Tuesday, October 22, 2013

My brother Josh

Yesterday was a very hard and scary day. It started out like any other day, and then I got a phone call from my sister telling me that my brother Josh had an accident on his job and was being air lifted to L.S.U. Trauma center. My heart just about stopped. He had fallen off a scaffold at work and landed on his back and neck. Waiting to hear any news was excruciating as we had no idea how bad off he really was. I immediately sit down and gathered my little people and started crying out to God to save him, heal him and raise him up.Finally the news came that he was conscious and could move but was in terrible pain. Long story short, he did break his back and will have to have surgery today or at some point which still hadn't been determined when we visited him last night.
 For those of you that know Josh, rest assured there is nothing wrong with his tounge! He was talking 90 miles an hour last night. Oh how I love my brother! 
 Please if you have a few moments today, would you please pray for him and his family as they go through this huge change in their life? He has a wife, Emelie, and little girl (Scarlet) and baby Jake is due in January. The good news is the doctors believe he will walk again.
 Would you do me another favor? And hug your loved one today? If you can't do that by all means, please call them and tell them you love them! Life is fragile and it can change in an instant!
God bless! Merry


  1. Merry, I will certainly pray for you and your brother today! I also have a brother Josh. I know these kinds of things are scary and I believe God will send peace directly to you and your whole family. Please email and let me know how his surgery goes when you have time. Blessings! Linae

  2. Stacey Lefeaux HollensheadOctober 22, 2013 at 11:41 AM

    Merry, as soon as I hear something, I will call. Thank you to everyone who is praying for josh and his family. I have always thought of Josh as my son and not my son-in-law. I have Scarlet and that sweet baby just says my daddy has a bo bo. In times like these, I am so thankful that it is all she understands. Emelie is a tough girl, but this can bring the toughest down to their knees. And even in her condition, there is no way you could drag her from his bedside. It really makes me appreciate their love for each other. If you ever ask what true and forever love is, just look at them.
    Stacey Hollenshead, Mom...

  3. Thank you ladies! Your prayers are certainly coveted! Ms.Stacy , bless you and thank you for loving our Josh... Linae ,I'll let you know as soon as I hear the next update! Thank you again for your prayers!

  4. ​Mercy,

    I don't know you. . .just found your blog through ​
    ​your comment on Chels Bontrager's blog. . .​

    just wanted you to know that I am (and will!) be praying for your
    brother Josh and his family. . .and for you! I can't imagine how
    terrifying that must be to hear the news.

    My dear friend lost her
    mom last year and as I walk through this huge trial with her I have
    come to appreciate and cherish those around me all the more. . .girly,
    hang in there, the Lord is with you and He will not leave you! Lean on
    Him, cling to Him.

    Praying for you and your fam!

  5. Thank you Tori! The Lord has heard our prayers! Yesterday they allowed him to come home! Without surgery. God has heard the prayers of his people for sure! He will have to wear a back brace for a while. But he will be fine! Thank The Lord! I know God has preformed another miracle! So sorry that your friend has lost her Mama, I too have lost mine

  6. Oops sorry my computer will sometimes freeze. As I was saying I too have lost my Mama..... You are a good friend to be there for her. Do you have a blog? I would love to stop in for a visit if you do.... Once again thank you for praying! Merry

  7. I'm glad to hear that your brother is doing better! Praise the Lord!!!
    So sorry that you have lost your mama. . .it's a terrible journey to walk after you've lost a loved one.
    I don't currently have a public blog. . .I just enjoying viewing others :)

  8. Prayers for all! Healing and comfort.

  9. Stacey Lefeaux HollensheadOctober 25, 2013 at 10:17 AM

    Wouldn't have it any other way. I love all of you. A mother could not be more blessed than to have her daughter accepted whole heartedly into a family that is so generous and loving. Love you.