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Old 03-10-2006, 05:38 PM   #1
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Don't feel much like joking right now....

Hey all,

If I don't seem like I'm up to my normal quota of smart a**ed remarks lately, it's because we're dealing with a bit of an issue right now.

Monday night my uncle (Mom's last surviving sibling) was involved in a plane crash. He's hurt really bad, in fact it's been called a miracle that they managed to get him airlifted to the hospital alive. He has some pretty serious injuries, and all they can do at the moment is keep him sedated and kind of wait for him to stabilize a bit.

Every day without a setback (and so far so good) is a positive, so we're going with that. He has plenty of family and prayers with him, and if he's half the fighter my mom was, he'll be able to hang on. The whole family is staying positive and optimstic, but it does dampen the mood (does this qualify for a captain obvious award?).

We spent the day at the hospital yesterday, and I'm debating going back up tomorrow.

I'm not asking for prayers, because I already know he has a ton of them, but I just wanted to post this to get it out there, and explain why I may not be here cracking jokes as much for a bit.

Thanks!
John

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Old 03-10-2006, 05:40 PM   #2
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Not to worry, John. We will take you - serious or silly - at any time. All the best.
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Old 03-10-2006, 05:42 PM   #3
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You can never have too many thoughts and prayers. We'll be sending them out to your family!
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Old 03-10-2006, 05:49 PM   #4
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OH John, I'm so sorry about your Uncle!! I'm sending prayer for your Uncle and your family!!

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prayers
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I know what you're taking about, Ron. Sometimes you have more important things on your mind.
Sending you Karma...

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Old 03-10-2006, 06:07 PM   #7
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Ron, I'll be thinking about you and your family and sending a prayer your way........Linda
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Old 03-10-2006, 06:13 PM   #8
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John, your family will be in my thoughts and prayers as well. I'm glad at least your uncle is nearby where you can be with him.
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RonJohn, MudBug said it best. We will take you - serious or silly - at any time. Also I want to say that I really appreciate you sharing that with us. Im sure it wasnt easy. I will pray for your uncle and you and your family. (((((((((((STRAIT HUG)))))))))))
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ron - my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family right now. know you have a friend in my (us).
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