Story Challenge: Letter “H”

Story Challenge: Letter “H”

by frizztext

A Saturday Update


I have been blessed many times over with the outpouring of love and friendship that you all have shown me!!  My gratitude is deep and wide.


1)  Dad is eating and sleeping well.  He is regaining strength and even walking at times without his cane!!!  Praise God!  He is still having mental clarity issues but we will just keep praying for that one.

2)  I went to see Penny yesterday evening.  She has been transferred to a continued care facility back here in Lafayette.  It’s good to have her close by so that I can see her. 

Our visit was a tearful one.  I was appalled at the condition of her legs and the 2 pump lines that are sucking out the poison from her groin and leg.  The doctors in Indianapolis told her that she will have to be on the antibiotic IV for 6 weeks and then orally for 6 months.

She is a mess 😦  but, as I told her last night, at least she still has her legs and they didn’t have to amputate anything!!  Although she is depressed, she knows this to be the truth.

Those doctors told her that there was so much plastic left in her that caused the sepsis and nearly cost her her life.  

Even though she is not completely out of the woods yet, we know that God has heard our prayers and has His hand in this all.

Penny wanted me to say thank you for her to everyone who prayed for her.  She is deeply touched!!

Please continue to keep her in your prayers.


That’s it for now, kids got places to be and are hurrying me up!

Love and hugs,


A Healing Melody

* For dad, Penny and all those out there needing prayer for themselves or loved ones!; peace be with you all!


Broken Cup


For my “big” girl, my eldest,   I love you Shawna Marie with all my heart!!

As You See Fit

A Smile – Haiku

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Smiles of hearts broken

To brighten another’s day

Heal in their own way!

Teresa Marie  1/12/12 ©




My heart’s broken

Ripped in two

Tried to mend it

Best I could do

But you keep picking

Out all the seams

Offering up the illusion

Of all my lost dreams

As if there were

Truly a chance

But we have now

Danced our last dance

For the reality is

I must move on

Whatever we had

Is long gone

And I’ll be okay

My heart will mend

It’s just the beginning

And far from the end!

Teresa Marie  9/6/11

For you, Shawna Marie.  I love you so much and remember this is just another bend in the road.
You are a bright, beautiful and loving young woman.  I’m so proud to call you my daughter!!


Not All

Not all scars show, not all wounds heal, sometimes you can’t always see the pain someone feels. – unknown

Not all the scars show
when they can be hidden

That you would ever know
is what’s to them forbidden

Not all wounds truly heal
for they keep coming back

Then it’s peace they steal
as the tears they track

For there are always times
you can’t see the pains

That from some other’s crimes
still in a heart remains

And what they do feel
they refuse to let show

It’s too hard to deal
with what other people know.

Teresa Marie  8/25/11

My Tuesday Thoughts – The Healer


I am, once again and always, singing the praises of my LORD!  Jesus has shown me over and over again that He is the Great Physician, but now He has also shown my brother!  He never ceases to amaze me with His graciousness and love.  Wow!!  Don’t ever let anyone tell you that prayer doesn’t work!!

Some of you will remember this but others won’t, so please allow me to lay a little foundation for those who aren’t aware of the details.

Almost 6 years ago, my bother had a liver transplant because he had cancer.  Everything went very well and with each passing year he felt better and better.  That is until last year.  For some reason, which is still yet undetermined, he started passing out.  Well he eventually ended up in the hospital here where we live, not where they did the transplant.  The doctors treating him must not have been in close consultation with the other doctor because they put him on a medication that was extremely damaging to his liver.

After he was released from the hospital, he complained to the doctor here that the medicine was making him feel bad and told him that he wanted to get off of it.  This doctor refused to do that because it was a different doctor that put him on it.  It was a huge mess!  When my brother finally had his blood work done for the transplant doctor, it showed that he was rejecting the liver that he had successfully accepted for 5 years – unheard of basically unless there are extreme extenuating circumstances.  Well, by them giving him this medicine, they caused it.  The liver doctor said that there was no way he should have been prescribed that. 

As time progressed, so did the rejection process until it became “chronic liver rejection” and there was little hope in the doctor’s opinion but he told my brother that they were not giving up.  After Christmas, when he returned to the doctor, he informed my brother that he really didn’t think he would live past it.  We were very concerned and angry at the injustice of it all.  My mother was especially fearful and confided in me that is was her worst nightmare coming true, having one of her children die before she did.  I sent out dozens of prayer requests to as many different ministries from here to the Jerusalem wall.  I prayed the 91st Psalm every day and gave my brother and mother a copy to do the same.  We bombarded heaven with our petitions.

When I checked my e-mail this morning, there was one from him telling me that his latest tests show that his liver levels are almost back to the normal ranges!  Praise God!!  They have been gradually improving every month since the first of the year.  I love the Father/Son/Holy Spirit with all my heart and soul!  I will forever sing His praise and give glory to His Name above all names!!!  If you or anyone that you know needs help/healing, pray – pray – pray and don’t give up even when you think it’s not working.  There is power in persistent prayer.  Until later…

Always remember that Jesus died for us because He loves us!

Blessed be the LORD,
Teresa Marie