Thursday, February 12, 2009

Hi/Lo Thursdays

This post is part of "Hi/Lo Thursday" on the Riggs Family Blog. Check out their blog to read everyone else's "Hi/Lo" posts and for a chance to win $100. today

I found this post on The Freemans Blog today.I thought it was such a great idea!

From now on, I'm going to participate in Hi/Lo Thursdays!
The Riggs are giving away $100.00. I AM NOT ! lol

I think this is such a great idea! We need to "Count Our Abundant Blessings" as well as humble ourselves, and ask others to pray for our "lows".

As for myself this week, I guess my greatest "high" would be that my brother Mike (who has kidney cancer)got a great report from the doctors this week. His counts are way up...he gained 8 pounds (I wish that was good for me, lol), and his spine tumor is responding well to radiation! Praise God!

My lowest low is the fact that Mike has not seen his daughter, Hillary, in 18 years :0(
She was 4 the last time we saw her. Mike and his wife divorced, she took Hillary to Florida and remarried. Hillary was then adopted by a wonderful man who took great care of her! Hillary was told,growing up, that Mike had been killed during Dessert Storm! I finally made contact with Hillary last year, after she turned 21. I explained that Mike had not been killed, and was anxious to meet her. Alot to handle for a young lady. Then I had to tell her that Mike was in stage 4 kidney cancer. OUCH

This past weekend, some family friends were in Jacksonville. They went by Hillary's work to meet her. They offered to pay for a round trip ticket for herself and a friend to come to Nashville and meet my brother. She declined!
She thinks it is easier to have never remembered Mike then to meet him and put a face with a name.....only to loose him so fast.
Please remember this situation in prayer. We covet a reunion with Hillary, and it is the one wish Mike has before God takes him home!


Jill (Sneaky Momma) said...

What a blessing that your brother is doing better. What a crazy situation to be in with his daughter. How sad.

Tiffany said...

Stopping by from SITS. What a difficult situation. Praying for all involved.

fmattso said...

Oh his poor daughter. We found my sister after I think 20 years of knowing about her. She knew nothing of us. We met her and lost her a year later to AIDS but I wouldn't have changed anything. She got AIDS from a blood transfusion. I love that I finally got to put a face with her name. It's different with a parent maybe but I am glad I got to meet her. I am praying for you ,your brother and his daughter!