Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Please pray

This is Corie's friend Laura, I am hijacking her blog today! Today is Corie's Birthday and she is facing another difficult path on her journey. Her sweet grandma is in the hospital and is not expected to live through the week. Her grandma is a precious woman who has been the source of so much laughter for Corie and her family.

Will you pray for Corie, her grandma and the rest of their family? I am asking God to bring hope, comfort, peace and the assurance that He is near, even in the darkest hours. I know He will wrap His arms around each person in the family and has promised that He will never leave them. I want this truth to be so real to all who are there waiting at the hospital.

The past 18 months have been long and full of so many unexpected turns for this sweet family. I am so proud of Corie...she is a gift to so many and I count her as one of my greatest treasures. She is walking this journey so bravely, even in the moments when she would like to just sit down and not take one more step. I want her to know we are holding her arms up, just like Aaron and Hur, held up his arms during the battle. I know all of you love Corie and her family and will hold their arms up. Pray for strength as well as moments of laughter and true joy.

Thank you for praying and for loving this sweet family so well. They are so easy to love...

Sending love to your sweet family,
Laura and co

But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
Isaiah 40:31


Tamara said...

Corie, so sorry to hear of your grandma! Remember God is faithful and good! I tried to call you today to give my wishes... I pray you found joy today in celebrating Gods goodness to you in your life. Happy Birthday friend... thinking and praying for you.

zanesmommy said...

Praying for you and your family. May God give you peace and strength during this difficult time. I treasure you just like Laura.

I hope that you are able to have a great birthday celebration with your family.

Aimee said...


I wish I was there with you... I am sorry to hear about your grandmother..I will be praying for her and for you.

God is your strength and refuge.
Love you.and miss you so much!!!

The Beidle Family said...

Well said Laura....I love that you hijacked her blog...

Corie, Laura is right...you have done this well....keep running that race...grow weary for Him. He will hold you up and carry you through the valleys.

We are praying for you as you grieve the loss of your bubie....what a blessing that you could be by her side...I am sorry for your loss.

May your days be comforted by Him. I can't wait to see you in a few weeks. I love you my friend.