She may be forty-two years old and have three young children, but she will always be my baby sister. After all, I can remember seeing her in the hospital when she was born and holding her when she came home. I wish I would have taken the time to hold her while we were growing up, but with three older brothers she probably just got picked on a lot. Now she is on the other side of the world in Australia, and I can’t hold her no matter how much I desire.
Two weeks ago Margaret was driving and became confused about where she was and the basic meaning of things like traffic lights. A few hours later, while her husband was driving her to the hospital, she had a seizure. Tests revealed a mass on her brain, and surgery confirmed our worst fears: an advanced stage of glioma brain cancer. She will begin radiation treatment within two weeks, but this cancer is very difficult to stop.
Would you please join me in prayer. I haven’t been able to think of anything else since receiving the news. We need a miracle! If you pray, would you be so kind as to send my sister a note letting her know you are praying. There is no need to write more than a single line, but I know she would be blessed by knowing you are praying and where you are from. It’s probably best that I don’t give out her email address but if you reply to this message I will forward the note to her.
There are many things in life which are difficult to understand; this one will take some time to process. Thanks for walking with me on this journey of faith. Give someone a hug today, and thanks for taking the time to pray for my baby sister.
Have a Christ Centered Day!
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5 responses to “Pray For My Baby Sister”
>Heavenly Father, you never give us more than we can bear. We thank you for this woman of God and pray your will for healing over her body. Give the family comfort and peace at this time and in times to come reminding them that your promise is to never leave them, nor forsake them. In Jesus Name, Amen.
>Steve, Margaret and Families, I pray that God will provide you with family and friends who will give you all the love and support that you need during this time and that Margaret will be blessed with a miracle healing. Be still and know that I am God – God is with you and He will grant you the courage and strength to take you through this.
Durban, South Africa
>Steve, Margaret and Families. I was reading your blog tonight which led me to this post on Margaret. My mom was diagnosed in February 2007 with a stage 4 glioblastoma. She too was driving had a seizure was able after 10-15 minutes to process my phone number to call me to let me know where she was. The prognosis was not very good. After a few months she was diagnosed with second tumor that is located near her motor strip. The second tumor led us to search for alternative/more aggressive therapies that Wichita, KS did not offer. I grew up in Colorado and the Lord led us to Colorado Neurological Institute in Englewood, Co. She has done amazingly well and has survived almost 4 years. The love, caring and faith of Dr. Edward Arenson and his nurse Mary has been outstanding. I don't know if it is even possible for you to receive treatment there but I know if you call them they would be more than willing to see if they can help you. They have patients from all over the world. It breaks my heart that anyone has to suffer from this disease but I have seen God work amazing things through my mom. She has a sense of peace that can only come from HIM!
>Thanks for the recommendation to CO. I'm with my sister in Australia right now. They are considering where to move in the US when her radiation treatment is complete. I'll pass this note to her and her husband.
I pray for our dear Sister , dear Jesus you are the best Doctor in the world , never mind what medics & science diagnose , you Lord are the Mighty healer ..
In your name we ask that every sign & trace of sickness leave this womans body right now & declare it done in your name Jesus Christ our saviour …