Wednesday, August 27, 2008

If you are the praying type...

A few months ago, I found out about a blog from a friend called C Jane Run. I started to read it, and found my way to her sister Stephanie's blog as well. I liked these bloggers, and have been checking in ever since (well, lurking, mostly, but you get my idea). They aren't blogs that I comment on, but I still feel like I know them. We grew up one town away, for one thing.

One of the numerous plane crashes this summer involved Stephanie and her husband. They are in a hospital in Mesa Arizona, and their four children are now being taken care of by Jane at C Jane. If you have a minute, stop in at these blogs and read the amazing stories there.

I have been astonished at the entries and comments I've read. I am sad for Stephanie and her husband; I can't imagine their reality right now. But at the same time, read the entries posted there and see the faith and the power of prayer that are so evident. It gives you hope that if something horrible happened, that that loved ones would help you pick up the pieces of your everyday life. They also show that people from a half a world away will take a moment and share their love and support for a stranger, all because of someone's blog they read that lead them there.

Kind of a strange post, but I feel like this is something I should do. It's not much, but a few more prayers and happy thoughts sent towards this amazing family can't hurt.

6 comments:

Jeff and Kayci Bitton said...

Wow! I just spent the last 20 min taking it all in, and crying it all out! What an amazing family! Thanks for sharing. It reminds me that my life isn't so bad, even on my terrible, no good, never ending bad days;) Love you!

Stephanie said...

I haven't checked out those blogs yet, but I just wanted to say that it is definitely inspiring how much support can be shown on such an "impersonal" thing as a blog. We've hard our own little struggles lately, and I have definitely relied on my blogging friends for encouragement, prayers, and support. GO BLOGGING! P.S. Sorry I have been such a terrible blogger/commenter on your blog lately. I took a break most of the summer, but I think I'm back!

Stephanie said...

I haven't checked out those blogs yet, but I just wanted to say that it is definitely inspiring how much support can be shown on such an "impersonal" thing as a blog. We've hard our own little struggles lately, and I have definitely relied on my blogging friends for encouragement, prayers, and support. GO BLOGGING! P.S. Sorry I have been such a terrible blogger/commenter on your blog lately. I took a break most of the summer, but I think I'm back!

c jane said...

Ahh now it is your turn to make me cry.

Thanks for the mention (and e-mail).

Ginger said...

So sad. I will pray for them.

Lucy said...

I know. It's weird how this entire experience has touched me. I've always loved CJane's blog, but her new purpose, to support her sister and rally up the blogosphere in such a noble cause, is almost breathtaking. I'm so glad you mentioned it.