Thursday, December 11, 2008
Praise Report and Prayer Request
Pictured above is Mrs. Ledesma, first grade teacher for Morningside, a California Distinguished School. She was Bryn's teacher last year and, I believe, it was only her second year as a full-time teacher. She is an impressive rookie, teaching with skills of a well-seasoned instructor. Of course, Bryn absolutely loved her. Recently, Mrs. Ledesma was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. We were all devastated with the news. She asked my husband to come to her class to talk with him, requested he pray for her, and wondered if he would sub for her while she was on medical leave. He prayed for her right there in her classroom and agreed to take care of her class. Within days of the diagnosis, Mrs. Ledesma was unable to use her arms due to a tumor pressing on several nerves. She had surgery this past Friday and the doctor said the surgery went well. They removed a lymph gland which was adhesed to to the parathyroid and, according to the doctor, the cancer was contained and all removed. We went to visit her Sunday afternoon and it was quite emotional. When she saw Bryn walk through the door, Mrs. Ledesma begin to cry and with barely a whisper of voice she was saying, "Thank you, thank you..." Bryn leaned over the bed to hug her, we all prayed, and cried. Bryce had never met Mrs. Ledesma but he said he couldn't stop the tears. I want to offer praise to God for a successful surgery and I want to request my blogger friends to join me in prayer for Priscilla Ledesma. She is still having difficulty moving one arm and faces further treatment. Thank you in advance for your prayers of faith.