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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

dark days

over the course of this past weekend chad and i have been on our knees for the family of one of my dearest lifelong friends who's nephew was hospitalized after a freakish household accident. three year old julius hetrick went to be with his heavenly father this past sunday morning. though an entire community had begged God for a miracle, HE decided to take julius home to be with Him. in the midst of their pain julius' parents, kenneth and lindsey, made the decision to donate julius' internal organs, making sure that other parents who were pleading on behalf of their children's lives were granted a miracle. words cannot express the depth of our family's grief for the entire hetrick family. we are covering them in prayer and want them to know that they are loved. over the last several months chad and i have been working to raise money to bring our new daughter home...our needs have been met as they have arose and we have been blessed. for now, we would like to ask anybody who is looking to donate funds towards a family to do so to the  julius hetrick memorial fund created to alleviate financial burden for kenneth and lindsey as they look to relocate their family from the home where they experienced such loss. please continue to pray with us for 'peace that passes understanding', that only our God can give.

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
- John 14:27


  1. perfectly written, Christina.......hearts are truly grieving with all of them

  2. Tears keep coming after reading this. My heart goes out to the entire family. We will be lifting them in our prayers and asking for the peace that passes all understanding. Noel

  3. just can't stop thinking about this family. praying for them constantly.
    praying for you too, with all the rumors about Ethiopian adoptions i've been hearing.