Monday, June 11, 2012

Fresh Air

We went for a walk this morning. I'm not sure Lucy realized it but she sure seemed peaceful.

324 comments:

  1. Meredith Thompson82June 11, 2012 at 11:06 AM

    Praying for you guys!!

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  2. I'm so glad you are able to have these very special times with Lucy away from the hospital room! Praying for you all!!

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  3. Thank you Father for peace.

    Praying and praying for you all so often.
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  4. God Bless you Lucy!

    I'm praying for peace and comfort.

    xoxo
    Tanya

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  5. I have been reading your blog for some time now and, even though we have never met, I feel so connected to you guys. I cannot imagine what you are going through. My heart breaks for all of you! Sweet Lucy was certainly put on this Earth for a particular purpose and hopefully because of her, we can all appreciate our lives and the lives of our loved ones a little more! This amazing girl will never be forgotten! Continuing to send lots of love and prayers from North Carolina!!!!

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  6. Praying in Alabama for your family.

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  7. I am praying for y'all. The tenderness of this picture of a precious innocent child being carressed by a loving mom is staggering. I kept looking at how much a mom's hands can convey love and caring.

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  8. Terry Anderson SykesJune 11, 2012 at 11:15 AM

    Feeling a mother's love in these pictures. No words necessary. Still praying for a miracle.

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  9. Beautiful mom. Beautiful daughter. Special, comforting time. Continuing to blanket you all in prayer....

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  10. My little boy Matthew is Lucy's age. I can't imagine what you are going through. You and Lucy and your husband are in my constant thoughts and prayers. God bless you.

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  11. She looks like an angel in her mommys arms. I hope you feel some comfort knowing that so many are praying. Love Katie

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  12. You are an amazing mom! I am continuing to pray for you, Lucy, and your family!

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  13. Fervent prayers for the Krull family from Rhode island.

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  14. So glad you both could get outside for fresh air :)... Still praying ceaselessly!! Love to all of the family...

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  15. You are so very much in my thoughts and prayers these days.

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  16. Kate, you don't know me I am one more stranger that started to read your blog a few months ago and fell in love with your beautiful Lucy. I am so so sorry for what your family is going through, I admire your strength and your faith. I'm not a very religious person and on moments like this I really don't understand God's ways of making innocent children go through this. Is heaven in need of more angels? I 'm sorry but I don't understand this at all. Lucy is a beautiful and very special little girl and she REALLY has touch many many lifes. I cried when I saw the pictures you prosted this morning. I really wish more strength for you, an incredible mother, for Eric an incredible daddy and for Ella and the rest of your family!! Please give Lucy a big hug and kiss for me and know that a lot of people all over the world that follow your blog love her so much!!!! Thank you for sharing Lucy with us!

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  17. My heart is breaking for you all. I hope Lucy's feeling of peace continues and that you all find it too.

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  18. Beautiful, touching moment. We continue to pray for you and your precious family.

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  19. Glad to see you were able to get outside for a moment. Prayers for Lucy and Ella and your entire family.

    Traci and Emerson

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  20. christinagomez123June 11, 2012 at 11:22 AM

    Continuing to blanket your family in prayers in these times. I can't imagine your pain, as a mother, these pictures speak directly to my heart.

    PRAYING, PRAYING, PRAYING!!!!!

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  21. Praying non-stop for Lucy. All day. Not a day goes by that your Lulu is not in my heart. I, like so many others, have fallen for her...her contagious smile and beautiful blue eyes. I have celebrated her triumphs each and every step along this journey of hers and have prayed through the struggles. This life can be so evil and I, like you, do not understand why a loving God could cause such suffering to a child. It just sucks sometimes. I will NEVER stop begging and pleading for a miracle...full and complete healing for little Lucy. She has a place in my heart forever...as do you.

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  22. Precious pictures. I'm so glad she got some fresh air. We continue to pray for her total healing.

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  23. Praying for Lucy and all of you.

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  24. Sweet and precious pictures, many continued prayers!

    Amy

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  25. Yes, Lucy looks absolutely peaceful in your arms! Prayers for continued peace . . .

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  26. Oh Kate, it hurts to see the pain on your face. I so wish there was something we could do to help, but we will continue to pray & cry out to God for peace & mercy for your family. I'm thanking God that Lucy isn't suffering and that you & Erik are able to have this time to love on her & wrap your arms around her. Even if she doesn't seem aware of her surroundings, I have to believe that she knows your voice, touch and smell. They are familiar and comforting to her and are no doubt bringing her peace. I hope you know that we don't just love Lucy; we have come to love your entire family and are wrapping our arms around you in prayer even from a distance. Praying unceasingly with love for all of you.

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  27. I cannot stop thinking of your family, of Lucy especially. Many, many prayers going our for you all.

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  28. my prayers are with you Lucy and your Family I know people say everyday they dont know you and how much Lucy has touched there lives and honestly I can't imagine my boys living like this and not being able to take that pain away. So Today as a mom I give my heart and strength and I prayer God is carrying Lucy and you as well as Ella and Erik Baby Jack and make you stronger together for Lucy. God is Faithful I truely believe it. I remember first learning about Lucy how could this happen and I have to remember each Angel is a gift for a reason the toughest lesson are learned the hard way and through a child what God would do this. Well he made you Her moma her beautiful best friend he knew you would never let her down and no matter how weak your weakest moments or your trying times have been you have risen to his call. She is His Angel Your Angel Our Angel for a reason. May god bless you today May he lay his hand upon Lucy and heal her body of all her sickness so she may be home with her family where she belongs in her mothers arms.. Amen From my family to yours lots of love and prayers.

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  29. Still thinking of you guys here in MI! What a precious picture Mama Kate. This photo says a 1000 words......

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  30. I echo what Terry said.

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  31. You can feel the love you have for Lucy through these pictures. My heart is broken that you all have to go through this. I will never stop praying for all of you!

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  32. A picture is worth a thousand words. The love and anguish you feel for precious Lucy is palpable in these pictures. Prayers for a miracle are being sent from Georgia. Thank you for sharing sweet Lucy with us.

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  33. Still believing in a miracle! (((BIG HUGS)))

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  34. As beautiful as any Renaissance painting of madonna and child. Praying hard in Croatia.

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  35. God bless you, Kate. I can see the agony all over you. My heart is screaming for you. I will not stop praying for a miracle for Lucy. I'm also praying for peace in all circumstances. I saw something while I was reading the other day...I posted it on Lucy's facebook support page. "When we can't make sense of God's hand, we can be certain of His heart." Lucy has made a permanent imprint on my heart, and I can promise you that, as far as I am concerned, her suffering will never be in vain! I love your daughter & your family even though we have never even met! Y'all are in my constant prayers,
    Shay

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  36. The love in these photos is amazing, truly amazing. Sending countless healthy thoughts and hugs!!!

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  37. My heart is completely broken for you, Kate! Praying for you and Erik and especially for little Lucy, that God will give you BIG miracles in the next few days! Even though I don't know you personally, know that you are loved and we are petitioning the Father for you all!

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  38. oh Mama....there are no words. I can feel your love and your strength as you hold your baby. Pure, unconditional love.
    I am praying for you all in Michigan. God's got this, Kate!

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  39. You are incredible. I agree with every blog responder.

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  40. No better place for her than Mama's arms in the fresh air. My heart hurts so bad for you Kate (and your whole family). I can tell the pain you are in from these pictures. And something else.....you are one SELFLESS woman. In your prayer requests, you never asked for a prayer for yourself. But you have gotten MANY from all of us here in your blog family and I hope you can feel those prayers and all of our love. I think of and pray for y'all so many times a day. Much love!

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  41. I look at these pictures Kate, and all I can think is - God bless you.

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  42. Praying for peace and comfort for your entire family. A mother's love is evident in these pictures. Thanks for sharing, and we will all keep praying...

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  43. Tears in my eyes and prayers on my lips. I'm so sorry. These are touching photos ... a precious daughter in her loving mamma's arms ... just where she needs to be right now .... though how we all wish that she and you were not in this situation.

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  44. Praying for a miracle. I can't even imagine what you are going thru but I pray you get your miracle.

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  45. Kate - Your Lucy will never be forgotten. I have a friend who's child never left the hospital - he passed at 13 months old. That was 14 years ago - He has not been forgotten, by friends and strangers alike - he will always be our Jared angel. Everyone who's heart Lucy has touched will always have her in their hearts. You are an incredible women and Mom. I am a religious person and don't think I could have the strength you have. You are showing Ella your amazing love and strength as a Mom and that will carry her and you through the days/weeks/months ahead. Please know you are in my constant prayers and thoughts.
    Janet
    Crystal Lake, IL

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  46. Prayers for sweet Lucy and your family..

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  47. Beautiful picture of Mom & Daughter. She looks peaceful in your arms as you surround her with your love. I pray that Lucy will not suffer. I pray that Ella & Jack will be given the understanding of Lucy's illness. I pray that all of you will have the strength to face whatever comes. I also pray for a miracle that will save Lucy even for 1 more day. God Bless all of you.

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  48. Praying for your precious family!!!!!

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  49. These pics make me cry so bad. I just wish I could take the pain away from you. Praying ceaselessly!

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  50. you and your family are continuously in my thoughts and prayers.

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  51. Dearest Kate, my prayers r with u. As someone to who has 2 children my family my niece and nephew that also have cancer. Please know our god will be with u and know the cancer is a ploy the devil gives to devide u from our heavenly father. My heart breaks for u and ur family, especially little Lucy. Find strength in our father he will give u strength he will keep u.you and your family are stronger than u know. I want to tell u that not just Lucy that inspire me but you. You inspire me, your family. I pray for u honey, I pray for your husband and your other babies. Stay strong surround yourself and your family with loved ones and friends you will need them. Please don't go this road alone or your family. The nation is praying for u and yours. He hears your prayers sending my love

    Destiny

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  52. Kate
    What a beautiful mama. Your mother's love is so beautiful. Your sweet Lucy has tAught me how to love at a much deeper level. She nor your family will never be forgotten. I'm still praying for a miracle
    Marybeth kindred

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  53. As I look at these two pictures, all I see is love....pure love.....Praying ceaselessly.

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  54. Thank you so much for sharing. I can't stop thinking about yall. We love her so much....

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  55. I wish I could take this pain away from you. I know it's hard being away from Lucy even for a second but thank you so much for keeping all of us updated. I have been praying for y'all since you told us what was going on.

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  56. God Bless you and your family and that beautful girl in your arms .I am praying for peace and comfort for Lucy and yall but I am still praying hard for a miracle!

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  57. Sending prayers and hugs..my heart is breaking for you!!!

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  58. My heart hurts for all in your family. As a mother I wish I could take away your pain

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  59. The LOVE between the 2 of you is evident! Glad you could both get some fresh air! So thankful you shared these pictures and the love between mother and daughter with us. Praying still for everyone!

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  60. These pictures speak so powerfully of a momma's fierce love and desire to protect and pain beyond compare. My heart cries out for you though I don't even know you but have been following lucy's story since diagnosis. This afternoon while my children nap I will be writing in the journals I keep for them about sweet little Lucy. They are too young to share her story with though they have caught me crying several times in the last week. I want them to know and always be able to remember a sweet little girl and her amazing momma who affected me so.

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  61. What precious photos. Your love for this child just shines from your face... Continuing to pray.

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  62. Can see your pain and love in these pictures. Praying for you!!!

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  63. Oh sweet baby girl.... My heart honestly hurts for your family so much..... I pray for peace for your family.... Even though I don't know your sweet Lucy I will never ever forget her sweet face and her strength and courage. She is a beautiful, precious and courageous little girl.

    Mandy xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  64. Beautiful, beautiful pictures. Thank you for sharing them. We continue to pray for you all.

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  65. I must agree with Terry in her comment. Still praying for Sweet Lucy and the family.

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  66. Praying for Lucy's peacefullness and for your strength and peace as well.

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  67. A Mother's pure, selfless love. Know that your family is being blanketed in prayer from people all over the globe.
    Much love from Nashville.

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  68. the love is so powerful.....holding you all tight in NH

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  69. Gosh you couldn't have said it better myself. Praying here in Colorado.

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  70. What a beautiful little girl and Mother. So much love in this picture.
    Praying so hard for all of you - Kelley

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  71. First, thank you so much for sharing such intimate details with us! We love your family and pray for mercy and peace! Second, you are amazing in your strength and love- as a young/new mother I hope to become a strong, serving mother such as yourself! and Lastly, I pray for a miracle- I pray for joy and happiness to return to your family!!!!

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  72. Kelly from SavannahJune 11, 2012 at 12:22 PM

    Although I don't know you and your family, You all are in my every thought and prayer. My heart breaks for you all. I can't imagine what you're feeling. Please know so many people are lifting you and Lucy and your family in their prayers. May God comfort you.

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  73. we are keeping all of you all in our thoughts..love, bill and cindy hendersonville tn

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  74. im so sorry. these pictures are priceless. im praying all the time. trust in the lord with all your heart lean not on your own understanding in all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your path straight.

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  75. Kate, we all know, that it is in God's time, when he is ready, for us to come home. I believe God is giving you and your family, some very special moments, to have with Lucy. This picture shows the love and peace, that He has given the two of you. There is just nothing like a Mother's love. Just hold her and love her, she knows that you are there, even if she is not responding to you. Only God is giving her that peace right now. He will give you peace and comfort, where you don't think you have any. My family continues to pray, for you and your family, and for Lucy to be free of pain, and to be able to feel your love to her. Lucy has brought, so many people together, who all have the same thing in common, love for you and your family and Lucy. We will all continue to pray. Peace be with you today.

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  76. Dear Kate,

    When I saw the 1st picture, I instantly started to weep & dropped to my knees PLEADING with God to grant Lucy a miracle. Seeing the profound sorrow on your face is devastating. None of this is Fair!!! Lucy should be playing with her siblings right now...laughing and having FUN. No parent should have to go through this...I'm soooo SORRY you & Eric have to. My heart aches for you Kate...and for Beautiful little Lucy! I just can't stop crying!!

    You're right, Lucy does look at peace in your arms - nothing is better than a mother's touch. Sweet Kate, as you comfort your child in your arms, I hope you feel all of us trying to comfort & protect you in our arms. I hope you are able to feel us...all of us strangers or not, sending you support and love from all over the world. I hope you know you are not alone in your sorrow.

    The day you opened your blog for anyone to read, was the day you gave us the gift of your family. The gift of Lucy!!! I wanted to thank for that. Lucy is a special little girl and one who is loved all over the world! Thank you for sharing your children with us. Thank you for the pictures of Lucy and for letting us know not only how your little girl is doing but also, how YOU are doing.

    God Bless You Kate....God BLESS ALL OF YOU!!! xo

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  77. Kate, those pictures make my heart ache. I wish there were just the right words. When I see the way you hold Lucy, with so much love and sorrow on your face... I know Jesus is standing behind you in that picture, holding youthe way you're holding Lucy, with the same look on His face. 'Jesus wept.' St. John 11:35.

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  78. A picture is worth a thousand words.

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  79. Praying without ceasing. Much love to you, Lucy and your family. These photos are priceless and will be a wonderful testimony to your love for her and Lucy's love for you!

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  80. Bless her heart. Praying she won't suffer and will be at peace!

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  81. Stephanie StringerJune 11, 2012 at 12:36 PM

    I just began following your blog due to the post for Lucy on the It's a Wonderful Life blog. My heart is aching for you and your family, especially Lucy. I had a dear, very young friend pass from an agressive brain cancer, glioblastoma, 6 months ago. Ever since then, my cancer philanthropy has expanded to fight to end these devastating brain cancers. I will now fight for my friend AND LUCY (and all those affected by brain cancer)!

    After reading all of the posts about Lucy since her diagnosis, I can see she has fought and fought hard, along with her family fighting for her as well. What a beautiful little girl she is -- and she should have never had to endure such pain. And you, as her Mother, should never have to endure the pain of seeing your child so sick and fighting for her life.

    I do not know you, but I feel like I do. I feel for you and your family...I really, really do. I will pray for all of you, for peace for all of you, especially Lucy. I pray she will go safely to our Lord and I know He will open his arms to YOUR loving child. There are no words anyone can bring you right now to set comfort upon you, but I know you can see the outpouring of love and how many people are thinking of y'all right now and want to help you get through this awful nightmare that is reality. We all will pray for you and hope that comforting thoughts and healing are upon your family in the coming days, weeks, months...and years. May God bless all of you, especially dear, sweet Lucy...may angels watch over her and keep her, always.

    Thank you for sharing Lucy's and your family's story with us...you are clearly an incredible Mother, wife and friend.

    With love -- yes, from a complete stranger, but with a very compassionate heart,
    ~Steph

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  82. Jessica Corina EnriquezJune 11, 2012 at 12:37 PM

    I am so sorry for what your sweet Lucy, you and your family are going through right now. I know there aren't any words that can take away your pain. I was 13 years old when I lost my mother to this aweful disease called cancer. I don't know what is worse... a child losing their mother or a mother losing their child. I wish I could tell you that it gets easier, but 17 years later-- the pain still takes my breath away. I try so hard to remember the good times and to rejoice and celebrate her life instead of sulk and cry all the time. For many years it was so hard. The pain was so unbearable that I'd rather not even think about her then to have to deal w/the pain. Please don't do what I did. You're a wonderful mother, and you will still have 2 beautiful kids that will need you more than ever. Your story is inspiring. No one will forget your sweet Lucy, especially me. I know my mom will be there to greet her when that time comes & I promise you, she will watch over her until you get there.

    Sending my love from a Prayer Warrior in Jacksonville, Florida!
    Jessica C. Enriquez

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  83. Never let her go...such a powerful picture. Continuing to pray.

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  84. WatchmegrowstickersJune 11, 2012 at 12:39 PM

    Prayers and love to you and your family. My heart breaks for you.

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  85. There really are no words. I'm praying for your entire family.

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  86. Sometimes it's just the little things, like fresh air, to help you get through the day.
    Praying for peace and time together for Lucy and her family. Love to all, Pat Williams, a grandmother in Tuscaloosa

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  87. Kate I am praying continuously for you, your family and Lucy. A mother knows the love that you feel for her and that the heart you give to her is broken in a million pieces. She and you will never be forgotten in my home here in Florida. Thank you for the gift of Lucy and for the gift of sharing your pain. We are all changed by it...deeper...more aware of what matters. The prayers will continue.

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  88. These pics are so painful and sad :( From one mom to another my heart aches for you and your family. May Lucy be pain free and in peace.

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  89. From one mom to another my heart aches for you, your family and Lucy. May Lucy be pain free and in peace.

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  90. She may not have been aware that she was out in the fresh air, but she certainly knows her mother's loving arms.

    Continuing prayers for peace for you all, and no pain for Lucy.

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  91. I think a lot of people in similar situations don't think to take pictures during such a tough time, but from my experience I predict you will be glad that you did; it will be a tangible reminder to you always of the love and tenderness and fight and sacrifice you are putting forth for your daughter - and that that she is putting forth for you.

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  92. Dear Kate,
    I continue to cry out to God for you. I cannot imagine your pain. My heart breaks for you. You are a miraculous woman and mother. May the Lord comfort you during this horrible storm.

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  93. My heart is hurting so much for all of you. I know the only thing I can do is pray for Lucy and her whole family. Prayers coming from Newton, IA for you all. Remember, we know we have a good and loving God and he has a plan for all of us. May you feel his arms around you during this time

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  94. Praying in Utah.

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  95. Thank you for sharing this beautiful moment with us.

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  96. Beautiful mother and daughter, inside and out. God bless.

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  97. Thank you for sharing such tender moments with us. We may not know each other personally, but you and your family are wrapped in prayers and lots of love from each person that has come to know and love Lucy.

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  98. Praying for you and sweet Lucy and the rest of your family. I am so sorry Kate. I have been following your post all along the way. I was praying for healing, now Im praying for peace for you and sweet Lucy, and Eric and Ella. Jack too. I pray for a miracle.Just know that we are thinking of you at this time.

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  99. This picture is priceless......nothing but LOVE!

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  100. A perfect illustration of a mother's love for her child. Simply breathtaking!

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  101. A Mama's love transends all. Beautiful picture. Praying for your family.

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  102. My heart is heavy as I look at you and sweet Lucy! I am praying for God's mercy for sweet Lucy and your family! I could see God holding both of you in this picture! God Bless you!

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  103. Sweet girl. Beautiful momma. So glad you got to get outside today. Keeping all of you in my thoughts.

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  104. Cambria CopelandJune 11, 2012 at 1:01 PM

    As evident in these raw photos - a mama's love is so strong... I had no idea until I had babies and I am crying looking at these photos. So many loves and hugs to you, Lucy and your family.

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  105. Sending (((HUGS))) and prayers from Arkansas!

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  106. you hold on tight mama....praying for peace for your entire family.

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  107. Oh Kate, having lost my child 6 years ago, my heart aches for all of you and I am praying for peace for all of you. Lucy will never be forgotten. This is a lonely road but, know how many of us have never met you but are checking your blog multiple times a day and praying for all you. Much love, strength and prayers.

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  108. The most beautiful picture I've ever seen... It's as if God is holding Lucy through Kate's arms...
    All I see is pure love......

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  109. Kate,
    As I looked at these pictures and began to pray for you and Lucy, this song began to play in my head... Much love...

    When the stars burn down and the earth wears out
    And we stand before the throne
    With the witnesses who have gone before
    We will rise and all applaud

    Singing blessing and honor, glory and power
    Forever to our God
    Singing blessing and honor, glory and power
    Forever to our God

    When the hands of time wind fully down
    And the earth is rolled up like a scroll
    The trumpets will call and the world will fall
    To its knees as we all go home

    Singing blessing and honor, glory and power
    Forever to our God
    Singing blessing and honor, glory and power
    Forever to our God
    Singing blessing and honor, glory and power
    Forever to our God

    Star of the morning, Light of salvation
    Majesty
    God of all mysteries, Lord of the universe
    Righteous King (2)

    There will come a day standing face to face
    In a moment, we will be like Him
    He will wipe our eyes dry, take us up to His side
    And forever we will be His

    Singing blessing and honor, glory and power
    Forever to our God
    Singing blessing and honor, glory and power
    Forever to our God

    Singing blessing and honor, glory and power
    Forever to our God
    Singing blessing and honor, glory and power
    Forever to our God

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  110. I have never posted before but wanted to let you know that I am praying for you and your family. May God show his grace and mercy to your family at this time.

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  111. There are no words.......you all have been constantly on my mind and in my prayers.

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  112. Praying, and praying and praying. Lucy and her story will live on through so many people. My heart breaks for her, for you, for the whole family. Much love!

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  113. Precious little lamb. Praying.....

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  114. Prayers from Dallas TX! My heart literally hurts for you today. I am praying for Lucy, you, your husband and the other 2 children! Praying for peace and an absolute miracle. Our God is so wonderful and hears our cries! I wish you were not going through this, but very thankful that you are allowing people all of the world help carry you with our prayers! Thank you for letting us love on your sweet girl, even though we are so far away!! We love you Lucy!!

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  115. A single picture sure is worth a million words! My heart broke into a million pieces when I seen these photos. To even try to comprehend what you and your family is going through hurts my heart so badly. I just cant imagine the pain you are feeling. As usual my thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family and Lucy!

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  116. No greater love than a mama and her child!!! Thanks to you and Lucy for teaching us all to love at a deeper level. Continuing to pray for Lucy's miracle
    Marybeth in ky

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  117. Kate, hold on tight...We are all still praying for Lucy and your entire family. I'm praying for a miracle for Lucy, but also peace and God's will to be done.

    Much love-

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  118. Kate
    There is no greater love than a mother and her child. Sweet Lucy and your family are an inspiration. Praying for Lucy's miracle. Thanks for showing us all the true definition of love
    Marybeth in ky

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  119. The most beautiful and at the same time heartbreaking pictures. The pure love of mother and daughter nesseled in heartbreak. I am glad you got to go outside for a break. Little Lucy looks so content in your arms. I am praying for Lucy, you, and your whole family multiple tmes a day. My church has a group that meets at 7am on Mondays and they pray over prayer cards left in the offering plates on Sunday.. I left a message in church for them yesterday with your blog and asked for them to read and spread the word for prayer. Just know we are praying so hard for precious Lucy. I hope you can find some rest tonight. Dear God, please watch over this entire family and give them the strength they need. Grant them rest when needed and help Ella to understand and not to be afraid. We don't know all of the needs they have but trust that what is in their heart will be met by you when they don't know how to ask you or are to tired to pray. I pray this in the precious name of your son, Jesus. Amen.

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  120. Oh my, what powerful images: one is of protection, the other is of cradling your baby. Both just scream your love. My heart aches for you. There are just no words, but still ceaseless prayers.

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  121. Still praying for a miracle.

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  122. prayers to your entire family...may God wrap his arms around you all

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  123. Laurafrazier2012June 11, 2012 at 1:32 PM

    God Bless you Kate...I have prayed so so much for your precious Lucy as well as your entire family. Laura Frazier, Shawnee, KS

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  124. My heart goes out to you all. lily. xxx

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  125. These took my breath away. I pray that you will always feel that sweet baby girl in your arms. Prayers for your family from Texas!

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  126. Kate, these are the most beautiful pictures I have ever seen. Not a word spoken, but so much said in them. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  127. I so agree Donna. Prayers to Lucy from Austin, Texas.

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  128. Your pictures are heart-wrenching, yet beautiful at the same time.
    Praying for peace and comfort for Lucy and all of you, as well.

    Cathy
    Arnold. MO

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  129. No price could ever be put on such images as those. My heart runneth over. In continuous prayer for you all, my friend. Jer. 29:11 GO LUCY GO...always. <3

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  130. Laura Merrill McCalebJune 11, 2012 at 1:42 PM

    Praying for y'all!

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  131. Dearest Kate and Lucy,

    These are such sacred and precious moments, and I feel so honored that you would share them with all of us. Thank you for the fight in both of you and for the lives that you both live. I am so sorry for the burdensome sorrow that you girls, and your family are going through. The pain in my gut when you post your words and pictures just makes me sick with deep sadness! I cannot even begin to imagine how you, such a faithful momma, and a forgiving little girl, must feel. You two and your entire family are NOT, and I repeat, are NOT forgotten!!!! I will remember a momma who always sought the very best for her daughter, and a daughter who ALWAYS reflected the light and love of her mother. I am so sorry, I can't say it enough. As a momma myself with two little boys close to Ella's and Lucy's ages, I wouldn't even know where to go or what to do if I were in your situation with either one of my boys. You girls are so tough, and so sweet! You both have bountifuls of compassion that just oozes from your pictures and your stories. Thank you, Lucy and Kate, for sharing your lives with the rest of the world. Thank you for these intimate pictures that you have so graciously shared with us. The world weeps for you, our hearts continually long to hold both of yours.

    We love you immensely!

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  132. Kate such a sad but beautiful picture. Lucy does look peaceful, and no doubt, she knows her Mama's arms are around her. I have to trust that God is protecting her and she is not afraid. Since I first met you on this blog I have thought you were the strongest woman I know. Just stay by her side honey and God will give you the strength you need. I hope Ella and Jack are doing well and that they are not afraid. Yes, I know Erik has been by your side all along and God will take care of him and keep him strong. All my love and prayers Kate.

    Sue Le Jeune

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  133. Sending prayers from Birmingham, England xo

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  134. Jamie from Fort. Lee, VAJune 11, 2012 at 1:45 PM

    Oh I am speechless at the beauty. Tears flow. I hurt for you all and praying hard.

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  135. Prayers of peace and healing for Lucy, yourself, and your family, Kate. Coming from Virginia. My heart is aching and breaking for you...

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  136. Lucy and all of you are never out of my mind. Each time I look at my Children, I'm reminded of Lucy and I think it's making me a better mother. I hate this so much for you all. I am praying throughout each day for comfort for her body and mind and for peace to surround you all. We lost twins at 5.5 mo of pregnancy several years ago and the peace we felt as we held them in the final moments could only be given by our God and I pray you feel the same peace. (((hugs))) from Atoka

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  137. Kate I am a complete stranger that has been following your blog since a Facebook friend of mine posted about Lucy. Having gone through some very scary medical issues with my 11 year old epileptic son I related to the desperate pull to protect and heal Lucy. I've been cheering for her and your whole family in the background this whole time, I've even dreamed about all of you.

    Now with this recent news I am grieving with you and so many others. I don't have the right words, but my hope is that the knowledge that there are so many souls out there praying for your family gives some comfort.

    Lucy is so blessed to be surrounded by so much love, and her precious spirit will live for eternity.

    God bless you all.

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  138. caitlinpainter22June 11, 2012 at 1:51 PM

    So many prayers for sweet Lucy and your family. There aren't many more words to say than that.

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  139. Praying for you. You are loved.

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  140. Kate, I do believe in miracles and know that they can happen. I am praying for Lucy, you, and your family. I promise I will not forget Lucy or your family.

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  141. God is still on His throne. He will comfort you all during this these times. Lucy has touched people a world away. And so have you Kate. Stay strong and continue to lean on Him, the one who made Lucy. Praying for you for all things and still believing in miracles to happen.

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  142. Praying for a miracle for "our" Lucy......also praying for peace and rest for all of you...
    Thank you so much for sharing today. We are all blessed by it! You are a precious mother who loves her daughter...
    Sending prayers from Starkville, MS

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  143. Prayers to sweet Lucy and to you. Lucy looks so peaceful in your arms. Those photos make my heart ache for you.

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  144. Thank you for sharing that precious moment with us...it is an intimate moment and a vulnerable one; you holding that sacred and blessed little life in your arms. Still praying for you and thinking of you all daily.

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  145. Lucy, you are loved. You are loved. You are loved.

    Praying for mercy and all of your requests.

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  146. Kate, Please know you are still being prayed for. For Lucy, for you and your family in Beaufort NC.
    We pray for miracles,,,,we pray for comfort. We know everything is done in God's will. Your pictures are precious.....thank you for allowing us to be with you during this time.

    Carol

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  147. You and Lucy are constantly on my mind. I can just feel your pain through these pictures...Still praying for that miracle!

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  148. A perfect picture of a mother's tender, selfless love. Praying the Lord continue to surround and carry you all with His presence and tender mercies.

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  149. Sigh. I am praying right this second for comfort.

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  150. Praying in Nebraska

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  151. Beautiful pictures. Still praying for sweet Lucy and your entire family.

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  152. Brokenhearted, I continue to pray for you all. I've prayed for you daily since Lucy was diagnosed and will continue to cover you in prayer.

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  153. Praying for you and for a miracle for Beautiful, precious Lucy.

    Jennifer McCabe

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  154. God bless you! You will always treasure, in a very bittersweet way, these moments forever. May God continue to hold you up. You are a wonderful mother.

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  155. Praying that as your arms are around Lucy, God's arms are wrapped around you.

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  156. Praying for a miracle. Stay strong momma! I feel the amazing love in these pictures.

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  157. I have never seen a more precious picture of a Mother's tender love for her child, except maybe for the Pieta where the Blessed Mother Mary is cradling her fallen son, Jesus. What a special Mom you must be to have God entrust you with the life of a child who has been so ill. I hope that someday you will be able to look back on the miracle that is shown in this picture with, not only sorrow and longing for what was, but also for the gift of Lucy's life and for what you mean to each other. Thank you for sharing Lucy with all of us and for reminding us of what is important in life. May God hold you amd you family in the palm of His hand, now and always. I know he hears our prayers for dear Lucy and for you.

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  158. You hold her nice and tight. I am sure she feels your love. I keep sobbing over this. No one should have to go thru this. Thank you for keeping us informed. I am praying for comfort.

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  159. Heart wrenching but beautiful. You look lbeautiful and you look like you are holding an angel.

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  160. Prayers and love to you all from Cindy in Illinois.

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  161. I have spent the last 5 days moving from Atlanta to Las Vegas. Hubby and I spent the last 3 days driving it. The entire time we were in Tennessee, you and Lucy were in my heart. I kept talking about you guys as well, even tho my husband doesn't follow the blog with me. We went right by St. Jude's and saw the signs for Lebonheur. My heart absolutely ached and I couldn't help but cry. But I sent you all as much love and peace as possible. You and Lucy have definitely touched my life forever and I know you worry that in a few years, your readers will forget. I can tell you right now that this reader will not. Ever. My heart now permanently holds a spot for you and Lucy and Eric and Ella and Jack. <3

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  162. Prayers from Huntersville, NC

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  163. Such moving pictures. I don't know what I was expecting when I checked the blog today but these beautiful pictures have knocked me off my feet. To see the pain you are suffering and how sick Lucy is so upseting. I can't imagine how you are feeling and we are just looking at the pictures, not experiencing the moment for ourselves. Cancer makes me so angry. It just isn't fair that people, children or adults, should have to suffer like this. Prayers prayers prayers for you and your family. Peace.

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  164. Continue to pray for a miracle for all of you and am in awe of your strength and faith. I see God all around as you hold your sweet girl in your arms.

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  165. praying in Wisconsin, with all my heart I'm praying.

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  166. I am so sorry for your precious Lucy and your sweet family. No child should have to suffer like this. Your mother's love truly shows through these pictures and your posts.

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  167. Praying for all of you......

    Annie in VA

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  168. Though your world seems so broken, your strength and love shines through ... to Lucy, to Erik, to Ella and Jack; and to your family and immediate circle of friends. Those of us who know you only from this blog are in awe of your love and strength, your faith and your example. I continue to pray for your strength, for Lucy, and for your family's comfort in the middle of unfanthomable pain. Prayers from western NC.

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  169. Praying in NY. Breathtakingly beautiful.

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  170. Beautiful and sad at the same time, even if sweet Lucy didnt know she was outside she knew the most important thing the love of her mom, she looks so peaceful and that is all that matters to her your love, praying for your entire family!!!

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  171. Praying for peace & understanding!!!

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  172. Praying in St. Albert, Alberta Canada....thanks Terry you took the words right out of my mouth

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  173. I continue to pray for your family and sweet Lucy. I know that our God of all creation has each of you wrapped in His own arms, just as you have Lucy wrapped in yours. As a new Mama...you have shown me what selfless love truly is. I only pray that my son will know that he is loved as Lucy knows you love her. Thank you for this gift. Your family, and little Lucy, have left an imprint on my own heart as to what really matters in life and how I should be spending my time here on earth. I pray that you feel God's power, peace, comfort, and love today.

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  174. My heart hurts so bad for you. May God give her peace!

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  175. Precious,priceless pictures. Says so much, without saying a word. Praying for all of you.

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  176. Praying in Illinois!

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  177. Lots and lots of prayers for mercy, for strength, for comfort and most of all -a miracle....all my love from Louisiana

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  178. These are powerful photos Kate. I am so glad you both got to get out of the room and into the fresh air. Just that alone can be so soothing. You are doing such a great job. You really are, please do not doubt yourself. Your instincts are incredible.

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  179. i dont even know u or lucy but your story has touched mine and my familys heart and we continue to pray daily for a miracle for lucy. i couldnt begin to imagine what u and your family are going through but my heart breaks for u .
    much love
    dawn

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  180. Kate,
    I never knew how much I could love a family I had never met until I started following your family blog over a year ago. Lucy will never be forgotten nor will your entire family. I pray for a miracle and although we cannot understand why this is happening, we know that God loves Lucy more than we can even fathom. Seems impossible that someone could love her more, but He does. May His comfort and care wrap around you and your family like a beautiful quilt. I promise for as long as I live I will never forget this beautiful child nor what she has taught us with her short life. You look like Lucy's angel in that picture and you both are so beautiful!

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  181. You are a wonderful mom!

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  182. You and Lucy are never far from my thoughts. I'm still praying that God give you "the peace that transcends all understanding to guard your heart and your mind" here in Zachary, LA--God bless you both and your amazing family.

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  183. Lucy, you are such a brave little girl. You do not know me or my family, but they sure know about you! My children ask about you and it is so comforting to tell them about such an amazing little girl. You are an inspiration! Please give Lucy a hug from us:) We are praying for you in Round Rock, Texas.

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  184. Melanie Inglefield-CozardJune 11, 2012 at 3:42 PM

    Crying tears for you and saying prayers for peace. Your love is so evident in these pictures. You are the amazing mother that was meant to care for Lucy on this earth.

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  185. Thank you for sharing with us.

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  186. just a precious picture, please know your family and sweet Lucy are in my thoughts and prayers...

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  187. DeannagreenphotographyJune 11, 2012 at 3:52 PM

    I'm praying for God to encircle Lucy and your entire family with His peace that passes all understanding. I'm not sure if you received my email, but if you would like me to come up there and photograph some of these moments for you, I would do so for free. I am available any morning this week. I have started a program called Snaps of Love that offers free sessions to deserving families in your situation. If you are interested, please call me, 901-517-1553. I know you may not feel like this is something you want right now, and I so understand. But if it is, I would be honored to come meet you. All my love and prayers. Deanna

    www.deannagreenphotography.com

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  188. Praying for Sweet Lucy...and for all of you in Texas....

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  189. Susan CouringtonJune 11, 2012 at 3:54 PM

    If these pictures do not cause the "mother" in you to hurt...something is wrong with you. Lucy is surrounded by love from places she does not even know about...right here in Birmingham, Alabama for one!

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  190. My heart is breaking for you guys.........many prayers being said !!!

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  191. thinking about you all and praying for you all

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  192. Pure. Unconditional. Love.

    Just as the Father has for all of us.

    Ceaselessly praying for peace.

    Jill from Missouri

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  193. Those pictures are a true example of a mother's love. Praying, praying, praying for peace and no suffering for Lucy.

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  194. I have prayed & believed for Lucy for a little over a year now. Sometimes, I question him why this precious baby is going through this.-I believe we can do that. He is our heavenly father. Even though Im sure you feel weak, you are a strong woman-Lucy is so lucky. Thank you for sharing your story with the world. I know you wish, as do we, that you had another story to share. Praying & agreeing with you for God's will.

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  195. Praying from Brazil

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  196. Yes, you can see the love and pain in these pictures. I am still praying for a miracle too.

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  197. A lifetime of a Mother's LOVE wrapped up in your touch...she can feel it. We all can. Only her momma can give her that. Lucy feels you...she knows you best...because she knows what it is like to hear your heart from the inside. It's powerful beyond words. Pleading for a miracle...

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