September 7, 2010

Feeling Sad

I hope everyone had a safe holiday weekend.

Our Labor Day weekend was dulled by a couple of sad things.

First, I would appreciate if you would pray for my great nephew.  He is the grandson of my only brother.  He is a very sick young man right now.

His family was vacationing in Florida when he became ill.  He stayed in bed and rested until they returned home.  His condition quickly worsened and he was hospitalized with pneumonia.  His temp is spiking up to 105 and they are using ice to try to keep it down.  Now, they have discovered one or possibly two heart valves are seriously infected.  Today, they were going to insert a shunt to carry antibiotics to his heart. 

Dave is 26 years old.  He and his family needs your prayers. 

I firmly believe there is power in prayer and I believe in miracles.

The other thing that has me heavy hearted is a terrible boating accident that took the life of a young woman here at our lake on Sunday night.

A family friend came over Monday and told us about it before it was in the news.  He was riding in the boat when it happened.

He said he and several friends were returning home after a concert.  The girl was on the bow of the boat doing what we have all done if we happen to be boaters.  She was “The King of the World” from Titanic.  It seems the driver saw a ‘hazard’ buoy  and let off the throttle.  The girl was thrown over the bow of the pontoon and went under it. The boat’s propellers hit her. 

I didn’t know this girl or her family, but I have been so upset by this.  Of course, my daughter’s friend is having a really hard time having been there with them.  They both had just started working together a couple of days before.  Her boyfriend was also on the boat.  I can’t even imagine how horrible it was for him.

I am lifting this family up also.  Please,  join me if you will.



Thanks for listening and thanks to you prayer warriors (I know you are out there) for your prayers.

I will be back in a couple of days,  hopefully feeling better and with good news about our precious Dave.

God is good.



  1. Oh I will so keep Dave in prayer. I know the Lord has him in His hands. I will also pray for the girls family. I can't imagine the heartache they are having. God Bless. Hugs, Marty

  2. Praying right now that the love and grace of God will shower upon the friends and family of the girl who lost her life and for healing for your brother's grandson as well.

    I believe in prayer. From as far back as I first understood who God is I've believed in Him and that He cares about everything going on in our lives. May His mercy and peace flow down...


  3. Rhonda,
    I will be sure to add Dave to my prayers...I'm a strong believer in prayer. I also will say a prayer for this young girls family and friends...was she a student at Auburn? My daughters boyfriend spent the weekend at the lake with family and friends...I will ask her if she has heard about this sad news. Please keep us up on how Dave is doing. Take care!


  4. I stopped and prayed just now, dear Rhonda, and yes I too believe in miracles and God's healing touch. I'm praying peace and God's love and comfort to envelope the family of the young woman.
    hugs and blessings,

  5. Prayers have gone up for both David and the family and friends of that poor young lady. It seems this has been a rough month for many of us, but I too am a firm believer in the power of prayer
    xoxo Pattie

  6. Oh Rhonda how awful about that boating tragedy and I pray that your great nephew gets better quickly.

  7. Heard about the accident at the lake Sunday night (I believe) on the local tragic, I can't even imagine how her family feels right now. I'll lift her family up as well as your nephew.


  8. Oh Rhonda ~
    I just prayed and will continue to pray ~

  9. Oh, Rhonda... prayers being prayed. I am so sorry. Prayers will continue....

  10. Prayers going up! We, too, have a place on the lake and heard about it Monday. This is so sad and I will continue to pray for all involved and for her family.

  11. I just said a prayer. God has a way of making Himself known, and I pray that he'll do that today.

  12. May Heavenly Fathers hand reach down & heal dave in his time of need & give him comfort from what ails him.

    SOrry to hear of the womans death. I know how troubling this can be. Blessings to you on this day. Hugs. Tammy

  13. Rhonda, I am so very sorry to hear of your sad news. You can count on my prayers and strength in numbers.


  14. Oh' Dear Rhonda. I'm praying for your nephew and his family including you of course. I will also hold up in prayer all those effected by the terrible boating accident. I can't begin to understand what your loved ones or this family are going through. Love, Tracy

  15. Rhonda,

    I will be lifting up your requests to our Heavenly Father. My heart is heavy with yours.
    In His Grace,

  16. Oh Rhonda! How very sad! I will pray for your nephew. At least he is in a hospital and they are working to heal him. There are so many miracles performed there everyday...we just need to pray that this is one more of them. Actually, in the longrun the illness may save his life..because he could have gone a long time until it was discovered he had a heart problem and he that may have been this is the beginning of God's healing for him.

    I feel so bad for everyone involved in that young girl's accident. It will be life altering for everyone concerned. My prayers going out to her family and friends also.

    I hope your week improves and please let us know about your nephew. Hugs...Diana

  17. Let not your heart be troubled.....Prayer is a powerful thing and I will for sure say a prayer for these 2 families during these trying times! Cathy aka GGJ

  18. I will be praying for David and his family. So sorry about the young lady in the boating accident. I will pray for that family also. sandi

  19. I hope a new finds your loved one doing better. hugs. Tammy

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  20. Rhonda, I just wanted you to know that I have been praying for your nephew, and for the family of the girl that was in the tragic accident! I haven't been able to leave a comment until now because my computer has been on the blink, not allowing me to leave comments or do any post! I will continue to pray for them! hugs~~~ Daphne

  21. Praying right now Rhonda, for Dave and the dear girl. You are right, the Lord is able to do anything. We will agree with you and all the families.
    Take care my friend, will be back soon to check on them.

  22. Just thinking about you today, Rhonda... you will all remain in my prayers.


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