Friday, June 12, 2009


Hello everyone. I thought I was headed to Southwest Florida to share a few days with girlfriends on the beautiful beaches and in the yummy restaurants. Just a few hours after arriving I received a phone call that my usually healthy Father was going to need a quintuple by-pass the next morning (Friday) in Kansas City. So, here I am. Several hours and transfers later at my parents home. Dad had surgery this morning and did very well. Because he was reasonably healthy and a non-smoker they had lots of good tissue to use for the grafts. He is coming out of anesthesia and should be coming home on Monday or Tuesday. God has been so faithful through this entire ordeal. My parents' lives of living for the Lord and giving to others came back to them in a very real way. Mom was surrounded all day with people meeting her every need and being here for support. It just proves that what you give to others comes back in return many times over. I couldn't get here until the surgery was over and it was a comfort to know she was not alone. Thank you, Lord for your faithfulness! Please keep my Dad in your prayers for a quick recovery. After this is all over with my Mom may not be able to keep up with him! I hope so!


  1. Prayers & wishes for a speedy recovery to your Dad & support to your Mom too!!!

  2. Oh, I'm sad to hear this. But so glad things went well. I would be happy to pray for your dad!
    Mary Lou

  3. Good morning Karen ~ So sorry to hear of you scare and trust that God is close to you and your family as your father is restored to health. How wonderful then that my dear Star selected your name.... well, it wasn't actual selction, mind you, I printed out the names ont paper, cut them into strips and put them on the floor for her it "inspect". She promptly laid down on yours, "choosing" it as ths winner of our little millinery flower give-away.

    I hope this day brings much to encourage you.

    Kindest Regards, Eileen and the Most Beautiful Starry Girl @ Star's Fault

  4. Wow Karen, Keep us updated on your Dad. I'm saying a prayer for speedy healing and that your parents feel what you expressed earlier in having the love of Jesus given right back to them in a tangible way. Like a hug from the Father Himself. Oh how He loves us.
    Blessings and prayers

  5. Sending up healing prayers for your Dad and strength for you & your Mom :-)

  6. Hi Karen ~ Silly me, I totally forgot to ask you to email me with your mailing address so that I can send your millinery prize to your doorstep. My email address is

    I have it all packaged up and ready to go!

    Blessings ~ Eileen


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