Dan played football at Wake Forest briefly, and during his time in Winston-Salem, NC, I met a fun girl named Lizzy. She and I became quick friends, and I looked forward to going and visiting Dan, because it meant more time with Lizzy. Ever since Dan left Wake, we have tried to stay in touch. Unfortunately with life getting crazy and being states away, we have not been able to stay up to date with each other as much as we would have wished.
I remember it was around August that I got a sweet text from her saying, “I think of you so often these days. Your daughter is beautiful and you are a brave mama. Praying for your family.” She told me how even though it has been years since we talked, that her heart was broken for me. That’s exactly how I feel for her right now.
Eli is in the PICU (Pediatric Intensive Care Unit) right now at Duke Hospital. His little lungs are not doing well, and he needs our prayers. I recount every procedure that he has had, the noises, the smells, and being there as a mom and a dad, watching your baby suffer is beyond what you can imagine. This was our view from Mary Anna’s window, and if I look at the picture it brings me to my knees. I feel like I am back there praying and weeping out that window.
My prayer for them today is: