Saturday, December 12, 2009

Health & Prayers

I am especially thankful for my good health during this holiday season. I was reminded this yesterday while I was working at the gym with the children. A boy, about nine years old was in "KidzZone" (where I work)...he has stage 4 cancer. My heart broke into pieces. He is such a sweet, loving, kind boy and I just could not even begin to imagine what he and his parents are going through. On my way home from work that night, I was listening to Delilah (yes-I'm a cornball, but I do enjoy listening to her when I'm in the right mood)...a song came on, and my eyes welled up with tears! To see this sweet, innocent boy suffering from sad. This boy and his family will be in my prayers this Christmas...and always.

My sweet Grandmother (my Dad's Mom) is suffering from Alzheimer's. She is getting worse and worse everyday. She no longer knows who we are...this is especially hard for my Dad. My Grandma's mind is gone. I no longer talk to her on the phone much because our conversation repeats as she forgets what she has said. Recently she has forgotten how to turn out the lights, so she just unplugs them instead. She is such an amazing, loving person...this is hard to see/hear about. Grandma is always in my prayers.

My beautiful cousin, is having bad eye problems. She came very close to loosing her eye-sight last week. Cassandra is in college at Liberty University in VA. She has recently had a rare eye problem, and it has continued to get worse. Can you imagine loosing your eyesight? Please keep her in your prayers...she will most definitely be in mine.

One of my best friends has Cystic Fibrosis. I know this has been a rough year for her. I am always praying for her and her health!!!!!! In 2010 I am going to get involved with Richmond's Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. I am looking forward to raising money for this, and helping to find a cure for this nasty disease.

On a happy note, my Grandfather (my Mom's Dad) of 96 years old is one amazing man. He has been blessed with good health...other than the getting old typical problems. Today, he rang a bell outside of the grocery store in the freezing cold temperatures of Ithaca, New York for the Salvation Army. What an amazing man he is!

Take time to give thanks for the things in life that are easy to overlook. Say your prayers!


  1. Such a sweet post, everyone will most defiantly be in my prayers! xoxo

  2. Laura, your post was so full of love and care. So very you . Everyone you mentioned will be in my prayers and you right up there at the top. I love your beautiful soul! Give your Dad my love and prayers as well. Hugs and love beaming your way.

  3. Thanks to both of you!!!! :) Loves!