3/28/2010

Please Pray...

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Hello my friends...I am coming to you today with a very serious request!
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I am asking special prayers for my family...specifically, for two of my grandsons!
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I am seeking the Lord for His divine intervention...I believe in the power of prayer!!! I know that many of you, dear friends, also believe! So I'm coming to you...humbly...asking for your help...for your prayers!
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The Pearce Family

My youngest daughter Jenni and my five grandchildren!
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Ahhhh...aren't those just the most precious grandbabies ever?
(from left to right: Ryan, Ethan, Erick, Seth, and Caylee)
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Seth Nicolas Pearce

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This is Seth Nicolas Pearce...Jenni and David's fouth born child. Seth is eight years old and will turn nine this May! I'm tellin' ya...he is such a precious little boy!!! Of course, I do realize that Grandma may be a bit partial! Hehe! He is such a smart little guy and sooo sweet! He usually ends up the "teacher's pet" because he is such a good boy and so helpful!!! I'm so proud of him and his mama and daddy for doing a fantastic job of raising him!!!
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Seth was born with a condition called Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome. I had never heard of this condition until Seth was diagnosed with it. Wolff-Parkinson-White effects the heart...basically and in layman's terms...it is an electrical problem with the heart. Seth has really suffered with WPW. He really can't run and play hard...like most children his age because his little heart will just beat so fast that it causes him pain in his chest. His heart beats very, very fast. In fact, there have been times that his little heart was beating so fast that I couldn't even get a "reading" of heartbeats per minute. He will turn very pale and get blue around the lips when his heart really starts to beat fast...and recently he started experiencing pain down his arm, along with the chest pain! Of course, Jenni and David rushed him to the hospital immediately! That is so terrifying!!! Yes...my precious little Seth could have a heart attack...even at the young age of eight. The Drs. are very concerned!!!
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There is a surgical procedure that they can do. The definitive treatment of WPW syndrome is a destruction of the abnormal electrical pathway by radiofrequency catheter ablation. What that means is that they can go into the effected area of the heart...by catheter...and fix it! If successful...the WPW is cured!!! Thank the Lord!!! Of course, every surgery has its risks...but this surgery since it is dealing with the heart...has even more!
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The good news...Seth's WPW can be cured through this procedure!!! The bad news is...the Dr. said that the effected area is in the worst possible place that it can be! She is not sure that she will be able to get to it because there is a blood vessel there. However, because of the seriousness of Seth's condition...she highly recommends the surgery!
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So...Seth will be going in for surgery on April 5th!
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It is a five hour surgery...so much for such a little guy to go through!!! And of course, his mama and daddy...and me...are very concerned!!! My dear friends...please pray for Seth!!! There just aren't words to explain how grateful and appreciative that I would be...please, please...PLEASE PRAY!!! Thank you...thank you, dear friends!!!
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Now for my second prayer request...
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The Martinez Family

My oldest daughter Lisa, son-in-law Antonio, Antonio Jr., Alex, and Adam.
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Antonio Jr.

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This is my oldest and first born grandchild...Antonio Jr. He goes by Tony...and Grandma's nickname for him is "Bud"! I have always called him Bud...since the first day he was born. Hehe!
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I love this photo of Bud...it was taken in our backyard about 5 yrs. ago...Bud was probably about 13 in this photo. We had an old dead tree stump...and the kids just loved climbing up in it to play! Hehe!
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Bud is now 17 yrs. old and is a senior in high school. He will graduate in May and turn 18 in August. He is such a smart young man...I think that he has always made the A-B honor roll throughout his high school years. He is a very athletic young man. He has played baseball on the high school team for several years now! And..he likes to run! He is in track this year! I am sooo...so proud of him!!! He has such a sweet and tender heart...he loves the Lord and has a strong faith in God! With his great attitude and abilities, I just know that Bud will succeed in everything that he sets out to do!!!
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Which leads me to announce...

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Bud was sworn into the U.S. Air Force...March 26, 2010!!! This Grandma is just "beaming" with pride!!! Congratulations, Bud!!!
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Of course, he will finish high school and graduate before going in for basic training. He placed so high on the Air Force tests that he can just about choose any occupation that he would like. He is interested in aircraft mechanics!
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Antonio (Bud) Martinez Jr.
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Just look at my handsome grandson!!! Don't you just love those smile dimples? Now, I know that he'll probably be embarrassed when he reads that! Sorry Bud...it's just a "Grandma's perrogative"! Hehe!
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On Saturday, March 27, 2010...Bud was sworn into the Air Force (once again) at the Blue Angels Air Show in Kingsville, Texas. Isn't that awesome!!!
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Please pray for my Bud...as he ventures out into the world...and for his success and safety when he enters the Air Force! I would sooo appreciate it!!!
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Congratulations, Bud...you have made your Grandma so very proud!!!
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Ohh...I just received this photo from my daughter. Bud with the Blue Angels after being sworn into the U.S. Air Force.
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Well my friends...thank you so much for coming by today! I know that this was a lengthy and "wordy" post...but it was so important to me to ask for your prayers for my two grandchildren, Seth and Bud! I really do covet your prayers!!! You know...I am so thankful for each and every one of you...dear friends! I have never experienced such sweet camaraderie...sincere concern...and love...like I have received from you!!! I also pray for you...always praying for the Lord's blessings to you and your families!!!
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I will give you an update on Seth's surgery just as soon as possible! Honey and I will be leaving for Las Vegas this Wednesday and won't return home until April 6th. Yes...I know, Seth's surgery is taking place while we are in Las Vegas. Please pray for me too...this Grandma will probably be on "pins and needles" till she gets that "good report" phone call!!!
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Thank you, dear sweet friends!!!

62 comments:

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh Girl you know my prayers will be with your Seth and I'll be right there in Vegas with you...I'll pray with you and give you a for real hug at that time...Love ya sis....How great about Bud...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh yes, prayers will be sent up for your sweet Seth. God bless all of you and your sweet family. Bud is awesome!

Nancy

Keetha Denise Broyles said...

Chari,

I happen to know about WPW syndrome! My lab partner in college had it, and nearly died before they figured out what it was - - - but the surgery cured him. Also, one of my friends right here has TWO sons who have it. BOTH of them have had the surgery and are doing well.

I tell you this as encouragement - - - the surgery really does work.

I know it is scary right now, but we will trust and pray that all goes well with the surgery and that your results will be as good as my friends'

Lisa said...

Congratulations to Bud! You must be SOOO proud.
My prayers are with little Seth. Will be checking in to see your updates.
God bless your entire beautiful family.

Lisa

Audra said...

Oh sweetie you know you have my prayers and my continual thoughts for your family and for your peace on these matters. I wish I could give you a real hug instead of one from afar...

Know that you are always in my thoughts and my heart.

:)

Diva Kreszl said...

what an incredibly beautiful family you have! I shall be holding both of your grandsons in my prayers. I trust that God will embrace them in His loving arms and hold them both with love and care. I shall keep you all in my prayers as times such as these can be hard on the family as well. please keep us posted on your beautiful family :)

Sandra said...

Hi Chari. Of course I will include your grandsons in my prayers. I bet your are beaming with pride on Bud! I remember wanting to go into the Air Force when I was 18. sigh. I didn't though. I will be on the lookout for updates on Seth. What a sweet smile both of them have. God Bless.
Sandra

Beth said...

Praying for you and your grandsons. God is faithful.
Hugs, Beth

Allie and Pattie said...

Chari, I have worked with several people who were recovering from the WPW surgery and they did beautifully. Of COURSE Seth will be in our prayers as will your entire family.
Please thank "Bud" for joining the Air Force. These wonderful, brave young men and women are serving for all of us and he will certainly be in our prayers.
By the way, my oldest son is also named Erick!
Please keep us posted
xoxo Pattie and Allie

Cha Cha said...

I have prayed for them and your whole family, I will continue to pray also.

GOD BLESS,
Cha Cha

Lori said...

My dear friend Chari your sweet grandson Seth will be in my thoughts.

Great job Bud.

Please keep us updated on Seth!

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

Your precious Seth will be in my prayers. I lost my beloved cousin during heart surgery in 1965. Thankfully, they've come a long way in 45 years. I'm sure he'll make it through, and be all the better for it. Thank the Lord for modern medical break throughs! Congratulations about Bud, you proud Grandma!

Karen said...

I'll be praying for your grandsons. My goodness. You have a full plate, don't know.. running the gamut of emotions right now.
Please keep us posted.
God is good!
Karen
Ladybug Creek

Jane said...

My prayers are with you and your precious family.
Jane

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I will keep them in my prayers. Let us know how the surgery goes. You have a lovely family...I know you are very proud of all of them! ♥

BonjourRomance said...

Dear Chari,
Of course we weill pray right now for those handsome young men, Seth and Bud. We'll definitely pray that the Lord healing and protective hand be upon them both.
Also strength for you Grandma and Grandpa and certainly for your daughter. How proud you must be about Bud being sworn into the Air Force, all the Lord's best to him as well!
Blessings,
Mimi

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Seth and your family have my prayers.
Give us an update when you can.

Sonia said...

Chari,

I will be praying for your family! God is so good and will protect us and care for us.

Hugs my friend!

Sonia/Miss Bloomers

Carol said...

Prayers & hugs for you!

Debby said...

I will be holding you and your family in my prayers. You have such a beautiful family, thanks for sharing them with us.
Debby

Flory said...

my hopes and prayers for little Seth... May God Bless your beautiful family and Good luck to Bud...he's cute:)
Flory

Carolyn said...

Hi Chari,
I am praying for your grandsons(you and their parents too).

Take care,
Carolyn

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. As a grandmother myself I know the pain you must be feeling for Seth and the worries you have about Bud. Please keep us posted.

Robin's Nesting Place said...

My cousin's daughter is in the fifth grade and she just had that procedure done last week! She did great and the procedure didn't take nearly as long as expected. It must be terrifying to them to have their hearts beating so fast.

Praying that your grandson has a wonderful outcome too.

I know you are very pround of your oldest grandson!

Lynn said...

Prayers!
Comin' your way, girl!
Your grandies are precious.

Love!!!!

mbkatc230 said...

Hi Chari, I will be keeping Seth and your entire family in my prayers, as well as for God to guide his Dr. to a successful surgery. And I know how proud you must be of "Bud". Will pray for his safekeeping as he works to keep our country safe and secure. Hugs, Kathy

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Chari, I just prayed for both of your grandsons. Am standing with you to believe that all will be well with both of them.

In turn, I ask you to agree with me in prayer that the Lord will bless the sale of our house and perfect it in His time and with the buyers of His choosing. Some people are coming to see it that I would choose, but I want it to be God's own choice.

XO,

Sheila :-)

Sharing with Sherri said...

Chari,

Surgery is a scary thing... My Mom is scheduled for by-pass surgery on the 1st of April, so I'll definately send up prayers for your precious grandsons and the whole family, while sending prayers up for my Mom as well.

Take care my dear friend!
Sherri

Gracefully Vintage said...

Chari, I woill absalutely say a prayer for your little Seth, having 3 children, i just can't imagine the fear & hope with this upcoming surgery.
Your bigger guy-He'll do great, my older brother Tim was in the Air Force for 12 years and was an Air Force Mechanic. He loved it-obviously differnt times.He retired many years ago, and is now a Suzuiki Mechanic and travels with Suzuiki and loves it.. SO his Mechanic skills took him far and gave him a job he loves.. I wish him luck and well & much Saftey..
Your A great Grandma...
Best of Luck to you & your family
Karryann

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

Praying for your grandchildren, you, and all of your family. May God's blessings be upon you all and give you strength and faith day by day.

Cindy J. said...

Oh Chari sweetie, you know my prayers will be full of requests for your sweeties. I just know that everything will be well but also how scary it is. I am so proud of your handsome Bud too, and surely will pray for all of the best for him. I have been thinking that is was near time for you to be taking your Las Vegas trip and I am so excited for you.. give Gloria a big kiss for me.. Gloria..give Chari a kiss for me too. I am also sending some prayers for a wonderful boost of energy and good health for you and Gloria. Love you sweetie, Cindy

The Tablescaper said...

Prayers are being sent for you, your grandsons, and their families. Ggoc is good and he will guide us.

- The Tablescaper

Melissa Miller said...

Oh Chari my prayers are with them both. Please let us know how things go.

~Blessings, ~Melissa

Shelia said...

Oh, dear Chari ~ yes, your two precious grandsons will be in my prayers! I'll be praying for a very successful surgery for Seth and his family and his grandma too!
Bud is adorable and while looking at his pictures he looked so like a little boy and then I had to look twice when he was standing with the other uniformed airpersons! I know you're so proud.
Chari, I'm praying for God's peace to flood your soul with his love and care. We'll be waiting for the goodnews as I'm thanking our mighty God in advance!
Blessings,
shelia :)

xinex said...

Your chidren and grandchildren are so beautiful, Chari. So sorry for Seth's heart problem. I hope the surgery will cure him completely and of course, I will pray for him and for Bud too....Christine

Mary Ellen said...

Chari- yes yes, we will be praying. I just found out a few weeks ago that my good friend's daughter has a problem that sounds very similar to what Seth has. I will have to ask her again what her diagnoses is called. What ever it is we know that the Father that created Seth has him in his hands and will care for him and Bud too! My what a wonderful family you have. I cannot get over how much your daughters look so much like their mom!!! So pretty!

Thank you for the privilege of praying for your family!

blessings
mary

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

You know you have our prayers for your little grandson, Seth. And of course Bud will be high on our list also. He has done a brave thing. Life will certainly be interesting and very much changed soon. :) You have a right to be proud of him! What a handsome young man he is!

Jenna said...

Both very handsome grandsons! And Yes my they will both be in my prayers. I do believe in Miracles in 2010, and a God who is able to make the impossible possible.
As a Grandma, you are going to worry, please dont, My parents stress, but with something that is out of your hands the best thing to do is trust in God for his will to be done. May God bless you and your family!

Theresa said...

Oh Chari, I pray so much lately that I am having to wear knee-pads:) I will certainly add Seth and Bud to my list. Oh my goodness, how we love those grandkids. Our hearts are just full of care and concern. Please keep us updated on the surgery and I will pray for a successful surgery, that the blood vessel gets out of the way so that the Doctor can see exactly what she needs to see and that he will be able to run and play right along with the other kids.

Oh what a handsome young Man your Bud is. He is such a tall, good-looking fella and I know you are so proud. It is tough to watch them join up with something that you know will take them away from home... but it is such an honorable future for him.

Big 'ole hugs coming thru for you and you and your family will be in my daily prayers!

Love you! Theresa (Ganky)

santamaker said...

I'll be praying for your grandbabies, Chari. What a nice family you have.

Susan said...

I will be praying hard for sweet, little Seth and your family. I will be checking in for updates. God is so good and I know it will be a success!
Bud must be an awesome young man and I'm so proud of his commitment to our country and the Air Force! My prayers will be with him, also. Please keep us posted on him as well.
Susan

Lisa said...

I am agreeing with you in prayer for both of your grandsons. :)

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Chari, I will be praying for both of your grandsons. Congrats to Bud! That's wonderful...I will watch for an update on Seth, I'm sure all will go well. Kristen

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hello my dearest and sweetest friends...

I have just been reading through all of your sweet comments! Thank you...thank you...THANK YOU for all of your thoughts and prayers for our two precious grandsons!!! Your compassion and caring...prayers and well wishes...all of your sweet notes...just mean the world to me and my family!!! You guys are the BEST!!! God is so GOOD!!! He is faithful!!! And as the Word of God says, "the prayer of a righteous man availeth much"!!! Keep praying, dear friends!!!

Love ya'll,
Chari

Ms. Bake-it said...

What a beautiful family you have Chari! What a wondeful choice Bud has made. Thank you! I will pray for all of you and most especially Seth. I will be looking for your updates on his recovery.

~ Tracy

paperbutterfly said...

Dear Chari,
May you all feel God's loving arms around you in the coming days.

Prayers for peace, healing and protection.

Blessings,
Pam

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Just checking in today...hoping you are doing alright...

Lou Cinda said...

What a beautiful family!! I will pray for both of these precious young men as well as the rest of your family in the days ahead!

Lou Cinda :)

Cindy said...

Ah Chari, of course I will pray for your dear grandsons. Nothing is closer to a grama's heart than those young'uns. Let us know how Seth's surgery goes and I know you must be proud of that 17 year old. God bless you my friend, Cindy S

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Oh,Chari,
I just got on the computer, I am sorry I am late coming by. Of course I will say a prayer for your wonderful grandsons! I know it will be scary on the day of his surgery. But just know, we will be sending good thoughts and prayers his way. You have many reasons to be proud of all your wonderful grandchildren my dear! How the heck do you have a 17 year old grandson already? Were you a grandma in your thirties? Well girlfriend, I so hope you and Gloria have a wonderful time together. I will be thinking of you two whooping it up! Big Hugs, Cindy

mishebe said...

I know that surgery will work. it is amazing what they can do now, i will look forward to hearing about his great recovery..

Marilyn said...

It's a good thing God can listen to all of us! I'll say prayers for both of your 'boys'--they certainly have a wonderful, proud grandma! Safe travels for you and your family, too. Happy Easter. ♥♫

Jennnifer said...

What a beautiful Family! I will pray for Seth & Bud & all. My nephew is at the Air Force Academy in Colorado. He loves it. The Blue Angels are awesome. They come every yr to the Atlantic City Air Show, right out over the ocean.
Hugs to you &Gloria! Vegas will be a blast!

Jennifer said...

Oh Mom, thank you for your post about Seth. It really means a lot to me that all of your friends are keeping him in their prayers! I am so nervous, but I am believing and have faith that the surgery will be a success! My God is great! (and so is my Mom) hehe..Love you bunches!

Miss Laura Lu/RMS4291960 said...

Oh Chari! I've written everything down on a post-it to stick on my computer and I am going to put it in my daily journal for prayer requests!! My best friend's daughter took medication for that for years and then had the surgery when she was around 17. It worked like a charm and she doesn't have to take meds anymore! She's on her way to becoming a Dr. herself! My youngest son is 18 now and we're just hoping he graduates in May! He has really struggled with school! Just not his cup of tea I guess!! He had talked about becoming a Marine! Right now he's wanting to go to EMT school and become a firefighter/paramedic. What a nice looking grandson and so much to be proud of! God Bless him as he heads out into the wild blue yonder!! Love Ya! Lauralu :)

podso said...

That is a wonderful post about your grandchildren. You are so proud! My prayers are with your two special requests.
Dotsie

ÖZNUR said...

Dear Mrs.Chari,
All the Turkish people praying for all of you and most especially Seth. May God's blessings be upon you all and give you strength. We are waiting good news from you.

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

I will definitely keep both of your grand sons in my prayers.

Kim

Alexis said...

I will pray for Seth. I'm going to mark my calendar for April 5th.
How awesome! My Dad was a pilot in the Air Force, what a good career choice for Bud!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Joining you in prayer for your sweet grandsons!

Katherine

Its So Very Cheri said...

Prayers going up my dear friend--
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Patriotic Mom said...

Oh Chari, I missed your posts about your grandchildren! I will definitely be praying for them both. You have much going on in your life right now. A bucket of emotions and feelings to handle. I am so happy you are getting away and get to hang out with Gloria! You too will be dangerous...lol

Your brave little boys... One, God Bless him for his service to America. and the other God bless him for his courage battling his illness. You are indeed blessed with some wonderful family!

One last thing. The car you are traveling in to Vegas looks very similar to the car my Mom and Dad had when they moved us from New York to California. Thank God for the skills your husband has to restore some of these wonderful cars. A safe trip and a blessed Easter to you all. Joan @Americana By Candlelight