Sunday, December 30, 2007

Julian's World

In the wake of the phone incident, I have been busy washing towels and scrubbing the kids' bathroom- every square inch of it! No fear, my dad got himself a new phone, the toilet is back in place after 2 days off, and the stench from the drain hole is finally subsiding. Only 5 more days until my dad goes home; pray nothing else happens until that time...

On a more serious note, I have been thinking of and praying for a little 4 year old boy who lives in Texas. He is in his final days of battling brain cancer, and I have difficulty bringing myself to read his daily updates. I know soon I will click on his care page and the update will tell of his passing. I have been following his story since the fall and although it's difficult to explain, I sort of feel like I know his family. I guess perhaps it is because he is close in age to my Th, and his mother Mimi has pictures posted from before his cancer; Julian was very much a boy like mine. His care page depicts Mimi's thoughts and feelings regarding the entire situation, and I am encouraged and amazed by her strength in the Lord. I selfishly pray I never have to experience a situation similar to hers, although I guess in some ways I know what deep grief and loss feels like because of my miscarriage. I know there are some who feel like a miscarriage is not the same as losing a child, but I don't care. To me, pain is pain and grief is grief regardless of the cause.

Julian's Care Page is titled Julian's World.

Registration is required on this site to view the pages, but it's free and I highly urge you to do so. If anything, Julian and his family are a good dose of reality, and we all need that every once in a while.