Saturday, December 19, 2009

There's Always Hope...

My Father-in law did not get his new heart today. His antibodies were too high and they would have rejected it. I hope, at least, someone else benefited from the donor’s gift.

We wait and pray…


On another battle front is Anissa and her family. On Tuesday, November 17th, Anissa suffered a massive stroke…and then another one. When I first heard about it I thought “How could this happen to someone so young and full of life?” I prayed for her and her family. I meant to send a donation, but then things kind of got turned upside down when Paul was sent to India.

Then, today, I saw this:

Love for Anissa! from Undomestic Diva on Vimeo.



It is truly amazing this thing that we are a part of, this thing called the Blogosphere. Our paths may criss and cross, usually through posts and comments; if we’re lucky in person. And what is even more amazing is how we care about each other even if said paths have never crossed.

Today I finally made that donation that I had planned on making a month ago. If you’d like to help, you can click on the link below. I understand that in this economy and with the holidays upon us that it may not be possible, but don’t underestimate the power of prayer.




And now I must ‘borrow’ from my friend Lou, the first blogger I met in person, and use his sign off…

Ndinombethe.

It’s an African proverb, pronounced “in-day-nom-bay-tay”. The translation: “As I go, I am wearing you.” It refers to the indelible handprint we leave on the lives of others as we cross paths, whether intended or accidental.

8 comments:

Mad Woman said...

"Ndinombethe"...I love it.

So so sorry to hear that your father in law didn't get the heart. I hope there's another one right around the corner. He'll continue to be in my prayers!

Kat said...

I had avoided watching this video until now cause I knew I would be in a mess of tears. Now, I am in a mess of tears. Thank you.

Moonspun said...

You know, the way my path had gone, I didn't know who Anissa was until this happened, but I've been reading and following and the video is the last thing I saw last night (not sure on whose blog!) and it was quite heartwarming.
Sorry about your FIL

LceeL said...

I've only seen Anissa from a distance - while at BlogHer in July. She was like a rock star - surrounded by people and impossible to get close enough to talk to or touch. But even at that distance, you couldn't help but but impressed by her presence. I pray, and continue to pray, for her recovery. And I've added your father in law to my prayers, as well.

And you're welcome to borrow anything you like from me - I'm flattered that you would think something of mine worthy to borrow.

Headless Mom said...

I adore that quote.

Sorry about your fil. I'll continue to pray for you all.

Kaylen said...

I think I read Anissa's blog a while back, and then she got lost in my long list of blogs to read....and then this happened!! How horribly sad!!!
It is amazing what the power of the internet can do for us. Some of my blogger friends know me better than some of my friends in real life.

I love that African Proverb!!!
Ndinombethe!

Skeeter said...

Merry Christmas! All the best to you and yours.

Skeeter

Lola said...

So, that's what that means! I always meant to ask Lou and forgot. Very cool!

So sorry about your FIL. Waiting must be so tough, and to get that close...

I'll keep praying. I never knew Anissa until after the stroke. So sad ;( I sent my donation a while back and check in every once in a while. It is amazing how the internet gets people together.