My mother in law is in really bad shape physically. From what I see and understand she will not be here with us for much longer. Of course God can change things around and I leave it all up to Him. Please pray for all of us including my mother in law. I appreciate all responses even if not posted here.
Consider it done....in fact, "Father, right now in the Name of Jesus, we lift up SirDent and his family. We thank you in advance for your loving kindness and your tender mercies. We don't know your will or the desire of his mother-in-law, but we do know that we have authoritiy over all of the power of the enemy. We do know that by Jesus'stripes we were healed.
We therefore bind the hand of the enemy and loose the healing power of the living God. We thank you Lord that joy will abound for and through the SirDent family. We praise you for strength of heart and unity within the family.
I don't know much about it either, but am inclined to believe that the changes you mentioned could for sure accelerate it! My own Mom hasn't stopped grieving over my Father, and he's been gone over 10 years. Plus, the other changes over the last few years in her living situation and environment have had a big effect on her.
I pray for the best for all of you. I do know God honors your faithfulness in taking care of your mother-in-law.
And don't forget----He makes ALL THINGS work out for the good of those who Love Him, and I believe you Love Him, Sir Dent.
It is good to be able to post in a forum like this and feel the love that is directed toward me and my family. I truly believe my mother in law will pass in a few short days, but I have peace that comes only from God.
Sir Dent, I sorry to hear your mother in-law is struggling. Please accept my prayers and best wishes for her and your whole family. I pray Heavenly Father shares his blessings and comfort with you all. Your Friend Rick.
Father In Heaven, I come to you, asking that you show your mercy and grace to SirDent's mother-in-law and family. Please remove any pain and discomfort from her. Fill her with your comfort and peace. As SirDent and his family cares for her, give them strength and patience. Allow your spirit to give them peace and rest. Provide for them spiritual, physcial and emotional endurance. Draw them near to you and protect them under your wings. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.
I am sorry to hear but my prayers are with you. I agreed in prayer the prayer posted up the page. I know Hospice is a big help. There may be other sources I will search the net and post here. I read before of help for the helper or some such, looking now.
Turns out help for helpers isn't what I thought it was. I have found this company in West Virginia that may be able to help, though I do not know what part you are in. Also, when I took care of my Grandfather, i found out I could have called human services for additional home help. You can sometimes get additional help by calling United Way, they have referal services for people looking for help. Have posted link to this company in your area. They are flexible, offering "Respite Services for the Caregiver" in home, not a nursing home. No requirement for full time and all of that.
Thanks for the link. We are using Dignity Hospice and we can get respite care when we need it. We could also have her put in a home for a week at a time if we need it. For now we are going to kepe her her at home.
The hospice workers are great. They help us not only by coming here to help but they help us with medicines and advice.
Yes, but too often we say, no I am fine when someone offers help. I will not bore you with details, and it is ill time for the religious joke about God sending help that was refused by the drowning man. We know our parents took care of us and we love them so it is our duty, but sometimes when people from the neighborhood, or church or other's offer, we should take it as a gift from God who has heard our tears shed in silence and sent a second pair of hands to help with the load. .. Just as the man who helped Jesus up when he buckled under the weight of the cross. Jesus did not say, "No, I'm fine, I've got it." he let the man help.
I agree, hospice came to help us when I was caring for a friend of mine. But I am trying to find another organization that also cam, it was a group run by a church and they would come at a different hour from hospice and it was volunteers. One was a Haitian Minister, he was so funny and would tell my friend stories of his youth in Haiti. I can't find them for sir dent and wonder if it was just local church program.
My friend was able to rcover and lived an extra 18 months after.
I found it, it was a Salvation Army section that helps. They are wonderful. Sometimes it is good for the family to have someone who comes in sort of companion style. They would come to see Gary three times a week, and I really think it was these visits that gave him the fight to go on.
My mother in law gets worse every day. She is dyi9ng and I think she knows it also. One good thing is that even in death, she still praises Jesus. She knows where she is going and that matters more than anything. Death is not the end but simply a change of address.
Thank-you for the update. I was wondering about you and your family. A long life lived well is a comfort at the end. She is surrounded by people who love her and whose lives she has touched. I hope she finds some measure of comfort in knowing this.
Have you ever looked up the meaning of the name Joshua. Prayer is more effective when we call the Messiah by his correct name. Or at least not call him some other name. Clue There is no J or sound like J in Hebrew or Aramaic. Joshua would be Yahshuah in Hebrew. I will pray about your situation now in his real name bless you.
a) there is no shadow or gray area in Life. b) there is no holding on for dear Life. c) Grace is without measure, so you have INFINITE Grace around you and your family, should you accept that Grace in its fullness.
Enough with the 'i hope the best for you' or 'will keep you in my prayers'. These are words of comfort? no, these are the words of conformity.
YOU Sir, ARE are child of the MOST HIGH. You sir have the power of life and death on your tongue. If you choose life, then speak life upon yourself and your loved ones. Do not let false prophets steal the joy of Life from you or your family. They are thieves, seeking to devour all things of light, for darkness is within them. For death has NO POWER over you. The Law of sin fulfilled. You are under Grace.
In this, my friend, you know is truth, that the SAME Spirit that raised Y`shua from death lives IN YOU. Let that be the only Voice you hear! Let that Voice be as living water, a deafening voice, so that no other is heard. Let He who lives in you give you power to do the will of the Father. And may any and every tongue that speaks otherwise against the Spirit of the Most High, be silent. In the name of the One who is above all names. Amen.
Sir Dent I have started to post here to you on numerous ocasions but could not find the words to express. Twenty one days.. thank you for expressing something close to what I would have wanted to say. Sir Dent. I do not have to pray for you to have the strenth to endure for you already have it. I feel that She is ready to go home and she will when she feels that her loved ones are ready for her to.
All I can realy say is ... Love one another and support each other. It is a blessing to have the chance to say all the things that you all need to say to her; for your benefit and hers before she passes over.
SirDent I am so sorry. When my mother was near the end a friend told me to call my brother and have him light a candle to light her way. Three days went by as she struggled for breath and he did not light the candle due to the oxygen machines in her room. Finally the third day he opened the window and lit a candle on the sill. He wrote that she opened here eyes and smiled and then went to sleep. In moments she was at rest. My heart and prayers are with you. I know your agony, but you will see her again and hopefully I will meet you and introduce her to my mother.
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