Wednesday, August 8, 2007

~ Emo ~

Last night, hubs and I went for dinner at a friend's place. Another mutual friend was sharing that she had attended a funeral of a young 9 year old girl the previous day. She was the daughter of an old office colleague.

My heart took a somersault when I heard that. The little girl died of Leukemia. I may not have known her personally but I mourn not only for her but for her mother too.

Apparently 9 months ago, the little girl injured and broke her knee while crouching. That was the beginning of the nightmare that was to come. The fevers came and the broken knee wouldn't heel (the symptoms), the doctors diagnosed Leukemia and it just took her over with such overwhelming force that she never had a chance.

I have an 8 year old girl whom I love dearly. Some days, she drives me up the wall with her antics and I come down quite hard with the discipline. However when I hear of stories like the one my friend shared, my heart is pained and I just want to hold on to her and hug her and not let her go.

But I have a God! And in my fear and insecurity, I pray that He continues to shower his grace and protection on this family of His.

John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

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