Thursday, October 16, 2008

Urgent Prayer Request!

Scott and Marie


It's ironic that I just posted about my long time friend Marie. I never thought I'd be bringing her up again so soon on my blog. I just hung up from a phone conversation in which Marie called to tell me that her husband Scott was killed last night on his way home from work.

He usually arrives home around 12:30. When he wasn't home by 2 a.m., Marie awoke with a start, calling out his name. She then jumped in the car to go look for him. While driving the route she knew he brought home, she called 911. After describing her husband and his motorcycle she was told they were investigating a motorcycle accident. She should turn around and get home. She called the highway patrol and was told that an officer would be at her home in a matter of minutes. She knew then that her husband wouldn't be coming home.

Please pray for this dear lady. She held up well for most of the time I was on the phone with her. She did break down a few times when she was specifically requesting prayer for wisdom. Her heart's desire is for the children to get through this without allowing bitterness to God to take root. While her and Scott's eldest son is married and out on his own, she still has 4 children in the home. Two are teenagers and the twins are ten years old. She told me that she already misses him so much! I'm so grateful that I can tell you that Scott was saved and is now in the presence of his Creator.

The next few days will be hectic for her as she is taking care of details, planning the memorial service, etc. Thankfully, she has a wonderful church family and a great pastor who is ministering to her during this difficult time. Marie lost her mom in a car accident just a few short years ago.

Thank you dear friends! Hold your loved ones near and a little tighter tonight. In the morning, be sure to start the day expressing your love for each other. One never knows what a day will bring forth.

21 comments:

Jungle Mom said...

Although I never had the privilege of meeting Scott, please share my prayers and condolences with Marie!

Jackie said...

I'm so sorry to hear about this. It's horrible. I pray that God comforts them in this time and gives her a peace that passeth all understanding.

~♥Verja♥~ said...

I will definitely be praying for her. She truly needs comfort that only God can provide.
That is horrible. And so fast. And she has 4 kids at home.
I can just imagine how I'd feel if that happened to my dad. I would feel so lost and alone.
It's gonna be so hard for them. But, I will pray that God will give her strength and guide her through this extremely tough time.
It hurts just to think about it.
I can't believe this. I know God has a reason, and even though it's gonna be hard for them for a while, I know that God can give them strength, love and guidance.
I really will pray..
God Bless her and the kids...

Rancher said...

She will be in my prayers. Power of the blogs.

Penless Thoughts said...

Oh Pam our hearts are breaking with yours on this terrible news. I hope you'll also post a request on Hearts. Know that both Mickey & I will be praying for this dear mother and all the children. Yes, we must never let anything come between our love and care for our spouses, children, friends, and Church family.
Susan

Kristi said...

Oh, I'm so sad for this family. I'll be saying a special prayer for them tonight and over the next few days.

~Kristi

Nina in Portugal said...

Oh my....my heart aches for this dear lady, Marie. And for her children...oh my....let's pray now:

"LORD, I ask you now for this sweet family. They are hurting and scared and they need You, the God Of All Comfort right now. Please hug them all up close. Whisper your perfect will to Marie. Help her during this difficult time. Help the children to not become angry at you Lord, but to run to you instead of away. Lord, my heart aches also being a mother of five. You know my fears...Marie is in the middle of my nightmare. Show her your way Lord. Please I beg of you. Thank You Lord for a supporting church family an pastor. Give them wisdom to know how to minister to this family and each individual as each child will have different needs, as well as how to help Marie. Thank you. In Jesus name I pray, Amen"

~~~Nina, Missionary wife and mother of five in Portugal.

Tacogirl said...

Yeesh! I'll definitely pray for her. :(

Mrs. C said...

Praying for this precious family.

Mustang said...

My deepest sympathies, and yes, my prayers. God Bless.

~~Deby said...

oh Pam....praying for your dear friend and her family...oh..is life short......we are going to a funeral tomorrow morning for a member of our church who graduated to Heaven on Wedn....my brother is in Hospice care now with his brain cancer....my neighbor 3 doors down, passed away last week...whew....life is short...
you are so right....
I know this is hard on all that love Marie and her family too....
Prayers going out for ALL in this circle...
~Deby

Kitty said...

Oh God Bless this lady and her five children... I can only imagine how they are hurting right now. Yes, I will pray for them...

Humble wife said...

Praying for comfort and peace in this difficult time.
Jennifer

Z said...

What a disaster for her and her children...May God be with them all...
this is so upsetting..
She'll be in my prayers.......

MightyMom said...

oh I'm so sorry to hear this.

God bless the family.

~Just A Thought Ginger said...

My heart is just breaking for your dear friend. Yes, she will need prayers and support. She is blessed to know you!

blackberrycottage said...

Pam this is so tragic. I am so sorry for th eloss of your friends husband.
i will be praying for them.
hugs Sandra nz

Mishel said...

Oh Pam! I'm so sorry to hear of this tragic news. I'm praying!

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

I am so sorry about the loss to your friend. I am keeping her in my prayers and you too. connie

groovyoldlady said...

I'm here a bit behind schedule, but prayed for her from the heart. She is living that which I most fear. Yet even in my "fear", I know that God would sustain me and my family. He will keep Marie and her children in the palm of His hand!

Momma25 said...

I have not read Pam's blog since just before my loving husband went home to be with Jesus. I have been so humbled by the outpouring of love from friends and family and even those that I do not know personally but share our Lord and Savior. I know I am only 3 weeks into this new life God has in store for me and as I write through tears, please know that God has given me a peace that does pass all understanding. People have said, "you are so strong". I don't feel strong but my God is strong! Please continue to pray for my children. I asked my 16 year old son last night how he was doing and he said, "Mom, I have come to terms with it. I think we can get through this only because we are Christians." We had a discussion on how people who do not know the Lord and do not have the assurance of eternal life can manage. I know that knowing Scott is wrapped in the arms of his heavenly Father makes it easier for me to explain it to my 9 year old twins. The know that God came and took Daddy's soul to heaven with him at the very moment he collided with the drunk driver. They also know that we live in an imperfect world in which sin abounds and that sin can cause death but that God is in control. They know that they will see their Daddy again one day. My 14 year old daughter has had her moments and questions but I think time and love will heal her. Again, thank you to all who have lifted us up and Pam - I love you.