Wednesday, September 17, 2008

A Friend Needs our Prayers...


A dear blogger friend and her family need our prayers!


Heather's Dad, (from Hopscotch & Hydrangeas), was in an accident. He was hanging a tree stand, and fell 12 feet to the ground. He lay there for a hour, before Heather's brother found him. He was life-flighted to the nearest hospital and transported by squad to a larger trauma center. He couldn't be moved by air the 2nd time, due to severe storms. He suffered a broken wrist, multiple fractures to his left arm, broken pelvis in several places, broken ribs, bruising around his heart, and has a heart arrhythmia. He will be facing surgery in a couple of days, but as I understand it, they are still trying to determine the true extent of his injuries and breaks! Heather is three hours from the hospital, so let's pray for her safety in traveling back and forth. Her dad faces a very long and difficult recovery. He will be out of work for at least 8 weeks, after he returns from the hospital, and is the sole provider of his family. If you follow Heather's blog, you will know that the family not only needs physical healing, but healing "of the heart" also! You can leave comments and I will gladly pass them on to her, or you can go over to her blog and leave them! I know she will appreciate your prayers and encouragement so much!


"Again, I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven. For where two or three come together in my name, there I am with them." Matthew 18:19-20

~~~~~

I may not be able to make my rounds and visit ya'll today. The carpenters have "pulled the plug" on my internet and cable for the day. I'm trying to get this post up while they are at lunch. I'll be back! ~Rhonda :)

27 comments:

nikkicrumpet said...

Thanks for the heads up...I'll go over to her blog now. Dang carpenters...don't they know that blogging is IMPORTANT. Have a great day!

Michelle said...

She and her family are in my prayers...I'll pay her a visit...

For the Love of Cottage said...

Hi Rhonda,
Thanks so much for the update. She emailed me and told me about his fall but I haven't heard anything since. Things do happen for a reason, nothing by accident. God is working in the midst!!

Hugs,
LeAnn:)

Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates said...

Thanks for sharing this. They will be in my prayers.

Hope you are surviving the workers in your home!

mysteryhistorymom said...

Rhonda- I will be praying for that poor man and his family.... Lori

Picket said...

Scooter I just got home and got the groceries put away and saw your post...girl you know I agree with you in prayer according to His word...I pray that God be the Lord of this situation and that he do a healing of the mind, heart & soul along with the body...I will continue to call Heather and her family's name girl...thanks for letting me know.

Nancy said...

Rhonda, I will pray with you for them...we sereve a God that still performs Miracles!!!! I will go over there and visit with her today. Tell those carpenters they will have to work around your blog schedule...LOL. Blessings, Nancy

Kathi said...

Oh I will pray. I'm so sorry for this man. Kathi

Deb said...

Hi Rhonda, thanks, I will keep this family in my prayers. What a terrible thing to have happened. I'm so sorry. Deb

Smilingsal said...

Thank you for keeping us informed.

Dawn said...

You never know when a tragedy will hit someone close to you. I wish Heather's Dad and family strength through this very difficult time.

take care,
Dawn

Kathy said...

Poor man...I've already prayed for him! I love the verse you chose from Matthew.
Kathy

Michelle said...

I'll definitely keep Heather & her family in prayer.

Hope you get your internet/cable back soon...we'll be without ours for several days after the move this weekend....ahhhhh!!!!

Happy Thursday to you!

Heather said...

Rhonda,
Words can not express how grateful I am to you for doing this. I appreciate each and every person who is praying for my Dad and for our family. We serve an Awesome God and He will bring us all though this. I spoke to my Dad yesterday and although he is still in a tremendous amount of pain he was in good spirits! We are so fortunate that he is still with us! I honestly believe that God had His arms around him when he fell and that is why he is doing as well as he is!
Thanks again Rhonda- your kindness is overwhelming. Thanks to everyone who is praying for my Dad!
(((HUGS)))
Heather :)

Monogram Queen said...

Sending out good vibes and prayers to her family and especially HIM.

Alex said...

Heather is definitely in our prayers!

Beverly said...

Thanks for letting us know, Rhonda. I will keep them in my prayers.

Pink Slippers said...

Yes he will be in my prayers. It is so great how many MORE people can pray for someone by us too!

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

I will put Heather & her dad on my prayer list.
Hope you get your cable up and running soon!
Robin~♥

KATHERINELLEN said...

Rhonda,
I will put them in my prayers and I will visit her...come on over to get your award.."I love your blog" You have an inspirational posts on your blog...you brighten my day. Smiles and Hugs Katherinellen

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Thank you for this message, Rhonda. I'll keep Heather's dad and family in my thoughts and prayers.

French said...

Definitely in my prayers~~~French

Pearl said...

What sad news to have to read about... of course I'll be praying for Heather and her Dad and family... You're such a dear friend to do this post in order for multiple prayers to be sent up! I love God and how powerful He allows our prayers to be! I will be sure to visit Heather, too... God bless...

~hugs 'n love~

Pearl

Picket said...

Morning Scooter....I GOT IT!!!! It came yesterday and I am still squealing about it! lol Oh you couldn't have sent me a more perfect gift girl....I love gourds and you should see how perfect it looks in it's new home..ohhhh and that smelly stuff in the little package..fantastic!!!!! You have got to tell me where you got that so I can get some more...I opened the box and that smell came pouring out and it is still in the house..I loved it!!! lol Words cannot tell you how much I love my sweet treasure from you Scooter and to know that is is something that you handmade...makes it priceless to me...thank you...thank you..thank you! Have a great weekend girl!

Twice as Nice said...

Running to Heather's blog this instant. Thanks for the information and good luck with the carpenters.

Picket said...

Scooter...It is DAVINCI brand bowtie noodles! lol I tried the others you named and it was not as good...tell me if I need to mail you some! lol We don't have that Moore store here..man! Ohhhh I love fried okra & fried squash! You will have to try green tomatoes chopped up & mealed and floured and fried in with your fried okra and then try potatoes sliced thin and mealed and floured like the squash and fry it together..ohhhh it is so good!!!...I just finished making another big pot of the chicken & dumplings and another chocolate fudge cake for my daughter and her family! lol Have a great weekend!

Rue said...

Hi Rhonda!

Yes, I did get it. Thank you so very much!! I thought I had emailed you or written to you here, but with all the craziness going on I guess I didn't. I'm so sorry.

In fact Annie saw it sitting next to my desk when I took pics of it to blog about and I just haven't. My mind is gone and I haven't visited anyone at all. Please forgive me. My mind is gone, I swear.

I knew about Heather and I feel awful about her situation. In fact I need to email her back too.

Moving is awful, isn't it?

Hugs,
rue