Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Taking a break -- REALLY need your prayers!

Just wanted to post a quick note to the two or three people who actually read my blog to let you know that I will be taking a blog break for a while. As some of you know, Scott has been experiencing extremely bad migraines for a while now and a CT scan he had done a couple of weeks ago is showing some suspicious spots on his brain. We traveled down to Duke University Medical Center yesterday to see a neurosurgeon. This is a four hour drive one way for us and yesterday was just a consultation at which we were told he is going to have to undergo further testing to determine what is going on. Which means, of course, more long trips to Duke in our future. This is going to be extremely difficult for us due to our financial situation at the moment. I have not worked since August and ours is definitely a two income household just to make ends meet. I am desperately trying to find a job, but so far have had no luck as jobs in my field are few and far between in our small town and surrounding area. We are really struggling to keep our faith during this trying time. Of course I want my husband to be healthy and we will do whatever we have to do to make sure he gets whatever treatment he needs. Thankfully, we do have good health insurance thru his employer. The main issue is that he doesn't have any vacation time left this year or sick leave so that means for every trip to Duke, he has to take a day off without pay, which really hurts us. But it could be worse.

I am really scared, friends. I am not strong. I cry. A lot. I'm not sure I'm ready for this journey that we are being forced to take. But I don't have a choice. I love him so much and I will be there for him. No matter what. He needs me and I need him more. We will face this together, which means a lot of shared pain. But it could be worse.

As if this isn't enough to deal with, we are down to one vehicle due to the fact that his old truck broke down on us last week (fuel pump went out) and we just can't justify spending the money to fix it right now. I guess the saying "when it rains, it pours" really fits us right now! We are thankful to have one vehicle that is in good working condition, it just requires some juggling of schedules to have to get up at 4 a.m. to take him to work if I need the car. But it could be worse.

Anyways, I just wanted to let y'all know a little bit about what is going on here. There are some other issues we have that I won't get into on here. I just wanted to ask that y'all remember us in your thoughts and prayers as we trudge along on this unknown journey. Scott is my world and I don't know what I would do without him.

Until next time. . .


  1. O'Donna, I'm so sorry to hear this. Just remember to have that faith, have strength and have courage. You two will beat this together. You both will be in my thoughts and prayers. Keep in touch when you can. I'm here for you.

    Hugs my friend,

  2. My prayers and thoughts are with you Donna and your husband!!

  3. I am praying for both you and Scott right now. You don't have to be strong Donna. Just don't give up your faith. I can't imagine how you feel right now but the Lord is well able to take care of every situation you and Scott are facing. Please put your trust in him! You know your blogging friends are here for you if you need us.

    In Love and Prayer,

  4. Hey Donna I truely hate to hear such news...I will definitely be praying for you and your husband. Just remember that in Heaven there is no panic just plans...God is in control! Don't tell God how big your problems are...tell your problems how big your God is! Blessings~ Geesha

  5. Donna,

    You and your hubby are in my prayers. You're right, it could always be worse (truly). Hold on tight to God and your faith! Hand your needs over to Him. Faith and the support of our family and friends got us through what we thought was going to be a dire situation(s) (very similar to yours) 16 years ago (yes - - I'm "old" too). (: I bet there are more people that read your blog then you think. (;

    Hang in there!


  6. Donna, you and Scott will be in my prayers as well. When you start to panic, just remember the many blessings that you DO have. Four that I can think of off the top of my head are: one of you has a job, you have good health insurance, you have one good vehicle, and you have each other. Lean on your faith to take care of the rest.


  7. Sorry to hear of your hard times. I hope things will work out with your husband and he can get the medical attention needed. Good luck on the job front. That can be very difficult too. Prays to you and your family.

  8. Hi Donna,

    Your family is in my prayers. God will see you through this time and you will get through it and be better because you will have learned to trust in God and His Goodness to each of us! I urge you to find a church (if you do not already have one) where you will be supported by others with prayers, experiences, etc...so you won't feel so alone. You are a strong woman and you and GOD...have what it takes to get through this time. Take Care and God Bless! Donna, countercrafts, gmills4@suddenlink.net

  9. Sending you and your husband prayers. ((((Donna))))

    Carmen and the Primcats

  10. Oh Donna - I will keep your hubby and family in my prayers. It's okay to cry...it may even help...but try to remember that God won't give you more than you can handle. We will be thinking of you here in blogland. Hugs

  11. Many thoughts and prayers for you dear friend!!! Be strong and I so wish you lived closer to me so I could give you a *Real* Big hug! Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help!

  12. Donna...You are in my Thoughts and Prayers
    know that others do care.. and will be lifting you both up, May the Lord keep you strong and
    save during the travels too Duke for teating
    for your hubby...I'm sending a email to my
    Prayer Friend to pray for you both... If need
    someone to talk with just email me... I'm here
    for you... Keep me posted on hubby is doing
    when you can...

    There alot of Blogers who read your blog but
    do'nt comment I get that all time too.. Sometime
    other do'nt know how to express in words...
    or are a little shy too...

    The Lord has the right job for you do'nt give-up
    he knows yours needs..
    Big Hugs...
    Thoughts and Prayers

  13. Donna I am so sorry for the struggles that you and your family are dealing with at this time.You all will be in my thoughts and prayers!Please keep us updated .Big hugs,Jen

  14. Donna, I'm so sorry to hear that you are going through such a difficult time right now. I'm sending prayers and hugs. Take care of yourself and family, we are all here for you.

  15. Hang in there Donna! I'm one of those occassional visitors but always read your blog when I do drop in. I will pray for you and your family as well. I know it's hard but try and hold on to your faith tighter then ever right now! God will see you through! Big Hugs!

  16. Prayers for you both that all will be well!...hugs...Debbie

  17. I am so sorry Donna. I will say a prayer and be thinking of you and your hubby.
    You have a lot to deal with right now but please know that many of us here care about you and know your a strong lady.
    It does seem like when it rains, it pours doesn't it.
    I totally feel for you and will be watching for any updates in the future.
    Hugs dear friend,

  18. I am so very very sorry and I will remember you each day in my prayers....... life is just tough sometimes and all we can do is hang on to the hem of HIS garment...... We may go through the fire but HE goes with us...... Keep your faith alive by telling HIM daily that HE is your strength and HE is the source of your life.. HE came that you might have life and life more abundant..... Hold on to the words HE spoke........They are life...

  19. Praying for your hubby and you, and all that is going on in your family. Hang in there, keep praying, and trusting Him!

  20. Donna, I will be praying for you and your husband!! You have always been so sweet to me; and that is the least that I can do!!! Please hold fast to your faith and just know, that if God brings you to it...He'll bring you through it!!