Tuesday, October 30, 2012


I feel like I go through this every time, but it always rings true. While a part of me feels a little guilty for neglecting the ol' blog, it was worth it. I had such a great time with my folks :)

I am still editing/watermarking some photos from the week, so expect a recap soon. Also, I want to do a "Day in the Life of Jillian" post this week. Since I will most likely do the photos of Thursday, it will be late Thursday/early Friday before I post that one. However, I have a few things on my heart today.

First and foremost, I have said before that I really hate asking for prayers. Not that I'm trying to prove I can handle life because I most certainly cannot. At least, not without a lot of help from God and the family he has given me, (by blood and by choice). I decided to swallow my pride and publicly ask for prayers for 2 important people in my life.

1. My dear friend, Abbey, found out 3 weeks ago that the ongoing knee pain she has experienced for years was actually a tumor. She did not have insurance until recently and could not look deeper into this issue. Abbey had surgery yesterday and it went very well! The tumor is 99% benign and the doctor said she patched her up good. However, she has plates, cement, and all kinds of other things to help her knee come close to functioning like before. She has a long, and very painful road ahead of her. If you could keep her in your thoughts and prayers, I know she'll appreciate them! I'm hoping to visit her with Jillian sometime soon once she's feeling up to visitors.

2. Phil's grandpa is having surgery today. I didn't mention it before, but he has bladder cancer. Basically, the two outcomes of this will either be: a) reconstruct in such a way that he will have a urine bag attached to him or b) close him back up because the cancer has spread too much. He was already feeling pretty awful and had to cancel this surgery once before. I know that the family is hopeful, but we would appreciate love and prayers as we await the results of this surgery. I will try to update this when I know something new.
UPDATE: They did remove his bladder and prostate. Overall, the doctor is pleased with how things went! They did take out some lymph nodes and will let us know in about a week exactly what they show. However, we are all in good spirits :)

While you're at it, if you don't mind saying a quick prayer that my parents get home today safely, I would appreciate it too. Again, I'm not big on asking for prayers. It's even worse when I have a prayer request for me personally. I guess it just makes me feel selfish. I just have to keep in mind that no one will know I need prayers unless I ask. Maybe it's just the pastor's daughter in me that would rather focus on everyone else's need than my own.


  1. Oh, friend, that's a lot going on!! Keeping you and your family and friend in my thoughts. xoxo

    1. Thank you so much girl! I really appreciate it :) xoxo


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