Friday, December 9, 2011

~Asking for Your Prayers~

Mr. Bill and I are in Branson, Missouri, for a long weekend.  I got a phone call from my younger brother this evening telling me that a dear cousin of ours passed away this morning.  Our families are very close as we are double cousins.  We not only grew up together but still remain close all these years.  He was recuperating from abdominal surgery and was doing well when he suddenly went into respiratory distress and could not be saved from the large blood clot that went into his lungs.  He was only 55 years old.

What makes this even more heartbreaking is that his father, my uncle, has Alzheimer's and can't remember what happened to his son and asks each time what has happened to him.  The whole scenario has been repeated several times, which causes him to break down in tears each time.  I cannot imagine how hard it is for the family.

I tell you this because I covet your prayers for my family during this sad time.  We know that he is in heaven with our Lord and Savior.  For that, we rejoice.  But our hearts are broken.

Thank you ~

Velma

Update: My cousin's funeral was today (Tuesday).  It was a very emotional day to say the least but a beautiful service honoring our Lord and celebrating my cousin's life here on earth.  He will be sorely missed.  Thank you for your prayers.  They mean so much.

13 comments:

Lemon Lane Cottage said...

I will keep you and your family in prayer. What a double tragedy. Patty

Denise at Autumn Sky said...

I'm very sorry your family is going through this. I send my healing thoughts to you and your family.

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Velma I am so sorry to read this. Our hearts and prayers go out to you and your family at this sad time.
Maura X

Anonymous said...

My prayers are with your family.

Country Dreaming said...

So sorry to hear of this.
Prayers and blessings for you and your family.

Melinda

Cindy said...

Awww...bless your heart, I will be remembering you when I pray. God bless you all.
Hugs, Cindy

Hope said...

Velma, so sorry to hear about your loss. You and your family are in my prayers. May the Lord wrap His loving arms around you all and give you comfort as only He can...

Cindy said...

I'm so sorry Velma! Praying for you and your family...

Kerin said...

Oh Velma..'
I am so sorry for your loss!
You will be in our prayers!

Sending you hugs :)

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

Velma, I certainly will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. ------Shannon

TinaTx said...

Velma,
I've been out of town and I'm just now reading this post. I'm so sorry for loss. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.
Hugs,
t

My Cottage Charm said...

Oh Velma, I am so sorry for the loss of your cousin. I just prayed for you and your family and will continue to keep you guys in my prayers. It's always good to know when a loved one was right with the Lord, so you know where they are and have the hope of seeing them again. How tragic that he died so young...I am so so sorry.
HUGS
Missy

Kerin said...

Hi Velma...
I know your hearts are heavy... but I wanted to let you know that I was thinking of you .

I'm hoping you have a Merry Christmas and are able to enjoy the blessings of this glorious season.

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