Thursday, March 26, 2009


I am sad tonight. Perhaps a little overtired, too, which probably magnifies the sadness. One of our patients died yesterday - a strong-willed, funny, polite, spirited, tough, VERY Southern, amazing young man. I have spent a lot of time praying for him over the past couple of months. God chose to heal him in a different way than I had been asking for. That is not sad news for him, but I still ache for the suffering of a precious Momma's heart who I know will never get over the loss of a son that she loves so much, and whose bedside she has watched over faithfully for the past months, praying for a miracle. I pray that God would speak clearly to her in the coming days of His love, His peace, and His faithfulness in the midst of this storm. Our God is so big, and I know that I will never completely understand His ways while I am on this earth, but I will continue to trust Him. He is Good, Trustworthy, and Worthy of my praise.

Please pray for Sandra and all of their family.


Julie Tiemann said...

Wow, heavy stuff indeed. My heart has been really heavy with the latest with Stellan too - I see you read MckMama's blog. So hard to trust His plan sometimes, especially when it involves a child.

sarahelise said...

Hey my name is Sarah and I am about to graduate from nursing school in May! I stumbled along blog from Mckmama's blog. The Lord has laid it on my heart since I was in high school to work with pediatric oncology patients. I was just wondering how long have you been a pediatric hematology/ oncology nurse? Do you love it? I know it will be hard, but I want to be able to help this children and families when their world has been turned upside down.

I will be praying for the boy and his family!