Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Our Hero, My Nephew...Please Pray

 I'd like to ask you all to pray for my nephew, Jordan.
He's been serving his 2nd tour of duty in Afghanistan. 

There is no easy way to say this.
Yesterday, he stepped on an I.E.D. and lost both of his legs.
Now he's fighting for his life. 
 He is a wonderful young man, willingly serving our country.
He's also a husband, and father to a young son.

Today our hearts are heavy and breaking.
Please pray for Jordan and his family.
  We ♥love♥ you Jordan.
You are our Hero!!

93 comments:

Julie Harward said...

I will pray for him...May God bless him with blessings yet that he doesn't even know can still come to him.

Tina said...

I'm so sorry to hear this. I will definitely be praying for him! Please keep us posted.

Janet said...

I am so sorry to hear this. I will be praying for his recovery and family.
Blessings,
Janet

Sylvia said...

He is truly a Hero ! I will pray !

Carolyn said...

I am sorry to hear this as well and I will pray for Jordan and his family.

Take care,
Carolyn

Melanie said...

Oh, Marcia, how heartbreaking!
Yes, he is truly a hero! I will certainly be praying for him and your whole family!

Sweet Magnolias Farm said...

Marcia ..Please know that we too will be holding him up in our prayers as well as his wife, son,and Parents. I'm sure nothing can prepare anyone for such a thing to happen. By the Grace of God may his life be saved and may he go on to become an even greater hero to live life to it's fullest for his family and his son !

May he be in the healing hands of God today and every day hereafter.

Blessings ..Sara

Sunny Simple Life said...

Oh my heart is just breaking for you all. I will absolutely pray for him and his wife and your whole family.

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Oh I need to catch my breath...my heart just broke and I know God wants us to have a heart that breaks like His does...my prayers are with all of you and with Him, asking God's healing power.
So, so sorry!! Yes, a HERO!!!

Mimi said...

I am so sorry to hear this. My prayers are with Jordan and all of his family. He is definitely a hero.

Becky K. said...

Praying....We cannot fully grasp the depths of the sacrifices these men and women are making for us!

Wow!

Becky K.

Sheila said...

I am so sorry.....
Of course I am praying....

Tara said...

my heart goes out to your nephew and your family. wish i could work some magic but prayers will have to do.

65 Roses for Marcia said...

Oh my, will be praying for Jordan and his family!

sissie said...

Hello Marcia,
This is such sad news. I will pray for Jordan, you and his family. He is a hero and I am thankful for his service to our country.

hugs and blessings.

Sissie

Brandi said...

My goodness Marcia, I am so very sorry. I will definitely be praying for Jordan and his young family.

Dawn said...

My heart is breaking as I read this.
I am so sorry this hit your family.
Yes...our hearts and prayers are with him and his family and all of you.

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

My heart is breaking for him and his family ~
I am praying !!

Karen said...

I am so sorry. I will be praying for him and his family!

Kristin said...

oh dear girl...my heart is breaking for your nephew and family...i'm sending thoughts and prayers your way, so wish there was something more i could do in honor of his sacrifice...

prairie xo
kristin

Divine Theatre said...

Your family is in our prayers and in our hearts. I am so very sorry. I truly am.
I am calling our prayer line this instant.
xoxoxoxo
Andie

Divine Theatre said...

I just entered Jordan's needs on prayer.org. There are thousands of people praying for him.

Nancy said...

I am so very sorry. I will pray for Jordan and for his family. God Bless him.

Nancy

Jaclyn Hicks said...

Absolutely, I will be praying for him and your family. Please thank him for his service to our country. He is more than your everyday hero.

Cinnamon said...

I know how real that can be. How every day they risk their lives just walking around. There's so much to watch out for. The other day my husband's entire platoon drove OVER and IED. Thankfully it did not go off (bad wiring).

I will be praying for Jordan. A hero to his family, no doubt, and to our country.

"Heavenly Father, Thank you for Jordan. For making him brave enough to go forward and fight for our safety. For his love of our country. Please Lord, help him now. Right now. He needs your hand of mercy and strength. Send him the best dr's and kindest nurses to care for him. I uplift his family to you. Wrap them tightly in your grip. Send them all they need and heal their wounds Lord. Heal Jordan and bring him closer to you. Thank you Jesus. Amen"

hugs~ Cinnamon

Beverly said...

Oh, I am so sorry to hear about your nephew, Marcia. Yes, prayers will go up for him and his family. Bless them all. He is a hero. Seeing the picture of him and his son gives me a faces to put with prayers.

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

HI Marcia, my heart stopped for a minute when I read this. I will tell my family about Jordan and we will pray for him. I know this is devastating....
I'm praying.
Give yourself a hug from me. I think of you often.
Blessings,
Debbie

Mrs.Rabe said...

Tears!

I am praying, dear friend.

jAne said...

there are no words .. only prayer breathed heavenward.

with love,
jAne

Paula said...

Oh, Marcia~ I am so so sorry to hear this. I will definitely keep in him my prayers, as well as your family.
((HUGS))

Wanda Metcalf said...

He has my prayers and I lift up his wife and children too that the family will be comforted and have peace during this hard time. Please tell him thank you for serving!!

I come from a military family we have 17 who have served or currently serving. My nephew was driving a over in Iraq when they hit an IUD I understand what your family is going through as a family who serves.

Praying

A Rosy Note said...

Oh Marcia, this is such sad news. I will certainly pray for him and his family. Best wishes ♥

Rhonda said...

Dear Marica,
So sad and heartbroken to hear about your nephew. I will keep him in my prayers! Yes, he IS a Hero!
My Son just left for Afghanistan on March 18th. This is his first tour to Afhanistan, but has been to Iraq twice.
Praying for your nephew's family and for you too.
Take care
Blessings,
Rhonda

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Of course I will keep him and his whole family in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs.

rachelsjunkinthetrunk said...
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rachelsjunkinthetrunk said...

Prayers,Spirit hugs and more prayers to Jordan and family!

Secret Garden Cottage said...

Oh my gosh, Marcia, I am so, so sorry to hear this has happened to your nephew. He really is a hero... among so many other heroes who have fought in the war. He, his family, and yours will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Sending you a {big hug},
Jo

outdoor.mom said...

we will pray for him :-) God speed!!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I will pray Marcia. I am so incredibly sorry to hear about this tragedy. We will all be thinking about and praying for this courageous young man.
Hugs,
Cindy

Finally White said...

Dear Marcia,

I don't know what to say..... the moment I read your post, my heart stopped beating..... Just want to tell you that I'm thinking of you and Jordan and wish you all the best..... I'll light a candle of hope for him!

Yours
Birgit

Natacha said...

O Marcia, such a young man. This makes me so sad. I'll pray for him, he and his family are going to need a lot of prayers.

Melissa said...

May the Lord bless him, and keep him and all of his family. This makes me so sad. Such a young man. :( I jope he will be ok, and may the Lord bless him especially for his sacrifice.
Hugs,
Melissa

Ruth said...

Oh, I'm so sorry to hear this Marcia. Will definitely be praying until he recovers. My heart goes out to Jordan and the family. I don't know what more to say....I pray for God's miracle as he fight for his life, and God's comforting presence embraces his family during this hard time.

It's me said...

I am so sorry !! ...i will pray for him......and for you............and the rest of his familly..........love Ria.....xxx...

Becky K. said...

I hope you don't mind...I copied a part of this request for my post today. Just know that Jordan and his family need all of the prayers they can get.
We serve an awesome God!
Storming the gates of Heaven for your family!

BECKY said...

Thanks so much for telling me about Jordan, Marcia. I am praying for him. I can't even begin to imagine dealing with something like this. It deeply saddens my heart, though the hope of Christ overwhelms me.
May Jordan experience the healing hands of the Savior, and continue on to be the husband and father I'm sure he longs to be. In Jesus' mighty name. Amen.

Love and hugs to you and yours as you go through this difficult time.
Lots of love
Becky

Theresa said...

I just wanted to stop by from Becky's Hospitality Lane and let you know that I will be praying for Jordan! My Marine Nephew is about to go to Afghanistan for his 2nd tour and hearing about your Nephew really broke my heart!

God please watch over Jordan as he heals and his family waiting and worrying at home! AMEN

Big hugs and continued prayers!

Sue said...

Marcia, My heart goes out to you and your family. Sending prayers upwards and good thoughts to you! hugs, Sue

PBKISSES said...

Oh, I am so sorry. We will certainly be praying for him and all of your family as he endures this trial. God Bless you all, we are so thankful for our heros who fight for us everyday.

Auntie Bliss said...

Oh I am sooo sorry. words on a page don't look sincere. Bless his heart...I will keep him and all of you in my prayers Marcia.

myletterstoemily said...

oh, how devastating! thank you for showing
his handsome face, as it will now come to
mind easily as i pray for his healing.

my next prayer will be that he quickly find
the place we struggle and then rest in, "His
grace is sufficient."

michelle said...

Oh my gosh I can't even imagine what he and your family are going through. Know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers and I pray that God gives him strength and holds you all tightly in His arms.

Hugs.

Farm Girl said...

I am so sorry and I will be praying for your family. God bless you.

Amy B. said...

Praying God holds Jordan in His loving arms.

Kelli said...

God bless Jordan for his selfless sacrifice. He and all who love him will be in my prayers.

Jo-Anne said...

Oh, Marcia....I am so sorry.
We will remember Jordan in our prayers.
Thinking of you and your family,
Jo-Anne

Sunny Simple Life said...

How is he doing? I just keep thinking about him and your family right now with such a heavy heart.

La said...

Marcia, I'm so sorry to hear about Jordan's injury. May God bless him and your family during this difficult time.

I appreciate his sacrifice so that we may live a life of freedom. La

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

dear, dear Marcia and Jordan....
I am sitting here in tears and cannot believe what I am reading. My heart just breaks into pieces - a million little pieces - knowing that your Jordan is suffering so much. I pray, pray, pray to our Father that he makes Jordan well. This is so tragic and I cannot believe that this is happening to your and your family.

Marcia, I am so very, very sorry.....

much love,
Becky

Sheila said...

May God Bless this Hero. He and his family are in my prayers.

A Cottage Muse said...

I am so sorry to hear ~ I will be keeping him and your whole family in my thoughts and prayers.

Shelllady said...

He and your family are in my prayers, May God Bless him!

Susan B said...

Dear Marcia,
I am so sorry to hear about Jordan. I will be praying for him, and for you all. He IS a hero...may God bless him. Take care. Love, Susan

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Oh I am so sorry to hear this about Jordan. It breaks my heart. I pray that he and the whole family will know the Lord's presence. He is a hero and will continue to be through these difficult days.

Vicki said...

My heart just breaks reading this. What a hero Jordan is for serving this country. I am so grateful for him and all our service men and women. I promise to keep him, you and his family in my prayers. God bless him.

Mimi Sue said...

Oh my goodness Marcia. So sorry to hear about this terrible tragedy. We will keep Jordan in our thoughts and pray for him and his family. I know that miracles occur every day and I am so very hopeful that he will be the recipient of one. Blessings to you all. Mimi

DonnaR said...

We are praying for him here in Missouri, too. God bless and keep you all. Donna

Anne Marie... said...

when you told me it was bad...I had no idea the severity....

and there is no way to express my sorrow for him, his family, and you....

a hero indeed.
with so much love and prayers,
Anne Marie

Martina said...

OMG; Marcia, this is hard to swallow. Such terrible news, am so sorry for Jordan and send prayers and love his way. Isn't war such a terrible thing? Can we ever stop senseless killing and fighting? Peace and light, M.

Helene said...

Im sorry to hear that... Psalm 23!

retrorevival.biz said...

I was so happy to find your blog but so sad to read the post about your nephew. From my military family to yours ~ praying for your hero and your family.
~Cindy

Keri On said...

He is a hero! We will be praying.

Sue said...

Read about Jordan on PJ's blog. We will keep him and your entire family in our prayers.

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Tiffany's Life said...

Just wanted to stop by & say thanks for the comment on my blog post. I'm sorry to hear this about your nephew. I will keep him & your family in my prayers. I hope he'll be okay. God bless.

birdie blue said...

i'm so sorry to hear about your nephew, jordan. he will definitely be in our thoughts and prayers. my heart breaks for your family, marcia.

my sister-in-law's brother, joe guyton, stepped on an i.e.d. in afghanistan a year ago, august 11. he's doing marvelously on his artificial state-of-the-art legs. running, golfing, swimming, you name it, he can do it. when he's wearing pants, you wouldn't even know anything happened.

sending lots of hope, good thoughts, and prayers your way. he is a hero.
xo
~molly

I Love Pretty Little Things said...

My heart is heavy with you. These amazing young men and women put their lives on the line for us! Amazing! I will be praying for Jordan and all of you who love him so much. God Bless Him!
Much Love and Many, Many Prayers,
Joyce

Tara said...

A true hero..My prayers are with him and all your family..May God give him strength..xx

dutchbritishlove said...

Marcia, just wanted to tell you that I am also praying for your nephew and his family. I am so sorry that this happened to him.
Keep us posted on how he is doing.

Love & Blessings

dreams on 34th street said...

Marcia, I discovered your blog after I read your comment at Cabbages & Roses...Our prayers are with your nephew and your family. Jordan is our hero too!
Lynne
{with love}

BailiwickStudio said...

Oh Marcia... my heart breaks for your family - this is so tragic. My prayers are with you all. God bless Jordan for his sacrifice. xo Jill

katie said...

Marcie I will be praying. I put a sticky note on my computer screen so I will not forget.

Buttercup said...

My prayers are with Jordan and all of your family.

Carole said...

Oh Marcia I meant to come over sooner when you wrote to me about your nephew. I am so sorry to hear that it is even worse then I could have imagined. He is so brave and so young to have such a tragedy befall him.
I pray for all of you that you find the strength.
xx
Carole

Terri Gordon said...

Hello, I am so sorry to hear this. I will be praying for Jordan and all of your family. I want to thank him for his service to our country, he is a HERO! Hugs, Terri

Vickie said...

My mom's heart aches for this young man. But I also know our God can create triumph out of what we perceive to be tragedy. Praying God's peace, power & presence for Jordan & his family.

andreawasson said...

Prayers and grateful THANK YOU for your service for your nephew. May God bless your family and watch over you all.

Dori said...

Heartfelt prayers for peace, comfort and healing!

SoCalKal said...

Sending prayers for this young Marine and his family. Semper Fidelis.

The Simple Girl said...

Praying for him and your family!

armymomky said...

So sorry to hear this news Marcia. I have an Army son and daughter-in-law and an Air Force son...none of which have had to deploy so far. My heart goes out to the families whose loved ones are right in the thick of things over there. I will pray for Jordan

Henry George, Hank for short. said...

My heart goes out to you, his family, friends and unit. The staff at Landstuhl is top notch. Some of the best docs and nurses are called up off of reserve or guard status to fill the need there. I just wanted to reassure you that I am sure he is in capable hands, and the military family there really stands by and helps out their fellow brothers and sisters in arms when they are at Landstuhl. Praying for Jordan's family, friends, unit, caregivers and military liasons.
I also want you to know that I appreciate the sacrifices he and his family have made for our country.

Sue @ House Pretty said...

I can't imagine what he, his family, and you all are going through. I will put him on my prayer list.

Nama Halacy's Comfy Cottage said...

What an amazing young man and a tremendous sacrafice he has made! I have to sons in the military he is one of thier comrads and I am so proud! My prayers are constant.