Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Prayers for My Parents

Please pray for my mom and dad this morning. Last week we found out that their dog Beanie has cancer throughout her body. They will say goodbye to her this morning. I can't tell you how much they have loved their dogs and to lose them both in a span of three weeks is just hard. Thanks, y'all. My dad was in a car accident last night and no one was hurt. He fell asleep at the wheel driving back from Beanie's special vet in South Texas. He hit the guardrail while over a bridge, of all things. We know that God protected him and was with him. We are extremely grateful. I know God will let my mom and dad know He is with them today.

122 comments:

Melissa said...

Praying for you and yours, Amanda. Isn't this community wonderful? We may not know each other, but we can certainly bond together in moments like these! Please keep us posted.

Yoli said...

Amanda! I'm so sorry. I will be praying.

Heather said...

WOW! Praying!

Nicole said...

Wow... I am sooo sorry about Beanie and what your parents must be going through. That is so sad! Not to mention your dad's accident.

Father, I pray in the name of Jesus that you would supernaturally cover the Moore's with grace, strength and your hedge of protection. Father grant them peace and surround them with your sweet presence. In Jesus name, Amen.

Holly said...

Do you know? I felt led to stop and get on my knees for your Mom and Dad and their safety and health yesterday morning. Oh, thank You Jesus. Thank You!!

Praying for their hearts, their spirits, this morning.

Love you all,
holly

Anne N. said...

I am getting off the computer right now, so that I can pray for your family. God is faithful.

Amy Beth @ Ministry So Fabulous! said...

Oh, Amanda. This just breaks my heart.

I don't even know what to say.

Beau, Melissa, & Brynne said...

I'm so sorry sister! I'll be lifting up your family today. Love you!

Meg @ Spicy Magnolia said...

Oh, Amanda, this breaks my heart for them! First, I am so thankful your dad is ok! I am a dog lover myself...they are such dear, precious creatures who bring much joy. I am so sorry to hear about this and am praying for them...and for you too, to know how to encourage and love on them.

Amazing Racer said...

Praying for your mom and dad. And thanking God for His protection.

Cindy Beall said...

Praying for them.

Jenna said...

Oh Amanda, I just hate to hear this. I will definitely be praying for your sweet parents. That is a lot to take in a short time, that is for sure. Praying and thinking of you all today...

Dionna said...

Oh wow, Amanda! First of all, I am SO glad that your dad is okay! What a scare. Secondly, I definitely will be in prayer as they say goodbye to Beanie today. I don't know why they have to lose both dogs so quickly but God does, of course, It doesn't seem fair - does it? I will pray that God will wrap His arms around your parents in a personal and extra special way.

Leslie said...

Oh my. I'm glad that your dad is ok. I'll be praying for your parents. This kind of thing is so hard on the heart.

Brenda said...

Praise God that your dad is all right!

Lord, please be w/ Beth and Keith at this time of losing their beloved Beanie. Be their Great Comforter and Strength. Thank You for how perfectly You love them. In Jesus' name, Amen

HisTreasuredPossession said...

Oh Amanda! I am so sad for your parents. Pets are pets, but they are sooooo special to the family they belong to. I know the Lord cares about this!!! I will be praying all day! Thank for the priviledge!

Rose said...

Oh Amanda, your family has become such a part of my family that I feel your pain (and share your joys i.e. Jackson and MK wedding). Please know we will lift your family up during this time.

Blessings!
Rose

MITZI said...

Oh my gosh Amanda. Your parents will be in my prayers definately. I praise God that your dad's alright, thank you Jesus! And the news about Beanie shocks me, so close to Sunny's passing. And I'll be praying for you and Melissa too. Events like this show us how much we love family. The peace of the Lord be with you all.

Tabaitha Kaye said...

Lifting all of you up in my prayers!

Honea Household said...

2 dogs gone in just a few weeks. My heart is aching for them because I know how much they loved those dogs. And I know you probably loved them just as well.

Praise God that your dad is okay. How scary!

Praying for all of you,

Ashley

The Barfuss Family said...

I'm so sorry! I will definitely be praying for them today and praising God that your dad is okay!

Kelli said...

Praise the Lord for watching over your dad last night. Your parents will be in our prayers.

Kelly @ Love Well said...

Oh you poor things! Your hearts must be breaking.

Lord, have mercy on this sweet family. Extend your peace and comfort. Bless them as they have blessed so many.

Susan B. said...

My prayers are with your mom and dad and the whole family. What a tragic, scary time. I am so thankful that God was protecting your dad. I pray that the Holy Spirit will be a powerful presence with you all in this time.

fAiThFuL cHiCk said...

Oh my word....our prayers are certainly with them. I am so sorry about their losses.

Thank the Lord for your Dad's safety.

Coach J said...

Oh, wow!! I'm a lurker here, but decided to let you know that I will pray for them. Also, I'm thanking God with your whole family for your dad's safety.

whittakerwoman said...

Dang, I guess you can say when it rains it pours. I will stop right now and pray for them. What a hard time! H

Pam said...

Prayers going up right now for your precious parents. Thank the Lord that He protected your daddy, even thru the accident.

May our Father be very present and close to your mom and dad today. We have a sweet dog in our family, and I know the loss would be palpable if she were gone.

Thanks for letting us know so we can pray, Amanda. I count it a privilege.

Living Beyond said...

Hi Amanda

I am a luker and not a poster but I just could not leave without letting you know I am praying. My dogs mean the world to me also and I hurt for your Mom when Sunny left and I can hardly bear the pain of Beanie.

Praying!

Jaclyn said...

I will be praying for them...and i am so glad your dad is alright.

Anonymous said...

Amanda,
I'll be praying for your parents. Many years ago, my brother fell asleep at the wheel after working all night. He, too, hit a guardrail that saved his life from a deadly plung. Everytime we passed that guardrail we were reminded what a wonderful Father we have that takes care of us...even when we're sleeping. That reminds me of a great book I read..."God Works the Nightshift" by Ron Mehl. While we are sleeping, He's still at work.
Blessings to your family.
Rhonda

Anonymous said...

So glad that your dad is alright! Thinking and praying for your parents as they go through the loss of Beanie.

Joni said...

Praying. Praying. Praying.

Nancy Mon said...

We are lifting your family in prayer today.

3girlsmom said...

I am so sad for them and uplifting them today. Please let them know that they are in our prayers.

Patty said...

I will begin praying now!! My heart breaks for them. I know we all have perspective with our pets but this is still so very hard and I am so thankful and praising God for protecting your dad.

Love,
Patty

ocean mommy said...

Oh Amanda! You better believe I'll be praying, and PRAISING the Lord your dad's accident wasn't any worse than it was...God must have had extra angels around the car last night!

Blessings,
stephanie

Taylor said...

I'm praying.

Amanda, you are such a blessing--I mean that in the sincerest way. I dont your family, but pray for them often when I lift up the "whole family of God" (Eph. 3:14-16).

-Taylor

Holly said...

Praying right now, and praising God for keeping your dad safe last night!

Kathleen in TX said...

Definitely praying! I know how much Beanie and Sunny meant to them and to lose them both is so hard. Praise Him for keeping your Dad safe!!

Yolanda said...

Please know that I am praying and tell them, for me also.

Love you all!

Yolanda

Melinda said...

Oh Amanda...everything I can think of to say comes up short. I am so grateful that your dad is okay, but so sad to hear about Beanie. I'll be praying God's comfort for your family, especially your mom and dad, during this sad time...how lovely that our tears before our God are not in vain.

You keep track of all my sorrows.
You have collected all my tears in your bottle.
You have recorded each one in your book.
Psalm 56:8 (New Living Translation)

Serah said...

Many prayers said for the Moore Family today.

Rachel in Louisiana said...

Oh no! I'm so sorry to hear that. I can't imagine their sadness. Our dog is such a precious member of our family that I can't imagine how we'll be when he's gone. I'll pray for them right now. They've been through so much with their dogs and it's so obvious how much they cared for them.

I'm glad your dad is o.k., but I'm sure it shook him up thinking of the "what if's."

Rachel

jamie b said...

Praying! How heartbreaking!

Anonymous said...

I am so glad your dad is okay, but I am heartbroken for your parents; pets are family at my house and losing them is horrible. I'll say extra prayers for them.

Traci Anne said...

Oh my gosh!! I never understood people who said that pets are just animals - they're just as much family as their humans. Lots of prayers and (virtual) hugs for y'all and your parents!

Fran said...

Oh Amanda! I just can't believe they are losing their other precious puppy today. And, thank you Jesus that your sweet daddy was ok. I'm praying for them. I'm so sorry too. Love you all!

Fran

Anonymous said...

Bless their hearts ten fold!!

Marla Taviano said...

Oh no, Amanda!! I'm so sorry. Praying for your mom and dad (and the rest of you too). That just stinks.

May God's unfailing love and comfort surround them on every side today and in the days to come.

HUGS!!

Anonymous said...

Praying for them. I know they are thankful you're close so that they have family to encourage them, love on them and bring some smiles in this hard time. Praising God that your dad wasn't hurt.
Blessings, Amy in OK

connorcolesmom said...

I am so sad about Beanie!
I will pray that God gives them comfort and peace today

I am so thankful that your dad was ok - that is so scary
THANK YOU LORD that you kept Keith safe!!
Thank you God for being more than we can imagine and there for us in times of need
Blessings
Kim

Lisa said...

Oh, Amanda. Too much at once. I'm so, so sorry. I'll be praying like crazy for them, for all of you. I just don't get it, but I don't suppose it's my job to. Praise the Lord that His protection was powerfully on your dad last night. I lost my breath reading about it.

Much love and many heartfelt prayers are being sent up from our family to yours. Please update us when you can. I hope you lean on your friends and sisters in Christ as much as you want.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Lord for faithful and loving dogs, for protection and for your comforting presence in times of need. May this family be still and know You are God. Thank you that You that You give us abundant life.

Tara said...

Amanda,
I am so sorry to hear about your Dad's accident (praise the Lord that he was okay) and the news on Beanie. Please know that I will be praying for your whole family today- May Jesus grant you with His peace and presence during this difficult time. Please keep us updated.
With much love,
Tara

Profbaugh said...

Oh my goodness!! Of course I'll keep your mom and dad in prayer. First Sunny, now Beanie. . so much sadness. My heart is so heavy for them right now. But I'm very sure that God will provide a "perfect peace that surpasses understanding" for them.

And thank goodness your dad is safe. Honestly, it sounds like a miracle that he's okay. Yes, God is good even in our times of sorrow.

Much love and prayers,
~Cheryl

Bobbie said...

Praying for all of you! I'm so glad that God's feathers of protection were with your Dad last night and that he's okay. I know your Mom & Dad are hurting this morning, it's so hard to say good-bye to our little four-legged companions. Beanie is going to be romping with Sunny once again!!

Hugs and Prayers,
Bobbie

Allison said...

In Tennessee, I'm praying for your mom and dad and for your sweet family as well... specifically I'm praying that Psalm 121 comes alive (love verses 3 and 4!):
"He will not let your foot slip— he who watches over you will not slumber; indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep."

Kelly said...

This breaks my heart - from one dog lover to another. I'm praying for them.
And so thankful your dad was okay. That reminds me of the Amy Grant old song "Angels watching over me".

jen said...

Definatly sending up some prayers for all of you.

jennyhope said...

I am praying.

Momma 2 5 said...

I am so sorry to hear that esp. after they just lost Sunny. Thanks be to God for keeping your Dad safe!

Praying for all of you!
Amanda in SC

Jungle Mom said...

Thank the Lord your Dad is ok!! we just lost a pet of 17 years, it hurts !

Sherry said...

Amanda, I'm praying for your parents!

Marni said...

I'm so sorry they are having to say goodbye to another beloved pet. I'm praying. I'm also praising God for your dad being okay.

We serve an awesome God...

Big Mama said...

I am so sorry. They are definitely in my prayers. It's so hard to say goodbye to a good dog.

katiegfromtennessee said...

Amanda,

I had no idea...sure thing! This must me a rough day for you all...I am soo glad GOD protected your precious dad, He just surrounded him with deliverance didn't He?!-and losing Beanie...my heart goes out to you all-it really does:) OH YES, HE is with you!!! YES HE IS!!! YES, HE IS!!! I pray that you all may feel His arms around you, and that you may continue to trust Him, even though things are getting hard to deal with-supernatural strength. Just hold His hand! May you be able to not be hindered in going to Him for the ability to just get through the day...losing a pet can be like losing a family member...I love you all soo much, my fam in CHRIST,

Praying for you,

katiegfromtennessee
Psalm 73:23-26 (AMP)
23 Yet I am always with you;
you hold me by my right hand.
24 You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will take me into glory.
25 Whom have I in heaven but you?
And earth has nothing I desire besides you.
26 My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

Psalm 78:52-53 (AMP)
52 But he brought his people out like a flock;he led them like sheep through the desert.
53 He guided them safely, so they were unafraid;but the sea engulfed their enemies.

katiegfromtennessee said...

Had to come back to give you ((((HUGS)))) lots of them:)

katiegfromtennessee

Deb said...

I always loved her stories about the dogs. My heart breaks reading this. I will be praying for them. And praising him for protecting your dad.

Cindy-Still His Girl said...

They are really being hit hard this week! That must be a ton of emotions. I'm praying even as I type! Thanking God that your dad was ok. Go hug them for all of us. :)

Linda said...

Amanda, my prayers have been with your family all day. I read your post first thing this morning, and then tried to explain to an office visitor why I was crying. I remember how awful it was to put my cat of almost 19 yrs to sleep last year - I can only imagine how hard it is to lose two such wonderful pets so close together.

I don't know you and your family personally, but thru yours and your mom's blogs you feel like best friends. And it hurts when friends go through such sad days like today. Just wanted to let you and your Mom & Dad know that many prayers are being lifted up for them today (and everyday!) And praising God for your Dad’s safety! Thanks for keeping us updated.

Love,
Linda

Marc and Charity said...

Goodness, we will sure pray. Thanks for letting us know.

alittlewater said...

I will be praying for them. Losing a pet that you love the heck out of, is so hard. Praying for peace, for all of you!

Kim said...

Covering them in prayer!

bahead(mimi24) said...

Praying fervently!! I believe that your mom and dad will see Beanie and Sunni again, why else would the Bible say "the lion will lay with the lamb". So glad your dad is okay. God is good and God is faithful.

Faith said...

Oh my word! I just hate to hear this. Please know that I will be praying for them.
Praising the Lord that your dad is okay! Wow, what a frightening incident for you all.
Love and hugs, Faith

Anonymous said...

Oh Amanda,
I just wanted you to know that I am praying for your sweet parents and for you and Melissa too. Little Jackson may have to give BeeBee and your dad lots of hugs and kisses this weekend. Thank you for letting us know how to pray for them and thanks for letting us be a part of your lives. I count it a great blessing.

Joyfully,
Kristi

Michelle Bentham said...

Oh Amanda,

I'm praying. I'm so sorry to hear the news about Beanie. God bless both your parents, these dogs are like our pets for Heaven's sake. After all, we have heard a number of Beanie and Sunni stories over the years.

I will be praying, but will also be praising God for protecting your dad in the accident, glad that he is okay and that was not as bad as it could have been. Thank you for sharing with us - I know your mom loves those puppies, bless their hearts.

I remember when we found out my parent's dog, Tanner, had cancer. She had many of the same symptoms your mom described for Beanie. It was so sad, my mom was so torn up over losing her dog. They bought her for my brother but ended up keeping her when he left home for marriage and college a few years later. She was a good dog, a loved dog and she is a missed dog. I know your parents will be feeling much the same.

Stephani said...

Prayers for you all! You have angels watching over you. Thank goodness your dad!
Love,
Steph

Anonymous said...

Dear Amanda -

I'm sorry about Beanie and your dad. Please know that you and your family are in my prayers. Thanks for sharing with us.

Much love,
Sharon, NC

~Meli~ said...

Praying for your special family...

Brenda said...

Amanda, praying for your family today and ironically (if anything with God is irony) I purchased this statue today and it came in. Thought you might want to consider it as a gift for your parents. I don't know how to post a picture here so I've posted a picture to my blog so you can see it. It's so cute. It's by a company called KYO. thought you might like it. take care.
brendakeller.blogspot.com

Brenda said...

just let me know if you want more info. I really fell in love with it as soon as I saw it. It's a fountain that lights up too. I can't wait to take it home tonight!

twinkle said...

Amanda.
That just hurts my heart about Beanie. Hurts badly.
And that guard rail was God's Hand of protection for your daddy. I'm thankful.
Lord, wrap Your love that is deeper and wider than we can ever imagine around this family. You are freeing them for something great in Your plans and purpose for their lives. May their faith spring up like a geyser, bursting through sorrow and fear. Cast out fear, Lord. Your Hand of blessing is upon them. It has not moved and it will not move. May they walk with courage and determination serving You...with their faces set like flint...focusing on You. Deliver them from evil. In Jesus Name. Amen.

Lauren said...

What a rough few weeks! My gosh, that is scary about your dad. You all deserve some of Granny's banana pudding.

su said...

Yes, I will pray.

And I'm so glad that your dad's OK. How frightening. We all need him.

Ang baylis said...

On my knees for your parents tonight!
Angie xoxo

Elaine said...

Wow. Thanks for letting us know so we can go to God on their behalf.

Love to all of you.

boomama said...

They have been on my heart all night long. I am praying for all of you!

Sheila said...

Amanda,

I hardly ever comment but I read daily! I had to today.

I am so sorry about Beanie. I am not over Sunny yet!! Your family has my prayers today.

Thank you Jesus for protecting Keith!!!! Keep it up!!!

Amber said...

hey friend. the burg's are praying! love to your sweet family!

Carolina Mama said...

Love and prayers to you and your family especially your Mom and Dad. God bless and praise Him for protecting you dad.

strawberry rose said...

I'm so sorry about Beanie. That's hard. Glad your dad is okay. I'm so thankful he wasn't hurt. Praying for y'all.

One Beloved Sister said...

I am so sorry, Amanda. I will be praying for your family.

Anonymous said...

Amanda,

My thoughts and prayers have been with your family all day. We have a 17 year old cocker spaniel that is near the end of her life. I cannot imagine losing two treasured dogs in such a short time. I am thankful that your Dad is OK. Hugs to you and your Mom and Dad

Teresa
Shreveport, LA
annah99@aol.com

Kelly said...

I'm so sorry, I know how much the dogs mean to your mom and family. Our pets can bring us such unconditional love and joy, this has to be a hard time for them. Praising God that your dad was alright, what a scary thing, but God had him in His hand.

Lori said...

Amanda-
Praying for your family!
Love,
Lori Tench

Emily said...

I am a little late seeing this, but I am absolutely in prayer for your family as their heart aches through these days. May His joy come in the morning.

Lisa a.k.a. The Preacher's Wife said...

I'm late in reading this but know my prayers are with all of you on the day after. Isn't that often when we need them most?

And I absolutely have the shivers over dad. No possible explanation other than the mighty hand of God keeping him safely on that bridge.

Blessings on your sweet family...

Anonymous said...

Amanda,
Your parents have been on my heart. I will continue to pray for them. Praise God for keeping your dad safe.

Kasey Ewing said...

God woke me up extra early today and now I know why. There are so many who need to be brought before the Father this morning.
Praise the Lord for His protection over your dad.
Much love,
Kasey

tiggerdaisy said...

Oh, Amanda. My thoughts and prayers will certainly be with your mom and dad today...as well as with you and Melissa. I know you both have loved those dogs as well.

I will also send up a prayer regarding your dad's accident, and the impending insurance claim. Sometimes that process doesn't always go so smoothly, so I'll be praying that it goes without a hitch.

Prayers and Blessings,
Rebecca

zoom said...

I will pray for your sweet parents and for you too. Praise God that your Daddy was OK.

I am so sorry.

Amy said...

I'll be praying for them today & as God brings them to mind.

The Van Fam said...

Amanda, I have been and will continue to pray!

Love to you all,
Stephanie

LauraG said...

Thanks so much Amanda for letting us know about your Dad and Beanie so we can be praying. I know your Mom hesitates to say too much on her blog about the pain of losing a pet since she doesn't want to offend those who aren't animal lovers. But, obviously, so many of us do love our animals and we GET IT and truly feel for your family. Thank you too for passing on our love and prayers to your Mom and Dad.

BethAnne said...

Sometimes it seems that when it rains it pours. I am looking forward to seeing how God shows up for your mom and dad today. I know he will. Praise the Lord that your dad is okay.

It's All About Him said...

NO! I'm so sorry and I pray God will help both your mom and dad through this. I'm just SO thankful your dad wasn't hurt in the accident! What a month y'all have had!
Lisa

Anonymous said...

I will be praying for you and your parents today. I am so glad your Dad is O.K. I will pray for more Spirit to fill in the empty places from losing the dogs.
Grace reigns and the heavens still do rule!
Jenny in VA

Butterbean said...

Amanda, just wanted to let you know that I'm continuing to pray for your parents (along with you & Melissa). Losing Beanie and Sunny so close is awful. I know God will draw near to each of you.

KellyR said...

Praying for all of you. Ol' Beanie just needed to be with Sunnie. May God comfort your grieving hearts. praying hard in Miami

Cheri-Beri said...

We lost our darling pug in January of this year. It was nice to be able to come home to our chihuahua. If I had lost her three weeks later . . . . I just don't know.

I'm praying for your parents today! And praising God for keeping your dad (and everyone else on the road) safe.

Finally an Abrigg..... said...

My in-laws put their dog, age 16 down this morning. They are living with us right now, but they didn't want to tell me because of how attached I was to Taz...short for Tazmanian Devil. YUCK! I HATE that. Too bad I can't ship some flowers to Houston from the store I work at.

Rebecca said...

mwow!!!!!! PRAYING!!!

HIS Daughter said...

Amanda,

GOD had me praying desperately for your Mama last night. I hadn't read your post and was just directed here by someone else.

Our Father is so amazing in times like these. Call me crazy, but I could see your sweet Mama on her knees weeping and I just prayed and prayed and began weeping as well.

Our Father is faithful through it all. I'm lifting all of you up to HIM again tonight. Your Daddy too.

Love and Blessings and many prayers,
Teri

The Henrie Family said...

Oh, my heart aches for both of them! Praise the Lord you dad is fine!!!!

Emmy said...

Amanda... I am so sorry! I can not believe that! My heart is just broken for you all!

I felt like I knew your dogs... we all knew how precious they were to you and your family!

I loved Beanie stories! I can't see a gift bag without thinking about the story of Beanie's birthday... or the story about her hurt paw (saying... this is why I do the things that I do)

Am praying and will continue to pray!

God Bless- Emmy

Darlene R. said...

I am so sorry to hear this news. I will be keeping them in my prayers.
I am so thankful that your dad is okay. My parents were in an accident a few years ago. They were hit head on by a drugged driver. It's a scary thing to go through.

Give your mom an extra hug from me today! :)

Bev Brandon said...

I am so so sorry for your overwhelming loss of both Sunny and now Beanie. Unbelievable in how close. So grateful for God protecting your daddy on a bridge. I've thought about you guys so much today and wanted you to know we are praying for you.

Sunni at The Flying Mum said...

Just getting caught up after being on the road for 3 days. So sorry for your family. So sad for what your parents have had to go through, and I'm so happy God protected your dad.

Katie said...

Oh my GOODNESS! No way. That is so, so sad. :( :( :( Just too much. I will pray for them...

Anonymous said...

they will be fine soon.

-James