Sunday, June 21, 2009

Power of Prayer

I am a firm believer in the power prayer and I know when I need to ask for it. Within the last 48 hours I can honestly say our family's life has changed. Let me start at the beginning last Monday my husband Jeremy had to have a colonoscopy for some issues he had been having. He had the colonoscopy and they removed what appeared to be a fairly normal but large polyp. We left the hospital with the feeling all was ok and we could in a sense check that off our list of things we need to do. Well on Friday evening about 5:15 that all changed. The polyp that was removed from Jeremy's colon contained cancer, a cancer that is uncommonly found in anyone his age. We of course are devastated, shocked, and scared. The doctors recommend Jeremy to have a major surgery within the next week or so to remove part of his colon and 1-2 lymph nodes to be tested so that we can know if the cancer has spread to his colon. He also has to undergo a panel of genetic testing to make sure that this is not something that has been passed on to our two boys. The recommendation was to have the surgery done within the week. This surgery will mean that Jeremy will be off work for 4-6 weeks. I am asking for you to pray for my husband and his health. We are praying to God each and everyday that this cancer is gone and will not return, but as I said I am a firm believer in the power of prayer so I am reaching out to my close friends and blog readers and asking you to pray. We are supposed to hear from the surgeon tomorrow and set up our consultation and hopefully have surgery scheduled for this week or early next. Please pray for Jeremy and our family. The boys know something is going on, but it is hard for a 7 year old to wrap their head around something of this nature. However we knew it would not be right for us to not be honest with Ian because we felt that would make him more scared if he was not told the truth and heard everyone whispering. We did use easier terms and explained to him words he would be hearing, but assured him daddy was going to be okay, but the next few months were going to be tough. Let me just say I love my kids they are so wonderful. I need prayers for myself to be the wife I need to be during this time and to have the right words to say to my husband when he is worried and scared. I am having to step into a role I never dreamed I would have to and I can honestly say it is hard and is scary, but with great friends and family I know I am going to be able to do it. The next few weeks are going to be hard for us and at the same time give us a lot of answers. Once again please pray for Jeremy and please pray for our family.
In Luke 18:1 Jesus told his disciples that they "should always pray and not give up."
I firmly believe we are going to pray and we are NOT going to give up. I love my husband and he is an amazing man, husband, and father. He is a fighter and with our faith, family, and friends we will get through this.

13 comments:

Sherry Valentin said...

I will definitely pray for your family even more so now.... Please let me know if You need ANYTHING!

DoubleL said...

Oh gosh I'm so sorry to hear of your news....you and your family will be in my prayers....take care of yourself.

Reba said...

I will be praying. Wow. I am sitting here stunned. Definitely praying. Keep me updated so I know how to pray specifically.

m1ch3113lee said...

Hugs Jill. I will be praying for you and your family during this stressful time. If you need anything let me know.

Melissa said...

{{Jill}} I'm praying for Jeremy and your beautiful family right now! God is able, you know this. We'll just ask and beleive that Jeremy is healed, in Jesus' name. Sending all my love and prayers to you!

Life Preservers Scrapbook Club said...

Oh Jill-HUGS to you GF! I'm praying for you and your family during this difficult time.

Sandra said...

Love, hugs and prayers Jill. I am praying for Jeremy and your family and will ask my parents to add you to their prayer list as well! {{{HUGS}} xo

Andrea said...

My goodness Jill, I cannot imagine how scary this all must be for you! I will certainly be praying!! Our God is a mighty God!! Please keep us updated!

Grandma Foshe said...

I will be praying with you and your family. Having had someone in my family having cancer, I, somewhat, know what you are going thru. I'm a firm believer that God does and will answer prayers if we have faith in him. I will put your family on our prayer list at church. Karen

nomorelittlemonkeys said...

Jill, I will definitely keep you and your family in my prayers!! I will pray for strength and healing for Jeremy!!

ROXY'S RAMBLINGS said...

Jill, you and Jeremy and the boys are in my prayers. I learned the power of prayer when God gave my daughter who is in treatment for breast cancer a miracle. The ovarian mass was benign. I never knew so many women prayed so much.
God, the angels and saints will take care of all of you.
Roxy

Mindy Gibson said...

Jill, my heart and prayers are with you and the family during this time. Stay positive and focused, and trust in the Lord.

Joyce said...

Jill...I am going to be adding Jeremy and your family to my daily prayer list. My heart goes out to you! Please keep us posted and know that you can always talk to your LP friends.....Remember...God is Able!!!!