Saturday, January 15, 2011

~ there's no place like home~

debbie's home!

i just spoke with her on the phone

{it was sooo good to hear her voice....}

the first thing she said was how glad she was to be home

for some odd reason

one doesn't get much sleep in a hospital

go figure....

so she's really looking forward to sleeping in her own wonderful bed tonight

photo houseatthelake

she is feeling good

tired, of course, but good

she wanted to thank you all so very much for your prayers and cards

your love is overwhelming to her

and you really helped get her through some days of fear and uncertainty

she will go back next week for a check-up
and to receive more test results

so.....our battle is not yet over, my beautiful warriors!

we must keep praying that the test results come back clean and clear
and that the cancer was contained and removed entirely~

armor up, girls!

I called upon the Lord in distress; the Lord answered me.  ~Psalms 118:5

I love the Lord, because He hath heard my voice and my supplications.
Because He hath inclined His ear unto me, therefore will I call upon Him as long as I live. 
~Psalms 116:1-2

{ hugs }



  1. This is wonderful news! So glad she will sleeping in her own bed tonight! Still praying!
    Hugs- Tete

  2. I hope she has a restful nights sleep at home in her bed! Praying for all of you!

  3. Oh my goodness....yes! there is NO place like home especially when you just want to feel comforted and safe and protected from the harsh outside your own little haven away from it all...your own familiar bed...your own private potty chamber...SO glad she is there, and will continue to pray...thanks so much for the update...God BLESS her...!

  4. I'm so glad Debbie is finally back to the comforts of her own home and on the road to recovery from her surgery. I hope with all my heart that her results come back free of any cancer. She's such a trooper!

  5. We will keep lifting her up in prayer!
    I bet she'll get a good night's sleep in that comfy looking bed! God bless her and God bless you Laurie. What an amazing friend she has in you!

  6. Home Sweet Home. I'm so happy to hear she will be in her own bed tonight and that for now things are well. My prayers will still be strong and consistent for her. Thanks for the update!

  7. I pray! I pray! And...when I don't know what else to do I PRAY SOME MORE!

    Prayer changes things!

    I'm so happy your sissy is home. May God be with her. Prayers will continue to go up in her behalf...

    Love to you girl~


  8. My Dear Laurie...Surely I will add more prayers for Debbie. Thanks for the good news. Susan

  9. So happy to hear she is home, Laurie. And to Debbie if you're reading this, we're all pulling for you. And happy you're getting better, and getting stronger. Sending you both warm sunny hugs from California, xoxo tami

  10. So happy to hear that Debbie is home...there is nothing like sleeping in your own bed. I will continue to pray for her.

  11. What wonderful news! I'm happy to hear that she was encouraged by all the prayers. That's a big part of the healing process. I will keep praying for a full recovery. What a blessing for her to be home and in her own bed!

    Blessings and hugs to your family!

  12. Glad she is home!! May She feel God's presence and blessing in her life.

  13. United we Stand! The prayers will continue! Thank you for keeping us up-to-date.

  14. Good/Great News, Laurie...
    Thanks for sharing... have been/will continue to pray for good reports & for an easy recovery.
    Tell her hi!! when you talk to her again

  15. Oh that is so wonderful that she is home and resting in that beautiful bed of hers!! There is no place like to recover and gather your inner and outer strength! I will continue my prayers and I am just so happy for you that you got to talk to her!! :)


  16. Laurie,
    Great news! Keep it coming, as well as updates for prayer requests!

  17. laurie...thank you for the update! So happy Debbie will be in her own bed tonight! Sending lots of love my sweet friend! Positive energy and lots of prayer! xokathee

  18. I'm praying Laurie...thanks so much for the update!

  19. What wonderful news that Debbie is home and will be able to rest in comfort in her own home!!!
    Thanks for letting us know and please tell her I still think of her every day!!!
    Suzann xoxox

  20. So glad your sis is home again Laurie! Tell her we will keep her in our prayers! hugs...Deb

  21. I am so glad she is home !!!..i pray i pray i pray........of course !! lovely

  22. oh good news! hospitals aren't designed for sleep are they?
    praying harder in Delaware:)

  23. praying for your sister...i LOVE these two verses you have posted.... :)

    hannah :)

  24. That is wonderful news! Great way to start the day! No wonder why the sun is shining so brightly today!

  25. That is such wonderful news!!!! So nice that she can appreciate a little rest in her own home! It really is the little things that mean so much:)

  26. I am so happy to hear that Debbie is back home, I think people recover better at home surrounded by their families. I will continue to pray for her. Thanks so much, Laurie!


  27. Laurie ~ you have an award waiting for you over at my blog. Stop by when you get a chance to receive it. Congrats!

  28. So good to hear your sister is home.

  29. I'm so glad to read your post today. I will keep praying for Debbie! I'm happy to hear she is home, and I know exactly what she means about sleeping at the hospital.

  30. This is wonderful news! So glad she is home. It is impossible to rest in the hospital. I will be praying for a good test report and speedy recovery.

  31. Laurie, I love how you share your faith in God and your realization that there is great power in prayer.

    So happy your sister is home. Will continue to pray.

  32. That is great news. It's always nice to be home, snug in your own bad. Hopefully, she gets some good test results too :)

  33. This is good news! Everyone finds the most comfort and healing in the their own home. Praying test results are good this time.

  34. Hi Laurie, so glad to hear that your sis is home, she'll be in my prayers for complete healing.

  35. Dear Laurie,
    So glad to hear she is home and recovering! I will continue to keep Debbie in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you so very much for the wonderful compliment on my photography! I have recently started using a lot of white backdrop to bounce natural light; I think that has helped. :) Take good care!
    xoxo Lara

  36. Hi Laurie,
    Tell Debbie that we are still praying and so sorry she is back in the hospital. I sent her another card out again this morning. Had no idea that she would be having more problems. She has sure been through it.
    Prayers for you, too. It must be so hard for you to watch her go through all of this. Keep holding her hand for all of us.
    Hugs- Tete

  37. This is wonderful news...thank you Jesus. I will keep praying for complete healing and wholeness in Christ.

    I wanted to let you know that most of my posts on In The Quiet are from my daily reading and meditations. Since I am becoming Catholic this year I am reading from the daily readings every morning. They are the daily readings in the catholic church worldwide. If you read through all the readings in 3 yrs. you will have read the entire Bible. I also read in Psalms daily and have been doing this for over 20 yrs. I read bits out of a pile of books that nourish my spirit. The pile includes Thomas Merton, Mother Teresa, Brennen Manning, Gene Edwards right now. Thomas Merton's Book Of Hours is a daily book of readings for one week. Each day has readings for Dawn, Day, Dusk, and Dark. I think you would find it beautiful. I do. Another book that I have loved for the past 10 yrs. has been 100 Days In The Secret Place by Gene Edwards. There book includes the writings of Fenelon, Guyon, and Molino. I have used this book for daily contemplation for years...I seem to always go back to it. What I would suggest you do is go visit a bookstore like Borders or Barnes and Noble for the day...take a pile of books that look intrigueing to you, sit in a cozy spot, and begin to the ones you like most. This is how I found Thomas Merton's books. You can also search CBD(Christian Book Distributors)for these authors and see what they have. I have a list of many of my favorite books on my 'Quiet' blog on the sidebar. Let me know what you get! I hope this helps. ox

  38. Ahhh..back home has to be great! Please know that my thoughts and prayers and the best well wishes are with you sweet ladies!! Smile your biggest, beautiful smiles and have a blessed day! Hugs to you all!
    ~Terrell @ Frou Frou Decor~
    PS I did read about Maria on Nate Burkus! Sooo cool! :D

  39. So good to hear she is home. I have prayed for her and we will continue to pray for her healing. Your own bed at home is the best!

  40. Lots of prayers for sweet Debbie, I hope she can catch up on some rest all comfy in her own bed. Stay strong and keep the faith. I love the book of Psalms, and that is one of my favorites!

    Thank you for keeping us updated...much love.

  41. So glad she is healing and out of the hospital!

  42. Praying for your sister's continued recovery and that all goes well. Glad she is home in her lovely bedroom! Pass on my well wishes and prayers to her.
    ~ Julie


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