I woke up this morning reminded of another mommy who was on her way to have her precious baby girl. Stephanie Cribb delivered a beautiful baby girl, Kendall, at 9:57 a.m. I was praying the whole time but really wanted to pick up the phone or drive down to Georgia to just be there. I felt the anxiety and anticipation of this sweet baby girls birth just like I did 3.5 months ago. Though I wanted to just check the updates of this sweet family throughout the day, I wasn't able to because I had 6 children to look after. My mind quickly went from sadness to joy as I watched them jump into the pool. Their contagious giggles were just what I needed. I thought and prayed about this sweet family throughout the day and saw their status. Sweet Kendall went to be with Jesus. I cried. I knew she was with Grayson, but I knew the sadness that was filling her parents' hearts. I know that God is surrounding them with so much comfort right now. I know that He is in that room. I pray that they are able to sleep tonight. The road isn't easy but it is possible.
As if that wasn't heartbreaking enough, I discovered that a little girl, Lucy Krull, was fighting her battle with cancer once again. From what I understand, she was doing well until this past weekend. Apparently the cancer had come back and Lucy had taken a turn for the worse. For the last year and a few months, we have been praying for this precious little angel. She is beautiful, a bright-eyed little girl. We prayed tonight, Ellie really pleading for God to help her not be in any pain anymore. She feels very connected to Lucy though she hasn't met her before. We will continue praying for both families. My heart aches because I know the anguish that overtakes you. I know that words offer no comfort. I know that not much can be said to fill the emptiness in your heart. So, today, tomorrow, and everyday, I will continue praying for God's will for both of these families. That's all I can do right now...wish I could do so much more.