It’s hard to wrap my brain around the power of prayer.  So many times you want to DO something, SAY something…not just pray.  But I know it is never just prayer.  It’s powerful and intimate and the very best thing one can do, especially in a situation where you feel helpless.

Josh is with his dad and mom and brother and grandma and many other family members right now.  I am with the kids.  I have had offers to watch the kids while I go down, but it hasn’t worked out that way.  I have a peace about where I am and what I am doing; I love that Josh can focus totally on his mom and dad.  I pray that this time is a blessing to all of them as they are together and caring for the sweet woman who means so much to us.  Gran is so close to Heaven.  It’s been two years since we’ve known that cancer was her diagnosis, but I wasn’t prepared for this.  I suppose nothing can fully prepare you.  It’s a very difficult thing for all involved, and I just don’t know what to say.

The days are difficult and the nights even more so.

“The Lord will command His lovingkindness in the daytime; And His song will be with me in the night.  Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him, the help of my countenance and my God.”  Psalm 42

Thank you for praying for Deb and Irv and the family…..

12 thoughts on “Praying

  1. I do not know how we are going to be with our precious daughter, mother, wife, sister and best friend. We will miss her so very much. She will be in a better place.

    Debbie mother love you.

  2. I’ve known Debbie since 1976 when she took such good care of my children in her daycare. After that she taught across the hall from me at Lee County Primary. I don’t know a more wonderful woman who has always handled everything with such grace in her calm, sweet manner. I know how much she has loved all of you and how proud she has been of those three adorable grandchildren. I’ve been praying for her and will continue to pray for all of you. I love your anecdotes and so did she!

  3. I love you and Josh and I am praying for all of you. These are great pictures – you can really see how much Debbie loved being with the kids 🙂

  4. Kristy I am so sorry to hear abut Josh’s mom. I know she fought a long hard battle. I remember meeting her at your shower – very sweet down to earth lady. And I know she loved those precious grandkids. My prayers are with you and your family during this time. Just remember what a special lady she was and how blessed those grandkids were to have her as a part of their lives. My love to all of you. Jean

  5. Oh sweetie…I know it is hard. I too am a daughter-in-law to a wonderful woman that we just lost to cancer. It is important for you to just be there. Your love and natural grace will kick in and you will do what is best at the appropiate time. God will guide you!! LET HIM. GIVE OUR LOVE TO YOUR FAMILY!!! The Pictures are beautiful. What a wonderful mom/grandma. Tell GiGi she was a great teacher!!

  6. Kristy,

    I have been praying for your family since I heard of Mrs. Debbie’s diagnosis. Jason and Josh are friends of mine from school and the neighborhood. Mrs. Debbie always welcomed us into her home or drove us to all the out of town football games. She was a great example as a mother and I’m sure she was a great mother in law and grandma as well. She will be missed. Will continue to pray for you and your family. Praying that Christ will give you strength to be the support you need for Josh and the rest of his family.

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