Monday, September 19, 2011

When We Just Don’t Understand…We Continue to Pray

This post written with a heavy heart and the confession that sometimes I just don’t understand why God allows some things to happen.  I don’t know what to say…and so I pray.

Today I’m praying for my co-worker James, a wonderful Dad whom together with his wife Dawn adopted sweet baby Isaac (then 10 mos old) from Ethiopia in May of this year.

Isaac is a gift from God, and an answer to years of praying by this precious couple who wanted to be blessed with the sweet, sweet titles of Mom and Dad.

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Today James and Isaac are saying good-bye to Dawn;  James’ beautiful wife and Isaac’s sweet mommy.  After a very, very brief battle with brain cancer God called Dawn home last Tuesday. 

Words fail me.  I don’t understand.  I don’t pretend to understand.  I just trust…and pray and ask you to pray for this precious father and baby son and their extended family too.  A father who has lost his life partner and a son who has lost the Mommy that he knew for all too brief a time.

Please join me today in lifting these friends in prayer.  God hears all of our prayers and I know James will appreciate all those who are standing in the gap for him.

Thank you.

30 comments:

  1. I will be praying along with you.

    From a faithful reader of your blog.

    Faye (Maine)

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  2. Praying along with you in Nashville, Tennessee.

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  3. I too have a heavy heart today Cath. I just don't get it and so, like you said, I just continue to pray.

    Hard, tough stuff.

    k

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  4. I'm so sorry. What a sad loss. Thinking of you and especially James and his family.

    Prayers and Hugs

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  5. Sending prayers to you and your friends family...how very sad:(

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  6. I am so sorry for your friend. Tragedy strikes in ways that are incomprehensible to me. What a terribly sad loss for everyone.

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  7. I will be keeping them in my prayers. Such tragedy and sorrow.

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  8. So sorry to hear this tragic news Catherine. Faithful reader of your blog and mummy to another China angel and Armenian angel.

    Cannot express the words to help comfort in such an incomprehensible loss.

    May God be with your friend today and always and his lovely little boy!

    God Bless

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  9. What a great support you must be for James, understanding both his work and his newly-adoptive-parent roles.

    Perhaps
    www.dennyandwendy.blogspot.com
    would be helpful, too.

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  10. Your faith is so strong. I have to remember that faith is not to have a perfect knowledge of things, and that is so hard! Our prayers will be with a dad and a son whose hearts are broken, and with you, their wonderful friend.

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  11. Praying for James and baby boy. Such sorrow. :(

    Another faithful reader,
    Becky

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  12. Oh Catherine, how very sad. Sending hugs to all involved.

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  13. My thoughts and prayers are with this father and son, and with the rest of their family and friends.

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  14. Oh Catherine what horrible news. My thoughts and prayers will be with this family. I remember you posted about them not too long ago, is that correct? When did they get home with that beautiful child?

    How incredibly tragic. May she rest in peace.

    Stace

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  15. I remember when they brought their treasure home! God has such a wonderful plan for this family....I will pray for peace and understanding for us all.

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  16. Sometimes, I just don't understand either. I'm so sorry. :(

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  17. This is so hard to understand. My prayers and sympathy are with the family and friends of Dawn...

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  18. Oh so sad. Sending good thoughts and wishes to you and your friends and their family.

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  19. So incredibly heartwrenching. Sending prayers.
    Shelley

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  20. I am so sorry to hear such sad news. I remember reading about their happiness and travels last May on your blog. I, too, will pray for peace and understanding.

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  21. Sorry to hear this terrible and sad news. I will pray for the dad and son, to find peace in these hard times and as they move forward. I had been following their blog, what a shock.

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  22. oh my. praying for sweet comfort from the Savior for you AND the family.

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  23. So very sad. We'll pray for this family.

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  24. So sad and so senseless. Peace to all those whose hearts are sad.

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