Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Julia

Update 9/1/07
Julia passed away this morning at 7 a.m. Last night, a group of 150 church friends serenaded her. What a wonderful send-off. Julia lived a short life; but, she has touched a thousand lives or so with her faith and her miraculous ability to live beyond her suffering.


Please keep a family friend, Julia, in prayer along with her family and friends. Julia has battled rare thymus cancer valiantly for the last 6 years or so. She is not yet 40, faithful to our Father, and has lived her life despite her pain and problems. In and out of the hospital for years; off to different corners of the world with beloved husband, Mid, when out of the hospital. Living!

Now, she is in ICU and it's not looking good. She's in God's hands, but I covet prayers for a miraculous healing.

Update: They've sent Julia home under hospice care. She ate solid food today for the first time in a week. Thank you for your prayers for her. It's much appreciated.

13 comments:

brian said...

Prayers going up for Julia.

Missy said...

What courage she seems to have to make the most of life. I pray she gets to make even more of it...

Don R said...

praying for Julia. The intention is for no suffering.

karen said...

Thank you all very much!

Milly said...

praying

Barbara (aka Layla) said...

Praying.

Will keep checking for updates.

pearlie said...

She is in my prayers.

codepoke said...

May Julia continue to bring glory to her Saviour. Thank you for the report.

Kansas Bob said...

My sympathies on Julia's passing and prayers for those who remain.

Her passing reminded me of my first wife's passing ... an ICU nurse came in as she was passing and sang her favorite song, Amazing Grace, as I along with our two kids and our pastor witnessed her passing.

karen said...

Thanks, Bob.
Praises for your first wife's life, as well.

Missy said...

Karen, what a beautiful thing for everyone to do. I can only imagine it meant so much to her, and I know that perfect moments like that are a great comfort and blessing to the family and close friends left behind. Bless you.

chris said...

I'm sorry for your loss!

Barbara (aka Layla) said...

I am sorry for your loss too...how totally amazing for the church to gather and serenade her. That is Love.