Monday, July 02, 2007

Prayers at a time of loss

On June 27th a great person was sent to heaven. I didn't find out about it until the next day since I was in Ohio visiting my family. Jenna was 35 a wife, mom to 3 beatiful kids plus 21 weeks pregnant(William). She was diagnosed with AML (Lukemia). Last year she was diagnosed and was treated and she thought she was over her battle when the doctors said she was in good health. But found out not that long ago that it was back. She was such a fighter and never gave up. I am sure there were times where she thought she didn't have enough strength in her to go on, but her family in her thoughts pushed her to stay strong and kick some butt. I read her blog on a daily basis and wished I could go up and visit her while she was in the hospital.
I wasn't close to Jenna. I met her once, when Julianna was a few months old. She was at a playgroup at the park. I talked to her a little bit and then on the playgroup message boards. I regret not getting to know her face to face. Everytime I saw her picture she literally reminded me of my mom. I think it was the shape of her face and her willingness to stay positive that did it. I never did get to tell Jenna that. I am sure some where up there she will get introduced to my mom.
I wasn't able to attend her calling hours. I actually found out about 3 hours prior to the calling hours that she had passed. Being in Ohio at the time, I wouldn't have made it.
I will be praying hard for her three kids and her husband. He is going to need so much support and encouragement. I remember when my Dad was left with us three kids when my mom passed away when I was 13. He went into a depression state and had a really hard time. We were all older than Jenna's kids, with me being the youngest.
Please keep the Jenna's family in your prayers.

1 comment:

Amber Garner said...

I was so sorry to read this. I had read her blog one time because it was linked on your page. I feel so bad for her family.