Saturday, January 03, 2009

a concern


i'm sorry that my first post of 2009 is a sad one ... i have such a concern for my sister maria ... i just had to share, my heart is really heavy regarding her health, which has been very poor the last year (or two ... or three!) ...

she is still so young ... 11 years my junior ... the first child from my mother's second marriage ... i was the "little mother" to her during those early years ...

if you want to read more about maria:
click here

the concern is that she is in the hospital again ... this is her second stay in 3 weeks ... we thought that the early december, emergency stay, was just the "tune up" she needed ... we all hoped that she'd be "fine" for a while ... not so this time ... she was rushed back in, during the early hours of december 26th ... she has water in her lungs and has had that uncomfortable tube in her throat for quite a few days now ... she is in and out of reality ... she is only 43 ...

there are many other complications that her 40 years of diabetes has inflicted on her ... she truly has a brave heart within that ravaged body ...

we keep praying that she will be comfortable ... i personally pray that she won't be in any emotional distress ...

can she bounce back again? she's done it so many other times ... we'd think she was at death's door ... and the next thing you know, she's at home - bumping into furniture because her eyesight is so poor!

if you could pray for maria ... as the Lord brings her to your mind ... i would be very grateful ... thank you ...


18 comments:

Maggie Ann said...

I'm so sorry! My heart lifts her up to God even as I read this post.

Sita said...

Oh Saija,
That song causes all pent-up emotion to just overflow. I had 2 specific people in mind when I played it--2 people whose suffering testified of God's love in all the painful details. Deeply inspiring.
So sorry that Maria has to suffer in this way...I pray that God would grant her relief, comfort, counsel, healing...and may God cover you and other family members as you ache for her...
With love, thoughts and prayers,
Sita

grammy said...

So sorry to hear about your sister. Will lift it up. My 10 year old great niece has diabetes. Since she was very young. She has a pump and seems to do very well. I hope they have made great leaps in medicine and will continue to. Foe your sister and little Macalea.

Pat said...

I was just thinking about her yesterday and how she's been like an energizer bunny...down but not defeated and then recharged again. Surely the Lord has been the one who has "recharged" her and surely He will see her through. I pray for His divine will in her life and for you and all who love her. May you and Maria have that peace that passes all understanding.

Crown of Beauty said...

Hi, thank you for visiting. Your blog is a delightful surprise, a gift from heaven. I don't read too many blogs, but I always welcome it when I come across one that I really like. After reading your first post for the year about your sister Maria, I prayed for her and for you, and will continue to do so as the Lord brings remembrance. Will visit often, I am sure of that. My husband was diabetic too... I can relate to what you write.

Cathy said...

Oh dear, Saija, I'm sorry she is having such a hard time. I am praying for her that she will be comfortable and in no emotional turmoil. I pray for God's healing touch. And I'm praying you and Leo will have peace.

Penless Thoughts said...

Praying for Maria and you. May you rest in the peace tht only God can, and does, give.
Susan

Flip Flop Floozie said...

i am so sorry!! I dont know if you read Shortybear or not but her name is Denise and she is about your sister's age too..She has diabetes, she is almost blind, and has lost her hair. I just hate this for those that are so young and have so much more of life to be living. i will try to remember to pray for Maria...Sandy

The Muse said...

if you don't mind a prayer from a stranger, I hope :) cause I will.

Mari said...

I will certainly pray for her - and you too. I love the picture!

Catherine said...

I'm so sorry to hear your sister is not doing well. She is in my thoughts and prayers.

The Muse said...

Thank you for visiting my blog...
so much appreciated and sincerely so!

eija said...

Saying a prayer for her...

Sabine said...

I'm so sorry your sister is suffering. I will pray for her, and for you.

Carol-Ann. said...

Hi Saija,
Sisters are in a category all their own, aren't they! So sorry to read about this difficult time for all of you and have remembered you several times since first reading this.

The picture in this post is beautiful. I'm assuming it is you and "Maria": the solemn, obviously proud and protective big sister and the happy baby!

Anonymous said...

in my prayers


jel

Mimi said...

Dear Dear Saija,
I am so very sorry that your dear sister Maria is having a bad spell of it again...
she is in my prayers that she will come through yet again, and continue to be a blessing to your family and to the Lord...
a lifetime with Diabetes certainly takes it's toll on your body...but God is in control and I pray that He brings her to recovery from this latest hurdle...
Hugs and prayers that this will be a good year for you and yours...

daisymarie said...

I'll be praying!