I have a dear friend who had a rough childhood. This afternoon she sent me a soulful prayer request, which I asked permission to post here:
My Grandma was diagnosed with breast cancer this morning. I'm asking for fervent and heartfelt prayers for her -- My Grandma was the biggest influence on my heart and spirit as I was growing up. She means the world to me.... more than I can express in mere words. Her name is Wilma Jean W. and I humbly ask for your prayers and for her to be added to your prayer chains and prayer lists at church. Thank you so much.
My heart is breaking and I'm very stressed right now. We don't know what stage the cancer is in or anything like that as yet. She sees an oncologist (one that specializes in breast cancer) next Monday. The doctor could have gotten her in to see the specialist this week but she just shrugged it off and said she's 85 years old and not in any particular hurry. That concerns me. I have a strong inkling she might refuse treatment. I don't *blame* her at her age -- I'd have to consider the pros and cons carefully, too -- but the odds of losing my Gram that much sooner just went up exponentially.
Please keep Wilma Jean in your prayers -- and my friend as well. This is rough news.