February 3, 2008

Still not sure how to write about all this...

This is one of the posts that's been rattling around in my brain. I'm still not sure the right way to write about it. The short version is that one of my blog friends, Mama Nabi, is going through a really hard time right now. You can read more about her story if you're interested.

In response to this post on her site, I emailed her and offered practical help. I'd already told her I was praying for her, it seemed like it might be nice to back that up in a tangible way--God with skin on, so to speak. She had very valid reasons for saying 'thank you VERY much, but no thank you'; I respected her response. The neat thing was, despite her skepticism about the whole God/Christianity deal, she suggested I do a 'prayer-raising' instead of the on-line fundraising I wanted to do for her.

So, if you are a person of prayer, please hold up Mama Nabi, her daughter, and her alcoholic husband. She needs practical help, wisdom, and guidance for all the tough decisions she's having to make right now. In a life where her family has rarely backed her up or loved her unconditionally, it's fairly logical she's skeptical about a loving God. My prayer for her is that despite all the circumstances, she would find a peace that passes all understanding and find out how passionately she is loved.

12 comments:

Snickollet said...

I've had MN and the precious LN on my mind a lot lately. She is one tough cookie, that Mama. I'm so glad you posted this.

Inkling said...

I hear you on this. And of course, you know that if you ask me to pray, I'll pray.

sunny said...

Ditto what Snick said. Been wishing I could do something for MN anyway. She'd sure do it for any of us.

maryschoi said...

thank you for this post

jooliyah said...

i'm already in. i've been adding her name to my talks with God because i felt to far away to actually help. great idea to pool our prayers together!

Wistful one said...

Count me in for praying. Thank you for posting about this...

alice said...

MN prayers are powerful...Here are prayers that you will be lifted and that resources and guidance and comfort will be directed your way.

Alice

Bea said...

This is a great idea, I think about MN and LN a lot, and praying is the next logical step!

otr mama said...

I haven't been near a computer in a bit and can't read back right now to find out what's happening, BUT because MN often comments on your blog, I have looked her blog up in the past and have wished I could let her know how much I've loved her - her blog - etc. So, for whatever the reason...I am glad to add her to my prayers.

Beloved said...

I said it on MN's site and I'll say it again. Otrgirl, you're da bomb! :)

I'm praying for Mama Nabi. I hope she'll know how passionately God (and I) love her!

Aimee said...

MN will definitely be in my prayers.

Sarah-Ji said...

I almost cried when I read MN's post about what you're doing. I've seen the dark side of people who associate themselves with Christianity and the Church so many times, so it's refreshing and hope-filling to witness some true light. Thanks for doing this.