As I type this, my friend Chris is by her daughter’s bedside in a children’s intensive care unit, watching little Carter fight for her life. She’s seven years old. She has leukemia.

She’s been sailing through her chemotherapy, but things took a turn for the worse in the last few days.

My heart aches for them. My brain really can’t comprehend. Mostly because I won’t let it. I am my own censor, focusing instead on turning all the words and thoughts swirling around in my head into coherent prayers. Begging God. Longing for my friend, a fellow mother, and her little girl, who is suffering.

Stories like these fill the internet. I try to stay away from them because I worry enough already to require a daily anti-anxiety pill. But I imagine you guys read those stories. And feel that pain. And worry for your own children. Like I am right now.

So I’m asking something simple. Please take a moment today to lift up little Carter. A thought, a prayer, a virtual fist-bump. Whatever you’ve got to spare.

Thank you.


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4 Comments on a plea

  1. Heavenly Father, Bless this very special child of yours, Carter, and by your good and gracious mercy &love, bring healing to her &joy & peace to her family. Thank you Lord Jesus for all your blessings in our lives. Help Carter &her family to feel that deep love now. In Jesus name, we pray. Amen

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