Monday, October 20, 2008

Heavy Hearts - Please Pray

Its amazing to me how quickly your life can change. Life changed for two dear families in our church recently.

Little Aaron Robinson is three, he was diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma about two months ago and is now undergoing aggressive chemotherapy to rid his little body of this awful disease. His parents are facing this obstacle with grace and strength that only our Heavenly Father can provide. Tomorrow Aaron returns to the hospital for round 3 of Chemo. Please keep him, his parents Damon and Barbara as well as his little brother Ben in your prayers. We love you Aaron and family!

Aaron and Silas during Aaron's last round of Chemo.
Today I found out one of my sweet youth girls has leukemia. Jesse is 16, works in Silas' 3 year old class at church and loves children. She is beautiful inside and out, just one of those kids you adore. Quiet in spirit, a great sense of humor, and a joy. David and I went up to the hospital and spent some time with Jesse and her fam. We laughed, we cried, but despite the diagnosis Jesse is staying strong. She knows God is in charge of her life and she's resting in that. Tomorrow Jesse will undergo a bone marrow biopsy and chemo will begin Tuesday. Please pray for her, her family, and friends. We love you Jesse!!


Jesse and her older sister Dakota are super close.

12 comments:

Caribbean Shulamite said...

Reminds us of how thankful we ought to be and to take nothing for granted. It's hard when this type of news is so close to your home/church family. My mom was diagnosed with kidney cancer in 2003 and it was already progressed...She did finally agree to have surgery - 3 years later - (long story between)but God did amazing things and saved her life. God can do anything. Speaking & praying His word, trusting Him radically, standing on the Blood covenant provisions - these work even when medicines and surgeries may fail.

emily said...

Will be praying for these two.

krazzymommy said...

oh wow. I didn't know about Jesse. I know what you mean about a heavy heart. We are praying right along with you.

Lori said...

Oh Erica, how tragic and sad. I sure will be praying for these sweet families...

Missionary Hicks said...

I have been praying for these families. Thanks for the reminder. I cried yesterday. It's overwhelming. It's great to know that God's in charge, and not us.

Blog Shmog said...

What extremely heavy stuff. I will pray for these two lovely people.

Amy said...

Erica,

I have been praying for Aaron and I will add Jesse. Does Jesse have a caring page like Aaron's family? I like keeping up with what is going on w/ Aaron that way.

Amy

Christy. said...

I will lift them up!

God's Girl said...

Oh Lord, It's true... our hearts are heavy for the uncertaintly and sorrow that their families are going through, yet, we praise you for Your goodness and for Your faithfulness!

Shrub <3 said...

thanks erica for posting! my thoughts and prayer is with both of them. I have had the sweet pleasure ofmeeting Jesse and I know she Loves the Lord!!! God Bless and I Love Ya Guys :)

Heidi K. said...

Will lift them and their families up in prayer.

Sarah said...

Its all just so overwhelming. Thanks for keeping me in the loop. Just a constant reminder of who's really in charge of our lives. Please give them our love, and we will be praying. Love you!