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Prayer for the Deems

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Post by Rich » Thu Apr 12, 2012 2:45 pm

As most of you know, my wife, Carole, has had a brain tumor for some time. Back in 1996 at the initial diagnosis, she had prayed that God would allow her to raise our three sons, Matthew, Andrew, and Mark. God has granted that request, since the youngest, Mark, is now 16 year old. However, Carole's time on earth is probably going to be pretty limited, since her condition has deteriorated significantly recently and the doctors don't think that continued treatment will be beneficial. So, Carole is receiving hospice care at home. Most of the difficult aspects of dealing with the insurance company, arranging care while I am at work and adjusting to a different lifestyle have already been worked out. However, Carole's parents are getting old (86 and 91) and are distressed. They are both Christians, but it is still difficult watching your only daughter die. I don't have a sense of what my sons are feeling. For them, mom has always had a brain tumor and I don't think the reality of the situation has sunk in. I had taken some time off work initially, but I am back at my job. I am going to be taking some time off from the website and emails to a large degree, since the demands of home life are consuming all my time. I still have some commuting time to work on godandscience when I am not driving the vanpool. I appreciate all your support and prayers from me and my family.

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Post by Danieltwotwenty » Thu Apr 12, 2012 3:08 pm

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Post by BavarianWheels » Thu Apr 12, 2012 3:11 pm

May His love be felt and His grace be known.

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Post by Canuckster1127 » Thu Apr 12, 2012 3:20 pm

Ouch. Definitely praying Rich. Really sad to know the challenges you're facing but also rejoicing that God gave her a desire of her hearth in the midst of it.
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Post by August » Thu Apr 12, 2012 3:31 pm

Rich, your family is in our prayers. We know God will grant you peace and strength in this difficult time. He is at His strongest when we are at our weakest.

Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help from our side here.
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Post by Silvertusk » Thu Apr 12, 2012 3:41 pm

My prayers are with you and your family Rich.

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Post by RickD » Thu Apr 12, 2012 4:30 pm

Wow, Rich. I don't know what to say. I'll be praying for your family.
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Post by narnia4 » Thu Apr 12, 2012 4:45 pm

I'll pray for you and your family.
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Post by wrain62 » Thu Apr 12, 2012 6:16 pm

Rich wrote:As most of you know, my wife, Carole, has had a brain tumor for some time. Back in 1996 at the initial diagnosis, she had prayed that God would allow her to raise our three sons, Matthew, Andrew, and Mark.
I am Matthew. My younger brother is Mark. My older brother is Andrés. This is strangely similar.
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Post by B. W. » Thu Apr 12, 2012 9:47 pm

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Post by Byblos » Fri Apr 13, 2012 4:56 am

All of you will be in our thoughts and prayers Rich. May the Good Lord watch over you all and may His will be done. y[-o<
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Post by jlay » Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:10 am

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Post by StMonicaGuideMe » Sun Apr 15, 2012 5:53 pm

Praying for you and your family! May God's will be done in all things and I pray he comforts through you whatever that will be.
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