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.

15 comments:

Lacey said...

Prayers are going out to this family that they find peace in letting him go home.

Larkinsmom said...

Prayers for Thomas and his family - and for you as always. I know your heart is hurting but you are never alone my sweet sweet friend.

Krissy said...

Many prayers and good wishes are being sent to this family as they go through this really rough journey.

mommaof4wife2r said...

i am inspired by your faith and friends...and i love that you are full of love for this fam. thank you for allowing us to be part of your journey and prayer team too

Anonymous said...

Heather, I am at once broken-hearted and yet lifted by your profound words describing Thomas and his family. Will spend the evening and more in quiet prayer. Love you guys and let faith, dignity, peace abound. Christi Harman

Junior said...

Thomas and his family are in our prayers. God give them peace and comfort as their little boy goes home.

Judy said...

My prayers are with this family. Thank you for sharing this, Heather. As always your family is in my prayers as well.

grammygwen said...

Praying for Thomas and his family. My heart is breaking for his family. Thanks for sharing this.
Gwen

Lacey said...

You are to much! Thank you so much for your donation. I always wonder if I got in over my head, but its obvious that other people are wanting it to happen to by donating. I'm going crazy because I have two blankies that should be arriving any day, and I'm patiently waiting for pics so I can start posting on the new site.

Mrs. Hefelfinger said...

My heart breaks for this family. They are in our prayers.

Mo

Kelly said...

My heart is breaking for the Hearne's. I remember Thomas as our neighbor many years ago. He was so little, then. "Grace" is the word that comes to mind when I think of the Hearne family. I looked at his photo album on line last night. Such a beautiful boy in every way!!

Michelle said...

my heart breaks...it breaks...it breaks! To know he is HOME and healthy and at peace is a comfort, but to know a family is grieving and yet another sweet angel is gone...my heart breaks. We will pray for them! Love to you all...

Rita said...

I am very touched that you are using my quote. Thank you. - Rita Schiano

Michelle said...

Found this on another blog...fit perfectly...for more then one reason...I know you'll know how...

For every storm, a rainbow,
For every tear, a smile,
For every care, a promise,
and a blessing in each trial.
For every problem life sends,
A faithful friend to share,
For every sigh, a sweet song,
and an answer for each prayer.
-An Irish Prayer-
Love you, my dear friend...

Melissa said...

Prayers going out to this poor family...UGH, I can not imagine.

I'm sorry for posting this comment on here...but I do have an award for you on my blog.

God Speed & many prayers & {{HUGS}}