Thursday, June 10, 2010

Home Sweet Home and a Prayer Request

As much fun as vacations can be, there is just something so comforting about sleeping in your own bed and snuggling with the one you love(Mr. SS, of course).  I have been busy playing catch up (you know...laundry, bills, housework, etc.) so haven't had time to post about the rest of my Kentucky vacation.  I will spread out the rest of the trip eventually, because I still have some great pictures to share. Spending time with my family there has meant alot and I am in love with the state of Kentucky.

Another reason I haven't posted about the rest of my trip is that as I was catching up on some of my favorite blogs, I discovered one that I had missed was that of my friend Suzanne. She owns my favorite quilt store and her blog is about her store and her life. She is very open about the things going on in her life. She has been sharing lately about her son Jeff who was diagnosed with ALS last year.  I have just felt, I don't know, frivilous posting about vacationing when she is away spending day and night in the hospital with her son.

Jeff is very special to me as Suzanne and I were best friends when we where pregnant with our first babies. She had Jeff and I had Scott, just two weeks later.  Jeff was born on Scott's original due date.
Even though we lived 2 hrs. apart, we shared everything during pregancy, birth, and the raising of two of the cutest little boys.  We visited often and even dressed them alike at times. They had the same toys, liked many of the same foods and progressed about the same, but Jeff was always one step ahead of Scott in each area of development for the first year or two, so I always knew what to expect next.
I changed Jeff, fed him, rocked him to sleep and loved him.
After the first couple of years, we weren't  together as often as my husband's job (if you can call playing pro baseball a job) took us all over the country.
But we remained friends and have been in and out of each others lives often, mostly due to my families life changes.

Anyway, not to make this about me, I know Suzanne will read this and will not mind if I ask my readers to pray for Jeff and his family and my dear friend and her husband Bill. You can go to her blog by clicking here and read about Jeff's progress. He's had a few rough weeks, but seems to be doing better with the love and prayers of many of  his family and friends.


8 comments:

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

I'll be praying for Jeff. Your friend has a wonderful blog.
Blessings,
Marcia

Farmchick said...

Prayers sent up!

Sewn With Grace said...

Already praying! Glad you made it home safely and had a good time!

~Carrie from Cottage Cozy~ said...

I will indeed pray for Jeff and the family! I am so sorry to hear of their suffering!

Dogmom Diva said...

Hi Beverly, I just went over to Suzanne's blog and left a note..you are more than a friend you are family if you have known them that long..My best girlfriend and I have known each other 30 years and I would feel the same with her kids, like they were mine..
God bless and can't wait to see more pictures of your trip!
hugs
Barb

Suzanne said...

I woke up in the wee hours of the morning unable to sleep and found comfort here. Thank you Beverly for your love and prayers. At times like these they are what gets us through. That and knowing that God loves us and will carry us in our time of need.

I'm glad that you had a wonderful trip and I know what you mean...there is no place like home! I'm so glad that you have reconnected with your family and are able to spend time together.

Judy Good said...

Hi Beverly, I'm so sorry about your friend Jeff. I'm praying for him and his family. Love you, your FCOR

Annelies said...

You are home....and we are leaving. I read Suzanne's blog each day and they are ALWAYS in my prayers. I will catch up with my emails as I can. Hugs to you dear friend. Since my husband will ask.....who did your husband play for. We are on our way to see the Angel's play at Wrigley field. A retirement present for my husband who is a HUGE fan!!! Me....well, I know very little about baseball (G)!!!!