Tuesday, June 23, 2009

A Prayer Blankee for a Little Boy

My son came home the other day telling us of a tragic accident that happened to his friend's son. The dad brought his son to the firehouse to see the progress of work that was being done. His three year old son, John, (who is a twin) went over to one of the steel doors that wasn't secure, and pulled on it. The 120 lb door fell on him. He is now in the childrens hospital in the ICU.
When Corey told me this story, I felt really terrible. As a mother, I know (and you probably do, too) how quickly accidents can happen. Life changing accidents. Although I don't personally know this couple (Corey and Kyle both have worked with them as mom and dad are both paramedics) I wanted to help these people somehow. So Sunday, Kaleigh and I decided to knit our three-year-old little friend a prayer blankee. We wanted it to be extra soft and snuggly. I believe he is still unconcious, but God willing, John will wake up soon and feel the soft comfort and God's healing touch through our prayer-filled blankee. We both knitted several hours on Sunday, praying each hour for nine consecutive hours, the Infant Jesus of Prague Novena. In between are many, many prayers of healing and comfort for John. We also prayed for peace and comfort for his mom, dad, and twin brother during this very stressful, difficult time. Please, take a few minutes and pray for John and his family.


My name is Cheryl said...

Sue, I will pray for this family and this wee little one. You are so right, things happen so fast...life changing things. You and Kaleigh totally touched my heart when I read this post. Keep us posted on how he is doing.
Oh, and the blankee is beautiful.

Wendy said...

we will be praying too.....your blanket has spiritual warmth, which is the very best kind xo

Catholic Homeschool Society said...

We will be praying for John and his family!
God Bless!

Elizabeth said...

Oh my goodness! We will pray.

Makes our little five-year-old's finger-in-the-door-followed-by-surgery incident (posted on my family blog) seem very minor.

Robynn said...

Will be praying her for this little guy and for his parents.

bumblebeebags said...

thats horrible. We just had a tragic accident here. A girl that works at the hospital with me was shot and killed by her brother who then committed suicide. He had lost his job and was depressed and she had mental health issues so he just snapped. Its just so sad. I've been praying alot for peace for the family and for all those stessed about their jobs!