Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Geez.

I don't even know how to start this post.

Like most here in the blogosphere, I try to keep things light and fun...I don't talk about the things that suck in life, just the things that are fun or funny.

This is not one of those days.

Yesterday, my sister called and told me that one of my good friends....a girl I grew up with, played on sports teams with, went to church with, and cut my hair...just found out that her three year-old has stage 4 cancer.



How can something that adorable be riddled with a terrible disease???

I know how devastated I feel about this...I can't even imagine what she is going through...and I can't stand the thought of the happiest little boy that I have ever met being in pain.

Thank goodness for prayers and for miracles...I know I'm hoping and praying for one now.

I don't usually talk about my beliefs here either, but darn it today is an exception. I am so very grateful for my faith in a merciful Heavenly Father that loves us and blesses us...even in these, our darkest hours, He will comfort and help us if we will ask Him.

Please keep this sweet family and little man in your prayers, they could definitely use the help!

He is so darling...you know what he asked for?
Pictures of dinosaurs, bugs, and fish to put up in his room. (c:

I think we can handle that, Matthew.

51 comments:

Katie said...

Matthew and his family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

oh aubrey, my heart just broke for that family. i don't have the words either.
i have had tw friends this past year have their children diagnosed with life threatening diseases- they are the lucky ones though and their kids are going to be ok. but it definitely makes you appreciate the little things more and all that you have been given.
like you i don't talk about my beliefs either, but i know i have been thanking my God for keeping my kids safe and healthy. and in the meantime i have also been begging Him to help my friends'children, and I will do the same for this little boy. life is too short and too fragile and sometimes oh so heartbreaking.

Alicia xoxxo said...

Oh my....i have chills....this is my biggest fear.
I believe in God. I believe in the power of prayer. And I def believe in miracles. I will pray for this little boy and for his family. Please Aubrey, let us know how he is doing. I have a lump in my throat right now. I just could not even imagine......

Hilliary@ Happily Ever Healthy said...

Matthew and his family are in my thoughts and prayers. Stay strong!

Carissa @ the Fabulous Design File said...

Oh no. I can't even imagine. Sending thoughts and prayers for Matthew and his family.

Starr @ The Kiefer Cottage said...

Sending thoughts and prayers to the little boy and his family!

Hyphen Interiors said...

Aww, so sorry to hear about the diagnosis. I will keep him (and the rest of you who are loving on him) in my prayers. Are you familiar with Kate McRae? She is a local little girl who had cancer, but is hanging in there. She has a Caringbridge site. Perhaps it'd give your friend someone to relate to. Her mom is a fantastic writer on the site and keeps everyone up to date... It's always good to see both sides of you, Aubrey - the fun side as well as what is bothering you, what is on your mind.

Alex {Things That Sparkle} said...

How horrible. Thinking of this precious little boy.

Amy R. said...

Oh, dear, I will certainly keep this family in my thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry to hear this.

Amy R.

Shannon said...

OMG my prayers are with you...my heart is weeping for the mama and little boy! Not fair at all!

A Vintage Vine said...

My prayer list is always needing more people! Thanks for sharing. Being mothers makes it very difficult for us to see things like this happen. Our whole lives evolve around trying to make our kids comfy and cancer is not comfy.....Hang in there give them support and love and keep us posted....I know Heavenly Father works in mysterious ways, just sometimes it is hard to understand his mystery!

rachel @ Just a Touch of Gray said...

Oh Aubrey, I'm so sorry to read this. Matthew is in my thoughts and prayers. Miracles happen every day!

adventuresindinner said...

Oh my. I was feeling a bit out of sorts and crotchety today but now will put this wee one and his family into my prayers and give myself the smack in the head I deserve.

Leslie said...

I'm sorry to hear about your friend's son. It's so hard to understand sometimes, and I can't imagine how difficult it must be. I'll be praying for your friend's family.

Lacy in the Sky with Diapers said...

I have a three year old son and I honestly can't even imagine, my heart breaks for her. What a little cutie wanting to decorate his room!! We should all send him the best Dino decor.. xo

natasha {schue love} said...

Oh my gosh, my heart just breaks for him and his family. Definitely thinking of then and keeping them in my prayers. :(

Baby Shopaholic said...

So sorry to hear about this. I pray you and the family have strength.

Portuguese Prepster said...

My eyes teared up when I read this. I will be praying for him and his family and hoping that he will soon have a quick recovery and go on with his wonderful life!

{The Perfect Palette} said...

i'll be praying...

Anne-Marie @ 10 Rooms said...

aw, thinking of you and your friend, and praying for a miracle. x

Moddy Bee said...

i hate cancer. your friends family is in my prayers. your such a good friend.

designstiles said...

That's devastating. I can't even begin to imagine. Heartbreaking. Happy thoughts and prayers.

Suzy www.savedbysuzy.blogspot.com said...

Oh Aubrey, how terrible. My heart is breaking for this poor family. Sending prayers their way.

Natalie {Designer Bags and Dirty Diapers} said...

So heartbreaking. I will most definitely add them to my prayer list at night, because prayers do help!

Natalie {Designer Bags and Dirty Diapers} said...

So heartbreaking. I will most definitely add them to my prayer list at night, because prayers do help!

Alexa said...

Oh I am sending thoughts and prayers to him right now. I am devastated too just thinking about it. I know a little 10 month old who is fighting a brain tumor at the moment, so think of him as well, his name is Andy. So tough, but wonderful things do happen. Let's keep positive!
xo
Alexa

Sincerely Sara Cate said...

What devastating news. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Dusty Coyote said...

Thanks for sharing Aubrey. That is a beautiful picture. It reminds us to slow down and be thankful and appreciate the time we have with each other. I will be sending my thoughts and best wishes to Matthew. Believe in miracles.

Amanda Hill said...

Oh my heart is breaking! I will totally have him in my thoughts! Bless his Mother this must be so difficult for her!

Cheryl said...

This is the first I heard about this. How awful. Thanks for passing along the news. We will pray for them, too.

Carrie @ Hazardous Design said...

Oh no. That's no fair. Not fair at all...
He'll be in my thoughts and prayers.

Lets just build a house! said...

My heart hurts for you and your friend and her family.

Sending blog hugs your way.

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

OMG I'm so sorry to hear this sweetie! You'll all be in my prayers. Sending you all positive vibes. Sometimes this world can be so cruel. xoxo

Lisa ~ The SweetTalk Shop said...

Aubrey, I cannot imagine what this family is going through and I am sorry for the pain you are feeling. You are so right to lean on the Lord. I'm praying for you and your friends and especially little Matthew!!

DecorandtheDog said...

Prayers their way!!!

Shelley said...

I believe in the power of prayer and Matthew and his family will be in ours. I can't even put into words how I feel when I hear about innocent babies who have been diagnosed with that horrible disease. Many, many prayers and hugs sent their way.

Chassity (Look Linger Love) said...

SO unfair. I'll be praying.

Designwali said...

this is devastating....i have a 3 year old son...I can't even imagine.I'm sending good karma & prayers to your friend and her little boy.

Alyson said...

how awful. having a 2-year old it's hard to even fathom this. I often have some questions related to my health why crappy things like this happen to good people, especially little angels like this boy. there's not much to say, however I send me thoughts and prayers and hope g-d, doctors and whoever else find a way to heal this little one.

Kara said...

I was doing ok today, but then I came and read this and just started crying again. Such a beautiful post, though. And what sweet friends you have in the blog world, their comments made me cry too...

Payne-less Photography said...

Wow, that's heart wrenching...I can't even imagine. Glad you posted this Aubrey, your a good friend to put this on your blog. Many prayers for this little boy will come from it. Grateful too for our Fathers plan of happiness and that we are never left alone in times of trial.

Lonely Wife Project said...

Breaks my heart. Thinking about this little boy and his family.

La Maison Boheme said...

I am holding Matthew and his family in prayer and healing light.

Ispirato Design said...

Oh Aubrey, so, so sad. I do believe in miracles and prayer and I will pray for that family.

toi said...

Mathew and his family are in my prayers. may God be with them during this difficult moment.

Sara Mueller said...

This just broke my heart. I will pray for a miracle.

Drew {Coral Cafe} said...

Oh my goodness!! I'm so sorry! I will definitely keep you all in my prayers! What a precious little boy!
Prayers are marvelous so we will pray, pray, pray!
<3

Bud and Leo said...

So sad to hear this news! Keeping everyone close to my heart and in my prayers! Kelli

a' la mode said...

No words. Just prayers from TN. xoxo shel

Cam | Bibs and Baubles said...

my heart is broken. there are no words. as a mother of a little boy, I have no words. I do however, have prayers and faith. God is bigger than anything. I will hold strong to those words for this family.

D said...

Praying for that sweet little boy and his family.