Tuesday, November 4, 2008

My Life In A Nutshell

First, a thank you.

When I posted that there was a family crisis I was blown away by the number of you who committed to pray for me and my family. Your support is more valuable than I can say. When pain washed over me in the past few days I was able to read your comments and steady myself. Thank you so much!

Now, an update.

This is my life in a nutshell.





My grandmother is in a rehabilitation facility. That's Medicare speak for "crappy holding tank until they can decide what to do next". A doctor contacted my parents today to inform them that my grandmother's condition is, "Very serious." Then he went on to tell them, via answering machine message, he couldn't remember my grandma's name and he hoped he was leaving a message with the correct family. Nonetheless, the doctor's right.

So I kind of feel like toast.

Though the earthly prognosis isn't good, the eternal one falls in our favor. So that's where I'm resting for now.

So again, I thank you for your prayers. And I look forward to getting SFL up and running again. We've got ourselves a crazy community going on and I sure would miss you if you weren't around!!

Thankful for you,

Stacy

20 comments:

vanilla said...

Just keep you hand in the hand of the Master.

(Great footer on your blog!)

Joanna said...

Have been praying for you

alicia said...

still praying Stacy.

P.S. That video is amazing!

anotherlisa said...

glad you're back - functioning and praying. let yourself feel too. checked several times for updates, so thank you for doing this, when you probably don't feel like it.

teamstrand said...

I'm glad your home.

Beth said...

Add me to the still praying tally!

JennyM said...

I've been praying for you this week. I trust that you can take some solace, and perhaps a smile, from us.
Too bad the dwagon didn't find a hot dog in that twee.

Alison said...

I'm praying for you and your family.

As for the doctor..unfortunately many of them have the name problem. I've worked for multiple surgeons, and used to have to give constant reminders to one during his patient clinic. He was terrible with names! Don't take it personally.

Also, the insurance side of things can get totally crazy, but if you ever need a translator, I'm more than happy to help. Please feel free to use me or ignore me as you prefer. Just thought I'd offer since I'm pretty familiar with the healthcare side of your situation.

~teachmom~ said...

Lots of prayers, Stacy!

katdish said...

I've thought of you often this week and am praying that you will find rest in Him when none seems forthcoming. (Okay, that was pretty "99 cent greeting card" lame, but I hope you get what I'm unsuccessfully trying to say.) Hang in there.

fb said...

I also have had you on my mind over the last few days. My prayer is that you find peace and totally rely on a
God who really is big enough to handle it all.

sundog said...

It's good to hear from you and it reminds me to pray some more. Here is an old fashioned reminder of what helps when nothing else will.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OG8JG6inEE

eastern ky pastor said...

so are you the dragon baby or the bird?

your answer will tell me how to pray for you personally - and as SFL unofficial official chaplin....

Stacy from Louisville said...

Holy Cow Sundog -

That's the first song my grandma ever taught me. I was like 2 or 3. There's no way you could have known that.

Praise God.

Stacy

Raw Faith Real World said...

I'll continue praying. Stuff like what your family is going through can flip your world upside down. I'm very thankful that God understands that too and can hold on to us just as securely while we are dangling upside down. It doesn't make it any less painful at the time... but it does make us more hopeful of the ultimate outcome. Keep us posted when you can.

Matt @ The Church of No People said...

Stacy - I have seen your blog in peoples' 'following' lists all over the place and finally stopped by. Awesome blog. Sarcasm is truly the finest of all forms of humor. I'm only sorry that I seem to be discovering your writing at a difficult time for you. Peace and prayers.

Tweena said...

Stacy,

I'm praying for you and your family. My husband & I have been home for a week from a 5 week, 2 operation ordeal in the hospital. Sometimes life reminds you of Job. Just remember to keep your chin up. Isaiah 55 really helped us through this time. I pray God shows himself so strongly in your family's time of need.

Peace to you and yours,
Tina Swinford

Dog snob said...

Hey, I was thinking about you today. I hope things are going ok and we miss you.

Marie said...

I'll be praying for you and your grandma!

eastern ky pastor said...

saw that you posted on SCL today - hope you guys are doing okay - we continue to intercede, as your umbrella - and floaties