Monday, November 1, 2010

The only gift is a portion of thyself…

-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

This morning, I was going to titillate you with random happenings from the weekend. I know how you long for the zaniness that is suburbia. But I’m going to save it for another day, because we got a phone call this morning.

My belief is that if the phone rings in the middle of the night, it is not going to be good. But this phone call was great news! CGMan’s brother is headed to surgery to get a new kidney! He’s been waiting a long time, so this is wonderful news.

Rather than spend the morning thinking of ways to make you wish you had my oh so exciting life, I’m going to sit here and say a little prayer of thanks, especially to the family who gave the most wonderful of gifts.

I believe if we all send healing thoughts and prayers, it is going to be a great day!

 

This is a good time to remind everyone the importance of being an organ donor. It’s a gift that keeps on giving.

15 comments:

  1. I have aways checked the organ donation thingie on my drivers license. But, I wrote in "sans liver." I've abused that one. :)

    Many blessings on your brother-in-laws surgery.

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  2. Happy thoughts and prayer for your brother in law! that is wonderful news!

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  3. Awesome news! Be sure and tell us how he's doing. Hugs and prayers on this end!

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  4. That's great news. Many thanks go out to the donor and their family, and best wishes for a speedy recovery to your brother in law.

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  5. Congratulations. Blessings and prayers to your brother in law and to the donor and their family.

    Yes, everyone should be a donor.

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  6. Hope this news is the start of an especially joyful and healthy holiday season for your brother-in-law and family. Blessed be the donor and family.

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  7. I hope the surgery went well!

    My dad got his kidney August 11, 2006. It is still functionning spectacular and he was like a new man after he got it!!

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  8. What a relief. The wait can be so debilitating on the whole family. I had a friend who had 2 daughters who needed kidney-pancreas transplants, now they are both doing well now and no longer have diabetes.

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  9. Yay! Good news is always something we want to hear about. Sending love to the family that donated the life to others. Prayers and good thoughts to your BIL on a happy, healthy recovery.

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  10. Gosh, Dawn, I wish I had seen this post this morning!! I could have been praying all day! I will continue to lift him up in prayer. As you know, I gave the Sweetheart a kidney almost 6 years ago and he did much better than I did. His transplant went really well and as soon as my kidney was attached to his bladder it started working and has been working perfect ever since!! Many blessings to your whole family! Smiling and praying for you all.

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  11. Hooray for the wonderful news! Sending prayers for your brother-in-law and for the donor as well.

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  12. That's fantastic! I encourage people all the time to check the organ donor box on their driver license.
    I'm very happy for all of you.

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  13. VERY good news! Will keep you all in my thoughts especially the patient!

    I'm an organ donor - I encourage everyone to "just do it"! :)

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  14. This is such wonderful news, albeit bittersweet for the donor's family. May they take comfort in the incredible gift they have given and know their loved one lives on because of it.

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