Monday, March 25, 2013


I had a post all planned for today.......I have finally learned, after more than six decades of living, that things rarely go according to plan. Our 14 year old granddaughter, Lauren, was hit in the face with a golf club during her P.E. class today. Her jaw is broken (it is a bad break all along her lower left jaw-line), and she will be having surgery late tomorrow morning. The doctor will put in two metal plates, and she will be on a liquid diet for six weeks.

It is shocking news, and we feel so awful for her - but when we think of what could have happened we are profoundly grateful. We would so appreciate your prayers for her, for the surgeon and his team and for the family. Her little sister is so close to her. I know her tender heart is hurting for the sister she adores.

We truly never know what a day will bring. What peace to know we have a Father who does. He walks into our days before we ever take one step, supplying grace and strength to face the unknown. We are resting in Him today and trusting Him for tomorrow.

Our daughter is here from Paris, and we are overjoyed to have her with us for a couple of weeks. We'll get to celebrate Easter with her and the rest of the gang (All except the Dallas contingent. Our other granddaughter is having her wisdom teeth pulled Thursday morning, and they felt it the better part of wisdom not to travel so soon afterwards.). We will miss them.

If I don't have another chance to write, I wish you a joyous Easter. We are of all people most blessed. He is risen - our hope, our joy, our peace, our life - Jesus Christ our Lord.



  1. Oh my word. I will pray...

    Love to you and yours.


  2. I will too, Linda. Such a shock, it must have been awful. I hurt for you, hurting for her. =/ But your words are true ... he will supply all the strength and grace she needs. Have a blessed Easter!!

  3. Oh no, LInda - the poor girlie. I will be praying for her and the surgeons, of course.

    How wonderful to have your daughter with you for a few weeks - enjoy every moment!

  4. How awful! I will certainly be praying for her and the surgery tomorrow morning!

    Love and hugs,

  5. Goodness. Honored to pray for your beloved Lauren, her medical team, her little sister, her Grandma Linda. . .

    So, so sorry.

  6. Poor little thing! Accidents happen so quickly; I'm sure we should also pray for the person swinging the club. Our grandson hit his little sister with a back swing of a baseball bat by accident when he was about eight years old. He was afraid he had killed her; thankfully she only had a concussion and was o.k. We will pray for your granddaughter, that her pain will be eased and she heals quickly and completely.

  7. Oh, Linda. Oh dear! And yet, I can feel your quiet trust here in our risen Lord.

    Enjoy your time with your dear family. Pausing to pray for Lauren.

    Abundant grace and peace to you, Linda. He is risen indeed!

  8. praying
    for every aspect, body, heart and spirit
    may peace descend

  9. oh no! i am so sorry to hear this, linda. she will be in my prayers.

  10. Remembering her in prayer that all will go well.

  11. prayers...have a blessed Easter with all your loved ones...Jennifer aka Gigi

  12. I am so sorry, dear friend! I have been praying since I received this in my inbox, just now getting over here to express my love. I hope she is doing well. It is so true--we never know what a day will hold.

    Love to you.

  13. How is she doing?

  14. Oh my word, Linda. That makes my jaw hurt! Praying for quick healing--and for the one who swung the club. How awful!

  15. Saying a prayer for your Granddaughter. Hope she is doing well and recuperating quickly!