December 29, 2010

Pray for Elizabeth's son Jacob at Trenches of Mommyhood

Please read the post from Elizabeth at Trenches of Mommyhood.  Her son, Jacob, is sick with an aggressive form of cancer.  My heart breaks for her and Jacob and her family and there are tears in my eyes as I type this post.  Please pray for them.  Sometimes it is hard to know what to pray for in a situation like this, but I am praying that Jacob will be able to tolerate the radiation and chemotherapy treatments that he will be facing and that the treatments will stop the cancer.  I will also be praying that Elizabeth and her husband will be able to overcome the fear of what could happen and focus on taking it one day at a time and that they will have their financial needs met so that her husband can have time off from work to be with the family.

I have followed Elizabeth's blogs for several months and throughout her blog posts you can sense a tender, sweet spirited woman who has a goal of being a wonderful wife and mommy.  Now she is facing every mother's fear and I am certain that she is physically and emotionally weary from the events of the past 10 days. 

Almost 27 years ago we lost our newborn baby due to a premature birth.  At the time I felt that everyone was looking at me and avoiding me because they didn't know what to say or do.  The brave people that walked up to me and took my hand and told me that they cared for me and would pray for me, well those people meant the world to me.  You may not know what to say to Elizabeth right now, but go and leave a comment even if it is just letting her know that you are praying for her.  Can you imagine what it will be like for her the next time she checks her blog and sees all the uplifting comments that have been left for her?

Here is what I want to do.  Is it possible for people to post that they are praying for Elizabeth, Jacob and their family at a specific time of day or night?  The night time hours could be a little more difficult but I know that there are people that read my blog from around the world and while we are in the night time here, they could be praying in the day time.  If there is somehow, somewhere the possibility that someone will be praying for her at a given time 24 hours a day, I think that would be a great help to her right now. 

If you have a blog of your own and want to, please post this and challenge any of your readers to pray for Elizabeth at a specific time. 

This is something we can do. 


Maureen said...

I will add Jacob to my evening prayers here in Australia.

My Friend who,s Daughter was also diagnosed with an aggressive kind of Leukemia only 10 days ago, is also on chemo and radiation.

God Bless them both.

Martha said...

I remember reading your post on your friend's daughter and that she was only 18 years old. I will add her to my "blogger friend" prayer list.