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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

MY FRIEND BONNIE NEEDS URGENT PRAYERS



XOXO...AMY...XOXO
ALWAYS  IN  OUR  HEARTS






Today  I  received  a  phone  call  from  my

mother.  She  was  at  work  and  had  received  a

phone  call  from  my  friend  of  30  years,

BONNIE.


Bonnie  told  mother  that  she  was  in  the  hospital

and  needed  to  talk  with  me.

I  called  Bonnie  and  said,

"SOME  PEOPLE  WILL  DO  ANYTHING 

FOR  ATTENTION."

Bonnie  has  ovarian  cancer.  I  wanted  to  throw  up!

  How  much  grief  is  one  family  to  endure...just  how

much...enough  is  enough.


Let  me  tell  you  about  Bonnie  and  me.

We  met  working  as  nurses  aides  at  St.  Mary's

Hospital.  My  Amy  was  just  three  years  old  and

she  had  two  children:

Bradley, was  8  years  old

and

Angela  was  4  years  old.

As  life  would  have  it,  we  moved  away  and  I

went  to  nursing  school.  Then  when  Amy  was  7

years  old,  we  had  Richie.

Now  both  of  us  had  a  son and  a  daughter.

Only  my  daughter  was  the  oldest  and  her  son

was  the  oldest.  We  were  blessed. 



As  life  sometimes  "betrays"  us  so  it  seems,

my  husband  lost  his  job  in  the  big  natural  gas

lay-off.  He  has  never  been  the  same  to  this  day.

We  moved  to  Broken  Arrow,  Oklahoma  to  attend

Rhema  Bible  College.  We  lost  everything  we  owned

except  our  car  in  the  lay-off...and  it  didn't  work

out  to  go  to  Bible college  as  we  went  through  our

savings  very  quick  and  had  nothing left  to  survive  on.



Less  than  2  years  later,  Amy  was  diagnosed  with

a  football  size  tumor  in  her  abdomen  called

rhabdomyosarcoma.  She  was  10 1/2  years  old.

We  went  to  the  NATALIE  B  WARREN  CANCER

INSTITUTE  at  St.  Francais  Hospital  in  Tulsa,

Oklahoma.  It  was  one  of  these  hospital

stays  I  thought  I  heard  a  familiar  voice  across

the  hallway. 


It  was  Bonnie,  and  Bradley  was  in  the  hospital.

Bradley  and  Angela  both  had  Cystic  Fibrosis.

There  were  several  times  over  Amy's  4  years  of

treatment  they  were  in  the  hospital  together  and

Bradley  could  make  Amy  laugh. 



Amy  and  I  attended  Angela's  funeral  together.  She

had  a  bad  husband  and  after  a  long  battle  Bonnie

and  her  husband  received  full  parental

custody  of  Angela's  son,  their  grandson...and

his  dad  has  never  wanted  to  see  him.



Amy  and  I  did  not  attend  Bradley's  funeral.

I  was  in  the  hospital.

Bonnie  and  her  husband  have  had  both  their

children  go  to  heaven.  They  have  their

precious  grandson.

To  give  up  one  child  is  unbearable  but

to  say  good-bye  for  now  to  both  of  your

children  is  just  unacceptable  to  me.





I  think  of  JESUS  in  the  Garden  of  Gethsemane

every  time  I  feel  like  life  has  dealt  me,  my  family,

or  friends  unfairly.

I  ask  you  Jesus  to  comfort  my  friend  Bonnie,  with

your  peace  Lord.  She  is  so  very  afraid.  Let  her

sleep  in  peace  Lord  as  her  body  needs  rest.  I  pray

for  healing  Lord  and  strength  to  run  her  race.

Bless  her  and  her  husband  Richard  and  their  precious

grandson.

Thank  you  Sweet  Jesus.  The  name  above  all  names.

STAY  STRONG  BONNIE!  I  LOVE  YOU.

THANK  YOU  FOR  YOUR  TIRELESS  WORK

IN  COMPASSIONATE  FRIENDS  AND  ALL  THE

SUPPORT  TO  THOSE  WHO  HAVE  HAD  CHILDREN

GRADUATE  TO  HEAVEN. 



HAPPY  ANNIVERSARY  ROY  AND  ELISABETH.

PLEASE  GO  TO:


and  wish  them  a  HAPPY  ANNIVERSARY.

Elisabeth  posted  a  new  update  on  Roy  today.

He  had  an  extremely  bad  day.

STAY  STRONG  ROY  AND  ELISABETH.

I  LOVE  YOU  AND  MANY,  MANY  PEOPLE  ARE

PRAYING  FOR  YOU.



I  HATE  cancer...it  is  such  a  coward...lurking  and  hiding


Thank you  for  joining  me  and  Gracie  Ann  today.


I  appreciate  you  and  love  it  when  you  stop  by  to

see  me.

 Angel  Hugs

Simply  Debbie

17 comments:

Queenmothermamaw said...

Oh so sorry to hear that story. It is almost unbelievable. I will add Bonnie and Roy to my prayer list. Good bless you Debbie.
QMM

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Oh Debbie,
I am so sorry to hear about your precious friend
Bonnie. I will sure be praying for her.
and for you too!! It is so hard to watch those we love suffer, and very hard to understand at times.
Love and hugs to you sweet friend,
Nellie

Donna said...

Debbie,
Bonnie is in my prayers. This is just a very sad story. I can't imagine losing both of my children and being diagnosed with cancer. Please keep us updated on Bonnie.
My prayers are with Roy and Elisabeth as well.
Debbie, I want you to know I think of you and pray for you daily.
Blessings,
Donna

Rebecca said...

Dear Miss D...Sweet friend...what can I even say? I'm overwhelmed with this news and just HOW it must be affecting you.

I know this to be true...

God puts people in our path to be prayer warriors for us. And he put us in the paths of others so we may in turn be prayer warriors for them.

This very moment I'm raising up Bonnie to the Lord Jesus and asking Him for mercy and grace for your sweet friend.

He is able.

Yes!

He IS able.

Love you~Rebecca

Bernie said...

Life can be so sad at times but knowing our reward is when we leave this life is what brings us peace, knowing we will be with those we love again, as God promised.
I am keepng your friend in my heart and prayers Debbie and you as well, you have had so much pain this year......:-) Hugs

Annesphamily said...

I am praying. I have been sick with vertigo and it is nothing to compare to this sadness. My friend Vivian is an ovarian cancer survivor.Trust the Lord completely here. I care for you my friend and pray for you too.

koralee said...

Oh that is so sad...I will keep her in my prayers..I do hate cancer!
Thank you for visiting me the other day..your blog is lovely!

Charlotte said...

Our prayers are with your friend.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Praying that all will be well with her, Debbie, and that no weapon formed against her shall prosper.

XO,

Sheila

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Debbie, is can hear your passion for your dear Bonnie in your words. I will pray for her that she conquers this horrible thing called cancer. So not fair!!

May God hold her high and heal her body.

xo
becky

Oklahoma Granny said...

Bonnie is in my prayers.

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Debbie,
Bonnie will be in my prayers for comfort, courage and strength in the days ahead. You are dear friends, and God brought you both together for a reason.
Blessings to you always.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Beautiful pear tree lane said...

Hi Debbie, I will put Bonnie on my prayer list tonight, please keep us informed. I will go and wish Roy and Elizabeth a happy anniversary too.
As I was reading this post, my thought was..."God knew exactly who Bonnie needed to talk too. It was you. Dear friend. He always knows who He can trust His other children too. He never ceases to amaze me. Praise God for evermore.
Thank you for sharing some of your story, I am so touched by how you have always dealt with situation in your life.I' m so thankful that after Amy went home to be with the Lord, that you decided to keep blogging, what an awesome ministry you have.
There is no apology for not visiting , I owe you one for not coming by for a while. So we are even and lets get on with visiting each other, lol.
I am blessed to call you my friend.
Hugs,
Sue

West Side of Straight said...

Hi Debbie - Thank you for stopping by my blog, and I'm sorry to read about Bonnie and Roy and will pray for them and others as well. All of these different types of cancer and other diseases are so heartbreatking for families and friends. I hope my little ol blog will be a ray of sunshine for you. Thanks for becoming a blogging friend. Jo in Minnesota

Gypsy Heart said...

Debbie, this just seems like the wires were crossed somewhere along the way...Bonnie shouldn't have to go through this too. :-( My prayers will be with her and her family as well as you.

xoxo
Pat

roy/elisabeth dean said...

Good Morning Debbie~ I hope you have a beautiful Friday and can look forward to a relaxing weekend! Thank you for the anniversary wishes. Roy had a better day yesterday. He will have a PET scan today, results of the scan will come on Tuesday. I so appreciate your sweet comments, emails and most especially your prayers. You amaze me with how you reach out to others when you are hurting so....I wish I could be that good a person. You're an inspiration to me and I thrive to live as you live. Thank you, Sweet Debbie, for ALL you do~
♥,Lilly

Chatty Crone said...

I hate cancer too. Prayers for Bonnie. sandie