A safe place to find comfort in and share words of prayer, healing, and encouragement.
Posted on: Jun 29, 2012 08:10PM
Hi! I'm a mother of 3 who is LDS. I draw great inspiration from my sisters of faith, be they Christian, Muslim, and Jewish. It is great to work together and let our maker work miracles in our lives. I feel so blessed and inspired from the stories of faith walking in God's light.
May God continue to bless and heal us, watch over and protect our loved ones, and help us be a beacon of hope.
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Jan 24, 2017 07:04AM SusieM49 wrote:
Our Ethan as passed. My heart is broken, though I cannot imagine going through this without the knowledge of a loving Father in Heaven awaiting this sweet boy. Thank you for your prayers. My daughter (Amanda) needs them more than anyone.
Jan 24, 2017 09:02AM Joanne58 wrote:
I'm so very sorry to read this terrible news tonight. Of course you, Amanda and your whole family are in my prayers, Susie. The Lord has asked us to mourn with those that mourn, and comfort those who stand in need of comfort. I'm mourning with you and praying for any small bit of comfort that will help.
Jan 25, 2017 06:33AM SusieM49 wrote:
Thank you Joanne. I don't wish to cause mourning for anyone. I do, however, welcome and great appreciate the prayers on my family's behalf. Take care.
Feb 19, 2017 04:29PM SusieM49 wrote:
Hello Sisters. Wanting to reach out to those of my faith, but am without energy to attend church today. I'm not certain if I'm getting ill or if the emotional drainage of my grandson is finally hitting.
I hope you all have a good Sabbath.
Feb 20, 2017 08:18AM Joanne58 wrote:
Thanks for checking in today, Susie. I'm sure you will be feeling unsettled for a while after such an emotionally draining and heart breaking experience. You might be catching a flu bug, too, so rest is important. I hope there are some happy moments in the upcoming week to sustain you. You'll continue to be in my prayers, along with your daughter and her family. Take care! Love, Joanne
Apr 8, 2017 12:34PM Kicks wrote:
It's been a while since anyone post here so thought I would. Roght now I'm sitting on a bus chartered by the Stake for a trip to Bismarck. We left the Stake at 3:00 am MST and will be there about 10 CST. We shoild be back to the Stake shortly after 9:00 pm MST.
May 24, 2017 03:52PM SusieM49 wrote:
Did your trip go well Kicks?
I hope everyone here had a great Mother's Day. Mine was bittersweet but I am glad I was able to visit with one of my children. It was a hard day for my daughter, but she is showing faith and strength I've never before seen from her. It's amazing how beauty can sometimes shine through the darkest of tragedy.
Anything new here? Any word from b susan3, MamaRay, or Marie? Hope all are well. Take care sisters.
Jun 2, 2017 03:26AM MammaRaysHusband wrote:
Hey sweet friends! I felt prompted to post some randomly lengthy thoughts. I wasn't sure where to put it. I think I ended up throwing it in the "Acknowledging our community" forum. At any rate, I miss it here. To be honest, it's still hard. Coming here, there are so many "ghosts" that linger. I hope everyone is doing well. Take care!
Jun 2, 2017 05:57AM - edited Jun 3, 2017 01:15AM by SusieM49
MammaRay I'm so glad you posted. I've wondered how you are and have prayed for you. Your post on the other thread was well thought and wise. Thank you for your comments and being willing to share them.
I ended your quote "Can we really think of any reason that would pacify the frustration of our diagnosis? " So very true.
Jun 4, 2017 05:21AM - edited Jun 4, 2017 05:22AM by Joanne58
Glad we have you back, dear Ray!!! Loved your post on the other other forum--perfect!
Glad your daughter is doing well and rising above her loss, Susie.
Take care, dear ladies, and enjoy the rest from your labors on the Sabbath :)
Jun 28, 2017 06:27AM MammaRaysHusband wrote:
Hey Sisters. So, we are officially into summer. Any fun plans? I am keeping it low-key but hope to do some weekend adventures. Zoo, camping, etc..
Wonder if we have people lurking who don't post. If so- please join us!
I actually just got home from the hospital today. Had an Ommaya port placed in my head. This will allow testing of the spinal fluid, and injecting chemo right into the brain. We are quite disheartened to learn that the cancer cells have spread into the spinal fluid itself, and the surrounding membranes. However, I have faith in Heavenly Father's plan, and will roll with the punches as long as I can.
I'm getting my vitamin C infusion tomorrow. Yay! I love when I am able to do that. Who knows if it's doing any good, but I'm grateful for it.
Jun 28, 2017 09:08AM Joanne58 wrote:
Glad to see you posting again, dear Ray! Hope that O-port does its job and gets the chemo on top of every C-cell! I love your faithful response to the crummy news about the spinal fluid, and the way you are planning camp outs and other adventures (and all your fun "RAOK" Club service to others :) Here's to another dose of "sunshine" (AKA Vitamin C) in your veins tomorrow. You're going to extra mile with your txs and I'm so proud of you!
Jun 28, 2017 04:12PM SusieM49 wrote:
Hi MammaRay. Always a treat to have you post. I too wish there were more posting on this thread. Seems like it was quite a hopping place years ago. Sorry to hear of your recent progression. Your positive, faithful attitude is a refreshing example. How did port placement go? I don't know anything about that. I may have to do some research.
I just recently returned from visiting my daughter in UT. Still bittersweet but I'm glad I could go. I will be going to Florida next month with my sister to visit my parents. They are aging quickly and I try to see them as often as I can.
Good to hear from you, also, Joanne. Hope life is treating you well.
Jul 3, 2017 03:19AM MammaRaysHusband wrote:
Hi Susie. The port placement went fine thank you. I'll have the port checked and a spinal MRI tomorrow. I'm glad you were able to visit your daughter. I'm sure she still struggles. Poor girl.
Happy holiday weekend everyone.
Jul 7, 2017 09:21PM Kicks wrote:
Well - I'm off again on a Stake bus trip to Bismarck tomorrow. We leave the Stake at 3 am and get back about 9 or a little after. It's a little over 300 miles each way.
Jul 9, 2017 07:31PM Kicks wrote:
It was a Fantastic day. Well all except for the start but that turned out OK.
I called my friend (VT Companion) that I was picking up on the way as she lives sort of between me and the Stake. I called her at 1:45 when I left the house so she'd be ready when I got there. WWeellll - there is a lot of construction going on in her area that I didn't know about and that neighborhood doesn't have nice straight streets that have a 'logical' layout , but a hodgepodge of curvy roads - so I got 'lost' but finally figured out how to get there. It's about 15 - 20 mins from my house to her's and then about 30 mins on over to the Stake so by planned schedule we should have been at the Stake by 2:30 - 2:35. Well we actually got there at 2:55. (We weren't the last ones to make it there though.)
So we left the Stake at 3:10 and had a very uneventful trip to Bismarck. The bus was only about 1/2 full so we each got 2 seats so not bad to lean over and get a nap on the way up. (Usually you have to get your name on the bus list early you be put on the waiting list if someone cancels). We got back to the Stake at 8:45 so it was still light which was about 1/2 hr ahead of planned.
Yes, it is a bit of a 'go' but have to remember that in this part of the country, it's quite 'rural' - long distances between 'towns'.
Looking forward to Oct.
Jul 13, 2017 05:31PM MammaRaysHusband wrote:
Kicks, so glad you could make the trip. Sorry you got lost on the way, especially so early in the morning. Or should I say in the middle of the night? It doesn't shock me that even being late you weren't the last ones there. "Mormon Standard Time" ya know. Always late comers.
I really want to try to get to the temple soon. It would be a challenge. Our temple is only two hours away, not as far as yours Kicks! But I have hard time sitting in a car that long anymore. I'm also not certain I could make it through a session without needing a bathroom :( Gotta love those med side effects. However, if I'm determined enough, I have faith the Lord could help me through it. Maybe with some prayer and a priesthood blessing.
I remember taking a bus when we went on youth temple trips. At that point the closest temples were either Washington DC or Toronto. (before you needed a passport!) Thanks for sharing your trip with us and bringing back good memories.
Have a great day all.
Jul 15, 2017 06:18AM shannonhusted wrote:
I'm LDS and a little over a year from diagnosis. Love reading all the comments. Love the gospel and the strength I get from it.
Jul 15, 2017 06:33AM MammaRaysHusband wrote:
Hi Shannon! Welcome.sorry you are here, darn it! But glad you found us. Where are you from? How are you feeling?
Jul 15, 2017 09:08PM Kicks wrote:
Hi Shannon - Good to meet you. (Not necessarily because of the reason for you coming here)
What area are you in? I'm in western SD (Black Hills area).
I see you've been a 'member here' since March but your first post was in this Thread. Please join us in the other Forums too!
Welcome - hope to see you back soon.
Aug 1, 2017 05:30AM Joanne58 wrote:
Just noticed your post, Shannon--welcome from me, too! :) Hope you find lots of information,support and smiles from the members on BCO. Glad the gospel is giving you the strength you need, especially at this time in your life. Thanks for posting, and let us know how we can help you in any way :)
Aug 21, 2017 05:59PM SusieM49 wrote:
Hello Shannon. I've been traveling and haven't posted. Glad to see a new name here. I hope you come back and tell us more about yourself.
I've had a full month with a cruise, visiting my parents in Florida, and my daughter in Utah. Ready to stay put for a while! I hope you're all having a great summer.
Sep 8, 2017 03:48PM MammaRaysHusband wrote:
Just sharing the latest LDS Daily Message I read:
"I say again, the condition of our hearts directly affects our sensitivity to spiritual things. Let us make it a part of our everyday striving to open our hearts to the Spirit. Since we are the guardians of our hearts, we can choose to do so. We choose what we let in or hold out. Fortunately the Lord is anxious to help us choose wisely."
—Gerald N. Lund
I think it's easy for us to "close up" and not be as receptive as we are going through challenges. This is a good reminder.
Susie's, your parents are in Florida? I hope they don't get much damage from this storm. Prayers for them.
Happy Friday everyone.
Sep 11, 2017 11:36PM MammaRaysHusband wrote:
Not sure how many of you will recall firstcall from the early pages of this thread. He was a doctor, a runner, and a strong believer in the gospel. Through some searching I just discovered that he passed away on June 20th, 2017. I don't know any details other then it was "unexpected." Prayers for his family.
Sep 13, 2017 06:16AM SusieM49 wrote:
I didn't know firstcall, but I am sorry to hear of his loss. He would have been a unique "voice" among the threads. Thank you for letting us know MammaRay. Hoping your days have been easy on your lately.
Oct 1, 2017 07:09PM SusieM49 wrote:
Good morning sisters. I'm late in posting this. I'm sure you all remember about general conference, but in case there are any lurking who are not aware, I would invite you to watch. Many cable provider have it on, or you can go to www.lds.org and simply hit "watch conference". This is an amazing opportunity to listen to messages from leaders of the church, including the prophet. We are honored to have these conferences twice a year, and they are a great source of inspiration to any who listen to these words.
Oct 2, 2017 06:27AM Joanne58 wrote:
Thanks, Susie! I think most of us tuned in and loved every second :) Bitter-sweet news about Elder Hales passing away right after the morning session. Anticipating a new apostle called in 6 months. Blessings to all, and may we continue to pray for our dear President Monson.
Oct 2, 2017 03:43PM MammaRaysHusband wrote:
Thanks Susie :) I thought about posting something as well. Thank you for doing that.
My heart is heavy with the news in Nevada today, especially on the heels of such a wonderful conference. It breaks my heart that my seven-year-old son now doesn't seem too phased by such a tragedy, as there have been so many tragic events in the past two years.
Take care everyone.