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Thursday, March 12, 2009

Please Pray for Caleb!

I want to ask you all to please pray for Caleb Gill and his mother, Debbie.

Debbie is a Neonatal ICU nurse at Huntsville Hospital. Her husband passed away a few years ago and she is now a single mother raising three children. Caleb is her youngest and is only 6 years old.

Last summer, Caleb was diagnosed with a brain tumor. He had surgery to have it removed and then went through rounds of chemo and radiation. This little boy has endured more than any child should ever have to go through.

I have followed their journey through Debbie's Caring Bridge site and was so saddened yesterday to read a post that Caleb's tumor has now spread into his frontal lobe. They have just been through so much and now they must start all over again.

Debbie's faith throughout this ordeal has been absolutely amazing! She has stayed so strong during the face of unbelieavable adversity. As I have read her posts and seen her praise God even while she didn't know if her child would live or die, I have had to re-examine my own faith. I would only hope to have her kind of faith in the face of such adversity.

This is the kind of thing that can make even the strongest Christian ask "why?" My heart has been so heavy for Caleb and Debbie since I read the post last night. As I prayed for them this morning, I confessed to God that this just doesn't make any sense to me. These things are so hard for us to understand. However, I know I believe Romans 8:28:

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

And I know I believe Jeremiah 29:11:

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

I just felt like God was telling me to share Caleb and Debbie's journey with my Bloggin' friends and ask you to please lift them up. You can read more Caleb's Caring Bridge Website by clicking here.

Thank you for praying!


Glenni Lorick said...

Thanks so much for sharing this! I will be praying.

Love my 2 BoYs! said...

I am praying! I cant even imagine....