Saturday, October 13, 2007

Prayer Request

I hope you all are having a fun filled Saturday night. It is about 11:30 pm and I am still awake. This doesn't happen very often but we just finished watching a movie. I thankfully got my second wind so I didn't fall asleep watching it. Speaking of sleeping, apparently I now twitch a lot when I sleep. Doug has informed me of this. It was so bad last night he left and slept on the couch. I don't know what this is about but I guess it is something else I will have to mention to my doctor. I do see my doctor on Monday so this will be on the "do tell" list.

I got an email from Jan Velander (Jennifer Ireland's mother) today. Her father was just diagnosed with a late stage adenocarcinoma in multiple areas of his body. I asked for her permission to say something on my blog. But I want to request prayers for Jan and her family at this time. Jan has been through so much in the last few years, she does not deserve more tragedy in her life. Jan- your family will be in my prayers and I have such a tremendous support system of prayer warriors that will pray for you as well!
We have to stop cancer, it is truly our worst enemy right now. There is so much talk about war and other countries, etc. I am not much for politics but we need to open our eyes to what is really killing us and cancer is often in the lead. It makes me sooooo ANGRY!!!!!!!

I will end on a positive note... today was a great day. I woke up to rain, which I love. We went today as a family, Doug, Ella and I to her gymnastics for open gym to make up for one session we missed. Doug had never gone before. It was so fun being there all together, watching him with Ella. He is so great with her, he is a little kid at heart at times and comes up with such fun things to do (some a bit dangerous) but it was just one of those moments you will cherish for the rest of your life.
I better get to bed, before I know it Ella will be crying out Mommy, Daddy or lately she says "Hello, anyone". isn't that cute. it makes me laugh. Good night everyone! shawndra

PS. Miki I was awake with the thunder and lightening last night and the hail. My dog, Lexi, made sure we were up!


Anonymous said...

Dear Shawndra,
God bless you for asking your prayer warriors to add my family, once again, to their prayer list. I also posted on Jen's site but dont' know how many people still follow her blog.
You're right about how caught up our country is on war and fighting, but I personally don't know any stronger or braver
"soldiers" than you, Jen, my dad and other cancer fighters. I'm in awe of your strength, your positive energy, your honesty, your bravery and your humbleness.
If we can put a man on the moon, have all of this unbelievable technology, pay athletes and actors incredible amounts of money to entertain us, surely somehow, someway, someone can find a cure for cancer!
You and your family are ALWAYS in my prayers.
Much love,

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry to hear re: Jan's father- definately will include them in our prayers...
You should also pick Gail's brain on the leg movements. She seems to have researched it for our pt's recently.
I hope you are enjoying this beautiful day out there.
Keep fighting!

Kelley said...

Jan is SO right, I am sure we all know at least one person that has been affected by this aweful killer. It doesn't seem right that so much can be put into entertainment, but we struggle to make a forward step in medicine. The great $$ makers in showbiz need to help the brains in tech. instead of buying twenty cars!
Your spirit continues to soar, always thinking of others, despite whatever news comes your way. We will continue to pray for you, as well as all those battleing this. It is a fight we WILL win together.

justme519 said...

I just wanted you to know that I'm thinking and praying for you. Tanya

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Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with you all. We will continue to keep Jen's family in our prayers. Have a Great Day! Take Care and Be Careful!

The Mudge's