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Prayer Request: Aunt Glenny

This is my {great} Aunt Glenny. She has been an important part of my life. She is DaddyBoy’s aunt. She was married to Daddy Boy’s daddy’s twin brother. She and my Mimi {DaddyBoy’s mom} are sister-in-laws and very close. She had these pictures made last year {although the look like the could have been taken 30 years ago} and she gave it to me for Christmas… it’s a “wallet size”.

Aunt Glenny is 86 and her mind has started to fail her. Over the last year she has hard a difficult time putting her thoughts together. My mother has been watching out for her, taking her to her appointments, and most recently arranging a sitter for her.

On Friday morning Aunt Glenny’s sitter called mom to inform her that Aunt Glenny couldn’t speak and all of her words were coming out mumbled. Mom rushed over to get her and take her to the hospital. She has had a stroke. It’s not a debilitating one. She’s able to walk and move but she’s unable to speak. Ironically, she told Mom on Thursday that she was ready to go home. She’s extremely frustrated, I can’t even imagine wanting to speak but being unable to do so.

Would you all pray that she will be comfortable and that her suffering will be short lived? That she will remain calm and peaceful until the Lord calls her home.

When we were home over the summer {on our wild road trip} Aunt Glenny insisted that we stop by her house on our way out of town. We hesitated to do so. It would have been so much easier with all the kids & dogs to just keep going. But we stopped. She had a catalog she had received in the mail and she wanted me to take it with me and go through it to pick out Christmas presents for all my kids. She doesn’t have any grandchildren and the relationship she has with her only child is somewhat broken. She’s a sweet and thoughtful woman and I hate to think of her suffering.

I have one picture that has made us laugh so hard it has nearly brought tears to my eyes…
Little man’s eyes are completely crossed. There were many times when you couldn’t quite pull together Aunt Glenny’s thoughts for her… and the fact that she’s talking to John Martin and his eyes are crossed made us question his ability to comprehend or not comprehend what it was she was telling him.

Anyway, if you have a moment please pray for this sweet woman.

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  • Lindsey
    October 11, 2008 at 7:17 am

    My granny just had a major stroke about two weeks ago (and I’ve been meaning to blog a/b it). Anyway, I will say a prayer. It was scary for all of us, definitely frustrating for her and just not a fun experience over all.

  • becky
    October 11, 2008 at 7:27 am

    oh we sure will darby!! and that pic w/ JM is priceless!!

  • Dianne
    October 11, 2008 at 7:36 am

    I will certainly pray for her. That picture is so funny! I admire the closeness in your dear family!

    October 11, 2008 at 8:00 am

    I will be praying for Aunt Glenny, Darby. It makes me sad to see the elderly go through such difficult times. I was also sad to hear her relationship with her only child is broken. So many families experience broken relationships and that is very sad to me. Loved seeing the photos of her, she is lovely!
    <><…..Trust in the Lord with all thine Heart and lean not on thine own understanding……..AMEN!

  • Joyce
    October 11, 2008 at 9:14 am

    I popped over from E’s blog.

    I will for sure keep your Aunt in my prayers. My daddy past away a month ago and it is so hard to see our love one suffer. I am thankful she has you and your family surrounding her with love and hopefully soon her child. I always like to believe in it’s never too late.

    Try to have a golden day!

  • andi
    October 11, 2008 at 11:26 am

    I am so sorry. I can’t imagine the frustration she must be experiencing. We will pray for her.

  • Ashley
    October 11, 2008 at 6:24 pm

    I'll pray for her too, D! love you! & ALL THE SWEET McFursons!

  • Candi
    April 26, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    I hope your aunt is doing better. I’m a caregiver for my grandmother and I know all too well how sad it is to see someone you love go through so much. She’s in my thoughts and prayers.