Why We're Heading To Tulsa

Rather than trying to message everyone who has asked separately, I figured I'd just update everyone at once here. First, thank you everyone for your prayers.  Our family appreciates them.   Some of you know the details, but here's the summary:  In the last couple of weeks, my dad was diagnosed with colon cancer which has spread throughout his body, started chemo, & is now in ICU with his liver & kidneys failing. My brother & I who live out of state are traveling tonight & tomorrow to Tulsa to join our other siblings.  I am thankful for wonderful friends who stepped in at the last minute to take our dogs & keep watch over our house & cat.  Thank you. You are a huge blessing to us! I think everyone knows that more than anything, we pray that our loved ones would come to know Christ. That has always been my prayer for my family. One by one, I have seen them come to Christ. What an amazing treasure to know that we will see our loved ones again in heaven after their time here is done. I cannot imagine a greater thing in life than having that blessed assurance. That remains my prayer for every member of my family. I would ask that you join me in this prayer specifically at this time. Nothing makes you think about this more than when you face losing someone you dearly love. At least when you lose someone who is a follower of Christ, you can have the peace that comes from knowing that you will see them again. I can imagine nothing more heart-wrenching than losing someone you love...and knowing you'll never see them again. What has happened with my dad has happened so quickly. It has awakened me to the importance of talking to your loved ones now...before it's too late.


Brandie @ Home Cooking Memories said...

Amy, I just wanted to tell you how sorry I am. I suddenly lost my dad just 3 months ago, so when I see that someone else has lost a parent, my heart hurts for them as well. It sounds like you are strong in your faith and I hope that helps to bring great comfort to you during this time.

Unknown said...

Praying for you and your family!

Adrienne R