Love One Another

If we truly love someone then we will want to serve them, with our whole heart and soul. We wont care what others think. Even if it means others laugh, judge, or criticize us for how we do things.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

An Update on Shane

Hello family and friends, Today is the day that Shane goes to his first surgery since he became an outpatient. He will have surgery on his left hand. Shane had a cement spacer slowly coming out of his hand. I thought it was a gauze. We then thought it was a bone until we could have x-rays done. Finally we found out it was the spacer. He is doing well. Shane is in a positive state of mind. The pins that are holding his fingers in place will also be removed today. We were blessed to have first case. We were here by 5 in the morning. These past few weeks have been a bit trying. His first week of being released from the hospital has been a crazy one. He has had appointment after appointment. I know I was so tired I kept falling asleep in the waiting rooms and doctors' offices. I finally did get 12 hours of sleep Tuesday night. I am prepared for the lack of sleep last night and the the following appointments this week. On Monday, Shane and I will attend my cousins wedding. We are looking forward to that. I made sure that we didn't have any appointments that day. Our spirits are high and we are enjoying the time out of the hospital.

God Bless,Hazel

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Tax Payers Dollars at work....LOL

Found one of these on a friends site and then that sent me on a you tube hunt for more. So here they are the ones I found for you to watch. I am sure you will find them as funny as I do or NOT! Who really cares anyway this is my blog not yours anyway!

Out at sea way to long....

In the heat to long...
Here is another


Tuesday, June 24, 2008

More Pictures from....

Dustin's life in the Army. Thought yall might like to see where Dustin hangs his hat.

Thought Yall might like....

to see a current picture of Dustin. Look at how skinny he is! While looking at the picture please stop and say a quick prayer that his orders along with the other 6 guys who are needing orders show up soon. They are all getting bored with the ideal work they are doing. One of his last roommates did this for 6 weeks before he got orders.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Boot Camp Video

This is a video from Fort Benning boot camp. I thought yall might find it yucky! Water, dirt, and fun for all.

Thursday, June 12, 2008


This is really cute...

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

PRAISE GOD! For Shane's recovery!

Hello Everyone! We have witnessed a miracle! I am so happy to report that Shane is doing exceptionally well thanks to all of your prayers. In fact, he is doing well enough the doctors are discussing out patient care for him which could happen within the next few days. We are absolutely overjoyed!! Shane has yet a long road to complete recovery and many months of rehab ahead (and more hand surgeries) but we are praising God for all he has done in Shane's life. I do ask that you continue to keep Shane and his family a daily part of your prayer life as he will need that support in the many months ahead. Thank you doesn't come close to expressing my family's sincerest gratitude for praying our whole family through this difficult time. I am in awe at the continuing mercy of God's love and his intricate care in our daily lives. He meets our every need and exceeds our expectations. Praise God our faith is even stronger than before. This will be my last update to you, however, if you wish to drop me an email from time to time to check on Shane's rehabilitation, I'd love to hear from you. All of our love,
-- Larry, Debbie & Family

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Dustin's new tattoo

My son is so sweet! He is even sweet he doesn't have a tattoo for me.
He got this on my birthday but had no clue it was my birthday. I am just as bad about birthdays and dates in general.

Whoever did that tattoo did a great job.

Thank you son! I love you too.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Prayer Request

This email came from my Aunt Chris last night....

Uncle Bill called me tonight to let me know some sad news from Alabama. I spoke with Delores late this evening. They are all in need of our thoughts and prayers. Sondra has been diagnosed with ALS (also Lou Gehrig's Disease). One doctor confirmed it yesterday and they are trying to get into the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville asap for a second opinion. She noticed a couple of months ago that her right leg just wasn't walking properly. She finally went to a doctor and I believe he mis-diagnosed her. A couple of weeks ago she went to one of the doctor's where Belinda works. And he is the one that confirmed it yesterday. Hers seems to be real aggressive. She is already having trouble in her left leg, too. I think she has also been fitted for some type of leg brace for her right leg to help her walk. I told Delores that all of them would be in our prayers. Here is a quick description: ALS is an incurable, progressive degenerative neurological disorder. For reasons that are not understood, the nerve cells of the brain and spinal cord that control voluntary muscle movement gradually deteriorate. As a result, muscles waste away, leading to paralysis and death, usually in two to five years.The only nerve cells affected are the lower motor neurons, which control a wide range of things like movement of your limbs, swallowing and even some aspects of breathing. But the senses and thinking processes remain normal. Pain does not accompany the disease at any stage.The disease is relatively rare: About 5,000 new cases are diagnosed in the U.S. each year. It almost always strikes after the age of 40, and it afflicts more men than women.

Please Praise about for the family.....

Wednesday, June 4, 2008


I recieved this just a few minutes ago. I would like to thank all of you for yalls prays. Thank you for being faithful to others and to God.

Hello Everyone, Thank you for praying diligently for Shane. The doctors report this morning that he is doing better and headed in the right direction. Today they will try to wean him off the ventilator. If he does well, then the doctors will extubate him tomorrow. Shane is comfortable and in a sleepy state but easily arouses and becomes alert and willingly follows commands. He gave us all a big ole Shane smile last night. He made us all laugh. That was nearly heaven for me!!! He's really fighting and trying hard and I am so proud of him for his courage to get through all this. Shane's vitals look good. They will try to pull more fluid off his body today with medication. Keep praying him through!!! I will email another update tomorrow after the doctors meet and discuss his case. Love to all, Debbie

Monday, June 2, 2008

URGENT Prayer Request for Shane!

Hello Everyone,

I wish this email was bringing good news but unfortunately Shane's condition has worsened today. Prayer warriors it is time to burn the midnight oil and fight with spiritual warfare!
As you know from my last update, Shane has pneumonia in both lungs. His breathing became so labored they feared he would go into respiratory failure so the doctors intubated him. He is 100% on a breathing machine. My Dad and I saw the CT scan of his lungs and they are sadly shocking. Both lungs are full of infection, pus, fluid. I just now learned that the infection has moved to his left eye, even though the spots are small on his eye, they are there. The doctors said that Shane is already getting the antibiotics to fight the infection that has shown up on his eye, but they are closely monitoring the infection in his left eye. He is being monitored very closely in ICU; the docs and nurses are taking extraordinary care of him.
They had to restrain Shane's hands to the bed and when he arouses, he fights because of the restraints and the tube down his throat. They are keeping him very sedated for the next 24 hours so his body can rest now that the ventilator is breathing for him. The docs are hoping that within the next 24-48 hours the antibiotics will work well enough to take him off the ventilator. The next 24-48 hours are very important to his recovery. The doctor told me that the next two days will tell us if Shane is going to get worse or pull out of this setback.
I am praying and reading scripture over him because I know God's Word is powerful and effective to fight any battle we face.
Thank you for praying for the Daggett family today. Kyle's funeral was beautiful beyond words and his family is so precious. I am so grateful that Shane was one of Kyle's men. I am truly grateful for Kyle's heroism and that of his loving family. Kyle will forever be remembered and loved.
Love to all,
Here are scriptures of healing for you to use in your prayer. If you have one you like please add it to my comment section.

Luke 18:1 (AMP)
Luke 18 1ALSO [Jesus] told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not to turn coward (faint, lose heart, and give up).
James 5:14-15 (AMP)
14Is anyone among you sick? He should call in the church elders (the spiritual guides). And they should pray over him, anointing him with oil in the Lord's name.
15And the prayer [that is] of faith will save him who is sick, and the Lord will restore him; and if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.
Matthew 17:19-20 (AMP)
19Then the disciples came to Jesus and asked privately, Why could we not drive it out?
20He said to them, Because of the littleness of your faith [that is, your lack of firmly relying trust]. For truly I say to you, if you have faith that is living] like a grain of mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, Move from here to yonder place, and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you.

Just thought you might like....

Here is day 2 of Kellie Pickler's USO Diary

2 Updates on Shane PRAY!

This is number 7:
Hello Family, Friends, Neighbors and Prayer Partners, Shane has taken a little turn for the worse and is back in ICU. He is being treated for pneumonia in both lungs. He also has an infection in his blood and a fever. He is unable to lift his right arm completely. His breathing is very labored but so far they have not intubated him. He has a "bug" from Iraq so he is on contact precautions, meaning gloves are necessary when being at his bedside. As of late last night he was on 3 different antiobiotics plus several other meds. Please everyone, please pray hard. Shane does not look good to me and I am worried sick. My Dad and I just flew in to D.C. late last night and of course I wouldn't tell Shane this but I was so inwardly upset at what I saw. When I left just one week ago to make a quick trip to Texas to tend to some personal business he was doing so well so I was shocked when I got back. Needless to say, we need to pray fervently!! Once I hear about the results of all of the tests the doctors have done, I will get out the next update. Until then... Joshua 1:9 and God bless you all for your righteous fervent prayer, it availeth much... Love to all,
-- Debbie
This is #8
Hello Everyone, Praise God! I have seen your prayers at work today before my very eyes. God is so good and loving. Shane is breathing a little easier and seems to be doing much better than last night although he is still on oxygen. The tests confirmed that he has a substantial amount of pneumonia in both of his lungs. Since the docs have already been treating him for that possibility, their orders have not changed with respect to his care. Tomorrow (Monday) they will do another blood culture to determine if the antibiotics are doing what they're supposed to be doing to kill off the infection that is there. He is on meds to help take the fluid off his body (and lungs) so we are hopeful that in a day or two he will make a tremendous turn around for the better. His fever broke. I am encouraged at the progress he has made today and feel much better. Thank you for praying for me too, I can feel your prayers! Tomorrow is Sgt. Daggett's graveside funeral. Unfortunately, Shane will not be able to attend, but I will be there to represent him and my family to pay our respects and give our condolences to the Daggett family. So please keep this family in your prayers. Love to all,
-- Debbie