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Monday, May 4, 2009

Caleb is in Heaven

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.


Love my 2 BoYs! said...

My heart goes out to the Gill family. You are right, it is a blessing to just see how strong Debbie's faith is and has been through the suffering and now the loss of precious Caleb. I will have this family in my prayers.


Stephanie T said...


When it rains it pours! My heart breaks for these families that are facing this unnatural tragedy. I pray they will have, and we will continue to have, the faith and trust that HIS ways are perfect and beyond our own understanding.


Anonymous said...

Amy, I have prayed for little Caleb everyday since ur last post about him....I will continue to pray for this family!!! Everyone please remember to thank God everyday for your precious healthy children!!!

Shannon McFarland said...

Hi Amy,
I honestly can't even remember how I found your blog tonight, but the path is irrelevant now. As tears roll down my cheeks from reading the stories of both Melissa & Caleb, I am overwhelmed with sadness for the families who have lost such a precious special part of their lives; with gratitude for the amazing family that I am so extremely blessed to have; hope that your family & Caleb's family will find peace, or have found peace, & an overwhelming desire to do something for these families!!! I live here in Madison, AL, & would love the opportunity to speak with you. You can find my contact information on my blog.

Much Love, Many Blessings, & TONS of Laughs,

;) Shannon McFarland