Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Need prayers and an Extra Warm Welcome!!

First, please say your prayers as I spent the last almost 7 hours in the ER with a friend who has been admitted to the hospital. He is my best friend and I love him dearly. We have been the best of friends since 1996 when I first moved here to the states. He has since retired and has been in ill health the last few months. He is my friend, my confidant and the kindest most gentle soul I have ever had the privilege of knowing.

Second, I need prayers for my family...it's been a difficult few months for me back and forth to the doctors and just when my specialists appointments were finally scheduled my employer cancelled my health insurance and have basically fired me..Yeah I think I need a lawyer...and the money to get one...I can't even discuss the hell I am going through...enough about that...

I can't be all doom and gloom so finally some good news.....


Third, my dear friend from RMS, (kiakai or Kelly) who I regularly talk about has FINALLY after much persuasion started a blog. This lady has taught me so much over the last year since we met, we took Interior Design classes and have also worked on a few projects together. She is my rock when it comes to design. NOBODY can turn junk into beauty better than she can! She is an awesome seamstress as well. Please stop by her sun room which she has done with a budget of $215.00!!! It will take your breath away. Have any questions about re-upholstering, sewing, staining, building, molding etc....... she knows it all and all the tricks of the trade!!! You can find her here at: please give her a warm welcome;)

http://muchtodowithnothing.blogspot.com

Much love French;)
xoxoxo

41 comments:

Pug1 said...

I will pray for you and your friend! Hugs to you friend..Michele

janet said...

oh Lisa, you sure are having such a rough time, im so sorry to hear this, gosh life can sure throw us curve balls at times. Many prayers and thoughts to you and your dear friend. As for my dh, things are not going as good as we had hoped at this point, he finally just returned to work last week, but its rough on him, time will tell. Well i off to check out your friends blog, im excited to see what she has done,
hugs and take care of you
janet

~♥~ Monica S said...

OH no French... this sounds terrible!!! I am so sorry.. I never even knew you were ill!??!

So sorry to hear about your friend too.. ( I am tearing up over here)

Now I will go visit your friends blog!

Hugs and kisses and my best wishes,
Monica

Susan said...

((((Hugs))) Ma'dame French.. saying extra prayer for you and your friend....

Most cities have a "Legal-aid" number you can call for free legal advise...

Raggedy Girl said...

I believe that under COBRA, a government law, you are allowed to pay your own premiums for the insurance you just lost. Please go and read about your rights. I am sorry and will keep you in prayer. I will check out your friend. I would love to know what RMS is as I have seen many bloggers use the initials. Also praying for your friend. Wow you have really been dumped on. I am so sorry.
Roberta Anne

Raxx - A day in the life said...

I hope your friend has a speedy recovery, I'll send a prayer his way! As for you dear Lisa, my prayers will go for you as well! I cant believe in the midst of your health issues you face a legal battle now!

I hope that issue goes your way.

I'll be sure to welcome your freind at her new blog!

Happy To Be said...

Oh French Fry I am so sorry to hear all of this ...you know prays are coming your way girl..and I just visited Kelly I so remember her from RMS...boy I hope the last one left there turns off the lights..hugs and smiles dear friend..Gl♥ria

~♥~ Monica S said...

I have a list of folks I know...
all written in a book,
And every now and then...
I go and take a look.
That is when I realize
these names...they are a part,
not of the book they're written in...
but taken from the heart.
For each Name stands for someone...
who has crossed my path sometime,
and in that meeting they have become...
the reason and the rhyme
Although it sounds fantastic...
for me to make this claim,
I really am composed...
of each remembered name.
Although you're not aware...
of any special link,
just knowing you, has shaped my life...
more than you could think.
So please don't think my greeting...
as just a mere routine,
your name was not...
forgotten in between.
For when I send a greeting...
that is addressed to you,
it is because you're on the list...
of folks I'm indebted to.
So whether I have known you...
for many days or few,
in some ways you have a part...
in shaping things I do.
I am but a total...
of many folks I've met,
you are a friend I would prefer...
never to forget.
Thank you for being my friend!

Mama said...

Hello Lisa, I am so sorry to hear about your friend and I wish him the very best and wish him a speedy recovery and a hug for you having to see your friend go through this.

I am also sorry to hear that you have now to deal with insurance and employment issues on top of your health problems, you are in my prayers my friend.

I will say hi to Kelly, take care, ((hugs)) Kathy

Donna Marie said...

Lisa,

I am so sorry to hear about your friend. He will most definately be in my prayers!

You are always in my prayers... even when I am missing in action. As I mentioned earlier... today, you were heavy heavy on my mind... now I see why!


I went to visit KK! I am soooo thrilled that she is blogging!

xoxoxoxoxoxo
Donna Marie
PS Big tight hug! (((((HUG))))))

Michael said...

I'm sending LOTS of good vibes your way, Lisa. Hang in there...somehow you will pull through and be stronger as a result.

I stopped by Kelly's...great blog!

Betty said...

You will be in my prayers and thoughts! I´m so sorry you´re going through such a tough time!
Heading over to your friends blog to take a look...

Bridget said...

{{{{{{{{{{{{Frenchie}}}}}}}}}}}}} You've had more than anyone should have to shoulder lately.
I'll pray for your friend and for your family!
Is your hubby a US citizen? If so, you'd certainly be eligible for some medical assistance. The suggestion for Cobra sounds like a good one considering everything you are going through too. Those bastards to do this to you. It is just shocking how much heartless treatment we are seeing these days.
I love you girl and I have faith that something good is going to come your way!
p.s. I remember kaikai from RMS, she does amazing things.

Chris said...

Oh sweatheart I hurt for you. You and your friend will be in my prayers. Company loyalty is non existent in todays time. I'm so happy I don't have to face that anymore. I believe COBRA goes for 2years, but I'm not sure about that so look it up.Take care of yourself and try not to stress out.

Love Ya,
Chris

PS I'm going to check out your friend too, sounds like my kind of person.

Ma'dame French said...

Monica you made me cry!!
Thank you all so much! I wish Cobra were an option but with a hefty price tag of $1300.00 a month it's out of the question....looking at other options,,,Hugs French xoxo

kiakai / Kelly said...

You'll have to tell me more about your friend. And last night at my neighborhood bible study, I said a big prayer for you and your family. So I'm one step ahead of you there. :) And last, I'm totally blown away by the kindness on my new blog. You are absolutly too sweet. And so is the blog community. I think I'm really going to enjoy this.
Love you much, xoxoxo Kelly

Jill said...

French... I am so sorry that things are going so rough! I can only hope that things will get better! I hope that the specialist find out what is going on with you. I know how it is because as you know my youngest as CDLS syndrome but she has had an ongoing fever for over two months that comes and goes and we have been to numerous doctors and had over 40 blood tests done and we still have no answers.
As for your friend I will pray for him!
As for you we are all here for you to lean on and I know I won't turn my back on you when you need the all of us the most. You are surrounded by a bunch of great woman! We'll help get you through this!

Justine said...

{{{{{{{{{{{Lisa}}}}}}}}}} You already know that my thoughts and prayers are with you, and now with your friend. Do they know what's wrong with him? Email me, K?
I'm going to go give Kelly a visit!

Justine :o )

Susan said...

I will keep you and your friend in my prayers. I will certainly visit your friends blog!

Shannon said...

Done! Hugs and prayers go out to your friend, you and your family!
On a lighter note...all the photos you've shared lately are great! I can't wait to see more!

Anonymous said...

French, my heart goes out to you with all the illness, health and financial issues you are dealing with.

Thank you for informing us of KiaKai's blog. I tried to leave a comment on her blgo but as I'd forgotten my google password, I opted to go 'anonymous' but it wouldn't 'take.' :-) - Sherylcanadiangirl

{{{Warm hugs from Ontario}}} :-)

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Lisa, I am so sorry that you are going through so much. You & your family are in my prayers. I am still having a lot of trouble with my shoulder and neck. I hope you are feeling better. I don't see how they can fire you when you have been going through so much medically. I think you should be getting workman's comp. Well, I should be too. But, that's another suckie story.

I will also pray for your friend. Friends like that are hard to come by.

I am so excited that Kelly is in blogland. I'm going to run over and say, "Hi".
Luv Ya!! Terrie

Shelia said...

Oh, dear Frenchieness! I'm so sorry to hear about this! I will certainly be in prayer for your friend and you, Dear One! I'm so glad you have such a wonderful friend in Kelly and I'll go see her.
Take care,
Shelia ;)

tardevil said...

Well, I'm sorry to hear you're having such a hard time -especially with health insurance. I had a friend pretty much fired for missing work due to having a brain tumor. The she took her 401-k, paid down her medical bills & they wouldn't give her Medicaid (or care) b/c she didn't owe enough. I so hope things will go better for you and your friend. I'm not sure where you are in SC, or if I've told you (thus the Dory Award I so deserve), but I lived in Irmo for 1 year. I'm your same age too. Thought that was ironic. I hope you will have a better week!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Oh sweetie,, many many hugs and prayers are sent your way for your friend and for you. I'm so sorry you're having to go thru such a mess at this time in your life. I wish I could do more for you than pray but we know that is the greatest gift there is. So.. many many prayers your way. I'll certainly check out your friends blog..hugs ~lynne~

marty39 said...

You are in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs, Marty

Picket said...

Oh girl..you are in my heart and my prayers..I pray your friend make a complete turn around & I ask the Lord to be the Lord of your situation with your health & your job situation...this is pass sis...and I am so glad to hear about Kia...I will definitely go by there and welcome her sweet self! Love ya girl...

claudie said...

Oh French it's late and I should be in bed just had to say I will be praying for you tonight till all is well. I really will.
Good friends are rare and it seems you have one that is very dear to you.
I will also go and visit your friends from RMS.
Love Claudie
xo

Bo said...

Dear Lisa...I tried & tried to get on your blog last night & I could only read the first 2 paragraphs & it would freeze up...so I went to bed with your sweet name in my heart & prayers. I pray that something better will come of this for you...most attorneys work on a contingency basis in matters like this I think...please call around...
And I also am praying for your friend in his hour of need...
OK, an endorsement of Kelly from you is good enough for me, so I'm on my way over there.
Please know you are loved & cared about, ♥ Bo

Twice as Nice said...

So sorry to hear of your friend. I will be praying for him. I know first hand what you are going thru and thank you for praying for our friend Linda. She has a long way to go but atleast she is home.

I will also pray for you and your family. You are in a very tough spot. It's also has to be so hurtful after years of dedication to be treated that way by your employer. You deserve better than that.

So glad Kelly is doing a blog. The two of you did such an awesome job on your friends house:0)

Elizabeth said...

I will definitely keep you and your friend in my prayers.
I am off to visit Kelly and make her welcome to blogland.

Picket said...

Morning Frenchie...just wanted to say I hope this will be a great day for you sweetie...take care! ♥

An Accomplished Woman said...

I will pray for your friends and family. I love her blog. Thank you for all your kind words. Love to visit you.

cindy said...

Lisa, so sorry to hear about your friend..., and that is sad about your job/employer. I hope things turn around soon for you. ~Cindy~

Darlene - Our Creative Life said...

Prayers are going up for your friend & you & your family!!

Going now to check out your friend's blog.

Take Care French & Trust God!
Darlene

~CC Catherine said...

French, Let's pray! Lord, we don't always understand life, and why things happen the way they do. Please be with French's friend...touch his body and heal him, please! And, about her job and her insurance...please help to provide the provisions she so desparately needs! You always have a reason for allowing certain things to happen in our lives...at the times it's not always easy to understand it. Please give French the strength she needs to deal with both of these situations and may she ever feel closer to your heart...like a magnet! Amen! ~CC Catherine (Please stay in touch, I'll be praying for you!)

lucy said...

Cobra insurance, while, luckily, is available, it is also expensive. Most attorneys offer a free consultation, also, if it is a wrongful termination suit, they should take the case at no cost to you until the case settles and their fee, a percentage, comes out of those proceeds.
Don't delay! I will be praying for all of you!
Lou Cinda

mrsben said...

Lisa, I am so terribly sorry to hear about your dear friend's illness and that another of life's curves has been thrown your way. Please keep the faith, as things will surely get better and remember you have plenty of supportive friends here who all sincerely care about you. (Monica's poem says it all.)

Sending many hugs and prayers your way.....-Brenda-

P.S:
(Up in Canada (in our Province) we are allowed one free consultation with a Lawyer of your choice. Does your State offer the same? It may be worth your while to look into it. (Most people aren't even aware of it here.) Also, we do have a Government system that you can file a complaint against an Employer. Again, which is free of charge.)

artis1111 said...

I just stopped by Kellys. I hope your friend gets better.Kathy

9405018--Pat said...

You are in my thoughts and prayers...Hang in there...Hugs..Pat

Bre said...

My heart goes out to you French. Wishing you a bright spot amidst your grey skies and the strength to get through this, day by day, minute by minute.

On a brighter note..... look how many friends care about you and are sending prayers your way (love Catherine's) .....the power of prayer is wonderful .....I'll be adding mine !

{{{{Hugs}}}}}

Bre

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