17 December 2008

a plea for prayers...

...for a dear family & a dear boy...many of you know that i have requested prayers for josiah from time to time & he has been in my sidebar under the "light a candle" request since january. in last night's carepages entry his momma let us know that josiah's treatment for his cancer has not worked & he will go into hospice care on monday. please keep josiah, his momma, his dad, & his siblings in your hearts over the coming weeks...thank you all so much.

7 comments:

Scintilla said...

My thoughts and prayers are with Joshua and his parents. God bless them all.

Michele said...

I will keep him in my prayers.

Lizamarie said...

Yesterday, I could not think of anything else.... how sad to lose a child, much less 2 sons. It seemed liked I prayed all day long... for Josiah, his family, his friends and then to God. And then I thought, here I am, complaining about a little cold and here is this wonderful, amazing, graceful and faithfully family suffering... I have nothing to complain about. One of my patrons came in yesterday and asked what was the purpose. We told her that God has a purpose in everything he does, een if we don't agree. I added that the grace and faith in which the family has dealt with this, has been inspiring to so many people on so many levels. She thought about it and agreed-- what wonderful parents and what a very special, special mom. Makes you really thankful-- doesn't it? Be safe wherever you are today and if by some chance you are with Baby Girl... give her a hug!

Annie said...

Josiah has been updated on my sidebar as well, Deb.

Renae said...

Yes, absolutely.

Dear Heavenly Father, Please be with Josiah and his dear family. Please wrap Your arms around each of them, and let them feel Your presence and comfort more than ever. Please allow Josiah's remaining time to be filled with laughter and love and the sweetness of family. And through this, we pray that You are glorified.
Please bless this sweet family.

In Jesus name,
Amen

Will continue to pray!

Jennifer said...

Well, Courtney may be very sick, but it's nothing in comparison. This makes me both sad and grateful at the same time... wow, I can't imagine. Special Christmas prayers going up for Josiah tonight...

Jen

qualcosa di bello said...

dear all...i cannot begin to express the gratitude i have for your kindness. this dear family really needs our intercessions right now. i look at my children & cannot fathom the depths of sadness they must know tonight.

liza...me too.