Thursday, September 15, 2011

Thoughtful Thursday -- A Heavy Heart

My heart is heavy tonight as I pray for a young lady from our local area named Morgan.  Morgan was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in December of 2010 and has fought an incredibly brave fight for nearly a year now ... and the battle has suddenly grown much more intense. 

I have not personally met Morgan, but she is my Facebook friend.  She friended me because she knew Hannah's story.  Up until just about a week ago, she would post every morning, "Good morning, Facebook!  Hope everyone has a good day!"  This from a little girl facing the monster of cancer and all that goes with it. 

My sorrow is not really for Morgan, because she is going to be just fine, whether God chooses to heal her here or in Heaven.  My heaviness of heart is for those who would miss out on the brightness of her smile and the sweetness of her spirit.  For the world that would never get to know what contribution she might have made.  And mostly, for her family, who would miss her more than words could ever say.  "Miss" is not even the right word for it, but I have concluded that the English language does not contain an adequate word for how a bereaved family member misses a child. 

Morgan is especially partial to ladybugs, and it's been amazing to see Facebook light up with ladybugs in support of her over the last couple of days.  I really don't think I'll ever see a ladybug again without thinking of Miss Morgan and her courage. 

Please join me in praying for Morgan and her family.  Of course, earthly healing is what we would all choose for her.  But if that is not to be, this family is going to need lots of prayer to get through the difficult days ahead.  And I can assure you from personal experience, those prayers really do make a difference.  I don't believe we would have survived as we have without the prayers of God's people.

Please be sure and hug your kids a little tighter, be fully grateful for every blessing you receive, and don't waste time complaining about the little annoyances of life.  And don't ever miss an opportunity to show the love of God to a hurting world.

****Update -- Morgan was eternally healed in the wee hours of Saturday morning, September 17th.  Please continue to pray for her family in the days ahead.****


A Mother's Love said...

What a beautiful girl. I will surely have her and her family in my thoughts and prayers.
Thinking of you - Kelley

Unknown said...

The smile on her face speaks volumes. II Cor. 1:3-7 - not an easy ministry but a vital one. Hang in there...