This morning as I was reading through my blogroll,
I came across a post at Cobblestone Quilting
that just wrenched my heart.
She had sent out a request to pray for Joanne.
I spent the next half hour reading all about Joanne.
On Jan 11, Joanne had a stroke.
She's only 38 years old and was found in the basement
by her 12 year old daughter.
She has two daughters whom she was homeschooling.
She has been in a drug induced coma ever since.
This was completely necessary due to brain swelling.
They have yet to find out the extent of her brain damage,
but she is starting to come out of it today.
She coughed. A good sign.
Her girls have been placed in a private school.
Her husband has a hard time leaving her side
to go home and be Daddy.
Do remember what happened at our house in October?
Jerry had a stroke.
This could have been us.
My mind just keeps churning with the 'what if it was'?
I would have to go to work.
How could I do that when I can't even flip a light switch
anymore with my messed up arm/shoulder?
Seth would probably have to move to his dad's
more permanently and go to school there.
What about our baby boy?
We just couldn't put him in day care.
I couldn't!! What then?
I am feeling so blessed that God spared us;
but my heart really goes out to this family.
Please, today is my birthday~~
For my birthday, could you promise
to lift this family up in prayer?
There is a button on my sidebar to her blog.
Her husband blogs daily progress.
You can always click on the button to read updates.
Thank you so much.