Today when I came to the computer, I actually had an idea in mind for what I wanted to post. Your thoughts even your world can change in an instant. That happened to me, my thoughts changed the second I read the so touching comments from my blogging friends, Nita and Jo.
Nita, I am so sorry to hear to the accident your husband suffered. My prayers are with you all. Nita’s comment contains a simple request for prayers for her husband John. John had an accidental fall on August 15th. which broke his neck leaving him paralyzed from the neck down. I can not even begin to imaging what John, Nita and family are going through. My heart and prayers go out to you all.
I visited Nita at her site redtinheart and I ask please for all to do the same. More is shared of their sad and touching story. Nita writes of John, becoming depressed, trying to come to terms with these events. That will be so difficult, accepting that one minute you are an active healthy man and the next paralyzed. How difficult that adjustment will be for John, Nita and family. I hear of cases like this and my heart just bleeds and I so wish there was something, anything I could do. I am sure many will feel the same way, if only.
Here, we do have an opportunity to do something. On her site Nita writes of how John has become so depressed and she is searching for ways to bolster his spirits. “Many have asked what can I do?” In that regard she has actually made a specific request of any and all that would care to help.
Please mail John a card: “I don’t care if you send a postcard, a homemade card, whatever card you want is fine. I just want him to have hope and to know people care. He loves John Deere, walking sticks, Loves, and I MEAN LOVES Jokes. Woodsy things, he is an outdoor person.”
Here is his address:
St.Louis University Hospital
3635 Vista Ave.
St. Louis, Mo. 63110
I don’t know John, I don’t know Nita other than through several comments she has left here on the blog and by reading her blog. I do know my heart and prayers go out to them.
Many talk the talk, if only I could do something. Well here we have a chance to see if we can also walk to walk. Are we willing to do something more than just talk, to possibly help a stranger?