Sunday, October 13, 2013


We all have 'em. We know they're important. And without 'em, we die. Simple as that.

Seems so simple...until the heart of a loved one starts to give up. 

My father in law has had one helluva year, to put it lightly. I haven't shared this with you all, but it's time to call in the troops, ie blog girlfriends, and ask for some prayers. 

Sheldon has a heart that's tired. It's worn out. It's ready to call it quits, but his body is not. After many, many trips to the Kansas Heart Hospital over the past few years, the docs are now ready to start talking about the possibility of a heart transplant. 

Heart transplant. 

Those words are pretty powerful, eh? 

And terrifying.

Yet they also bring hope.

Over the next couple weeks, he'll make the trip to Saint Luke's in Kansas City. Over the course of 2-3 appointments, Saint Luke's will determine what our chances are of getting him on "the list." From there, we wait. There are lots of hurdles to jump, but we're ready to start jumping. 

Please pray for Sheldon & our family as we embark on this long, long journey.

Pray for the board who will make the life altering decision on if Sheldon is qualified to receive a new heart.

But most of all, pray for the family that will lose a loved one in order for ours to live....

Hug & kiss those you love today and everyday!!! 


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MarlaJan said...

I've missed you, but I feel like I've been in the loop via InstaGram. Gotta love social media.

I'm very sorry to hear about your father-in-law, and I pray that the board comes to a decision soon, and that he does indeed make the list. You're right, transplants are a scary, yet hopeful thing that can literally put new life into someone. Happy thoughts coming your way from the east coast!

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

Many good thoughts to Sheldon and all of you. xoxo

Alyssa said...

My heart is breaking for all of you right now. Praying so hard, friend!!!

Unknown said...

Sending prayers to you and your family.

Unknown said...

Praying for you all !