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Not just a headache… A plea for Prayer.

April 21, 2013


We weren’t all going to P.F.W.last night… just my husBen and Cal.  I was staying home with some kids who were getting over a cough. While making dinner  I get the call that one of my son’s best friends has been admitted with a tumor on the back of his head. We had just seen him this week.

His parents had taken him to the doctors for a headache.

This boy has hung out at my house.  My son has gone to his home.    They have run through , like boys do,  and grabbed something to eat at a Sunday Dinner.  He is a good kid.  He is on the same music team as my son.   I would welcome him anytime. He is a good boy.

Now this.

I dished out bowls of pasta and fresh sauce to my tribe… I whispered the news to the love of my life, “What do we do…should we tell Cal now or later?”  I walked quickly to the laundry room to “get it together”…my momma heart breaking for a mama who has sat at my table.

We told Cal and  he replied, ” Well I have been praying for him…this must be the answer to prayer… now they know what to do.”

They left for P.F.W.

I sat in my studio.  I sat.  I looked up a verse with the boy’s name.  My eyes filled up.  I called out.  Change of plans.  We are going to P.F.W.  Sick or not.  We are going.  We will not sit.  We will pray.  We will hold the space for this family.  We are going.  We will worship for this worshipper.  Sitting is not our normal.

This is our normal….

We enter His gates with Thanksgiving and Praise…

so we will march right into His courts….

We do it for the 11 year old worshipper awaiting surgery for Monday morning.

We do it for the parents, heads bowed in a waiting room.

We do it because he is our friend.

We do it… because that is what we are called to do,

and it is our normal.



~Please join us praying for this 11 year old boy. He is getting surgery Monday morning. Pray for his parents who must sit in a waiting room. Cal and my husBen are going in this afternoon to pray in the hospital waiting room… maybe his parents will be there… maybe they won’t…that isn’t really the point. We don’t want to bother them…we just want to pray into that space.~ Thank you dear friends.


13 Comments leave one →
  1. April 21, 2013 1:50 pm

    Such sad news! Cal’s response was great though. Praying the surgery will go well and he will regain his health.

  2. April 21, 2013 4:34 pm

    Joining my prayers with yours. God is good and He is able. Hugs.

  3. studiojru permalink
    April 21, 2013 7:01 pm

    joining in the prayers, t!

  4. Opa permalink
    April 21, 2013 8:11 pm

    May God Guide Protect and Comfort Gabe. Let Go Let God.

  5. Amy permalink
    April 21, 2013 10:41 pm

    Hello, this friend of your son, is his name G? Do you attend a small church ? I am asking because I am from that area. My family attends a church there and there is a boy there having surgery tomorrow for a brain tumor. I wonder if I am praying for two boys or one. And it will be an amazing thing to discover that I was in the same church as you Christmas Eve when it was snowing a few months ago when I live all the way down in Georgia!

    I will be praying for both boys ( just in case) and for the family and friends as well.

    God bless,


    Sent from my iPhone

    • April 22, 2013 6:58 am

      Hey Amy,
      (hope you don’t mind I edited your comment for privacy reasons..:) )
      YEs… same boy! How crazy is that!
      Small world for sure!

  6. April 22, 2013 1:20 am

    LIfted… prayers lifted with thanksgiving that our God knows the way to the tumor and how to heal and longs for a young boy to grow old and gain his hoary head… may your kids and him be grey together and still praise and worship in fellowship at that time … with joy and thanksgiving. Jesus, so be it we ask~ resting in your sufficient grace

    your painting is straight from the heart of God

  7. Loraine permalink
    April 22, 2013 9:27 am

    Thank you for your mother’s heart and for knowing another mother’s heart. Praise God that we know the way to His throne and can lay our petitions for G. and this burden down. My prayers and tears are joined with yours.

  8. April 22, 2013 12:47 pm

    Agreeing with all in prayer…

  9. April 22, 2013 3:57 pm

    Sending prayers today for healing. Poignant post, I have many tears….I believe in collective prayer… sending loving energy his way and to you for your worried children and his worried family.

    Beautiful artwork….

    Hugs Giggles

  10. April 22, 2013 8:38 pm

    What a lovely drawing, and I will be praying!

  11. April 25, 2013 12:39 am

    I as well will join in on the prayers. Our family has been touched by this a few times already so we truly understand.

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