Please Pray

December 30, 2016

MOM LIFESTYLE

I have had a hard time gathering my thoughts around the news that I am about to share, but I know I must to ask you to please pray. Writing it out makes it seem all the more real, and frankly it is something that I very badly do not want to believe is true. Last week I got a phone call,  it was my oldest sister, Jolene, on the other line and she asked if it was a good time. She said that she had bad news and asked if I was able to talk.

On our phone call I discovered that my sister has been diagnosed with a rare and aggressive cancer. I didn’t know what to say, I couldn’t believe it. I didn’t want to believe it. This couldn’t be happening to her.

I think as a family we are all still in shock, but we know that we need to stick together, be present and positive throughout every step. There are a lot of unknowns, but what we do know is that she is not going to fight this battle alone. I also know that we have a God that is good and a God that heals. When you think of her, please pray.

Some prayers that have been on my heart:

• The ability to be positive. Asking God to show peace and surround Jolene with positive people and positive thoughts. Our minds can easily wander, we can hear negative things, I ask that there is no dwelling on the negative but through each step recognizing the positive.

• Appointments to be schedule. This past week and a bit has been a lot of waiting, we pray that appointments will line up and that the people that are on the other end of the appointments are pleasant and helpful for each following step.

• Complete Healing. The type of cancer that was found is not easily treatable. I believe fully that our God heals and I pray for a complete healing over Jolene.

If any of you have positive words or prayers that you would like to directly share with my sister, please email them to me [creativewifeandjoyfulworker@gmail.com] and I would gladly pass them on to her. We appreciate your prayers and support at this time. Thank you.

  1. Mai

    December 30th, 2016 at 10:13 pm

    Oh gosh that’s so devastating. I hope and pray somehow everything will work out and your sister will be okay.

    Be strong and couragous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your GOD goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.
    Deuteronomy 31:6

    That quote is just a reminder your sister will never be alone because our LORD will always be there every step of the way in this journey that your sister’s going through and that somehow it’ll be okay.

  2. creativewifeandjoyfulworker

    December 31st, 2016 at 12:12 am

    Mai thank you so much for this message. What a great verse to share and such a great reminder of his faithfulness.

  3. Jessica Thiessen

    December 31st, 2016 at 12:10 am

    Oh Codi, my heart breaks for your sister and family. I am praying with you for all those things. And thank you, truly, for sharing so that we can pray.

  4. creativewifeandjoyfulworker

    December 31st, 2016 at 12:18 am

    Thank you very much Jessica. You support means so much.

  5. Lauren

    December 31st, 2016 at 1:24 am

    Codi, my thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I’m sending positive thoughts and hope to your sister.

  6. creativewifeandjoyfulworker

    January 9th, 2017 at 10:14 am

    Thank you so much Lauren.

  7. nicolthepickle

    December 31st, 2016 at 4:45 am

    Psalm 27 verse 13, 14 holds hope.
    13 would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the LORD In the land of the living. 14 Wait for the LORD; Be strong and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the LORD

  8. creativewifeandjoyfulworker

    December 31st, 2016 at 4:46 pm

    Thank you so much for this. XO

  9. Laurie@Vinyet

    December 31st, 2016 at 6:34 am

    Love and light coming to you and your family! ????????????

  10. creativewifeandjoyfulworker

    December 31st, 2016 at 4:46 pm

    Thank you so much Laurie. XO

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