Thursday, May 22, 2008

Grieving and praying.....


There are not a lot of updates on Kali....just keep begging God for a miracle. It is so hard to comprehend what has happened to her....she is just always so full of life. My sister, Leah, is doing the best she can. She is having to talk to tons of people and is getting phone calls non-stop. The next 24 hours are crucial for Kali. Pray that her brain would not swell and that the bleeding would stop. Pray for her mom and dad that are there with her. Continue to lift up the other families involved. It just makes me sick to my stomach.


By now, most everyone has heard about the dear Chapman family. This is one of my best friend's Erika with the two youngest Chapman girls. She was their nanny for a long time....and became part of their family! I can't explain the depth of grieving she is experiencing right now. Please lift up Erika as you pray for the Chapman family. All of this just feels like a nightmare.

I laid in bed late last night just stunned.....it just feels so heavy and dark. Thanks to Deanna, Katie, and Rachel who listened to me vent. I know that life is fragile...but it is times like this that magnify it. Last night, I began to grieve so many things in the midst of these tragedies. God is good even in this....so hard to wrap my mind around that concept. But, I CHOOSE to believe that today. I love you all friends.

Love,
Lindsey

22 comments:

Kristi said...

My heart just aches for SC2 and family!! I have been in tears all morning. It's just too close to home for the adoption community! I know that God will sustain them but it's going to be a long road! My heart goes out to your sister's friends family as well. Please let them know that people are praying that don't even know them!!

Much love-
Bamagirl!!!

Amanda said...

Lindsey,
I am praying for your sister and all the girls and families that were involved with this accident. I am also praying for The Chapmans and will add your friend to the list.

Please know that I am here if you need anything.

Miss you and hope that we can talk soon!

Jess said...

I'm praying for Kali and your sister.

And ugh, your friend who lost Maria. I was a nanny and if one of those children lost their life it would be like loosing my own child. I am broken for her.

Prayers for everyone.

The Heinrichs said...

It was so good to talk to you last night...but looking back I was in a state of shock...I was so gitty when I should have been crying! I can't believe how much I was impacted by these incidents and I have never met any of them personally! ...of course I updated Brent this morning and his jaw dropped..okay I am sitting at my desk my shoulders are numb and I am about to cry so I best go!!! I prayed so hard last night that Kali would make it through the night...and will continue to pray.

Hold strong...your friends/family need you two!

Love, Deanna

Ferrick said...

Lindsey, I was just like you last night. Overwhelmed by the saddness of the day....it was too much, your sisters friend, the Chapmans and the situation in Guatemala. Took me a while to fall alseep, just kept praying God's Word. I thank the Lord that he is faithful and sovereign and that He is in all situations. I'm with you girl, yesterday was a big blow in the face from the devil. Stay in Him! Susie

Bill and Melodie said...

Grieving with these families. This makes me want to hug my girls so tight right now, in 3 weeks I will be doing just that!

I just got back from meeting with a rep rom our Congressman's office. It went really well so I pray that it does some good.

dianna and jeff said...

I will certainly be praying for your friend and the Chapman family. What a tragedy. I know that God will sustain them and give them the strength to get through this. It will be so amazing to see what God does in the midst of such tragedy. My prayer is that he would be glorified.

Rachel said...

After we talked last night I kept saying in my heart over and over "Why?" But through every why and every tear...you are right...He is good. Choosing to believe with you!

Becca said...

Lindsey,

I needed to read your words. Thank you for sharing them. There have been lots of things going on lately that family, friends and I am struggling with - I just don't understand things right now. I'm probably not making any sense. Again, thank you for your words. They are exactly what I needed to read. Praying for Everyone.

Becca

Cheri (prounounced like the tree, like the fruit, as in Cherry Pie) said...

Lindsey...I haven't read in a while as my world has been rocked with Malaena-Sloan home. I hate everything you and your family is going through....wow! I know your faith in God is so strong, and that is the most amazing thing in times like these! God Bless and may this adoption thing get straightened out to get your daughter home soon. Cheri

Bobbi said...

I came hoping for news of a miracle. Still praying for you, and all the families in the midst of such tragedy.

Debbie said...

I feel so terrible for this precious family. For both of the families. I will be praying for your sister too!! God be with everyone who is involved with this family!!!

God bless you!!
Debbie

Reba said...

Thank YOU for letting me "vent" last night. I was going through the grieving process...one thing leads to another and the whole world can look very dark. But you are right, God is here in the midst. I cannot see Him right now, but I know He is. My heart is still broken though.
Reba

ManyBlessings said...

Praying.
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Holli said...

Praying...

heather said...

Please keep us updated!

Dena said...

My heart breaks for everyone! I will lift everyone up in prayer!

Farrah and Jed said...

hello Lindsey just wondering if there are any updates on Kali?

I'm checking in regulary to see if there is a change at all...

Please let us know Thank you

The Huffs said...

We are the Huffs from Missouri and have been watching your blog. We are in the "limbo" of adopting a 3 year old boy from Guatemala at the moment. We also have a 6 year old boy from Guatemala and a 3 year old from China. Just wanted you to know we are keeping Kali in our prayers, your sister and the other families involved in this tragedy. We are also praying for the Chapman family. They have done so much for the adoption community - it just rips my heart out. I pray that peace will find all of them and I also pray that our Guatemalan children will be home soon!

Janice said...

Praying for Kali... and everyone else touched by this horrible trajedy....

May God wrap his healing arms around her..... while giving comfort and support to her family and friends.

janice

Wife said...

Hello
I follow your blog often as the adoption community is close to my heart. I was so sorry to hear of all of the sadness surrounding you/us/the world lately. I will be keeping all of this in my prayers and thoughts. I can't even imagine.

Janie Rider said...

Lindsey,
I am a faithful reader of your blog. We have a 4 year old little girl from Guatemala. She was at the Eagles Nest. She was 8 mo old when we brought her home. I love how full of life you are and my 12 year old daughter enjoys your entries as well. We live in Illinois. I have family in Nashville and it would be fun to have coffee next time we are in that area. Know that we are praying for your sisters roomie, the Chapmans, and for your very precious little girl in Guatemala.
On behalf of the Fatherless, Janie