Monday, November 2, 2009

Update on My Sis

Thank you for your prayers and encouragement towards my sister Christine. I'm so blessed to have such kind blogging friends who really care. Many of you have asked about how she's doing and have continued praying for her. Thank you so much!

I received a phone call from Chris yesterday and she got good news! Yay God!

For those of you who don't know, my sis had been diagnosed with an almost completely detached retina several weeks ago. She had surgery but the doctor wasn't too optimistic that she would have full recovery of her sight. She had to stay home and go through a rigorous schedule of two hours upright and then two hours down 24 hours a day.

At first, this wasn't too hard as she was tired but after a while ...this was quite difficult to maintain. She couldn't read and her vision in that eye was very poor. She could barely see shadows and yet she had to try to keep the eye open so she wouldn't develop "lazy eye".

On top of this, she owns a consignment shop and is totally dependent on that income. Thankfully, she has awesome friends who stepped in to help during the past 4 or 5 weeks but Chris is eager to get back. She's a popular sanguine personality and is going nuts staying at home and not seeing her customers who have become her friends.

She was so excited when the surgeon told her he couldn't believe how much her eye had improved. Immediately, Christine told him it was because of the prayers of so many people. She told him that her sister had a blog and people from all over the world were praying. He said that whatever they were doing ...worked!

Her surgeon was amazed about her progress and expects a full recovery. And do you know what? That's what so many were praying for ... a full recovery.

How's that for the power of prayer?

So, my sister Christine and I thank you for your prayers. She has gone through much through the years. I believe in the midst of this particular trial, she has learned that ...God is faithful.

And yes ...He hears the prayers of His people.

How amazing is that?


23 comments:

  1. That is just wonderful news! Ya!

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  2. Praise God Debbie! That is wonderful!

    You and your sister really favor. Both of you are beautiful!

    Love,
    Beth

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  3. Thank You JESUS!

    What an awesome update to read first thing Monday morning.

    I'm so happy for her and love that she was able to share the power of prayer with her doctor!

    Miracles still happen!

    God is ALWAYS faithful!

    Love you,
    Jill

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  4. Oh Debbie!
    Praise God. I am so thrilled for Christine. I know exactly what she is going through. Daddy had the same thing. He had a special kneeling chair that he had to spend so much time in, and OMG it was awful. He to was literally exhausted. If it had not been for prayers he would have never gotten through it. Today he has wonderful vision, and is driving again.

    I know Christine will be fine. She has wonderful prayer warriors praying for her eye sight, and God knows how much she needs to see, to continue from day to day. I will keep her in my prayers.

    Thank you for the update Debbie.

    Country hugs and love, Sherry

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  5. That is wonderful news my friend. Prayers works!
    Hugs
    Kim

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  6. Praise the Lord! Thank you for sharing this wonderful update.

    What a testimony for her to share :o)

    Blessings & Aloha!

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  7. What praiseworthy news!
    Indeed, God is still in the miracle business!

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  8. What incredible news, Debbie :) - I think it is awesome that your sister is doing so well, and shared with her doctor about prayers :)

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  9. Yay! That is wonderful news and it just lifts my spirits this morning!!!

    Thanks sooo much for the update! I'll continue praying for her...and for you :)

    What a blessing! God is good :)

    Hugs,
    Kate :)

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  10. Oh PRAISE GOD Debbie, this is such amazing news...God is so faithful and so loving. My best friend has had this same thing now in BOTH eyes and has suffered just horribly. Sometimes it is all just so hard to understand. I am soo happy for your sister. BTW, you are BOTH very beautiful women, and you look so much alike. It's wonderful to have a sister and friend all rolled into one isn't it? Have a great day. Blessings, Debbie

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  11. God is so good! I am rejoicing with you and your sister in this wonderful news!

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  12. Dear Debbie,
    That is such great news about your sister. She is very fortunate to have a sister like you, and it's wonderul that she has come to know her God better through all of this. Praise be to God.
    Sue

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  13. So thankful to hear that awesome news. Praises be to God. Glory to God. WooooooHooooo! Blessings, SusanD

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  14. Wonderful news making us feel so happy. Hugs and kisses from Nicolaides family to you and Christine!

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  15. Just sharing your wonderful news about your sister! What a great way to begin the week. The pictures of you 2 remind me so much of my sister and I. There isn't a more precious relationship. So happy for her.

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  16. That is wonderful news, Debbie. I love your pretty pictures. Thank the Lord for hearing and answering our prayers.
    I had a very hard time trying to get your blog to load today. I tried earlier and could not get it to load. Thanks for your visit today.

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  17. Oh Debbie,

    I'm with you...Yay God! Yay Christine! Don't you just want to shout it out what wonderful things he has done!

    Sorry, I've been slacking. It seems I can't keep up these days!

    Miss and love you. Praying for you even when I'm not logged onto blogland!

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  18. Praise God!!

    Since I'm new to the blogosphere this is the first I've heard of your sister's eye problems and I'm praising God with you for a good report. He is faithful!

    Will pray for her complete and total recovery!

    Sweet Blessings!
    Jackie

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  19. I tried to leave a comment earlier and it messed up.

    I was so excited to read this and praise God at this wonderful news and answer to prayers! God is so good.

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  20. YAY GOD!!!! This is soooo awesome!! Full recovery WOOHOO!!
    I am a sanguine and totally understand her wanting to get back to her shop! God is soo good and this is such a testimony .....thanks for the update Debbie!

    Blessings to you both! and Praise the Lord for her wonderful friends as well!

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  21. I am so happy to hear this Debbie, this is awesome. I know it has been a long road for her. Yeah God!!

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  22. Praise God for answered prayer, and for healing.

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