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Old 05-01-2004, 04:27 PM   #1
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Prayer Request

I know I don't post these very much, but something has been bogging me down since I found out about it.

I recently found out that a friend of mine, who is 18, may not have a lot of time left here on this earth. He's had many tumors in his brain over his life, and in a recent visit to his doctor, he was informed that there was a new one that they probably can't do anything about. It's forming quite rapidly, and was informed that he probably has anywhere from 1 to 11 months left. I asked him if he was ready, and he said "Ya know. I think I am." He's always in good spirits and is a great guy. His family has been through so much with him and with his niece, who is 4 who was pretty seriously burned on her left arm. Please pray for him.


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Old 05-01-2004, 06:42 PM   #2
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Colin, that is so sad. I will definitely say some prayers for him, you and his family. He sounds like an amazing guy.
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Old 05-01-2004, 08:09 PM   #3
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Colin, I do not like to force my beliefs on others, it is not my way. I will simply say this, I have no doubt that there is a life beyond this one that we know now, and your friend will live on. He sounds like he had endured much already, and has excepted that his body cannot linger much longer.

Give him all the love and support that you can, and tell him to have no fear, each of us will be born, and die, but our our spirits will live on.

Losing a friend is not easy, I know. When my dear friend was in pain, I said a prayer asking that God decide what was best. I miss her very much, and think of her often, but I know we will see each other again.

Let us know how both of you are, and I will say a prayer for your friend, yourself and the little 4 year old girl, who was badly hurt.

Don' lose sight of your love for him while he is still here, no matter how much it may hurt you to see him in pain. Let him know that you will always be there.
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Old 05-01-2004, 08:20 PM   #4
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Whitebird... do you know how much I love you, buddy? You always have such nice things to say. I believe much like you do, as he does as well (we met at church). You are always so caring and sincere. Thank you. The world needs a lot more people like you.


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Gonna learn to forgive and forget
'Cause we don't have long
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Today I'm gonna love my enemies
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Make a change, make the world a better place
'Cause tomorrow could be one day too late


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Old 05-01-2004, 08:24 PM   #5
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You are very welcome. Take special care of yourself and your friend. Remember, we are connected forever.
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Old 05-01-2004, 08:31 PM   #6
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Quote: (Originally Posted by Higher_Desire) You are always so caring and sincere. Thank you. The world needs a lot more people like you.

I agree. Whitebird, your words of support brought tears to my eyes. I have the same beliefs and I'm so sorry for your loss of your friend.
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Old 05-01-2004, 08:44 PM   #7
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Thank you Sheila, I have wonderful memories. The last time I saw my friend, I had planted a garden for her which she loved, she gave me a big warm hug, we talked about love, life, her husband that she missed so much, who had passed on, and spirituality.

She died a few days later of a brain aneurysm.

She lives on, I am sure, and I'll see her again.


Colin, don't lose sight of the whole picture. Time is fleeting, moments are pieces of the puzzle. Life follows many paths, and the whole, is what matters. Your friend and yourself fit into the puzzle, fit yourself into the life giving force that moves us all.

Darn, I'm preaching.

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Old 05-01-2004, 09:21 PM   #8
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You're welcome, whitebird. I understand what you mean, I have lost of few people that I loved dearly and I think of them often. One of them was my grandmother who passed away back in 1972 and to this day, I still think of her. I'm glad that you had a chance to spend some special time with your friend. I'm sure that meant alot to both of you.
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Old 05-01-2004, 11:36 PM   #9
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HD, I'm so sorry about your friend. He will be in my prayers and thoughts.
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Old 05-02-2004, 10:08 PM   #10
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Colin,
I am so sorry to hear about your friend, that is so sad to hear
I'll definitely be praying for him and his family, and for you as well. He is very lucky to have you in his life You are a very kind and caring person! I pray that you will stay strong so you will be able to support him in the times ahead!
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Count me in HD that so sad
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H-D, your friend will definitely be in my thoughts and prayers.
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Colin, I'm soo sorry to hear about your friend. He will be in my thoughts and prayers. You will also be in my thoughts as well.

Whitebird, everything you say always brings such peace to people. You always know just what to say! I love for you that!
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Old 05-07-2004, 09:00 PM   #14
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SCOTTSMYMAN, you and your husband are special to me too. Thank you.

Colin, I think that your request here shows a depth, and understanding. You have a chance to make a difference in another person's life.

Never pity, as that can be more damaging than a person turning away, so that they do not see anothers pain. Listen, knowing that you will learn, and share your feelings openly.

Let us know how you are both dealing with this. Please?
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Old 05-07-2004, 09:10 PM   #15
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Thank you all. He's still doing well and in good spirits. I'll let you know if I hear any new updates.


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Gonna make every minute last longer
Gonna learn to forgive and forget
'Cause we don't have long
Gonna make the most of it

Today I'm gonna love my enemies
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Make a change, make the world a better place
'Cause tomorrow could be one day too late


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