Wednesday, December 22, 2010
This is a special request for prayer. We need peace in our hearts! We are enjoying this time preparing for Christmas as much as possible, but we have Mark’s next MRI looming above us. I would like to ask everybody to pray for peace for our family. As a special request, I would like to ask as many people as possible to leave a comment to this post. It would be especially great if you could post your prayer for Mark to read. Even if you don’t post a prayer, could you please post the words “I commit”? It is a commitment to pray for Mark on December 28th. That is the day he will have his profusion MRI. That will tell us if there is any new tumor growth or regrowth. What they find will determine if there will be any change in his treatment plan. If a new tumor or regrowth is found, Mark would probably need to have another brain surgery. Also, if there is new growth while he is on Chemo, it could dramatically shorten the amount of time he has here on earth with us. So I certainly ask that you please pray for good results, specifically, a clear MRI. Mostly, please pray for peace. Mark is nervous. He will be taking Ativan before the scan to calm him, but I will be driving, so I can’t take anything like that and I tend to get really worked up about things. So, for a Christmas present for both of us, I would like to see a ton of comments with people committing to have us in their thoughts and prayers on the 28th. I don’t like to ask for things, but I always ask for prayer. I wouldn’t normally ask for a visual confirmation in the form of a comment to a blog post, but I know this would be an amazing gift to Mark. I would love to open the blog on Christmas morning and find that hundreds of people are praying for Mark and our family. So, if you could, please pass along the link to our blog to everybody you know and ask them to do the same. We know that prayer works. If you are reading this because a friend sent you to this site, I want to say a special thank you for praying for our family. Even if you don’t know us, please know that we love you for your commitment to pray for our family! Have a very merry Christmas and God bless you all!