Friday, April 27, 2007

It's all I can think about..... here I am posting to my blog, when I should definately be in bed asleep.

An acquaintance of mine from Savannah is on my mind. Her name is Jen. Among her children, she has a son named Joey. Jen refers to Joey as "her sweet boy" and he's dying of cancer. Joey just turned 13 last week. He's been undergoing treatment, but it hasn't been working. Recently, they released him from the hospital to spend time in his home with his family until the end.

Tonight, I found out that they have life-flighted Joey back to the hospital yesterday, as they can do nothing else to save him. This surely means the end is near.

Just hearing this breaks my heart. One day, his mother is going along doing her everyday things. And the next day, things are falling apart and she's learning to mother a child with cancer and try to keep things going within her home. Things started out hopeful, but in such a short time things became clear, sweet Joey is dying. How unfair life can sometimes be.

My prayer for them is peace and strength for all the members of their family during this time.

So, if you have a moment, please say a prayer for this family. I know I am. Then, I'll be saying a prayer of thanks for my beautiful children and for their good health. We are very, very blessed. And I take that for granted way too often.


FlipFlop Mom said...

Oh honey lamb.. know that I am praying for you.. in wisdom of friendship in all this.. and for your friend and for her little man Joey.. how sad.. as a mother myself I can't even begin to know how she feels... I pray for peace, comfort and understanding.. and knowledge for all the medical staff involved...
PLEASE keep us updated...

Kerry said...

I've been reading and praying for Joey too.

Stacy Armstrong ~ Come on in, The Studio is Open ~ said...

Oh My Goodness........I can't type for the tears. I'll say a prayer for the family.

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