Saturday, April 24, 2010

Prayers to Heaven

There are trials that all of us go through in our lives. Some seem small compared to others but every trial is difficult. I have been through many trials in my life but none like the 2 my friends are going through this week.

As some of you know one of my dearest friends is going through a huge trial in her life. Tanya recently gave birth to a beautiful baby girl, Violette. Violette is now 4 days old and was diagnosed with Lukemia today. She is going to go through Chemo on Monday and is fighting for her life. I just want to beg everyone to pray for Violette and her family. They are doing everything that they can to save her and it is in God's hands now. My heart is aching for her and I just pray that Tanya and Violette will be strong.

Also, my other friend Angela gave birth to a baby boy, Dash on Thur. She had a late misscarriage and had to delivery a sleeping baby. She is so strong and optimistic. I know that there is a reason for this loss and Dash is now with his father in heaven.

I am so lucky in my life. I am lucky to be surrounded by such strong women and to have friends that are so supportive and positive. They are the light in the darkness and I am honored to be their friend.

My greatest trial was learning to live my life without my father. My dad died 11 years ago today almost to the minute. I remember that night like it was yesterday. I remember the positive outlook I had going to the hospital and I remember the shock and deep depression I felt when I heard the news. I remember the guilt, for not being there, not being able to save him. But I also remember the day that I came to terms with his death and the weight that was lifted from my shoulders. I know that the Lord had a greater plan for him. There was a reason for his early parting from this earth. I may not know that reason now but I will someday and that gives me comfort. I am the person I am today because of his death. A strong, faithful mother who would do anything for her husband and children. I know that the Lord is with us always and he will carry us when the burden is too hard to bare. He is there waiting for us to turn to him.

So if you are going through a trial right now, turn to God, he knows you personally. He knows what you need and he will lighten the burden from our backs so we can move forward with everlasting faith. I love you all and think about you in my prayers every night.


melissa said...

that is heartbreaking.....i will be praying for all of them

jor said...

Jess, you are one of the MOST amazing women I know. Thank you for being such a strong person. We will keep you little friends in our prayers as well.