Tuesday, September 2, 2008


I have an Aunt with Alzheimer's disease. She is at a very difficult stage in her disease. She still is at home and her 2 daughters and 1 son are taking care of her. She has progressed very rapidly and it may be coming to the time where, unfortunately they have to place her somewhere because she is so confused and mixed up. She also has problems ambulating, so this just adds to the difficulty in taking care of her.

My Mom told me this morning that this last week has been especially difficult. It has seemed these difficult times are occurring more frequently. So, I would ask that you pray for my cousins as they have some very hard decisions to make. They have tried to avoid this, but sometimes you do not have a choice.

I believe my Mom and sisters, and I know I would gladly help them anyway possible, but we live 500+ miles from each other.

Would you please join us, as we pray for God to give them Peace and Wisdom, as well as lead them to the right place, where their Mother can be cared for by people who are loving and kind.

JOHN 16:23-24 NKJ ~ ". . . Most assuredly, I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in My name He will give you. Until now you have asked nothing in My name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full."

JOHN 14:13-14 NKJ ~ "And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask anything in My name, I will do it."

"Christ has delegated a certain amount of His authority in the earth to His Body, the church. Our decisions as believers -- which we can express in prayer -- make a difference in our lives and others' lives."

MARK 11:24 NKJ ~ ".. . whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them."

PSALM 50:15 NKJ ~ "Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify Me."

"God invites me(us) to pray and believe, so His will can be done on earth as it is in heaven. Our Father in Heaven is the God of all peace and the God of all comfort.

Sheila and Valerie, if I can't give you anything else right now, I can give you the gift of prayer. Know that you are ever present in my thoughts and that I love you.



Christina said...

You know I will join you in prayer.

Laurie Ann said...

Cheryl, please know I'm praying. Alzheimer's awareness is a passion of mine, and caring for Alzheimer's patients is so hard.

My grandmother is nearing the advanced stages of this disease. About 3.5 years ago we realized she could no longer stay at home and my mom and aunt and uncle decided to move her to a retirement home. She's becoming less ambulatory and that's hard, but the hardest part is that she is nearing the stage to where she doesn't talk much, which is even harder. She senses we are related to her but doesn't understand relationships anymore. Family has always been very important to her and she would be moritified to know she thinks my uncle (her son) is her boyfriend. She doesn't understand why he keeps "coming round to call" since he is so much younger than she. We have to laugh to keep from crying.

Anyway, I know it's tough when you can no longer care for them at home, so I will definitely be in prayer for your cousins and your family.

Amy@saved by grace said...

Praying for you

Nancie said...

Dear Cheryl, I am joining you in prayers. It must be heart breaking for your cousins to see their beloved mother at this difficult stage of her illness. May God continue to guide your cousins with wisdom and His peace, and provide the right place, where their Mother can be cared for by people who are loving and kind. With God all things are possible! Our hope is in Him. Thanks for sharing with us. Take care!