Sunday, January 6, 2013

Heavy Hearts Tonight


Tonight my heart is heavy as I pray over these two precious souls who are in great need of a divine intervention. Both are very dear to Julie and me and because of that I want to share and ask you to pray. We sisters believe in the power of prayer in a big way!


This is Mama Bert. She is our cousin Hollye's grandmother. Our Uncle Joe's mother. She is a southern jewel and loved by many. She is very ill and in great need of prayer that her pain and poor health will not linger. We love her like our own. I have such fond memories of Mama Bert and had the privilege of sitting at the same table with her this past Thanksgiving. It made my heart happy. Such a precious person with a wonderful  Christian legacy. Our Aunt Babs emailed us this photo of Claire and Mama Bert on Christmas Eve.  Those two are always a fun pair. I loved it too much not to share. Please pray for her if you will and pray for Uncle Joe, Aunt Babs and Hollye to find peace and rest during this difficult time. As much as you hate to let someone go, sometimes it is what is best. We pray that God will take her in his perfect timing and that it will be a joyous homecoming.
 
 
 
This is Bubba. Actually his name is Steve but those that know him and love him call him Bubba. He is the family friend Julie mentioned in the previous post.  I have not seen Bubba in years because I do not live in my hometown anymore and when I go "home" it is for short visits that result in seeing no one outside of my main circle. Sad, but it is life.
Growing up, I spent a lot of time at Bubba's house swimming and watching TV while my parents played cards with he and his wife. I traveled many miles of Arkansas highways going to ballgames with he, his wife, and my parents. When I see a Pizza Inn I always think of him because that is where we ate every week. He even painted high-heel boots with my school mascot on them when I started Junior High (Which I never wore to school, thank you!). I have a photo of them in a scrapbook and it is a priceless memory. He is a super funny guy with a huge heart. He is really ill and in a fight for his life. From what I understand cancer is all over his body. He loves Jesus. He posted on Facebook he can feel the prayers, so please keep them coming. He has a lot of folks who are rooting for him and Julie and I are two of them! Pray for Bubba to have the strength he needs to fight this and for his spirits to stay strong.
 
Psalm 41:3The LORD sustains them on their sickbed and restores them from their bed of illness.
 
Abby

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