I've created & kept this blog to compile the thoughts, dreams and wisdom that I've discovered from others or merely written myself. This blog is, in a sense, an expression of everything that is me.. Whether I wrote it or not. The most recent entries are a series of quotes, lyrics and videos.. But travel back through the archives and you'll delve deep into my heart, through my own words.

To those who I've quoted or borrowed from: Thank you for being beautiful.. for deeply inspiring me in one way or another. I hope you find that I've used your material in an appropriate fashion.. I try always to cite my sources. I take NO credit for that which is not my own.

Monday, October 18, 2010

The Matthews Story

This young family has, and continues to, overcome so many difficult trials in their lives... It's one of the most heartbreaking stories I've ever read. Their oldest boy was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, and has been through extensive treatments and rounds of chemotherapy. They then had two twin boys born 4-months early with MANY complications and problems... One of the twins died just one week after they were born. I can't begin to imagine how trying these past few years have been for them.. and right now, their oldest son, Ezra, has [possibly] days to live. Days. A 2-year old little boy. That shouldn't be happening...

Through it all, this family hasn't lost their faith in God. They have struggled, true, but who wouldn't in that situation??? It is stories like this that break my heart, but that truly inspire me...

Here is a direct quote from the family blog:

"So why tell you? Why do you care? I don’t know. It’s personal. You may judge. You may think less (or more, I dunno) of me. But I want you to feel what I’m feeling. I want you to know it’s ok to be hurt. It’s ok to not understand God and still know He is good, real, and attentive. Hurt hurts. I can see pain in my wife’s eyes, and it makes me be even closer to her, even more attentive to her need and letting her know she isn’t alone. God does this same thing to me – I am the father in Mark, saying “I do believe; help my unbelief.” It sums up my moment."

PLEASE take time out right now to read about this family... Reach out to them... &, most importantly... Pray. Pray for this family. Pray for a miracle. Lord knows that they deserve one...

Read more about their story here.

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