Monday, April 27, 2009

Many thanks for continued prayers!

Hello Everyone,

I can't thank you all enough for coming to the rescue to pray for my son, his friends, our family and the situation. I apologize for the startling urgent plea for prayers yesterday. It was all this devastated mother's brain could come up with after just getting off the phone with my son and with about only 2 minutes before I had to jump in the car and leave. I just knew I had to get the word out to ask for prayers. I knew that you would all come through. God is so good to give us each other on this journey through life, isn't He?

I had forgotten all about my plea on this blog for prayers because of all that unfolded after I left the house to join up with family and then travel out of state. So, when I checked my phone when I needed to make a call I was so surprised to see that so many messages had come in from you all to offer prayers and comforting words. I can't thank you enough. I will also pray for all of you!

Now for a bit of an update. First of all, I can't thank our dear Lord and His Blessed Mother enough for protecting my dear son. My son is doing okay. I say "okay" because I can't say yet that he's doing fantastic or anything because as his Mom, I am truly affected by what happened to him. These kinds of things should NEVER happen. But, this is the world we live in. But, the swelling in his face is going down. The CAT scan at the ER last night came out well, thank God! He has a prescription for the pain which he will use sparingly. But, now, no matter how he feels, he has to take his final exams. Please dear ones, continue with a prayer or two for him so that he can end the college school year well. He's such a great student and works tremendously hard. Also, please pray for safety for all others in that area and for continued healing for my son and all involved. The attackers need our prayers too.

Thanks so much for all of your generous and heartfelt prayers!

God bless and love,


Jennifer said...

Peace to your heart today, Donna! And please tell your son his courage is so admirable, to defend a friend at risk of his own life. Sounds like LOVE to me.
You must be very proud.
Thanks for providing the world with one more good man.

Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle said...

Wow, Jennifer, your words bring tears to my eyes. He IS such a special person and he lays down his life for others often in so many ways. I AM very proud of him - words just cannot begin to express it! Thank you for your kind words and prayers. Please keep him in your prayers.

God bless and hugs,

Carmela Edwards said...

Donna-Marie..I just saw your blog today, and I too am sending prayers to you, your son & your family..I also agree with Jennifer..Your son is very admirable "to lay ones life down for his friends"..You all will be in our family rosaries..Please keep us updated..God Bless..

Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle said...

Thank you very much, Carmela. Your generous prayers are most welcome and appreciated!

God bless and hugs,