her and her parents and your grandma and grandpa.