Friday, December 05, 2008

Prayers needed and answered

This is not what I wanted to post about.
I wanted to keep the mood light and joyful in this Christmas season.
But a bit of reality crashed in last night. Okay, a LOT of reality.
And it's not about me. It's about a little girl.
A little girl the same age as our son.

I think her name is Pazaria Thomas.
And reading her story was heartbreaking and I struggled to control my nausea.
Her story is at this link - please be forewarned that it is disturbing and not for little eyes:
It would be easy to focus on anger. Anger that one person's actions created this situation, that several witnesses did not stop it, and that this beautiful girl has had to live a life that no child should know.
But in this Christmas season - I wanted to focus instead on something that we can all do for her. And it's free.
Friends, would you please pray with me for Pazaria? Before you click away from this page, would you please just stop a moment and ask God to heal her heart, heal her wounds, and restore her sight? I know many of you are parents with your own beloved children. And I am certain that you couldn't fathom the thought of your 2-year old facing this. So please pray for her. Pray that someone will love her like every child should be loved.
I know God answers prayer. For some wonderful answered prayers, please see Linn and DW's site. We are rejoicing with them!


Mr. Daddy said...

Rach the largeness of your heart continues to amaze me:o) So glad you are mine..

He & Me + 3 said...

NO doubt I will add her to my prayer list. Poor baby.

Kelly said...

So sad... I will pray for this sweet angel. Found you via mimi!!

Jaime said...

I know you said not to focus on anger and I'm trying not to focus on it, but that makes me so angry, I'm crying. I will pray for her for all the things you said, but I will pray that he gets just punishment. Maybe if someone treated him the same way he treated her, he would be a little more sorry. Okay, I know that's not the best attitude, but it is my gut reaction. I can't believe he would act that way. I guess I should be praying for God to convict him and draw him to Him. But that's hard.

Killlashandra said...

Appalling, really appalling. People's ability to hurt children never ceases to anger and unnerve me all at the same time. When my husband and took the foster parenting classes listening to the stories was the hardest part. And at the same reinforcing why we decided to do it in the first place. I'm praying for her.

Alicia The Snowflake said...

That's just terrible. I couldn't even read the whole article. It makes me want to cry and throw up all at the same time! May the Lord heal this little girl's body and her soul. I understand the want for lightheartedness during this time, but thank you for sharing. It is so important that we bear the burdens of others. And right now this little girl needs us to bear her burdens.

I hope you have a great weekend celebrating the Christmas season with your little one!

lilivw said...

Absolutely heartbreaking! I will keep her in my prayers.