6.05.2012

She Will Find Peace

Dear friends,

Lucy's cancer is back. There is nothing we can do. We don't have a long time with her but we are determined to make the most of every minute.

Our only prayer is for mercy and no suffering. We have to protect Ella. She knows but we want her to be safe. Thank you for your love, support and prayers.

873 comments:

  1. I'm so sorry to read this update.

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  2. As I sit here with tears in my eyes and my breathe tight in my chest I find myself at a loss as to what to say. My heart aches for Lucy, for you, for your entire family. Know that wi the heaviest of hearts I pray for all of you.

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  3. Oh Kate, I am praying so hard for your precious family. I have been keeping check on FB and your blog today because you have all been on my heart. May God put his hands around each of you. Much love from Oxford, MS.

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  4. Oh no my heart is breaking for your family as I read this. I have never posted before but please know we are praying for your family as you spend time with your precious Lucy. <3

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  5. Praying for Lucy and your sweet family.

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  6. I am so sorry. She is a strong little girl and you are a strong family. I pray for you and know we are all thinking of you.

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  7. Praying for God give you strength and Sweet Lucy comfort. We love all of you.

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  8. My heart is breaking for your family. Praying for overwhelming peace for you all.

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  9. I am so sorry to read this update. I will continue to pray for Lucy - no suffering. I will continue to pray for you and your husband, Ella and Jack, and your extended family and close friends. I wish I had some words that could provide comfort, but all I can do is pray.

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  10. My heart is just breaking for you, your husband and your children. There are no words. I have been praying for Lucy and all of you today. I will continue to pray that God will give you the comfort, peace and strength that you need in the days and months ahead. I am so sorry,

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  11. Dear God, Please use Your healing hand! This family needs You right now!

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  12. Praying for Lucy and your family. May God grant you comfort and peace.

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  13. my heart sank into my stomach as i read that Lucy's cancer is back. I've been parying so hard for her and your family. So many more prayers go out for you guys and the comfort of Lucy.
    Lots prayers and love coming from Nebraska
    -Kirstie Bikakis

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  14. Praying without ceasing.

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  15. Praying for comfort and peace! It is so heart wrenching to hear these words.....they pierce to the very soul. I shall never forget when we were told that about my mom. Just know that God hasn't left you. He will see you through whatever comes. You have been so faithful. God has blessed our hearts through you, your family, and especially little Lucy.

    Beth D.

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  16. I have been following your blog ever since the start of Lucy's illness, daily. I have just checked it tonight and I almost lost my breath when I read your post. I stopped and started praying for each of you..and I sure will continue. Praying God will give you all peace and that He will have mercy on sweet Lucy.

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  17. There are no words. I am praying for a miracle and for God to give you all strength.

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  18. Prayers from a stranger for your precious family. My heart aches for you.

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  19. Oh Kate. There are no words. I'm hurting and crying for you. Love you and your whole family.

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  20. I am so sorry, our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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  21. We are praying for your family.

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  22. My heart has been hurting all day as I have prayed for all of you- I read this update with tears flowing. Continued prayers for all of you- we love you all.

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  23. Melanie Inglefield-CozardJune 5, 2012 at 11:50 PM

    I am so, so very sorry. I will pray for a peaceful passing for Lucy and for you. As a nurse who has been through many deaths with patients, I will tell you that the love and energy in the room at the time someone becomes an angel is overwhelming and truly a gift from God. I will pray that it eases your grief and loss. I am so sorry you have to experience this, from one mother to another.

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  24. My heart is truly breaking for you all! I have prayed for your sweet baby from the moment I heard her name. Tonight I praying through the tears! I love your Lucy dearly and truly been touched by her precious life. I am so sorry! Just so incredibly sorry! God is wrapping His arms around all of you...and with the heaviest of hearts, your prayer warriors are wrapping you in prayers.

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  25. Lucy has touched so many people. I pray for each every one of you. God Bless

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  26. Mercy...no suffering...

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  27. I echo Carrie. My heart is breaking for all of you. I believe in miracles and will pray for them this evening. God bless all of you.

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  28. I'm so saddened to read this:( God Bless your family. This has been a long road for all of you and a tough battle for your strong and beautiful Lucy. I will pray for your family. May God wrap his arms around you all. He will take good care of Lucy and of all of you. Much love and prayers. Laura

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  29. My heart hurts for your family. Nothing can take away your sadness and pain, but know that we, from near and far, feel it, too.

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  30. Sending major prayers from the west coast. I pray for peace for all of you.

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  31. Dearest Kate! We are praying for your family! I was just telling my dad about your updates and asking for his prayers for sweet Lucy! My heart broke when I pulled up your page to send him the link to your blog. I have no words but I am so sorry you all are having to go thru this. Lucy is a major inspiration and her strength is amazing. That little angel has put up an amazing fight. I pray for peace and comfort for your family and for mercy and no suffering for sweetest Lucy!

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  32. Your family is in my prayers.

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  33. My heart hurts for your family. Please know that many friends and strangers from near and far are feeling your grief and pain.

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  34. You don't know me but I have followed your blog for a long time.... My heart is hurting for all of you....Praying for peace and comfort for all of you. Lucy has touched my life in so many ways...thinking and praying for you all...

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  35. I am so sorry to hear this! I have asked Ashley about Lucy a great number of times. Use the time you have to make memories for you, your husband and Ella. One day you will this of a memory of something and it will make you happy. We continue to pray for you all. Remember Jeremiah 29:11

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  36. I've been in the exact same place. No emotions are wrong. Lean on God, friends, and family - tell them what you need. Cherish every moment. I'm praying for you.

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  37. My heart is broken for you all. I feel like I know your family just a little, as my young daughters and I have prayed faithfully for Lucy for well over a year now. I have rejoiced in her triumphs and wept over setbacks. Now, through tears, I thank God for her life and what it has meant to so many, and I continue to pray for a miracle. God bless you and give you peace.

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  38. Just know Jesus is there on the other side ready to hold her hand! Sweet sweet precious family may you be given peace and strength during this time!

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  39. Praying for the peace of God that passes all understanding. Phillippians 4:7

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  40. So sorry that you have to go through this. Praying for your family!

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  41. Kate- I have no words, only floods of emotion. I sincerely hope that you & your entire family feel the power of the many, many prayers being lifted up for you all every second. We pray for God's peace & comfort that passes all understanding. We will continue to pray for you & love you... The Freeman Family

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  42. My heart is breaking for your beautiful family. I've been following Lucy's story for a while, and I'm so, so sad to read this update.

    Many prayers for peace for her, and all of you as well.

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  43. I have no words. None will ever do. My heart is breaking for you and my prayers are with you. I know it from a different perspective as I watched my dad die from cancer two days after I turned 7. So yes, I know there are no words I can ever say to help. But I am praying for peace and comfort for all, especially sweet Lucy.

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  44. Oh no! I have been following your family's journey through all of this and I cannot imagine what you are going through. I am still praying for you and your family. Enjoy her all you can, my heart aches for you.

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  45. You don't know me but I've been following your blog for a long time. My heart sank and my eyes welled up with tears as I read this update. I am praying for Lucy, you and the entire family. I am at a loss for words, my heart goes out to you all. I will pray specificially for no suffering and mercy.

    Katie

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  46. My heart is so broken for your family, but I know that Lucy will receive ultimate healing and peace. Many, many prayers going up. Lucy has definitely made an impact on my life, and I'm sure for many others as well. God Bless.

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  47. Julianne DochertyJune 6, 2012 at 12:13 AM

    I am so sorry. You all love Lucy so much. Such a beautiful, precious child. I will remember her and all of you family always. Your love for each other will keep you strong. Wish I was there to help you.

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  48. reading that made me feel like i'm simply in a nightmare & need to wake up... i can't imagine how much worse it is for you.
    praying for what you requested & begging God for healing & protection. please keep us posted, but of course your family & especially Lucy must come first. maybe i'm just crazy but i never thought this would happen... i kept waiting to see that precious face in the original blog button again... be near Lord Jesus!

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  49. Jesus, have mercy on sweet Lucy. My heart hurts for you and I will keep praying.

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  50. Oh, this breaks my heart. I pray for peace and comfort for all of you. I pray the time you have with her is sweet, no parent is ever ready to say goodbye to their child. We just celebrated what would have been our son's first birthday today. And yes, Lucy WILL find peace. The only comfort I find in my son's death is knowing that he is safe in the arms of Jesus, free of pain and the troubles of this world.

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  51. I have been following and praying for Sweet, Beautiful Lucy and your amazing family since I first heard about Lucy right after her diagnosis. You have a family in Christ united in prayer for all of you. God bless you and give you strength through the blessing of Lucy's life. I am crying out to Our Heavenly Father for mercy and comfort for Lucy, Ella, Jack, and both you, Kate and Erik. This Mother's heart is breaking for you tonight.

    "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid." (John 14.27)

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  52. There are no words...
    Sending strength you way and lots of prayers, too, of course.

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  53. There are no words.....just tears. Asking God to grant Lucy peace and no suffering. Prayers and love for you all at this time , my heart is hurting after reading your entry. Bless you sweet Lucy!

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  54. There are no words. We, who have come to know & love your family through this medium, weep with you tonight. I'm praying for you all, as always. Your bravery & faith in telling Lucy's story has changed lives. I know that's little comfort now. However, I hope one day, when we all get to Heaven, you'll get to meet someone who made it there because they saw Christ through you. I know there are people who will be saved because of Lucy's life. Thank you for allowing us the privilege of getting to know that precious life. We won't stop praying for you all.

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  55. As a mother my heart is so heavy for ur family right now. My God wrap his arms around u n ur family and give u the strength to get through. I pray sweet Lucy has no pain or suffering. Thought and prayers are with all of you.

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  56. Oh Kate, I am so sorry! All I can do is sit here and cry right now for you and your family. My Heart just breaks for ya'll! I know we don't know each other well but if you or your Family need anything I would be Happy to help you in any way I can. Enjoy every Moment you can with your Beautiful Girl! Lucy is such a Special Little Girl who is Loved by so many and has brought so many people closer to God! You are all in my Prayers!

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  57. Signore aiuta questa famiglia e accompagna la piccola lucy per mano in questa dura strada!
    Melissa

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  58. I am so incredibly sorry to hear this. I am praying that God gives you strength during this hard time. Sometimes it's really hard to understand why God allows things like this to happen, but He does everything for a reason. Lean on Him during this time, and know that you have many people praying for Lucy and your beautiful family!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZLsA8YP-6g

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  59. I am so very sorry. There are no words, just tears, at this moment. Praying for Lucy, for you, and for everyone who has been touched by your amazing daughter. Sending big hugs your way.

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  60. my heart breaks for your family. Know strangers in Wa. are praying for Lucy and your family right now.

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  61. My heart is broken for you. I am so very sorry.

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  62. Continuing to pray for Lucy and the family. Our hearts are broken. She WILL find Peace. We love you all!

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  63. Courtney RichardJune 6, 2012 at 12:35 AM

    I have followed your blog for the longest time and never commented until now. I am in tears. Praying for your precious Lucy girl. Protection for Ella. My heart is breaking with and for you and Erik. I love you and your family, sweet sister in Christ. Praying, praying, praying.

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  64. I am praying for peace and triumph in your life and the life of your precious daughter. One very strong little girl. I just learned of your blog and have read it all. My heart is with you and I had a long prayer and talk with God earlier and one bible verse stuck in my head and I started saying it over and over as I prayed.
    Matthew chapter 5 blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom in heaven. Later in that chapter verse 14-16 talks about your light shining on the earth. Your sweet daughter has a light that is lighting a path for many to follow. Her strength i have no words for. I am diligently praying for you tonight as I am sure you are not able to rest. I pray that His will be done and that your family will be comforted. God Bless You!

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  65. In Jesus name I'm praying for peace and strength and mercy for Lucy and her family. I'm naming and claiming in Jesus name............

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  66. Ms. Krull,
    Oh, I can't imagine what you are going through. My heart literally jumped when I read her cancer was back. I pray you all have peace and happiness, and that Lucy is pain-free.

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  67. I am praying for you and your family, with many tears. Thank you for opening up your life, so that we might see what it is to struggle as a believer. I am grateful that you contiue to show that where have to go when our world comes crashing down but to our Savior, Jesus Christ! Life is so fragile. I pray that the blessing you fear you might miss because of the angry is a stronger faith that I believe you have because of Lucy. What a blessing she has been to your family. Praise the Lord that you selflessy desire peace for her. You have been a blessing to me as I have read and prayed for Lucy. Thank you for allowing her and your family's story to be a blessing to others. I am praying for peace and mercy.

    With much love for a sisternchrist

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  68. God be with you during this difficult time. I am so very sorry.

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  69. i am so sorry to read this i have read your blog since lucys diagnosis i know words cannot help your broken heart but i so want you to know how we care for you and your family and hope the days ahead will be peaceful for your precious child patti in canada

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  70. Kristen FriedlandJune 6, 2012 at 12:41 AM

    My heart just aches for all of you. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. May you feel His love and presence with you now.

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  71. I too have been following your blog about dear, sweet Lucy. I am saddened to hear the latest news about her, I am praying soo hard for your family at this incredibly hard time. Prays, hugs and love to Lucy, and God Bless all of you!! You will be in my prayers!

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  72. My heart is breaking right now. I am so sorry to hear that Lucy's cancer has returned. I will be praying for you & your family during this very difficult time.

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  73. My heart is broken for you all. I am so sorry. I will pray for no suffering, for mercy, for the chance to be present in every moment together that you have. Lucy's life has an incredible impact on all who of us who read your blog. She's an AMAZING little girl, and you are an amazing family who show us all about the strength of faith. I have prayed for you all from the very beginning of this journey, and I will continue....

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  74. I think we all feel the same way, Kate. Ive not commented alot, but have kept up with yalls story since a little after her 1st diagnosis. I hadnt read up in a few days and actually saw a post on fb from a friend that said something about yall needing prayers. Id already closed my computer but had to restart to find out what in the world happened! Kate! There are no words...I pray for peace and comfort--as much as possible in all of this. Just know that there is another sister in Christ here for you!

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  75. My heart sank when I saw this post and I am at a loss for words...I feared the worst when y'all were back after last nights update, but prayed and refused to believe that it could possibly be back. My heart breaks for your sweet family and especially Ella and Jack. I cannot begin to imagine losing a child and watching them endure such an awful disease. My sister-in-law lost her fight with breast cancer in the fall at the age of 36 - as horrible as it was to lose her the worst part is the two children she left behind. Prayers for you durin this most difficult time and I am thankful for the good days you had over the past few months she's been home.

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  76. This post made my heart skip a beat. I am so sorry. Praying for you all.

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  77. I don't remember how I found your blog but I was diagnosed a month before your daughter and have been following since March of last year...
    Your daughter has given me so much strength on my rough days. Your daughter and all your posts have helped me so much. I don't know you but I hear and see you, and your kids on this blog and I wish I could hug all of you right now. I wore my shirt and thought of your Lucy and all of you all day today.
    Prayers and blessings,
    Michelle

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  78. Please know that all of our hearts are breaking right along with you and your beautiful family.

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  79. There are just no words Kate.

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  80. So sorry to hear that the cancer has returned. I will be praying for her and the entire family at this time.

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  81. PRAYING. The peace of God be with you.

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  82. I'm completely heartbroken for you guys. I pray to the savior of the world that he shows mercy on precious Lucy and gives you Eric, Ella and jack peace and strength

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  83. Praying for peace and comfort

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  84. My heart is aching for your family...have been following your blog since Lucy's diagnosis and prayed for her nightly. When I read your post tonight, I was so shocked...I felt like I'd been punched in the stomach. Please know that a grandma to a special needs child in Missouri is praying for you tonight, as I do every night.

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  85. Words can't express the hurt I'm feeling. God, please don't let Lucy suffer. Give her and her family peace in the middle of this storm. Give everyone that has ever prayed or had words of encouragement or thoughts about this family peace also God. We are all broken right now God. You do no wrong God but this family needs you more than ever. Peace be still....AMEN

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  86. Dear Kate....I have been following your blog and updates about your beautiful Lucy. When I read your update tonight my eyes filled with tears. I am so so sorry to hear your sad news. My heart breaks for your family and especially Lucy. I will keep all of you in my prayers as you spend time with your beautiful daughter. Sending hugs from a friend in So Cal. xo Suzie

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  87. Words can't express the hurt I'm feeling. God, please don't let Lucy suffer. Give her and her family peace in the middle of this storm. Give everyone that has ever prayed or had words of encouragement or thoughts about this family peace also God. We are all broken right now God. You do no wrong God but this family needs you more than ever. Peace be still....AMEN

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  88. My thoughts and prayers are with you!!!

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  89. I am so very sorry. My heart just hurts reading this. I don't know the right words to say, just know I'm praying for your family and for sweet Lucy.

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  90. I just read this and the wind was literally knocked out of me!! I broke down and sobbed. I cannot imagine what you and your family are going through. I am on my knees begging god that he is beside you and your family tonight. I am praying extra hard for Ella's protection and Lucy's comfort. You are in my prayers now and for forever.

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  91. I'm am so very sorry and as others have said, there are no words that can adequately convey it. I'm another person you don't know, but am friends with a mutual friend and have read your blog daily from the beginning. Your writing just goes straight to the soul, it's so honest. My girls and I have prayed regularly for Lucy. We will continue to do so, and keep your whole sweet family lifted in prayer.

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  92. we are praying for peace, mercy, and healing,

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  93. I am so very sorry. Know that my families thoughts and prayers are with your beautiful family.

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  94. Kate - Please know that you, Lucy, and your family are in many people's prayers right now. I've never posted on your blog before, but I feel like I know you all personally from having read it for so long now. Lucy has been such a fighter through all of this. I'm still praying for healing for her (preferably here on earth), but God is in control. Praying that God will give you and Erik a peace that passes all understanding.

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  95. My heart is broken. I am so sorry. Sweet Lucy has touched the lives of so many people and she will continue to. She has definitely touched mine. Praying for mercy and no suffering for Lucy. God bless.

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  96. Praying for mercy for precious Lucy and peace for you, eric, ella and jack. You ARE a Jennifer and Angie...

    http://krull4.blogspot.com/2009/03/emotions.html

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  97. I am so sorry. My heart hurts for y'all. May our Lord be with sweet Lucy and the rest of you.
    In my thoughts and prayers, Kelley

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  98. I pray for mercy on your entire family. Although
    It may not make sense, Gods plan is in action. Your family has transformed many lives.

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  99. So sorry, Kate. Your Lucy is such an amazing person. She fights like a lion, and her spirit encourages me, even now, to NEVER quit! You know that we all love Lucy the light, and the rest of your family so very much. Please take in all of the compassion our overflowing hearts from all over the world has for all of you.
    Charity

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  100. praying, praying, praying, praying, praying...and sooooo incredibly sad for you and your family.

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  101. Erik and Kate... I am so sorry to hear the cancer is back. Lucy is the bravest girl I have ever met. Our prayers are with your entire family. We pray for Lucy to have peace and for you all to feel the comfort of our Father. Much love.and tears.

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  102. Praying a prayer with few words, but much hurt for your family. May peace and comfort wash over you all.

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  103. My heart sank into my stomach as I read the title of this post. Lucy has fought so hard. An entire county came together in her honor. Anytime i see a combination of pink and purple I think of her. Lucy is a hero to many of us. Just following your blog has been life changing for me May God be with you and Erik in the days ahead. And as for Ella, my heart breaks. I do know the pain of watching your little sister so sick. Continuing to lift you all in prayer.

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  104. Thanks for the update, our family is thinking of yours......We have never met, but I have followed your blog for several months now. You are a great mother.

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  105. You don't know me, but I have been following your blog for over a year. I have prayed for Lucy and followed her story daily. My heart is broken. Lucy is such a beautiful girl and has touched so many lives, including mine. May God give you and your family strength, peace, and comfort during this time.

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  106. My heart breaks for you and your family, my thoughts are with you all.

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  107. I am so desperately sorry. I have no words, other than to assure you of my constant prayers. Sending my love to you all. xxx

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  108. There are no words. Praying for peace and comfort for all of you.

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  109. Praying and believing in a miracle. Lucy's eye's reflect God's Love, her smile God's joy, she truly is a radiant child of God. We pray that God will hear our united prayers and that the God of the eleventh hour will intervene and perform a miracle that everybody shall know and declare that He is God.

    We pray that God will be with Lucy, that His peace will be with her, and His mercy fall upon her. We pray that He comforts and keep her. That He heals what needs to be healed, supplies what needs to be supplied, strengthens those who need to be strengthened.

    It is never to late for God!, By His stripes we are healed, by His Grace we are saved and in the name of Jesus we declare victory over this cancer. Amen.

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  110. I have followed your blog for months, and been touch by both your faith and your struggles. Thank you so much for opening your journey to the world - I have been inspired and humbled. I have never prayed for a stranger on the internet before, but last night I prayed for Lucy. My eyes filled with tears and my heart ached for you and your family when I read your update tonight. I will continue to pray for Lucy, for Ella, and for all of you. May God grant your family peace and strength.

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  111. Dear Kate,
    God has surely given you a mother's heart...it is breathtakingly tender and also incredibly strong. Hold you family close and know that all of us praying for you are wrapping our arms around you, Lucy, Ella, Erik and little Jack. Asking God to hear the fervent prayers of all who are following your blog.

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  112. I am a longtime lurker and just wanted to let you know that Lucy, you and your wonderful family have been a true inspiration to me...I am just so, so sorry. Please know you all are in my prayers.

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  113. I am so very sad and sorry to read your update today. Praying peace and comfort for Lucy and protection for dear sweet Ella. There are no words. XXXXXXXX

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  114. I have followed Lucy's journey from here in Australia since her diagnosis and while I have never commented before, I have prayed every day for your sweet little girl and your whole family. I am so, so, so sorry to read that her cancer is back - there truly are no words. I just wanted to let you know that I am on my knees begging God for Lucy's life to be spared. I pray that no matter what happens, that God's will be done in her life and if that means she goes home to heaven soon that she will know nothing but comfort, peace, hope and love, love, love. Praying for your beautiful Ella and little Jack, and of course for you and Erik..that the peace that passes all understanding will flood your hearts and minds in the days ahead. You are loved and are being held up before the throne of God. Where you are weak, where Lucy is weak - He IS strong. Much love to you all. xx

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  115. Kate.....I had to read your message 3 times before it sank in. I too am one of those people who have watched your journey from afar and have rejoiced in how much better she had been doing. I am devestated for Lucy, you and the family. You will forever continue to be in my prayers. God bless you all and may he bless you with courage in these times ahead.

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  116. I am keeping Lucy and your family in my prayers. Praying for peace and comfort for all of you.

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  117. I've followed your Lucy's cancer journey soon after it began - I really can't remember how I became aware of your blog - but I've been returning to it faithfully and prayed for your daughter's return to health. Your family is so beautiful. Since I'm probably the same age as your parents, I can understand how devastated they must be as well to see their children and grandchild suffer and would do anything in their power to make this go away. I'm sure your faith is being challenged now because why does this adorable child have to deal with this awful illness? It seems to me that you have every right to be angry, upset and frustrated as you try to make sense of why Lucy has to suffer when she should be enjoying her childhood. Poor Ella, I just hope she's able to adapt to this news about her sister - I mean that's not fair as well - she shouldn't have to watch her parents and sister in pain - she should be excited about summer vacation. It appears that you have a large support system which will certainly be a huge help. I admire your determination to stay strong in your faith - it's hard to remain committed. Life is just not fair a lot of the time, I know that too. My daughter fights breast cancer and MS - but unlike Lucy, she's doing well. You have all been through so much and you've tried to make the best of everything - admirable. I will continue to keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. I hope someday there's an answer to why this has to happen. I know a lot of people that make comments on your blog have a strong faith that the Lord will support you. I know that's what we need to believe, but when your faith is so challenged, it becomes so much more difficult. You know, this is going to be such a devastating experience for your entire family - you all have been through so much - it's so trying for everyone involved. I hope you find comfort in knowing others feel your pain. I'm so sorry that you've had to hear this devastating news.

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  118. Tons of love. There are no other words.

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  119. I'm sorry her treatment wasn't the cure... but just think... it gave you another year and a half with her to enjoy!
    I know it hurts, and the last year of your life has been full of trials, but I am grateful for the time you've had, and continue to have, with her.

    I'm praying for your family: for the peace that passes understanding.

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  120. AS soon as I woke up this morning I rushed to my computer to see how Lucy was doing. I did not expect to receive this devastating news. I am so sorry to hear this, my heart is breaking.
    I will pray for Lucy and all of the people that love her.

    Cathy
    Arnold, MO

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  121. Praying for peace that passes all understanding sister.

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  122. Dear Krull family,

    Since the diagnosis of Lucy, I read along with your blog. I’m not really a believer, but last night I read you blog and I prayed for Lucy.

    This morning I woke up and I read this last post. Tears are welling up in my eyes. The first thing I thougt: This is not true, this can not be true. Lucy would get better, would get her life back. You all would get your life back.

    And now I read this. The message that Lucy’s path will run different than we all hoped and prayed. I'm from the Netherlands and it is difficult to find words in a foreign language, but there are no words for this. I will continue to pray for dear dear Lucy, and your wonderful family.

    I wish you the love, strength and courage that you now need so much. And more.

    Paulien

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  123. Just found your blog, praying for your whole family!

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  124. I could not believe what I was reading, Lucy is so strong. My heart is with you. With love from another Lucy in New Zealand

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  125. So sad to read this. Continuing to pray for all of you.

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  126. I have never posted here before, but follow your posts regularly. My heart is breaking right now. Lucy is such a wonderful little girl, as a parent, know you have done everything you can do. Prayers being sent your way.

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  127. There are no words. I am praying for comfort and peace for all of you.

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  128. There aren't any words except I'm so, so sorry.

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  129. Praying for peace and comfort beyond all understanding.

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  130. Jennifer CordellJune 6, 2012 at 5:21 AM

    I too have been following Lucy's story since shortly after her diagnosis and have been inspired by your entire family. I have no words ... this news makes me physically sick. I am praying for Lucy and your sweet, beautiful family.

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  131. Praying for all of you during this very difficult time!

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  132. this was no not what I was expecting to hear first thing this morning. Cancer sucks, especially when its an innocent child involved, who hasn't yet had a chance to live life. Lucy has left such an impression on so many people. I will be thinking of you and your family.

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  133. Words fail. Praying for all of you...with a broken heart.

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  134. Courtney in VirginiaJune 6, 2012 at 5:29 AM

    I've been reading and following for months, but have never posted. Kate, Erik, Ella, Jack and sweet Lucy, our God is might to save. He will heal Lucy. He will. We may never understand WHY if it doesn't happen on earth, but our sweet Lucy will be healed. That is hardly comfort for a grieving family, but I pray your strong faith and God's grace will pull you through this unimaginable time.

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  135. We love you all oh so much. We are praying so hard right now. I don't have words to express to God what I feel...but He knows what you need. I pray you and Erik feel His arms wrapped around you. I love you all dearly.

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  136. My heart just breaks for you all and we were so very saddened to read your post. It is so hard to accept and seems so utterly unjust. I can't imagine all you are going through and I wish so much that I could help you in some way. Please know your entire family is in our prayers.

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  137. My heart is breaking for your family. I will continue to pray for your family.

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  138. Oh Kate-I am so very, very sorry for all of you. I will continue to pray for Lucy and your family.
    Jenn

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  139. I, too, have been following your blog since Lucy's diagnosis. We have prayed and prayed and sent the best thoughts from CT throughout this painful journey. I am praying for the time you have left with Lucy and for the protection of sweet Ella. Please know that across this country you are in the prayers of so many.
    With tears of pain
    Tara

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  140. Sweet sweet Kate, May our Lord hold you all in the shelter of His arms and grant you that wonderful peace that only He can give you now. Your precious family and beautiful baby girl has touched so many lives and I know my life is changed because of you all. I am sure others will agree, we are not going to leave you now but are going to continue to walk with you through this valley. My heart is broken this morning but we have a promise from God to claim that will sustain us and give us hope, peace, and joy in our hearts even in the hardest times.

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  141. Dear God. This news sucked the air from me. God will give sweet Lucy peace. Lucy and your whole family. This is truly not how you saw her life unfolding. I'm reminded of a song called "Jesus Has A Rocking Chair". He does. And because God never changes, we trust His heart and love for ALL His childen today, and tomorrow. Love and prayers to you. Linda from Ontario, Canada

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  142. Kate, Erik, Ella,Lucy, Jack., My heart is hurting for you all. I just can not find words to express how sorry I am for you all. Just hold on to one another tight. sending love from Vermont

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  143. My heart is breaking for you and your family right now. I have been praying for Lucy and your family since right after her diagnosis and I never thought she would get to this place. May you all find peace in these hard times and know that the Lord is holding you tight in his arms.

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  144. My heart hurts for all of you this morning. I've prayed for all of you and will continue to pray for peace, strength, mercy and comfort. I just don't have the words I need for you. Just know God is with you always.

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  145. I am crying for you, for your family, for Lucy. I wish this time to be filled with love, prayers, and peace. Lots of prayers for all of you.

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  146. I have been praying for Lucy and you so hard. . . I will continue to do so.

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  147. My heart is breaking for you. Praying for a peace for all of you that only God can give you at this time.

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  148. I have too followed Lucy's journey since the diagnosis...I have also ran in both Go Lucy Go races for sweet Lucy....I am a fan....she is amazing!!!!Know that everyone is thinking of you all and praying, praying, praying!!! I'm so upset about the news, but know that God's plan is bigger than ours even though it is so hard to make sense of what is going on at the moment! Love to all!

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  149. Like many, I stumbled upon your blog just days after Lucy was diagnosed. I have prayed for healing and mercy. I will continue to pray for comfort and peace as you all walk the path God has set before you. As a mommy, I ache for you, though I cannot imagine what one day in your life has been like over those difficult months. I'm praying for you all! Your sister in Christ, Lyn

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  150. Andreas and Stacy PenningerJune 6, 2012 at 6:22 AM

    Dear God and Jesus, a prayer goes to your family and Lucy. May we all meet again someday. words are totally inadequate

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  151. You are my first computer check this morning....and fall into tears....I pray for peace, comfort, mercy and love for you and your family. Lucy and her story have touched so many lives....LUCY IS AN INSPIRATION!

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  152. SuzannemculpepperJune 6, 2012 at 6:22 AM

    I can't begin to tell you how sorry we are. A friend texted me at 3 this am that you had posted. I am and will continue to pray for all of you.
    Suzanne

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  153. I have also followed your journey and feel as though we are sisters although we have never met. This sister is praying so hard for comfort and peace that can only come from the Father.

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  154. My heart breaks for you and your family right now. I am praying for you all to have peace and for Lucy to have comfort.

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  155. My heart is breaking for you all. I'm shocked. I'll be praying for you all.

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  156. I have never commented before but I just want you all to know you are in my thoughts and I wish you the best and most peaceful time with Lucy. She has touched many lives and continues to do so. I hope you all can feel the collective support of arms around you in this time.

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  157. my prayers r for Lucy, and your family.May God lift you up during these sad times.

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  158. I am saddened by your post this morning. Like so many, I have come to love your sweet Lucy. I will continue to pray for Lucy and the rest of your family.

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  159. I have been following your blog since right after you found out Lucy had cancer....I am sick to my stomach with this latest news....Love and Prayers from Kansas.....

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  160. I came here this morning for an update and this update broke my heart. Praying for mercy, as you have asked, and also praying for the rest of your family as you walk this road - for peace, for comfort, and others to come along and hold your hand that have an understanding and can give you hope.

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  161. Oh my goodness, not the update I was waiting to hear :( My heart is breaking for you Kate. I will pray that God give Lucy peace and for no more suffering and that he give your entire family the strength it needs. I just can't imagine, praying for your family. (((Sending hugs from Indiana)))

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  162. I have silently come to pray for your family for the last year and am heart broken to read your update. Please know that you are all in my heart and prayers.

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  163. I am so so sorry. As a hospital chaplain I know that the possibility of the cancer returning has always been on your mind, yet you also always have had hope that she had beat it. So it is the most horrible punch in the stomach to hear those words again.

    In my mind I can see Lucy on the boat at the lake, from the last time you were there (was that just last week? or the week before, maybe?) She had a big smile on her face and was so happy to be there. I hope that in the weeks to come you will be able to keep those happy images in your mind. You gave her that wonderful time, and you have all those photos of her smile.

    I pray that Lucy will not suffer, and that your time together will be peaceful. And a special prayer for Ella, and all of your family.

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  164. I cried like a baby when I read this. I cried for your baby. I cried for all the babies who have ever and will ever walk this road. And I cried for all the mommas who have stood where you are. I cried, because nothing we can say or do will take away this pain. Then, I cried to our Heavenly Father because he is the only one big enough for all the these tears. Crying out to HIM on you behalf today may his peace comfort you and your family today.

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  165. Praying for your family.

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  166. I started following this blog shortly after Lucy's diagnosis and have faithfully checked every day for updates and how I could pray for your family. Having children the same age as yours, this just takes the wind right out of me.. bringing me to tears for you as a mother, for her brother and sister, and for her daddy. I don't understand why things like this happen but everything has its purpose and I know that God will be with you and your family every step of the way! I am so thankful for you guys that you were able to do some things together as a family in the past month. My prayer is for Lucy to have no pain and for the Lord to give you and your family a comfort and peace that only he can provide... I just feel like this can't be happening.. I am heart broken for your family!

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  167. I have been praying for you throughout this journey--the up's and down's. Please know that God will be glorified in every single second of it. Lucy has changed so many people and will continue to change lives. I will continue to pray for peace, clarity, mercy and for miracles to happen, even in the littlest part of your story. May the Lord reveal Himself to you and bring you strength you never knew you had.

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  168. Dear Kate, I'm so very sorry and heartbroken for you. Praying for ... I don't know what. Just praying. God bless you.

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  169. Kate- I woke up praying for yall, I hadn't read the latest news but I just felt like I needed to pray.. I will continue to pray for you and your sweet sweet family and for Lucy. She is one special girl and the Lord can still work miracles!!! My heart is breaking for you and I feel helpless just sitting here behind a computer but I will continue to pray for you.. I read your blog everyday and I pray for you all the time. Ella and Jack are such precious kids and I will continue to pray for strength and comfort for them. You are such a great mom and I know you will go above and beyond whatever Lucy needs and the rest of your family. Cherish these times with her as I know you will and keep us updated!!

    Isaiah 54:10 Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed," says the LORD, who has compassion on you.

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  170. Prayers for comfort and strength for you all.

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  171. The tears flow as my heart breaks for all of you. I will pray for mercy and comfort and may God wrap his arms around you. Lucy has touched so many lives and is loved so much. Sweet Kate, a mother's love has no limits and you have showed so much courage, strength, and determination.

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  172. So sorry to read your post...I have been praying for Lucy since she was first diagnosed. Praying for mercy and no suffering for Lucy and you are right, she will find peace!!! Praying for peace and comfor for the family, especially Ella!!! Covering your family in prayers!

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  173. Dear Kate, I have never met you but have come to love your family as you journal about the fight you have been fighting. I am beyond sad this morning for this news. You most certainly have my prayers for peace. Prayers of peace for Lucy, you, Erik, Ella and Jack and your families. May your time with Lucy be most special and know of the enormous impact that has been made on others through her life and this fight.

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  174. I have just typed and deleted so many words, just not even sure what to say. I am so very sorry about this news. I began reading abougt sweet Lucy when she was first diagnosed. I just fell in love. I have read, and PRAYED every day since. She is the most beautiful girl. I am sitting at my computer crying for this precious little girl that I have never even met, but she means so much to me. I will pray for you to help her find peace...then for you to find peace.

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  175. I have never met you face-to-face but I have been following your blog for a while. I will be praying for peace and mercy. Please know that Lucy and all of you are loved by many.

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  176. I have followed your blog and prayed daily for Lucy for over a year. My heart hurts for you this morning. We are continuing to pray for Lucy and for your family.

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  177. I am shocked and saddened. I am so so sorry. My heart absolutely breaks with your words. I will pray for you to feel enveloped in His arms. And if His healing is to come in Heaven, I will pray that sweet Lucy won't suffer.

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  178. I have been following your blog for a couple of years and my heart is broken for you and your family. You are a wonderful mother and your children are beautiful. please know you all are in our prayers and we think of you often.

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  179. Jamie from Ft. Lee, VAJune 6, 2012 at 6:53 AM

    I stumbled across your blog shortly before Lucy was diagnosed with Cancer. I have grown to love your family through this journey. I talked about Lucy to my husband as if we know you. I can not even being to imagine your anger and pain. I will continue to pray for you all as I have been doing for a long time. I cry for you all this morning as I read is update.

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  180. My family is continuing in prayer for yours. Praying Gods peace be with you all. I amazed at the work he is doing and has already done through all of you. As a mother and grandmother my heart breaks for you, your husband and your parents and know that we, and many others, are praying and waiting with you. Wish we all could do more.

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  181. My heart is aching for you and your family. You are all in my prayers. Dear Lord, please wrap your arms around the Krull family, comfort them as only you can. Hold sweet Lucy and keep her free from pain. Protect Wlla's pure heart and help her understand.

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  182. Kate, I have followed you since the beginning of Lucy's diagnosis and my heart is broken for your family. I checked your blog as soon as I got up praying to see good news, I am so sorry that is not the case.. As a mom my heart breaks for you ~ I pray that God wraps you in his arms and can help your family find peace. praying for you in Virginia. xoxo

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  183. Oh how I hated to hear this my heart sunk in my chest. I pray every night for you and your family. I pray That they are wrong and Lucy will recover . She is such a little angel wish I had gotten to be around your sweet child. May God hold you all in his arms and bring you comfort.

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  184. I have been reading your blog since about March of last year. The previous principal at the girls school told me about sweet Lucy. I have been on your blog every day since. When I saw the title of your email this morning my heart ached. As I read your post the tears flowed. She was doing so well. I had hoped and prayed that her fight was over....but not like this. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. I wish I could carry the burden for you. Soon Lucy will have peace. Take comfort in that. She will no longer suffer or feel pain. She will run, play, and be happy again. She will be in heaven. And nothing will take away that smile on that sweet sweet face.

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  185. Our prayers are with you and sweet Lucy...may God have mercy on her.

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  186. I don't know the right thing to say, but I am praying for you all.

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  187. Dearest Kate,

    I am heart broken for you & your family. The thought of her Cancer returning did not even enter my mind. Like most - I got the wind knocked out of me. I will continue to pray for your whole family. I'm sorry Kate...I am so, so SORRY!!!

    With Sadness & Love,
    Jenn xo

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  188. May the Lord bless and keep you,
    May the Lord make His face to shine upon you
    May the Lord lift the light of His countenance upon you
    And give you peace, now, and forevermore.

    May the peace that passes understanding fill Lucy,you and Erik, Ella, Jack, your parents, your extended family and all your friends. Amen

    We will continue to pray for you. We also say prayers for the medical community who surround Lucy. She is so dear to my heart.

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  189. My heart is aching for you and praying for the Krull family as you face this together.

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  190. Oh Kate, my heart just broke wide open for you and your family, I am so sorry. I wish there was something, anything, I could do to make this easier, to make this better for you guys. I will keep praying for comfort and peace for sweet Lucy...and of course you, Erik, Ella and Jack and your extended family/friends.

    God will see you all through this, I know He will. If you need someone to yell at, cry down the phone at, talk to, pray with...please do not hesitate to e-mail me so I can give you my contact info. know we are strangers...but I don't care if you don't. sky(dot)gypsy(dot)gilli(@)gmail.com

    ~A stranger named Holly

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  191. Oh no, not again. My heart is breaking for you. I've been praying for Lucy and asked my friends at Christian forums to pray for her too. Continued prayers now going up for comfort, peace, and no suffering.

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  192. I have been following your blog for a while but have never commented. Trusting that God will grant you and your family all that you stand in need of in the most difficult days. You and your family will be in our prayers. We wish that words we could say could comfort you but we know that true comfort and peace can (and will!) only come from our Lord.
    "When you pass through the waters, I will be with you:
    And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you.
    When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, nor shall the flame scorch you.`
    Isaiah 43:2

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  193. Praying for strength for you and your family, and peace for sweet Lucy. God bless you all.

    xoxo from Texas

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  194. My heart sank reading your post. There are no words to express how deeply sorry I am. My prayers will be with sweet Lucy and the rest of your family. God bless all of you.

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  195. I am praying for God's peace that passes all understanding for all of you.

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  196. I have been where you are at this moment. I still remember all the feelings that tried to overwhelm me. But through it all, I remember the Peace that would suddenly fall over me and I would know--All IS WELL. My prayers go out for your family. I pray a special prayer for your Mom and Dad as I remember so well what my mom and dad were going through--because they love Lucy but they love you and can not do anything to make it better. Please feel all the outpouring of love that is being sent to you and remember these words--Jesus loves me, this I know---

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  197. Words will never accurately convey or do justice to how sorry I am for you and your family. I cannot imagine how devastating this has to be. Really, I cannot even say anything more. So incredibly sorry.

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  198. I am so sorry. My heart just stopped when I read this. Your child has become a symbol for every parent's love for their own child. Lucy's journey has taught so many of us to cherish and love every minute we have. You, Kate, have been such an inspiration to many of us. My prayers are for your family and little Lucy.

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  199. Dear Kate, I am so sorry to hear about Lucy. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. I have been reading your blog for several months and have been so inspired by your whole family. You have lived life with hope and so much strength. I pray that Lucy goes Home peacefully. I am a medical student and have seriously been considering going into pediatric oncology and reading Lucy's story has made that urge even stronger. Thank you for sharing Lucy's life with us.

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  200. Praying for your precious baby girl and your sweet family.

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