Saturday, February 3, 2007

My Grandma

For those of you who are the praying kind, can I ask you to add my grandma to your list? She would like for me to pray for God's will for her, and if you would join me I would be honored. Here's a picture of her with our kids in October:

She and I are very close. I lived with her for 2 summers of college, and I had a summer job at the bank where she worked. She is a widow (my granddad passed away 20 yrs ago) and a night owl (as opposed to my parents who go to bed around 8:30), so she is who I call more often when things finally settle down enough that I can be on the phone!

She turned 80 in November, and is having open heart surgery on Feb 20th. They are replacing her aortic valve and part of her aorta to take care of an aneurysm. They have also found a blockage, so there will be one bypass as well. This is a lengthy surgery with many risks, but doing nothing is even riskier.

I am not afraid of death for her - she is a beautiful Christian lady who will be whisked away to heaven, but I would miss her terribly. As she said, - (you have to say this with a Southern accent to really get it) - "Now, I'm not afraid of dying, I'm just afraid that I will miss something here." :)


Momma Roar said...

Your Grandmother is on our prayer list and I've marked Feb 20 on the calendar. Thank you for the opportunity to pray for her. Please keep us updated.

Penless Thoughts said...

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Mom In Action said...

What a beautiful woman. We will certainly keep her in our prayers.