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Urgent Prayers Needed For STARWISE'S Mom and Her Family
December 7, 2011 | onyx

Posted on 01/07/2011 2:38:50 PM PST by onyx

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To: onyx; STARWISE

Don’t know what to say. May the Holy Spirit be with you and comfort you and your mom.


101 posted on 01/18/2011 11:45:59 PM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm.)
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To: STARWISE

prayers


102 posted on 01/19/2011 2:31:57 AM PST by aimee5291
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To: onyx; STARWISE

Thanks o for the update. * will continue to pray for you and yours. Take care of yourself, this is a very stressful time.


103 posted on 01/19/2011 3:01:26 AM PST by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: onyx; STARWISE

Prayers to you and your family, Starwise!


104 posted on 01/19/2011 3:02:50 AM PST by rintense (The GOP elite & friends can pound sand.)
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To: onyx

Blessings. All around.

That is a hard, hard thing to do for your parents, but one that helps you feel like you are taking those fragile hands and walking them part of the way home. Just like they ,did for us when they’d walk with us as we learned to walk.

My dad told me not to grieve too much for them whenever it was that they passed on. Didn’t work much though—sorry, Dad. And my sainted mum came back to us from wherever she’d gone on 5 occasions. She even joked with me a little days before she passed.


105 posted on 01/19/2011 4:02:40 AM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: onyx; STARWISE

Oh you dear girl. May God bless your treasured mother with peace and you with strength. Our hearts are with you.


106 posted on 01/19/2011 4:04:02 AM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: onyx

Prayer bump


107 posted on 01/19/2011 4:06:05 AM PST by Tribune7 (The Democrat Party is not a political organization but a religious cult.)
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To: STARWISE; onyx

Sending prayers to our Loving Lord.


108 posted on 01/19/2011 4:42:23 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: STARWISE; onyx

Continuing prayers.


109 posted on 01/19/2011 4:49:02 AM PST by lysie (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left- Ecclesiastes10:2)
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To: STARWISE

Prayers up.


110 posted on 01/19/2011 5:16:02 AM PST by Mad Dawg (Oh Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.)
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To: onyx; STARWISE

111 posted on 01/19/2011 5:54:47 AM PST by penelopesire (Let The Congressional Hearings Begin!)
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To: STARWISE

Prayer sent to Mary Queen of Angels and all her Angels+


112 posted on 01/19/2011 5:58:27 AM PST by Highway55
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To: onyx; STARWISE

Starwise,

I’m still praying for you and your beloved family.

Clyde.


113 posted on 01/19/2011 6:30:58 AM PST by Clyde5445 (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: onyx; STARWISE

Thanks for the update. Continuing prayers.


114 posted on 01/19/2011 6:50:04 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: onyx

Prayers up.


115 posted on 01/19/2011 7:06:44 AM PST by GOPsterinMA (RomneyCare is Mitt`s Chappaquiddick)
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To: onyx; STARWISE

We are still praying for you, STARWISE, Mom and the rest of your family.

Healing and Peace for Mom and all of you.


116 posted on 01/19/2011 7:42:42 AM PST by RedMDer (restoration of our honor, dignity, and freedoms will save America. - Sarah Palin)
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To: onyx; STARWISE

Prayer bump for our STARWISE & family.

diji


117 posted on 01/19/2011 7:46:05 AM PST by diji (IF YOU DON'T STAND BEHIND OUR TROOPS, PLEASE, FEEL FREE TO STAND IN FRONT OF THEM !)
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To: STARWISE; onyx

May the Lord comfort you with his knowledge as we keep you and your Mom in our prayers...


118 posted on 01/19/2011 8:30:37 AM PST by tubebender (The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in Eureka...)
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To: onyx

My prayers for Starwise and her family - may God hold them close during this time.


119 posted on 01/19/2011 8:35:55 AM PST by GOPJ (."Blood libel" - - when MSM/Dems incite hatred and violence against conservatives based on lies.)
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To: onyx

Added my prayers to everyone’s.


120 posted on 01/19/2011 8:42:32 AM PST by hoagy62 (.)
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To: STARWISE

Prayers for your mom, you, and your family as they go through these difficult days. May God bless you all with health, peace, comfort, and love, in Christ’s Most Holy Name, amen


121 posted on 01/19/2011 8:46:48 AM PST by Judith Anne (Holy Mary, Mother of God, please pray for us sinners now, and at the hour of our death.)
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To: onyx

Thank you for the update. Prayers continue...


122 posted on 01/19/2011 9:54:56 AM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: onyx

Thank you for that update.


123 posted on 01/19/2011 12:40:12 PM PST by Bigg Red (Palin/Hunter 2012 -- Bolton their Secretary of State)
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To: onyx

Prayers continue.


124 posted on 01/19/2011 1:14:25 PM PST by TASMANIANRED (Liberals are educated above their level of intelligence.. Thanks Sr. Angelica)
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To: onyx

Prayers for you, Starwise, for safe travel, for your Mother, and comfort for you and all your family.


125 posted on 01/19/2011 3:45:05 PM PST by baseballmom (Philadelphia Phillies - 2010 NL East Champions)
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To: STARWISE
I just saw this.

(((Star))) You and your mom are in my prayers.

126 posted on 01/19/2011 4:59:58 PM PST by silent_jonny ("Therefore comfort each other and edify one another, just as you also are doing." - 1 Thess. 5:11)
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To: STARWISE; onyx

Continued prayers for STARWISE and her Mom. GOD BLESS!


127 posted on 01/19/2011 6:28:59 PM PST by etabeta
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To: STARWISE
I offer this Rosary for Our Lady's intentions and for STARWISE, whom I haven't heard from again, and for her cherished Mom and for close FRiends here, who wish to remain anonymous for now, and their family members who are very ill.


128 posted on 01/27/2011 1:20:37 AM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: STARWISE
Thinking of you, Star.

Prayers continue for you and your mom.

129 posted on 01/29/2011 1:30:44 PM PST by silent_jonny ("Therefore comfort each other and edify one another, just as you also are doing." - 1 Thess. 5:11)
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To: STARWISE
Still thinking of you :)

Prayers continue. Hope you and your mom are well.

130 posted on 02/06/2011 11:54:53 AM PST by silent_jonny ("Therefore comfort each other and edify one another, just as you also are doing." - 1 Thess. 5:11)
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To: onyx

Am thinking of and praying for STARWISE, her mom and family.


131 posted on 02/09/2011 7:21:19 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: EDINVA; silent_jonny

STARWISE is home and back to posting a little. Her cherished Mom passed away but STAR was with her and that alone was a blessing.
Hugs & Prayers, sweet FRiends.


132 posted on 02/09/2011 7:26:05 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: onyx

God, please have mercy on Starwise and her family. Please bless and protect them in their hour of need.


133 posted on 02/09/2011 7:38:37 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: onyx; STARWISE

134 posted on 02/10/2011 5:10:49 AM PST by silent_jonny ("Therefore comfort each other and edify one another, just as you also are doing." - 1 Thess. 5:11)
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To: onyx; STARWISE

Thank you for the update, onyx.

Prayers on the way, STARWISE.

God bless you and your family, my FRiend.


135 posted on 02/10/2011 5:14:32 AM PST by maggief
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To: onyx; maggief; DJ MacWoW; azishot; Clyde5445; justsaynomore; lysie; darkwing104; armymarinemom; ...
My wonderful FRiends, please accept my tremendous gratitude and deeply heartfelt appreciation for the outpouring of prayers you all sent for my dear Mom and our family.

I can’t tell you how greatly those prayers held me up and strengthened me during the saddest and most agonizing weeks of my life. I know I couldn’t have been at my Mother’s side, holding her hand every day, watching life very slowly and painfully ebb from her without the fortitude and the God-blessed steel those prayers gave me.

It's taken me awhile to let those weeks slowly replay and sink in. As I cried to one of my children: my Mommy is gone. No matter how old we or they are, that one figure is such a central person in our lives. There is and will be a hole in our hearts always after the death of our Mother or Father.

It was SO very tough, as she truly suffered, and she was finally taken off the IV saline we approved in the absence of her disappearing appetite. The saline eventually swelled her hands and feet, and ultimately was improving nothing, except to salve the family’s firm belief that she not be starved or deprived of nourishment.

I think I’ve reconsidered my views on that now, as I see that God has designed everything for His precious creation, including a natural process for our physical bodies when the end time nears. And why would our merciful Lord not have thought of everything.

The last week, there were times when even the hourly low dose morphine to somewhat soothe the agony of a body wracked with waning body function, consumed with the pain of arthritis and lying immobile in one position for over a month wasn’t enough. Every inch of her was afire with pain.

And that’s the worst .. the memories of her pain and crying out will haunt me for a long time. At first, I didn’t understand her crying for her brothers and her Mother were from pain. I thought it was delirium. I now know I was wrong. She was crying for help . . for relief. Lord, please, please forgive me for not knowing it in my early days there and doing more when she cried out.

In the end, I was praying for relief and her release from the pain and fear also .. come, Holy Spirit, come. Years ago, I asked for prayers for her quadruple bypass, and I was so grateful for them. She was 85 then and did well, and now her heart was unstoppable .. beating ever strong and steady. She defied all the nurse’s and aide’s seasoned expectations, and kept on days and days longer than they anticipated. Her heart was defiantly doing its job.

Thank you again so very much for thinking of me, your prayers for my Mom especially, and for me and our family. I know with absolute certainty I would’ve been incapable of seeing, hearing .. witnessing all that I did every day for over 2 weeks and afterward without those blessed prayers behind me, bolstering me.

Prayer is so amazingly powerful .. just know that to your core. God is SO merciful, and I did have such an amazing miracle from His mercy... more than one really, but this was truly jaw dropping... if not a shock.

I would be dropped off in the morning and picked up around 6 or 6:30 at night. On this day late in the afternoon, out of the blue I said: No, I want to be here for the 6pm pain dosing .. make it 6:05. I hadn’t premeditated it .. it just came out.. from somewhere, without thinking.

Around 12-13 minutes to 6, I called in one of the aides to confirm what I thought was noticeably slowed breathing, and he agreed. The nurse came in and checked, and disagreed. Not 7-8 mins. later, I thought she had stopped breathing, and ran out for an aide. She checked her and ran past me to get the nurse. The same nurse examined her and said … yes, she’s gone. I’m calling it at 6 o’clock.

Sweet, Merciful Jesus .. thank you, thank you, thank you … that I was there. Oh yes, His mercy and grace are infinite, unknowable, indescribable, so powerful .. and prayer is truly, for certain, miraculous. That was all I wanted .. to be with her in her last days, hold her hand. That's my greatest blessing and gift. No one should die alone, no one .. not if it's humanly possible to just be there. She’s thankfully in God’s joyous Heaven, at last .. peaceful, no pain, all love and goodness. The majesty of God and His immense mercy are just simply amazing and glorious. His awesomeness brings one to weeping... we are so small.

I selfishly pray to die in my sleep, please God.

Your prayers were my treasure, my fortress in this very sad time, my FRiends. God bless you dearly for your kindness. Even if we don't post on a prayer thread, just say a little prayer. God listens.

And God bless all those in caregiving positions in nursing homes. They are mostly truly His angels on earth. We were blessed with some dear, tender souls, ministering to my Mom and all those in the nursing home with such loving care. Some, not so much .. but the majority were kind, joking, gentle souls who tried to lift the spirits of their charges while caring for their every human need in their deteriorating, difficult time. We really do become as parents. The circle closes.

Onyx .. such an incredibly dear FRiend updating and praying throughout. Dearest O, thank you so so very much. God bless you ... I love you.


136 posted on 02/10/2011 2:42:04 PM PST by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: STARWISE

Thank you for the ping and post. I’m glad you are posting here again.


137 posted on 02/10/2011 3:08:09 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: STARWISE

Blessings, Starwise. Showers of blessings.


138 posted on 02/10/2011 3:14:38 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: STARWISE

Your mom is with our Lord. But we still offer prayers for you and your family so whatever needs you have, they will be taken care of.

Seems like after the death of a loved one, everyone comes to offer their condolences and then go back to their lives, leaving the family with a “what do we do now” feeling. Just remember, Your FR family will always be with you.

The Trooprallys


139 posted on 02/10/2011 3:32:09 PM PST by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: STARWISE

Tears and hugs...It’s the hardest thing we ever do in life...our mommy’s are forever with us. Talk to mine daily (she looks back at me in the mirror).

Am so greatful for the blessings God gave us and whenever I’ve got a concern about dad all I have to ask is “What would mother want me to do!”

Know that she knew you were with her, loved her and always will. ((()))


140 posted on 02/10/2011 3:34:59 PM PST by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: STARWISE

It is a very sad time but, I’m glad that you were able to be with your Mom at her passing into Everlasting Life and I’m sure that she is glad that you were there as well.
You will see each other again. God Bless.


141 posted on 02/10/2011 3:36:42 PM PST by RedMDer (Stimulus... hasn't stimulated ANYTHING but The TEA PARTY!!! - Sarah Palin)
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To: STARWISE

Dear Star, my heart is so with you..

Tears are streaming down my face.

I remembered the loss of my own dear Mom almost 30 years ago and the loss of a sister just this past year.

You do pray for them to pass from pain into bliss...but as time passes you will remember with gratitude and joy ever second that you were there to hold hands and for ever extra time you got to say “ I love you”.

Child birth is hard on the Mom but it is also hard on the infant...Being birthed into eternity is sometimes painful too.

I wouldn’t trade the time I spent bathing Mom, spooning ice chips even cleaning her bottom for anything. God gave me the opportunity to give back in love what Mom did for me in love.

You never recover from losing your Mom...in time the ache of those final weeks will fade and happy memories will supplant them. One day every tear will be wiped away.

Your Mom is just fine.. She rests in God’s hand.

Hug’s for your weeping.


142 posted on 02/10/2011 4:06:36 PM PST by TASMANIANRED (I've lost my tag line.)
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Dear Star, my heart is so with you..

Tears are streaming down my face.

I remembered the loss of my own dear Mom almost 30 years ago and the loss of a sister just this past year.

You do pray for them to pass from pain into bliss...but as time passes you will remember with gratitude and joy ever second that you were there to hold hands and for ever extra time you got to say “ I love you”.

Child birth is hard on the Mom but it is also hard on the infant...Being birthed into eternity is sometimes painful too.

I wouldn’t trade the time I spent bathing Mom, spooning ice chips even cleaning her bottom for anything. God gave me the opportunity to give back in love what Mom did for me in love.

You never recover from losing your Mom...in time the ache of those final weeks will fade and happy memories will supplant them. One day every tear will be wiped away.

Your Mom is just fine.. She rests in God’s hand.

Hug’s for your weeping.


143 posted on 02/10/2011 4:07:22 PM PST by TASMANIANRED (I've lost my tag line.)
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To: STARWISE

Your dear mom is with God. May He comfort you and your family, now and always.


144 posted on 02/10/2011 4:11:37 PM PST by azishot (Everyone is entitled to my opinion.)
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To: STARWISE

Though the death of a parent is always difficult,
it is a day that comes to all of us
and is one we are never prepared for.
She was never alone...she had you...
...and she had the Lord and all his angels.
God give you strength in these difficult days. (((hugs)))


145 posted on 02/10/2011 4:12:56 PM PST by LUV W (No Compromise!)
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To: STARWISE

Well...sorry that didn’t work like it was supposed to. Anyway...you know I meant the words.


146 posted on 02/10/2011 4:15:59 PM PST by LUV W (No Compromise!)
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To: STARWISE
"Sweet, Merciful Jesus .. thank you, thank you, thank you … that I was there. Oh yes, His mercy and grace are infinite, unknowable, indescribable, so powerful .. and prayer is truly, for certain, miraculous. That was all I wanted .. to be with her in her last days, hold her hand. That's my greatest blessing and gift. No one should die alone, no one .. not if it's humanly possible to just be there. She’s thankfully in God’s joyous Heaven, at last .. peaceful, no pain, all love and goodness. The majesty of God and His immense mercy are just simply amazing and glorious. His awesomeness brings one to weeping... we are so small."

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I'm so glad that you were there for your mother when she passed on. I can only imagine how very much it must have meant to her to have you close at such a time, but I believe I can guess how much it meant to you. Bless you, FRiend.

147 posted on 02/10/2011 4:16:41 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: STARWISE

We will continue our Prayers for you STARWISE and thank you for your kind thoughts.


148 posted on 02/10/2011 4:25:05 PM PST by tubebender (The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in Eureka...)
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To: STARWISE

I am not an overly emotional woman, but your words left me sobbing. I lost my mother in 2007. God bless and keep you. Thank you for your glorious witness.


149 posted on 02/10/2011 4:59:02 PM PST by Bigg Red (Palin in 2012)
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To: STARWISE
Dearest Father God,

Your word tells us, “Yea though I walk thru the valley of death I will fear no evil for thou art with me, thy rod and thy staff do comfort me”.. comes to mind as I read these words from Starwise. Thank you for sustaining Star, just as we asked that you would, and thank you for your presence as family shared and endured these final steps home with their Mother. Thank you that you took the “sting” of death that we might mourn with Star, in your love, for this great loss..... and trust your hand of comfort and love will sustain and keep Star thru these days , weeks, and months ahead. In Christ’s name and all for His Glory...Amen.

150 posted on 02/10/2011 5:07:30 PM PST by caww
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