August 16, 2011

can i ask for more prayers.....




this weekend, we watched in horror, just like everyone else did, the stage collapse at the indiana state fair. indiana was our home for 8 years and no matter where we live now, pieces of our hearts will forever remain there.
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i am terribly saddened today to find out that our indiana friends {who now live in ohio} were seriously injured in the collapse.
my friend jill and her daughter jaymie are now in stable condition, but it looks like a long recovery will be ahead of them. from what i have heard, jill has a collapsed lung and a crushed pelvis. jaymie, two broken legs and a skull fracture.
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i have been blessed by all of you when i personally needed your prayers. do you think today you can send some more. this time for jill and jaymie.
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thank you so much
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{for many of you outside of the midwest, you might not have heard about this terrible accident. i hesitated at first to share the video, but then decided i needed you to see how horrible it was}
the video is here
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this is one of the many articles i found along with this one
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49 comments:

  1. i'm terribly sorry your friends were injured. i will send up good thoughts for their recovery...

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  2. I hadn't heard of this tragedy. Sending prayers up for all impacted by this.

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  3. Our God is able to do beyond and above all that we can ask or think ... I pray that His healing hand will minister to your friends and bring a covering of peace to all of you.

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  4. I am so sorry to hear about your friends and sending healing prayers and energy their way.

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  5. this was frightening to see. i do hope your friends have a full recovery. how old is jaymie? i'm only guessing here, but i would the think the younger, the better for a skull fracture.

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  6. On my prayer list . . .

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  7. Your friends are in my prayers. Tonight is ladies' bible study and fellowship at our church, would you mind if I put them on our prayer list? ~No last names required~ We will storm the heavens as we lift them, their family and friends up.

    We're going through our own hardship in this household and while we don't yet know what God's plan is, I find peace knowing that "all things God works for the good of those who love him" (Romans 8:28) and that while our "10 minutes of turbulence" might seem like a long, hard journey, the end result will be much greater than we ever imagined.

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  8. Yes, you know it. What a horror. I just couldn't believe it when I heard it. xo Jenny

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  9. It was even on our news here in Canada :( I lived in Indianapolis for a year, so it felt close to my heart too..... It's the only state fair that I've ever been to. We had a large stage collapse at a similar event here (in Ottawa recently). Luckily no one was killed....

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  10. I am sorry for everyone who suffered through this. I pray for a speedy and full recovery.

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  11. What a horrible tragedy, we saw it on the news.

    Healing thoughts sent up to your friends from Connecticut....

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  12. Such a terrible tragedy. Sending good thoughts to Jill and Jaymie. Speedy recovery!

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  13. It was a horrible set of circumstances and little warning for those at risk. I will gladly add my prayers and healing thoughts to all the others.

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  14. Praying for your friends...and I will continue to. I am so sad and so sorry. Much love, kathy

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  15. Oh my goodness! I watched that video yesterday and couldn't believe it, and now to think that two of those unfortunate souls were your friends. Many prayers being sent.

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  16. That's the first time I've seen the video. Yikes. What a horror. Those poor people. :(

    Lord, praying you will be with Jill and Jaymie. Heal and bless them with your loving hand. Be with doctors and all caregivers involved. AMEN!

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  17. I haven't heard about this so I'm glad that you shared it. There is power in numbers and know that they are in our prayers and I will put them in the prayer box at church tomorrow as well.

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  18. Of course. Such a sad happening.

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  19. For Jill and Jaymie, may God be with you as you heal. For all those who need you Lord, may they feel Your love in their hearts.

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  20. Saw this terrible accident on the news and am so sorry to hear about your friends. Prayers coming from me. xo

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  21. Your friends are in my thoughts Beth, I heard about it here in Australia and I was horrified that something like that could happen...
    Lizzie
    xxx

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  22. When I watched the video on the nightly news, it's a wonder that so many escaped with no injuries. It's so scary how unstable that stage was in the face of the wind.
    wishes for recovery for your friends...

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  23. My heart, thoughts and prayers are with you, your friends, and the people of Indiana...
    xx oo

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  24. Beth, I will keep your friends in my heart and thoughts. It was a horrible, horrible tragedy.

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  25. Hey Beth, another very sad thing to happen. It must be so scary for you having friends that were hurt.
    Of course we'll all be sending many hopes and prayers for them all.

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  26. You got em dear friend..
    xxx
    z

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  27. OH, dear Beth, I am so deeply sorry Jill and her family have to endure this and that you, as a friend, must feel such pain. This is truly heartbreaking. Of course you have my prayers, my support. That goes without saying. Please take care of you, as it looks as though they will need some taking care of as well. Many hugs to you -- and thank you for sharing your heart.

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  28. Prayers and love to you, your friends, and any one else who may have been hurt in this horrible accident. xo

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  29. So sorry your friends were in this horrible, freakish tragedy. Of course I knew about it, being from Michigan. So difficult to see it fall. Just shows we never know in this life.

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  30. oh beth. you can and should. sending sending sending.

    xoxox

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  31. Gosh Beth, I am so sorry to hear that. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your friends. It was a horrible and tragic accident. I can't imagine what it must have been like to be there.

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  32. Beth I am so sorry to hear About your friends, this is just terrible. I will be praying that they make a swift recovery. I had not heard anything about it up here, so am going to watch the video. saying prayers for you too. hugs.

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  33. i hadn't heard of this beth, i'm so sorry for your friends, and will pray...

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  34. Prayers from North Carolina sent to distant friends. It's been the talk around the table at work. Please let them know we care and hope they will be in the best of health soon.

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  35. They all definitely have my prayers. It was a horrific accident.
    I pray for their speedy recovery!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  36. We saw this in the news in the UK. I felt for all the people that were involved and am horrified to hear your friends where in the crowd when it happened. I wish them all the best and a good and speedy recovery, physically and mentally!

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  37. It was in the news here. I am so sorry for all those that were injured or lost lives here. I will definitely be praying for your friend and daughter, Jaymie and Jill.

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  38. IWe did hear about this horrible accident and my heart lurched having spent a lot of time in South Bend a few years back. I'm so sorry that your friends were injured and you can count on my best, healing thoughts for their speedy recovery. Please keep us posted.

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  39. Oh Beth- I am soooo sorry about your friends- and the legions of others as well; saw the news and that was horrible! They are in my prayers... and I hope they continue to recover well.

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  40. oh beth, yes, i am sending them, i am so, so sorry to hear this. and sending a hug for you as well.

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  41. Oh my gosh. I had read about this in our newspaper and it was horrifying. How much worse when you know people who were among the injured. Keeping your friends in my thoughts and my prayers Beth. xo

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  42. I'm still caught up in my little cyclone here so have gotten behind on my favorite blogs, but wanted to let you know I'll keep them in my prayers!

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  43. You have them. They have them. Love you and your tender heart.

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  44. Oh Beth...what a horrible thing. Apparently there have been several collapses in just a short period of time. How are they doing now?

    Sending Jill and Jaymie much love and healing.

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**I love reading the comments you leave, as they make me feel like we're sitting in my kitchen, having a cup of tea, discussing life and wondering where all the time has gone ...beth