|Ann H. (#47326761)|
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I am the daughter of Marve L. Strouss and Pauline B. (Caldwell) Strouss. They took me in when I was 8 and adopted me when I was 9. I miss them everyday but I know one day we will be together in Heaven. Heaven is sweeter than ever because they are both with Jesus waiting for me. (Please see a note for prayers for my ilness at the bottom of my page.)|
I am married to a wonderful man Clair. We have 4 grown children, 3 girls,and 1 son. We have 8 grandchildren 4 boys and 4 girls. We have a great grandson coming March 31, 2014.
My son Jim Bradley is now on Find A Grave. He has added many of our blood relatives and I am so proud of him.
My precious Mother Pauline Strouss August 6,1917-Jan. 1, 1997 Wedding Anniversary January 28
My precious dad Marve Strouss June 27, 1921-March 18, 2006
My birth brother whom I was separated from when I was 8 and found him when I was 16. Carl Davis Sept. 8, 1954-Dec. 2, 2007
My birth sister's husband Dennis Lickly July 7, 1948-Aug. 28, 2006 As he was dying I stood by his bed rubbing his face. Tears ran down his face as I told him not to be afraid. He promised he would give all my loved ones in Heaven a hug and he slipped away.
My sister's and Dennis's furbaby Zoey Dec. 10, 2003-May 31, 2013
My wonderful birth grandparents are Goldie 1887-1962 &
Herman Verro 1890-1974
Please if you can token my sweet Aunt's husband. He is so sadly missed. Lex Deraedt Aug. 19, 1926-May 3, 2013
Our Family Pets were like our children.
Our Cat Amber Dec. 7, 1995-April 17, 2011
Our Quaker parrot Chico Jun. 5, 2003-June 21, 2011
Our cat Cinny Oct. 7, 1999-Sept. 14, 2011
Our Miniature Schnauzer Snookie Feb. 4, 1994-Dec. 26th 2004
Our chihuahua Chili Bean Nov. 5, 1994-Nov. 11, 2004
Thank you Rosie for adding me to your page for prayers. I'd also like to thank sr/ks, GeorgiaCA, In Loving Memory, Maggie, Daddy's Girl, Cari & Judy Miller for putting me on their page for prayers. Thanks to all who have done so.
In Oct. 2010 they did a bronchoscopy while I was in the hospital and found I have both MRSA and Pulmonary fibrosis (scarring) in the lungs. I had pneumonia for the second time in 2 months. The MRSA in my bones, lungs and now my urinary tract.
The repeated pneumonia I have had yearly since I was 9 scarred my lungs. The scarring (Pulmonary fibrosis) never stops until the lungs can't get any oxygen. There is no cure, wearing oxygen will not help in the end. Having asthma makes it hard to breath too. I have arthritis pretty bad and my hands and legs give me many problems.
Even the pulmonologist said all I could do was pray and hope for a miracle. He said he has seen miracles before. I wear oxygen 24/7. I am in a power chair because I can't walk 5 feet. Now they say I have congestive heart failure.
I am more afraid than I have ever been in my life. I am not afraid of death because I know I will go to Heaven. I am afraid of the horrible pain I might have as I die. I have been raised in church all my life. I saw miracles and now all I can do is trust God that He will heal me or at least let me slip quickly and quietly away.
This is long but some people wanted to know what I am so ill from. Once again thank you for your prayers, kind words, and good thoughts.
Pray for my healing. But if God chooses not to heal me please pray my end will be fast. The Dr. said I would not be alive past April 2012 and yet here I am. I am blessed and so thankful.
*** I went to an eye specialist when I suddenly could not see. There is no hope for my left eye. The retina detached part way and has been wrinkled up for some time now. The eye doctor said my health is to bad to repair it. The cataract surgery went well on my right eye on October 1st. My eye doctor said it wasn't to good for my eye to be coughing so hard. I cough all the time because of my lungs.***
UPDATE Dec. 3, 2013 Clair, our children, and our grandchildren went to see a family member that has been far away in Ohio in a nursing home. We finally had an opening in Monroe for him and he was transferred today. It has been over 16 months since I last saw him. Before that we saw him almost every day!!
I was so afraid I would never see him again. We could not travel back and forth to visit him. My oxygen has to be set on four and the large tanks each only last about an hour and a half. I only have three tanks that we have to refill to go any where on. I can only be away from home for 4 1/2 hours at a time. Now if only I could lose this depression that has been making me cry.
♫ Knowing What I Know About Heaven By Guy Penrod♫
Thanks Cindy TROLL'S Bridge Don't Stop Swinging That Hammer!
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|Algernon and Conan Together on the Rainbow Bridge||Hello Ann...|
It is nice that you and Clari are able to visit your friend/family member you haven't seen in awhile. You are a tower of strength and I sure do admire you.
|Mom to angels Bo and Chris||Hang in there!|
So glad that you have that special person closer where you can see them more often..am sure that will help both of you! Keep your chin up... Depression stinks...and sometimes the holidays make it worse... but I thank GOD that you are still here with all of us..and I pray that YOU will feel better, physically and emotionally! When I faced those heart issues, before the surgeries, I had reached a point where I couldn't even walk to the bathroom alone... I never left the house... I wasn't on oxygen, but they should have put me on it! I sat in front of a window unit a/c all the time... that blowing full force in my face was the only way I could get enough air! I was depressed then, too... When things go down for us physically, that tends to bring us down mentally.... I am lifting you up in prayer... for a BRIGHTER light to shine on you...and give the SPIRIT of Christmas... such a HUGE abundance of spirit that you are bubbling over you are so happy!
God bless you, sweet lady! YOU are amazing!
Love and hugs, Cecile
You continue to be in my prayers.
Does your oxygen provider have the battery operated portable concentrators? You can hook them up to some sort of outlet in the car, that way, saving the battery while you are traveling. Also, the second battery can be charged and ready when the first one does run down.
I can't say I am where you are physically but I know how difficult it can be to be hooked up to oxygen all the time. I am thinking about going back to the battery oxygen concentrators only because the tanks are too awkward for me to drag everywhere I go.
Hang in there, everyone loves you.
|Susan Marie||RE: Thank you|
Your'e so very welcome Ann. Prayers sent to you and Clair. Everyone is thinking of you. Have a Merry Christmas. (((Hugs)))
|Miss Kitty||RE: Thank you|
Hi, Ann! You're so very welcome for my visit to your loved one! I'm glad I didn't miss it. I'm so on and off here lately. I think of you often. I wish you and yours a very happy and safe holiday season! (((Hugs)), Linda
|Alice Morton||Thank you|
You are welcome
I want you know that I'm praying for your healing. I too have many health challenges and know it's not easy. Prayers help a lot dear, and remember God is always with you...always. Follow all the instructions your doctors give you, but remember God always has the last word, only he knows when and how things will evolve in our lives dear. I've added you to my friend's list, I hope you don't mind. Take care sweetie, and remember we're all praying for you. God bless you.
Added by Osiris on Dec 04, 2013 3:26 AM
|Janith Conner||Dear Ann|
So nice to hear from you..my daughter had her eye surgery and everything went so wonderful..thanks to all the prayers...She said it feels so much better, not hurting all the time, and thank you for asking about her and praying for her..God does hear our prayers, and I hope you will find comfort..God is so wonderful!!!!!Love and Hugs...Janith
Hi Ann, Its normal to be depressed but my mom always says take one day at a time and lean on the Lord. He will be there to help you. He only gives us as much as we can handle, even though sometimes we feel like we cant take anymore. He loves you and is always by your side to help you through everything. Plus you have lots of friends on her that love you and are praying for you and your family. Hopefully your spirit gets uplifted and you feel better.
Sending hugs, love and prayers, Missie
|Osiris||RE: Hi Ann!|
You're welcome dear, it was a pleasure for me to honor your dear brother. I'm glad you're doing a bit better sweetie, and God bless you!!
Added by Osiris on Dec 03, 2013 12:13 PM
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