October 23

Written by Bill Grandi on October 23rd, 2023

I am writing this Sunday night from Sandusky, Ohio. On our way to Columbus for the weekend to visit our daughter and grandson, Jo received a call from the care center where her sister lives. After her dialysis last week, she had 2 seizures. She came back to the center on Sunday afternoon and this past week had an eye test that revealed she possibly had a detached retina. They wanted to do surgery Tuesday (tomorrow) and Jo needed to be there. (She is her POA). Since we were already on our way to Ohio I asked if it could be changed to Monday. They graciously did that, so her surgery is scheduled for 2:30 this afternoon. We came here Sunday night and will return home Tuesday, Lord willing. Please pray for a safe surgery if that is God’s plan. Pray for Jo as this is emotionally hard on her, even though they are not as close to each other as they used to be. Dementia and Alzheimer’s can do that.

As a result I will not be posting until Wednesday. But over the weekend I did try to keep up my devotional reading. I read this from Proverbs 21: 31: “The horse is made ready for the day of battle, but the victory belongs to the Lord.”  We can do all kinds of preparation and making plans to do battle; we can have strategy out the yazoo, but only God can bring the victory. Go with Him this week. Trust Him with all your plans, and yes, schemes 😂 but just know He has his will and His way.

One more thing: my youngest brother, Curt, lost his wife to death this past weekend. But more: she got a new home. I’d appreciate your prayers for him.

And last (I promise): pray for our safe travels over the next few days. The eye surgery is an hour drive away and our trip home 6-7 on Tuesday.


10 Comments so far ↓

  1. You all are certainly going through the wringer, Bill. Know I will be praying for you, Jo, Jo’s sister, and Curt. May God’s will include healing for all.
    Blessings, Bill!

  2. Ryan S. says:

    Prayers for Jo, Prayers for your brother Curt, Prayers for your travel… Father may you give Bill and his family an extra measure of your peace and comfort today. That they may be overwhelmed with your love. Guide their steps and their thoughts and words today and may their focus be you. Bring them home safely Father, Amen.

  3. Glynn says:

    A lot on your plate right now, Bill. Praying for you and your family.

  4. gail says:

    Sending prayers and hugs to the entire family for a safe surgery, safe travels, the loss of Curt’s wife. Praying that leaning on the Lord, helps you deal with everything that is going on.

  5. Cheryl says:

    Pastor Bill, I am so sorry for your brother’s loss and for your wife’s sister’s health issues. I trust the surgery went well and you are home safe by now. I am so far behind, as usual, and trying to catch up in little spurts as I have time. May God bless you and your family.

    • Bill Grandi says:

      Thx for your concern Cheryl. The surgery did not happen for various reasons. Your prayers are always appreciated even if you are not able to come by regularly.