Monday, December 22, 2008

Updates On My Mom, Ashlyn and Uncle Richard

I wanted to let everyone know that my mom was released from the hospital today and transported to a rehab facility in Southaven, MS. We are trilled with her progress and her attitude. She is letting the love of Jesus shine to every nurse, physical therapist, doctor, aide and visitors.

Several people have asked her how she had her accident. Her reply is " Christians don't have accidents because God allows every thing to happen for a reason and there is a reason for this as well". She told me today that she feels like God allowed this to happen, in order, for her to find out about her rapid heart rate that needed treating. I told her that I believe another reason that it happened is for restoration in my life. I feel like I have my sister back at last. I have been praying for this day for nearly two years. God has a purpose for every thing...big or small, joyful or painful that happens in our lives...we just need to look for the reason.

Ashlyn is doing very well and is quickly returning to her "old" self. I talked to Melanie in Sunday School about her progress. She said that things are returning to normal and she is starting to act like a teenager who wants to talk on the phone and text her friends. She had not wanted to do any of that until last Wednesday. God hear our prayers for healing and a speedy recovery...I believe, He is answering those prayers.

My uncle is at home with Hospice since Friday. He is sleeping more and talking less. He has laryingitis and it is difficult to hear what he is saying. My cousin posted an update today on about his weekend. In that post, she said that she woke up the other night to hear her mom (Aunt Dottie) talking...she thought that she was on the phone but, she wasn't...she was talking to her husband (Uncle Richard) for about an hour. She was able to hear and understand what he was saying and it appeared that he could hear and understand her. They said that his hearing has gotten really bad. This is such a blessing with what they will be going through in the days and weeks ahead.

Please continue to pray for my mom, Ashlyn and my Uncle Richard and his there are still needs that need to be taken to the Lord on their behalf.

Thank you so much, friends for your prayers.

Have a wonderfully blessed day!


  1. Wishing you all the best this Christmas and a blessed New Year!

    God bless you and your family! ♥

  2. Will be praying for your family.Glad to hear good reports.Have a great week.God Bless.

  3. i was wondering about your uncle...thanks for the update on all three.

  4. Amen! I'm glad your Mom,Ashyln and Uncle are doing better. Are you from MS originally?

  5. Prayers continue, and praise God for the restoration! Praying you and your family have a very merry Christmas!

  6. Hi Jennifer!!

    As I finished reading your post, I read on your sidebar--"God will move your mountain, even it's one stone at a time."

    Your mountains are moving--some of them quickly, some of them more slowly--but moving nonetheless!! And God's hand is in every single moment of every stone that is being overturned, moved, pushed ahead, shoved back--you are so right--sometimes we don't immediately see a reason, but there is a reason behind every single thing that happens in our lives. Sometimes we need to look a little further than right in front of us, but it's there.

    Have a wonderful and blessed CHRISTmas!!


  7. Sometimes we don't see God working and we have to trust in the darkness. And yet sometimes He allows some light so that we can see what He is doing. Either way, in darkness or light we give Him glory and trust Him to work.

    What a blessing that you can see Him working!

  8. You have my love and prayers sweetie.

  9. Jenn,

    I wanted to stop in and wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and tell you how much I have enjoyed the writings from your heart this past year!

    Merry Christmas!


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