Chris walked into our bedroom at 6:15 this morning and said, "Amy, Caleb Gill passed away last night." I immediately popped up and said, "No!"
Many of you have prayed for Caleb. For those of you who don't know, Caleb was diagnosed with brain cancer last August. His mother, Debbie, is a NICU nurse at Huntsville Hospital for Women and Children. Caleb is now with his dad who passed away a few years ago. Debbie posted on her Caring Bridge site that Caleb passed away peacefully during the night.
While I am grateful that Caleb is now healed and no longer in pain, my heart just breaks for Debbie and her family. On her Caring Bridge site, she posted this morning, "My heart is absolutely broken in two or maybe into a million little tiny fragments, but I know that Caleb is where he wanted to be more than anything in the world."
Please, please lift up Debbie and her family during this time. It is completely unnatural to bury your child. There is nothing in this world that prepares a mother to say goodbye.
Debbie's faith during this entire ordeal has been extraordinary. There is no doubt that God used Caleb's illness to bring glory to him. Debbie's faith and actions just amazed me each time I read her posts.
Please pray for them during this time. And if you want to read more about Caleb's journey, click here. You will be blessed.