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.

17 comments:

The VW's said...

I am shocked and SO sad! I can't even begin to imagine how difficult this will be on Carly's family! What a sweet girl!

I will definitely be praying for her family! And, hugging my children much tighter tonight!

Thanks for letting us know! May God give them His peace which surpasses all understanding!

Denise said...

Now that I am home and reading it myself on facebook....I can't stop blubbering. I am just in complete shock!!! I just keep looking at her precious face and can't believe she is gone. But you are so right....we must remember that everyday is a gift that must be lived to the fullest.

Junior said...

Praying for this beautiful family. Life is so precious and fragile.

Bethany said...

My heart is broken. It's not fair. Praying.

Mommy to those Special Ks said...

I'm in shock... I can't believe this. Poor Joany!! Oh my goodness. I wish I could give her a huge hug right now. *sigh*

stephanie said...

Heather, I am reading and re-reading everyone's posts about Carley. This can't be true. God Heather!! what the hell happened! How does this HAPPEN!!!
I'm sorry, I'm completely devastated!
Just want to scream!
She was fine!

Ruby's Mom said...

I just can't believe this beautiful little girl is gone.

MOm said...

I don't know this family, but my heart breaks for them. What a nightmare. I pray that they are able to find some peace and healing in the months and years ahead.

mandd3 said...

I missed checking in on everyone's blogs this morning. I'm so so saddened by this...

My name is Sarah said...

Heather this is Joyce, Thank you for your kind comments. I am beyond words really. We have all been so close to death with our sweet girls yet we still have them in our presence. I simply can't imagine the pain Carly's family is experiencing tonight. I worry so about her siblings and her schoolmates. They are so young to understand. I pray that we can all help in some small way to help bring comfort to this grieving family.

Kristen's mom said...

I really don't know what to think anymore. I just got another message that a little boy we met in the hospital just died tonight. I feel like I am surrounded by death. It's just too much. Our circle is too fragile and seems to be getting worse. I too feel blessed to have sweet friends like yourself in my life. Thank You

Peter Olson said...

We are but a breath on this earth, a wisp of air, but in the next life; eternity future.
It is very easy to loose focus because our eyes can only see the visible world.


So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
2 Corinthians 4:18 (NIV)


And she said "Everything's going to be alright" ~ I agree with her on that wholeheartedly!

Monica said...

Heartbreaking! I am so sorry about the loss of your precious friend Carly. Deepest sympathy and prayers to the George Family.

Anonymous said...

Oh my, so sad. Prayers go out to this sweet child's family.

lovely words Peter Olson

Hugs to the Needham family


Bluebelle

Googsmom said...

{{{{{HUGS}}}}} And Prayers for the George family.

tish said...

I'm late in reading this... and oh so sad. I will hold Carly's family in our prayers.

Bea Braun said...

My heart just aches for this family. So sorry for their loss. I will keep them all in my prayers.