Friday, June 29, 2007

Prayer for Kaitlytnne

Most of you that know K know how sensitive she is. She and I are nothing alike in this respect. I am wired in a way that is very different from most women. I like chick flicks and I even can tear up if they are good enough but generally I am not very emotional or sensitive. Kaitlynne is very tender and sweet. She is so sensitivve that if you look at her with a stern face she will cry. She has always been like this, very easy to rear and guide. Recently I decided that it was time I tell her about my Mom. She has been battling cancer since K was 4, she is almost 8 now. She has never known nor have we felt she needed to know. With my Mom losing her hair and with all that she is going through I knew it was time to tell her. So yesterday I sat her down at the kitchen table and explained it as simply as I knew how. She took it well, she chewed on her bottom lip which is something she does when she is upset. Other than that no real expression. We talked about what it meant and treatment and I answered all the questions she asked as good as I could. We went about our day and it never came up again. This morning just a few minutes after I woke up I got a phone call from her other grandma, she was picking K up at noon. She asked me if I had heard on the news of an 11 year old boy being hit by a car, I said no. She siad it was K's cousin. That horrifying shock fell over me and I didn't know what to say. Her grandparents also have a son that is 11 so the two boys were very close. She said her son was very upset and she thought I might to tell K so she would be prepared for what she was going to encounter today. I agreed that it would be best if I did. So this morning at the table I had to tell her of the tragic way this little boys life ended almost before it had begun. She chewed on her lip and teared up and it broke my heart. She obviously can't grasp the reality of this (I know I can't) but she is still hurting. There is a wedding reception in the back yard of her grandparents home tomorrow for another cousin. Please pray that the family can make it through this tough time. Pray for the cousin getting married that they can still enjoy their day. This family is battling with a lot of sickness and disease. Please lift them up in prayer as none of them are christians and can't do this for themselves. Her grandma came over to get her and sat down in the backyard and told us how badly she is hurting and how she is becoming angry with God, I understand that. When I say this family has been through a lot I mean more than most families ever go through. Lets remember them all in our prayers.


At June 29, 2007 at 4:48 PM , Blogger Sara said...

poor baby, poor families. i'm praying.

At June 29, 2007 at 5:14 PM , Blogger Debra said...

This helps me to know even more so how to pray you, Chad and kids. You have been on my heart and mind heavily since we came back home. Love You, Mom

At June 29, 2007 at 10:35 PM , Blogger Amber Land said...

Thanks I am sure this is why. I am feeling very burdened for this family and how you deal with life when it's this bad without Christ.

At July 1, 2007 at 3:33 PM , Blogger Arlene said...

Am, you do have feelings and compassion. I think that the Lord has to bring them out of don't show them very well at all, but you still feel deeply. When it comes to emotions you are like your dad's mom.

Anyway, I hadn't checked your blog until now, but it seems like that was something on both of our hearts. K of course, but this other family and all of the tragedies and sicknesses they have had lately. Love you, Mom!

At July 2, 2007 at 8:19 AM , Blogger Pat said...

I will continue to pray for your Sweet K - being a sensitive child (and adult) can be hard, but it also brings specical blessings and responsibilites and God seems to give an extra measure to those special individuals.
I was so sad when I heard that story ~ many families will never be the same. So many need our prayers.

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