6.07.2012

Thank you all for your prayers. I swore I wouldn't get on Blogger for a while. I guess, though, this really is where I have found my therapy for the last
18 months.

I find myself right now doubting that there could be a loving God but at the same time having faith because thats all I've got.

I've been told by other mothers who have walked this road that in the coming days I will have strength that is truly beyond anything humanly imaginable. I sure hope so. Because what I feel as a human causes me to stop breathing. The pain is unbearable and my heart literally screams.

We have been surrounded by our family and closest friends which is everything I could hope for. I have found comfort in the thousands of messages you all have sent and truly appreciate the respect and privacy we are being given.

I know that as a "family" many of you have grown to love Lucy. For that reason I will try to update as often as I can. 18 months ago you guys began to sustain me on a daily basis. I am thankful for the thousands of people who have and will continue to pray ceaselessly.

425 comments:

  1. Thinking of you in Christchurch, New Zealand.

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  2. Praying for all of you often.

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  3. Praying diligently for your precious Lucy and you and your family!

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  4. Praying for all of you and sending warmth and love to sweet Lucy. You are an amazing woman and a strong family. My thoughts are prayers are with all of you.

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  5. I am so sad to hear this Kate - my stomach churned when I read your update.
    I have been following your blog since Lucy first became ill and have been hoping and praying that she will beat this and live a long, wonderful life with her family.
    My thoughts are with you and all your family
    xx
    Kristin, Australia

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  6. Kate ( and family).
    I have followed your journey since sweet Lucy's diagnosis. We live local in the Memphis area and I often travel up to Tipton county for work. Every time i see a "Go Lucy Go" sign, sticker, etc i am reminded to stop and pray Your family is so precious. Your faith and grace has been so evident.
    We lost my mom to a glioblastoma only 20 days after her diagnosis. I had such a hard time trying to figure out why God needed her worse than me. She was the best mom and "Nana" ever created... Even though this pales in comparison to going through this journey with your sweet baby I just wanted you to know that I will continue to pray that God will hold you & your sweet family in His hand...
    My favorite verses are Proverbs 3:5&6... Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not to your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths

    Sharon Harrison
    Ecschefmom@hotmail.com

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  7. Started praying for little Lucy and your family as soon as my eyes opened this morning.

    Cathy
    Arnold, MO

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  8. Praying hard for your beautiful daughter and family in Katy, TX...

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  9. Dearest Krull family, you are all in our thoughts and prayers constantly at this time. Praying strength and peace for each moment as you walk this terrible path. We have never met you but have come to love you, rejoicing with you in the happy times, weeping with you in the sad, standing with you and holding you up when you are unable to do it for yourselves. Lucy's road cracked and broke but she and you are never alone. The Bishop Family (UK) XXX

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  10. Sending love and prayers to you from Germany!!

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  11. We do love Lucy, you're right. And so many thousands of people care for her and the rest of you. Please know that
    Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.
    Kelley

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  12. Hoping you find the extra strength to get you through this and peace for Lucy and your family.
    The comments show just how many people Lucy has touched.

    Ailsa in Japan

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  13. I am one of those people that has followed your journey from the beginning. I can't even imagine what you are going through, but I have two children and I can only imagine. Your honesty, strength, and love through this journey has amazed me. Your family is on my heart constantly. I pray for strength for you and your family and peace for Lucy..

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  14. Praying for you and your family with all of my heart during this terrible time. May God continue to give you the strength you need, and peace to all of you.

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  15. Kristen FriedlandJune 7, 2012 at 4:32 AM

    I am continuing to pray for Lucy and for all of you. I was looking at your post from Easter with Lucy's wish that people would come to know God. Because of Lucy and the way that you have shared her story, so many people are learning about Him and seeing that through times like these, turning to Him is the only way that you can get through this. God loves Lucy, and when she can no longer be there with you, she will be welcomed into His arms. All of her pain will be gone. And He won't leave you and your family and friends when this happens--He will continue to walk this path with you that He himself went down. He loves you too, and He will continue to love you and guide you every single day. So many thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  16. I'm so very sad about all this - I woke up at 5:00 and came to check to see if you had posted an update, hoping for a reprieve. Inasmuch as it is possible for a stranger to love someone they have never met and know only through a blog, I've grown to love Lucy and still can't believe that she isn't going to make it. I was looking again at the pictures from your lake holiday just last week and can't reconcile them with what is happening now. I just know that she is incredibly lucky to have such a strong loving mother and father and family and friends to protect her and see her safely to peace. Give Lucy a kiss for all of us.

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  17. Beth Ann Wallace & FamilyJune 7, 2012 at 4:57 AM

    Words cannot begin to express from one Mother to another, from one loving family to another ~ but I'm praying to our ultimate Physician and Savior that he covers your entire family with strength, love, understanding, inner peace and comfort during these difficult days ahead. I will continue to lift prayers especially for little Lucy. Jesus loves her this I know, for the Bible tells me so, little ones to him belong they are weak but he is strong, yes Jesus loves her, yes Jesus loves her, yes Jesus loves her, the Bible tells me so. God Bless You and may he hold you in the palm of his hands.

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  18. Normally I never post but I wanted you to know tat this stranger in the Netherlands is thinking of you.

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  19. Kate, I prayed fervently and with tears that Jesus will send Lucy a miracle of healing. My prayers continue to be with you and your entire family. You are strong and have fought the good fight along with sweet Lucy. Know that even though it sometimes doesn't feel like it, Jesus is holding Lucy and you in the palm of his hand.

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  20. Kate-
    Praying for little Lucy and your whole family! My sisters and I have read your blog since Lucy's diagnosis, we were all together yesterday and were talking about how strong you are! We have been praying for little Lucy and your family all of us! The sweetest is when my two little nieces 6 & 8 pray for Lucy randomly when we aren't even talking about her.. Although we have never met we are praying for you daily! I'm so glad your surrounded by your friends and family! We will continue to pray!!!

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  21. Hugs and prayers

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  22. Michelle in AustraliaJune 7, 2012 at 5:19 AM

    We will just keep praying for all of you.

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  23. Over from Tara's place at Taradactyl.
    Sending you love from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
    mark

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  24. Prayers from Nashville

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  25. Stephanie from VirginiaJune 7, 2012 at 5:44 AM

    Kate, I've been following for about a year now. When I saw your other post I was so devasted for ya'll. I was praying all day yesterday and still am. There are no words to say except I'm sorry. May the Lord bless you and keep you.....and give you peace.

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  26. I am praying for Lucy, you, and your beautiful family throughout the day and night - everytime I think of you.

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  27. Kate, I am praying for God to give you and your family strength during this time and the strength in the days to come. <3

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  28. Our prayers are with you and everyone around you.

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  29. Praying for you and your family. Hugs.

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  30. I am so very very sorry. Your family will be in my constant prayers!

    XOXO
    Isabel

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  31. I don't know you, but I have been following your story since the beginning. I am praying for you all.

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  32. Having been there, praying for you. www.danielelliottfamily.us Daniel Elliott, Missionary to Korea

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  33. Praying in NC, I am so very sad and sorry to hear this news. My heart goes out to you and your family. I have never met your family but you are in my thoughts and prayers often. Lucy is a beautiful angel and I will continue to pray.

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  34. Praying for all of you. Amazing how we've never met . . .yet yesterday when I read your words, I wept. I believe that when we pray with and for someone we become sisters in Christ. Please know that we are indeed praying!!!

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  35. Kate, I am praying for Lucy and your family. I have never met you all but Lucy's story has gripped me and I have prayed for her from the very beginning. I can't imagine what you are all going through but I hope and pray that you can feel the prayers that are holding you up to Jesus.

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  36. Kate, I have never posted, although, I pray for you, Lucy and the rest of your family. My heart is breaking for all you. May the peace of the heavenly father be with all of you.

    Tonia, a friend from Illinois

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  37. Kate, I cry with you during this time. My four girls, 8, 6, 4, and 2 pray daily for Lucy. Emily Cook informed us yesterday of the most recent conditions, and on the way home from VBS, my girls and I prayed in the car for a miracle of God's healing. As I explained to my girls that it is SO important accept Jesus' FREE gift of salvation so that we can spend eternity in heaven with Jesus,

    my 8 year old said, "Mom, it will be a very sad day for Lucy's family when she dies, but when she moves to heaven, it will be the BEST day of her life!" Her response made me cry, but I responded, yes, Hope, "That day will begin the best day of her life," if Jesus chooses not to heal her body here on earth, we know that she will be completely healed in heaven. I'm not sure if Jesus wants Lucy to come live with him now, or later, but we will pray that, either way, Lucy's life will glorify God and be used to bring numerous people to Jesus. Kate, I'm praying for you and your family, so are my girls and we will continue to.
    Lifting you up to the throne of mercy and grace,
    Allison Hoskins

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  38. We ar praying had still in nc. For lucy, for you, erik, jack, and most of all ella.

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  39. Praying for you in Chicago. I can not stop thinking about you and your family. I am so glad you got to go to your lake house.

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  40. Thinking of you all today. You are in my prayers. Hugs.

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  41. Kate,
    Y'all have rarely been far from my mind these last days. Sending love and hugs from Arkansas. I pray that you will, indeed, have strength these next days that truly "surpasses understanding." He will give it to you!!

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  42. Many prayers are being lifted for you and your family.

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  43. For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared to the glory which shall be revealed in us. -Romans 8:18

    Our most sincere and earnest prayers continue to go out for you all. May God hold you closer than ever in the days to come.

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  44. Like others that have posted not a moment goes by where you are not all on my mind. My heart sank when I read your last update. Continuing to send prayers.

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  45. Colossians 1:9, "For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding." (NIV)
    I had this verse in my devotionals this morning. It seems to fit...

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  46. Kate I am so sorry you and your family are going through this, especially poor beautiful Lucy. As a mom I cant even begin to imagine your pain. Just know that God can help you through this. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  47. Dear Friend,

    Doubt is proof that you believe. The presence of doubt does not mean the absence of belief. It's proof.

    Praying more mercy, no suffering, strength...with hope.

    I love you.

    Jenn (Wilson) Thompson

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  48. You are such an incredible woman. I have no doubt that you will find the strength that you need. Your family is lucky to have you.
    You and Lucy and the whole family are in my heart and on my mind 24/7 right now. I literally ache for you. I hope you can all somehow find the peace you deserve.
    Sending so much love ~ Christine~

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  49. I have cried and prayed and dealt with knots in my stomach all day and still do..... I know not one of you personally, but have followed along your jpurney from the beginning. I feel so helpless and want to rush to your side and stand with you during this awful and difficult time! I will continue to pray and weep and stand with you in spirit as the days go on and pray that the peace that passes all understanding envelops you and your entire family! For now you can take comfort in knowing that Lucy's young life has had a more far reaching impact on more than you will ever know and you all have a positive impenetrable effect on so many so close and yet so far!
    Melisa Thornton

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  50. Though we have never met, I have come to love your sweet Lucy, Ella and Jack over the last year and a half. I am so very sorry for what you are faced with right now. I am praying for strength and comfort for you and your family. I am praying for protection and understanding for your daughter Ella and all she must be grasping to figure out during this time. And I'm praying for peace and mercy for little Lucy. You are all on my mind and in my heart. You've touched so many hearts. We're all here for you.

    Love from Heather in California.

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  51. Thank you again for allowing us on this journey with you. Lucy is thought of, loved, and prayed for around the world. I know our Earthly hearts cannot fathom or understand why this is happening. But by Faith, I pray that God's amazing hand will be present during this difficult time. Praying for you all.

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  52. Kate, I've had your family on my mind constantly for the past couple of days. Praying for peace for you all. Praying the Lord will provide you with exactly what you need to get you through this. My heart aches for you, Erik, Ella, Jack and Lucy. I wish I could give you a big hug right now, even though we don't even know each other in real life. Praying the Lord will sustain you. Much love to you all.

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  53. Martina from AustriaJune 7, 2012 at 6:50 AM

    Dear Kate & Erik, Ella, Lucy & Jack, normally I don´t post, but I have been following since Lucy´s diagnosis and just wanted to let you know, that you are in my prayers every single day! I pray, that God will give you the strength and comfort for going through this most difficult time of your lives! We don´t know about His plans yet, but I sure know, that one day, we all will start the most precious eternity with Him!
    Hugs and kisses from Austria/Europe, Martina & her family

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  54. Kate, I am heartbroken by the news. As you know, I've followed your blog since just before Lucy's diagnosis. I feel I have a connection to you via Sarah. I can't imagine what you are going through. I am struggling for words as to what to say but know that you, Lucy, Erik, Ella, Jack, the doctors, nurses, and extended family are in my thoughts and prayers. I pray that Lucy will not suffer and pray for peace. I especially pray for sweet Ella as she begins to try to understand all of this. I wish I could give you a hug and just be a shoulder to cry on. Lots of love to you from Kingsport.

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  55. {{{{{{{{HUGS}}}}}}

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  56. Connie summed up my thougths as well. I wore my "Go Lucy Go" t-shirt yesterday and someone asked me about it at my little Jack's t-ball game. I told the story of a brave little girl who had touched my heart, though we'd never met.

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  57. Though we have never met, I have come to love your sweet Lucy, Ella and Jack over the last year and a half. I am so very sorry for what you are faced with right now. I am praying for strength and comfort for you and your family. I am praying for protection and understanding for your daughter Ella and all she must be grasping to figure out during this time. And I'm praying for peace and mercy for little Lucy. You are all on my mind and in my heart. You've touched so many hearts. We're all here for you.

    Love from Heather in California.

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  58. Praying from Orlando, Lucy was in my thoughts and prayers all day yesterday. I keep on checking your blog for updates, hoping for a miracle. I lost a child too, and just remember to rely on Him for everything. May He wrap His loving arms around you and embrace you in His love!

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  59. I have never met you or any of your family members, but I have kept up with yall's story through your blog and I am so sorry that Lucy is so gravely ill. I cannot imagine what you must be going through as a mom and as a family. I so admire your unwavering faith and how y'all have handled Lucy's illness. Your whole family has been an inspiration to me and to many others and I appreciate your willingness to share such private moments with everyone. Praying for you and your family, and mercy and peace for Lucy. She is a beautiful girl whose struggles have impacted so many lives.

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  60. Oh Kate, I am so sorry that you and your family have such a difficult road to walk! I learned about your blog and sweet Lucy several months ago from a friend. I’ve never written, but feel that now is the time to tell you that I have learned so much from the example you set with your faith, strength and love. I now cherish and thank God for every day. I hug and kiss my husband and daughter more than ever. None of us know or understand the plan that God has. I pray that no matter what, he holds Lucy and all of you in his arms and provides you with the comfort that you need. God bless you and your entire family.

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  61. Kate & family... especially sweet Lucy! My heart aches for your family and I've been in tears just thinking about the pain your family is going through. I have read and reread your post confirming the terrible news thinking that this must all be a nightmare and that we'll wake up and Lucy will be healed. Our God is an AWESOME God and whatever His plan is he will guide you through it all! Much LOVE and LOTS OF PRAYERS coming your way!

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  62. Prayers from Florida.

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  63. Kate, thank you for including us by updating. It is so incredible on reading these comments, how many lives her story has impacted. She has influenced so many and your faith has been so encouraging to many her probably has none. Everyone's testimony is unique and if you bring Jesus to one person, you have done well, I believe Lucy has brought MANY to Jesus. Thank you Lucy for truely being you. tina

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  64. I haven't posted before but have followed your family's story since Lucy's diagnosis and prayed for you all continually. My heart breaks for what you are going through right now. Please know that untold numbers of believers are crying out to the Lord on your family's behalf. He will take care of His children.

    Liz Sigman
    CUMC

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  65. Kate,
    I have been following Lucys story since the beginning. My family and I live in GA but my husband went to high school with you and your sister and Covington, TN is his home town. Are most favorite posts are the ones of you family at your house and on vacation. You and Erik have done a fantastic job keeping your family strong and living as normal a life as possible and that is what I enjoy reading most about, the fun times. I want you to know that I am praying for your family on a constant basis and that all of you are on my mind all day long. I have shared Lucys story with a MOMS Club that I am a part of here in GA and they are also praying for her and your family. Prayers are coming from all over the country for your little girl and family but my biggest prayer right now is that she finds peace, no more suffering. I also pray that she not be scared. For Ella who understands what is going on to be strong for her sister and for little Jack who doesn't know what is going on to be a comfort to you and Erik because he will continue to be himself and there you may find the most comfort. May God be with you all through this tough time.

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  66. Breaks my heart, Kate, that you guys are having to walk this road. It is just not fair. My mommy heart is completely broken for all of you. I am on of countless others that have grown to love and adore your precious baby. I am praying ceaselessly for strength for all of you. I'm also praying for a miracle! (((Hugs))) to you sweet Kate!

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  67. My heart is heavy with everything you guys have been going through. I pray constantly for Gods Will to be done. I pray Lucy does not suffer or feel pain and instead is filled with the true love that is flowing from family, friends, supporters, and those of us that genuinely have come to love your family. Your strong faith is an inspiration to others, especially myself. I am deeply sorry Lucy is going through this and pray for a miracle. Love, thoughts, and prayers.

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  68. Praying continually for you and your family!

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  69. Praying for peace and mercy for all of you.

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  70. I can't get your family off my mind. Praying and thinking of you all around around the clock. This verse comes to my mind for you:
    Lamentations 3:22-24 "Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, "The Lord is my portion;" therefore I will wait for Him."
    We are praying for you all continually!

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  71. praying, praying, praying...for peace..for all of you.

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  72. In a constant state if prayer for God's mercy and grace to abound. You sweet little angel has touched so many. In 2 Corinthians 12:9 God tells us that His grace is sufficient and made strong in our weakness. You will have the strength you need. I had it a when we lost our first born and when we almost lost our son 2 years ago. God is able. I've been angry with Him for the pain in my heart and I would still cry out to Him. I've screamed, begged, bargained and pleaded because I hurt so bad I didn't know what to do. I just wanted the pain to stop. It didn't, but by the grace of God it became bearable. Love and cherish every moment, though they may be limited, you still have them and your precious baby girl. Let God be your strength. Hold fast to the unchanging hand of God. We are praying.

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  73. Many prayers going up right now for your family and sweet Lucy. May God wrap you in his loving arms and give you the strength you need right now. I have shed many a tear for sweet Lucy throughout her journey, tears of fear at setbacks and tears of joy at positive scans, however the tears I have shed since reading your post yesterday are like no other. My hearts breaks for you, as a Mother myself and as a sister in Christ. I will continue to pray for you and your family.

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  74. We are STILL praying for sweet Lucy! As a mother of three myself, my heart aches for you. We will continue to lift you guys as we've done everyday since your journey began. Opening your heart and sharing your life and your faith has been a beautiful thing for so many.

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  75. Thank you for letting us get to know you and your precious family. I feel like I know you, though we've never met and miles separate us. Tears are rolling down my face as I type, and I pray for peace. May God grant you peace. Love, Keri

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  76. I don't know you all and haven't commented before, but please know that your family has touched my heart. I think of you all and pray for you all throughout the day. May you be covered in God's mercy, strength, and peace. Love from Mississippi.

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  77. Last night- I read through an old post in which you referenced the pain Jennifer (mckmama) and Angie (bring the rain) were going through at the time....in that post you said you could only hope your faith would stand as theirs had through such a trial. You've been amazing...you've been real & God is big enough to handle that....the Father sent His Holy Spirit....for such a time as this- to comfort us & to intercede when we don't have the words to pray. I clung to that the 15 months my Mom battled GBM until Dec. and I know what you're going through is FAR worse...He will sustain you!

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  78. Love, peace and comfort for Lucy and the entire Krull family. Praying for you.

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  79. May you feel the loving arms of our Savior wrapped around you during this difficult time. He will hold you up and give you strength to endure. I go to bed praying and wake up praying for your sweet Lucy. My heart aches for your family. I pray peace and comfort overcome all the pain you all feel.

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  80. Praying for your sweet family and I will not stop praying for you in the coming days. I've never commented before (I don't think), but have followed your story. Continue to look "up" in the coming days. God will never leave you or forsake you.

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  81. Kate....I have followed Miss Lucy and your family for over a year...She has been my nightly read before I go to bed and the first thing I read in the mornings. My heart breaks for Lucy, you and your husband and your other two children. I will not go into but I too have suffered a loss recently. I found myself asking the and wondering how a God that loves us can let this happen because I knew he didn't cause it to happen. The verse" ask and you shall recieve" confused me even more. Finally a very intelligent Dr. that we became very close to sat me down and said...
    do not think that God does not care and that he isn't working right now in your family...this is "Cancer" we have no cure...he doesn't want your family to suffer but he is taking care of all of you on a personal level." That is what I focused on when we were losing the battle and today as I still grieve. GOD loves Lucy and you and your family. HE will not forsake you! I pray he wraps his arms around you and assures you of this if you get a chance to read this blog. You have blessed people in ways you can never imagine by writing about Lucy's journey! I pray for peace for you!

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  82. We will continue to pray for your beautiful family.

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  83. You are i n my prayers constantly. I do not know you but feel as though I do. Lucy is a beautiful testimony.

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  84. I will continue to pray ceaselessly for mercy and peace. May you feel God's presence even through this most difficult time.

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  85. Praying for your strength and most of all peace. I started reading your blog last night and was just overwhelmed at what you have been through. You are a very strong woman!! Being a mother myself, my heart breaks for you. But I know we serve an awesome God and he does not give us more than we can handle. I know you have probably heard these same words over and over again but they are so true.
    My family and I will continue to pray for Lucy!!! Thanks for keeping us updated on your blog.

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  86. Hugs and many continued prayers!

    Blessings,

    Amy

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  87. We are praying with you here. I cannot imagine what these days feel like to you or how hard this mt all be. But your family has a very special place in my heart and prayers.

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  88. Lifting you and Lucy up in prayer all day yesterday, the last prayer before I drifted off to sleep, the first prayer when I woke up today, and will continue.

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  89. Lifting you and your family up during this time! Lots of love to you!

    xoxox

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  90. One day, when we all get to heaven, I am seriously looking forward to meeting Miss Lucy and the Krull family. I can't think of another six year old that has touched lives around the world. Not just touched, but changed. God's glory is shining all over the world because of Lucy. Continuing to pray for you all.

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  91. Praying for peace and comfort for your family and your precious Lucy.

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  92. First thing I did when I woke up was pray for Lucy and your family. Y'all have been on my mind constantly! May God give you comfort and peace!

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  93. Sarah Glasow, MNJune 7, 2012 at 7:46 AM

    I am praying for all of you. I don't personally know you, but have been following Lucy's journey for quite some time, and I check in on her daily through your blog. Praying for peace and comfort for all of you during this time. My heart breaks for you.

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  94. From the rising of the sun to it's setting, from your own backyard, from across the oceans of the world, your family is covered in prayer. May this blanket comfort you, lift you up, and give you strength in the days ahead.

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  95. Continuing to think about you and pray for you continously. Wishing I could somehow carry a portion of your burden. My heart hurts for you and my eyes swell with tears. Please know you are loved......from Texas.

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  96. Kate-
    I am one of the mothers who has been where you are right now. My 4 year old son also had medulloblastoma. He was doing so good, just as Lucy, and during a routine MRI we found out his cancer came back with a vengeance. He has been in Heaven 21 months now. It seems unimaginable right now, but by the Grace of God you will continue to go on. You just have to trust Him. I don’t understand why this happens to innocent children, but I do know God loves Lucy. It’s not fair that we have to go on without our children, it’s something I will never understand till I get to Heaven. The coming days will be hard, there’s no doubt about that but God will carry you through them. I am so sorry that your family has to go through this, my heart aches for you. Just continue to hold on to God, even when you feel your fingers slipping. Here is a scripture that I have held onto through it all with my son, especially on the days I feel like I’m drowning in grief:
    When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee. –Isaiah 43:2
    Love and Prayers for your family.

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  97. Praying for you and your family, Kate.

    Yesterday, Phil Ramsey wrote a beautiful post on his blog about Lucy and all the many lives she has touched.

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  98. Volita Welch VinoskiJune 7, 2012 at 7:51 AM

    Kate, I wish I could think of some wise or spiritual thing to write to you, but all that comes to me is to say I'm so, so sorry for what you and your family are going through. I will continue to pray for all of you, particularly for Lucy, I especially pray that she not suffer.

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  99. Kate, Thank you for in the midst of your storm, keep us posted. I never want to imagine the pain you are feeling. I try to just think about it and can't. I can only imagine having anger at God, and that is ok. He understands. I wish there was words to say to ease your pain. I am praying non stop. First for a miracle....We do have a Amazing God who can works things that seem so far out of reach. Second, that if it is Lucy's time, then let her go with no more pain and suffering. Not just for Lucy, but for all of you. As a mother, I know the pain to see your kids hurt. I pray for sweet Ella. She is so young and had endure way more than any child should. I know in this horrible journey, especially in the pain, you can't wrap your mind around what good has come from this. Kate, you have made me a better mom. You make me grateful for my bad days, cause they are nothing to yours. I am sure you have brought lives to know God and Believe in him. God chose you....cause he knew you could handle being "Lucy's mom" and handle it like a Godly Woman. You are amazing.....Prayers are with you and the family. Please Lord have mercy on this family. They have suffered enough. God Bless and send Lucy, Ella and Jack all our love.....WE do LOVE your Family..... God Bless

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  100. Kate: I have prayed and prayed for Lucy and your family!! Reading all your blogs have brought tears to my eyes and sharing them with my family has been extremely hard. I cant even imagine what you are feeling right now. I have 2 children (11yr old and 14month old) My heart is feeling heavy for your family!! Lucy is adorable and her smile in the pictures are breath-taking!! Enjoy every moment with her. God LOVES Little Lucy!!! :)

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  101. Oh, Kate. I just don't even know what to say. I have been following Sweet Lucy since I saw a prayer request on Kelly's Korner, and read your entry, "In the Blink of an Eye". I have prayed for many children and families through prayer blogs over the years and feel that I become so attached to the faith of all of you who seem so strong. When you feel you need to crumble on your knees before God, remember that you have many, many, people who are holding you up, in awe of your faith and your strength. What a legacy you are creating for your Sweet Lucy, and for Ella and Jack to look back on when they are older. I sincerely pray for continued strength and peace that only HE can give. You are an inspiration to me as a Christian.

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  102. I've been following your blog since Adrienne posted for prayers on Lucy's behalf on her blog. Lucy is the STRONGEST little girl I have ever seen; she has endured more than I can fathom. I continue to pray for Lucy and your family as you go through more trying times. God is the only One who can sustain us at times like this.

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  103. Dear Kate, I have been following your blog from the beginning and praying for Lucy and your family every day...you will have my continued prayers during these days to come and always. You are truly an inspiration as a mother....Ella, Lucy and Jack are so blessed! I pray that God will continue to wrap His arms around each of you and that He will give you the strength that you need. Hugs to all of you from a mom and foster mom in NJ.

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  104. the dignity strength grace and courage your entire family have dealt with this trial humbles me. Your family are firmly in my thoughts, and I wish peace for you all as you walk this road.

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  105. Dear Kate, there are no words, other than we are praying. We have come to love your little girl. She is being lifted up by thousands of prayers across the country, it seems! Hold that close. I know it doesn't soothe the pain your heart feels, but imagine those prayers like a warm, secure blanket covering Lucy. Will continue praying!

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  106. Karin BilderbackJune 7, 2012 at 7:58 AM

    Kate, I like SO many was brought to your blog 16 months ago at the beginning of this journey. I've read and cried and prayed with and for your family. I've posted from time to time to you. I read last night and cried and prayed again. This morning, I opened my daily devotional book, "Jesus Calling", which was given to me by my good friend Michelle, who just last week lost her 6+ year battle to breast cancer, and who shared a diagnosis date with Lucy. Coincidence...no. I want to share today's devotion with you:

    "I am all around you, like a cocoon of Light. My presence with you is a promise, independent of your awareness of Me. Many things can block this awareness, but the major culprit is worry. My children tend to accept worry as an inescapable fact of life. However, worry is a form of unbelief; it is anathema to Me.

    Who is in charge of your life? If it is you, then you have good reason to worry. But if it is I, then worry is both unnecessary and counterproductive. When you start to feel anxious about something, relinquish the situation to Me. Back off a bit, redirecting your focus to Me. I will either take care of the problem Myself or show you how to handle it. In this world you will have problems, but you need not lose sight of Me."

    My prayer today is for comfort, and peace for Lucy, and for your family to be bathed in His cocoon of Light.

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  107. Kate, I have followed Miss Lucy since her diagnosis. I have never posted before. I read your blog daily. Often checking in several times a day. My heart breaks for all of you. With tears your in my thoughts and I pray for all of you.

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  108. I am continuing to pray for Lucy and for your strength as you endure this. You have already shown a strength that few people posess throughout this ordeal. I am thinking of you throughout the day and whispering a prayer each time I do. Sending you love and strength.

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  109. Prayers for peace and comfort for your amazing family! Thank you for continuing your blog... Lucy has become such an important fixture in so many lives. You will never understand the impact YOUR faith has had on so many!! Your privacy is expected....but thanks again for including us. May God be with you andcomfort you!!! Much love

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  110. Dear Kate and family,

    I have followed your journey for the last 18 months and have been amazed and encouraged by the strength, persistence, and joy Lucy and your family have shown as you have walked this road. You all have blessed me. It is my privilege to lift you all up to our Heavenly Father asking for His tender mercies to flood your family during this precious time with Lucy. He is faithful and will not leave you. I am praying without ceasing for you. Blessings and hugs from Texas.

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  111. Ever since I read that she wasn't feeling good last week I have gone to bed thinking about Lucy and woken up to praying for her... I can't imagine how you are feeling and as a mother my heart breaks for you..I just can't imagine, therefore I will pray and pray and pray that God will give you peace and understanding, and that more than anything he will give you strength to help your family through this difficult time. Praying for you and your sweet sweet family and precious Lucy!

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  112. we continue to pray here in North Carolina. Becky

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  113. Continuing to pray for you all.

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  114. Kate, I am praying and thinking of you all the time. Yes, those other mom's are right you will have super powers right now but, that doesn't mean it isn't agony. Be strong and know how much love and support you have. Know so many are thinking of you all and praying for you.

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  115. Australia, Croatia, Austria, the Netherlands, New Zealand. I am in awe of the impact that one tiny little girl can make on the world. Some people live their whole life and don't touch as many lives as Lucy and you have in the past 18 months. Your faith has been a testimony. You have been a city on a hill, shining the light of Jesus. I have prayed for Lucy and for the family and the doctors and nurses off and on all night. It is my prayer that she is healed in Jesus' name. But I also know that God's way is perfect and that is His will is different from ours, I pray that He fills you all with His strength, peace, and unending love. Thank you so much for the update. You are covered in prayer. Much love!!!

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  116. Your family has been non stop in my thoughts and prayers! As a Mother of five I could not even imagine what your going through! Lucy has helped so many families be better and will continue to do so!! I pray for peace and comfort for your family!! (((hugs)))

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  117. Continuing to pray for your family and for sweet Lucy. Prayers that God will protect Lucy during this time and she won't suffer and that He will give you and your husband some peace through all of this.

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  118. Dearest Kate,

    There is no right or wrong way to endure this. If you feel like Blogging, know your words will met with compassion and support. If you choice Not to blog, we will respect and support that decision as well. Whatever you decide Kate....we WILL be here for you & your family!!!

    Since I received the news I have not stop crying. To say I'm heart broken is an UNDERSTATMENT. I have always held Lucy close to my heart and, I always thought she would be Okay. My daughter Sydney walked into my room & witnessed me crying last night. I shared the news with her and suddenly she collasped on my bed & wept and then we both prayed for Lucy. Later on last night my girl came back into my room in the middle of the night & whispered"I've been thinking...I'm going to make sure Ella is okay" !! "I'm going to make sure she isn't feeling bad or too sad". I thought her gesture was beautiful especially since when we spoke, I hadn't even mentioned Ella or Jack.

    I know what I'm feeling isn't even 1/2 of what you & your family are. I'm so sad and so SORRY for all of you!! You are one of the strongest people I know Kate...you will find the strength to get thru this and we will all be right here beside you!! You are an excellent, supportive, loving Mama Kate but PLEASE don't forget to take care of yourself during this time too.

    Thank you for posting. I really do appreciate it but like I said, this is all up to you. I will continue to pray for Lucy to be pain free and filled with peace & love!!

    Thinking of you, Lucy & your family!
    Love,
    Jenn xo

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  119. Still praying for you and your family.

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  120. Kate , I've been thinking of you and your family so much since yesterday's news. Shocked and saddened are the feelings I have. I will continue to pray for Lucy and you and your family as well to give you the strength to get through this very tough time. I am happy that you have such a great support system through your families. Of course your heart is screaming , mine is too at the unfairness of this. Thoughts and prayers to you all.
    Libby Wheeler

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  121. Praying for sweet Lucy not to suffer and praying for all of you to be strong in God's faith. You are an amazing mother and have shared your thoughts and fears so freely. You are such a testimony to so many people. I hope one day you will have the time to read all these comments and to comprehend what a impact you have made on so many people--you, Lucy and your entire family.

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  122. Up so much last night thinking about your family and had a hard time sleeping. I don't even know you all personally, but your blog and Lucy has touched our lives so much since last year. Reading your posts has allowed so many to be a part of thios journey, praying for you all so much. Thousands of people are praying for you. You are being uplifted in the name of Jesus. My heart aches and grieves so very much. I know the Lord loves you so very much Kate. Pour our your heart, cry, scream, and so on. He listens, is here, and loves you. I know it doesnt' make sense, and it's beyond our understanding. I know very well. But, we do know the Lord, His promises and His faithfulness. He is here. He is here Kate. We have been praying for the Lord to sustain you beyond words, and for His peace to be surpassing for all of you. Love to you all. Love, The C Family

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  123. Kate and family,
    We have been praying often for you all. May you physically feel God's presence at all times. As a mother, my heart breaks for you. As a christian, I find myself wondering why God needs to take this child from her loving family. I don't have an answer for that except that I trust that God loves us and knows the plans for each of our lives. Even so, it's hard to accept. Lucy's illness and your ability to share your raw feelings have touched my life. I hug my son more tightly. I dismiss the small trials of life. I forgive more. I love more. I don't think you need me to tell you, but you are a wonderful mother. You love your children unceasingly. There's no doubt in my mind that there is nothing you wouldn't do for them. Please know that there are many people who love you and your family.
    With much love,
    Amanda
    Lexington, KY

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  124. Brandy Carver KeoughJune 7, 2012 at 8:20 AM

    Kate. . .you and your family are in my prayers all day everyday. Sweet little Lucy is so strong and brave just like her Mom and Dad. I know that Ella is proud to have such a brave sister! I love you all and will continue to pray. "Hear, O Lord, and answer me, for I am poor and needy. Guard my life, for I am devoted to you. You are my God; save your servent who trusts in you. Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I call to you all day long." Psalm 86:1-3

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  125. We continue to pray for all of you but especially for Lucy's comfort. Jesus is holding you all close. I hope you can feel all of our prayers surrounding you. There are no words other than I am heart broken for all of you. Thank you for keeping us updated, we have seen sweet Lucy fight a very grown up battle...so very humbling. I am praying for Ella, too. May her sweet heart be protected as she walks this road and trys to understand it all. God Bless you today and always.

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  126. I have read your blog since Lucy was diagnosed with Cancer. I have prayed for her and your family and prayed ultimately she would be healed and be able to stay on this earth. My heart breaks for all of you and I still continue to pray for a miracle for Lucy. But most of all I pray for strength and peace for Lucy and her family. I'm so sorry for the unimaginable you are going through right now. You are weighing heavy on my heart.

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  127. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. Lucy has touched so many lives thanks to you her story has been shared with all. Bless you and your family

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  128. I never comment but went you to know we are praying for you. My son, Owen is 6 and prays for Lucy faithfully every night. We have been following your blog since almost the beginning. Owen points out ribbons around town and tells Mr, you know those are for Lucy. I never knew my heart could love or hurt so much, until I became a Mom. I pray for Lucy and your family feel God's loving and comforting send around you.

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  129. I am praying continuously for Lucy, you and the family. God has his reasons we will never understand, but he chose you to be the wonderful mother you are to the most special little girl that Lucy is. I know it may never make sense as to why, but try try try to envision Lucy in God's kingdom, surrounded by only JOY and COMFORT and PEACE. Lucy is a wonderful little girl who has touched more lives in the short time she has had on earth than many EVER will. Take this time to be with her every second and don't feel bad for any emotion you may feel. We will all be here to support and pray for you during this time.

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  130. Our Father's love is so great, SO GREAT, that He gave us freedom. We are not puppets on a string forced to do His bidding. Of course, Satan made that come with a huge price. Pain, suffering, death: SIN. God cannot stop it, he cannot protect us from it. THIS IS NOT HIS DOING. He is not using Lucy as a human sacrifice to share the faith with others. BUT, because He is love and because He is mighty to save, He finds ways to turn Satan's terrors into little blessings for everyone He can. You are not alone, He is with you. Just as you wouldn't blame your loving Daddy or Mama for this, do not blame the one who loves you with the fiercest love imaginable. Run to Him Kate and let Him hold you as He too weeps for the effects of sin on His creation and for the pain you all are going through. God keep you.

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  131. I continue to keep Lucy and your family in my thoughts and prayers, as I have since I learned of her diagnosis. You've truly touched so many lives! Because of you, there's a change in me, for sure. I'm so much more conscious of God, of courage, of love, family, and the preciousness of every moment. I'm also more aware of how little I understand about how the world works, and, accordingly, the importance of faith. Finally, I'm in awe of the power of honesty. Kate, you've been so open and raw about your feelings in a way that's grabbed innumerable hearts. I admire you beyond words for your ability to serve God and be the kind of mother that every child hopes for and for your fight in the face of the scary emotions that have accompanied your journey with Lucy's cancer. Lucy was born into a family who has truly cherished her. Her short years have been rich and full of warmth. It's so special that you all just had those great days at the lake house, which Lucy loves dearly. It all matters. Lucy matters in a big way, and always will. I don't know how you'll all make it through this heartbreak, but I know you will. In this unimaginable time of sadness, may you indeed find peace. Lean hard on all of us, on God. Lean hard and be lifted up.

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  132. I pray for Lucy and your family. You have been my last thoughts when I go to sleep and my first thoughts when I wake. I pray for His grace and strength to wrap you up tight and carry you down this road your on. I know it seems like He doesn't exsist, how could he let this happen if He really was a loving merciful God he would make this all better. I can't explain how and I can't tell you when but one day you will find peace And clarity in it all. He will wrap you up in his arms so tight and whisper it all in that still small voice. Only when your truly ready though and He will, I promise, it took five years for me to get there but he never left my side in those five years. I left His more than once but he remained ever faithful and when the time was right and I was ready to hear what He had to say, he laid it all out there for me. You are all in my continued prayers!!!!

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  133. Yes, we love your little Lucy and are grieving with you! Please keep us updated as you can. Praying for comfort and peace for you all.

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  134. Thank you for updating. 'Thinking and praying for Lucy and your family. You have a LOT of people visiting here! The previous post has 711 comments. I've never seen that anywhere else. Wow ... Lucy has touched so many lives.
    'Hang in there (Proverbs 3:5-6 )

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  135. You are right Kate, we ARE all family. We think of your family as our family. We all support your family and pray for them and will continue to pray for all of you in the days, weeks, and months to come. WE ALL LOVE YOU AND LUCY AND ERIC AND ELLA AND JACK........and all of the grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, etc... I wish there was something, ANYTHING we all could do to ease your pain.

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  136. Continued prayers for all of you.

    Traci

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  137. I have been following your blog for a long time. I am praying for you!

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  138. Found you through Kelly's blog. Praying for you all. Praying you feel His loving arms wrapped around you and feel His love through the people He has surrounded you with.

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  139. We have never met, but I have followed Lucy's journey over the past months and have prayed that Christ would heal her little body. As a christian, I know beyond a shadow of a doubt, that Christ is more than able to heal, but sometimes that healing doesn't take place the way that we desire. I pray for comfort for Lucy and for peace that only comes from Him to encompass you and your family. What a wonderful legacy of faith and endurance in an extremely difficult situation your family is living out before others. May you feel His loving presence as you love on Lucy today.

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  140. I have followed your blog since the beginning- My heart breaks for you and your family Kate, and I wish you strength and peace in the coming days.
    Your Faith is strong, but being tested.
    God Bless all of you, and especially Lucy, that she remains comfortable and at peace.
    Blessings,
    Sandra

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  141. I am praying for Lucy, for you, and for your family. I pray for peace for all of you.

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  142. Kate - I can't even begin to imagine what you are all going through right now, but as a mother my heart is just breaking for you. I have never met your family, but I have followed your blog, and Lucy's story for the past 18 months & she has touched our hearts in such a special way. My daughter and I say prayers daily for Lucy & are praying even harder right now for a miracle. I can't offer any words that will make you feel better but just know how many lives Lucy has touched & how much she is loved, even by those who haven't met her. I hope that can be of comfort to you in some way... Know that Lucy is being blanketed in love and prayers.

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  143. You will never know how much your story and your faith has meant to so many people. I am a 65 year old grandmother of six and have followed your blog from the beginning. The Lord will use your little story as He writes it into His big story in ways that we cannot see or even imagine today. May He bring a peace that passes all understanding to your family.

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  144. Wow! I read your whole blog last night from start to finish. What an amazing family!! Precious children! Just want you to know that I am praying hard for Lucy and your entire family.

    Angie

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  145. Kate, I found your blog right after Lucy's diagnosis thru another blog. Although I haven't commented much, your family has been in my prayers constantly. Since you posted Tuesday night I find myself praying for you consistently throughout the day and night. I am so thankful that their are other moms there that can come alongside you in this awful moment. I'm thankful for all of the believers in "blog-land" who have heard about Lucy's Story and obeyed the command to pray without ceasing. I am confident that Lucy and all of you are covered in prayer 24/7. While my heart breaks for you, I'm also thankful for the friends and family and most importantly, the faith that sustains you.

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  146. I have been following your blog since the beginning of this horrific journey you have been on. I have grown to love your family over the last year and a half. I have celebrated with you and cried with you. My heart aches for your family right now. You are on my heart all the time. I wake up in the middle of the night and pray for you all. I pray the Lord grants you peace and strength as you walk the next few weeks of your life.

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  147. Oh, Kate, I cry for you as I read your blogs. I understand your feelings, having been there. The morning after He called my daughter home to Him I said, "You know I don't like this but I have no one else to go to." So traveling with you on this very difficult journey in my prayers.

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  148. Please know we are praying you and Lucy through this road! Our hearts are broken.

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  149. I am praying and still have many people praying for sweet little Lucy. I am praying for peace, for comfort, and for our loving God to just embrace your family as you go thru this heartbreaking time. Lucy is loved by many people she's never met, and I have cried tears of heartbreak for a little girl I've never met. The Lord will walk with you, and he will heal your sweet little girl. Prayers for strength. <3

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  150. No words to express how heartbroken I am for your sweet family that I don't even know yet feel so close to because of your blog. My family and I are praying for mercy and no suffering as you asked. Thanks for the update; I cannot imagine what strength it took for you to do so.

    Tracy Robinson
    tprobnsn@memphis.edu

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  151. My heart is broken for you as I have followed Lucy's journey with you via this blog. I am the mom of twin boys in heaven (they passed away from prematurity) so while its not the same as what you are going through, I do understand the pain of losing a child. You will survive...Live moment by moment and know that the Lord will sustain you. I won't lie and say its easy (and it never really goes away) but He will give you the grace and the mercy to live out each day. And you will yearn for Heaven like never before....I can't stop thinking about each of you and I'm praying, praying for a miracle.

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  152. Please don't feel pressured to post. We are all here praying for you all whether you post at all. I sit here alone doing my devotionals; praying and crying for a family across the world that I have never met.

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  153. Praying for your family.

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  154. Prayers straight from my heart to Lucy, you and your family. I feel as if I know you from your writings and amazing pictures. There are tears in Illinois for Lucy.

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  155. I read your last post yesterday and, as a parent, it shook me to my core. It took everything in my power not to just sit and cry for your family and all that you're going through so unfairly. But as hard as it was to resist the need to cry it was infinitely easier to have a continual flowing prayer for your family. Every time my conscious came up for air my mind went right back to your family. Your strength, honesty and candor are amazing to me. How you document your struggles to live as God wants us to while still having the human qualities that make it hard is refreshing and inspiring. My continual prayers are with you all as you endure this near-impossible journey.

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  156. I am praying for you and your family during this time.

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  157. Like many, I don't remember how I came across your story but I have followed you daily for the past 18 months. With tears I pray for you and Sweet Lucy, Erik, Ella, Jack and your entire family. Praying for strength for all of you in the coming days.

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  158. Praying here in Kentucky. I have no words. Know that Lucy and your family are loved beyond comprehension.

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  159. Continued prayers for you and your family. May God bring comfort and peace beyond understanding. Praise God that you are His child and anger and doubts are perfectly normal and understandable. God bless!

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  160. Kate, there is already a difference in your post. You may not see it but I, and I'm sure others can tell. God created you and your emotions and he can handle any anger and confusion that you have. There are so many things that are beyond our understanding. I am thankful that you posted and hope that you continue in the days ahead. So many of us are checking it continuously and pray and cry at each update. You are surrounded by prayer and love from strangers that truly care for you. Thank you for sharing Lucy and your family with us. It is so precious how open and honest you have been about this. You are truly a blessing and a "Proverbs 31" woman!

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  161. Sweet precious Kate,
    I am a recent nursing graduate and have a passion for families who are your shoes. I myself had a daughter who suffered meningitis and this is the reason I chose to go into this field. I write to say that the nurses who are helping take care of Lucy want to take care of you as well. When you are hurting let them know. This is their passion.

    I will pray without ceasing for you and your dear family as well as for Lucy. She is an angel sent from God to bless those around her. I may not know you but you are my sister in Christ and I will be asking everyone I know to pray for you all.

    In Him,
    April

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  162. Months ago I asked how God can sustain you and now I see what I have come to envy. All of us pray continuously for you and your family. We all hope that Lucy is comfortable and that you especially are being cared for during this hard and horrible time. We are all here for you, to help you breathe and to sustain you while you nurture your family.

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  163. www.tsharee.blogspot.comJune 7, 2012 at 9:03 AM

    Kate,

    I think I can speak for all of us when I say we are ALL here for you. Now and in the coming weeks, months and years. Blog when you can and when you feel led to. We will be here to support you! Enjoy Lucy and tell her East Tennessee is sending her positive thoughts and prayers!

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  164. (((Erik, Kate, Ella, Lucy and Jack))) holding you all in my heart and prayers. As a mother with a daughter who too, has been caught up in this horrific web, I so wish I had an answer for you all as you walk this road. Unfortunately, I don't...The only thing that I can answer is that you all have to do what you feel is right for YOU all. I wish I were closer and could do something but know that we are here in California, sending hope, prayers and love, your way!

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  165. Kate and Erik,
    We are so , so sad for your family. We have followed and prayed for Lucy for the last year and a half. Our children have done the same. Bless sweet Lucy's heart. We pray for God's strength and mercy for all of you. Blessings and much love, Julie and Bob

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  166. Praying for you and your family. My heart aches terribly for you but I know that God is bigger than this and that He's perfect peace will carry you through this! Much love from Indiana!

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  167. Praying that a peace that passes all understanding will cover your family. Comfort for Lucy. Strength for Ella.

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  168. Dear Kate...I don't know you, but my heart is breaking for your family. I am praying for sweet Lucy that she is in no pain and that she feels God's hand upon her. Our time on earth is limited and God is needing his angel on earth back by his side.

    Peace and Love,
    Kristen

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  169. I think I probably speak for most of your blog family when I say, if I could physically be there beside you I would. I would offer a shoulder to cry on and a crutch to carry all of you through this time. I would go get you food and remind you to eat. I would take Ella and Jack to the pool or a play ground to have some time. I would do anything I can to carry a small part of your burden.

    Having not walked your road, I can only trust that God knows what you need, God knows what Erik needs, God knows what Ella and Jack need, and God knows what Lucy needs. I will lift you up and pray often and cry tears with you from a distance for your family we have all grown to love.

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  170. Dear Kate, This is the Jesus Calling Devotion today: "I am all around you , like a cocoon of Light". Although I know it does not seem like it but this is so true. It also says, "When you start to feel anxious about something, relinquish the situation to Me. Back off a bit, redirecting your focus to Me. I will either take care of the problem Myself or show you how to handle it. In this world you will have problems, but you need not lose sight of Me." The best part of this is that He WILL show you how to handle it! There are no "How to books" for what you are going through. Just know that there are so many praying for you and Lucy right now!
    Janey Edwards, First CP Church, Savannah, TN

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  171. Praying for all of you!

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  172. Like Karin Bilderback, I read the Jesus Calling devotional this morning and prayed for you. I also read my Guideposts which referenced Jesus' words in Matthew 23:37: "How often I have wanted to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings..." The writer tells about seeing a hen caught in a sudden rainstorm collecting her chicks under her wings while the rain poured over her. I see you clearly in that image. I pray you will now let Jesus gather all of you under His wings and keep you safe. I shared a piece of your story with someone without faith yesterday. It was a natural part of that conversation. God is at work in a great way with you. I believe He is merciful and will lift you up to more than you ever thought you could be. Praying still...

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  173. I dont know what to say to you. I check this blog daily to check on you and your sweet baby girl. The tears flowed when I read your last post and I went to bed praying for your girl and woke up praying for you girl. Please know they are so many people out here that are praying for your strength.

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  174. It's amazing that in so brief a time, people come to feel like your own family. Praying with and for you all on the journey ahead.

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  175. Many prayers coming your way....I wrapped my Ellie (the one who reminds me so much of Lucy--same age, looks a lot like her) in her big blanket and just rocked her and prayed for you and Lucy. I imagined you holding Lucy and praying over her, and I gave thanks to God for the gift that precious girl is and has been to you, and my mother's heart is breaking with you. I don't understand this suffering we must endure while on this earth...all I know, after a year of anger, questioning God and shaking my fist at Him, is that when I stopped fighting Him, and rested in His strong arms, He whispered to my soul "I AM, I am Sovereign and holy and good...I am holding you and caring for you...now rest." I pray that you and Erik can rest in God's strength, that somehow His Holy presence will fill you in every moment over the coming days. Thank you for sharing Lucy with so many of us, strangers, yet family in Christ. Thank you for the privilege of being able to come alongside of you and pray ... know that many hearts are grieving with you and holding you up in the only way we know how...by lifting you to our Heavenly Father who is the only One who can sustain us through such deep sorrow. * hug*

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  176. LisainMaryvilleTnJune 7, 2012 at 9:27 AM

    Kate-
    I have been following your blog ever since a friend requested prayer for Lucy and your family at her diagnosis. I have prayed for you, Erik, Ella, Jack, and miss Lucy diligentley daily and will continue to do so. I do not know you or your family personally, but love and care for each and every one of you just the same. Many people in Maryville are praying!!!!!!!!!

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  177. Kate and Lucy,
    You have made my faith in God so much more stronger. When I lost my sister at 13 to bone cancer, I gave up. I was angry at God for doing this to her and taking her. But, then I realized I will see Gracie one day. And we all will see Lucy. Lucy has touched my life more than I ever thought possible. She's touched all of us. Everytime I see a picture of Lucy, I think of my sister. I pray for you, Erik, Lucy, Jack and Ella. I know how Ella is feeling. Please tell Ella to keep her head high. Sweet Lucy will watch over her in Heaven. Lucy will be waiting at the gate after a life time of successs for her.

    Still praying,
    Izzi

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  178. From Amy C: Today is the first day I've even seen your blog but I'm wrestling with God as to why He is allowing this... I don't know if this is comforting at all but here's what He had waiting for me in my morning quiet time: "Those who sow in tears shall reap in joy. He who continually goes forth weeping, bearing seeds for sowing, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing." Psalm 126:5-6 Dr. Charles Stanley says about this verse: "God never pretends that this life will be free of hardship or pain, but He insists that for those who know & love Him, our tears are nothing but seeds that will bloom one day into enormous trees of joy" Praying for you!

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  179. Hang in there Kate. You will get through this and you do not have to know how..just that you will. Your baby needs you now more than ever and I have no doubt you and your family will rise with the help of prayer and God. It is ok to be mad or to question..God can handle it. You have been such an example of faith. I have lost a child, though he was premature and died during birth. I have never been able to fully understand why I had to go through that loss. However what I can say is that 12 years later it has worked good in my life and I could have never imagined that when I was going through the acute loss. You all are on my heart. I will say an extra prayer for Ella today. I remember wanting to protect my daughter when our loss happened and I totally get what you mean about keeping her safe.
    Please take care and know we are praying for you all !!!!!!!

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  180. Gretchen AlfonsoJune 7, 2012 at 9:32 AM

    Praying for you & your family from Philadelphia, PA

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  181. My sweetest thoughts of Lucy raising her precious hands trying so hard to do the motions to our songs in music class. Our Lord receiving this praise, bring glory to his name.

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  182. I continue to lift Lucy and your family up in prayer at this time!!

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  183. Kate,

    You don't know me, but I was led to your blog by a friend while I was spending many months at the hospital with my daughter, who was battling leukemia. We lost our 24 year old daughter almost 11 months ago & I honestly have no idea how we have kept going. But we have. God gives us grace that surpasses all human understanding, that much I know. I have followed Lucy's story from the first few months of her illness & have continued to pray for her. I was so saddened to see the latest news. I have never written, but I wanted to encourage you to pick up the book Heaven is For Real if you haven't. There is even a children's version. I know you don't have time for these things right now, but this book helped me so much that I had to share. There are others that did as well, this one just gave me such a sense of peace. Praying for you and your entire family still.

    Kristi

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  184. I feel as if I have got to know you and your sweet Lucy this past year. I'm praying for your family as you go thru this. May god comfort and keep you.

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  185. Kate, I woke up this morning and immediately began crying out to God for your Lucy and the rest of your family... I'm praying for a miracle and trusting God to pour out His sustaining strength and love to support Lucy and you through the rest of this journey...I told my choir kids at church last night about Lucy and we prayed for her...She has touched so many lives...

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  186. Hello Kate, I just learned of your story a couple of days ago, but I am praying so hard for you and your family. God bless you all.

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  187. Praying for Lucy and the entire Rose & Krull families from Nashville. May God's loving arms wrap around you all, and comfort you through this difficult time.

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  188. Hi Kate,
    I had to say"see ya later",to my son ,Greg,that went to heaven too early in life,@2 mos ago.GOD in HIS tender mercy,took Greg away from the cancer that impoverished his quality of life.The pain is overwelming@ the least.BUT, GOD is all-loving,all-caring & always present.Im praying for you & ur precious Lucy.Im hugging you in my heart &believing for Gods annointing grace to sustain you.Be Still & Know;GOD is THERE!

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  189. Through your sharing your life, I have come to truly love Lucy and your family. Sometimes I wonder how this is possible, but we are connected through Christ. My heart is breaking for you and your family and friends. Praying for you many times a day and holding your arms up in prayer when you don't have the strength to hold them up.

    Julie

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  190. Praying for Lucy and the family. May God rain down mercy and stregth and peace on your family.

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  191. I don't know you but I do know Cheri O. from LCS days-praying for the Lord to sustain you and strengthen your faith in Him as you walk through this awful valley.
    With Christ's Love,
    Sue H.

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  192. You don't know me, nor do I personally know you or Lucy, but I have been following your story and praying for you. I know that words cannot take away your pain right now, but I wanted to offer a bit of encouragement. Although you may not hear every story, know that God had used l Lucy to touch thousands of lives! I'm truly inspired by the stories that I hear of how Lucy's story impacted their life for the better! Most of those people have never even met that beautiful little girl! What an amazing thing that God is using a beautiful, tiny little girl to change the world! And I know that her story will continue to impact lives. I'm praying for all of you.

    Beth-

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  193. I can't even begin to tell you how sorry I am. My heart hurts so much for you and your family. And I am in shock... this is not how Lucy's journey should end, nor any child's. I can't even put into words my thoughts and feelings on your last two posts other than it is heartbreaking for so many of us that have been lucky enough for you have let into your lives to follow Lucy's journey. I have prayed, cheered, laughed, and cried through her journey as have most of your followers and wish there was more I could say or do right now other than to tell you how sorry I am. I will continue to pray for Lucy and for all of you.
    Sending Big Hugs, Lots of Love, and Many Prayers to you and your family!! Erika

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  194. Kate, I have read your blog since the beginning of sweet Lucy's journey. I, like many other readers, am heartbroken over the recent news you have shared about Lucy. I haven't been able to stop thinking about Lucy and your family. I am a mom of 2, so I can only begin to imagine the pain you and your husband are going through right now. We will be praying for sweet Lucy and that her pain and suffering are minimized in the days ahead. We will also pray for you and your family. My mom always tells me that we are stronger than we think we are. I am sure that the mothers that have told you that you will find strength in the days ahead are right. I know that is so hard to think about right now. I feel like I know your family although we have never met, and I am grieving along with you.

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  195. Prayers are still coming and I will continue to pray for your precious baby girl and your family ! As a mother, my heart hurts for you Kate ! Keeping the faith that there is still a miracle waiting on your sweet Lucy !

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  196. Jen Loorz, a mom from CAJune 7, 2012 at 10:30 AM

    I am lifting you all up in prayer, and I will continue to do so. The Prayer Warriors are all around you, and we will continue our vigil without ceasing....

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  197. My heart breaks for you. There are no words I can say to ease your pain. Just know that I am praying for Lucy and your entire family.

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  198. Kate & Family,
    My thoughts have been with Lucy all night. As I woke, off and on, during the night I said a prayer for your family. I have to believe that Lucy is in the arms of her Heavenly Father and that he will have mercy. Tell her all the things you want to and thank God for this time to prepare. I know that Ella and Jack will give you and Erik strength to go on. Lucy will be your guardian angel and you will see her again with a perfect body.

    Sue Le Jeune

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  199. Kate ~ your doubting and questioning and anger and fear and worry....all of those things, they are human and God understands that. He can handle whatever you throw His way and He will continue to love and carry you through this. You don't have to put on a brave face for God ~ give it all to Him, even if all you have to give right now seems negative. He wants to take your burden right now. You have to be strong for Lucy and for Ella & Jack. You don't have to be strong for God - He wants you to turn to Him in weakness and give him your pain.

    It's hard for us, as humans, to understand why God isn't stopping this and healing Lucy here on earth. We all know He has the power to do it. That is something we will never understand until we are able to ask Him in Heaven. But I'm thinking back to just a couple of short weeks ago, when it seemed like Lucy was healthy and happy, enjoying her Make-a-Wish dream of spending time at the lake. You guys were able to enjoy an amazing weekend filled with laughter and love. Undoubtedly, the cancer was already there, but I truly believe that God gave you guys that weekend. That IS God working in Lucy's life, hearing everyone that loves Lucy cry out on her behalf and answering our prayers. We want more for Lucy, but then again, Heaven will be more for her. So maybe it's us we want more for ~ and I guess we just have to trust that God will provide it in ways that aren't known to us yet. Meanwhile, we will continue to live your family up in prayer and love.

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