I truly do believe in the power of prayer.........and I respectfully solicit it in His name.
My sister and her family live in Arkansas where I lived until 3 years ago. We are all very close and she is like my surrogate mom. She's my last blood family except for an uncle.
They have had a tough time. My sis is disabled from chronic systemic lupus and my BIL has suffered a broken back and three back surgeries...all work related...and then they fired him. Too big an insurance risk.
They are struggling to get back on their feet after bankruptcy and today, my sis called to tell me my sweet BIL had fallen only three rungs down a ladder where he was working on his deer stand in preparation for adding meat to their winter food stores.
The ladder went one way and he went the other...not very high at all...but the rung acted as a lever and he suffered a compound fracture of both leg bones in his right leg and shattered his ankle. Both bones came through his sock.....
He has just gone into recovery (in a hospital 50 miles from their home) after almost four hours of orthopedic surgery. He will be in a cast for 6-8 weeks to let the pins, plates, and bones heal. Then, he will be on crutches for 6 months to let the bones regraft. Ankles are hard to repair....so many little bones.
How they will survive financially is beyond comprehension as he will not be able to work and he has been off almost three years due to his back.
My heart is heavy and I feel their burdens.
We all help as much as we can but we need a spiritual intervention for strength, healing, and courage.
I struggled with the decision but, I am not going there right now. It is a 13 hour drive and my Feller is in another state as well. I want more than anything to be there with my family......
I made the difficult decision to stay here for now and work as hard as I can with my ebay business so that I might be able to better help them monetarily. I already contribute as I can but the need has been magnified and will be for a long time.
Please pray for them - for strength, healing, and peace, and for me to stay well myself and have strength, fortitude, and good business so that I might help to provide for my loved ones. You won't find better, sweeter, more Christ-like folks anywhere than they are.
My heart is heavy and sad and I need a hug.....but I have yet another week or so before I can get one..........
Thank you and blessings to all.