I happened on a blog yesterday that has truly touched me.
Jennifer is the mother of four under four. Her blog (here) is a charming celebration of her family, a family that was pretty ordinary until a few months ago.
Her youngest baby, Stellan, was born with a serious heart condition. Jennifer’s blog got the word out and pretty soon people all over the world were praying for him. They demonstrated that by holding Stellan’s name up in unbelievable places, the desert in Africa, a street in Argentina, in front of the Eiffel Tower. He went home a healthy little boy.
Stellan is now five months old. He was beating the odds until about 10 days ago, when his heart began to beat out of control. He is not doing well at all.
Jennifer is blogging about his condition several times a day and it is simply heartbreaking. I feel especially connected because my youngest was also born with a heart defect. There is no more helpless feeling than to see your child sick, to watch them go into heart surgery. But now she is a strong, beautiful 21 year-old. We were so lucky.
So I wanted to do this post to ask that those of you who have a tradition of prayer, pray for Stellan and his family. If that is not your tradition, please just think good thoughts that they will have the happy outcome we did. And add to this, for all anonymous families suffering with their children this day.