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.