Sunday, November 21, 2010

A heavy heart and a prayer request.

I met Jessica when I was in third grade. Then we both moved away, I actually moved out of the state and then back, and somehow we wound up back at the same school in 8th grade. We were best friends, celebrated good times, and weathered the bad. As with any friendship we've had bumps and we've always managed to overcome them. Her daughter was my littlest flower girl and she was a bridesmaid, I was her matron of honor. Lives have changed and paths have forked. She is living in Ohio, my littlest flowergirl is now a freshman in high school, and she has two baby brothers, one that is just a couple of months older than our Princess. On Wednesday, Jessica gave birth to her fourth child, a beautiful baby boy named Simon Griffin. He looked just like his big brothers and was precious. I wished I could be there to hold him and meet him face to face. Then this morning I received the worst news I could possibly imagine. A message that said, "I need you to come to Ohio if possible, Simon died this morning." I couldn't believe what I was reading. It has felt like a horrible dream that you can't wake up from. My heart is broken into a million pieces for Jessica and Chris (and their family) and I can't even imagine what they are going through. Anyone who knows me well, knows that after my sister died of SIDS this is truly one of my biggest fears in life. I feel like this is the first time in 25+ years that I don't know how to comfort her and make things better. If you have a moment to say a little prayer that they feel God's love during this time, I would be forever grateful. I am totally devastated for them.

****I am grateful for
1) I have a ticket waiting for when I need to go to Jessica's side
2) my mother who is giving me that ticket
3) God's love, especially in those darkest times
4) time
5) prayers


Myrannda said...

When you see her, tell her we're praying, too. I can't even imagine, and it's one reason Amelia sleeps right beside me and I still have a monitor in Cadence's room. I'll definitely be praying.

Kelley said...

I am so sorry for Jessica's loss. I know that words are hard to find at times like this, but just know that you being her friend and crying with her is probably what she needs most right know.
God bless,

Amber said...

Oh my gosh, Kayla. That gives me chills. So glad you are able to go be with her when she needs you.

Anonymous said...

I love you!

Katie Baker said...

Makes me sick to my stomach to think about this. Lots of prayers for her and her family (and you too!!).

Stacy E. said...

This is so incredibly sad, and I got tears in my eyes just reading it. I can't even begin to imagine the deep saddness your friend, her husband, and the family are feeling. I will continue to pray for them and you too (as I know your heart is also broken). Please let me know if I can do anything, especially when you go to be with your friend. And please tell the family there are LOTS of people praying for them.