The blog I wrote last week, really was from my heart and was really meant to be just another post about Bryson and the things that pertain to him. I never dreamed that almost 9000 people would have read the blog in a week - that was not my intention. In case you are not familiar with blogs, I can see how many people view my blog and what blog posts are being read. (Don't worry, I can't see who:)) Before my post about coach Tressel, normally only about 30 people read my post - some family, some friends, and some other parents of amputees, and that's just fine. But because of my post about coach Tressel and other people coming to the blog I noticed that almost 100 people have read my post about Izzy and I thought, "great, that means more people are praying for her now."
All that being said, I have another prayer request for all of you. I had a friend from KY who emailed me last week about a family who also live in KY. Their two year old daughter was run over by a lawnmower last week, I think, and she did not survive. When I heard the story, my heart broke again. These tragedies with children will never get easy for me. I sat in shower again, which was always the place where I allowed myself to cry during the months after Bryson's accident, and cried for the family and also cried as a relived all of the feelings I felt that first night. I know the pain and grief I felt cannot compare to this family's. Please pray for this mother, father, and the 8 year old brother. (I think that's the right age) I left the story pretty vague on purpose. I have emailed the mother, but I don't really expect to hear back from them anytime soon and maybe not at all, so I don't really feel like I have permission to give any details. You have enough there to be able to pray though.
Like I said, I have emailed the mother and I did leave her a the link to this blog, so I thought it would be nice and encouraging for her (if she reads this) for you to leave your own prayers for the family in the comments to this blog.
Thanks for praying!