My heart has been so heavy today for a homeschool family I do not know. Their 3 year old son passed away last night. I was forwarded an email that went throughout the homeschool community asking people to pray for Christian last night. Danny, Noah and I prayed together and hoped God would intervene. This morning the first thing I saw in my inbox was that he had passed. I have been sick with grief today since reading the outcome. My heart is breaking for the Drews family. I have cried and prayed as I looked at his pictures and read about him counting for his mom. I have a little blonde three year old son. He is also excited about doing school next week with his siblings. It is these similarities and the bond of being fellow a homeschool family that intensify this grief for a mom I have never met.
Please join me in praying for this family in the days and weeks ahead. Put a rock in your shoe or a string around your wrist to remind you throughout the day to call out their names before the Lord. They have to try to sleep at night. They have to relive all this the day they bury his little body. And this mom(Marsha) has to teach her other two sons in their home when school starts. She has to be happy, make school fun, comfort her boys. She needs our prayers! Christian's brothers (nicknamed Tank and Dash) need to feel peace from God for something that cannot make sense. And finally David, the dad, has to embrace his own grief while comforting the rest of his family. Surely God can give him the strength for this as he has also grieved the traffic loss of his Son. But he is God and we are human! From what I have read about them, I know they rejoice that Christian is with the Lord. But I know that doesn't lessen the pain. Please, please don't forget this family.