Thursday, January 31, 2008

More bad news

There are no words to express how things are going right now. It feels like we take 1 step forward and 2 steps back. My mil, Louisa, was diagnosed with malignant colon cancer and will be having surgery to remove it. Please keep her and her family in your prayers. She beat bladder cancer over 8 years ago, so we are hoping she gives this a good fight also. She is a very strong person and has raised 5 boys on her own. Al's father drowned trying to save his nephew when Al was almost 3, but both drowned after being caught up in an under current in New Orleans. She has recently lost her oldest son and her youngest son was murdered, so she has had a rough life. Al's other brother and niece lost everything in Katrina, the brother lived in St. Bernard and their house was under water with only the peak showing and his niece lived in Lakeview, next to the levee that broke. Al's family has been through a lot in the last 2 years, so they need all the prayers you can give. Thanks everyone, Pat


Alison Gibbs said...

Oh Pat, how sad for her to have to go through another battle with cancer. So many tragic events in her life and now this again.
My thoughts are with her and all of your family.

SweetAnnee said...

Many many prayers for you MIL
I'm going to add her story to my
blog too..This life can be SO hard,
but Heaven is..well Heaven!!!!!!


The Urban Chic said...

Alison and Deena, thanks for your thoughtfulness. Thank God that the deaths of my parents and now this hasn't shaken our faith. It's what keeps us going. God Bless You, Pat

Nettie said...

My prayers are with your mother-in-law...all the best to can be very harsh sometimes...hugs to you & Al too.

marylou said...

Dear Pat,
You certainly have had your share of grief lately for which I am so very sorry. Please know that ALL of us gals out here in blogland are keeping you and yours in our thoughts and prayers.
Take care:)

The Urban Chic said...

Thank you all for stopping by with your well wishes and prayers for my mil and Al. Hugs, Pat