Sunday, April 12, 2009

Please pray for our new neighbors

I have a lot to say about this week end but for now I need to say this. I know that there are some incredibly cool bloggy friends out there that would love to pray for this dear family. 

Friday was a beautiful day here in MN! The girls and I were outside enjoying the afternoon. It was only about 52 degrees but it was sunny and we were so happy to be outside!! I stepped in the house for a moment and Sarah came running in "Mom, Mom police". "Yes, honey I hear it too, but they are only driving by, they are not on our street..." until I looked out the door, and right there in front of our house was a squad car with flashing lights. I quickly went outside to find a 13 yr old boy in the front yard right across the street. I asked him what's happening and he said my mom collapsed, she is barely breathing. As I looked up I saw 2 more squad cars drive by our little private drive ( it is very hard to see). So I told Sarah to stay with Anna and I ran to the corner to flag down the police cars, 4 more came and an ambulance.  The girls and I waited in our driveway, a neighbor girl was with us. We said a prayer for the mom and the family. They took her in the ambulance to the hospital. Her car was left in the driveway. Everytime I looked at it I prayed for her. I felt very concerned and so hoped that she was okay.

Today... as hubby and I were going to take a walk, the young man (25 yrs old) that now owns the house was there with his wife and their 10 month old son. It was his mom that collapsed, it was his 13 yr old brother that was running in the front yard, it was his father that quickly arrived 20 minutes later. His precious mother died of a ruptured aorta. She was 49 yrs old and has 6 children. The young man that owns the house was her oldest child, the 13 yr old was her youngest, he is devastated, they all are- they are all so young. Please pray for this family. They are in shock, they have lost someone so precious, they have lost their dear mom, grandmother, wife, and friend. She was helping her oldest son clean his new house and helping him prepare for moving in- isn't that exactly what momma's do. We have only just met them but our hearts ache for them.

It was about a year ago that I lost my sweet Momma. She was 83 and I was 49, there is a big difference losing someone at that age compared to what they are going through... and it was very hard for me.

God please bless this dear family, they so need prayers, they need you, dear Lord. Please join me in praying for them. Thank you dear friends!

8 comments:

Susan said...

Oh so very tragic. My heart aches for this dear family and will indeed uphold them in prayer. I can't imagine..

Sally- That Girl! said...

Jean,

Please let them know when you can that you have many people praying for their family. I can't imagine. You know my oldest son just bought his first house and I have been over there ALL the time cleaning and painting. I can so relate to their situation and yet can't imagine the family having to deal with the loss of their mother.

Lori said...

That is so horrible Jean. Please know that I will be praying for the family. I lost my dad suddenly when I was 6 years old...I know all too well the pain of losing a parent at a young age. It's a pain only God can heal.

Laura L. said...

I'm sorry to hear about this. Yes, I will pray for their family.

Chasity said...

We are with you in prayer, my dear mom is only 52 and I couldn't imagine loosing her now. My heart aches for them and they will certainely be lifted up in prayer.

Jennifer O'Cain said...

Praying for this family. My heart grieves for them.

a Tonggu Momma said...

Oh, Jean. I am so, so sorry. My close friend and next-door neighbor passed away in October, leaving six-year-old twins. Sometimes there truly are no words...

Mom Of Many said...

Oh my gracious Jean - that's just horrible! I will pray....who can imagine?