Monday, February 9, 2009

A Request for a Friend

I'm going a little off topic here.

Ellouise Schoettler is a good friend and a fine storyteller. Her husband Jim is a rare soul--a doctor who has loads of common sense, a keen interest in everything around him and the ability to relate to anyone he meets.

Recently Ellouise wrote on her blog that Jim's cancer that has shown up again unexpectedly. I can only imagine the impact that must have on their 53-year love affair.

Many of us know first hand the power of prayer and healing thoughts, in whatever form those may take. If you have a moment, please go to her blog and leave a message, a prayer, a hug, good thoughts or whatever you feel you can give to Jim as he prepares for surgery at the end of this month.

Thank you, my friends.


Susan said...

Oh no. I've lost half my family to cancer; it's an awful thing. You're a good friend, and I'm off to her blog.

Cathy said...

Thanks for sharing. I was diagnosed with bladder cancer in October of 2005 and had my bladder removed in Feb. 2006 at Cleveland Clinic. I left them a message with some info. It's a long hard track to be on and I know what he is going thru but we'll all be praying for him.

Granny Sue said...

Thank you, Cathy and Susan. Encouraging words are the best medicine. Cathy, your story is really to the point. I am sure ellouise will appreciate you sharing it with her.

Granny Sue said...

I went to Ellouise's blog and was astounded by the many thoughtful comments so many of you left for Jim. Thank you all so much. There is truly a sea of kindness in this world, and today I feel like I am swimming in it.


Thanks so much Granny Sue for helpping gather a network of love and support for Jim. So many of your friends have stopped by and left encourging and uplifting words for Jim and for me. Many I knew from surfing off your -blog list - and meeting new folks as well. A rich community. You are a dear one.

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