Sunday, October 9, 2011

31 for 21, Day 9

I have a very heavy heart tonight. One of the things I love most about the Down syndrome community is that we all have this unexplainable bond. We look out for each other. We give/receive advice. We pray for each other. Sometimes we even cry together.

When something happens to one family, it ripples through the entire Down syndrome community…worldwide.

One of our own (Joany George) lost her beautiful 8 year old daughter (who had Down syndrome), Carly, to an undiagnosed heart condition 18 months ago. Carly’s death was completely unexpected and happened very suddenly. This family has been through so much heartache…more than anyone should ever have to go through. Last night the unthinkable happened…The George’s home caught on fire and burned to the ground. They lost everything. Their only son, Brad, was killed as a result of the fire.

It’s so very difficult to understand God at a time like this. WHY THEM?! Haven’t they experienced enough loss and heartache? I know I shouldn’t question God, but it’s just so difficult to understand. Please keep the George family in your prayers. I cannot imagine losing a child, much less losing 2 children in the timespan of 18 months. It’s unfathomable and it really puts life into perspective. Pray for this beautiful family.

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