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Prayer Request - and Thank you...
Free Republic ^ | 6/25/2010 | Danae

Posted on 06/25/2010 8:16:18 PM PDT by Danae

About 6 months ago I made my first FReeper prayer request. I had just found out that my Dad Brian's Cancer had returned. This time it was in his lungs, brain and liver, and it was Stage 4.

Treatment started up again, Chemo and then Gamma Knife Radiation on his brain, more chemo. And then a pause. The brain tumors were growing again, and now instead of 3 tumors, there were 17. Full brain Radiation followed, 15 days of it.

Once through that, they found he had bone cancer in his neck. Treatment was done.

Through all this, my dad said: "don't listen to a thing, just watch me,". He knew he was dying. He was showing us how to do it with grace. And boy howdy did he do it... I have a whole lot to live up to to come close to matching that...

There were many visits, lots of laughing, and lots of listening. And more love than I ever knew existed.

My dad went from a little boy abused in every way... what he grew up with is utterly unimaginable to me. God bless him, that's just what he swore, that HIS kids would never know that kind of abuse. And by God he did that too. He never hit us. Never. He broke the chain of abuse. Which isn't to say that he wasn't still deeply scarred by what he had been through. He was, and he struggled with that for much of his life.

Until he forgave himself. Forgave himself and instead, came to love himself, and his parents, though they had passed years ago. He went from a creature of utter fear and every negative emotion that comes with fear including hate, to a man of love. Pure love. AMAZING.

My Dad passed into the arms of Jesus at 10:27 pm Thursday night. Just my mom and I were in the room right at that moment.

It was the most beautiful thing I have ever seen.

We called my Brother, Auntie and Cousin into the room and we cried HALLELUJAH! Thank you God! He FLIES now and is free! Halleluja! Thank you for setting him free at last Lord!!

Thank you for the honor of being Brian's daughter, I prayed. Thank you for the gift of being able to say goodbye, and know my dad was and is so proud of me! Thank you for allowing me to witness my fathers re-birth into a creature of spirit and love. Thank you for the gift of being present for such a miracle!

I am in awe.

I wanted to thank all of you who posted and prayed for and with me when I first asked for the prayer request when we learned his cancer was back. I printed them all out and gave them to him. He was so moved! The support and strength we gained gave us what we needed to find a center, a balance, a place of LOVE. Thank you!

Remember this...... Please.

Where there is love, fear cannot exist. Where there is fear, love cannot exist. When you fear anything, stop, and think of what you love, and fear cannot touch you.

Thank you my FRiends. Go with God, and go with love.

Danae


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1 posted on 06/25/2010 8:16:19 PM PDT by Danae
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To: Danae

God’s abundant blessings your father and you, Danae.

Thanks for your remarkable words.


2 posted on 06/25/2010 8:18:40 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: Danae

Thank you for your gracious message at such a difficult time.

I was with my Dad when he passed away last year. I considered being with him through those last days the privilege of my life.


3 posted on 06/25/2010 8:21:11 PM PDT by ntnychik
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To: Danae

Thank you, Danae, for sharing your beautiful and moving experiences with your FR family.

God bless you.


4 posted on 06/25/2010 8:21:30 PM PDT by fightinJAG (Obama: "I will gladly pay you on Tuesday for a hamburger today.")
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To: Danae

God bless you (and it sounds like He has).


5 posted on 06/25/2010 8:21:59 PM PDT by Liberty1970 (http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/lydiablievernicht)
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To: Danae

Beautifully written. Your dad’s in a better place and he is happier than he has ever been. God bless your whole family and your dad’s departed soul.


6 posted on 06/25/2010 8:23:39 PM PDT by libh8er
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To: Danae; abcraghead; aimhigh; Archie Bunker on steroids; bicycle thug; blackie; coffeebreak; ...

**Thank you for the honor of being Brian’s daughter, I prayed. Thank you for the gift of being able to say goodbye, and know my dad was and is so proud of me! Thank you for allowing me to witness my fathers re-birth into a creature of spirit and love. Thank you for the gift of being present for such a miracle!

I am in awe.**

Danae, I am in awe! Being a writer even showed up in this. What a wonderful account!

May the Lord be with you, your mom and your entire family, and may the souls of your dad and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.


7 posted on 06/25/2010 8:23:54 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: GOP_Lady

It is me who is grateful.

I either am not greiving, cannot grieve, or something ....I don’t know. I am not sad though I cry. I am so happy for him!

I am really sad for my mom, who is just busted up, but laughing and loving all at the same time.

Awe. Who know that one could gain and be given so much through the “loss” of a loved one?? Awe... It will take me a long time to really process what I have experienced in the last 60 hours or so. I suppose the fact that I have slept only about 5 hours in that time might have something to do with it LOL... I sat up with him all night wednesday... I would have gotten up at 5am that morning... sigh... lol.

Awe. I thank you God!

Thank you GOP_Lady! :)


8 posted on 06/25/2010 8:25:23 PM PDT by Danae (If Liberals were only moderately insane, they would be tollerable. Alas, such is not the case.)
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To: Danae

Thank you for such a touching story, Danae. My prayers are with you and your family at this time.


9 posted on 06/25/2010 8:26:41 PM PDT by Miss Didi ("After all...tomorrow is another day." Scarlett O'Hara, Gone with the Wind)
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To: Danae; nickcarraway; Lady In Blue; NYer; ELS; Pyro7480; livius; Catholicguy; RobbyS; markomalley; ..
 
 
 
 
 
Catholic Prayer Ping!
 
Please send me a FReepmail to be added or taken off the Catholic Prayer Ping List.
 
Please address your prayers to Danae;

10 posted on 06/25/2010 8:27:02 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation

Thank you Salvation!

God bless you too! You have seen that scene yourself, and your grace is an inspiration to me!


11 posted on 06/25/2010 8:27:28 PM PDT by Danae (If Liberals were only moderately insane, they would be tollerable. Alas, such is not the case.)
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To: ntnychik

Thank you! I know exactly what you mean!

Awe..... :) it is a privilege. 100%


12 posted on 06/25/2010 8:28:47 PM PDT by Danae (If Liberals were only moderately insane, they would be tollerable. Alas, such is not the case.)
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To: Danae

What a beautiful story to share with us. Thank you. God blessed your family and now holds Brian in His loving arms.


13 posted on 06/25/2010 8:29:08 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Danae

My Father died a little over five years ago from lung cancer.

He was never one to express his feelings or emotions. His love for us was just understood.

On a Thursday night in late May of 2005, as my Mother was putting him to bed, he said.....”I Love You”

He passed the next day.

He knew.

Prayers from my family to yours.


14 posted on 06/25/2010 8:29:50 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Are You Ready?)
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To: Danae

May God bless your mom and family.


15 posted on 06/25/2010 8:31:02 PM PDT by elephant
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To: Danae

Very touching in every way....some things of life go to the very heart and soul...this is one of those. Thank you for sharing this.


16 posted on 06/25/2010 8:31:36 PM PDT by caww
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To: Danae

Condolences to you and your family on your father’s passing. May he rest in peace.


17 posted on 06/25/2010 8:32:47 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: Danae

It’s really moving that you are happy for father.

That’s how he wants you to be. :-)

You have such a wonderful attitude and spirit.

Keep it always.

Your father and your mother, I know, are proud of you.


18 posted on 06/25/2010 8:35:06 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: Danae

God bless you and your family and your precious father, Danae.

I understand. My mother-in-law passed away on May 25th after a five year battle with Lewy Body Dementia. It was a very tough journey for the family. She is free now to be with God and endure no more suffering.


19 posted on 06/25/2010 8:40:07 PM PDT by mplsconservative (I stand with Israel.)
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To: Monkey Face; LibreOuMort

ping


20 posted on 06/25/2010 8:40:19 PM PDT by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|Remember Neda Agha-Soltan|TV--it's NOT news you can trust)
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To: Danae

Thank you for sharing this!


21 posted on 06/25/2010 8:42:37 PM PDT by rangerwife (Proud wife of a Purple Heart Recipient)
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To: Danae

Beautiful post, thank you so much for sharing.


22 posted on 06/25/2010 8:46:48 PM PDT by To Hell With Poverty (The War on Poverty is over. Poverty won. - Howie Carr)
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To: Danae

What a beautiful tribute to your dear father.


23 posted on 06/25/2010 8:48:01 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty ( I CAN SEE NOVEMBER FROM MY BACK FORTY -Lady NRA Member)
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To: Danae

You have me in tears here, that testimony was beautiful. God Bless you and your family.


24 posted on 06/25/2010 8:56:47 PM PDT by Paradox (Socialism - trickle up poverty.)
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To: Danae

You’re making me cry.

Thanks for sharing.


25 posted on 06/25/2010 9:00:05 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( - Eccl. 10:18 -)
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To: Danae

So sorry to hear about your loss Di. You are truly blessed to have such a wonderful Father. My prayers are with you and had no idea you were going through this. God was good to give you such a gift.

Pray for America and Brian


26 posted on 06/25/2010 9:01:53 PM PDT by bray (Did Rush say Complete Failure?)
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To: Danae; Salvation

My Mom passed away on April 29, 2006. I am one of ten and we all were able to be there and pray with her all through the night and to tell her goodbye that morning. On the evening of February 13, 2008 my Dad passed away. As he lay there (tough old bird) we told him that he has a very important date with Mom on Valentine’s Day.
You may think this is nuts.
That night, I laid down to sleep and was ahout to say a prayer to accept my Dad into Heaven. Before I could even say anything out loud I had a little vision.
It looked like a contruction paper cut-out of a Gentleman and a Lady holding hands. They giggled and danced and and vanished into the ceiling.
I think they were letting me know that it’s ok and I will see them again.


27 posted on 06/25/2010 9:03:38 PM PDT by RedMDer (Throw them all out in 2010... Forward with Confidence! Forward!)
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To: Danae

Danae,
I do not know you. I am new around here. But please know that you have moved me in a way that hasn’t happened in a long time. I am in tears. May God continue to bless you & may God hold your dad in the palm of His hand. I am certain that he is at total peace.

My beloved grandma died from Alzheimer’s last January. I was holding her in bed when she drew her last breath. It was indeed a gift to be there caring for this woman at the moment of her death. She cared for me all of my life & I loved her totally. I too couldn’t cry because I was filled with such peace & calm at her passing. I know exactly how you are feeling. When I gave her eulogy I was in tears but for myself, not for her.

You now have a buddy in Heaven (in addition to the guardian angel God has given you). I’m sure your dad will always be with you. Peace be with you.


28 posted on 06/25/2010 9:09:10 PM PDT by surroundedbyblue
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To: Danae

Will do. God bless your entire family.


29 posted on 06/25/2010 9:16:00 PM PDT by boycott (CAL)
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To: Danae

Prayers to you and the family.


30 posted on 06/25/2010 9:39:31 PM PDT by fullchroma (Bill Haslam for Governor)
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To: Danae

I am sorry for your loss.

I am happy you are taking it well and you were prepared.

I have lost three recently to cancers.

It hurts.


31 posted on 06/25/2010 9:44:09 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (*)
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To: Danae

Danae, I got a call tonight that one of my friends has called hospice in. He is only about 43, with metastatic CA everywhere. He is a strong Christian and one of the greatest guys you would ever meet. His name is Mark and this is very hard on his wife, a good woman.

I’m praying for a lot of people with cancer tonight, including your family. If anyone has an extra moment or two, please pray for my friend tonight.


32 posted on 06/25/2010 9:45:29 PM PDT by I still care (I believe in the universality of freedom -George Bush, asked if he regrets going to war.)
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To: Danae

...and also with you


33 posted on 06/25/2010 9:46:11 PM PDT by tubebender (Life is short so drink the good wine first...)
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To: Danae

Thank you for your thoughtful and thought-provoking testimony. I know your father is proud of you and is now at peace at the feet of our Lord Jesus. We don’t always understand why God allows suffering in our lives or those we love but we do have his promises, his great and precious promises, that he will be with us through every trial and that all things work together for good for those who love him and are called according to his purpose. How wonderful that you could be with him when he left this world, how equally wonderful will it be when he greets you there in heaven when it is your turn. He has given you a marvelous example of faith and trust and we are also blessed by your sharing this time you had with us. Thank you so much.


34 posted on 06/25/2010 9:49:10 PM PDT by boatbums (God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life wholly yielded to him.)
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To: Danae

Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful experience, Danae.

We all must leave the mortal coil. It’s Who we take shelter of that counts. He will always be there for those who turn to Him; and then death is not a tragedy, but a victory.


35 posted on 06/25/2010 9:51:59 PM PDT by little jeremiah
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To: Danae

Thank you so much for this, Danae. Sending prayers that your family is continually strengthened in the days ahead.


36 posted on 06/25/2010 10:53:45 PM PDT by Melian ( God is even kinder than you think. ~St. Teresa)
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To: Danae

My Dad died of the same thing. Same spirtual journey. G-d bless.


37 posted on 06/25/2010 11:18:12 PM PDT by blasater1960 ( Dt 30, Ps 111, The Torah is perfect, attainable, now and forever)
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To: Danae

God bless you and your family.


38 posted on 06/25/2010 11:22:29 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: Danae
What a beautiful and thoughtful post.

Sending a prayer up for your family and for the peaceful repose of the soul of a strong and wonderful man.

39 posted on 06/25/2010 11:26:21 PM PDT by Allegra (Topop!!!!!)
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To: Danae

Danae, I didn’t know. Words fail........


40 posted on 06/26/2010 1:25:12 AM PDT by WHATNEXT?
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To: Danae

Our Sovereign Lord sustains His own. There is no greater blessing or assurance.

Rest in Him.


41 posted on 06/26/2010 3:45:08 AM PDT by Diapason
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To: Danae

I’m very sorry for your loss, Danae, but rejoice with you at your father’s home-going, as well.


42 posted on 06/26/2010 4:25:42 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Get to the beach, or at least in the pool!)
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To: Danae

my condolences...

Thank you for your loving words...


43 posted on 06/26/2010 5:22:01 AM PDT by aimee5291
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To: Danae

And thank you, my FRiend, for your inspiring words. May God be with you and your mother and give you solace and comfort.


44 posted on 06/26/2010 5:39:06 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Palin/Hunter 2012 -- Bolton their Secretary of State)
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To: Danae

*HUG*
Prayers for you and your family, that all of you will get through the next trying week with grace and dignity.
God is with you all, and He has blessed you immensely.

‘Face


45 posted on 06/26/2010 6:43:27 AM PDT by Monkey Face (I wear a yellow ribbon for my army hero grandson, and for the intrepid CG explorer!)
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To: Danae

When my father died, I was 17. He, too, died of cancer, but I’ve never grieved for him. I loved him dearly, and learned many things at his knee. It’s OK to not grieve just because it’s “expected” or “the right thing to do.” There are many ways of handling the loss. Your way is the right way for you.

*hug*


46 posted on 06/26/2010 6:51:22 AM PDT by Monkey Face (I wear a yellow ribbon for my army hero grandson, and for the intrepid CG explorer!)
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To: Danae
What a blessing for you to be with your Dad, and for him to have such a peaceful death. Would that we were all so blessed.

You know, we ask for prayers for healing, when someone we love is stricken with a dread disease, or is injured severely, but we have to remember that God heals in many ways. Sometimes there is physical healing, and our loved ones are returned to us, whole, in this life. Sometimes there is spiritual healing, and though they may be taken from us, we know they're waiting for us, and we won't be making that final journey alone.

God Bless your family, and give repose to your Dad's soul.

47 posted on 06/26/2010 9:00:35 AM PDT by SuziQ
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To: RedMDer

I don’t think that is at all weird. As my father crossed over, his music list was playing nest to the bed. Celine Dion was singing, I can’t recall right now which one. Of course we were crying... and what comes on next?

“You ain’t nothin but a Hound Dog” by Elvis.

We cracked up laughing. Because that was SO just like my Dad! It WAS my dad! It was just so perfect... lol

The house creaked all night it seemed, footsteps that we could hear but no one was there. People called that we had not spoken to for years, my 90 year old great uncle from Florida, Uncle Lou, he called the next day, though no one had called him yet. Dad was flying free.

So no I don’t consider that in the least strange.

So if we are nuts, then we are the same kinda nuts and that works for me! :)


48 posted on 06/26/2010 9:08:56 AM PDT by Danae (If Liberals were only moderately insane, they would be tollerable. Alas, such is not the case.)
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To: surroundedbyblue

Thank you!

That is exactly what I was thinking this morning. My tears are now for me, and my Mom.

Grief is a bizarre journey. I have no clue where its going to lead.

I thank GOD he is free!
Thank you!


49 posted on 06/26/2010 9:14:32 AM PDT by Danae (If Liberals were only moderately insane, they would be tollerable. Alas, such is not the case.)
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To: sionnsar

:) Thanks my friend. I believe my uncle is coming down soon, he will be piping for the celebration I think! :)


50 posted on 06/26/2010 9:16:06 AM PDT by Danae (If Liberals were only moderately insane, they would be tollerable. Alas, such is not the case.)
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