Family prayer update

Family prayer update

I mentioned yesterday that my mom needed prayers because of problems with her knee replacement. It turns out she needs to have the worst-case scenario: The doctors will have to remove her most recent artificial knee, let the leg sit without a knee for 6 to 8 weeks and then put a new replacement in. You can imagine that she is very discouraged.

She’s hoping that the doctor will give her clearance to drive down tonight to see her new granddaughter before the surgery scheduled for Friday. I don’t know when we’ll be able to go up and visit her otherwise; probably not for a couple of weeks.

Also, I’ve received news that my father’s eldest surviving sister, who is now in her 90s, is in the end stages of life. It doesn’t matter how old or young a person is, it still comes as a shock and is a burden of grief.

If you could mention my mom, Virginia, and my aunt, Jenny, in your prayers, I would appreciate it. Thanks.

And more baby pictures soon, I promise.


  • Dom,

    Mary is praying for Aunt Jenny and will continue to do so.

    Thanks for keeping us informed about your Mom. The key is to exorcise that infection, of course, and while the news must be disappointing to all, the alternative is tons worse.

    God love you all,

  • Please accept my prayers for this difficult time.  I’ll remember them at prayers, and Mass tomorrow.