Monday, October 10, 2011

Trying to understand

... this is a hard post to write, but after today I need to get some of it out of my head... we had a beautiful weekend celebrating Megan's second birthday - a party on Saturday at my sister's house with my folks who were visiting, all three of my sisters, and my sister's family.  A second party yesterday at our house with most of my husbands family.  Happy times all around.

I was going about my day as usual today and received a phone call from my sister that our 12 year old niece had collapsed this morning with a severe headache and had to be life-flighted to the local children's hospital.  We found out just before lunch that she had suffered severe bleeding on the brain from an AVM (arteriovenous malformation) and her prognosis is not good.

I am trying so hard to understand God's plan in all of this... I trust His holy will for our families... but it is so hard facing what may become an inevitability with Jessica.

Lord, grant me the grace to accept your will  but know that I am currently praying with my whole heart that it is not the road that currently looks like it is before us.


Shelly said...

I am so sorry. My prayers are going out to you and your family.

m e l said...

Oh man, Renee. This is so sad. I am so sorry to hear about this. I will be adding Jessica and the rest of your family to my prayers! Sending our love.

Jennifer said...

I am reading this a year later and am so sad to see just how sudden and tragic poor Jessica's passing was. Please know I will be praying for all of you.