Monday, March 27, 2023

Old age, families, PROBLEMS

 Cars and animals:


 Nothing like a family ride in the car!

 Some thoughts for today:

Families are important in life.  I was raised in a wonderful loving family, but it was not without troubles.  Either health or strained relationships.  BUT MOST of the troubles were small and insignificant compared to the life and death ones that did come around. Sherry and I have both watched as our family members left us to reach the ‘Other Side.’

Presently we are experiencing some major and minor problems in our own family.  WE are definitely not immune to those problems.

Darnell’s are ‘BLESSED?’ with boys.  WE have 2, Jack Jr. raised 4 sons, Mark has two sons and our only GIRL. Sherece Marie is the ONLY Grand daughter. She was and is a beauty with a great personality and work ethic.  Of course she is the most beautiful and wonderful Granddaughter in the world, just ask us!!!! (You might even know the feeling!  LOL) But I mean it.  ;-).

(Sherece and her daughter Stella's first plane ride)

Amazing how BAD NEWS comes out of left field. Yesterday evening we received a call saying Sherece was in the hospital with what she thought was kidney stones, turned out she has a more serious problem a mass instead of stones.  When Drs’ say ‘a MASS,’ I think of grapefruit size, but of course that is seldom reality, but no matter the size, it is scary and dangerous to the individual and family.

(Sherece and Stella at the beach)

If you do pray, mention our sweetheart Sherece, back in North Carolina.

We are bedeviled by a problem here also that we hope is settled in the next few days, and if needed we will head back to NC for whatever help we can be.


Nite Shipslog

PS:  I am smiling at myself. Years ago as a much younger man I made an ignorant mistake or assumption. In speaking to a wonderful old man who was retired, “WHAT problems could you have, you are in good health, retired and fancy free?”

Smiling he said, “You would be surprised!” 




salemslot9 said...

Father I pray that you heal Sherese in Jesus name amen.
(Praying for you too Jack.)

Woody said...

I pray for protection, healing, and recuperation for Sherece and Bless her with full recovery so that the world may know that You are God. Amen.
I continue my nightly Prayers Jack for you and Sherry and will add Sherece. Hope you can square away your issues, Sending down Cares and Concerns, love,
Gary and Anna Mae

Victor S E Moubarak said...

I am so sorry to hear of your news. Rest assured that I am praying for Sherece as well as for you all and your family.

I'm certain that our Lord is close at hand in these difficult times you are having. Keep trusting in Him.

God bless you all.

Susan Kane said...

Sweet little girl! We'll be praying for her and all her family. I promise.

Mevely317 said...

Lots of wisdom you've packed in your post today, Jack. Yep, perspective is mighty keen.

Lifting my prayers now -- for Sherece and her medical team. Please, let us know how she's doing!

Chatty Crone said...

I will be praying for Sherece as well. It is the mom - right? Of your beautiful granddaughter.
Jack I think people would be amazed at all our problems don't you?

Susie said...

Praying for your granddaughter. Your family too, because illness effects all. Yes, retirement isn't what we had dreamt about. I thought it would be lots of luncheons with dear friends. Gee, I am still wearing work clothes and working and not making near the pay. LOL. Blessings to you and yours, xoxo, Susie

Lisa said...

Sherece will be in my prayers. I will also pray for you all as you wait on some positive news. I believe everything is going to be ok.

Prayin in NC
Lisa and NIck

yaya said...

I will keep Sherece in my prayers for a full recovery. We don't know what will come our way each day...young or old. You've lived long enough to understand that completely. Hang in there and know we all love you guys and are praying for your family. Hugs from Ohio Jack and Sherry!

Unknown said...

Prayers for your beautiful granddaughter that this is just a bump in the road and everything will be okay. Just have faith that God will take care of her.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

We just never know what will come our way. I will be definitely be praying. So sorry that this happened to her. In times like this all we can do is pray. It could be the best help we can give. Hugs to all of you and her family.