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Friday, May 22, 2009

Please pray.............

Good morning, I am posting to ask that you pray for my friend Aldeana's family this weekend. Aldeana passed away this morning after being unconscious for 4 weeks following surgery. Aldeana was much older than me but played an important role in my life during a difficult season of my life. Aldeana was the wife of a local pastor here who's church hosted the MOPS program I was first part of when Morgan was born. I met Aldeana because she came to every meeting and loved on all us moms who were pulling our hair out with our little ones. She had funny stories, words of encouragement in regards to staying married and also the best hugs. A year or so later I ended up being on the leadership team with her and that proved to be a very important thing for me because that is when my health first started going down hill and Aldeana understood. She had also been diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis at a young age and was at most times using a walker. She understood my fear, my pain and my freak out moments every time I went to the Dr. and new drugs were introduced. She understood when I felt the need to step down from leadership and hide for a time. Even when we didn't see each other often she would ask others about my health and pray for me. When we did see each other she always asked me about my disease and how I was doing even though she was in obvious pain. She never complained and always had good advice on how to deal with RA all the while being married, raising kids, and working through the Dr's. I know her family will need prayer this weekend as there is going to be a huge void and light missing from their home. Please lift up her husband pastor Don, their kids and the congregation at Yucaipa Christian Church as they have lost a dear friend and mentor. Thank you.

6 comments:

The Keilers said...

Oh wow. I will pray for God's comfort. Death is never easy, especially for those left behind.

Rhonda said...

I remember her. I will definitely be praying for her family (and friends).

jo said...

My best friend knew her well, she was a wonderful woman of God, I am so sorry.

Stacy Y said...

will be praying for those who loved her

Yvonne said...

Oh, my heart hurts for your loss. I will pray.

Brenda said...

Were you able to attend Aldeana's memorial today? I thought of you as they were sharing how Aldeana cared for the moms she met through MOPS. I hope you were there, it was a great celebration of life, and so like Aldeana. Full of music, laughter, playfulness, love and Jesus. Reading your post about Aldeana confirms just how much she loved others. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on Aldeana.
(I worked with Aldeana, and go to Wildwood)