Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Running A Marathon -- In Memory of Emma

Last week I asked you to pray for a special family who's young daughter was dying.

Emma Elizabeth Dunnam (March 1, 2006 - February 1, 2010) fought hard and ran a great race and is finally basking in the glory of her victory!

I am so saddened for her family, who fought and ran a great race as well! I can't imagine the pain that they are feeling today, but I know that they must be proud of their sweet girl!

Please be in prayer for this wonderful family! And, visit their blog and let them know you are thinking of them! May God continue to give them peace, grace, strength and love as they continue to run their race without Emma! Thank you!!!


My heart has been burdened by this family's story, and there are many others who are heavily on my mind as well. Life just seems to get more difficult each day! Sometimes I wish that I weren't so sensitive to others feelings and situations because I seriously lose sleep thinking about things! Life is so full of pain and suffering and lately it's really wearing on me. We all have our struggles, but some just seem to have more hardship placed on them than what's their fair share!

I've been thinking of Emma and her family, but also the following families who are in the hospital with their little ones:

Please send some love and prayers to these families as well:

Jaxson and his family

Ben and his family

Esther-Faith and her family

My heart is heavy for others as well, they just don't have a blog to share with you. Please think of others and remember them in prayer! I give you these blog links so that you can go to them and pray for these families. I don't wish to exploit them and make them into a "reality show" for others to get their entertainment from. Sometimes I feel that we take our blessed lives for granted and forget that there are people who are writing these blogs! People, who are writing about their most cherished thoughts and feelings and trying to share them with the world for support and prayers from others ,or to meet others who may be going through similiar trials or to share that their trials are made lighter by the grace of God. If you read about their trials, please let them know that you are thinking of them and praying!

We are ALL running the marathon of life. And, some people's races are much more difficult! Let's come together and support each other to our finish!

"I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing." 2 Timothy 4:7-8


Becky said...

I am touched. Thankyou for thinking of us. I am so grateful the wonderful world of blogging, you guys are like family. xoxo Prayers continued for these wonderful families.

Stephanie said...

Wonderful post. Sending prayers. I, too, have been think about and praying for Emma's family.

Hugs to all of you. Hope everybody is doing well.



Heather said...

Feeling that heaviness as well today.Searching for reason and purpose and coming up empty handed at this moment.

Alicia said...

Alicia, your huge heart with it's capacity to care so deeply for others is one of the things that draws me to you. It is a gift that inspires and touches so many.

I have been thinking about Emma for a while now and I am so relieved that she finished her race and is dancing and laughing with Jesus. She so deserves it! I can't imagine being her family, left behind without her. I have prayed over and over for their comfort and peace, knowing they will see her soon. It may seem like a long time here on earth, but it is an eye blink in God's timeline. I have let them know and will continue to tell them how they are in my prayers.

I will go to these other family's sites and let them know they are on my heart.

Thank you for your big, caring heart. It matters more than you'll ever know.

Lacey said...

Its so hard to have these wonderful friends and not feel their pain. Its hard to lose friends, but its so great to have such a huge family to love!

Amy said...

My heart breaks for these families dealing with more than their share of heartache! I do know God made their lives just a little better, though, by bringing YOU into their worlds. You are such a precious, kind, caring soul, Alicia, and I'm so honored to have you in my life to remind me of how much we all have to be thankful for! I love you and pray that your day and the days of these families are blessed with peace and love.

xoxo Your VERY BLESSED sister. :o)