Thursday, September 8, 2011

Praying for my son's friend T...

It is with a heavy heart I write this post, but I know many of you who read my blog will help me pray for T.  This young man is only 14 and was diagnosed with Leukemia yesterday.  I've known him a long time, and he has been a friend of my son's for several years.  He's had sleep overs at my house, we've taken him to hockey games and he has co-taught Vacation Bible School with my son.  He's got a great sense of humor and a loving character and I admire him greatly. T stopped me in the hallway at church shortly after he learned I had breast cancer and asked how I was and told me he was praying for me.  He was 13 at the time.  No other teen at church did that, he is just that kind and caring.  And now he's facing 6 months in the hospital enduring treatment.  I don't know why bad things happen to good people, but I do know that God can use bad things to make good things happen.  Please join me in praying for T.  God gave me this verse this morning...
"Praise our God, O peoples, let the sound of his praise be heard; he has preserved our lives and kept our feet from slipping. For you, O God, tested us; you refined us like silver. You brought us into prison and laid burdens on our backs. You let men ride over our heads; we went through fire and water, but you brought us to a place of abundance." Psalm 66:8-12 
 I speak from experience when I say that these kinds of illnesses change a person.  I've seen some become bitter, I've seen some become so depressed they can't seem to function, but I'm praying that T will learn to praise God in the dark places and that through this "fire", he'll be refined even more and brought to a place of abundance.  You aren't alone, T, God is there with you, and will help you through this fight.  And I'll be praying for you daily!  *Hugs*

11 comments:

Gillie said...

God bless you, T, and may His angels surround you.

lynda said...

I am always so saddened to hear this type of news. T and his family and friends will be in my prayers.

RetroRocketGal said...

Poor little fellow. I have a friend whose son, about the same age, is going through this. He's still alive, hanging in there, 1 1/2 more hears of chemo to go, but holding his own. Take heart. They're finding better treatment all the time, and God can do miracles.

RetroRocketGal said...

The pastor and his wife who have the teen with leukemia is Dave and Patty Baker:
310 Parker St, Vacaville, CA 95688 ·
Phone
707-447-5433
Website
http://www.707Harvest.com

Tricia said...

Bless his heart! Of course I'll pray. Keep us up to date!!

Nancy said...

T will be remembered in my daily prayers! Wish bad things didn't happen to good people but they do and God does use all things for good ultimately. That Bible verse you quoted is so dear to me. You know silver is refined by fire to get the impurities out. The refiner knows when the silver is purified by seeing his reflection in the silver. Something to contemplate isn't it.

Babs in Alabama said...

So much cancer! So much sickness! As soon as I read about T, I thought how blessed he is to have a friend who has a mom like you. You have lifted the spirits of so many during your own struggle and I know you will be there to help him if he starts to lose his way. God bless you, DJ, as you do this and God bless T as he walks where he's never walked before.
hugs and prayers,
babs

Astrid's dragon said...

He sounds like a great kid, I'll be praying for him and his family.

Patches said...

prayers and thoughts for him and his family

blueladie said...

Sending prayers from Kentucky. Cathryn

Val said...

I am so sorry to hear of this ... I am not christian but I will certainly send healing thoughts his way and place him on my Reiki healing list ...