Thursday, December 22, 2016

Tragic times during a happy season.

The week of Christmas ...a week that is filled with excitement and traditions.
The week where everyone is baking cookies and shopping and wrapping and watching Christmas movies and celebrating.

It's one of the most joyful times of the year.

But this week as everyone is going about their fun... our dear friend's hearts are breaking.
They could be losing their little girl.

Last Thursday she was a perfect, happy, healthy 11 year old...
....this Thursday doctors are saying she may not make it.

Click here to read her story of Facebook.

Her name is Faith. and she really, really, really could use our prayers right now.
There is nothing more the doctors can do at this point. It's going to take a miracle to save her.

Her parents are Kyle and Michelle. I can't imagine what they are going through.
Faith also has two younger brothers and a new baby sister.

Today my heart is heavy. Everything I'm doing seems trivial...right down to my stupid coffee.
I've been trying to make the most of every moment.....
.....I keep looking at my kids and appreciating all that they are doing today...even blinking!

It's times like this that remind us of our finite life. of how fast it goes. of what matters most.
It's times like this I feel so small.

We need God! Without Him we are nothing. Without Him there is no hope.
Without Him there is no purpose beyond this life.

There is so much more...and when tragedy strikes...then we are reminded.
Then we fall humbly to our knees.

I keep we are smiling and baking cookies...
...and our friends are in the hospital with their daughter who may not be here on Christmas.

{I stole this photo from their FB page...}
Please pray for our friends. Pray for a miracle for little Faith.
They need it right now.


  1. So so sad! this is the 3rd child I've heard of in the last few days that is sick/in critical condition. it IS sobering as you said & puts things in perspective fast. Oh, to always have a heart that sees life for what it is. wish it didn't take things like this to remind us. I'll be praying for them. Emma is 11. I just can't imagine what they're going through.

  2. Oh my heart cries for them! Praying!!

  3. Just now catching up on my blogs. I clicked the link and see that she passed. So sorry for this family's loss and am lifting them up in prayer. -Chris