Earth laughs in flowers... Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word, 'darkness' on the walls of his cell.
C.S. Lewis

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Sunday Blessings!!!

torrey pines church

I pray because I can't help myself. I pray because I'm helpless. I pray because the need flows out

of me all the time- waking and sleeping. It doesn't change God- it changes me.

C.S. Lewis

For those of you who have been joining me in prayer for sweet Connor…I wanted to let you know

that he lost his long battle with cancer Friday, July 9th. My heart is broken for his precious

family. I know Connor is with Jesus and this is a blessing for everyone involved. His family…of

course is comforted by this…however…they are still devastated!!! I can’t even begin to

comprehend the pain of this loss!!! I am grateful that Connor is with our Lord and Savior and

pain-free for the first time in a very long time. I look forward to the day I will see him whole and

happy!!! I want to thank you all for your prayers and good wishes!!! I hope you will continue to

pray for this sweet family as they deal with the loss of there beloved child!!! Thank you!!!

Have  a wonderful Sunday!!!

God Bless You All!!!



The Stylish House said...

Connor and his family are in my thoughts and prayers. I don't understand, but know there is a reason.
hugs, Cathy

Alicia said...

Cathy, please convey to his family my deepest sympathies. I pray one day the joy he brought them will lessen the pain & sorrow they're feeling. I too take comfort knowing he's at peace, no pain & playing as he shoould for eternity in Heaven, but still I do wonder why.
My dear friend Jennifers baby boy is fighting for his life. After ging full term he spent 11 weeks in NICU with lung & heart issues, came home for a week only to be rushed back last Wed. He actually coded, flat lined & was revived but now back on a ventilator he's no better. His name is Brandon & if you could add him to your prayers we'd all be grateful.
Blessings to you.

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Oh Cathy, I am so sad for you and for his family. Even when we know that a person is in a better place, we still miss them, and at his young age, we also lament what he could have become here on earth. It's impossible to imagine what his family is going through. I will keep all of you in my prayers. laurie

Stacey said...

Oh how sad. I am so sorry!

Barbara said...

Cathy, Our comfort comes from knowing they are with our Lord Jesus, but we still miss them so much. I am so sorry about Connor.

Please come to my blog, I have something for you.

Kammy said...

Just knowing he is with Jesus now and pain free is so comforting. I will say a prayer for his family too, as I am sure it is rough right now.
Hugs ~ Kammy

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Sweet Cathy....

I can't imagine how painful it would be to watch your child suffer....and yet, the pain of losing them would be so devastating. My heart breaks for this family. I'm so very sorry. Yes, I will pray for them.

Hugs to you...

blushing rose said...

I personally know this pain from experience. Connor is in a better place than we. No words can comfort in a loss but please know that our prayers are real & the pain is deep for all of you. May the good Lord cradle Connor's soul & bless his family & friends. TTFN ~ Marydon

Sharing with Sherri said...


How heartbreaking....I'm so very sorry.

Take care friend.

Barb said...

Cathy, I am so very sorry. I will continue in prayer for Connor's family. Also sending my love and caring to you.

God Bless,

Lisa said...

So sorry to hear about this dear family's loss. I will continue to pray for them...that the God of the universe wraps His arms of comfort around them. And God bless you Cathy for your faithfulness to pray for this need.

Sandra said...

:( I'm so sorry to hear about this precious little boy. My prayers are with their family that they lean on God for comfort.

Allidink said...

Aw. Sorry to hear this sad news. Glad his suffering is over. Have a nice Sunday.

All the best,

Rebecca Nelson said...

I'm more sad than I can say, Cathy. A little life gone too soon.

When I was ten years old my Aunt Cherryle lost a baby boy to crib-death. He was about 8 months old. She was devastated and even though I was quite young I understood death wasn't the was the beginning of life with Jesus...especially true for innocent children.

Lifting this family up the Lord God on High. Praying for strength, mercy and love to pour down upon them.

You are wonderful and so faithful in sharing with us your love and concern...

Blessings and love, Rebecca

Shelia said...

Oh, Kathy! I'm so sorry to hear this news about little Conner! My prayers go out to his family and friends! Thank you so much for keeping us informed.
Shelia ;)

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Oh I'm so sorry to hear of the loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. I appreciate your visit and kind comments about the Beach Themed Tablescape.. I'm glad you like the playlist.. I'm a huge fan of music.. Hope all is well your way.. I apologize for getting around so late.. had a heck of a storm last w/k and didn't have power... better late than never huh??? hugs ~lynne~

Amelia said...

My prayer is that Jesus will continue to wrap His arms around this grieving family and comfort them in their time of need. So glad they have you for a friend at this time in their lives...Bless you too!

Domestic Designer said...

So very sorry for your loss. You and Connor's family will certainly be in my prayers. Thank you for your kind comments today on my blog.

CIELO said...

Prayer in a Garden

Today the world seemed cruel, but evening hours
Were filled with perfume from forgotten flowers.
I saw again familiar filigree
Of moonlight through my lacy Lilac tree;
I heard the robins stirring in their nest;
And saw the path that fairy feet had pressed;
Reflected stars were in my garden pool;
On my warm face the breeze was kind and cool.
The silence seemed to speak, my head was bowed,
Then ramblers that had grown into a cloud
Lifted my eyes that, tear-washed, now could see
The beauty that today was lost to me.
Dear god, who is so near to flowers, and birds,
Be nearer still, as I shall search for words
To thank Thee for the blessings night revealed,
Which through the day discouragement concealed.

Hugs to you and yours...


Shelia said...

Morning, Cathy! Oh, thank you so much for your sweet kind words! I do agree! I love a home to look and feel like a home! My kitchen does get used, I cook! Don't like those 'I'm just to look at' kitchens! :)
Thanks Dear One for you visit,
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Kim@Seasons of My Heart said...

Thanks for visiting my blog..and you too have a lovely one!!

I'm SO very sorry to read about sweet Connor. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time!!!

Laura said...

I am so sorry to hear about Connor. Just know you have love and support behind you.


Kathy said...

Cathy, I am so sorry to hear about Connor, my thoughts and prayers are with his family and you too. hugs, Kathy.

Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings... said...

Hi Cathy, Will continue to pray for Connor's family...It is at times like these that Jesus shows us that He is ALL that He claims to be...Sweet thoughts my friend, xoxo~Kathy~ @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

I am so sorry...I am praying for the family.

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Cathy! Glad you stopped by and left such nice comments!! My blogging might be a little sporatic for the next month or so, summer is just has me in a tizzy! lol...I hope yours is going well. I checked out some of your older posts and I must say that your last tablescape was GORGEOUS!!

I also want to say I'm so sorry about Connor. I will be praying for the family. Kristen

Melissa Miller said...

NOOOO! My heart just did a flip. I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of precious Connor.
I'm praying.


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