Thursday, May 28, 2009

Prayer Request for my Dad, Clyde


Could you take a moment to lift a prayer for my Dad? He's a carpenter and while working yesterday, fell from a scaffold onto the homeowner's driveway. He broke his heels…one in two places, the other is shattered. Both will require surgery. He was admitted to a local hospital where they now have his pain under control, but he has major swelling. Apparently, they cannot operate until it's gone down somewhat. (They're saying it could be 5 days before that happens.) We've been told recovery from the surgery will be rather lengthy.


There are lots of questions and concerns looming ahead (Dad is self-employed, won't be able to drive or work for quite some time, Mom doesn't drive and isn't in the best of health, Dad already tends toward depression, etc.) but we know and believe God is in control. This is all part of His plan. There is truly a measure of comfort in that! We are also grateful his injuries are not more severe...he could have broken his legs, his back, his neck or even worse.
We are of course bringing his case to the Great Physician and trusting Him for the best possible outcome. I would be most grateful if you would, too. Thank you.

33 comments:

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

I'm so sorry; thanks for sharing this request.

peace~elaine

The Brickhouse said...

Tracy, I will keep your Dad in my prayers.
~~Patti~~

Sarah@Life in the Parsonage said...

Praying hard for your dad today, and the rest of your family. Praying peace and healing...

Becky said...

So sorry to hear about his accident. I'll be praying for his swift recovery and financial concerns as well.

Kristi said...

Oh, they are such a beautiful couple! I will be praying for your dad and for all of ya'll too. Please, keep us posted!

TAMMY said...

Said a prayer for your Dad and Mom.
Will continue to pray for you and
your family.

paatai said...

i can feel the pain and anguish this accident caused you,your dad and your family.i pray for your dad's quick & complete recovery. You rightly believe that GOD is in control.
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Karen said...

Praying now for you and your family....

Julie said...

Oh Tracy, I'm so sorry. I have prayed for you and your parents today...

Keep me posted!
Julie

Just a little something from Judy said...

Tracy, I am so sorry!! I felt sick in my stomach when I read what happened to your dear dad. It is my privilege to pray for him, your mother and your family as you through this painful journey. It is so difficult to watch those you love go through pain. Please keep us updated.

Shabby Olde Potting Shed said...

Tracy,
I'm praying for your Daddy.
Your Momma too! ALL OF YOU!
STAY STRONG.
YOUR RIGHT, GOD HAS IT ALL COVERED.
Love ya,
lea

LisaShaw said...

Heavenly Father, I lift up Tracy precious Dad. I thank You for having Your Hands upon him. I pray for Your healing touch on his heels and his entire body. I pray for a spirit of encouragement and peace for him. I also ask Father for peace for his wife, Tracy and the entire family. With a grateful heart I say thank You Abba Father for provision, peace, protection and healing in all areas needed. We love You Abba and we are so grateful that we can come to You with our needs and I ask in the Mighty and precious Name of Jesus. Amen and Amen.

Joyfulsheep said...

I just prayed and will continue to do so as I think of it throughout my day. My cousin fell this past fall off his parent's roof helping them out and shattered not only his feet and ankles but also his leg in several places. God is healing him and he could have been worse to. I know God will work in your family through this situation.

Happy @ Home said...

Tracy,
I am so sorry to hear about your Dad's accident. I will keep him and your whole family in my prayers.

Kathy S. said...

I said a prayer for your dad. May the Lord show Himself in every moment, and meet all your needs.

Tonya said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. I just prayed and will continue to.

I love the photo you shared of your parents, they are so CUTE together. They have that look of sweetness about them just like their beautiful daughter! ☺

Kim@Seasons of My Heart said...

Tracy,
I'm SO very sorry to hear about your father, and the impact this will have on him, and your mom, as well as you and your family.

Father, in Jesus name I pray that your peace, and your comfort will flood the the lives and Tracy and her entire family. Jesus, NOTHING, catches you by surprise, and we know that even in what seems like our darkest hours..you ARE there...in the midst.

Praying that you will restore health and healing to Tracy's dad; and provide comfort to both he and his wife.

Father, help Tracy, to grip the hem of your garment..a little tighter today...as she walks this road with her parents.

And, I pray an EXTRA special blessing on sweet Tracy. Give her your wisdom, your understanding, your love, and your patience...as she ministers to her family.

I LOVE ya Tracy, and I'll be gripping the hem of his garment a little tighter...on your behalf!

Kim~

Edie said...

I saw your title and came straight over. I have already started praying.

A friend's daughter did the same thing last week except that she fell over her balcony from the 2nd story.

Will keep your dad in prayer.
Much love to you Tracy!

Laurie Ann said...

Still praying. I saw this on facebook, I think? Bless his heart! I'm praying he's feeling better every day and that God will provide for the questions for the future.

Alexis said...

Wow Tracy, I am SO glad nothing worse happened, but I'm also saddened at what did happen. Sending up prayers for your Dad for a quick healing, and for the rest of your family as you work to encourage him and keep his spirits up!

Yolanda said...

Tracy, Your concerns are being lifted up. What a neat picture of your parents and may God bring a quick healing and recovery. As well as perfect surgeons. Lovingly, Yolanda

Tricia said...

Tracy,
I am just now reading this on Friday, but I will definitely be praying for your dad and his upcoming surgery, as well as the whole work situation and taking care of your mom...

If you would like me to I can include this prayer request on my prayer blog... just let me know and I will add it.

Blessings and prayers...

skoots1mom said...

may he beat all expectations and recover quickly with very little pain...
Lord, your arm is NOT too short...
help them through this struggle and in your name we claim the evil one to flee and for depression not to raise its head during this recovery.
Amen

Marsha said...

Oh Tracy! I'm so sorry to hear this! I will be praying for both your parents. This is going to be a difficult road ahead. And I'm praying for you, too! Lots on your plate with this going on.

Wendy said...

Tracy, I just sent one up for your dad!
~ Wendy

Linda said...

I will certainly be praying for your father! I hope he's up and at 'em soon!

RCUBEs said...

Hi. Came here through sister Tricia's blog [Filled up and Poured Out]to pray with you. God bless.

skoots1mom said...

hope he's doing ok today!!

Joyful said...

Tracy, praying for your dad right now!

Aliene said...

Will be praying for your Dad. God bless the family and give you exactly what you need.

Tricia said...

Just checking in to see how your dad is doing... I continue to pray for him and for all of you...

Blessings and prayers...

Susan said...

Oh Tammy,

I'm so sorry to read about your dad!!! I pray he's doing MUCH better by now.

Please keep us updated on his progress.

I'll be praying for him and your mom as well.

I'm just so sorry...

LisaShaw said...

Came back over today because you are on my heart and your precious family. Prayers continue...

Love you.