Thursday, June 14, 2012

We Need Your Prayers



My father's health has been deteriorating over the last year.  I just got off
the phone with him and he is not doing well.  We immediately made
reservations to fly to Orlando tomorrow.

Dad doesn't have Internet access so I'll probably be out of the loop
for a while. 

Dad was both mother and father to me for most of my life and he means
the world to me.   I remember as a little girl watching him sleep and
making sure he was breathing.  I was so scared of losing him.

That same panic is with me tonight as I ask that you keep him in
your prayers.


Thank you.

Sherry

110 comments:

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Oh dear Sherry, I most inmediatelly pray for your dear dad, for his prompt recovery. I know what you mean, I asked for prayers for my son-in-law and it definetelly helped with his delicate spine operation and he's doing really well. Please don't get nervous, you'll see, our Lord will help him recover soon and I'm so happy you can go and be with him. Prayers will go his way.
Blessings,
FABBY

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Keeping you and your dad in my prayers. Safe travels Sherry!

Deserae said...

I'm so sorry to hear your dad is not doing well. I will keep you and your family in my prayers!!!
~Des

Bohemian said...

Sherry, I'm so very sorry to hear that your Dad's Health is fragile at this time. We're going through that with my Mom & Husband, and it is never easy to watch a Loved One suffer with Health issues. God Bless you and your entire Family and our Prayers are with you... have a safe Trip, it is good that you can go to be with him and offer support and encouragement.

Blessings and Prayers from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Sherry, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers! I know how important your dad is to you! May God keep you in His loving arms! Blessings, Betsy

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Just said a prayer for your dad, Sherry. My thoughts and prayers will continue. Have a safe trip. May Christ strenghten you, and your family.

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Prayers being sent, love and hugs coming your way! xo

Angie said...

Sherry,
Lifting you and your father up in prayer. May you have safe travels and the Lord bless your time with your father and strengthen him.

In Him,
Angie

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Oh Sherry...I will be sure to pray for your father and you. Sorry to hear that he is not doing well.

Blessings,
Linda

Faux Pas Farm Gal said...

I will most certainly keep your Dad and your family in my thoughts...have a safe trip.

Katie @ Wildwood Creek said...

Sending thoughts and prayers.

Sharon said...

I will be thinking of you in the coming days and hoping for a speedy recovery for your dad, Sherry!

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

I am so sorry for you and your family, and prayers it is!

Mel said...

You are in my prayers. Have a safe journey and take care.

KATHY said...

My prayers are with you and your dad and family.

Kathy

NanaDiana said...

Oh- I am so sorry to hear this, Sherry. Please keep us posted. I did the same thing with my own father at night- He had Parkinsons and I was always afraid that he would die during the night- Blessings to you- xo Diana

Patricia @ ButterYum said...

Oh dear, I can feel the pain in your words. I pray you'll have peace in the days/weeks/months ahead, and that your father will be comforted by your presence and love. Godspeed.

Cindy The Victorian Journey said...

Sherry,
You, your dad, and family will be in my prayers..
Hugs,
Cindy

Cindy The Victorian Journey said...

Sherry,
You, your dad, and family will be in my prayers..
Hugs,
Cindy

Anonymous said...

Thinking of and praying for you and your family.

diane

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I'm so sorry to hear this Sherry. I will be keeping you and your father in my prayers. Stay safe in your travels too.

Kathleen said...

I am praying for you ,your dad,and your family. May God give you comfort and peace and may your Dad make a full recovery.
Kathleen

Carri K said...

Thoughts and prayers are being sent your way from Montana. May the Lord wrap his arms around you all during this difficult time. Peace be with you all.

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Sherry,
Prayers are with you and your Dad. I have a Dad I feel the same way about. Good luck to you.

scrapfancy said...

Sherry I just read your blog and said a prayer for you & dad. Take care and blessing to each of you. Stephanie

Gail said...

I'm sorry to hear this about your Dad Sherry. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Arli said...

Prayers going out to your dad and to you and the rest of your family. Wishing you peace.

Kathe said...

Prayers and healing thoughts to you and your father. My heart goes out to you.

Rose H (UK) said...

I shall be thinking of you both.
{{Hugs}}
Rose H
xx

Rooms by Ann said...

I will keep you and your Dad in my prayers, Have safe trip.

Aimee - ItsOverflowing.com said...

How awesome to have had a dad that precious! Sending you a tight squeeze. I will definitely be praying for you Sherry!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Designs By Pinky said...

Oh Sherry, I am so sorry to hear this and will be praying for you and your Dad. Know that so many will be thinking and praying for you both. XO, Pinky

Korrie Bastian said...

My sympathies for what you all are going through. My prayer is that you find the strength to bear the burden.

Rita May said...

Sherry,
I'm so sorry that you are going thru such a painful time. I will add him in my prayers and wish the best outcome for him. You are lucky to have each other and I'm sure he is thrilled to be seeing his little girl.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Sherry, I will certainly say a prayer, Let me know if there is anything I can help you with while you are in town. I will be around this weekend. Is he in the hospital? which one? I'm here for you!

Carol

Poppy said...

So sorry to hear about your Dad,Sherry!I'll keep praying for him and hope for his prompt and speedy recovery. Have a safe trip. Thinking about you and praying. Hugs,Poppy

Lee Caroline said...

I am so sorry Sherry, will definitely pray, I know what you are feeling as my mother moved in with me 7 weeks ago as she is not able to cope any more on her own, she has terminal cancer.

I will be thinking about you and your dad and pray that he pulls through this.

Lee ☺

Dixie Delights said...

I immediately welled up with tears. Praying so hard for you and your daddy!

Ivy and Elephants said...

My Dearest Sherry,
You and your dad are in our prayers. Keep the faith my dear and safe travels my dear!

Paula

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

I'm so sorry to hear this Sherry. You and your dad are in my prayers! Have a safe trip!

Scribbler said...

All the best for your family and prayers for your father -- safe travels, too.

Calypso In The Country said...

Absolutely, Sherry...take care.
-shelley

Calypso In The Country said...

Absolutely, Sherry...take care.
-shelley

AndeM1 said...

Sherry...I am a regular here at your blog and am sending your father and you prayers tonight. God be with you both and I hope that you find your father in improving health. Fathers are special........very special.

Safe trip
Andrea

Old Lucketts Store said...

So sorry to hear this. We'll be praying for you and your dad.

Shari @ turnstylevogue.com said...

Sending positive thoughts and prayers your way Sherry.

SavannahGranny said...

Dearest Sherry, I am praying for your Daddy and all of you. I am so sorry to hear of his ill health.
Be safe in your travels. We will be here when you get back and remember you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Blessings, Ginger

Gina said...

I'll keep you & your Dad in my prayers.

Carolyn said...

praying for you and your dad, Sherry.

Traci said...

You are in my prayers tonight. I was with my father when he passed away in Oct. It was the hardest and most difficult thing I have ever done but I would not have done it any differently. My father slipped away while hearing my voice reassuring him. I was there to make sure he was treated with respect and he was not alone making it also one of the best things I have ever done.

I hope you are able to be with him in his last hours My prayers are with you both.
Traci

Bliss said...

I'm offering it up for papa.

~Bliss~

Katie Goldsworthy said...

Sending prayers your way for peace.

--Katie

Roxanne Reinhart said...

Definitely praying for your dad and for your safe travels. May the lord wrap you both in his loving arms. Hugs.

Low Tide High Style said...

Sherry, I will keep your father and you in my thoughts and prayers. I hope you have safe travels and that he is much better by the time you arrive in Florida!

Kat

blhitchcock901 said...

Prayers and hugs your way. This is truly a difficult journey. I have traveled this road before. Believing for the best. God bless your sweet hurting heart. May you know His peace that passes all understanding.

Jana@Transformations From the Heart said...

So sorry to hear, you and your dad will be in my prayers.

Barbara said...

Sherry...

I just read your post and I am praying for both you and your father. Ironically I am here in Florida visiting family and I am only about 1 1/2 hours from Orlando. We are down until next Wednesday and we drove so I have a car. I know you don't know me personally but if you need anything and you're having trouble finding help, please know that you can contact me. I also happen to be a registered nurse.

Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

Barbara

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Sherry, I have you and your father in my prayers!! I pray for safe travels for you and that your family will be blessed!

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

Praying for your dad, and for safe travels for you!!!

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Praying for you, your dad, and your family. Grace and peace be with you.

Entertaining Women said...

I am standing on God's promises and trusting that He is holding your daddy and you in His mighty and gentle hands. I pray that in the midst of this rocky path that you will be filled with His holy peace...that peace beyond understanding. I know that there is power in united prayer, and I pray that you will stay encouraged and equipped from all of the loving prayers flying to heaven for you. I claim the Lord's protection for you as you travel. Your daddy is blessed to have you as his daughter; your love for him is palpable. God speed. Cherry Kay

At The Picket Fence said...

Oh Sherry I am so sorry! Just know that we are praying for you!
Vanessa

Shelia said...

Sherry I'm so sorry to hear this about your dad. You all will be in my prayers and have a safe journey.
Blessings,
Shelia ;)

Hartwood Roses said...

Hugs and prayers for both you and your dad.

Lynn @ UpCountry Olio said...

I am so sorry to hear this sad, sad news. There is nothing like the thought of losing a parent. God bless you and your family through this difficult time.

Lynn

Finding Home said...

Sherry - so sorry for the challenges you are facing with your Dad. Be safe and you will both be in my prayers.

Take care, Laura

Peggy said...

Hi Sherry - I will be keeping you and your Dad in my prayers - have a safe trip!
Peggy

Herballistic Garden said...

So sorry to hear this Sherry. I'll keep you and my family in my prayers. Be strong. xo wendy

SwedishCorner-DownUnder...Pernilla said...

So sorry to hear that your dad is not doing well, Sherry. Speedy recovery to your dad and positive energy to all of you! Greetings from Australia /Pernilla

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I am sorry to hear that your Dad's health is not good, Sherry. I will, of course, keep him and you in my prayers.

Tani@Tagana Rose said...

I hope your father gets better soon Sherry. Stay safe in your travels.

JoAnne Weisser said...

Praying for your Dad and for you. God bless!!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

My heart aches for you. But how wonderful you and your father have such a close relationship. Some how I hope Father's Day is a special day for you both.
Sending prayers

SheilaG @ Plum Doodles said...

Sherry, I'm praying for you and your dad. May he recover quickly, and may you be sheltered in the grace and peace of the Father's arms. Safe travels.

Youaretalkingtoomuch.com said...

Oh Sherry. I am so sorry. Hold onto what you have had with a dad like this...not what you may lose. I know you are hurting! Praying for the "Peace that passeth all understanding". Love, Rebecca www.youaretalkingtoomuch.com

Anne said...

Sherry,
I am so sorry your Dad is not doing well.I will keep him in our prayers.
((((((((((((((((((((((HUGS))))))))))))))))))))))))))
Anne

Ron said...

Prayers your way. xo

Tracey said...

Prayers for safety and for health for your father. May the Lord Comfort you.

It's All Connected said...

Oh Sherry, if tears will help, you have mine. All my prayers go to your dad for health and to you for strength! ~ Maureen

Gail said...

Your dad, you and your whole family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Lisa DeNunzio said...

Will be thinking of you. I'm sure your presence with him will make a difference. Hope all goes well.
Best, Lisa

Garden, Home and Party said...

Sherry,
I'm so saddened to hear your father is struggling. I will hold good thoughts and pray for his recovery.
Karen

French-Kissed said...

Dear Sherry,

sending prayers and hugs for Dad and Daddy's girl...such a sweet and special bond and I know all too well what you mean about as a child checking to see if he was still breathing...cling to your faith and hope as well as the promises of ultimate and perfect healing and the comfort that family really is forever. xo Jermaine

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh Sherry, my heart aches for you. I am so sorry to hear about your dad. You are all definitely in my prayers. Hugs, Marty

Gretchen said...

I'm so sorry Sherry. I will pray for him and no matter what happens, celebrate what a great Dad he has always been and always will be, in your heart.

melissa @ daisymaebelle.com said...

I pray now for peace for you as you deal with this hard situation! May God flood you with wisdom and strength! He is faithful.

Kelly said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your father. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Sue said...

Sorry to hear your sad news. Hope your dad's health improves, Sherry. Hugs, Sue

Becca said...

Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Oh Sherry bless your heart. Godspeed.

Posted by Donna at the Scarlet Petticoat said...

you are in my prayers. enjoy your dad and see if you can laugh together! best wishes

TINA said...

I am so sorry to hear your father isn't doing well. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Judy Bigg said...

Keeping you and your family in my prayers.

classic • casual • home said...

Your dad and your family are in my prayers.
Mary Ann

The Old Farm Bell said...

Sherry,

Soooo sorry to hear about your dad. Rest assured that your family and your dad are in my prayers.

Have a safe trip & God Bless!

Blessings & Hugs,
Marlene

RaNaeLuvsEwes said...

My Father was the same Mother and Father
today on this Fathers Day I lift you all up and wrap you in loving prayers.
RaNae

Ellen said...
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Ellen said...

I can feel the pain in your words. I pray you'll have peace in the days ahead, and that your father will be comforted by your presence and love. May you find strength in from family and friends. you are in my thoughts...

Barbara Anne said...

Bless your heart, your father's heart, and all others who love him. Wishing him strength and better health! Wishing you strength and peace.

We're dealing with a similar situation with DH's father, but he wasn't the kind, loving father that you have and I had so there is a real mixed bag of emotions going on here.

You're all in my prayers.

sissie said...

Dear Sherry,
Please know that I will be thinking of you and your Dad. I will remember you in prayer.

hugs
Sissie

Charlie atMatchMadeOnHudson said...

So sorry to hear about your Dad, Sherry. I'm glad you're able to be with him now though. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

Daffodil Hill said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time, Sherry.

Cynthia said...

My prayers are with you. Many, many prayers.

Cynthia

Kristel said...

Sherry, sending lot's of prayer's your way, and hoping your dad gets better soon.

Mary @ Sea Quilts said...

Bless your heart ... and his.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Dear Sherry,
You , your Dad and your entire family are in my prayers and I will add your names to the prayer book at our church which gets offered up at every Mass...

Many Hugs,
Deb

Tammy Partin Spangler said...

So sorry to hear that your dad is not well. I will be praying for his recovery! ~Tammy

Patricia Krank said...

Sherry - Praying God's peace for you and strength for your dad. I know your presence will be an encouragement to him. Will keep praying. Patti

Patricia Krank said...

Sherry - Praying God's peace for you and strength for your dad. I know your presence will be an encouragement to him. Will keep praying. Patti