Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Heavy Heart

I have a heavy heart tonight and many of you know why. My dear friend, Jennifer, is going through a really rough place as she anticipates her son, Stellan's, risky heart surgery that is coming up soon. A few days ago she was peppy and and spoke with excitement about the possibility of her son having another ablation. She needed to move forward, to figure out something to help her son's heart. Then it happened, the doctors recommended they move forward with the ablation. The risks and fears and the reality of what is actually going to happen has hit. Oh man!

I spent a bit of time with her this morning and she was just not herself. Her heart was heavy. I didn't know what to do or how to act. Should I just keep her entertained and distracted? Should I bring up the tough questions with our 6 little runs clinging to our ankles? It's hard to know how to be the best friend possible when your friend is in a tough place. I guess the best thing I can do is pray for her, for her and her husband, the doctors, Stellan, the other children. Only our heavenly Father knows what she needs. I need to both pray and listen to what God has for me to learn. It's only with His wisdom that we can be the friend our friends need us to be.

3 comments:

KATIE said...

I think about them constantly, pray for them daily, and cry for them daily.
Like many, I have fell in love with precious little Stellan and his blonde hair and cute little dimple.
My heart breaks for them as they go though this, but I am praying for thier family and Stellan's doctors and in my heart I feel that everything is going to be alright.

You sound like a great friend, just stay strong for her and keep praying!

Zajac Family said...

You are a great friend to Jennifer,and she has been blessed to have you be such an important part of her life. Sometimes the best thing you can do (besides prayer, of course!)is to simply BE THERE....and that, you are!!
Keep those prayers going strong, and we will all do the same for her wonderful little family and precious babe of a boy!!!

Marie said...

I have been following her blog periodically and really feel for her tonight knowing what she has ahead of her these next few days. I'm sure that she knows how much you care by your continued presence and support in her life.