Friday, November 30, 2012

Need Your Prayers

My sweet cousin, Jewell, is very ill.  She left the hospital Thursday and will be in hospice care now.  Please pray for her and please pray for a cure for cancers of all kinds.

Ron and I will leave tomorrow and drive to Kansas so that I can see her while she is still fairly well.  You may remember that Jewell and another sweet cousin, Barbara, came to visit us last year in the spring.  Reece absolutely loved them, and Jewell has sent him a letter and pictures of her calf.

Jewell and her sister Joan and brother Sammie Joe are my double first cousins.  When we were little we always lived close by, and I have many fond memories of times with them.  I remember Joan and Jewell walking me home from kindergarten in Coffeyville, Kansas.  A pack of dogs started chasing us, and each of them grabbed my hands and ran with me to the steps of a church.  They must have been able to run the dogs away, but all I recall is being scared to death and knowing that they were taking care of me.

When I was little I just called both of them JoanJewell.  

I remember them playing their records during their teen years, and I loved to listen to their music.  The record I recall right now is Stagger Lee.  If you remember that one, you're old.  :o)

One cold winter night Jewell made snow ice cream for us while she was babysitting.  I was very young, but that impressed me.  I thought she was wonderful.  I still do.

Please keep us in your prayers for safe travel, but most of all, please pray for Jewell.  Thank you!


Adrienne said...

Prayers coming...

Kalona said...

Thank you, Adrienne.

Kelly said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Jewell and I'm praying for her and for the rest of the family. I'm glad you will be able to see her this weekend. Please be careful on your road trip (I'm also praying the weather will be mild and the roads will be safe).

Heartfelt prayers and love to Jewell.

Kalona said...

Thank you, honey. We have arrived safely and are in our hotel room tonight. Traffic on I-35 was awful! We expected to get here around 8 PM, but it was closer to 9:30 or 10. We will see Jewell tomorrow and I'll give her your love. Love you!