Apr 16

Spoken from the Heart

It’s been almost 8 years since Vicki was diagnosed with FTD, although she experienced many of the symptoms for several years before her diagnosis. Late diagnosis, tragically, is common for persons who have this disease. Although I’ve seen FTD take an ever-greater toll in her life these past several years, she still has a strong concern for others. I’d like to share a post she wrote a few months ago on Facebook about her friend and neighbor Rick Ferguson:


My dear neighbor, Rick, has been through heart surgeries, then recently diagnosed with cancers. His suffering has been extreme. And for his family as well.

Tonight, as I turned on my porch light, which I do every night for him as a prayer, and a beacon for his wife as she comes home during the night from her vigil, I saw his 86 year old father supporting him into the house as he was sent home to prepare for his next phase… But I saw a virile father, carrying his son, strong unbroken.

Would you please turn on a light for him as he prepares for his journey? And say a prayer for God’s mercy for all of them?

I will let you know when the Angels have come… And the lights can be rested.

With love, gratitude and blessings, Vicki

Please share for all who are fighting a good fight.


Rick died a few weeks after Vicki posted this. It’s been a huge loss not only for Rick’s family, but for Vicki too. She’s often referred to Rick and his wife as Angels who watched over and protected her. Rick’s death – literally close to Vicki’s home – is one of many relatives and friends who have passed since Vicki has been down with FTD. And her first thoughts are with the families of those who have passed. 

Vicki’s heart and concern for others are as strong as ever. Thank you , Papa, for this gift.

Jim

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    • Freda on April 16, 2017 at 4:23 pm
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    Love and Light to you and your neighbours, Vicki. x

    • Marcia Sullivan on April 16, 2017 at 4:32 pm
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    Vicki has a heart of gold!! She is fighting the good fight and is one of my heroes!!! ????????❤️

    • Bruce on April 16, 2017 at 8:38 pm
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    Dear heavenly Father,

    We hurt deeply for our sister in Christ Vickie Bedard as we lift her up daily in prayer thanking you for your goodness and mercy as you order her steps in life. We also ask that your will be done as you to continue to provide everything that you know Vicky needs daily as she seeks to have an even closer relationship with you. In the matchless name of Jesus Christ as we celebrate Resurrection Sunday 2017. Amen. We love you Vicky!

    Bruce & Beverly

      • Vicki Bedard on April 21, 2017 at 1:13 pm
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      Have I just heard from my Phoenix Angels??!! God bless, my sweeties!! Hope you are well, and your beautiful son has bloomed into manhood!! Love & blessings. V

      PS have you heard from Lupe ans Mart Cruz, my other Western Angels??

    • Bruce on April 16, 2017 at 8:44 pm
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    Vicky you shall remain on our daily prayer list enclosed is a link to 5 scriptures http://bit.ly/2okPYti as a reminder that God has NOT forgotten you.

    God bless you Vicky

    Bruce & Beverly
    Phoenix, Arizona

      • Vicki Bedard on April 21, 2017 at 1:14 pm
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      Thank you!! Love you both so much…

    • Susan Grant on April 17, 2017 at 1:15 pm
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    Vicky, I think of you often. I have been off line for my own issues of Cindy’s. That is over so now I can concentrate on friends like you that I love. You are one off the most Godly woman I know. As Jim said, you have been strong through so much. Take some time to be surrounded by our God’s love.

    I hope to see you again. As I reach for my oxygen cord every night, I feel the Rosary and often pray for you, and always will. Love you my friend, Susan

      • Vicki Bedard on April 21, 2017 at 1:17 pm
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      You both are always in my prayers, and when I pick up my rosary you are there. The time with you both stays cherished. Oxygen? Doubling prayers.

    1. You both are always in my prayers, and when I pick up my rosary you are there. The time with you both stays cherished. Oxygen? Doubling prayers. Love & prayers, Vicki

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