Sunday, May 13, 2012

Praying for a miracle

If you have ever watched a loved one suffer from a debilitating disease while you were helpless to assist, our friend Michele Bilyeu knows how you feel. Her sister-in-law, Rebecca Savikko, of Eagle River, Alaska, is desperate for a kidney transplant. If you know Michele, you know that she is the type to dive in and begin searching for a miracle. Michele has put out the call to her online friends to spread the word. Because of blood types and anti-bodies it is necessary for this search to be very large in hopes of a kidney swap within a circle of willing donors. Please check out Michele's blog, With Heart and Hands, for the details. Pass the word to everyone. Hopefully this search will find someone who can save Rebecca's life. 

I believe in the power of prayer, and I encourage you to say a prayer for Rebecca right now while you are reading this. If we all contribute in this way perhaps a miracle will be forthcoming.

I realize that I haven't been the best blogger in the past several months. I came to Arizona to look after my Dad and I am still here.  I am now living in our mostly vacant house here, but I did buy a bed and a friend loaned me a couch and chair, so I am comfortable. My sewing machine is set up in the kitchen with piles of fabric all over the counters. My Dad dropped over yesterday and told me I should clean up this place. Huh, I thought I did! But it just goes to show, when I am in the middle of a project I am the only one that recognizes my piles of fabric and HSTs and 9-patches, etc, as part of a larger plan. 

Last night before the sun went totally down I took my first dip in our pool. My daughter asked if I had a swim suit. I said yes, from 1985! I haven't used to too much over the years, but it sure felt good in the water. And it is fairly private also as there are cement walls between all the yards. 

Later today I will be going to have dinner with my daughter-in-law and grandkids. Dad is coming too. I love being in my own house, but also having family close by.  Still no clue when we will be moving here permanently. My husband will be here soon for a quick visit and then I will be going home with him. 

No project photos this time. I want to focus on Michele's search for a miracle. If you are a mother I hope you have a lovely Mother's Day! 

1 comment:

Michele Bilyeu said...

Thank you so very, very much Marcie. This will mean the world to my family... as it does to me.

Now, I must say, I had to laugh at your dad telling you to clean your house and you and your 1985 swimsuit. Good for you that you can still get into it. Most of us cannot! Now, you didn't mention if you were able to get out of it again or swim in it without over exposure, shall we say. I don't know about you but I have places now needing suntan lotion that I certainly did not have in 1985 ;)

Happy Mother's Day, dear Marcie and thank you so much for sharing this!