Thursday, May 21, 2009



The following comment was left for me, giving me a sigh of relief. I'm sure prayers are still needed for proper healing, etc. Thank the Lord for this tidbit of encouraging news!
"Shane is doing much better now and is back at camp Le June. He is at the clinic there. Debi is still up there with him. His friend is on the mend too. Thanks for the prayers."

Shane with his momma, Debi. I think this was taken when she saw him off to Iraq. Not sure.
I received word Monday that my cousin's son, Shane, was in a terrible car wreck on Saturday. He's recently back from a tour of duty in Iraq, but for now is stationed at Camp Le June. His momma flew right up to be by his side. All involved need our prayers. Another young man was also in the car and it is to my understanding that his injuries are worse than Shane's.


While I'm asking for your prayers, I thought this would be a good time to include my father in law. He was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease a few years ago. He is steadily declining and experiencing the impact of the disease more and more. It's very disheartening to call and learn that he has fallen while downtown, or that his tremors are growing worse. He had his own business as a welder, but had to give that up several years ago. He's a humble, godly man who often filled the pulpit of their church when the pastor had to work overtime at his secular job.
(The little church couldn't afford to pay the full time pastor much of a salary)

Living in a "socialistic" country causes more grief to our family than you know. Many times, his prescription meds are not in stock anywhere in the large city. And we all know how dangerous it can be to take medications inconsistently! There have been a few times when my father in law couldn't get in to see a Dr. (in the Nationalized Mexican Health care system), thus, causing he and the family more stress and finally getting an appointment for him with a private Dr. - which is extremely expensive there.

Agustin Rios, Sr., Esperanza Rios, Agustin Rios, Jr., Pamela Riffe de Rios

My husband's parents in Mexico. 2009

Godlier, sweeter, harder-working people you'll never meet!

I'm so blessed to be a part of this supportive family!

My Father in Law at a wedding in 2007.

America, do we really want a government controlled,
nationalized health care system?
Parkinson's Facts:
*Nearly 5 million people worldwide are living with Parkinson's disease (PD)*
*Symptoms include tremors, slowness of movement and rigidity, problems sleeping, gastrointestinal issues, mood disorders and cognitive dysfunction.*
*No current treatment has been proven to slow or stop the progression of PD; available therapies mask symptoms, and only some symptoms at that. Treatments have serious side effects, and efficacy fades over times. For many of the most debilitating symptoms of PD, there is no effective treatment.*
For more reading about PD, visit:
or simply search *Parkinson's disease*


Jungle Mom said...

I posted the prayer request as well!

Anonymous said...

Shane is doing much better now and is back at camp Le June. He is at the clinic there. Debi is still up there with him. His friend is on the mend too. Thanks for the prayers.

Crystal said...

It's so nice to meet you!! Thank you for coming over from Susan's - I do hope you will come again. I loved the pictures you've posted and hearing about your family. Sad to hear about your father-in-law - my dad has some tremors but so far nothing else. Blessings to you!