Thursday, February 28, 2008

The Susanne Update

Well my blogging friends, I was trying to figure out some way to help Susanne while living way too many miles away from her.  Typically, in this scenario, the Christian help comes in the way of a meal, but I don't think she would appreciate getting a roast with all the trimmings in the mail...

So I offered to do an update about her hand for her.  It's not much, but it's something.  And of course our prayers will do much more for her than a moldy roast would ever do.

Here's the scoop:

Susanne did break her hand in such a way that she'll be having surgery on Monday to put pins in her hand.  After that event, the doctor called for at least 6 weeks of healing and then physical therapy on top of that.  Right now she's on Tylenol 3 and will remain on it until the surgery.  They may put her on something stronger after her placement of pins.

Susanne did have one specific prayer request.  She asks that we please pray for a supernaturally-quick healing because financially there is no way she can take 6 weeks off work.    She took off yesterday and will see how she feels for the other days, and then she'll take off Monday and Tuesday for the surgery.   She is blessed to have a friend who will come in and help her intermittently for the next couple of weeks, but even with that help it will be very hard.

(She runs daycare in her house. Can you imagine wrangling 6 little ones one handed? I can't even wrangle my hair with two hands and she's going to take care of others who can run, jump, argue, eat and go to the bathroom.)

There are two blessings in her pain: 1) she did not break her favored hand and 2) she didn't break her sense of humor.  She specifically stated that one-handed typing is for the birds, so I wouldn't be looking for caps when she does get back in the blogosphere...   And of course, she wants to thank us for our love and prayers.

So what I suggest is a good old prayer-a-thon.  Would anyone be willing to bring our friend Susanne to the Lord in prayer and petition starting today and covering her through at least next Wednesday?  I think it would be wonderful if we all would say a prayer for her at least once a day.  Remember, you don't have to know someone to pray for them.  I think the best part of being in the family of God is that you have lots of extended family who can care for you, no matter the distance, color, sex or the title above the door of where you choose to worship.

If you're going to pray for Susanne, would you please leave a comment?  I think it would be encouraging to her to see that others are lifting her in prayer over the next week.  And if you wish to remain unknown, just sign in as anonymous.  You can keep yourself in the background while still heartening our friend.   

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