Friday, March 2, 2012

5 Minute Friday...My heart aches for this family...

Today is 5 Minute Friday. The word is ACHE.

Many years ago when my husband was a youth pastor we had a girl in our youth group named Jennifer Meyer. Her family was special to us in many ways, one being her grandmother helped lead our Ashley to the Lord! So we have a special place in our heart for the Meyer family.

Today Jennifer is married and is now Jennifer Thompson. She has a beautiful family, but I have to say my heart aches for this family today. They are going through a trial of extreme measures right now. They have a bright eyed little boy named Isaac. Two days before Christmas he was diagnosed with a very rare form of leukemia that infects only 25 people a year in this country. They are no strangers to hospitals right now.

Nine days ago, Isaac's sister Emily donated her bone marrow to Isaac. From what I understand it takes 21 days to see how well it worked. The time in between is critical for Isaac. Yesterday he was intubated and they discovered his kidneys were shutting down. So dialysis is needed. Jennifer's last update said that he is in a dangerous place right now. Her heart aches because she just wants her little boy back. It's hard when the doctor's are not optimistic. Please pray for Isaac!

Emily giving Isaac her bone marrow.

Update- He's with Jesus now. Please pray for this grieving family.


  1. Praying for Emily and Isaac, Jennifer and her family. Thanks for sharing and thanks for stopping by!


  2. oh Brenda,

    tears brimming, my heart is saddened for this little boy and family. what a precious big sister. praying for them now...what a beautiful 5 min write!


  3. I ache at the hardness of this...I will pray for this family! I can't even begin to imagine. Please keep me updated!

  4. praying praying it's hard not to tear up for this family. The daughters sacrifice the baby boy...we know that God is the great physician and he can do MIGHTY WORKS in that hospital bed...amen? praying for Issac today...please update when they do too...

  5. Saying a little prayer! I don't know these people, but my heart just aches reading this.


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