Praying for Heather…

by Janice


edited to add:

At 1:30pm Eastern, Heather had just gone back into surgery to remove the tumor. The procedure will take about four hours from what I understand from Laura’s update. For continual updates form Laura and Heather’s family, see Heather’s blog. There are hundreds of us over there, just hitting refresh over and over all day today!

In just a matter of hours, surgeons will be cutting into Heather’s brain, trying to remove a large tumor. I feel so helpless as I walk through my daily activities knowing my friend’s life is in such peril. What can I do? Well… I can pray. And so I am. Along with so many of you.

If you want to join the prayer chain for Heather, head on over to Kelli’s blog. What a beautiful idea Kelli!

I am sure there won’t be many waking moments in the next 24 hours when I will not be thinking and praying for Heather. And in honor of Heather, the women who made so many prayer buttons for others, here is my little prayer button for her.

We love you Heather!

“You will call, and the Lord will answer;
you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I.” Isaiah 58:9

PS – If you want the code for Heather’s prayer button, click on read more. I have included code for this 220 pixel wide button and a smaller 120 pixel wide button in case you want a small one for your sidebar. (Of course, feel free to copy and save the button and resize it to whatever you want. I just included the code to make it easier for people.) The code will link to Heather’s homepage. Laura and Heather’s husband, Mark, will be continuing to post updates there.

Banner Codes:


To include this wider banner (220 pixels wide) copy and paste this code:


To include this smaller banner (120 pixels wide) copy and paste this code:

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{ 23 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Jenn May 2, 2007 at 11:34 pm

Praying – and thank you for the wonderful buttons! :) It’s all so amazing!


2 Angel Mama ( Pearls of Wisdom) May 3, 2007 at 1:03 am

Praying !



3 Emily May 3, 2007 at 1:24 am

Thank you – I’m praying and I’ve got the button up on my site.


4 Atasha May 3, 2007 at 2:13 am

Thoughts and Prayers going out to Heather.


5 melody May 3, 2007 at 2:18 am

I’m praying, of course.

Thanks for the buttons. I have the large one going up in a post and the smaller on my sidebar.

I cannot imagine Heather’s emotions right now. She is amazing.


6 Janne May 3, 2007 at 6:15 am

Thank you for doing this. I will certainly be praying.


7 Barbara H. May 3, 2007 at 6:43 am

Thanks for this, Janice. I know many of us will be praying for Heather all through this day and the days to come.


8 ChupieandJsmama May 3, 2007 at 7:15 am

Praying for Heather.


9 The Wooden Porch May 3, 2007 at 8:49 am

I’m praying for her today too. (and the doctors!)


10 Adventures In Babywearing May 3, 2007 at 9:07 am

Praying. He is the rapid stitcher! All things are possible!



11 Sallie May 3, 2007 at 9:26 am

am praying for Heather today and for her doctors and family..


12 boomama May 3, 2007 at 9:43 am

Hey Janice –

You rock for doing this…I just put up a link at my place.

Love love love -


13 Tammy and Parker May 3, 2007 at 10:20 am

Our family has been praying for Heather.

I wish I had a clue as to how to add buttons to my blog. argh!

Hope you are doing well!

Tammy and Parker


14 Karla May 3, 2007 at 10:55 am

Thanks for the code! It’s on my new blog. I’m not at To Reflect His Glory anymore. I decided I needed a more anonymous place to write. :)
Great idea!


15 Race Mom May 3, 2007 at 12:01 pm

My sisters and I lost a high school friend to a brain tumor. It was inoperable. She was only 27 at the time. She left behind two young children. More prayers coming Heather.


16 Karen from the Korner May 3, 2007 at 12:18 pm

Thanks for the buttons! I just got them up on my blog.

God Bless~


17 YoungMommy May 3, 2007 at 12:32 pm

we’ve been praying too!


18 YoungMommy May 3, 2007 at 12:34 pm

oh, and thanks for the code… i just put it up!!


19 Annie from Where the Green Grass Grows May 3, 2007 at 12:48 pm

I am praying… and incidentally, today is the US’s National Day of Prayer. How appropriate, huh? I hope many people are praying now for our Lord and Savior to heal this land. His promises are real, and we can stand on His word! Praise the Lord!


20 Erna May 3, 2007 at 1:01 pm

Thanks for making htis prayer button. I’m not officially on Kelli’s prayer vigil but I pray for Heather and family whenever they come to mind.


21 Melissa (Cat's Cradle Creations) May 3, 2007 at 2:15 pm

Thanks for the button! I’ve added it to my sidebar right underneath Emma Grace’s button. Heather is in my prayers, as are the doctors working on her. May their hands work for God’s glory!


22 blondeblogger May 3, 2007 at 9:40 pm

I was so shocked to see this entry, as my friend’s little boy (10-years-old) is having surgery on a brain tumor himself tommorrow morning. My children and I are about to pray for him now. I will add Heather to our prayers.


23 Theresa ♥ May 4, 2007 at 7:07 pm

Thank you for the button Janice.


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