By Keri Wolfmueller
A prayer request for the Scheer family.
“You also must help us by prayer, so that many will give thanks on our behalf for the blessing granted us through the prayers of many.” 2 Corinthians 1:11
We feel it has become time to share with you an important event happening in the life of this blog’s creator and Editor, Holly Scheer. Perhaps you have noticed a change around here. Maybe there hasn’t been the consistency you’ve come to expect. Maybe you’ve noticed there are fewer posts. Does it seem a bit disorganized? There is a reason.
Holly has another vocation aside from the Editor of this blog. She is a mother to four amazing children. The Scheer’s second to oldest daughter, Genevieve (age 8), is currently on an extended stay at the Children’s Hospital in Colorado. Genevieve has epilepsy.
Recently her symptoms have become less manageable. In fact, she was recently granted a wish from the “Make a Wish Foundation” due to the severity of her epilepsy. Over the past several weeks it was determined by Genevieve’s doctors that it had become time to do more intense medical testing which would require a prolonged hospital stay.
Doesn’t sound too crazy?
Wrong. Genevieve has to stay in the hospital hooked up to an IV and electroencephalogram leads for several days. She is confined to her bed. They are taking her off of her medications to try and induce seizures. These seizures can be intense. She may stop breathing. They are very life threating. They may cause long term loss of function and loss of life. Although this is being done with the hope of her doctors gaining the needed information to help Genevieve!
We are asking our readers to please include the Scheer family in their prayers, especially Genevieve. And, to have patience with the Sisters of Katie Luther blog as we try to help our sister in Christ.
I leave you with a passage from Saint Paul to the Church in Corinth:
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. For as we share abundantly in Christ’s sufferings, so through Christ we share abundantly in comfort too. If we are afflicted, it is for your comfort and salvation; and if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which you experience when you patiently endure the same sufferings that we suffer. Our hope for you is unshaken, for we know that as you share in our sufferings, you will also share in our comfort.” 2 Corinthians 1: 3-7