Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Tears are God’s gift to us. Our holy water. They heal us as they flow. ~Rita Schiano
Today my tears flow.They flow for a fellow mother,another family,for a precious boy.Today my tears flow for Thomas.A magical boy,filled with the most gentle of spirit and the kindest of heart.His mom,my friend Tish writes, "God Answers Prayers. He not only answered our every prayer these past 8 months, but He never failed at guiding us with each and every bump and roadblock along the way. God's plan for Thomas and our family is to take him HOME to heaven."Those words embody the Hearne family and the manner by which they have lived their lives through the unimaginable.This is a family that led by example with their unwavering faith and their awe inspiring courage as they battled with every thing in them to see Thomas to cure.It is not to be.I ask you to lift this family in prayer as they walk these last moments with this amazing boy.May God cover them in His grace and carry them through these days.It has been a privilege and an honor to walk beside them as they so unselfishly have shared their journey with all of us.They are not only part of our CHLA family, they live right here in the same town as we do.We attend church together and have been supported by the very same incredible community as we,two families,have waged our war against cancer.And for anyone who doubts it for one minute,let me tell you, ... this is a full on,all out war.That reminder came loud and clear today.This is our peer group now.These are the families that we lean on, and listen to and cry with.This is our life now.Today I am sad but I am rallied by one small boy and the way he has lived his life and by his living I move forward .... because he lived.