Friday, March 17, 2006 0 Comments A+ a-

It is so hard to understand God’s plans, and sometimes it’s nearly impossible to look beyond the pain to the bigger picture. As a mother, when you stumble across stories like these, you often wonder how it came that you were blessed with a healthy child. You sit in horror as you watch a mother’s struggle with the knowledge that their child is dying and that there’s very little they can do to stop it. Where do they get the strength? How are they able to continue turning to God for help? And then you realize that this is part of the plan; to show others around the world that our God is a loving God and does not leave us in times of doubt or sorrow. He is there; he is listening; and he is giving them the strength to endure such heartache.

I ask for two things with this blog. One, be prepared for a heart-wrenching story before visiting this link. Courtney Davis is approximately 20 months old and was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Her parents have been given the news to expect only months left with their daughter. Yes, God is a powerful and healing God and we will continue to pray for her healing but I also ask that you pray for her parents and brothers as they come to terms with the potential loss. And two, I ask that you grab your child in a hug and be so thankful for blessings in your life.

I’m a coffee drinking, book reading, laundry procrastinating, husband and children loving, mess of a woman who believes that chips and salsa can fix anything. We have chickens running around the backyard, a mountain of dishes in the sink, and on any given morning, I have at least 10 school forms that need my signature or initials. It’s a crazy life {I prefer to call it controlled chaos}, but its ours.