November 2, 2012

November - A Look Ahead

I was going to post a chatty “look ahead” post this morning. But you’re going to get a short one instead. 

I would appreciate it if you kept my mom in your thoughts and prayers. Her health has been on a downhill slide lately. My oldest brother called me this morning and told me that she collapsed at her Indiana home last night. She arrived at the hospital with kidney stones, elevated temperature, high blood pressure, and toxemia. She’s 86. Surgery is planned, but it is considered high risk. They will do some draining today and schedule the surgery later on as her condition improves. 

It’s going to be a challenge to regularly post this month because I will be taking a couple of blogging breaks. I will attempt to schedule some posts ahead of time. But if I suddenly fall silent and don’t comment on your blogs, it’s because I have temporarily stepped away from the computer. 

This is the month of Thanksgiving, a holiday that deserves far more fanfare than it receives. As we amble toward the end of the year, it’s a good time to pause and take stock of our many blessings. Despite the personal trials and challenges we all face on a daily basis, let us remember to take a few moments to express gratitude.


  1. I can certainly see why your poor mum's blood pressure and temp would be elevated given the kidney stones. They are no fun at all and I'm sure they are extremely unpleasant for a woman her age. Have already said a prayer and will continue to pray as she comes to mind. Don't you worry about blogging at such a time. We'll keep the lights on for you. Take good care now...

  2. Hi Donna, LOVE your blog look--and that background is awesome.

    I will keep your Mom in my prayers... I know you are worried about her. God Bless her.

    Have a great month.. I will take some blogging breaks also this month..


  3. I will definitely be keeping your mom in my thoughts, Donna. You take all the time you need and you know we'll be waiting for you when you come back. Take care.

  4. Good blessings being sent to you and your Mom...your family will stay in my prayers. Keep us updated if you can...
    xo, misha

  5. oh, donna. i do hope your mother can pull through.

  6. Oh Donna, I understand your trial. My mother is 89 and has a tumor in her kidney. Surgury is almost out of the question at her age.
    I will pray that you mother can feel peaceful and not be frightened or in pain.
    Take care, you'll be in my thoughts.

  7. Donna, I'm sorry to hear this. I prayed for your Mom right away and will continue to do so as the Lord brings her (and you) to mind.
    Truly, in the midst of hard stuff, we have much to give thanks for.
    Take all the time you need.

  8. Take all the time you want. Your family comes first. Thoughts and prayers are with her on my end. Very hard when parents get old.

  9. Your mom will be in my thought and prayers as will you.

  10. My thoughts are with you and your mother. I do hope she gets to feeling better soon.

  11. Prayers for you and your Mum Donna. A worrying time for you all!

  12. Oh my, Donna. I was thinking about your mom just a little while back, and wondering how she was doing. Of course, prayers for her, and for you. Please let us know how she's doing. God bless.

    Love you.


  13. Family comes first, our prayers will be with you!

  14. Donna, your mom is my thoughts and prayers. I hope she's feeling much better in no time at all. You're so right, we all have so much to be thankful for, even with our own personal struggles... Donna

  15. I'm praying for your mother - and for you, dear friend. Watching our mothers age and deal with health issues is hard.

  16. Just now seeing this!
    Urinary infections can really be dangerous to the elderly...
    Hope she's better today?!!

  17. I just read in another post that your Mom is doing better. Thank God.

    Yes, Thanksgiving is time for family and being thankful for our blessings a little more than we already do every day :)



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