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Thursday, September 4, 2008

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My dear friends and readers, I found out recently that my mother is extremely ill with terminal cirrhosis of the liver. I will be flying to Florida tomorrow morning to be with her over the next week. Please pray...at this point, I'm not even sure how, there are so many things. Mainly, that she will come to know Jesus (I don't know exactly where she is spiritually) so that she will be with Him when she passes. (She could live for a couple months or possibly up to a year, but not in a fully aware state of mind).


Thank you.


25 comments:

kari said...

sarah, i'm praying for you and for your mom. praying for your time with her and that she will see the love of Christ displayed in you. praying that God will give you the opportunity to speak to her and that she will have the clarity of mind to understand her need for a Savior. i will also be praying for strength, rest, and peace as you continue to carry your sweet baby during this time.

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Wow Sarah...I am praying for your mom and you too.
Praying for salvation for your mom in Jesus name and a miracle to happen in her body and that the Lord watches over you and the baby you are carrying in Jesus name.
Amen.
I've seen the Lord do many miracles in my lifetime...Let go and Let God is my motto.
Peace from the Lord be with you all,
Robin~♥

Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates said...

Sarah, I was just thinking about you today. I am sorry to hear about your mom, but will be praying for her and for you. I will also pray for your safe travel and that you don't get too worn out or stressed while you're carrying your baby.

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Oh Sarah! You and your family are in my thoughts...

Strawberry Blonde said...

Sarah Mae, I'm so sorry. I'll be praying for you and for your mom. That she may find comfort and that she may find Christ.

Have a safe trip. I'll be thinking of you. Hugs...

-- Brandi

Chris said...

I'm so sorry, Sarah. You and your mom will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Kim@Seasons of My Heart said...

Sarah~
I too am agreeing in prayer for you and your mom and your entire family.

Praying that your Mom's heart will be tender to the Father and that you will see "signs" that she's ready!

Praying for God's peace, and strenght as you make this journey.

Do keep us posted so we know "how" to pray.

On my knee's for you.
Kim~

Homesteader in Training said...

Where in Florida? Now is not a good time to be in Florida if she lives on the east coast. Not that you have a choice. We live on the east coast and we are watching Hurricane Ike very carefully. If there is anything I can do if you are any where near me please let me know. For now she will be in our prayers.
Blessings.
Kim

Heather said...

Hope you have a very safe trip and I'll be keeping your mom in my prayers.

SuperAngel said...

Mrs. Sarah,
I am praying for you and your mother! I can't imagine my mother passing away! :(
I will be praying that you will be able to present salvation to her in ways that will reach her heart and that her heart will be fertile ground so that the seed of salvation will root and will produce!
I hope your time with your mama is productive and full of memories!
HUGS!
Miss Amanda
http://superangelsblog.com

bloggin' Chrystal said...

My prayers are with you...

Tania said...

Oh Sarah, I'm certainly going to pray for your Mom. I wish her the best and send her my love. You too, have a safe trip, take care of yourself there georgeous momma.

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

We are lifting you up in prayer here in NC. Praying that the Holy Spirit would use you voice speak truth and comfort to your mom during this time.
That news, mixed with the uncertainty of her salvation we know has got to be difficult.

scargosun said...

Sarah, I hope you will still like me after this but...I don't pray. I do meditate and I would be honored to meditate for your Mother, sending kindness, love and a sense of serenity her way. Would that be alright?

: ) said...

Prayer said.. I am so sorry... I just lost my mom last week.. and it is a hard thing to go through. Hugs

Rachel's Journal Pages said...

Absolutely - illness is horrible and your mum and her spiritual walk will be in my prayers for sure!

Laura said...

Sarah, I'm praying for you and your family, too! If you are up for it, check out the Hallelujah Acres Diet; many people with terminal illnesses have found healing through eating raw foods, juicing, etc. At the very least, it might help your mother to be as healthy and stable as possible for the rest of her life... www.hacres.com. Just an idea... Regardless, your love and your good news will be the most healing thing you can offer! :)

HeathahLee said...

Sarah, I'll be praying for you and your mom...that you will be protected on your trip and that you will have the boldness to share Jesus with her. Isn't it "funny" that it's sometimes easier to share Him with other people than it is with our own family? I've had that conflict with sharing with my dad for years. You have so many people praying for you...rest in your heavenly Father's lap!

Brooke said...

so sorry to hear.

Amanda Jo said...

Oh, Sarah, I am so sorry to hear about your mother. I will pray for you both, especially in regard to her faith and you sharing yours! Please keep us updated!!!

Katharyn said...

My thoughts and prayers and with the two of you. Go with God.

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

I'm praying for you and your mother right now...and will continue...May the Peace & Love of Jesus be with you & your family.

Kris said...

I am so sorry to hear this. I am praying for you and your mom.

Traci said...

I am first time visitor to your blog, and I'm already a fan of what posts I've read.

I would consider myself blessed to be able to pray for your mom's salvation, for strength and courage and for peace for your family.

Kimba said...

Oh dear. I'm so sorry. I will absolutely pray for you and for your mom. I will pray that the Lord will use you as a powerful witness to her and that she will find sure salvation.