Friday, April 23, 2010
Unprepared for the Unexpected ....
When Zoey was first diagnosed,I was surrounded by the most incredible support system.Much of it from this Godsend of a Down syndrome community online.One of the first people to contact me was Joany.Her beautiful little girl Carly was several years out from completing treatment for ALL and Joany just jumped right in with prayers and advice.Joany didn't even have a blog at the time,just Carly's Carepages.I have no idea how she even found me but she did and what a blessing.I was strengthened and lifted by this outreaching of hands and hearts, on days when I could hardly bring myself to put those two feet in front of the other and move.Families like the George family and children like Carly,lent inspiration through their courageous,miraculous journey's and ultimately their healing.
Shocking news came today through Facebook.No real details at this time.Joany posted that they had called 911 this morning but nothing else was known. Then a bit ago,Joany posted that they had lost Carly.Utter and complete shock.Honestly could not believe what I was reading.Still can't believe it is true.
I am calling on all of you,this amazing blog community that I am blessed to be part of, to send all your thoughts and prayers to the George family.Ask our God to cover them in His grace and carry them as they begin to travel this unspeakable and totally unfair road.
I spoke with a friend this morning and we remarked that she and I have spent endless hours wondering about our fragile little ones.Contemplating the"what if's" of their future and you know,in the end,why have we wasted that time?Precious time, when in reality, all of our lives,all of our children's lives,typical or otherwise,are fragile.Today that reminder was front and center once again,and what an absolute,heartbreaking, reminder it has been.