Friday, May 29, 2009

David is home

I received this email last night from the Gockenbachs

"At 8:44pm tonight, David entered eternal life.. He's home, safe and secure in the Father's arms. We miss him already, but are so glad that his suffereing is over. He's been thru more in his 11 yrs than most of us will ever go thru. Yet how full of joy he was and such a blessing to so many. His mission is accomplished, his crown awaits.

Thank you for staying with us on this journey."

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Sad news....

I've posted several times about the only other family near us (about 100 miles away) who adopted siblings from Ethiopia shortly after we brought A home. Their son David, was dx'd with leukemia not long after arriving home with his new family. He relapsed while still receiving chemo, and underwent a stem cell transplant late last year. He spent 100 days in the hospital at U of M and it was grueling, to say the least. David, now age 11, has relapsed again. There is very little that can be done medically at this point - he might have a few months. His family is preparing for the unthinkable. David is a wonderful faith filled little boy who has endured more than any child should.

Please keep David and his entire family in your thoughts and prayers.

Here is a link to the family's caringbridge pages