Thursday, May 21, 2009

Please Pray for Duncan's Family

A friend of mine (both in the blogging world and in our college days) suffered a profound loss on Tuesday. Sweet Duncan Thomas was born Tuesday morning having already gone to be in God's presence. It is hard to understand why God chose to bring Duncan Home so early, but His ways are not our ways.

My daughter saw my tears as I read the sober news on Monica's blog yesterday and asked me why I was crying. "Did you hurt yourself, Momma?" she asked tenderly. "No, sweetheart," I reassured her. "Momma's heart is hurt, because her friend's little baby Duncan went home to be with Jesus. It just makes me sad, that's all." Gabi considered this and then said, "well, Jesus is lucky then to be with Duncan instead of his mommy." I smiled at this and thought how much more wonderful Heaven is now that Duncan arrived.

I just visited Monica's blog again and saw the outpouring of love and support in the comments. Please join in by praying for Monica, Jim, and their son Seth as they journey through this difficult time in their lives.


  1. I always forget that you went to college with Monica. Thanks for this post, Jeanette. My heart hurts as well. :( I pray that God heals them.

  2. I'm headed over to her site now...such a sad time, but yet what awesome comfort we have in knowing that God is never taken by surprise by things that seem so terrible to us!

  3. So sorry about this. I cant imagine the pain! It just takes a child to put it all in perspective, doesnt it?

  4. I will definitely say a prayer for them.

  5. Wow. Bed rest is allowing me time to catch up on my blog reading, and I'm just now seeing this. I'm missing Duncan so much today; please tell Gabi that she made me smile in spite of m heartache today. You're raising her well, J. Keep up the good work; you inspire me!


Help relieve some of my insanity by letting me know you stopped by!