Friday, December 10, 2004

...And So the World Turns

Hooray for Savannah!!! God bless her and may she make a full and speedy recovery. It's funny how blogworld can give you such a giddy high. I can't wait for pictures of her running around, as healthy as a little horse.

I ask also for prayers/good thoughts tonight for my best friend, Kristy's, niece and the granddaughter of my godmother. She's a beautiful 17 years old, and had just started college on a full scholarship this year, when she was diagnosed with spinal cancer. It is inoperable and chemotherapy is her only option.

From a personal perspective, I've known her since she was born. I know her family and this is extremely devastating. The family has suffered tremendous tragedy in the past, losing several friends in car accidents, a father/grandfather to a heart attack, a brother/uncle to an asthma attack at 29, a niece/cousin who died from liver failure last year at 26, and an uncle/brother-in-law who was found dead just a few months ago from what they believe was a heart attack. He was 35. This is just one more terrible thing on their already overflowing plate. Even though she would never say it, I sense from talking to Kristy, that the family is very stressed and worn down by seemingly endless suffering. They are a really special family - as kind and generous and good-hearted as you could ever hope to meet. Please ask God to be with them and give them the strength and courage to see this through.

I was going to write more, but I'm kind of upset right now. My godmother has been through such hell, and I can't stand to think of her having to suffer this pain. I'd give up my right arm if no one in their family would ever die again before the age of 75.

I know this will sound morbid, but Kristy and I used to jokingly compete as to who'd had more deaths in their family. Keep in mind we were dumb teenagers at the time. It was just black humor and a way of coping. But there's no humor when it just doesn't end.

So please keep Rebecca in your thoughts and prayers.

1 comment:


On : 12/10/2004 6:05:31 AM Trashman (www) said:

Mine and Jen's thoughts are with you and yours.


On : 12/10/2004 7:38:31 AM angi (www) said:

Zelda, praying for them hun, please keep us updated on her. I'm also praying for you, I know the people on the "outside" looking in go through alot of emotions as well.

I'll get those pics as soon as I can.


On : 12/10/2004 10:43:02 AM Zelda (www) said:

Thank you both. It's amazing how comforting all of your thoughts and prayers are even though we've never met.


On : 12/10/2004 11:10:41 AM jp (www) said:

You can add me to the "praying for them" list.


On : 12/10/2004 12:25:20 PM Zelda (www) said:

Thank you, jp.


On : 12/10/2004 1:10:03 PM Jeanette (www) said:

Here's a hug for you ((((Zelda))))). And my prayers are with them, and you for peace.


On : 12/11/2004 3:23:00 PM Seven (www) said:

I am really praying for Savannah here, I am a liver transplant survivor myself (5 months ago) and it's very difficult to recover from such an invasive operation. The only thing worse is having heart and lungs all implanted at one time. I believe It's actually easier to survive a heart transplant than a liver.
The fact that she has made it this far is a really good sign that she is strong enough to make it. And I believe she will.

My thoughts and hopes are with her and the girl with cancer. +


On : 12/11/2004 7:49:25 PM Zelda (www) said:

Jeanette - Thank you.

Seven - Thanks for your prayers for both girls. And congratulations on the success of your surgery. I'm glad you're doing so well in such a short amount of time.


On : 12/12/2004 4:14:50 PM Angi (www) said:

Have you heard from Kristy this weekend?


On : 12/12/2004 8:31:02 PM Inanna (www) said:

wow (((((Zelda))))) Prayers all around!!


On : 12/12/2004 10:27:50 PM Zelda (www) said:

No. A friend has been visiting her all this weekend and she's been at the hospital. She'll probably call me tomorrow or Tuesday.