aunt maaathaaa

“The way you help heal the world is you
start with your own family.”

Mother Teresa

(look at that young Atlanta girl)

Spelled M – a – r – t – h – a
but it’s pronounced Maaaathaaa..
And yes, it’s a southern thing.

So I don’t think she’d mind my mentioning this….
but I think we might need to ramp up the prayers….again
As in calling on all you prayer warriors out there….

You may remember, my aunt.
My mother’s only, younger, sister and my only remaining link on that side of my family.
We have been family, partners in crime and grand adventurers since I could walk.
You may also remember that three years ago, out of the blue, Martha was diagnosed
with kidney cancer.

No problem said the doctors…just pop out that kidney and you’ll be good to go.

And so it was…the one kidney remaining was to step up to the plate,
becoming super kidney.
She barely missed a beat as major kidney surgery is now about as quick and easy
as a tooth extraction.
We were off to Ireland in less than a year.
Life was good.

That was until late last summer when a routine check revealed new spots on the
remaining super kidney, the pancreas and the liver.

No problem said the doctors…
you’ll take a pill everyday for the rest of your life and it’ll
keep the spots at bay.

So it was the first of January when she started the pill regime.

But the side effects seem to be more then what she was lead to understand.

Her energy level is now that of a weak newborn kitten.
Her appetite has been absolutely zero which is probably ok because her mouth
and tongue have become so utterly sensitive that she can’t tolerate anything going
in the mouth…so she’s now down 35 pounds—35 pounds she didn’t have to lose…

And now the last PET scan showed new spots—the type of spots she wasn’t suppose to get
because she’s taking the pills….

But not a problem says the doctors…
We’ll change up the pills….

But the mouth is still gravely unhappy, there is absolutely no desire to eat,
her hair is now white as snow, her energy level is non existent and
she is at a low low…

So I think its time we call on the prayer warriors…

And this is the confidence which we have in him,
that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us.
And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask,
we know that we have obtained the requests made of him.

1 John 5:14-15

23 comments on “aunt maaathaaa

  1. Praying In the Name of Jesus, Heal me, Lord, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for You are the one I praise. Jeremiah 17:14 Amen!

  2. says:

    Prayers for Aunt Maahtha. God alone can provide perfect healing, whether it be here or in eternity. May He grant her relief in one way or the other. Hugs to you as well.

  3. Including her in prayers for those who are in need of healing. Blessings for you as you minister to her during this difficult time.

  4. Wally Fry says:

    Of course, Julie, Done

  5. Citizen Tom says:

    Alive, but barely so. Our ancestors did not have that option.

    We live longer, but too often we have a difficult time living. I too will add my prayers for Aunt Maahtha.

  6. phyllissnipes says:

    Julie, I’m deeply sorry to know Aunt Martha is going through all of this. Lance and I will pray for her, and for her sweet niece who loves her so!

  7. Lord, we ask for Your healing grace for Aunt Maaathaaa. Touch her from the top of her head to the tips of her toes and that troublesome kidney in between. May you restore her to full health this side of eternity. Nevertheless, Your will be done.

  8. Lynda says:

    Please know that I will keep Aunt Martha in my prayers. God alone can heal – and in so many different ways. Prayers for you also, Julie, as you have had so many concerns in recent times.

  9. Sarah says:

    Okay, ramping up right now. My love to you both. ❤

  10. Oh I’m liftimg Martha up and layimg her at the feet of Jesus! May He rid her body of all vestiges of the cancer and restore her health and wholeness! And I ask this in His Name, the Name above all Names! Amen!!! 🙂 ❤

  11. David says:

    Praying for Martha, Julie.

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