Thursday, July 16, 2009


The other night, Ryan was flipping through the channels and we were having a hard time finding something to watch on t.v. Then, I caught a glimpse of Kirk Cameron and after much convincing, Ryan turned it back to Lifetime. Growing up, I had only two celebrity crushes. . .New Kids On The Block and Kirk Cameron. Anyway, it was an episode of Touched By An Angel and it was particulary heart-wrenching. I won't give an entire recap, but at one point in the show, Kirk Cameron's character was contemplating suicide because his life seemed too difficult to bear. It was then that the angel (I don't remember her name) revealed to him that she was an angel sent by God to help him through this difficult time. At this point I'm crying (must have been one of those emotional nights. . .or just Kirk Cameron's acting prowess.) Ryan is trying to clean up dinner and I turn to him in tears and ask, "Why didn't God send us an angel to help us through our difficult time?" Ryan simply looked at me and said, "He did" and pointed to our little angel, who at that time was eating Cheerios off the floor. I've said it before, but this little 1 lb 1.5 oz angel helped carry her mommy and daddy through some of the very darkest days. God must have known that we needed her and I don't know where we would be without her.

So many people must feel like they need their own angel right now. One in particular is little Ben who is fighting a recurrence of neuroblastoma. He was only 2 1/2 years old in 2004 when he was originally diagnosed with neuroblastoma, stage IV. Please click on his picture below to read more about this courageous young man and his fight against cancer.


Don, Shelley and Izzy said...

Thank you. By the way, yesterday when Olillia (as Izzy would say) took my hand... it melted my heart. She made me feel so special =) We had a great time with you guys and can't wait to do it again tomorrow.

Just Breathe said...

Kirk Cameron is such a wonderful person and a strong believer in God. Have you heard about "The love dare"? Anyway your hubby is right, you have a perfect angel.
But I do know what you mean. I know people who have actually had visions of an angel in the presence. I think that sometimes God has to send an actual vision for people to trust in Him. We don't need that because our trust is already in Him. I will pray for little Ben.

Stacie said...

There is no doubt that Olivia is your angel.

Praying that every worried parent and every ailing child may feel the presence of their angel.

Anonymous said...

This post made me cry! God sends his angels in so many ways and some we don't even realize. What an awesome reminder you've given us. Olivia is a true gift from the Lord! I feel the same way about our micropreemie gift!