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God knew what He was doing when He sent a gentle breeze and brought a lovely butterfly to set my heart at ease. The happiness of your friendship and the gentleness of your words have touched my life in special ways and now I feel assured. Thank you for your loyalty and for reading everyday. I only hope you find things to make a happy day.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

I Haven't Been Honest With You...A Prayer Request

I haven't been completely honest with you. I  said that I was taking time off to work in the yard. I really didn't feel like opening up a family problem on the computer for all the world to see. But this morning, after a restless night I decided that my blog can be therapy in a way.....a way to get things off a person's mind. So, making a complete change...this is what has been going on.

My oldest son, Tim, is gravely ill. He is on life support in ICU . All of his organs have shut down and he is on a respirator and dialysis and several other life saving things are being done.He has several things wrong with him including  sepsis.... and this blood infection is the reason for his organs shutting down. We don't know where he got the infection....only that it is a difficult one to treat. They think that they have the right antibiotic. If the antibiotic doesn't kill the infection...his liver and kidneys will never recover.

This is so hard to write about. I feel like I'm talking about someone else. I don't know if I will continue blogging right now, or not. Maybe it will give me something to take my mind off things for a bit. So, this is why I changed my mind. When I look at the little map with all the people who read this everyday...I realize that there are probably so many people who don't comment...more than I even could comprehend. This is a wonderful place to make a prayer request.If hundreds or thousands of us pray....he may recover. I really believe in the power of prayer....

 I have a little prayer to help you, if you aren't normally a person who prays. It goes like this: Heavenly Father, watch with us over Tim, and grant that he may be restored to that perfect health which is yours alone to give; through Jesus Christ our Lord..Amen


I know that I made the right decision about posting this and that you wonderful readers will help our family

Thank you all.....from,  Balisha and Joe...and Tim's wife and his brother and sister and so many other family members..


39 comments:

Anonymous said...

Balisha, may I add a prayer that the Lord will put his arms around you and give you comfort and the assurance that He loves Tim and family.

Jeanmarie DiTaranto said...

Your son and your entire family will be in my prayers, Balisha. I can't even imagine what you're going through right now, but I hope knowing that your blog readers genuinely care will be a comfort to you.

Christys Cottage Wildlife Garden said...

Dear Balisha...I'm so sorry to hear about your son. I want you to know that your son, you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Please keep us updated. God be with you!

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Dear Balisha ~ I pray that God's will be done for Tim, his wife and you his Mom and the rest of your family and friends too. May this antibiotic work and he be on the road to recovery. Miracles do happen.

Love and hugs to all of you ~ FlowerLady

Vicki @ lifeinmyemptynest said...

I am so sorry - I believe in the power of prayer and will pray for your family.

Sharon said...

You and Tim and your family are in my prayers, Balisha. I hope sharing here has been helpful for you because I am honored to be asked.

Zoey said...

I am so sorry to hear this, Balisha. I have said a prayer for your son, you, and your family. May God bless you all.

acorn hollow said...

this is the perfect place to unload ask me I know. I believe that the prayers that came from here made the diffrence for my husband. Your son is in my prayers
Cathy

From the Kitchen said...

Balisha, I've already offered up a prayer for Tim, for those who love him and those who are treating him. I'm very glad to be able to do this for you and Tim. The blogging world can be very supportive and caring. Please keep us informed as you feel able.

Best,
Bonnie

Blondie's Journal said...

Oh, Balisha, my heart is aching for you and your family. Of course all of you will be in my prayers. I know you are going through much confusion and sadness right now but know that you have many friends and the power of prayer will guide you.

XO,
Jane

Little Bitty Damn Houze said...

"Heavenly Father, watch with us over Tim, and grant that he may be restored to that perfect health which is yours alone to give; through Jesus Christ our Lord..Amen"

Balisha, may God give YOU the strength to get through this difficult time. You will need to be in good spirits and good health when your son is back to his old self again! Praying for you all.

Little Bitty Damn Houze

Pat said...

I am so sorry to hear the news about your son. Tim and your family will be in my prayers. The power of prayer can work wonders.

Barbee' said...

Many prayers are on their way.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Balisha dear, this is EXACTLY the place to come. You have friends out here that cherish you.
You know full well how much I understand!! I know exactly how you feel. It's a terrble thing to go through. I wish I could hug you and tell you "it's all going to be alright.." I WISH I could!
You kept coming to my mind tonight..I wanted to come and check in with you..and I kept doing things, then finally the pull was so strong. Thank GOD I came!
All I can do is pray for you. Get down on my knee's to God and pray that he will be alright. Make it through and recover!!
I am sorrier than I can say!
We have to think he will be alright!

susie @ persimmon moon cottage said...

I am sorry to read about your son. I am keeping him, you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Prayer Invites Miracles

I feel absolutely sure that you have many, many people that have read your post today and all of us are praying.

Sue said...

Trust in the higher power that you believe in, Balisha, as well as the power of prayer from your friends. Thinking of you and your family! Sue

Stacey said...

I will pray for your son and your family. I can't even begin to imagine your feelings now. Sending hugs. :)

Judy said...

As I recently found out--we need a place to unload and our blog should be that place. It is all so scary when your child is gravely ill. All we know if what is right in front of our face and we sometimes forget, God is very near also. Jesus our Lord and Savior is watching over Tim and holding him the palm of His gentle hand. I will continue to pray for Tim and for you and Joe and Tim's wife. May you feel Jesus' hand on your shoulder giving you strength.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Balisha, I am so sorry. On computer - when it decides to come on.
Prayer - I could not live without it - continual prayer goes on in this cottage.
I will add you and your family.
I believe in Miracles...

Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Sending you all the best.
[hug]

Margie's Musings said...

Your family and your son will be in my prayers, Balisha. This little family sustained me during the loss of my Bob three years ago. I hope and pray your son can recover.

My thoughts and prayers are with you and Joe as well.

marlu said...

Prayers for Tim and all of your family.....

Kim said...

I am sending prayers for Tim and your family! I can't imagine how hard this must be for you. I am very sorry and truly believe in the power of prayer. Thank you for sharing! ♥

Kim said...

Sending prayers to Tim and your family!

jaz@octoberfarm said...

i hope your son is well soon. i will keep both of you in my thoughts and prayers!

Lynne said...

My prayers for Tim, for you and the entire family . . .

Kays Kids said...

Balisha, my prayers are added to all the others. They come from Australia, and I am willing and praying for a good recovery for that wonderful man.
I'm thinking of you as well. Be as strong as you can.
Hugs
Kay

Balisha said...

Thank you so much for all your prayers. He hasn't improved...but we are hopeful.
I know that God will do what is best for Tim.
He's not in any pain and he's resting peacefully.
Balisha

Anonymous said...

God loves your son, and he loves you. He will not let you go through this alone. He hears our prayers and I know many, many people are praying for your family. Lean on Him during this time. I am praying, too. - Rhonda

Jean said...

Balisha I am so sorry to hear of your son's illness. He is in God's Hands and God is still in control. I pray that he will be healed and restored to good health. God bless you and your family!

SaucyKod said...

Dear Balisha & Family: First time visitor - Just sending you thoughts and prayers from Atlantic Canada. We are so sorry to hear about your Son and right at this moment have added you all in our prayers today and everyday. Hope the antibiotic does its work, that you have lots of people thinking about his sickness and praying for him to recover. Lilly

Chatty Crone said...

I will be praying for you and your son - for healing!!! I am so sorry. I can't even imagine. Hugs. sandie

karen said...

Praying for restored health for your son and comfort for you.

karen said...

Praying for restored health for your son and comfort for you.

Daphne Bryson said...

Dear Balisha, I am so very sorry, I missed a few of your posts as I have been busy, but I went back to the posts I missed only to find out about your sadness.
I am so very sorry, I have said your prayer and also added a prayer of my own.
I hope from the bottom of my heart that your son is on the road to recovery very soon.
With the most warmest wishes to you,
Daphne

debra @ homespun said...

Balisha!!! I just thought to check in and see if you were back from your gardening break

Balisha of course your friends will pray with you / me included

I am glad that you said something : )

Not too long ago a blogger posted about her young son's illness and she had prayers from all over the world coming in ...

debra @ homespun said...

Balisha!!! I just thought to check in and see if you were back from your gardening break

Balisha of course your friends will pray with you / me included

I am glad that you said something : )

Not too long ago a blogger posted about her young son's illness and she had prayers from all over the world coming in ...

Anonymous said...

Dear Balisha,
I came to you through my dear friend Mona. I am praying for Tim and your family. It is the best thing to put your heart out before God and we will join you in your prayers for Tim.
Love from Mary

Barbara said...

Read all the posts and my heart goes out to you. Nothing harder than seeing one's child so sick. Having begun at the latest post I can say how glad I am for you that there is progress.

Praying for a complete recovery and peace for you all in those lonely and dark times.

I do believe it helps to know that so many people around the world are standing with us when we share our difficult times. Blessings.