Those of you who know me well, or who have been reading this blog for long at all, know how much I value my role as mom to Nate and Jorge. They are nearly grown now and I am very aware of how blessed I've been with healthy children. In the nineteen years I've been a mom, we've only made one trip to the emergency room, we've suffered no broken bones, and even in-office medical procedures have been few and far between.
So when I hear a story such as Ashley's and her parents', my heart nearly breaks with sadness. I can't relate to their suffering and to their pain, but I do know Who to go to offer their names and needs. This afternoon, please take time to read about this precious baby girl and then join me in the throneroom. Pray for the Lord to guide the surgeons' hands as they once again operate on Ashley, and pray for her mom, Trish, who is alone at the hospital while her husband and other two children are 700 miles away at home.
Feel free to leave a comment on Ashley's blog. I know her parents draw much strength, not only from their own friends and family, but also from the strangers who are reaching out with arms of compassion to embrace this young family in their storm.