Thursday, October 13, 2005

A Father's Nightmare

I just came across Steve Walden's blog tonight about a father's living nightmare of having already lost two sons to a rare heart disorder.  Now he has a third son that was diagnosed with this disorder and needs a heart transplant to survive.  Please read their story, pray for them, and give what you can to help Leighton Akins survive.


Now I need to go hug my boys!  I am SOOO thankful that we've never had to endure such tragedy in our lives (and hopefully never will, Lord willing!)...but I am thankful that if one day I must, I do not have to do it on my own.  My loving God promises to be with me, exalt me, and care for me!


When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.

~Isaiah 43:2 (emphasis mine)


Humble yourselves therefore unto the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:

Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you

~I Peter 5:6,7 (emphasis mine)


God bless you,



JenIG said...

oh man, that is so awful. This life is so very very hard. I long for Christ's return and a new life where trials like these are no more. That poor man.


I was directed to send JEN IG complaints to YOU. Well, here I am. CONTROL HER.

FamilyMedicine said...

The death of a child for a parent is a profound pain you carry with you to the grave.