Thursday, January 8, 2009

Urgent Prayer Coverage Needed

This post was just thrown together in desperation to be in support of a few people today. One of our dearest friends has a Granddaughter who was a part of something very traumatic yesterday. She provides an in-home daycare and was watching a little baby named Preston. Preston was fussing a little as he went down to take his nap at 2:00, and when she went to wake him up for his 4:00 feeding, she found Preston blue and not breathing.

She went on to perform CPR as she waited for the ambulance to arrive 15 minutes later to take him to the Hospital. She waited all evening to hear how she was doing, and got a call later last night that Preston went home to be with the Lord.

Tears are just streaming down my face as I struggle to imagine myself in each of those situations.....the parents, my friend's granddaughter as the daycare provider, the Hospital attendants, and even the little baby as his fussing was more than just a tummy ache. Who ever knows what a baby is actually feeling, other than the baby and his heavenly maker? I found myself in that situation constantly of trying to figure out if the cry from my baby was one of being tired, hungry, or not feeling well?

Preston leaves behind his parents and two siblings. Please pray for each person involved in this situation continually today, whenever the Lord brings the situation to your mind. As you go along with your daily activities, keep in mind that a few of your siblings in Christ will have to put aside their daily activities to organize a funeral for their baby. My heart aches for these parents, please make it a point to join me in prayer......

With Love,


  1. Joining you in prayer. What a terrible tragedy. Will also post to my blog; hopefully the family will feel the prayers of others carry them through this fire!

  2. Thanks Misty--I plan to continue praying for them for a few weeks; to get them through the funeral and back to work process. I appreciate your support and for posting as well.

  3. I read this and it gave me a moment of pause, of course my thoughts and prayer go out to everyone affected by this. May the Lord our God be with you all and May Jesus receive Preston with open arms. Let me know if I can help.


  4. Thanks for joining us in prayer, Kurt. I appreciate you dropping us a line to let us know your thoughts and support for the family and those involved. Pray on, Prayer Warriors!!!

  5. I will certainly be in prayer for all those who are grieving the loss of this precious little one.
    Blessings, Jen

  6. Thanks, Jen. Together, our prayers can give the family hope, comfort, encouragement, and love to get through this!