Just got this from Katy...
I have a really good friend, he's married to his college sweetheart, is a father of two beautiful girls still in elementary school and a very active member of the church I belong to. He's got a super personality, and a very dry sense of humor which always makes me laugh out loud. A week ago, I saw him at church with a bandage on his face and one on his ear and I callously made a joke about cutting himself shaving. Later, I e-mailed to apologize and said that I hoped it wasn't something serious. He called me today to say that one of the spots was malignant skin cancer and he would be going in for surgery this Friday (December 4th) to have it removed. They won't know till later if it's entered into his lymph nodes. I'm praying that it hasn't. He is a very faithful person, and is very upbeat about it, but I wanted to pull in some of the "blog" positive prayer power to help him too! I don't want to give his name, but if everyone could say a prayer for "John," I think God will know who it's for! Thanks Linda!
(I have been there and done that, Katy - mine have all been basal cell (the good kind), but my Dad has had many malignant melanomas removed. The waiting is definitely the hardest part. I will keep your friend in my thoughts. ~ Linda)
Also received this one while I was away...
Vonn Anderson, my high school best friend's aunt (then I married into the family and she became my aunt, too) was rushed to the hospital today. She is now in ICU. So far, they suspect she has had a pretty severe stroke and is continuing to have seizures. They have her on a ventilator and heavily sedated and trying to control the seizures. Vonn has not been in good health for quite some time. She has had mini-strokes from time to time and has had some serious heart problems and heart surgeries. She, her husband, Roy, daughter, Loree, and three grandchildren and all the rest of the family could really use some good vibes right now. We're all a little scared.
Sendsing good thoughts their way, too!