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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Pray for Kensley!

I was getting ready for bed Sunday night when I heard a story on WHNT that broke my heart. A 5-year-old girl from Madison County was critically injured last week in a car wreck on I-10 in Florida. She was traveling with her family from Disney World to Gulf Shores. She is in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola with a traumatic brain injury.

This story just stopped me dead in my tracks. I am a mother and watching the story of this beautiful little girl who was injured in this wreck with her family just broke my heart.

Then they showed a picture of the family and I said to my husband, "Oh my goodness! I just read her blog last week!"

We are all somehow connected in this blogosphere. I read blogs of people who I have never met, and some of you who read this blog have never met me. But we are all connected somehow. Just last week, I was checking the traffic feed on my blog which tells me how people get to my blog (which I had not checked in months, by the way). I saw a link to a blog I had never seen before and I clicked on it.

It was Melissa Kelly's blog - Kensley's mother. She was blogging about their upcoming trip to Disney World and how excited they were to go. As I re-read it now, I get chills. How could they have ever expected that the trip would end like this?

I don't know the Kellys, but my friend, Stephanie, is a friend of theirs and she has posted on her blog about this precious family. They seemed to be just amazing, Godly people.

More importantly right now - they need our prayers.

Please join me in praying for Kensley and her family. Stephanie has set up a blog called "Praying for Kensley" and you can go there for regular updates. There is also a fund set up at Redstone Federal Credit Union to help the family or you can donate directly on the blog using PayPal.

Put yourselves in their shoes. Can you imagine the vacation you had dreamed about ending up like this? Can you imagine watching your beautiful, vibrant 5-year-old hooked up to tubes and machines in a PICU in a hospital that's far away from home?

I don't understand why things like this happen, and as I prayed for Kensley and her family the other night, I told that to God. After all, we are human and things like this just don't make sense.

But I do know this. I know that we serve a God who loves us more than we can imagine. I know that he can heal that precious little girl. I know he is holding Kensley's hand and holding up her parents during this time. And I know he hears our prayers.

So please send them up on behalf of Kensley.


Sherrill said...

Thank you Amy - one more time, thank you for the Godly love and concern that made you precious to my family when we stumbled onto YOUR blog in our trying times. That same grace, mercy and love that has been granted to your family and to mine (and Stephanie's) surely undoubtedly extends to the Kellys. Their present heartache will someday make them a source of strength to someone else - as you have become. We continue to pray and look for another miracle! For we know, without a doubt, He is able and He is full of love.

Stephanie T said...

Well - Mom said it all :)

May God continue to bless you and yours, Amy! Thanks for helping us get the word out about the Kelly's.

Marty said...

Amy, My name is Marty and I am Kensley's aunt. I just wanted to thank you for this post. We appreciate YOUR prayers and for asking so many others that read your blog to pray also. Our family has been so amazed at the outpouring of love we have received, many from people that had never heard of "The Kelly's" before this accident. Please please continue to pray for our princess!!

Amy said...

I just know that so many people are praying for Kensley and that God is hearing them! Thanks for your kind words. We will keep praying!!

Princess_Amy said...

I have also been following Kensley and her family, my name is Amy and I live in Arizona. I was introduced to the story through a friend of a friend and have since been praying hard for Kensley, I just know she will pull through this!