Saturday, June 16, 2012

Extra*Special friends

Today, as I count each blessing, my heart is heavy for the children who are sick.
  Forefront, on my mind, are the children that I know and see. My child, who each day is struggling, is first in my heart. He had an ok day today. He was very still today, very tired and coughed and gagged alot. I am very thankful the stuff from his lungs is coming up, but I know it makes him throw up more often and choke. I thought earlier this week that he, again, may not get through this pneumonia.  The steroids and antibiotics are not helping like they used to. After he finished the medicines, he still had a fever. We decided to use his therapy vest (aggressive chest pt) and his nebulizer treatments 4 times a day!  I am thankful this helped him and the fever is gone!  It is hard not to have his smile often, see his eyes shine and watch him get excited about a toy or activity.
I am also, thinking about our friends who are also taking care of their precious children. The Lord has brought me close to several children who are ”medically fragile” and their parents. I am thankful for their friendship and the support we share on this difficult journey.
Today, I was reading about a little girl, who is 5, her name is Mylee. She was so full of life and this week her parents are by her side praying for a miracle, but knowing she may be at the end.
  Will you join me as I pray for these children and parents? These are Samuels special friends and their parents are pretty amazing, too!

These are the faces we know personally and live near us:
-Lydia (in hospital right now)
-Abby facebook pray for Abby Rose,
-Caleb B.,
-Garrett &

We also pray for -


Thankful for these extra special children and the special way the Lord is using them, even though each day is difficult.

James 1:12

”Blessed is a man who perseveres under trial; for once he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which  the Lord  has promised to those who love Him.”


maryanne2411@ said...

God made them exactly the way He wanted them too!He made Samuel for all of us to enjoy,to teach us His ways, and to glorify HIM...that is exactly what you are doing.

Melly said...

Praying for each of these children, and what sweet friendship and trials and struggles are. I am so glad you got to spend time with some of these moms last week. I know you have a special connection with them because they understand in a way no one else can. Love you and missed you this weekend.