~~~~~~~~~ "We are here for only a moment, wanderers and sojourners in the land as our ancestors were before us. Our days on earth are like a passing shadow, gone so soon without a trace." I Chron. 29:15 NLT





Thursday, January 08, 2009

A Terrible Sadness

In reference to my appointment with the cardiologist yesterday: the cardio said there's nothing to be too concerned about. I have mitral valve insufficiency which wasn't anything new. I have a thickening of the duct between the lobes which is probably a congenital thing. They'll keep an eye on it, but at this time no treatment or surgery is necessry. Jan. 20th I'll have a stress test and then wear a heart monitor for several weeks.

My health problems have paled compared to what happened in our family this afternoon. My 38 yr. old nephew collapsed and died at work today--a possible aneuryism. A terrible shock. My brother, his father, died in January, 1991 from cancer. It's, of course, going to be really difficult for my sister-in-law, and my nephew's sister and brother and their families. Plus, he left his 11 or 12 yr. old daughter, and his ex-wife, who was still his friend. I know you will pray, and I am so thankful for all who will.

"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort; who comforts us in all our affliction..."
2 Cor. 1:3

8 comments:

Donna's Book Nook said...

I'm so sorry about your nephew. I will keep him and his family in my prayers. (I've started a prayer list for my blogger friends, as there seem to be so many needs)

God bless you as you walk through this period of grief. Donna

Betty said...

Yes we will be praying for you and your nephew´s family!
My sincerest condolences!

Letters From Midlife said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. I'll be praying for your health as well.

Washer Mom Val said...

So sorry about your nephew. I heard about that - have a friend who knows your nephew and was very concerned about his daughter. Please accept my sympathy. So young and sudden.

Also, on the birds - was morning.

lookuptoday said...

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your nephew! Please know i have his family in my prayers. My thoughts are with you as you go through these sad times. Praise be to God you will not need surgery. Dee

lookuptoday said...

Just stopping by to say i am still praying for you and that i hope you are ok. Dee

Debra said...

I am so sorry about this sad thing which has happened. You and your family are in my prayers... Hugs, Debra

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

I noticed your post title on another blog and came over to say I'm sorry about your nephew.

Many years ago I worked with a young woman who passed away with the same thing at the age of thirty. It was such a shock to everyone.

I pray especially for your nephew's daughter.