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.