A prayer request

by JoAnne on January 6, 2014

awesome niece

There is so much I wish I could say about life. It’s one of those times when it truly sucks. I hate the word “estranged,” especially when it includes my niece in the complexities of relationships. My niece loved horses as a child. One year, it was fun to send her a stick pony as a Christmas gift, if she couldn’t have the real thing. Smiling as she wasn’t a little girl when I gave it to her.

I learned my niece is fighting for her life with cancer that has spread like a wildfire in her bones. Apparently, from her blog she was just diagnosed at the end of December 2013. This is her second bout with cancer in just four short years.

My late adoptive mother did so much toxic collateral damage within our family that it’s impossible to fix all the brokenness. I don’t want to even try anymore. Not because I don’t care, but because there are many layers of hurt, pain and mistrust. But I want my niece to just somehow know I love her dearly with all my heart.

Will you please keep praying with me for my awesome niece? I still believe in miracles and she certainly is in need of a big one; for this is the ride of her life.

As her aunt, I am hoping that this will have a triumphant-happily-ever-after-ending.

Love, JoAnne

BothStickHorses

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Lynn Mosher January 6, 2014 at 10:27 am

I’m so sorry, JoAnne. Will be praying for your sweet niece.

Matt Todd January 6, 2014 at 11:18 am

Praying with you.

Judy Sickler January 6, 2014 at 1:27 pm

JoAnne, I will be saying prayers for your niece. Cancer has taken so many of my family members and friends, I am so hoping for a miracle to cure your niece. Also, prayers for her to know how very much you love her.

Val January 6, 2014 at 2:33 pm

Praying my bestest… I know how devastating it is to experience someone you love going through this overwhelming hardship…and I do believe in miracles. Praying for her…and you!
Love
Val

shari January 6, 2014 at 3:23 pm

Praying and lets tell her to giddy up…

Lori Lavender Luz January 7, 2014 at 8:22 am

Joining you in sending up prayers for your beloved niece. xoxo

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