Sunday, October 17, 2010

THANK YOU and PRAYER REQUEST!



















I continue to press forward. I am gaining strength and the pain is getting better. An added gain is the few pounds I have also lost during the last few weeks of persistently walking and making my health a priority. I thank GOD for each of you and your prayers. The encouragement I gain from your comments and visits is a tremendous blessing. THANK YOU is simply not good enough. I praise GOD for each of you and what your friendships mean to me. GOD has truly blessed me through the blog world far beyond my wildest dreams.

PRAYER REQUEST: My husband, Doug's aunt died yesterday (Saturday) morning. She gracefully stepped into heaven from this life. She completed an 88 year and 10 month run in this world. This week will be filled with memories, fellowship, tears, and celebration as we mourn our loss and celebrate her entrance into heaven. She had twin sons, one a pastor. Her son, Donnie (pastor) will perform the funeral on Wednesday. Please pray extra grace and strength for him.

By HIS mercy and in the grip of HIS grace,

Andrea

34 comments:

Marydon said...

Sweet Andrea ~ I am so sorry to learn of Auntie's joining Jesus, may He hold her in his loving hands.

Please give Doug a hug & love for us both.

So glad things are picking up for you a bit ... you will get there, my friend ...

Hugs to you both, I will call this week.
Love ~ Marydon & Harold

Tammi said...

Thinking of you and will continue to, especially as you and your family will be dealing with the loss of this precious Aunt. Will pray for extra grace for her son as he honors his mom in such a special way.

Glad you are doing better-- one step at a time. :)

Rita said...

It is so hard to let our loved ones go when it is their time, but knowing where they are makes it so much easier. May blessings be on you and your family through this trying time and I'm praying that you will gain more and more strength each day as you walk farther and farther.

Denise said...

Praying for your family at this time of great loss. I love you sis.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I will be praying for everyone.

Michele Katherine said...

Dear Andrea,
My most sincere sympathy's to your family for the loss of Doug"s Aunt. It sounds like she was a special lady, and loved so much by her family. When we loose someone we love, our loss becomes the Gods gain.

Lord, I pray for the mourning process the family will be going through, that You will comfort them with special memories, and joy knowing that she is with You in Heaven. Amen

God bless you all,
Michele Katherine

Goose Hill Farm said...

Oh, sweetie - I am sorry to hear of the passing of Doug's aunt, but PRAISE GOD, she has been PROMOTED TO GLORY and in the arms of our Heavenly Father!

Uplifting all of you in my prayers!

Blessings~
Laura

Cathy said...

I'm praying for you all, sweet friend. Hugs ~

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

Praying for you all. It's so hard to let go of someone that was so loved like I know your aunt was. I'll be praying that her son has the strength to give her a wonderful memorial service.

Just Be Real said...

Andrea, thank you for sharing. Praying for Doug and your family during this time. Blessings.

Becky K. said...

Doug's Aunt sounds like a lovely woman. Praying that the family is met with sweet comfort as they walk down this road.

Becky K.

Finally Free said...

So happy the pain is getting better and you lost a few pounds. :)

So sorry to hear about your Aunt.
Sending Hugs and love your way.

(((Andrea))

Blessings,
Tammy

Wanda said...

Continuing pressing Andrea. Praying you & your family during this time of loss.

Divine Mrs D said...

Lots of love to Doug!!

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

So sorry for your loss, but so thankful she is in heaven with our Lord!

Praying that you continue to get stronger each day.

Mike Golch said...

I celebrate a good life that has gone home.Hugs and Prayers.

Jackie said...

Praying for you and your family, Andrea.

Also, believing that you continue to gain strength and wholeness in each passing day! In Jesus Mighty Name!

HE IS FAITHFUL!!!

Love,
Jackie

Saleslady371 said...

I'm happy to pray for you and your family at this time!

Diana said...

I will be praying for all of you Andrea. Love Di ♥

American History said...

Your prayer request touched us deeply.
We are praying for you.
We found this site helpful www.holylandprayer.com Check it; maybe it gives you a relief.
God bless you.

Renee said...

Glad to hear you are doing better pain wise...Lifting Doug and family up in prayer.

Dee said...

Continuing to keep you in prayer. Please except my condolences for your loss.

RCUBEs said...

May God's comfort cover you all and may you continue to heal in no time! Take care sister and God bless and protect you and your family always.

Charlotte said...

Andrea -- I'm so sorry for your lost. You are always in my prayers.

Blessings and hugs,

Charlotte

Nancy said...

Glad you are feeling better. Sorry about your husbandf's aunt. Will pray for him.

Together We Save said...

Praying you continue to feel better and praying for your husbands family after the loss of his aunt.

Nel said...

Praying for all involved in this time of sorrow.
until next time... nel

Wanda's Wings said...

Always in my prayers.

Monique and Granny said...

Praying for your family.

Jackie said...

Andrea, just stopping back by to let you know that I was think about you and praying for you, as well!

HE IS FAITHFUL!!

Love and Sweet Blessings!
Jackie

Holly said...

Andrea,

Will be praying for your family and wanted to praise ya for concentrating on your health and losing some pounds... its never easy!


Hugs,

Holly

quietspirit said...

Andrea:
Please accept my condolences for the loss of Doug's aunt.
We have to take care of our health. I am trying to eat healthier. With my husband and my son, it doesn't always happen.

Crown of Beauty said...

What good news this is to know that you are feeling much better - because you have chosen life...and taken the steps in that direction.

Dear friend, my condolences to you and your family over the death of your husband's aunt. She is alive and well now on the other side of eternity!

May God's comfort be real to you these days.

Love
Lidj

Karen said...

God bless you and your family during this time.