Thursday, February 10, 2011

Asking for prayer...

I'm sorry that this is going to be kind of a sad post.  It's not about Sarah or our family.  We have had such happy news.  Sarah took her first tub bath yesterday since her tubees site all healed up, and she had a blast.  : )  That girl loves the water.  Tonight all four of the younger kids were down in the family room playing tag with a ball wearing jeans and no shirts.  It was so funny.  Sarah kept stopping in the middle of the mayhem and looking down at her belly button. She would just stare at it for a while while the boys laughed and tumbled all around her.  My funny, crazy kids.

If you are a mom (or a dad) you know what I mean when I say that my kids are just the world to me.  They are like a magnet when I am in the room with them.  I just want to squeeze them!  (Yes, a couple of them have been known to get annoyed with my loveyness.)  Sarah often tells me, "No kiss you!"  (She means for me not to kiss her so much.)  Sorry, sweet girl.  I can't help it sometimes!  I am just hopelessly in love with my kids! 

I know that I am not the only mom who is in love with her kids.  But some of these moms and dads have children who have cancer or other illnesses, and they have not been having good news like we have.  The purpose of this post is to ask for prayer for a few of these kids that I have been praying for.

Please pray for Savannah.  She is about ten years old, and she has been battling cancer for five years.  It is not looking very good at this point.  She needs a miracle.  Please pray!

And please pray for Jared.  He is nineteen years old, fighting cancer for the second time.  Instead of shrinking, it had been spreading.  But thankfully, he just recently started getting good news that some of the tumors have begun shrinking now.  Please pray!

Please pray for Rochelle.  She is in the hospital as I type this, having a high dose of chemo and a bone marrow transplant.  It's the second time she's had cancer.  My heart is heavy for her and her family, going through this again.

Dear friends, sometimes it seems that life on this earth just isn't fair.  And you know what?   It really isn't.  No one ever said that life on this earth would be fair.  Not even God. This world, as beautiful as it is, is tainted and stained by sin and all the ugliness that comes with it.  But what He did say is that it will not always be this way!  Evil and sickness and death will be defeated for good someday, and I believe it will not be in the far distant future.  We have the hope of an eternity that will be absent of every horrible thing we have grieved over during this lifetime.  No one will have cancer ever again.  No innocent child will be hurt or neglected.  And God in His infinite love has made a way for you to know Him and enjoy this eternal life with Him.  Click Here to know more.

So, hug your kids a little tighter today.  Be thankful for every day, the boring and the not so great included.  Keep kissing those cheeks, even if they get sick of it. ; )  And be thankful for our great God who loves us so much, He will make everything right in the end, and hug us and kiss our cheeks forever and ever.

Revelation 21:4-5--  And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow , nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain:  for the former things are passed away.  And He that sat upon the throne said, "Behold, I make all things new."


  1. hi Holly, thank you for sharing about Jared, Savannah and Rochelle, I am sorry that they and their families had to go through cancer, I will pray for them.

  2. Great post, Holly. It is chilling to think that for every one of those sicks kids your mentioned, there are thousands more.

    I will be praying for those children. And longing for the day when Jesus returns and takes away all this sickness and sadness.

  3. Thank you for posting these kids by name so I can pray for them. Our daughter just hit the one year post chemo anniversary and reading this post fills me with tears for the parents and remembering the raw fear of loosing your child.

  4. such truth in this!! life isn't fair, but God is a loving and merciful God and He promises that some day this will all be over and that we will be in heaven with Him forever!! =)