Sunday, May 20, 2007

Friends' true views come out when a child gets sick

Update - Cicely came through her surgery well, and her mom shares the hospital experience here. The mom learned more about the ableist world than she'd care to believe is true. She also thanks everyone for their prayers.

"God is taking your burden away."

"Maybe it's for the best."

Dave Hingsburger shares a painful letter from parents who are shocked to hear these horrible comments from friends when their previously healthy little girl, Cicely, suddenly becomes very ill.

The mom asks Dave for "loud prayers" - for people to pray for Cicely and wish her and her family well.

Dave prays loudly and beautifully for Cicely, her family, and our world. "I pray that all the prayers today for Cicely, for her mother, for her father, be loud enough to shatter prejudice and bring down preconceptions. I pray that they are loud enough that barriers tumble and doors are blasted open."


I join in prayer for Cicely, her family, and our world.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for alerting us to the opportunity to pray for Cicely and her family.