Sunday, May 15, 2011

What a month!

I cannot believe it's been over a month since my last post! What a month it's been! As much as I would love to recount everything wonderful (and not so wonderful) that has occurred, I'm going to have to keep it brief right now because of school tomorrow.

I wanted to write a quick post asking for everyone's prayers. If you saw my status on facebook, I mentioned that Friday was a particularly hard day for me and my family. The last few weeks of school have been extremely stressful and Friday was one of the worst for me. Luckily I only have 4 more days with students, plus 1 with teachers... and then SUMMER!

However, the main reason I want to ask for your prayers is for my family. As I was arriving at school Friday morning of last week I got a call from my Dad, who was calling to tell me that they had to take my sister to the hospital in the middle of the night. After a long period of time and having run several tests, the doctors discovered a blockage in one of her arteries. She apparently had a heart attack!?! This still weirds me out severely because of how healthy my sister is. She is doing much better now and is in a normal room at the hospital, expecting to get released tomorrow, however it's still been a hugely stressful event for all of us.

Please pray for her healing and well-being and that I can make it through this last week of school fairly unscathed! And hopefully when summer comes I'll be able to post more frequently as I had before.

Here is a prayer for health and healing that I found online at Feel free to pray it with me in the coming weeks:

Prayer to Our Lady, Health of the Sick
Virgin, most holy, Mother of the Word Incarnate,
Treasurer of graces, and Refuge of sinners,
I fly to your motherly affection with lively faith,
and I beg of you the grace ever to do the will of God.
Into your most holy hands I commit the keeping of my heart,
asking you for health of soul and body, in the certain hope that you,
my most loving Mother, will hear my prayer.
Into the bosom of your tender mercy, this day, every day of my life,
and at the hour of my death, I commend my soul and body.
To you I entrust all my hopes and consolations,
all my trials and miseries, my life and the end of my life,
that all my actions may be ordered and disposed
according to your will and that of your Divine Son. Amen.

p.s. Please also pray for all those who are facing flooding as the Mississippi River continues to rise, especially those whose homes will be destroyed as a result of the opening of the Morganza Spillway, which will save the city of Baton Rouge and my own home in New Orleans from horrific flood damage at the expense of many others. Click here for the latest updates on flood warnings for the New Orleans area.