A Prayer for My Mom

by jessicaturner on October 8, 2009

Update: I will write more soon, but wanted to thank everyone for the prayers. Mom is going to be having surgery on Nov. 20. The aneurysm is 14 mm, which is large and the artery that it stems from is also engorged meaning the coiling surgery will be a bit more involved… but the doctor’s complication rate is only 1.5%, so hopefully she will come through it with flying colors.

Giveaway Thursday will be Giveaway Friday this week because my mom needs your prayers.

If you follow me on twitter, you may know that on September 28, my mom was diagnosed with a brain aneurysm.

Today she goes to a specialist to learn more about the diagnosis and her options for surgery.

Can you say a little prayer for her today? The appointment is at 1:40 CST.

My family has an ugly history of aneurysms.

My great grandma Adeline died of a brain aneurysm on a Friday in the early 60s. She was going in for surgery that following Monday.

My nana has had two brain surgeries, both for aneurysms.

The doctor left a clamp open in her head during the first surgery in the late 70s. They were able to get it closed later, but the damage had been done. She was left with small seizures for the rest of her life. Her second surgery in the 90s caused her to lose her sense of taste, smell and balance.

You can see why we are worried.

We don’t like aneurysms.

But it seems like they are going to continue to be part of our story.

Please pray for wisdom from the doctor.

Please pray that the location is not hard to get to.

Please pray for hope, peace and healing.

Please pray for strength for my mom, dad, sister and others who are near her.

I plan to go to WI for the surgery. This is one of those times when it is especially hard to be far from home.

Thank you for your prayers.
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{ 51 comments… read them below or add one }

Jackie October 8, 2009 at 10:18 am

I will most definitely be in prayer for your Mom, the Dr. & your entire family.
May God grant you all wisdom, peace & comfort.
With Love,
Jackie Carl (IN)


Kelley October 8, 2009 at 11:05 am

I will be praying for your Mom and your entire family.


Miss Madison's Mommy October 8, 2009 at 11:08 am

Your whole family is in my prayers!


Miss Sarajevo October 8, 2009 at 11:19 am

I'm praying.

My grandmother's name was Adeline and I have it as a middle name. I never heard of anyone else with it before!


Southern Gal October 8, 2009 at 11:31 am

Praying for you all in this difficult situation. It's not a surprise to God. He's got it.


Jessica Turner October 8, 2009 at 11:49 am

@Miss Sarajevo – If Matthew and I ever have a girl, we plan to name her Adeline. It is my favorite girl's name.


Quiet Footsteps October 8, 2009 at 11:57 am

I'll be praying for your mom, you, and the rest of your family.


Deborah October 8, 2009 at 12:15 pm

I will pray for your Mom, your family and the Doctor.


Yolanda October 8, 2009 at 12:17 pm

My thoughts and prayers are with you, Jessica. I will pray pray for you.


The Blackburn Buzz October 8, 2009 at 12:33 pm

Thinking and praying hard for your whole family. Have thought a lot about you guys in the last week. Good luck today!

Anne, Travis, Carter, and Addison
Dan and Melissa's friends


Amber October 8, 2009 at 12:51 pm

I just prayed for your mom. My family has an ugly history with brain aneurysms also. My grandma had one that burst but she survived, unfortunately her cognition was not the same afterwards. My mom had one a week after my first baby was born and then she died last year from another one. I fear for myself (leaving my children too early) and for my children. They say there is no hereditary factor, but I disagree.


The Pittman Family October 8, 2009 at 12:59 pm

I'm praying right now and will continue to do so throughout the day! May the Lord bring peace & comfort to your family right now!



Lauresa October 8, 2009 at 1:06 pm

I will be praying for you, your Mama, and entire family today; especially at 1:40 PM CST.

Hang in there sweet girl-I can't imagine your pain of not being there.-I pray for peace for you today. Amen.


2 little Boys October 8, 2009 at 1:17 pm


You and your mom are on my heart and prayers today. I will pray that the doctor is given wisdom from the Father who heals on how to best proceed with your mothers care.

Daily laying it at the Master's feet!
Laura Ann


Jingle October 8, 2009 at 1:28 pm

I have prayed specifically for each item you mentioned. I really hope that all goes well.


Stephanie October 8, 2009 at 1:45 pm

Praying for your family, Jessica!


Missy October 8, 2009 at 1:45 pm

definitely praying…


Jennifer October 8, 2009 at 1:58 pm

Just seeing the word… aneurysm… brings such a flood of feelings. I know exactly what your family is going through, my husband and I were right there. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers! Praying for a good location – we know that will make it all much easier!


Mary @ Giving Up On Perfect October 8, 2009 at 2:17 pm

Jessica, this sounds so scary. I will pray for your mom, the doctors and YOU!


Rindy Walton October 8, 2009 at 2:41 pm

Praying 4 u right now…


Danielle October 8, 2009 at 3:03 pm

Praying, praying, praying! xoxo


Melissa October 8, 2009 at 3:33 pm

Will definitely be in prayer. My dad had 2 brain surgeries for a tumor. Saw lots of families dealing with aneurysms during the month we were in the hospital with my dad. Keep us posted.


Jeffry and Morgan October 8, 2009 at 3:39 pm

Praying for your Mom's healing! I know our God is able. Also lifting up the DR for wisdom and knowledge. And praying for your as I know your heart is burdened. Love and prayers!


Matt and Cristin October 8, 2009 at 3:54 pm

I will be praying for the peace of God to be evident. For wisdom for all the medical personel and for your family in this time. I'll pray for strength and energy as I'm sure this has been a draining, emotional time for you all. Thank you Jesus for His power!!


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Christi October 8, 2009 at 3:57 pm

I'll continue to pray for your mom, especially so today! God is good and he is in control. Rest assured he is hearing all the prayers being lifted up for your mom.


kristi October 8, 2009 at 3:57 pm



gitz October 8, 2009 at 4:11 pm

I'll be praying all day, Jess. Call if you need me. Love…


Traci October 8, 2009 at 4:21 pm

Jess.. we're praying HUGE prayers for your mom today. Love you tons.


Andrea October 8, 2009 at 5:36 pm

That's pretty scary Jessica. I'm glad you're able to go be with your family right now. Praying for your mom and your whole family.


Stephanie October 8, 2009 at 5:37 pm

Praying right now!!


Rebecca Louise. October 8, 2009 at 6:14 pm

Definitely in my thoughts – keep us posed Jess! :) xxx


Jessica Turner October 8, 2009 at 6:32 pm

Just to clarify, I am not with my family today, but will be when my mom has surgery. Thanks for the prayers.


Nancy L. October 8, 2009 at 6:47 pm

You, your family, and Mom are in our prayers!


Hailey October 8, 2009 at 6:47 pm

Praying in NC!


Dawn October 8, 2009 at 7:21 pm

My aunt has been dealing with an aneurysm and it's "after effects" for several years. She lost vision in her right eye after surgery. I know how frightening it can be for family. I'm praying! May God hold you and your family!


Anonymous October 8, 2009 at 7:40 pm

So many of your friends will be praying for your mom…me included. I know your positive attitude will help your Mom so very much!


Patti October 8, 2009 at 8:42 pm

Praying Jessica. God is faithful and he is setting your family up for a MIRACLE!!! :)


Stephanie Theriot October 8, 2009 at 10:19 pm

I know exactly what you are going through. My family also has a history of aneurysms. My great grandma, two aunts and my mother. I will definetly keep your mom and your family in my prayers.


BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) October 9, 2009 at 12:08 am

Thinking of your mom today…bless all of you!


Stephanie October 9, 2009 at 1:01 am

Prayer said. I wish your mom a speedy recovery.


Amanda October 9, 2009 at 1:09 am

I just started following your blog, but my prayers are with your mom and your family. hang in there


pat.ellis October 9, 2009 at 1:17 am

Praying for strength and wisdom dealing with this issue with your mom. I went through a similar thing with my mom ~ so I know where you are coming from. Praying, praying, praying…


Joy October 9, 2009 at 3:06 am

i'll be praying for you. my mom needs a healing right now too. So i'll be praying for both our moms!


Momma Mango October 9, 2009 at 7:34 pm

Saying prayers for all of you.


Lauren Kelly October 9, 2009 at 8:38 pm

I'll be thinking of your, mom!!!! Praying!!!!


Nirupama October 9, 2009 at 10:19 pm

Wow! Good luck to her and your family. Is she having a coil or traditional surgery clipping?


Nirupama October 9, 2009 at 10:20 pm

Also, will everyone who is posting here with a family history please get themselves checked with a CTA or MRA! We are doing a big study on that and the results are surprising.


KK October 10, 2009 at 3:05 am

Please know I am praying for your entire family. Praying for your Mom's medical staff as well, for wisdom and knowledge to take GOOD care of her.
Blessings and hugs from TX,
Matthew 21:22
Psalm 46:10
Isaiah 41:10


Anonymous October 10, 2009 at 3:54 am

You are in my prayers.

And there is a hereditary factor to aneurysms. I survived a burst aneurysm 4 years ago next month. My kids were both told to get MRI's.


Andrea @ Mommy Snacks.net October 13, 2009 at 2:23 am

I'm catching up in my reader – I will def be praying for your momma!!! Hugs to all of you!


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