Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The Spoken and the Unspoken

I have a prayer request or two today.

The first one is for my husband. Now before I go any further, I want my dear family to know that I will call you if there is a need for real concern, but for now I'm just asking for prayer.

Kev just hasn't felt too great lately. A couple of weeks ago he went to the doctor, which he never does and had an EKG done. Everything seemed fine. He was given a prescription and sent on his way. He is still not himself. He is going through the motions, doing all the normal stuff, going above and beyond like usual, but I'm his wife...I can tell he just doesn't feel too great.

He is a big guy. He knows that the answer to a lot of his health issues would be to lose the weight. It just isn't always as easy as it looks on paper. Finding the time to be healthy, to "think and plan" what he eats, to exercise, well it all takes time that he doesn't have unless he makes it.
Please pray that he will want to try and that he will have the determination to follow through.

He also has a high tolerance of pain. I have seen him go to church Sunday morning in his house shoes because the pain in his foot from gout was so severe. He just keeps going and going, even when he doesn't feel well. This past weekend his blood pressure medicine ran out over the holiday...scary. HE spent all of Monday with no meds. He never complained although I know it bothered him. Please pray that he will just feel better or that we can get to the bottom of what is wrong.

What makes me nervous the most is that he has a big Senior trip planned this week. So when you are saying your nightly prayers if you could just remember to add a little prayer for Kev, I would appreciate it.

And then I have an unspoken prayer request. Simply because I'm not able to share this little burden of mine right now. I'm just wrestling with something and hopefully one day soon I can share it with you, but for now, I simply need prayer. I need to let go of things and just allow God to be in control and find joy in that and in this situation.

Thanks so much for reading and praying. I wish I had something funny to say tonight or a great news tidbit to write about, but I don't... But I am thankful that this online journal of mine can be opened and read, even when all I need is some conversations going to God on our behalf.

Have a great week.

8 comments:

Jo said...

I know first hand how hard it is to lose weight. I've battled it my entire life. So, I'm on board with you, and praying for strength and courage for both you and Kevin in his struggles to regain his health. And, also for your other situation, that it might be resolved soon and lift your burden.

I love you all very much.

Aunt Jo

Sarah Dawn said...

It is an honor to partner with you in prayer. You don't need to share the specifics, our loving Abba has you wrapped in HIs love tonight. Give your burden to Him, He's the best at carrying them and us!

Besitos (little kisses),
Sarah Dawn

Jim said...

Sis,
If I as your father hear your pain and seek to kiss it away, consider how much more our Heavenly Father knows your hurts and the truth of what's hurting, and Whose kiss is, oh, so much more than mere lips can express. He is truly Jehovah-Jireh (Provider) and Jehovah Rapha (Healer) and Jehovah-Shalom (Peace).

May He be your Shalom today,
Love you,
Jim-Dad

Amber said...

Wow. Jim-Dad made me cry. He's so sweet. We're lucky, huh?

Praying for Kev. I'm so sorry that he isn't feeling well. Hope the doctor can get it all figured out. Let us know.

And for your other thing...I think I know...but do I know? You need to fill a sister in. Praying for you, too.

(Oh...and nice dig on me with that whole "to my family. I'll call." thing. Not gonna let that go, are you?!)

Love you like crazy.

S and J said...

Praying this morning ... for both of you.

Christi said...

Will keep you all in my prayers. Hope the senior trip goes well.

I like the new pics of your kids that you posted! :)

whimzie said...

I have my prayer motor already warmed up so I'd be honored to add your requests to my list.

lisa@littlesliceoflife said...

Thinking about you and praying for you.

If you are ever interested, I'd be happy to share the diet that Wes and I are on. I feel so much better knowing that he is taking better care of his body.

Love ya, Mich! Oh, and Kev too!