Thursday, June 12, 2008

Donna's Request

Our dear Pilgrim Pal Donna (pictured) has sent out the following request. Let's get behind Donna and send a note of encouragement as a comment on her prayer blog. See the link below or just click here.

Dear Friends,


Father's Day is quickly approaching and I need your help.

The last time I celebrated Father's day with my dad was 26 years ago. He died in 1982, a year and a half after my mom. Fond memories linger of him...his demeanor, his quirks, his smile and laughter, his voice, the roughness of his hands, his never ending efforts to be the best dad he could to eight children. He did not walk me down the aisle at my wedding, he never knew my children or grandbaby. I will always miss him....It seems so long ago that he was here; it seems long ago that I was young; unprepared to lose another parent within such a short span of time.

I have an on-line acquaintance, an internet friend, whose name I cannot mention. I also cannot provide explicit details. In fact, the only thing I can do is tell you the immediate need for prayer. Prayer, because I fear the reality I faced 26 years ago with my dad, may soon become a reality for my young friend..and family members.

I have anguished over the situation; it is delicate, private, and anonymity is imperative. Yet my heart's cry is to reach out into the blogging community for prayer and words of encouragement for my friend....a friend who may be spending the last father's day with a loving earthly dad....

Would you please do two things for me.....would you visit my prayer blog and leave a prayer or words of encouragement ? http://www.bhs-dsb.blogspot.com..... under the Post titled Psalm 46

and then.......

Would you send this email out to as many of your friends...and ask them to please do the same.....

The Christian blogging community has come together many times...we have stood strong in faith and love, bearing the needs of others, lifting our voices in praise and prayer to the Lord....asking for healing, comfort, courage, strength.....Thank you for joining me in prayer once again....

In His Love,

Donna

4 comments:

hebrews 11:1 said...

Oh, thank you so much, Mrs. Butler...I think I'm going to cry!!! Between this and that beautiful song you left me on your blog!!

I have always loved that song, and I have been playing songs almost all the time when I'm on the computer and I'll add this one to my reportoire!

Love and Prayers,
LPP

hebrews 11:1 said...

Mrs. Butler,

I just re-read this post and realized that I sped-read it too fast the first time...you mentioned you didn't have your dad, either at your wedding??? do you know that was such a struggle for me to come to grips with at first, that my daddy won't walk me down the aisle?? my daddy who's loved and cared for me all these years...and I won't have him there for me on the biggest day of my life...and he mentioned recently how hard it was for him that he won't be able to see his grandchildren....ohhh, life is painful...

Please write me whenever....I really do appreciate your support...

God bless you richly,
LPP

Terry said...

God bless you Little Pilgrim Pal. Yes that Mrs. Butler has rallied the troops and our hearts and prayers are with you!...Love Mrs. Shirkie

donna said...

David,
Thank you for posting this here for LPP...the email went out to thirty five of my most trusted friends throughout blogsphere...if each of them sends it to their most trusted friends...and so on and so on....imagine how many are praying....the thought alone, excites me...imagine how much our Lord loves to hear our prayers...

thank you also for selecting By His Stripes as blog of the month here at Pilgrim Pals...that means a lot to me and I am sure it would Arlene...How I miss her!

LPP,

sending you hugs and never ending prayers today...

love,
mrs. B