Today I have a prayer request for you. My sister has been having some nagging issues with her back for several months. Nothing too serious most of the time, just annoying. Last week things escalated to the point she could not walk very well. The pain would shoot down her leg and she could not do much. Laying down brought relief from the pain which we were thankful for the fact she could at least be pain free when laying down.
She had booked flights for her and her kids to fly in to Ohio this past Sunday. She was coming to help celebrate my birthday this week. When the pain didn’t diminish she had to cancel their flights and we were all just praying for her to get better and feel good again. But it was not to be. Sunday night was not a good night and by Monday night she and her husband decided she needed some help. I got a text from my brother-in-law saying he took her to the ER, they gave her a shot in each hip, and she was getting some relief. He also said he couldn’t st andcoming in the house to find her face down crying so it was time to take her in!
I know my sister and I know it was past enduring if she was crying. No one likes pain and it just makes my heart ache to think of her going through this – and I’m 900 miles away and can’t help her. Not that I could do much if I was there but she’s my sister and I just want to be there with her! My parents are headed out next week I think and I’m very thankful they can go – I always need my Mama when I’m suffering, so I know my sister does too!
All I can do from here is pray for her – which I know is no small thing and is really the best thing I can do. Would you join me? Pray for healing, pray for continued relief from the pain so she can heal, and for her peace of mind that it’s ok to just rest and let others take care of her. Pray for my brother-in-law. It’s almost wheat harvest time, and things are going to get very busy. My sister usually helps with that a lot – taking meals to the field, keeping iced tea made, keeping a lovely, inviting home for her man to come to at the end of a weary day. Pray for my niece and nephew who are doing a wonderful job of caring for their Mother and filling in where she can’t be right now. Pray for my parents as they travel those 900 miles west to help out.
Thank you so much my friends – for being there to support me and for giving me a wonderful group to reach out to in a time of need! God bless you all.