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Dear God, are you out there, it's me, Cathy

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

I started blogging by accident. I wanted to post on Rosie O'Donnell's blog so I created one myself. Early on my blog was very silly and full of political digs. Katrina was in full force and I was full of my own fury.

And then people started to post comments. I was intrigued by this. Amused. I liked the back and forth banter with these make-believe people. Then I saw some weird comments and thought about stopping. This thought was fleeting, because it was then that I realised that this strange entity connected me somehow, to something, and I still didn't completely understand.

And now, I am connected to many people who I have gotten to know better than some of my own family. So connected that tonight, I can not shake my fear for a sweet baby boy who is so very sick. I rarely pray hard anymore. But here I go. Please pray with me. For Ira, who I have never met, whose parents I do not know, but for whom I have shed a thousand tears these past few days. I have never in my life put a prayer to paper, but blogging has brought me to it.

Our Heavenly Father.
Thank You for Ira.
Thank You for his wonderful parents.
Thank You for placing this sweet baby boy on the Earth to know them and be with them and with his little big sister.
I know that we must somehow understand that you must take us when our time has come.
But please, Dear God, I pray these words with all that is in me. Let Ira live a beautiful and long life on this Earth. His life will serve others in a way that is meaningful and holy. His life will uplift so many. Please God. In all your Mercy. Lay your healing hands on this baby boy and make him well, give him strength, let him feel joy and happiness, laughter and love.
In Your Name, I Pray.

Wake to see a thousand mornings, dear baby.

  1. Blogger JoeC said:

    There is time for everything
    And everything in its place,

    Some are beyond our control
    And some beyond our understanding

    But we can have faith in our hearts
    And in faith, we pray for guidance and strength.

  1. Blogger for_the_lonely said:

    What a beautiful heart you have, Cathy..I am heading over to Ira's blog to pray for the little baby boy too...


  1. Blogger Mise en Place said:

    I prayed your written pray. I also pray daily and will most certainly put Ira on my list.

    What a beautiful post.

  1. Blogger Berlinbound said:

    Good morning Cathy ... I wrote a note to Ira's folks ... Can't imagine their suffering ... and his.
    There is so much of it in the world, children who weep unheard, hungry and in pain. We too often take for granted the good health we enjoy in the developed countries, forgetting the millions who die each year before reaching age 5.

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  1. Blogger lady miss marquise said:

    I read about Ira on your blog the other day, there are so many people out there suffering and a situation like this always puts things back into prespective.

    I've added Ira and his family to my daily daimoku and will be sending my prayers as well.

    Thanks for the post

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    I hope the Hays family and Ira feel our prayers and hopeful wishes. Even more, I hope GOd hears us. Hug your loved ones even tighter.

  1. Anonymous Anonymous said:

    My thought with Ira, as well as you all this holiday season.

  1. Anonymous Anonymous said:

    The great thing about God is that even though you may not pray often he does hear you when you do.

    Oh yeah... I like getting to know you too!

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    Will and DayByDay;
    Thank you both.If you go to the Hays family on my sidebar, you will read that Ira is holding his own. Thank You, Merciful God in Heaven.

  1. Blogger Stephanie said:

    You know what's weird - I've read a lot of that blog, and I think so much of their little girl too. I know they are doing the best they can to give her love and a normal life, but it must be hard to be the big sister of a little boy who is so ill. I'm going to save some of my thoughts for Sophia too.

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