Thursday, January 14, 2010

Family Emergency

I'll be away for a few days, hopefully not longer.

I'm not going to publish my scheduled posts, as I can't be focusing on comment moderation right now.

I'll give details when I'm up to it.

Please, keep us in your prayers.

73 comments:

simple in France said...

Oh, Emily, I hope everything is ok. You are in my thoughts. Take care of yourself and your family.

The Missus said...

Praying. Seems serious, due to the second to last sentence.

Bubblej said...

I hope everything is OK Emily. I'll be sending good vibes your way!

Scottish Twins said...

I hope everything is ok. I'm saying prayers for your family.

Tree Huggin Momma said...

Hope that all is well for you and your family.

Megan said...

Praying for you and your family.

Anonymous said...

I hope everything's okay, Emily.

eminemilie said...

I hope things turn out alright! I have been following you for a few weeks and just got my blog set up so that I could comment/interact. My thoughts will be with you and your family.

Jennifer said...

Praying for you...

Anonymous said...

Emily,
I hope everything is alright; thoughts and prayers are with you.

-Kat
(Name URL isn't allowing me to post for the moment...)

Devon said...

I hope everything is all right. Prayers for you.

~*TheNewMrs.Perez*~ said...

Yikes! I hope everything is okay.

vm said...

hope everything turns out well.

JennyWLS said...

You and your family are in my prayers.

Jenny

dust in the wind said...

I'm praying, Emily.

Anonymous said...

You hang in there! Prayers coming your way. :)
. . .M

Melissa said...

I will be keeping you and your family in my prayers! Please let us know that things are ok when you get a chance! There are alot of people here who genuinely care about you and your family and hope for the best for you. I really hope everyone is ok!

God Bless,
Melissa

katie said...

I'm so sorry, Emily. I'll definitely be praying for you. :) Remember this verse:

"Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you. For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior." Isaiah 43:1b-3a

Tina said...

Bless you all.

Linda said...

Praying! Hope everything is ok, Emily!

crabcakes said...

Thinking of you.

Meg said...

Hope all is well, take as much time as you need. Praying for you and whatever situation you find yourself in.

Terri said...

You asked for prayers, you got 'em.

lonesomedove said...

You will be in my prayers. I hope everything is alright and that your kids and husband are okay.

Margaret said...

Romans 8 : 28

Stephanie said...

I hope all is well and you will be in my prayers.

Lisa W said...

I'm praying for you Emily... God knows your need..

Perfection in my Imperfection said...

I really hope what ever is going on will pass and your family will be ok. You are all in my prayers

liveoncejuicy said...

Sending you and your family good vibes and positive thoughts Emily.

Atheist Mama said...

Hope everything turns out!

(P.S. Following you again because I end up coming here every day anyway, lol!)

Amber said...

Prayers for you and your family, Emily.

Allie Bague said...

Thinking of you...

hippie mommie said...

You and your family are in my prayers!
*Romans 8:28*

~Melissa said...

Emily,
I am thinking of you and your family and hoping everything is going to be ok.

Colleen said...

I'll be praying for you.

Sukey Day said...

Thinking of you.

Wendy P said...

You and your family are in my prayers.

luckymom4 said...

Thinking of you Emily. Update us when you can.

Tammy said...

Yes, I'll pray for you and your family.

Kathy said...

This is my first comment to you, Emily. I just wrote your family on my prayer list.
Kathy in Missouri

morethanamom2four said...

Hoping all is well! I feel kind of like I "know" you just from reading your blog.

Rachel in florida said...

Emily, my prayers are with you. Hope it is not something too serious.

Sabrina said...

Emily, I came back to your blog just now to see if there was an update and I noticed that there are now comments on your post about having a family emergency.

I am only going to say what I am about to say because there are REAL people out here that are genuinely concerned for you and your family. I mean this in the nicest way possible...but if you are well enough and have enough time to be online moderating comments then surely you have enough time to write a quick sentence or two to let those of us who are truly concerned know what's going on or if there is any way to help.

Emily said...

Sabrina, yes, I've come online once a day for the past two days to write email updates to family members, and yes, I have time to moderate a few comments while I'm on, but I don't think that means I owe anyone an explanation about a very personal matter. I have already told you what you can do for us, please, pray for us.

amulbunny said...

Praying for you and Dan as you face this time of trouble.

Lou said...

I hope no one prays for you after that rude comment to Sabrina. You're not even worth the time to tell you what I really think is going on here. What a bitch.

Queenie said...

Hope little dan is better soon.

Jo said...

Oh, I'll be praying for sure. I'll be praying that this is finally something that will make the state step in and get those babies somewhere safe.

Andrea said...

Just wanted to let you know that I'm praying for you and your family.

Melissa said...

Emily,
I added you to our prayer list at church. I will continue to pray for you and your family. Hope things get better! (HUGS)

Also, Emily does not owe us an explanation. All she asked for was prayers. She said that she will give details when she is up to it. I think we all can respect that, right? If you had a family emergency going on would you feel like sharing about it online at that time? Give her time... and more importantly prayers!
God Bless,
Melissa

Jen said...

I prayed for you and your family, Emily.

Jessica said...

Sabrina...whatever is going on with Emily and her family is not about you or whatever us REAL people are feeling. It's about Emily and her family. In her time of need she doesn't need to satisfy your desire to know what is going on. If you were genuinely concerned than you would give her space to do whatever SHE needs to do.

Myranda said...

Emily,
I am praying for you and your family. You owe none of us any explanation, now or ever. If one day you choose to let us know what happened, it is entirely your own choice. I will continue to pray until you tell us all otherwise. God is in control, and He knows every detail of your situation. Don't ever feel obligated to share any personal information with nosy people.

Anonymous said...

quiver full of snark, free jinger, has infiltrated your hubbys facebook and posting details about your situation.

i am praying for you

Our Family Is His said...

Praying.

Taurman Inc. said...

I am so sorry to hear of your emaergency. I hope and pray everything works out for your family.

Anonymous said...

Emily, I'm sorry you are going through something. I think Sabrina was just saying that it's getting frustrating to not know what's going on, especially since with a post about a family emergency you seem to want everyone to know something is going on, and now you're playing "keep away" with the info.

Of course you don't have to share personal information, but when you have a post titled like this and you are obviously around, it would be helpful to know what to pray for. I know prayer is prayer, but can't it be more powerful if we know something to concentrate on? Just something a little more specific? You have my prayers regardless. Sending them and love your way.

-Leah

Farwood said...

You and your family have been in my thoughts. I hope things quickly resolve for the best.

Andria said...

Yikes. I think your comment to Sabrina was a little condescending.

Nevertheless, thoughts and prayers sent your way.

Organizing Mommy said...

Emily, I am praying. I hope everything is going well. If you need to talk to someone, you can call me. Just send me an email, and I will call you.
organizingmommy@sbcglobal.net

Buzzy Buzzalot said...

I hope your baby is doing okay :).

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It was posted here:
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Don't know if you have the room for it or not.

cheapdate said...

Through your blog you have a whole community of chistians praying for you! Maybe this is the purpose God had in mind for all your work! May He richly Bless you and your family.

Areader said...

Please update when you can, you have many people very worried. The longer you go without comment the more speculation builds that this is all a hoax intended to drum up clicks.

Stacy said...

I am praying for your situation.I am trusting God's provision for your family's needs, and I pray you especially feel His grace and love during this time. You posted you had an emergency, and a lot of people have shared their heartfelt concerns,and prayers. Their interest in your family's well being is out of kindness-take that for the gift it is. No one expects you to share anything that's too uncomfortable, painful, or private- I think they would just like to know how you are holding up and if there are specific ways we can pray for your family.

Sukey Day said...

Emily, I think Sabrina is only concerned about you and your family. Those of us who follow your blog feel like friends. Yes, you don't know us from Adam, but we feel like we know you, Dan, Daniel, Bobby, and Tommy from your candid and friendly writing.
Friends like to share. And this is a case of some of your readers/friends not only wanting to share thoughts and prayers for you but also to share some of the burden by knowing what is going on.
We do understand this is a family/personal emergency. We really do just care.

Areader said...

Emily, I'm sorry I tought this was a publicity stunt, I truly hope your little man is OK. You have a lot of people out here in cyber land praying and sending good thoughts your way.

My son suffered a serious injury this year and it helped to know that so many people were thinking of him and sending their best.

amulbunny said...

Emily I am so sorry little Daniel is in the hospital. I hope whatever he has will be dealt with and he will be home soon. People honestly do care about what happens to your children and to let them pray for your child as a specific need doesn't deserve such a snippy answer.

I hope that the staff at the BBCH can help you and your family as you watch your son get better. Let people reach out and help you, it's not admitting anything except that there are things that you can't do and you do need help. If it's offered accept it.

I've lived a lot longer than you and raised 2 adult children sometimes in not so perfect circumstances. Took me a long time to over come my pride and become humble before God. And you know what, things changed for the better. Pray about it kiddo.

Lisa said...

Hi, Emily! We'll be praying that they can find the cause of your son's sickness & for his healing.Have they checked for carbon monoxide poisoning. I had it years ago & people 4 feet away from me working didn't get it. It depended on body type & air flow, just something to think about.Also diabetes will cause sleeping too. I can't believe the people who are saying such horrible things, just ignore them. God will deal with them.

Anonymous said...

Emily,

I'm a fan of the blog and I'll be sure to pray for your son and family. God Bless.

Pat said...

It is truly unbelievable to me that so many people are making your family situation all about THEM.

Emily doesn't owe you a damn thing - I saw her "family emergency" post as simply an explanation for why she would not be doing her regular daily posts for a while, not a "teaser." How utterly self-absorbed can you people be?

Emily - I truly hope everything is well with you and your little one.

Anonymous said...

Emily,
I am glad that little Dan is out of danger, and will pray that he recovers quickly.

You do not owe anyone an explanation for anything, especially someone who is writing despicable assumptions about you on another forum.

God bless you!

crabcakes said...

As a parent who has had two children in the hospital for surgeries, I can tell you that any "snappiness" gets a free pass in my book.

Emily is probably worried, tired, and distraught. She probably hasn't eaten or slept in a couple of days.

It's not the time to worry about social skills or posting "tone".

Your family has my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time and it is not conditional on you providing an explanation or upbeat demeanor.

Do what you have to do. There will be time to discuss it later. Now you just need good energy and that's what I'm sending.

Kat said...

Cheapdate,

She has lots of people of other faiths (including me!) praying for her and her family as well.

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