Friday, August 22, 2008

Some not so great news.....

Well, as you are all well aware- Shaila is out of town.... and yes the resident hacker is back on. I debated all day on posting. I talked to Shaila earlier today.. the scan results came back for her dad and things arent good. (She can tell you how much or how little she cares too when she returns)

I only post to ask that you pray for my dear friend Shaila. Pray for her mom -Shari Measles and her Dad, James and brother Dirk. I dont know how many of you know her parents, but, simply stated -they are the salt of the earth. Giving caring people. ALWAYS welcoming.

I know she is hurting today. I got an email from her mom today as well... a wonderful family could use some prayers ..... they could use the strength that can come from many united in prayer.... thank you for listening, and mostly for your prayers in their behalf.... its going to be tough focusing on Institute. Maybe, if you are in her ward you could volunteer to be a sub at a moments notice? Maybe you could send her a card in the mail? Or just an extra tight hug the next time you see her.....

Shaila, forgive me for posting on your blog, yet again..... and maybe you should consider changing your password one of these days! Love you my friend, and I am praying for you all!


Drake Family said...


I am so sorry to hear that about your dad. I hope everything turns out ok and know that we will be keeping you all in our prayers.

Frumpy Luv said...

oh no - I am so so sorry Shaila for bad news. You, your dad, mom and family will certainly be in our prayers.

Anonymous said...


nikkicrumpet said...

You and your precious family will be the center of our prayers. Take care and know that we are thinking of you!

tammy said...

Thanks to your hacker for letting us know....Shaila, I am so sorry. Plese know you and your family are in our prayers.

Jan said...

This is not what I wanting to wake up and hear today. Shaila, you are so in our prayers. We prayed last night and plan on today. We are sending balloons of hope for your dad too. Take care and I am so sorry for what your family is facing right now.

{{hugs}} to you all..

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

We are just going to hold firm on faith and keep praying for Shaila's dad here~ God is an awesome mighty God. :) With God all things are possible.

Anonymous said...


Mom called me several times this week. My heart is breaking for all of you and we will be praying for you all as well.

I have always treasured your precious mom and your serious, but funny daddy! Remember the summer I lived with them in Lubbock? Good times! They always made me feel welcomed, loved and treasured in their home!!

I'll never forget calling your house and Uncle James answering the phone:

Me: Is Shaila there?
Uncle James: Yes.


Me: Can I talk to her?
Uncle James: I don't know...Can you?
Me: Uncle James!! MAY I talk to Shaila?
Uncle James: Of course, Lana. Why didn't you say so!

I love you all very much.


Mother Goose said...

Shaila, you have become such a part of my world through blogging. Everyone on my blog roll has in some way affected my life for the better and I am hurting for you because you are hurting. Prayers of love, support and mercy are being sent up for you and your dad. share when you can.

Mechelle said...

Yes, they are all on my prayer list. My you have peace in your heart through out this time. m

Scrappy Girl said...

Sorry to hear that there is bad news about your dad. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers!

kitchenditcher said...

Shaila, please let us know how things go. I've met your dad and he is wonderful. I will be praying for some divine intervention and comfort for your whole family.

The Motherboard said...

OH NO! My heart is hurting for you, Shaila. I feel like I know you, even though I don't! (I want to though!)

I will add your family to my prayer list.

I think you should still send up balloons... I don't think it matters when, its the thought that counts! We are doing more tonight. My kids wanted to add their wishes and hopes for the school year.

You are a dear. I am sending lots of love your way! Feel it??

Cherie said...

Thinking of you and your parents. My prayers are with you.