Sunday, January 11, 2009

Still here...

...but a little bit distracted with a heavy heart.

We have some friends we made through adoption that brought their daughter home from Guatemala shortly before our son came home. I had the privilege of meeting this beautiful little girl a few times. Over the last year, the family received some devasting news about their daughter -- at only three years old, she was diagnosed with a very high-risk, aggressive form of leukemia. Let me tell you, the adoption process is difficult enough (and this beautiful blended family has been through the process three separate times), but to fight to bring your beautiful child home only to be faced with a new type of battle that you have way less control over? This has really really been tearing my heart to bits for this precious family.




Please, please join me in praying for this sweet girl and her family, especially this coming Wednesday, the first day of a 60-day round of treatment that her doctors have already described as "hell". Certain genetic complications have put her chance of surviving the treatment at about 20%. But we serve a God who is bigger than leukemia, bigger than any 20%, and a God who has received so much glory already all because of one amazing little girl and her equally amazing family.

Thanks, my friends.

*You can read all about Abby's story on their family blog:
http://www.riggsfamilyblog.com

There is also a Facebook group you can join called "Praying for Abby".

3 comments:

Karen said...

Our prayers are there, of course. I have faith that God will see her through.

Annie H. said...

this just broke my heart. I will pray.

Thyen Party of Four said...

We'll be praying for Abby and her family.