‘What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men …… That is what love looks like.’ - St. Augustine

Monday, August 08, 2011

Beside Myself With Grief and Fear

Anya is having a blood transfusion, she lost so much blood. I cant get through to the hospital. My only contact is sporadic postings by her 2 best friends on Russian Facebook. I'm calling all her friends non-stop but thus far I cannot get thru to any of them. I am honestly losing it. I think I'm going crazy. Too much grief at once.I need prayers for her. I'm just out of the hospital myself and I'm supposed to be avoiding stress and it just keeps finding me. Pray for me too. All this, and the funeral of a beloved friend in a few days. I give up. I've prayed till I can't pray anymore. God, where are you?


  1. Praying Keri, sending her through prayer chains too.

  2. God is still there! Thoughts and prayers for you and for Anya. You must be very scared!

  3. He's always there! The lyrics from Blessings by Laura Story come to mind:

    ‘Cause what if your blessings come through raindrops
    What if Your healing comes through tears
    What if a thousand sleepless nights
    Are what it takes to know You’re near
    What if trials of this life are Your mercies in disguise.

    Praying for you!

  4. Yes, God is there! Rely on Him - no matter what the outcome. Even in the worst case scenario, He will be there for your Anya and for you! Rest in His arms and trust in Him. It is not all up to you.

    Praying hard for you!

  5. my heart is yours, my prayers are for all of you, be still, breathe, and hold onto nastia like never before.

  6. Praying for Anya...
    And you.

  7. I'm praying, and I'm also looking through my contacts to see if I know any Americans who are in Kemerovo right now. If you get an email from me, OPEN it, please! Janera

  8. Definitely praying for you all.

  9. Anonymous10:31 AM

    Praying for you and Anya. I hope you will both be okay.


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