Saturday, February 26, 2011

Having Hope...(Please Pray!)

Picture taken last August at my in-law's 50th anniversary.

My father-in-law is battling cancer.

He is 79 years old and there is no cure except for a miracle. He is going through chemo to fight the spread of the cancer and to prolong his life.

This weekend he is in Dallas undergoing a new treatment. It is not a cure, but hopefully it will prolong and increase the quality of the life he has. We are hopeful.

However, just as there are many side affects to chemo and other drugs, this treatment comes with its own list.

Please pray...

... that the side affects will be minimal if any.

... for his strength during this time, with all the traveling and treatments. He will be going to Dallas every 2 to 3 weeks. Not an easy journey from our town for me, much less him.

...for my hubby and his brother, as they are having to travel back and forth, his brother from Houston and Kevin from southeast Arkansas, with him and staying with him during treatments. It is a burden they are gladly willing to bear out of love for the man they call "Dad."

...for my mother-in-law as she has to just "wait" and see how her companion of 50 years fairs through all of this.

...Kevin's uncles have also helped get their brother to different treatments and to meeting points to help us out. We are blessed with a family that truly loves and cares about each other.

...traveling safety for everyone involved.

...a miracle or at the very least that this treatment will help Papa feel stronger and have more energy.

...for our family, that we will never lose hope, that we will keep the faith in the Great Healer and have peace.

"Papa" is a treasure. He is a man that loves the Lord, his family and serving others. We have hope that these treatments will help him feel good and be able to go and do like he longs to. My hubby and son are just like him, they are "going and doing" kind of folks.

Thank you for your prayers.


Kellie said...

Praying for extra strength for Papa and you all during this time. {{{{hugs}}}}

Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

What a beautiful picture and such a happy family. Praying...

Bridget said...

I will be praying for your Papa and your family.

Kristin said...

Praying for him and for your family too...

Jim said...

To all the Henrys - x-specially Billy - our prayers for success in the treatments and strength for the journeys to obtain them.


He & Me + 3 said...

I will pray for him Mich! Beautiful picture.

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Yes, I'll pray. Thanks for sharing this request with your readers. We need to be mindful of one another's pains and sufferings.

Take good care of one another.


Anonymous said...

I will be praying for that miracle and for your family - that God's hand be on them through this.