It’s hard to go about your daily stuff when right around the corner from you somebody’s baby girl is dying. Bless your precious hearts for all the beautiful comments you left for Faith and her family today (people praying in 26 states and 4 countries, I think). I printed them all out in two different colors and made kind of a booklet. I’m praying God uses your words to give them the hugest emotional hug.
If you missed yesterday’s post, Faith, a little 6-year-old girl at Ava’s school, has just been diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. It’s extremely aggressive, and while doctors originally (a couple days ago) gave her six months to live, now they’re saying she could stop breathing in as little as 6 weeks. And I heard from a teacher today that they’re thinking even sooner.
Basically, she needs a complete and total miraculous act of God to live. And that’s what I’m praying for. And will keep praying for until He heals her or takes her home.
Her mom’s faith in God is incredible. She said today that “I do not understand God’s purposes or plans, but nothing that could ever come about in this life will make me love him any less.” You can keep up with how Faith is doing on her Caring Bridge site. And if you didn’t get a chance to leave a comment yesterday, please sign her guestbook. I know she and her family will be so encouraged.
During radiation today, they asked Faith if she could meet anyone in the world, who would it be? Faith’s answer? “Jesus and God.”
Please pray especially for Faith’s sister, Trinity (9) and Faith’s first-grade teacher, Mrs. Taylor. They’re both having a really rough time.
And thank you so much for involving your kids in praying for Faith. We’ve had lots of powerful (and tearful) discussions these past two days. It’s hard to find that delicate balance between sharing stark reality and not scaring our girlies. This has definitely shaken them, but hopefully it will bring us even closer as a family, closer to God, and filled with empathy and compassion for those who are hurting.
Poor Nina. I don’t know if I mentioned this before, but she’s been really curious about Heaven for the past couple months. She asks about it a lot and will often come to me with her lip quivering, saying something like, “When I go to heaven, can I come back here?” or “I don’t want to go to heaven! I love it here with you!”
Today in the car on the way to visit a friend, she said, “When you and Daddy go to heaven, who will be my Mommy?” She tried so hard not to cry but couldn’t help it. Nearly broke my heart in two. I kind of promised her that I would never leave her, not ever. Then I tried to fix it by saying that God will always be with her and will always love her and make sure she’s taken care of.
Leaning on Jesus hard tonight. Love you, friends!
p.s. Tomorrow’s the Big Launch of The Worlds Apart Project (where I sell my “novel” to raise $ for people in need). Exciting! A huge thank-you to my hubby for working his tail off tonight to get my new site ready.