Jan 31

Eli

My heart is very heavy for a dear friend right now. Part of our journey with Mary Anna, has burdened us for parents that have to watch their babies suffer, no matter the age or circumstance, it is very painful to do. I have caught myself waking up all hours of the night praying for my friend Lizzy, her husband Josh, their daughter Zoey, and their sweet baby Eli. Will you join me? She told me that she barely has the strength to pray, so it is our chance to pray for them and with them.

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:

Wait for the Lord;
be strong and take heart
and wait for the Lord.
Psalms 27:14
We all need strength as we wait for the Lord.
If you would like to know more about their story or donate to help with all of their expenses please visit http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/lets-show-our-love-for-the-bains-/132506 .
God is good. I believe that He heals, and that He never stops healing. He healed my girl by taking her home, and I pray that Eli receives an earthly healing.
Keep Walking Josh and Lizzy. You can do it.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03559851267066311204 Beth

    Prayers for your sweet friends and Eli.