Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Heavy Heart

I haven't really felt like blogging lately.  I'm exhausted.  All of the time.  Thanks MS fatigue.  But more significantly I have a heavy heart and a lot on my mind right now.  There has just been so much sadness in my little bubble.  So I just thought I would post about a few things that have been on my mind and ask that you all pray for these people and their families.

  • On Sunday night there was a tragic accident in my hometown.  A brother and sister just 7 and 8 years old, were killed after accidentally trapping themselves in a hope chest.  My heart breaks for their family and the entire community.  If you have a hope chest in your home PLEASE check to make sure it can be unlocked from the inside.  Many were recalled years ago and you can have the locks replaced for free.  For more information about this story go here.
  • My friend's daughter is in dance class with this 6 year old girl Kayley and she has a 3 year old little brother.  Their mother died of cancer on Nov 12th and then 2 months to the day later their father died on Jan 12th from a heart attack.  He had started this fundraising page for his children after his wife died and now he is gone too.  I really believe he couldn't died of a broken heart?  It is just so sad.  Now my heart breaks for these adorable children who will grow up without their parents. 
  •  The day after Christmas Matthew was at his cousin's house trying out their new zip line when the tree it was attached to cracked and fell on top of him.  He sustained a brain injury and doctors have said he is unlikely to ever recover from his present unconscious state.  MRI last week confirmed severe damage to all areas of his brain and brain stem.  He will need to be on life support forever.  The family is faced with a very difficult decision.  At this time they are asking everyone to pray for a miracle!  Matthew was in my friend's daughter's class last year and I spent time with them this weekend.  They tell me that Matthew is the sweetest boy and they too, along with everyone in Hanover (and all over the world for that matter) are praying for a miracle.  You can see his Caring Bridge page here.
  •  My very close friend went for a "routine" mammogram recently.  Soon after she received a call from the doctor that they wanted her to come back for a biopsy.  She had the biopsy and is now waiting for the results.  She tells me not to worry since the doctors didn't seemed worried but I just can't helped it.  I'm wishing she didn't live so far away so I could be with her while she waits.  But I can't so all I can do is pray for GOOD NEWS!  I have all my fingers and toes crossed too.  {I say routine in quotes due to the fact that she is at the age that if you have a family history of breast cancer they do recommend a mammogram.}


Sorry for the depressing post but this is what is on my mind right now.   I'm just keeping it real.  I can't blog about happy things or trivial things right now.  So I ask you to pray for these people and their families.  It just may help!

I promise to be back soon with fun stuff!  Despite all the sadness I did have a good weekend!

Thanks for reading.  Sometimes it helps just to unload it all by typing it out.

13 comments:

  1. I am so sorry to hear all of this news. I will be praying! *hugs*

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  2. Oh Jodi, it is so difficult to struggle under the weight of so much sadness. I will pray for you as well as all of those that you have listed. Today I was just catching up on blogs and reading about your wonderful Christmas and family time. I'm sorry that things have taken such a turn. I hope things start to look up soon. Big hugs :)

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  3. Oh Jodi....I am sorry you have so much on your mind and in your heart right now! I will keep you and all your worries in my prayers.
    Hugs?

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  4. I saw this late last night - I am so sorry you're dealing with all of this! Those poor kids in the hope chest...I read that on Boston.com yesterday, so heartbreaking. I hope your friend gets some good news soon - things will look up soon, I promise!

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  5. You are in my prayers girlfriend! I saw about those kids in the hope chest and cried. Hopefully things will start turning around. Just think spring is right around the corner!!! Email or text me if you need to vent. xox

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  6. Depressing posts are ok, Jodi. Don't you apologist, it's a way to cope with the feelings. I'm so sorry this has all happened at the same time, it's so much. Take the time you need to deal, blog about it if you want to, and please email me if you want to get some feelings out!
    Praying for you and those affected <3 <3

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  7. Oh my goodness, sometimes when it rains, it pours, huh? I am so sorry about all of the terrible things lately. My heart is breaking! I hope your friend gets the good news she is hoping for and I will definitely keep the other families in my prayers!

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  8. Oh Jodi :( So sorry all this is happening around you. Hugs!

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  9. Prayers for all of those families. What sadness. I also hope you are feeling better soon.

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  10. Praying for all involved. So much sadness. Hope you are finding ways to cope as much as you can. Big Hugs!

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  11. I hate when a bunch of bad things happen all at once. My thoughts go out to all involved. Hang in there.

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  12. I'm so sorry to hear about all of these tragic stories, Jodi. I will be keeping all of these families in my prayers!

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