I am writing to ask for your prayers for Tim's Mom.
She continues to recover (very, very slowly)
from the bacteria in her lungs
for which she was hospitalized
the week of Amelia's birth and death.
Illness aside, yesterday was a very difficult day for her.
Yesterday Karen lost her sister Marceil
who recently suffered a stroke.
She was a very special lady full of life & laughter.
She will be missed dearly by anyone who knew her.
Yesterday was also the anniversary
her daughter Rachel's birth.
Rachel is Tim's older sister who died as an infant.
I know many of you who have followed our journey
share with us in the loss of a child,
and know just how difficult these "milestone" days can be
even years after the fact.
The loss is immeasurable.
I am hoping she will not mind
that I have shared her loss here.
As we all know, prayer is a very powerful thing,
and I feel compelled to ask of you
to lift her up in prayer as I have been.
Listen to me, O house of Jacob,
all you who remain of the house of Israel,
you whom I have upheld since you were conceived,
and have carried since your birth.
Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he,
I am he who will sustain you.
I have made you and I will carry you;
I will sustain you and I will rescue you.
"I Knew You" by artist Shannon Wirrenga