Something I wish to share with you

I don’t normally make two blog posts in one day, but this is important, so I am.

I know that when you want to share a blog post which someone else has made on their own blog, you can do a little gizmo thing to share their post with your own followers.  So yes, I do know I can do that.  However, in this circumstance, I don’t want to do that, and the reason for this might become clear when you read this ‘story’.

A dear blogging friend, Michelle, has been going through a really heart aching time of recent.  In the last 6 months Michelle has had her youngest Son, just three years old, go through surgery;   Her young daughter (aged just 7) had to go through heart surgery;  and since August  1st  her eldest son has been very, very poorly indeed and is in hospital.

Yesterday Michelle posted this:

When Tears Become A Way Of Life

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Sometimes, tears become normal because life can be hard. So very, very hard.

The photo above is the view from my son’s hospital room. His illness first started on August 1st and he is still desperately sick. He now has post surgical meningitis and his pain is immense. Tears are never far from my eyes as I watch, helpless to ease his suffering. But do you know what he does?

He sings praise.

His spinal column and brain are filled with bacteria and pain, but he sings praise.

His hope has never grown dim and yesterday, when he could barely speak and was going in and out of delirium, he said to me

“Mom, I love you. Never lose faith.”

 Can you imagine? In the midst of his suffering, he was encouraging me. Tears still come, but I wipe them away and carry on for him because if he can be that strong, so can I.

To all of my wonderful readers, customers and team, I have been pretty missing in action due to all of this. Thank you for sticking by me. I have so many Stampin’ Up! things I need to share with you, but they have to wait because my boy needs me. Thank you for your support, your business and your understanding, and thanks for stopping by today.

Many of you have shared your own stories of personal health struggles or watching loved ones suffer, and some of you have even recently lost those closest to you. My heart is with each of you who have shared. If you are in the middle of a season of tears, my message to you is the same as my son’s:

Friend, I love you.

Never lose faith.

Michelle

Michelle is the most incredible person.  She’s a very soft and gentle girl, – and if you’d have been at school with her, you know you’d have protected from any bully, and made sure she knew she was fantastic, whatever someone else might say, and quite possibly thumped anyone who hurt her.  (no matter how much a scaredy cat you actually are.  – or is that just me I’m talking about here? lol).  But she’s built of sturdier stuff than I, for I think I would have caved in under the weight of what she’s had to bear.  She amazes me with her positivity and ability to keep going long after others would have been on the floor.

So, why am I here sharing blog post with you?  Well, I have a favour to ask.  Would you please go to Michelle’s blog page and post a message for her?

If you pray, would you tell her that you’re praying for her son?

If you don’t pray –  that’s fine  …  tell her that you’re thinking positive thoughts and pushing your hopes and wishes out into the world.  That way those good wishes and hopes and thoughts can join up with all the other people who are doing the same thing, and make one great big positive, thought, prayer, love and … oh lots of other things.  And together,  all those things make something so powerful and so good and, who knows ….  maybe out of this could come something wonderful which we’re all hoping for.

The reason I didn’t want to do that gizmo ‘share’ of her post is because to do so seems wrong.  The blog post, on this occasion, should stand alone, out of a deep respect for her and her family and the situation they are in right now.  I didn’t want Michelle being notified that someone had shared her post on their own blog.  There’s something wrong in doing that.  Somehow it felt like a tacky thing to do.

But … If however you yourself have followers that you would like to encourage to visit Michelle’s blog and post something truly uplifting and which will give her an even greater hope that something good is happening,  then that would be brilliant – and yes, you can do the quote of this blog postI don’t mind.

You can visit   Michelle’s blog post HERE.

When the page loads (in another window) scroll all the way down to leave a comment for her.

I thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for posting words of encouragement on her blog;  showing her your support;  telling her that you’re praying;  or telling her that you’re thinking of her son and the family, and pushing good thoughts out into the ether, wishing and hoping that her sons health improves soon, and that he’s back home, fully recovered as soon as possible.

Thank you to all the wonderful people of blog land.  Praying or Wishing or Hoping may seem like only be a little thing for you to do  … but all those little things add up and eventually they become something BIG.   And sometimes, all those little things bundled up together contain miracles that can amaze you.  Those things really can make incredible things happen.  They can change the world.  Or a boy’s life.

As Arthur Conan Doyle said:  “the little things are infinitely the most important.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart. 

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21 thoughts on “Something I wish to share with you

  1. Oh Cobs, I’m sat here babysitting and put my 3G on to see if any new blogs have come through. This made me cry!

    How very thoughful of you. Your love and compassion for this lady and her family put an image in my mind of one of those pulsing red hearts.

    Thank you for sharing her story. I will definately pop over to her blog.

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  2. You are so very special Cob. Thank you for sharing this heart warming need. I have replied to her and my prayers are going up as I “try” to type this. But…I can’t think of a more perfect place to be in the hospital…the view is calming even with the rain.

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    • Thank you Salpal. I know that every good wish, every heartfelt prayer, every plea sent out into the universe, will mean the world to her right now.
      I can put myself in her situation and imagine how I’d feel, and feeling that people were there, in the background, supporting me and showing me their support, would be so very precious. And I think Michelle will feel the same.

      Sending love ~ C. x

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    • Ohh thank you Mrs. Craft.
      It will mean the world to her to see how many people are praying, wishing and hoping for the very best result. I hope with all my heart that her son turns the corner soon and begins to get well.
      Thank you again Mrs. Craft.
      love ~ Cobs. x

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    • Thank you so much ChickenGrandma.
      Each prayer, each wish, each hope, will build up this desire to help in ways that only we can. We can’t visit. Can’t cook a meal for the family to help with food. Can’t put the duster around or vacuum the floors.
      But this hope, wish, prayer – we can do. And who knows, all of our individual hopes, wishes, prayers, pushed right out of our hearts and heads, all gaining weight, and momentum might just be that thing which makes the change we would all like to happen.

      God Bless you.
      Sending my love ~ Cobs. x

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          • Nope, taking my meds, in fact just at the doctor this week for a physical ( though not a mental physical). Still convinced…..amazing woman of God (is that better)?
            And yes, His garden…….we do play the game the way He created us, don’t we? slightly off-center and with great joy.

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            • Aw you got that right. Spot on!
              Love you oodles, with tons of squidges thrown in.
              There is a little update on Michelle in my latest post which I posted a few minutes ago.
              Michelle … now there’s an amazing woman. She’s so so lovely, and I feel so wretched for her. I just had to ask for help from everyone. We could just tip the balance and … oh, I don’t know …. but I had to try.
              heaps of squidges ~ me. xxx

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    • Yes, you’re so right Flo. Everything becomes changed when you’re looking with new eyes at the struggles and heart breaks that someone else is carrying.
      Thank you so much for leaving a message for Michelle.
      Bless you.
      Sending my love ~ Cobs. x

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