Update: Prayers for CEMO!

Hello everyone!  Thank you all so much for your prayers.  We’re extremely grateful for every word spoken to God on CEMO’s behalf.  Here is an update I posted on my personal facebook page yesterday.  I love you all.

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Update: Good morning! “Today is the day that the Lord has made. Let us REJOICE and be glad in it.”(Psalm 118:24) Cecil is doing great! God is showing off you guys! According to his surgeon, the last MRI showed that all active cancer cells were removed. The fibers that are left are intertwined with the brain tissue, so he will still have treatment after we leave here.

He has been downgraded from ICU to PCU. Not sure how much longer he’ll be here but we’re taking it one day at a time. He’s had physical therapy the last two days and was able to take a few steps both days and sit up on his own on the side of the bed. Still no movement in his left arm yet, but I believe it will be restored.

Once he goes home, I’ll be his primary caretaker until he’s fully recovered, so I’m learning by watching the nurses work with him. We’re looking into rehabilitation. Continued prayers are appreciated.

For those of you who have been asking, I’m doing just fine. I’m taking care of myself so that I can be at my best for Cecil. I’m sleeping at home each night; eating breakfast, lunch and dinner; taking a break from the hospital room and going outside for fresh air; smiling at everyone I see; praying and praising throughout the day. The peace of God is all over me. Many have said that God will not put more on me than I can handle. Actually, he will allow more than I can handle, in my own strength. However, with Him I can do all things. Hallelujah!!! His strength is my strength! His peace is my peace! His joy is my joy! Even now, God is lifting me up as He heals my husband. My job in this trial is to honor Him with my attitude.

God says He will not allow me to be “tempted” beyond what I can bear. But when I am tempted, He will also provide a way out so that I can STAND UP under it (1 Cor. 10:13). The mind can sometimes be our worst enemy when faced with trials. Negative thoughts, that are not from God, will quickly bombard our minds if we allow them in. That’s temptation. Our cousin, Archie, gave me a great tip. He said when my mind starts to go there, stop and focus on my breathing. This puts me in touch with my spirit and it’s amazing. It works. All I can do is praise God. Praising Him through the good and the bad. It all has purpose.

Update: Prayers for CEMO!

Thanks for stopping by!

Remember:  When you live in your DESIGN, it is from there that God SHINES!

Anita

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116 Comments

  1. Michelle S.

    Anita, I have followed you for some time and am just finding out about your husband. I will be praying for his complete healing…because that’s is what God has already promised him and I’m claiming in on Cecil behalf. God is the ULTIMATE HEALER and his Faithful, faithful, faithful. Stay encouraged with your total mind, body, and emotions stayed on our Father in Heaven…He will bring your husband THROUGH

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  2. Bee

    Hi Anita
    its my first time to be on your blog. I am so sorry to hear about your husband’s illness. But what I know for sure is “Nothing is impossible with God”. I am praying for your Husband’s recovery. Take Care and Stay Blessed.

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  3. Mia

    Anita continue to praise God, read His Word and know that we are praying for your and your husband’s continued strength in the Lord.

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  4. MirlineK

    Greetings Anita,
    Im stopping by to send you and your family my love and prayers. I pray that the lords wil be done and provide you with much needed strength. Xoxoxox

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  5. fay

    Praying for you and Cecil. May the lord take care of you and your family. God will be with you every step of the way.

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  6. Patricia Brown

    Anita, I haven’t been on your website in awhile, but found out just today about your husband. God is your everything sister! I pray in the name of Jesus that your husband Cecil will ovetcome this illness and be healed in His name. The power is in the hands of of our Lord and Savior, JESUS CHRIST! God is able. I pray that God gives you what you need as a caregiver for your husband in the days to come. Lean on Jesus, your family, friends,and us in the sewing community when you need someone to talk to. I feel as if I know you personally Anita. Let me know how I can help okay. I truly mean it.

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  7. Tori W

    Such beautiful words, from a beautiful soul, held together by an even more Beautiful God!!!! God is amazing!!! May God continue to grant you peace and smiles during this test, and bring you amen Cecil out victorious after this!!!! Thank you Jesus!!!

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  8. Sherry

    You inspire me-praise the Lord!

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  9. Patricia

    HALLELUJAH!! Your post made me smile! So excited about your praise report and looking forward to more! And thank you for ministering to us in the process!

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  10. Vernita Francis

    Hello Sister Anita I am keeping you and your family in prayer….to God be the Glory…you’ve got this. Thanking God in advance…Love you with the love of the Lord….

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  11. Marydee Valdez

    Praise God. God is a healer. Keep reading healing scriptures over him. God will bring you through it.

    Prayers and much love,
    Marydee Valdez

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  12. Arnetta washington

    Praise the Lord, sister Anita. Just wanted to say you and cemo are still in my prayers. Thanking God for complete restoration. I know all is well ,because the greater one is always with you. !

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  13. Sandra

    Oh Anita, what an awesome praise report! God really does know how to show out. I’ve been praying for your husband and the entire family as well as to keep you strong through this time of testing. He does know how much you can bear, and He knows that you are faithful. Your strong faith has made him so proud of you. We shall sing praises to Him because He is worthy of our praises! Psalm 30:1-5 “I will extol You, for You have lifted me up, and have not let my foe rejoice over me. O Lord my God, I cried out to You, and You healed me. O Lord, You brought my soul up from the grave; You have kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit. Sing praise to the Lord, you saints of His, and give thanks at the remembrance of His holy name. For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for life; weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.” Hallelujah!!!

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  14. Aniema

    God will perfect the healing your husband,he will live to a good old age like sheaves of corn he will not harvested untill the proper time. Amen!

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  15. Cynthia Willis

    So many times in the past couple of weeks, I have seen the statement “we never know what another person may be dealing with” and when I looked at your blog tonight, I said a special prayer for you and Cecil. For you to be strong, and be guided to help your husband each day, and that you allow others close to you to give you aid and comfort. I pray that our Father will guide those ministering to Cecil may do so with wisdom from above, that he responds favorably to his treatments, and for complete healing. Please give us updates when you are able as we will continue to petition the Father on your behalf.

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  16. Christina S Finley

    God is truly awesome and you have a great testimony. Continue to smile, pray and praise even thru this trial. God didn’t bring you to it not to bring you to it. My continued prayers for CEMO and for you. The joy of the Lord is your strength. Thank you for sharing your story.

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  17. Demetrius Howard

    Keep the “Faith” i’m praying for you and your family!!!

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  18. Veronica Valenzuela

    My prayers are with you and your husband. You are truly an inspiration. God will guide you at every step. 🙏🏻

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  19. Tracy Charalambous

    My thoughts are with you & your family Anita. Take care & stay strong. All the best.

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  20. Tracy Griffin

    Your faith and perseverance in the face of fear is a true testament to the Goodness of God. Cecil will continue in our prayers.

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  21. Tomasa

    You and your husband are in my thoughts and prayers. I am wishing him a full and speedy recovery.

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  22. Tanya B

    Continued prayers for your husbands complete and healthy healing and recovery 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

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  23. Nancy

    There is nothing like the power of FAITH. I’m so HAPPY for you and your family. We will be with you all the way through Cemo’s healing. Continue to take care of yourself; your sewing family will continue praying.

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  24. Mary-Margaret

    Hello Anita,

    Remember when Jesus said come forth Lazarus . He is slowly telling your husband to get up and come back into the world of great health and prosperity. This is my faith and I hope it is yours as well. God can do anything! I know. I escape death three times. Trust him with all your soul deep down within. God please remain in the mist of Anita and family.

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  25. Linda

    I continue to pray for your family. Your faith is power in this time, just continue to do what you are doing and your strength will be a comfort for others.

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  26. Marie

    To God be the glory great things he has done! Praying for you and your family Miss Anita.

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  27. Thomasine

    Anita, I’m praying for you and your family.

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  28. Theressa

    Prayer’s continue for you both !

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  29. Theressa

    Anita,
    I continue praying for you and your husband. Thank God for his grace and mercy!
    Thank you for the update and love to hear the progress being made.

    Theressa Turner
    Hiram, Georgia

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  30. Jc

    Amen sister! The LORD is indeed beyond good and merciful and has performed a miracle! So glad you’re taking care of yourself! My brother (Year younger) had a stroke in late December was hospitalized & in rehab. My mother had an infection in a sesative area & was down nearly a month in May. I’m primarily caretaker. Had to take days off work, leave early 3 times a week for home health care. Plus I’m in school part time. Thank God I had a professor that understood & extended. May He continue to bless you, your husband, & family❤️❤️❤️❤️

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  31. Kathryn

    Continued prayers.

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  32. Carolyn Oubre Dumas

    Thank God for His grace and mercy looking forward to more good reports The Lord is good and His mercy endureth forever
    So proud of. You sister for standing on God’s Word🙏🏾

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  33. Marsha C.

    Your strength is amazing, BUT because your faith and trust is in God, its no surprise that you have that kind of strength. May God continue to heal Cecil until 100% recovery and may God continue to show himself strong through you. God bless you both and you have my continual prayers!

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  34. Lana Dean

    Thank for the update and like you said to take a breath and know that God is still with you.
    Love Lana Dean,
    Lawrenceville, GA

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  35. Lesa G

    Praise God!!!! I’ll continue to pray for healing, peace, and God’s grace. Thanks for the update.

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  36. Connie Wilson

    My God continue to walk with you through this time of trial. Keeping you and your husband in prayer.

    Connie

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  37. MonicaAD

    BUT GOD!!!!

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  38. Cathe'

    God bless you, your husband and your spirit. You are an amazing woman of God and you two will stay in my prayers.

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  39. Denise

    That’s great! I’ll continue to pray that the healing continues!

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  40. S.Y.

    Thank you Father! I am smiling and my heart is grateful. The Lord is truly awesome. God please continue to place your healing hands on Brother Cecil.

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  41. April Dawn

    I’m glad to hear your taking care of yourself. My family will continue to pray for a full restoration. I’m claiming a victory for CeMo, in Jesus name.

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  42. Kellie

    Praying for continuous healing and your continued strength. Tip my mother gave me – order 2 meals one for you and him to cut down on cost.

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  43. Tasha

    Thank you for the update Anita! I can’t wait for the full testimony of this season! 😀

    I will continue to pray for CEMO and you and your family… and the doctors, and nurses lol

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  44. Robin

    Sorry auto correct. Praying for Cecil.

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  45. Robin

    Anita, I think you cousin Archie is correct. Breathing connects us to our spirit and our spirit to the word of God. So keep breathing Anita-you’ll be meditating on His word day and night!!! Be blessed my sister, prayers continue to flow for you, Cecilia and your family’s continued strength.

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  46. Erika

    God bless CEMO and you!

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  47. Linda L

    Wow look at God. He is truly great. Ms Anita keep praying and we will do the same.

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  48. Lisa

    I will continue to pray for you and your family. Thanks for the update and the praise report.

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  49. Gayle

    Praise to our God and our savior the Lord Jesus Christ! We rejoice with you!

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  50. Lisa

    May God bless and care for you both. My family has been stricken by cancer and I can understand some of what you are going through. You have a strong faith – that will be your support and give you strength to care for your husband. My prayers are with you.

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  51. Ttanya

    Yes, praise God from whom all blessings flow. I will continue to pray for your husbands full and complete recovery and strength for you and your family. We will see God’s glory.

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  52. Antonia Cocroft

    Thank You Lord for your mercy and your strength I will continue to pray for you and your husband, that reminds me of something my Pastor said he said, when things are good pray, when things are bad pray, when in need of answers pray. which brings me to this with God and prayer he does all things never loose FAITH !!! GOD BLESS YOU

    Antonia

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  53. Mariela Alethia

    Thank God for his mercy and strength. I will continue to pray for you and your family.

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  54. Amina Uwagbale

    The Lord will renew ur strength like the eagle. God will surely show himself strong in ur husband’s life.

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  55. Neti*

    This is such Great news and thanks for the update. As we live and breathe God knows what he wants for us and takes Great care in our everyday. .

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  56. Kris

    Thank you so much for the update. You and your husband are in my prayers. God is right next to you and will continue with you guys on this journey. You are not in this alone…..blessings to you both.

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  57. Bridget and Lorenzo

    Hello lady I missed you guys this year. Continue to bless GOD. Cecil and you are in my prayers. Remember GOD is in control and in him lies your strength and your faith

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  58. Barbi Brooks

    Anita~ I am soo happy to hear your update! God is so faithful and i believe you will continue to see His healing hand in this situation. I am praying my friend- if you need ANYTHING, please know that I am here♥️
    Barbi

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  59. Tarah

    Anita, you news is great! I believe God performs miracles, so it will only be a matter of time before your husband is fully healed. Hugs and prayers to you and your family.

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  60. Andrea Peterson

    I’m so happy for you both!

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  61. Arnetta Washington

    What an awesome Father we have!!! Jeremiah 30:17. He restores health unto his children! I will continue
    To pray for your family.. You are strong in the Lord and in the power of his might!

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  62. Elizabeth

    Oh such wonderful news Anita! Praise God Almighty! I am so happy to hear that CEMO is doing well and that you are as well. Keep on keeping on, “we are more than conquerors” Rom 8:37.

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  63. Natasha

    What a wonderful update! I’m so glad to hear that your husband is doing well and you are able to practice self-care. Continued prayers for your all! Love you Mrs Anita!!!

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  64. Vanessa

    Oh Anita, I have been praying for your husband and soooo antipating this awesome praise report! I fully expected our Heavenly Father to show up and He has! I love living for God and thank you for being an example of a Godly Woman! Thank you Father God for being an ever present help.

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  65. Sabrina walker

    You are such an encouragement. I am definitely prayer for you and your husband. With God all things are possible and His hands are all over you all. Continued. blessings and divine healing.

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  66. Connie Taylor

    Anita you are an amazing woman!!!! My heart is broken because of this trail you and your family are going through… But let me say I know there is a God and He is right there with you and Cecil. Anita you are s true Woman of God!! Gods Peace all around you is my prayer!! Reneesmile

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  67. Linda

    Hallelujah is the highest praise! God is a healer and a provider! He will show Himself mighty@! He will show Himself strong! So glad CEMO is progressing and glad you are taking care of yourself. Stay strong in the Lord , my Sistah! We’ll be here when you get back! Keeping you in prayer! Smooches! ~ Linda

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  68. Janet

    Simply amazing….💕💕💕💕

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  69. Diann

    Anita, God is always able. CEMO has the very best doctor (Dr. Jesus) and all is well.The both of you continue to keep the faith and believe. God Bless

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  70. Sherry

    Praise God!!! I am so happy that Cecil is recovering and that you are doing well. I will continue to keep you, Cecil and your family in prayer. Thanks for the praise report.

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  71. Claudette Allen

    Wow Anita,just saw your post. Today I received word from my best friend that her boyfriend has prostrate cancer and will begin treatment soon. I myself am a 4year breast cancer survivor so I know personally that I serve a God that loves us and is able to heal. You and your family are definitely in my prayers. Nothing is impossible to those who believe.

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  72. Jan

    An answer to many prayers! So glad to hear this news.

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  73. Michelina

    Praise be to God, glad to hear that Cemo is recovering. Glad to hear that you are taking care of yourself so that you are there for him 100%. Continued prayers for you, Cemo and your family.
    Praise The Lord.

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  74. Angela Hill

    Thank you Lord God for your healing power, glad to hear that Cemo is doing good, Ms. Anita I will continue to ask God for strength and healing for you and your family.

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  75. Mirline K

    Well said – I’m truly encouraged by your words and thankful for Gods healing power. Praying that God’s will be done… xo

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  76. Sue F

    Praying for you both as he recovers

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  77. Zona

    Anita I pray Gods blessings on you both and I know He is always with you.
    You are so right in your own strength you can not cope but in Him all things are possible and every step of the way Godis never taken by surprise He planned the way and as you walk in Him evil cannot win.
    God be with you always love and hugs
    Zona Bentley xxxx Australia

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  78. Aldrena Jenkins

    Praise God!!! I will continue to pray and look forward to hearing more of God showing off in your husband healing.

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  79. Christine Denno

    God is always faithful. We will keep praying

    Chris and Rick in central NY

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  80. Yashika

    I am encouraged by this update. Keep you all in my prayers!

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  81. Zina Henry

    Thank God! Continuing to lift you up in prayer!

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  82. Ms. Sheila

    Thank you, Anita, for your update. Praise GOD, Praise GOD, Praise GOD!! That’s GOOD NEWS!! I will continue to pray for your husband, and for you, asking GOD to give you strength as you prepare to take care of him. GOD is Awesome!!

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  83. Kimberly Simon

    I’m so excited for the good news! All praises be to our Elohim! Stay encouraged.

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  84. Peggy

    Hallelujah!! To God be all the glory for His marvelous work. I knew healing was taking place in Jesus Name. I also thank God for giving you wisdom to be at your best so you are able to care for your husband. Hallelujah!

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  85. Rema Jones

    What an encourager YOU are! Thank you for the update — all praise to the Lord God Almighty!! Even through your personal trial, you are blessing others. Thank you for your faithfulness. Will continue to pray your strength and Cecil’s healing in the matchless, magnificent, marvelous, mighty name of Jesus.

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  86. Pamela

    Your update just confirmed that all is well. Thank God for his healing power. God bless sister and keep standing on the word.

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  87. Pauline Hazely

    I am so glad that your husband is doing so good I will continue to pray for him I am so glad that you have God in your life only he can help keep on keeping on blessings on your family.

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  88. Rene'

    Thanks for the update Anita. May GOD continue to restore. May GOD continue to bless you and your family with all that is GOOD.

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  89. Dara

    I pray for YOU and Hubby! God IS RIGHT There With YOU! BE ENCOURAGED!

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  90. Shirley

    Prayers for you and your family prayers are our strength in times of our trials may God continue to heal and bless your husband to a joyous recovery

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  91. Amy

    May all His blessings be bestowed on you both.

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  92. Cheryl

    🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾

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  93. Tonya Y Willingham

    Will continue to pray for your strength and for continued improvement and healing of your husband. God can do it!

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  94. Sharon Parker Bonton

    My prayers go up on behalf of you and your family. Even in the midst of it all , your light and inspiration is soooo strong. My God’s blessings continue in your favor ❤️🙏🏽

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  95. Dorothy Steward

    Will be praying for you and your husband speedy recover.May God bless you both

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  96. Marie BROWN

    To God be the glory for the things He has done!

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  97. pam

    Praise the Lord for healing and for your faith and courage to share your faith publicly. Will continue to pray.

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  98. Rochelle

    Anita so happy to hear Cecil is doing better. I will continue to keep you Cecil and your family in my prayers. The Almighty is a healer, comforter and a provider of all things. Stay strong and continue to keep your strength up. God is with you!

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  99. Jacqueline Davila-Alicea

    Amén , Amén!!! God is Good….🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

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  100. Florence

    If God be for us, who can be against us? We are more than conquerors through him that loved us. Is God not awesome?! Ms. Anita, we will continue to pray for your husband’s restoration, and for your strength as you prepare to care for him at home. Continue with your self-care, and remember God is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us! Breathe…God’s got your back

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  101. Aneser

    🙌🏾🙌🏾

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  102. Julie Ann Grzebien

    Thank you for updating us! Glad to hear things are moving along. Also glad to hear you are taking care of yourself. I lost my Mom recently, and for the previous 2 years we were caring for her in our home, with me being the primary caretaker. You *need* to care for yourself, Anita. I’m not kidding! Even sitting at the hospital all day is draining! Do something special for yourself every day! It is not selfish. Continues prayers for both of you!

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    1. Anita MorrisAnita Morris (Post author)

      What great advice! Do something special for myself everyday. Okay, I will start doing that. I was just thinking the other day that I want a pedicure but didn’t want to do it while he was at the hospital. I’m gonna go get that pedicure Julie. Thank you so much for your wisdom.

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  103. Cici

    Anita-
    Thank you for this uplifting update on Cemo. You are supporting those you are in contact with by your faith.
    I hope that you are getting good & through options from your hospital case manager & social worker. They are the people that should be there to help you (I am one of the case managers but on the east coast). There are services after hospitalization to help Cemo maximize his rehab potential.
    Cemo, you and your boys are in my prayers & in my congregations prayers. You are a joy to know (even if only thru a blog!) God bless all of you.

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    1. Anita MorrisAnita Morris (Post author)

      Okay, I’ll make sure I get all the information for rehab and other resources before leaving hospital. Thank you so much.

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  104. Maggie Fieger

    Prayers for you both! I hope improvement continues

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  105. Kathie Reeves

    You are such an inspiration. I will continue to pray for you and your husband. As a full time caretaker for my husband I would like to presume a little bit to suggest you talk with the doctors before your husband is discharged to see if you can get home health care going. We were able to get physical therapy, occupational therapy and an aide to assist with bathing if you need that. They also have nursing availabke to do periodic checks at home. I don’t know if you’ve ever done this but the additional help is a Godsend. Please continue taking care of yourself.

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    1. Anita MorrisAnita Morris (Post author)

      I am definitely taking your advice for help in the home. I will not try to be a lone ranger in this. I NEED help! Thank you Kathie for sharing.

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  106. Heide V

    So glad to hear you both are doing well, will definitely be continuing to pray 💜

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  107. Kelley

    God is our strength or healer and protector. Call on HIS name and HE will direct your path. Lifting you and your husband up in prayer.

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  108. Tara Wilson Evans

    Praise God for healing!!! Continued prayers and much love cuz! Make sure you build a support group for relief from time to time.

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  109. Marilyn

    My prayers continue to be fervent. Your dear hubby is on my prayer list. Blessings on the positive update and so glad you are taking care of you. May God bless all of you.

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  110. LeKenya Lawrence

    I’m so glad to hear the news. We are covering you in prayer from our home in Porter Ranch. And the next time you are up to it please come check us out at California Worship Center we would love to pray over you as a congregation! God bless and keep inspiring us by just being you!

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  111. Roz D

    Anita, God will do it every time. I am encouraged to here once again God’s amazing work. Please continue to be prayerful, encouraged and steadfast. By all means, continue to remember to take care of yourself. Allow others to step in and help you. Praying for CEMO, you & your family.

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  112. Patricia C

    So happy to hear that Cemo is doing better and that you are taking care of yourself.

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    1. Pat Callen

      Thank you Father God for hearing all of our prayers collectively for Anita’s husband, I know our Savior to be a healer, to give you peace while going through a storm and to enable you to keep a positive attitude. Anita you remind me of by baby sister continue to stay strong and take good care of yourself we will always pray for you and your family, God bless you and your family.

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