Thursday, August 19, 2010


God, grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
Courage to change the things I can;
And wisdom to know the difference.

The extended version:

God, grant us the...
Serenity to accept things we cannot change,
Courage to change the things we can, and the
Wisdom to know the difference
Patience for the things that take time
Appreciation for all that we have, and
Tolerance for those with different struggles
Freedom to live beyond the limitations of our past ways, the
Ability to feel your love for us and our love for each other and the
Strength to get up and try again even when we feel it is hopeless.
I have been a little behind with my blog these days.  I am very worried about my mom Anne, who is having open heart surgery soon.  She has a valve that needs to be replaced and she suffers from RA, so she is having much pain with that...and worry about the upcoming sugery.  My family is all in Pa., and I am here in La.  We are going to leave Saturday and driving up to see her.  I am very worried but my mom is a tough cookie when she has to, and I know all will be fine.  I love my mom and dad very much, and hope her recovery is swiff and she is feeling better soon.  Any prayer warriors who would say a prayer for her, I thank you from the bottom of my heart....


  1. I have already said a prayer for speedy recovery! You know I saw a statistic once that said patients who people pray for have a higher percentage of recovery rate. I believe it's true. Don't forget to take care of you while you take care of her.

    Hugs, Kelly

  2. Hi Kathy,-thanks for becoming a new follower of mine,---I`m sad hearing of your mother, but hopes it will soon be all over, and she will recover quickly-
    Wishing the best for you.
    xo Dorthe

  3. here you are! just what I needed to read today! the arthritis I have is much like RA but no heart problems (yet??) just a daily struggle to keep up. and a bigger struggle when I feel guilty about all that I can't do. Again, thanks!

  4. I will certainly keep you and your dear mom in prayer.