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Saturday, February 27, 2010

pray for layla grace

i read the nicholas sparks book, dear john, a week or 2 ago.  i read the whole thing in 3 days, i think it was.  it was wonderful!  ever since i finished it, i have been begging ben to take me to see the movie, and he finally pulled through.  it was soooooo good.  of course, i cried the whole way through.  actually, i was crying before it even started, because i saw a tweet about sweet layla grace...
if you don't know about her, you can read her story HERE.  she is one really sick little baby with cancer, and she and her family need our prayers!  PLEASE go to their site and read a little about her so you can be praying.  i don't want to get into it, or i will probably start sobbing again.  isn't she beautiful?  i can't stop thinking about her.  you can also follow their updates on twitter.

it is so hard for me to think the pain that she's going through.  one of the last tweets that her mom sent out said that she was in a lot of pain, and the hospice nurse had come to up her morphine.  her mom must me one strong lady, and have some solid faith.  she mentions enjoying their time with their little girl, and her sleeping on their chests throughout the day.

the only thing that i can remind myself is that His ways are higher than our ways.  as hard as that is to understand.  i imagine layla grace in heaven with no pain and suffering.  one of my new favorite songs is "you hold me now" by hillsong.  i've been finding a lot of comfort in these lyrics...
On that day when I see
All that You have for me
When I see You face to face
There surrounded by Your grace

All my fear is swept away
In the light of your embrace
When Your love is all I need
And forever I am free

Where the streets are made of gold
In Your presence healed and whole
Let the songs of heaven rise to you alone

No weeping, no hurt or pain
No suffering You hold me now
You hold me now
No darkness no sick or lame
No hiding You hold me now,
You hold me now

In this life I will stand
Through my joy and my pain
Knowing there's a greater day
There's a hope that never fails

When Your name is lifted high
And forever praises rise
For the glory of Your Name
I'm believing for the day

When the wars and violence cease
All creation lives in peace
Let the songs of heaven rise to you alone

No weeping, no hurt or pain
No suffering You hold me now
You hold me now
No darkness, no sick or lame
No hiding You hold me now,
You hold me now

For eternity
All my heart will give
All the glory to Your name

2 comments:

Veronica said...

What a sweet girl and such a sad story. I read her blog the other day after another blog friend linked to her. It's such a heartbreaking story, but I know the Lord's moving through the people who are hearing her story. I'll be sure to say a prayer for her!

*Jess* said...

Did you like the movie? I loved both the book and the movie!