Showing posts with label Vincent. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Vincent. Show all posts

Thursday, February 9, 2017

I need your help, please pray with me


There are times throughout our lives when we get stuck in a loop and cannot seem to break the cycle. Recently I've watched my oldest grandson with great concern as he's become so ill that he lost nearly half of his body weight within a year's time. He lost his job, lost the house he was renting, lost most of what he owned because he was in no condition to move--it has been a horrible year for him.

As you can well imagine, his emotional state is certainly at an all time low. He has repeated his near-death visits to local area hospitals at least 10 times since April of 2016. True to my prediction, the time between these visits is becoming less and less all the time. I fear for his life, and that's a hard thing to live with for those who are forced to sit on the sidelines watching a loved one fall to pieces right in front of them.

 I'm writing this because I don't know what else to do. If I could trade places with him I'd gladly do it. I know who I am and what I am and I'm sure of one thing above all, if I were in his place, I'd most likely make it simply because I know that I can. I've weathered similar ailments and survived the ordeal. He is not confident that he can make it, and that alone is enough to hinder him from breaking the cycle he's in. Instead, he allows his emotions to get the better of him, and then he resorts to self medicating thoughts that are not beneficial on the long term. In other words, he's not following doctor's orders.

Why am I writing this, exposing my pain to the entire world?  I'm not sure.  Perhaps I'm hoping that you will join with me on behalf of my ill grandson by praying to God for his survival, both physical and spiritual. He's only in his early 20s, certain no age to fall  prey to an illness such as this.

All of this has taken me back to when he was a small child. I remember so many times when he and I shared really great moments. Since his father was a coward, refusing to take care of his own child (his concern was for  his money and his marriage, not his son), the duty of raising him fell on others around  him. Yes, he had a step father, but unfortunately that experience was not a good one considering his step father's anger issues.

When he was real little, every time we'd pass an ATV or motorcycle, he would tell me that one day he'll be riding one of them. Well, he was right. The first one I bought for him was a three-wheel ATV. He learned how to do things with it that is not safe for  man nor beast. I bought him a four-wheel ATV, and he took to it like a duck takes to water. His middle name should have been "No-Fear."

I remember holding him when he cried over a skinned knee, a bully in the neighborhood who had chased him  home, and when he was sick. I always made it better one way or another, until now.  Now, I'm  unable to assist him for a variety of reasons, most of which involves him.

This is a good young man, a caring young man, a once proud young man concerning his many accomplishments. When he was barely out of high school he made a hydrogen fuel cell. His mechanical skills and his ability to troubleshoot and to fix broken things is next to none.

Please pray for my grandson. God knows his name. Just ask Him to heal Al's grandson and He'll know exactly who you are talking about.  Please share this blog post with others and ask them to pray as well.

Thank you!

Al


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