Mom Bribed Us

Mom picked some fresh catnip for us.  She said she wanted to ask if she could use our blog tonight.

We told her she could use it whenever she wanted…….but the catnip was a wonderful treat.  I gobbled it down right away!

We also got some tuna water so it has been a wonderful night so far!

Well, here’s Mom……………(What do you mean I sound like Ed McMahon.  Who on earth is that?)

Steinbeck is too young to know Ed McMahon and I’m thinking some of their readers are also too young.  Anyway, that’s not who I want to write about.  I want you to meet my cousins.

This is Steve, Allison and their son, Mitch.  Allison’s mom, April, is my first cousin and we’ve stayed close over the years.Steve, Allison and MitchOver the weekend I got one of those dreaded calls from April.  She told me that Steve, Allison and Mitch had been in a car accident.  I couldn’t believe it.  They had been heading out to a special Wild West airsoft event. This is a family that has always loved being involved in reenactments and things like that.  It was going to be a time for Mitch and his best friend to have some fun.  Mitch has lots of medical issues and he wanted to go to this so desperately.  Needless to say, they all ended up in hospitals instead.

I posted a prayer request on Facebook and it seemed like it exploded.  I started getting comments from people all over the place.  My cousins have friends all over and everyone wanted to know what was happening.  I got a chance to text some of those people.  I made new friends.  I felt the power of prayer reaching my cousins and coming from all directions.

How can I explain how small the world really is?  Sometimes it just takes saying hi to someone and then it spreads.  We never know the connections we may have to others unless we open up and talk.  That’s what I think the younger generation (Does that mean I’m the older generation now???) misses out on.  They are glued to their cell phones.  They don’t write letters.  They don’t send cards.  They don’t look in a person’s eye.

Now, I was using social media over the weekend to ask for prayers, but then I went further and started up conversations and added new friends.  We may never meet, but we will remember that time in April 2019 when we were praying for my cousins.

I can thankfully report that my cousins are all out of the hospital and back home now.  They still have lots of recovery ahead of them and need prayers for strength and patience.  Mitch’s best friend, Mike, is still in the hospital and needs prayers for his injuries.  He had more severe injuries than the rest of them and it will be a long road to recovery.  Allison is a cancer survivor and I’m so proud of how she has marched forward.  This is an incredible family and I’m so thrilled that we are related.

Thanks for listening.  I better go get the boys some more catnip so they don’t try to take over the computer.  Have a beautiful week, everyone.

22 thoughts on “Mom Bribed Us

  1. We are so glad to hear your cousins are home now, and sending purrayers for them and their friend. Purrs to you and the boys !

  2. What a relief that your cousins are out of the hospital — here’s hoping Mike will recover soon as well. It’s frightening how life can change so quickly sometimes. I’m pretty sure Hemingway and Steinbeck are grateful for such a good outcome as well 🙂

  3. So happy to hear everyone is recovering from such a terrible thing…..the power of prayer is awesome and it seems whenever anyone asks for help, they get it in a HUGE way – it’s because people really DO care. Many are behind the scenes and don’t “talk” much on social media but given the chance to help, they do. Support is ever so empowering – and I’m glad at a time when you needed it, you got it! Sending big hugs……….

    Pam (and Teddy too)

    1. Thanks, Pam and Teddy. Yes, support is out there. All we have to do is reach for it. I know my cousins are feeling the power of prayer now. The healing will take a long time, but the love will continue to surround them through it all.
      Big hugs back……..Pam, Hemingway and Steinbeck

  4. Now you can add a few more prayers for your cousins and their doctors and nurses and family members from Mom and me. We know they will be fine soon.

    Love and licks,

  5. God’s strength; emotionally and physically to everyone during this difficult time. I’m happy to learn that they are in recovery; slow and steady wins the race so the saying goes, even though I know your family members want to be “back on track” like right now ! ♥♥♥

  6. We’re sorry about your cousins. We purr that they all make a complete recovery. Reading about your experience on FB, asking for prayers and getting them…and new friends in the process…makes us realize this world has so much good in it.

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