prayers needed

My dear friend recently experienced complications with her near-term pregnancy. Out of respect for her privacy, I will not give details. Plus, no words could describe how heartbreaking and unjust the situation is. Her sweet baby boy is in critical condition, and is not expected to improve. My thoughts have been of little else for the past three days, and I cannot imagine the torment she and her family are going through. The birth of a child should be a joyful event, not a nightmare. All my friend wants to do is take her sweet baby, the baby she has wanted for so long, home. It simply is not fair.

Today, I went to the hospital to offer the only things that I could. My concern. My love. My friendship. I wanted to be strong for her and offer words of comfort, but I could not. I offered nothing. As soon as I saw that precious little child, fighting for his life, I broke down. The grief and despair I felt was overwhelming, yet I understood I was only experiencing it second hand. My sweet friend ended up comforting me, and I was amazed by her strength and faith.

Sometimes there are things in life that we do not understand. There is nothing we can say or do to improve the situation… all we can do is pray and ask for God’s mercy and grace. I am asking you to join me and pray for Baby A and his family. He is a fighter, but he needs a miracle… please, please pray for a miracle.

Update Baby A passed away on Tuesday. My heart is broken from the loss of this sweet angel. His mother and I (along with another friend) sang in our high school talent show, and the lyrics to that song say what I cannot.

How can I help you to say goodbye?
It’s OK to hurt, and it’s OK to cry.
Come let me hold you and I will try…
How can I help you to say goodbye?

Please continue to pray for this family. They have suffered an immeasurable loss.

1 Comment

  1. Precious, sweet Farrah —

    You will never know the feeling of comfort I felt when, as I was entering the NICU at UMMC, I saw you coming out, heartbroken for your friend from so long ago. Your presence washed over me and your love and concern for Lin filled my heart to bursting. After so many years and turns in the roads of of your lives, you and Lin were on the same page, although it was at a different level this time. Your offer of your home to her was so kind, but then I would only expect that from you.

    The past month has certainly been a roller coaster for Russell, Lindsey, Alec and the others of us who have rejoiced at the birth of Asher, celebrated his too short life, and mourned his needless death. It is easy to say ‘we will see Asher in heaven’, but it is exciting to know the truth of those words. I am longing for heaven in a way now that I never have.

    Please continue to pray for Lindsey. She still has sad times each day and it breaks my heart anew because I know there is absolutely nothing I can do to fix it for her.

    No matter now far away you are, no matter how many turns in the road, no matter how many other friends you and Lindsey have outside each other, no matter how many other movies you star in, you will still be ‘our Farrah’.

    We love you to the moon and back………….April