Thursday, January 18, 2007

Prayers

No funny stories tonight; no cool music.

Just an earnest request for all of you. If you are inclined toward prayer, please do so. These families desperately need them:

Baby Donovan, pray for his family at this very difficult time, and

Our friend Catie, as she is very, desperately ill in PICU right now.

Pray for peace, healing, calm, and even continue to pray for miracles.

It's never too late.

18 comments:

Pam Doughty said...

My heart is breaking for Catie and her family. Thanks so much for putting aside all the funny stuff, because this is not funny. I just hurt for them. Can't see to type any more.

Anonymous said...

The tears steaming down my cheeks tonight remind me why I hate cancer! For every good ending I hear, there seems to be two or more bad ones. I remember your post that Kendrie was sad Catie was cured first. Oh that just makes me cry more. Something needs to done about all these kids!

Postcard Cindy

Sherrill said...

I have been praying up a storm here. I know that miracles happen everyday...

Amanda J said...

I hate cancer. I hate it and all of the complications and problems it brings along with it. I'm just heartbroken by all of this...

Marcia said...

Kristie, thanks for letting us know. I haven't checked on Catie or Donovan for a couple of weeks, and am so sorry to hear this news. Please know that you and your family will be in my prayers at this time, too. I know how much Catie and her family mean to you. I know how hard this will be for your kids. It sucks. It sucks beyond words.

Anonymous said...

I HATE cancer!!!

Patricia Frantz said...

Ok...I'm mad. I just, the other night, saw a nightline (or some other news show I never watch) on TV and they were talking about all the POSSIBLE CURES that are out there for pediatric cancer, but that they CAN'T TRIAL THEM ON KIDS so there's no way to know for sure. HELLO....please, if you know...tell me where I can get on this bandwagon to scream that this isn't right. These kids DESERVE the same right to trials and drugs that we would get as adults. For these kids to suffer through such TOXIC side effects when adults have many drugs with far less side effects to choose from...is CRAZY...and especially all because we won't let the drug makers put the drugs through trials on children. Well, I for one would rather see little Catie have been spared from going through what she had to endure if there could have been a cure out there waiting but because they couldn't try it on little ones, we'll never know. I want to join a fight to get these drugs in TRIALS for kids to use so no one else has to endure what sweet Catie and so many others have had to endure. I'M MAD...AND I'M FROM OKLAHOMA-WHICH MEANS I'M RRREEEAAAALLLLLYYYY MAD!!! (oh, and I know that the cancer didn't take Catie's life, so to speak, but the treatment for the cancer was so toxic and has been so invasive on her sweet little body...there *might* be other ways of treating this but we'll never know if we don't trial these drugs out on kids...all the other little Catie's in the world deserve more....)

Kristin Hicks said...

My heart is also breaking for both families. I've followed both sites for a while now (Catie's about the same as Kendrie's), especially Donovan since he is close to where I live.

So sad, prayers are definitely going up from here in Raleigh.

kim said...

I follow both Catie and Baby Donovan, along with dozens of others, and I have had that familiar "sick" feeling for both of them this week. I have never signed either of their guestbooks, but I pray and pray and pray for both...and I will continue. As I will continue to be eternally grateful for the ones who make it, as they allow us hope for all of the sick kids. I HATE THIS BEAST; I HATE IT BEYOND WORDS. Take care, Kristie; I'm so glad you brought Catie and Baby D to everyone's attention.

Hollye said...

I am sorry very sorry to hear about Catie. I know from having followed both Kendrie and Catie's CaringBridge sites for the past few years that your families are close. My prayers are with both of your familes. What a precious little angel Heaven has gained in little Catie!

Connie F-G said...

I am so very sorry for the loss of your sweet friend Catie. Wishing you comfort and strength in the days to come as I know you will be one of those helping her family.

Prayers for your family as well. I know this will be painful for your kids as well.

Hugs,

Jeri from Hawaii said...

There are just no words to express how I feel, only tears and prayers. Thank you for introducing me to sweet Catie and her family.

Pamela Earley said...

I'm not sure if I found you from Catie's site or vice versa - but I am one of those (mainly) quiet stalkers of you both. When I tell people about either of you, I always refer to both of you as 'my friend Kristie' and 'my friend Jenny.' I hope and pray that God's loving arms are felt around you all and that Kendrie deals with this as well as possible. Love to you all.
~Pam

Kim W. said...

Cancer Sucks!!! I am so heart broken for both of these families, and for you because I know how improtant these families are to you. Know that I am praying for you all to get through this aweful time. Call me if you need to vent!xoxo

Marci Connell said...

Praying very hard for these families. I am so sad to hear the news from Caties site...All the sadness and pain on caringbridge lately means fighting for more funding and CURES needed! Love, Marci p.s with burning abs today, soemthing is working!!!!!

carolyn said...

Oh Kristie,
My heart breaks for all of you. I've been following Catie-bug a long time. In fact, I came to your site through hers, through Hayley's via Allie Scott's. My sister-in-law does Light the Night in Plano in honor of Allie every year. So, she is the one that really brought me to pray for all of you.

So, I'm praying for all you "cancer moms" and your precious children. None of whom ever deserved to be a part of something like this.

Carolyn (fellow military wife)
Gig Harbor, WA

Patricia said...

What a beautiful tribute to Catie. I don't know who was luckiest...little Catie who had SO MANY people who knew her, loved on her and let her know she was special...or all of you who knew her, loved on her and got to experience how special she was! Thanks!

kristin connor said...

Kristie - Don't you know that after you left the table, Nana asked EACH of us when we are expecting?!?!!? You said it all so well - although this is such an incredible heartbreak, it was such a gift to remember Catie and honor our dear friends all together. I LOVED being with you, as always!