Tuesday, March 10, 2009

fortitude

Hello all. Shawndra was hospitalized yesterday due to some complications. We'll know more late in the day tomorrow (Tuesday). In order to control her pain, she's been heavily sedated.

You know Shawndra... she's the toughest fighter you'll ever meet. Her fortitude never ceases to amaze us. With that said, though, she needs your prayers now, more than ever.

Please, no visitors at this time.

Shawndra sends her love.
- Doug

70 comments:

Lanette in CA said...

Hang in there Shawndra! We are praying for your comfort!!

Anonymous said...

Dearest Doug, Shwandra, Ella, Gary, Carol, Grandma, Andrea, and all family members.

You're all the time in our minds and prayers.

Shwandra's strength and will to live amazes all of us.

We hope our prayers , love and concern is helping you make it through this hardest challenge your family is going through for such a long time now.

May God be with you and continue to give you the strength to endure whatever is ahead.

God is our father.

He's watching over you.

We're praying for you all.

Love,

Brazilian friend from Florida, Roswita

Anonymous said...

Dear Doug, Shawndra and Miss Ella.... My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.....I know that you are treasuring EVERY single moment together and I pray that you find comfort when you are saddened, strength when you are weak and that Shawndra's pain will be kept under control....

Anonymous said...

You all are in our prayers.

Susan McRae and family

Anonymous said...

Your whole family is in our prayers.

Love,
Jan

Alaina said...

Praying for you all....

Michelle said...

Thinking of you all, and praying for you everyday...


Michelle

Anonymous said...

May peace be with all of you.

Love always, Dustin

Anonymous said...

Shawndra, Doug and family. You continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. May you find comfort throughout each day in the assurance that God is with you as you go through this very tough time.

Teresa

Anonymous said...

You are all amazing people and continue to be in my prayers.

Robin said...

Thoughts and prayers for Shawndra and you all.

Leisa said...

I will be saying many prayers and sending much love Shawndra's way. May God be with Shawndra and your entire family each and every minute. May he wrap his loving arms around you and bring you peace and comfort. Please give my love to Shawndra too and let her know what an amazing woman that I think she is. Leisa

Lori said...

Prayers up and continuing...

Stay strong Doug and continue the fight Shawndra!!

I'll be thinking about all of you and sending good thoughts your way today!

Wish there was more I could do but prayer is powerful!!

Paulette said...

Shawndra,
I love you..... I am right on the other side of this computer praying for you, the bible talks about praying without ceasing for our sisters and brothers, I am doing that for you and your family. I hate the thought of you suffering with the pain so I am thankful that you are sedated for pain right now. Keep fighting only if you want to, let go if you need to. I love you precious lady.

Anonymous said...

Many prayers to the Turner and Beauchamp families.

Jennifer Teegarden MD

BKNRC said...

I am thinking and praying for Shawndra and the whole family, today and every day.

Kristi

Jennifer (jkincolorado) said...

Sending LOTS of hope your way!!! Thanks for the update - we all care about you and your family.

Mommy said...

I am sending many prayers and much love for Saundra. I hope that they will be able to deal with the complications successfully and bring her comfort.

Anonymous said...

I will be praying for your strength and hers. I will also be praying that your answers Tuesday afternoon are clear and with good direction. God is with you, prayer is with you, and may you feel the srength.

My love, Mandy Hamlin Featherston

Anonymous said...

THANK U FOR THE OFFICIAL UPDATE DOUG.....MAY COMFORT AND PEACE BE WITH U ALL.....I AM PRAYING FOR YOU DEAR SHAWNDRA....WITH CHRISTIAN LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP, YOUR ANGEL OF PRAYER IN KC, MO....JEN MILLER :)

Pam, VA said...

Praying for Shawndra to have peace and comfort. Also praying for her family and friends who love her so much.

kelley said...

you are all in our prayers!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the update Doug. Shawndra continues to be in my prayers everyday....as well as the whole family. Please send her my love...
God Bless,
Melody

Anonymous said...

With all of the rain the past few days, I was thinking about how Shawndra has said that she loves the rain. Hopefully she is dreaming of dancing with you all in the rain! Your whole family is in my prayers. Denise Williams

Anonymous said...

Dear Turner Family,

You are ALL in my many prayers every day! Thank you for the update, Doug. Be strong! Shawndra is AMAZING! Please keep us posted on what you find out.

Hugs,
Alana Dober

Jill Vickers said...

We are keeping you all in our prayers.

Anonymous said...

I have been keeping up with Shawndra's blog for quite some time. I discovered the blog from Jennifer Ireland's site. You are all always in my prayers. Your strength continues to amaze me.

I am a mother of two little girls (3 and 2) and another on the way in July. Your family is such an inspiration. God Bless you all. Praying for comfort and peace for all of you.

Sincerely,
Brooke Mulkerron

Anonymous said...

Our hearts are heavy today. Your entire family is in our thoughts and prayers today and in the coming days ahead. May you all find the peace and comfort you so deserve. Shawndra is a remarkable lady whom we all have been so blessed to know. Love to you all.
Barry, Miki, Hayley and Kennady

Marie said...

Thank you for the update Doug. I have been checking at least 3 times a day. Now we know what to pray for.

Blessings on your whole family! And Peace for Shawndra!

Hugs,
Marie

Anonymous said...

prayers from MN.

stassen

Anonymous said...

Doug, Shawndra and family,
sending hugs and prayers from minnesota. Praying for peace for all of you. May God wrap you in his arms and give you peace. love, Julie and Dennis (jill's mom and dad)

Anonymous said...

You are in my prayers sweet girl!

Deb (LSMO)

Anonymous said...

Always thinking and praying for you. God is with you and will give you whatever you need.

Jess in Nebraska said...

PRAYING, PRAYING, PRAYING...
I've thought of you SO OFTEN these last weeks and will be praying harder than ever...
Jess in Nebraska

Anonymous said...

Peace to your family Doug.

Anonymous said...

Our prayers she most certainly has.

Dearest Heavenly Father, please be with Shawndra and all of her family now as we pray for her comfort and peace.

Anonymous said...

Praying always......

Christy Harrell

Patty's said...

praying hard!
Beth

Anonymous said...

Most definately praying for you all...

-Jen in Indiana

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Anonymous said...

A lot of love to You and Your Family from the Bergmann family in Hamburg-Germany

Anonymous said...

My prayers for peace, comfort, strength and love for you all.
~Shelly Heggs(BSMO)

Anonymous said...

Dearest prayer warriors, our hearts are breaking at this news of Shawndra back in the hospital...knowing her loved ones are gathering near to soak up each moment with her. Shawndra, your sweet Ella will love and treasure you all of her days...each and every moment and wish you held for her will be granted. The Lord knows the purpose of His plan ..we do not. Hold and love all you can...~blessings~ from a mama in Illinois

Anonymous said...

You are ALL in my prayers!!!

Sincerely,
Kitty

Anonymous said...

I am praying for Shawndra & family. I pray Shawndra be peaceful and pain free.

Christie in GA

Rachel said...

Shawndra you are in my prayers always. I hope you get to feeling better soon and can return back home where you belong.

Anonymous said...

Shawndra, Doug, and Ella-

Our thoughs and prayers are with you always. We Love You!

The Mudge Family

Anonymous said...

Watching someone you love die from cancer or all the complications that come with the treatments is one of the hardest things to do in this world. All the suffering, the pain, for everyone...... I am so sorry..... I pray for Shawndra, that they are able to keep her free from pain, I pray for Doug, Ella, her parents, her sister, Andrea, Doug's parents, and all of their extended families and friends, I pray for God to give them strength.

Anonymous said...

Doug, Shawndra and Ella,

Phil and I are praying for comfort and peace for all of you as you reach the end of this journey.

Shawndra, you are such an amazing person. I wish I would have had the chance to spend more time with you and get to know you better. I will always relish the memories I have our the ski trip we all took before we all were married!

Doug, I know you and Phil are not as close as you were in college, but I cannot tell you how much you mean to him. Please know that his thoughts and prayes are with you and he is here for you.

Precious Ella, Your mommy and daddy are such amazing people who love you more than the world. Some day you too will reflect on the amazing people that they are and will sit back and say "wow! I am so very blessed"

Love and Prayers,
Phil and Kristal Rayson

Anonymous said...

Lots of prayers coming your way!!
May Shawndra and her family find peace and comfort in God's unconditional love.

Tanya from Omaha, NE

Anonymous said...

Praying for you always. God will be with you through all of this. Keep your faith and know that all of you are in my prayers every single day. God Bless All of You.

Jill B.

Lisa said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Doug and Ella as always. The Circle's

Astraea said...

I am praying for all of you. Cling to Jesus. He will share the burden.
Much Love,
Astraea

Anonymous said...

Prayers coming your way from Nixa, Mo. Our hope is for you to find comfort and peace. God never leaves us, He is there with you
Shawndra.

Sherri P eh said...

Love and prayers. Lots of love and prayers.

Anonymous said...

You don't know me but I've been reading your blog for the better part of a year. Whenever I feel overwhelmed with some aspect of my life, career or family I think, "Shawndra could deal with this!" and take a moment to catch up on her blog.

You should know you're truly impacting people you've never actually met!

Anonymous said...

May the Lord wrap you all safely in His arms; showing mercy, granting peace, and providing comfort in this time of need.

I love you all so very much.

((hugs)) and butterfly kisses!

Brandi, Brad, Victoria and Olivia

Jodi said...

Thank you do much for the update Doug. I think of your family often. Praying for stength and comfort in Lawrence, KS.

Anonymous said...

Our thoughts and prayers are forever with you...may God grant you peace and comfort.

Allyson, Curtis, Brooke and Luke Ellis

Anonymous said...

Praying...always-always!

Melissa (LSMO)

Anonymous said...

My heart aches for all of you. May God's peace and strength carry you through.
Shelley Lierz

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Joleene said...

Hang in there. We love you.

Anonymous said...

I am praying for your comfort and time with your family.

Prayers from STL

Anonymous said...

Praying that Shawndra is free of pain and is getting some good rest. Peace to you all.

Anonymous said...

Praying for you always! Truly an inspiration to so many people! In my thoughts always!

Amy Boresow Prendiville

Anonymous said...

i am praying for your comfort and peace old friend! your strength has been inspiring.
love,
noelle

Anonymous said...

Dearest Shawndra,Doug,Ella.Carolyn,Gary,.Andrea and all family members wir sind in Gedanken bei Euch.Gott gebe Euch Kraft,beschütze und behüte Euch.We send You all our love and God bless You.Gudrun u.Konrad Bergmann aus Hamburg Germany

Anonymous said...

Doug & Ella please keep this close,my heart bleeds for you.
i carry your heart with me
i carry your heart with me(i carry it in
my heart)i am never without it(anywhere
i go you go,my dear; and whatever is done
by only me is your doing,my darling)
i fear
no fate(for you are my fate,my sweet)i want
no world(for beautiful you are my world,my true)
and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows
higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart

i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)

ee cummings

Anonymous said...

Doug, Ella and Family,
I just learned of Shawndra's cancer and passing today. Unfortunately I haven't seen Shawndra for 15+ years. We grew up skating together. But i do remember that firecracker on the ice who was always determined and great at everything she put her mind to. And did it with a smile. I see nothing has changed. She is an inspiration to us all. I see from the blog she fought this battle with such grace, dignity, and of course humor. I am so sorry for your loss. Your family is in our prayers. Ella, your mother is an amazing woman who will continue to live through you. God bless, Bridget McMeel Rohmer and family