Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Thrifty Thursday: Can you hear me now, Lord? (Updated)

Dear Friends,

Today I just couldn't get myself inspired about my Thrifty Thursday post this week. I've had much on my mind....much of it prayers. It seems the past several days I have had a open long distance chat line with the Lord Himself. I have to ask your forgiveness because I know that so many of you work to post early for T. I am so appreciative of that. Today, being one of my heaviest traffic days, I thought it would serve better to ask you...my friends....to pray for a friend of mine. I don't mean to make TT about my needs and request, but today...time is urgent. And quite honestly I dont know a specific prayer of request. I guess I am just asking for a prayer for the family and a prayer of peace for Julie.

I promise next week I will return to our originally scheduled Thrifty Thursday post.

I am linking up to this blog post written by another friend of Julie's. His words and his song so more aptly express her condition and what she means to so many people.


And MY friend reading this...thank you for saying a prayer for Julie. And thank you for being a friend to me.

Life is Wonderful....just like Keb Mo says.

LIVE*LOVE*LAUGH
Leigh

UPDATE:

Today the angels sing.  Julie who fought so valiantly for the last 17 months against stage 4 colon and liver cancer went Home to the arms of her Lord. I feel so honored to have witnessed the remarkable strength, determination, hope, joy and faith in God by Julie and Tim. Their faith in each other was remarkable and their devotion to one another and their family, so genuine. When the Lord calls ou...r loved ones home; He leaves a gift of memories in exchange. I know Julie left so many with wonderful memories and laughter. Memories of love and friendship are treasures that we carry with us always. Today Heaven gained an angel. I know God has plans far greater than for us to understand. And I know Julie is at peace. Thank you my friends, for your prayers. Please continue to pray for peace and comfort for Tim and their 2 young children. To God be the glory.

17 comments:

Artsy VaVa said...

Take whatever time you need. Our relationships with our friends and family are so important! I have said a prayer for your friend, Julie, and for everyone who loves and cares for her.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Leigh, I read your friends post and listened to the song, it definitely touched my heart. I am so sorry for your friend and all of you and her family. I so understand your ongoing chat with the Lord. These times are so hard and I am sure your heart is aching. God Bless and you will all be in my prayers. Hugs, Marty

Mari said...

She's beautiful and she sounds like she's beautiful on the inside too. I'm praying for her!

catinanapron said...

oh. oh. oh. Sometimes it is hard to see the line. I know He has it, it is the deciphering part that gets me. I'm sending prayers to you for your heart, and to this sweet woman and her family for their cross.

catinanapron said...

oh. oh. oh. Sometimes it is so hard to see the line. I know He has one, but it is the deciphering that is so painful. I'm sending prayers to you for your heart. And sending prayers for this lovely woman to joyfully walk into His arms. And of course, sending prayers to her family.

SavannahGranny said...

Leigh, I am praying for your friend's peace and comfort during this difficult time. My prayers are for the hand of our Lord to be upon Julie's friends and family. They can have the assurance that by taking his hand he will bring peace. Thank you for honoring your special friend.
Don't you every worry about what is appropriate for TT. We are a loving community and our heart is with you.
Love to you, Ginger

Amy of The Salvage Collection said...

the post, the song ... both beautiful dedications to julie and her family. thank you for sharing with us as there can never be enough prayers sent to those going through such a time of sadness... and we need a reminder of the delicacy of life, as well.

Chatty Chics said...

Lord, please comfort and guide Julie during this tough time. Please place your hand of peace on her life and her family's. Please reveal yourself in a huge way during this time so that your glory might be revealed during this time!

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

My thoughts and prayers are with your beautiful friend. Thanks for sharing her story.

SusieQTpies Scraps said...

Thanks for sharing! I'm sending many hugs & prayers.

Becca said...

Praying right now.

Mandy said...

Leigh,
Rut wrote a beautiful song for a wonderful person. Prayers are with you as you go through the sorrow of her passing. She is at peace now and will be with you always.
She was blessed with having special friends in her life like you and Rut.
Hugs to you,
Mandy

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. Prayers and Hugs...pat h

4thelove! said...

I hope to hear more about your beautiful friend as we spend this years mornings together always working to be "more".... love you my sister..... Courtney

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

It is sad for you and her family but we know in our hearts that she is at perfect peace with not a pain or tear. I pray that those who loved her will be comforted during this time.
Blessings to all of you------Shannon

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I am so sorry for your loss. (((hugs)))

nancygrayce said...

So sorry for your loss.....I lost a friend to colon cancer in 1999 and memories of her are among my best memories. It's so hard for us who are left behind, but that gorgeous girl is now with our sweet Savior! What a blessing to know that!