Posted by Bill (not IB) | Thursday, December 15th, 2016 | Prayer Requests | 22 Comments

My Mom, who turned 89 back in September, fell and broke her hip today.

Long and grievous experience has shown that for someone in her age group, a broken hip is a death sentence in about 2/3 of all cases.

Please, please pray for her – Grace. For a long time, she and I had been at odds with one another; praise be to God, we reconciled and have had a wonderful relationship for the past few years; one which sets both my mind and heart at peace.

But – that means all the more that I don’t want to lose her. And, we had a special Christmas get-together planned.


22 Comments to PRAYER REQUEST

Donald R. McClarey
December 15, 2016

Prayers on the way!

Dale Matson
December 15, 2016

Bill (not IB),
Prayers ascending. Your mother’s name?

unreconstructed rebel
December 15, 2016

Yes. Prayers ascending.

Bill (not IB)
December 15, 2016


It’s in the post – Grace.

December 15, 2016

Prayers ascending for both Grace and for you, Bill.

I knew one of the one-third who get through this. She lived another half decade and passed away from other causes. May God guide you in helping your mother, and may you both feel His sustaining presence.

Daniel Muller
December 15, 2016

Prayers for your family in this time of stress and blessings, suffering and peace.

sybil marshall
December 15, 2016

Prayers going up for both of you.

December 15, 2016

Prayers for both of you and your family. May the Lord grant a peaceful Christmas to all.

December 15, 2016

My sainted grandmother was named Grace. The prettiest name in the world, IMO. I, too, have developed a wonderful relationship with my mom in her later years, so I get where you’re coming from. Prayers for Grace and Bill and all their loved ones.

Dr. Sue from Newark
December 15, 2016


FW Ken
December 15, 2016


December 15, 2016

Prayers for healing and mending.

December 15, 2016

Prayers ascending. Hang in there. My biggest piece of advice as you go through this is that a reminder that God did not cause it, but if you allow Him to do so, He will use you to minister to others whom would not normally be reached.

My second piece of advice is to listen to your gut and God. If something doesn’t sound right, even if it’s coming out of the mouth of an “educated” doctor, and listen to your gut. Don’t be shy about standing up for your mom.

Dale Matson
December 15, 2016

Bill (Not IB) Sorry, I missed her name. I thought we were praying for God’s Grace. I suppose we actually are since we all belong to Him.

Christopher Johnson
December 15, 2016

Consider it done, big guy.

December 15, 2016


December 15, 2016

Praying for your mom – I’m on vacation with my 80-year-old mother, building and firming and rejoicing in our relationship, which is never perfect in this world. The whole mother-daughter thing is always complicated, and as she gets older and roles are reversed, it gets tough. Hang in there, and I’ll ask Mom, who is a prayer warrior, to include Grace (and you) in her prayers.

December 16, 2016

Bill, I’m sure you’re having a rough time. Please post an update at such time as you have some idea of where this is going for your mom and wish to share. Prayers continue.

December 17, 2016

may God bless and heal her and give you and all her friends and love ones hope and peace. through God’s help and the good medical help, this may you and your Mom come to have a blessed and holy Christmas and a healthy and happy New Year.

December 18, 2016

Your mother is is in my prayers.

God bless, and may you have a happy, holy Christmas.

Marie Blocher
December 19, 2016

Any update on your mother?

December 21, 2016

Your mom is in my pyayers. Don’t be afraid to advocate for her with the healthcare team. If she was walking prior to the fracture, she should get skilled physical therapy after her hospital stay. If she has a medicare managed care plan, don’t let them cut off her therapy too soon.

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