Saturday, March 28, 2009
"It's the circle of life, and it moves us all, through despair and hope, through faith and love, 'till we find our place, on the path unwinding”
This morning I attended the memorial service for sweet Thomas. What an amazing out pouring of love and support for this child and his family.Our church was filled to absolute capacity.We wish so desperately that there were something,anything, we could do to ease their pain,lighten their load and change the course of this journey that they must now travel.We continue to pray for peace and strength for their days ahead and,I,like so many others,feel privileged and honored to have traveled a bit of this road alongside them.The Hearne family has so unselfishly shared their courageous boy with us and we are forever changed because of him.Godspeed little man.
This afternoon was Caitlin and Danny's baby shower.I found it to fall on a most appropriate day.Celebration of life.Much like the morning as well.The beauty of new life and rebirth.A testament to the holy season we are in the midst of.My faith was not shaken today.I truly tried to not seek answers for the why's of life and the sadness that surrounds us on this latest chapter with Zoey but instead focused on the knowledge that we may never understand but we can rally in faith that we are not alone on our journey.I saw the pure goodness and joy in both places today.God's perfect plan in the circle of life.
Today Caitlin and Danny were truly humbled by the generosity and love shown to them as they embark on the greatest journey of their lives thus far.And once again we,as a family,were humbled as well, by family and friends who showered us with their unconditional love and support.The only thing missing:Zoey and Mark.How I longed, in so many moments of the day,to be a complete family,sharing the beauty of the day together.Mark missed us as well.Zoey has struggle a bit the last few days.The harshness of her treatments over the last 5 months begins to show it's face the deeper we head into rounds.She is still Casper white and Monday's labs will give some insight as to when a "red blood pick me up" will come.Her g-tube is yucky,yucky,yucky.Not quite an infection but being closely watched.And to top it off,the princess has a cold along with the allergies that have plagued her with every admission.Not horrible stuff but enough to make some parts of her day not so very happy.But like everything else Zoey does,she is fighting her way through it all.Continue to pray for our little love.Pray too please for the Hearne family as they navigate through the days ahead,adjusting to their new norm without sweet Thomas.And for Caitlin and Danny and their very own little love, to be named Ava,may she continue to grow healthy and strong as we anxiously await her arrival into this great big wonderful world.