Friday night I received a call that no one likes to get. My brother Richard was in I.C.U. and scheduled for open heart surgery first thing Saturday morning.
My brother is quiet in a crowd, but will talk for hours if you get him one on one. He is a deep thinker and true renaissance man. (I think he sews better than me.) We call him MacGyver for his clever solutions to problems.
I won’t go into great details, but will only say that he is a true rock in our families foundation.
He often has a mischievous twinkle in his eye. When being prepped for surgery he thought he might have to shave his beard. This was cause for concern as it takes him months to grow it and of course Christmas is right around the corner. He was happy when the nurses agreed that he could braid it. (smile)
Richard is on the right.
My brother is a bachelor. A lucky bachelor. He has come through the surgery and has a gaggle of siblings wanting to wait hand and foot on him.
I can’t help but think of the many who might have broken hearts, broken arms or even broken hips and are alone. My friend Karena had surgery this past week. Do you know Karena? She is well loved by many. It breaks my heart that she will be recovering in a rehab facility because she can’t be home. By herself.
It doesn’t matter that I’ve never met her in person. She is my friend. So I worry. That is what the blogging community is all about.
I would love for you to go visit her blog HERE and leave her an encouraging comment. If you would rather send a card you can contact me (my email can be found under my profile) and I will make sure she gets it.
If you have a prayer request and feel alone I am here for you.
In 1 Thessalonians 5:11 it says
“So then, encourage one another and build each other up, as you are doing.”
Because the most sure fire way to heal quickly is easy.
Love is all you need.