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I Need Your Prayers. 
 
Jun. 9, 2009 3:21 am 
Updated: Nov. 19, 2009 7:49 pm
 This is my 1st blog since i became a supporting member. i have been togerther with my wife of almost 34 years, married 2.7 this past may 1st. we have 2 wonderful daughters, 24 and 19...both college students. my wife has taught at the same middle school for the past 23 years. she is a "master" teacher. she has been the gifted vacillator/ lead teacher for the past 4or 5 years. she has been named the teacher of the year at her school as picked by her fellow colleagues. she has also been named the star teacher for columbus.ga. and for this region. columbus,ga. is 2nd largest city in ga. with a population of @250,000 . star teachers are chosen by the star student from each graduating senior at each high school in the city. most star teachers are teachers that taught the student in their senior year. my wife, claire is her name was remembered by her star student as her most stimulating and helpful teacher when claire taught her in the 8th grade. brianna, her star student, made 100% on both the sat and act prepatory tests. she is attending harvard and mit working towards degrees in both law and medicine. claire picks one gifted under-privilleged child each year and takes that child christmas shopping out of her own money with no fanfare . i'm sitting here at 5 am, i can't sleep. my daughters are asleep upstairs. my sisters-in laws are flying in today from chicago, and 29 palms, california. my wife had a stroke yesterday @ 4pm. the doctor said it was bleeding on the brain, and it was a large area affected. i was at work, and my oldest daughter took her to the catholic hospital where she was sedated and diagnosed. she was transferred to another hospital where they have better treatment available.the sedative should wear off between now and this afternoon. the doctors are planning a mri to futher explain what the cat scan showed. i found this site when i stayed home to care for my mother in law and discovered great recipes, great friends, and great compassion. thank you all.
 
Comments
Jun. 9, 2009 3:30 am
My thoughts are with you and your family, gderr!!!! Your wife sounds like an amazing woman; here's to hoping for positive CAT scan results and a speedy/comfortable recovery!
 
Jun. 9, 2009 3:39 am
Gderr, I will definitely hold a good thought for all of you. Both of my parents suffered strokes of different types. I do hope you get positive news today. Please keep us informed. You know we are all here for you.
 
Jun. 9, 2009 3:52 am
Oh my. I am so sorry. God will give you the strength you need. Perserverance is the key, right now. I will keep your beloved wife, along with you and the rest of your family in my prayers. I will also pray for her doctors, nurses and other health care professionals involved in her care.
 
Gitano 
Jun. 9, 2009 3:56 am
Oh I do hope you get some positive news today! My heart goes out to you and your family, the Lord will take care of her....have faith.
 
Jun. 9, 2009 3:59 am
Gderr I am praying for your family as well, and I am hoping you will receive some positive news today. Gderr you will never know how many people are praying for you and your family at these trying times I hopes this gives you some comfort to know that people are praying for you and keeping your family in their thoughts.
 
Jun. 9, 2009 4:06 am
Gderr, I am so sorry to hear this. Please God everything will be ok, I will keep you and yours in my thoughts and in my heart.
 
Trisha 
Jun. 9, 2009 4:07 am
Your family's in my thoughts and prayers.
 
Jun. 9, 2009 4:27 am
Praying with/for you and yours.
 
Jun. 9, 2009 4:33 am
You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Stay strong for your daughters and for Claire. I hope the next time we hear from you we will be hearing positive news. Hang in there, buddy. ♥
 
Jun. 9, 2009 4:39 am
Your wife sounds like an amazing person. Prayers for a speedy recovery.
 
aly 
Jun. 9, 2009 4:42 am
my thoughts are with you and your family! ♥
 
Maggi 
Jun. 9, 2009 4:44 am
Prayers and hugs are sent to all of you. Your wife and family are in all of our thoughts and will continue to be. We are all praying for postive news.
 
Jun. 9, 2009 4:47 am
What a shock for you. . . I can only imagine what you're going through. I've been married to the same man for 39 years and I know how close we are. You and I are both so fortunate to have had the same partner for a lifetime. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Keep us posted.
 
Jun. 9, 2009 4:48 am
I am at a loss for words. I can't begin to imagine what you are feeling right now. I just read this to my dh and tears filled his eyes as I read it. PLEASE know that you and your family are in our prayers. I know how important Claire and your girls are to you and have felt your deep love for them when you have spoken of them. Know that we wish only the best. Hugs and prayers from Rach and Aaron
 
Suzey 
Jun. 9, 2009 4:59 am
I am so sorry to hear your news about Claire. You and your family will be in my prayers.
 
Jun. 9, 2009 4:59 am
Oh my goodness! I'm so sorry, I will be praying for you both!!
 
JNB 
Jun. 9, 2009 5:06 am
You and your wife and family will be in my thoughts and prayers. I hope you get positive news today. Please take care of yourself as well as your family during this difficult time. You will be missed here and we will be thinking of you. Take care.
 
Jena 
Jun. 9, 2009 5:10 am
I am so sorry for what you are going through. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Your Claire sounds like an amazing woman. May her recovery be swift.
 
Jun. 9, 2009 5:11 am
Gderr, I'm so sorry. Please take heart - My father suffered a massvie stroke a few years and his recovery has been nothing short of miraculous. Everyone here knows how much you adore your wife and girls. We'll be praying for her and you and your entire family.
 
Jun. 9, 2009 5:20 am
Gderr, you, Claire, and your girls will be in my thoughts and prayers constantly. Your wife sounds like a treasure and I pray God will grant her a full recovery.
 
Jun. 9, 2009 5:20 am
Prayers of healing and peace are going out as I type and will continue through the day Gderr.
 
Jun. 9, 2009 5:28 am
I am so sorry, (I know that doesn't help much) but We will be praying for you and your wife. Hang in there, the recovery can be long, and she will need your patience, and strength.
 
Jun. 9, 2009 5:34 am
gderr, I am so sorry to here this about your wife. She seems like such a wonderful person, I believe she will recover. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your girls. Think positive and I hope you get good news with the results of the tests. Take Care...Cyndi
 
Jun. 9, 2009 5:38 am
I will pray for your family.
 
LisaT 
Jun. 9, 2009 5:50 am
gderr, I am so sorry to hear this news, of course I will pray for you and your family. Know that this community will lift all of you up in prayers. I'm praying this amazing woman gets the best news on her tests.
 
weeble 
Jun. 9, 2009 5:55 am
Gderr, i'm so sorry to hear this. you have a great support system going here. just know that your wife, you and your family will be with my thoughts. and hope you get some positive results later today. Sending positive thought and huge hugs for you and your entire family.
 
Jun. 9, 2009 5:58 am
Gderr, I am so sorry to hear about this - your wife sounds like such a wonderful person! I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers, and keep hoping for the best!
 
Jun. 9, 2009 6:29 am
Gderr, Sounds like Claire has touched the lives of many. Praying for recovery, strength, and God's guidance through this difficult time.
 
CGG 
Jun. 9, 2009 6:34 am
Oh Gderr, I will keep you, your wife and all your family in my prayers. I am a lurker but read the exchange daily and you all have touched me in many ways. I will have nothing but positive thoughts for a speedy and complete recovery for your wife.
 
Jun. 9, 2009 6:41 am
I am so sorry to hear about Claire having a stroke. The love of your life is now really going to need you more than ever. I will pray for Claire, for her recovery and for you and the family for strength and wisdom, and the doctors and nurses also to do their best for her.
 
jennkl 
Jun. 9, 2009 6:49 am
Oh Gderr I hope things will be better for you. Your wife sounds like an amazing woman and she deserves only the best. From our home to yours you're family will be in our prayers. ♥
 
smitty 
Jun. 9, 2009 6:54 am
i am also sorry to hear about Claire having a stroke...MY HEART, THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS are with u and your family...hope u hear some good news today...and GOD BE WITH U...and i believe in miracles...i am praying for one for you...thank you for your blog...i wish u all heartfelt thoughts...
 
Jun. 9, 2009 6:57 am
OH my GDerr! I will prayer for your sweet wife's swift recovery and for strength for you and your family to get through this together. You are a great man...please keep us updated.((((Huge Hugs)))) from Kentucky, Love, Cindy
 
Jun. 9, 2009 7:38 am
I am so sorry! My thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family...
 
Jun. 9, 2009 7:40 am
Gderr, I am so very sorry that this has happened. Claire sounds like a wonderful person. We all know how much you love her and the girls. I know that she will get better, though it will probably takes some time. You know that we will all be here for you if you need someone to talk to. My thoughts and prayers will be with you. Take good care of yourself too G. Claire needs you to be healthy for her. ((((Huge Hugs )))) from Oregon too.
 
Jun. 9, 2009 7:47 am
Gderr, please know that you and your entire family, especially your wife, are in our thoughts and prayers. I am a member of a prayer group and they are currently aware of your situation and praying for a full recovery for Clare. I am so sorry to hear this news. Stay strong.
 
Blazer 
Jun. 9, 2009 7:48 am
Gdeer, even though I don't know you my heart is aching for you, your DD, and family. The medicine field today is amazing. I will pray that every thing goes well and she gets better soon. My Mom and both her sisters had strokes. The rehabiliation center did wonders with my Mom. Hope to hear good news from you soon.
 
Jun. 9, 2009 7:49 am
GDerr, not only is this community responding, but the school community in which she was such an integral part of is as well. There is strenght in numbers. Prayers and good wishes go out to you and your family.
 
Jun. 9, 2009 7:56 am
Praying for a good recovery for Clair and strength for your family. God Bless
 
Jun. 9, 2009 7:58 am
I am so sorry! It is obvious that you love her so much and she is a wonderful person. I'm praying that she makes a full recovery.
 
Jun. 9, 2009 8:00 am
Gderr, my thoughts are with you and your family. Your wife must be an amazing woman. Be strong and have faith. My father had a stroke a few months ago and he is as good as new now. Modern medicine is amazing. We're all thinking of you, Claire, and your daughters.
 
Jun. 9, 2009 8:00 am
Will be saying a prayer for Claire and your family today , tomorrow and forever long it takes to get her back to a healthy state.
 
Elle 
Jun. 9, 2009 8:02 am
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Don't hesitate to "talk" with us when you need someone to listen. We're here for you.
 
Jun. 9, 2009 8:05 am
I will keep you and your family in my prayers. I'm sorry to hear this. I hope everything comes out in the wash.
 
Rae 
Jun. 9, 2009 8:05 am
Gderr I am so sorry. I will be praying for your wife, you and your family. God Bless You.
 
Jun. 9, 2009 8:11 am
Thoughts and prayers are coming from all over North America..... I will be thinking of you and your family and praying for a smooth recovery for your dear wife. Your love will help her through this.
 
Jun. 9, 2009 8:13 am
I am so saddened to read what has happened. Hold on for your loved ones, hold on for yourself. Remember, we're with you every step of the way. I'm praying for your wife's quick recovery. May God be with you and your family in this time. God bless.
 
Kitten 
Jun. 9, 2009 8:16 am
OMG, I am so sorry, You have shared so much of your wife with us, I feel like I'm praying for my loved one. OMG.....
 
Jun. 9, 2009 8:17 am
I'm so sorry gderr. I will keep you all in my prayers. Please keep us updated on how things progress.
 
Jun. 9, 2009 8:18 am
Oh, GDERR, how very sad! Prayers going to you at this time. Hopefully you'll get good news very soon.
 
Pixie2 
Jun. 9, 2009 8:22 am
Gderr - I am sorry about your wife my thoughts and prayers are with you. I do hope that you get some good news soon. You will be missed!!! and we do hope that you return soon and tell us the good news that your wife is well!!! Take care!!!!
 
Jun. 9, 2009 8:30 am
gderr, I will pray for quick healing and a speedy recovery your wife, as well as for you, and your family. I am so sorry you are going through this right now, your wife sounds like a wonderful lady.
 
Jun. 9, 2009 8:36 am
Good thoughts and positive vibes sent from Canada here Gderr. Remeber you have this large family to support you and get you through!
 
Jun. 9, 2009 8:39 am
I'm so sorry to hear about Claire's stroke, GDerr! I hope the doctors are able to stop the bleeding & damage is minimal. Good thoughts headed your way!
 
Ivy 
Jun. 9, 2009 8:42 am
Gderr, will be praying for Claire and you & girls. May you feel God's peace & trust Him for healing & comfort. Stay strong & positive. Glad you shared, so we will be praying! take care...
 
Jun. 9, 2009 8:42 am
We are all here for you. My heart goes out to you and your family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers and that will continue as long as needed. Please come and share with us as you need. Try to get some rest, Claire needs your strength now too.
 
Jun. 9, 2009 8:59 am
gderr...your wife won't stop fighting...YOU don't either. Even if we can't be beside her (and you) we are WITH you. We'll be looking for you to tell us the cc wife is "at it again" (whatever that "at it" may be). Please keep us informed and, a little later, let us know where we can send the "Glad you're better" cards to Claire.
 
Jun. 9, 2009 9:14 am
Gderr, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your wife and family, I pray your wife has a speedy recovery and all is well!! Take care, one day at a time!!
 
Kitten 
Jun. 9, 2009 9:24 am
OMG! You have shared so much of your wife with us, Gderr, I am so very sorry. You and your family are in my prayers. Gderr, i am so sorry.
 
Jun. 9, 2009 9:25 am
Thoughts and prayers go out to you, your family, and your wife in this trying time. I hope and pray for the best for all of you.
 
Jun. 9, 2009 9:28 am
I'm so sorry gderr. I will be praying for you, your wife and your family. Please keep us informed ♥ Love ya!
 
njmom 
Jun. 9, 2009 9:48 am
my thoughts are with you and your family. best of care to you all. hope to hear some good news soon!
 
Jun. 9, 2009 10:01 am
My prayers are with you and your family. May God strengthen you all in this tough time. God bless.
 
Jun. 9, 2009 10:06 am
gderr..I'm soo sorry about your wife. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers♥
 
Jun. 9, 2009 10:21 am
I'm so sorry to hear about your wife. She sounds like an incredible woman and my family and I will be praying for her as well as you and your family.
 
stacey 
Jun. 9, 2009 10:24 am
I am not one to pray, but for you and your wife i will. I wouldn't have thought twice about it.
 
Jun. 9, 2009 10:29 am
gderr, may God bless you and Claire. I believe in the power of prayer...we here are all praying for a speedy recovery. My sister had a stroke when she was just 36 yrs. old. I look to her as proof that miracles do happen. Take care, Cyndi(aka 1gdcowgrl)
 
Jun. 9, 2009 10:44 am
Gderr, I'm so sorry for what you and your family are going through. Claire sounds like such a special lady, and I can see from your picture with her that you are a very happy couple. My heart goes out to you. 34 years of togetherness may seem like such a long time to many but when it's someone you love deeply, it's not long enough. I really hope she pulls through this. You are in my thoughts and my prayers.
 
Julie 
Jun. 9, 2009 10:45 am
gderr, I am so sorry to hear this. Claire, you, and your daughters will be in my thoughts and prayers! She sounds like an amazing woman and know that she has many people praying for her!
 
Jun. 9, 2009 10:47 am
You and yours are in my thoughts and prayers, gderr. Here's to a speedy, full recovery.
 
Maggie 
Jun. 9, 2009 11:26 am
Prayers and positive thoughts to your wife, you and your family.
 
Jun. 9, 2009 11:40 am
I'm so sorry about this, I will keep you and your presious Claire and your beautiful daughters in my thoughts.
 
Jun. 9, 2009 12:24 pm
Ditto the many other kind people, I will be praying for your wife and your family. God Bless you
 
summo 
Jun. 9, 2009 12:52 pm
Our prayers and thoughts go out to you and family. Here's hoping for great news
 
psb 
Jun. 9, 2009 1:09 pm
I will ask the powers that be to wrap you & your family with their strength & love and the power to overcome. From what you wrote of your wife, it is clear to me that she has built up some major karma...that will definitely work in her favor. Bless & keep all of you.
 
Jun. 9, 2009 1:20 pm
Gderr, I'm not a long term ARer, but I have enjoyed your posts. Try to take solace from knowing that there are prayers being offered for your family from the whole western hemisphere. And God does hear them. All the best, Chris
 
Jun. 9, 2009 1:45 pm
gdERR, I am praying for you and your wife and your family. There's so much they can do for stroke victims now, just keep a postive out look for her recovery, and don't give up!!
 
Jun. 9, 2009 3:12 pm
Please know that you, Claire and your daughters are in my prayers.
 
JulieH 
Jun. 9, 2009 5:59 pm
God will help you through this time. You have many people praying for you and Claire, including my family. May God bless and keep you..Stay strong Gderr, you are and will remain a beautiful couple.
 
Jun. 9, 2009 7:37 pm
I'm so sorry for this tragic event in your lives, GDerr. Your wife sounds like a wonderful person, and we all pray for her recovery. God bless you and your family.
 
mary 
Jun. 9, 2009 9:18 pm
Gderr, Sending prayers your way. May you and your daughters find strength to deal with what lies ahead. May God work through the doctors, giving them the knowledge to care for Claire. Remember to take care of yourself. keep us posted as you can,
 
Jun. 9, 2009 9:37 pm