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Offline MsGuided

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Trip to Miami
« on: January 05, 2004, 11:30:20 AM »
Hello all,

I'm asking for prayers for myself and my grandparents, John and Olga, as I make my way down to Miami Tuesday morning to see them.  

My grandmother lives in an assisted living home after she suffered a stroke, and my grandfather now lives alone and sees her every day, stays with her all day long.  He is also scheduled to have surgery while I'm down there, so I can look after him, keep him company.  

I don't exactly know what kind of surgery it is, I couldn't understand when he told me because he doesn't speak english that well, and I dont speak spanish that well.  

Please also pray that we can get past this language barrier.  ;)

Kim

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Re:Trip to Miami
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2004, 11:36:39 AM »
May you receive the gift of tongues :) And you have my unworthy prayers
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Re:Trip to Miami
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2004, 11:48:03 AM »

and my grandfather now lives alone and sees her every day, stays with her all day long.  He is also scheduled to have surgery while I'm down there, so I can look after him, keep him company.  

That's what love is about, I hope I'm able to love my wife as much as your grandpa loves his.

many prayers
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Re:Trip to Miami
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2004, 11:59:33 AM »
u got mine hun :) and yes, gift of tongues, that'd be kewl :) :) :) hehe

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Re:Trip to Miami
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2004, 12:13:42 PM »
Prayers for your safe trip and for your grandparents.


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Re:Trip to Miami
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2004, 03:41:30 PM »
Many prayers Kim - for your grandparents and your trip
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Re:Trip to Miami
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2004, 03:21:45 AM »
I thank you all for your prayers.  I just returned today (1/14) from Miami after spending so much time with the grandparents.  Abuela is doing fine, the stroke left her with severely impaired speech and an unusable right arm.  

Like I said before about my grandfather, his entire life is dedicated to taking care of her, with little regard for himself.  He is very religious in his own "rite" (pardon the pun).   He is evangelical, I believe, and spent most of the time telling me to read the Bible and saying that the pope is a malicious gestapo and that praying to Mary or to any saints at all is useless because they won't hear you, and that i should take the crucifix off of my neck because it has Jesus on the cross. (He's not there! He was ressurected! --I know grandpa, I know He is.)

"Ningun religion te salva.  Solo Dios puede salvarte" he would repeat to me. (I don't know Spanish, this is me trying to remember what he said...)  I understand what he's trying to get across, but I pray he'd spend less time and energy criticising other groups of people, especially me!

Thank goodness I got back safely from the flight into the blizzard.

Please continue to pray for my grandfather (and grandmother, at that), he is a good man in his heart, he just talks too much :P

Kim

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« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2004, 03:06:26 PM »
May God hold your grandmother and devoted grandfather in the palm of his hand.

Peace to you.
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« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2004, 04:22:52 PM »
Amen to that, and glad you got back safely
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