Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Correction ~ Schedule of Services For Our Sweet Angels

Correction on the dates for Reagan's visitation and celebration of life:

The days are correct, the dates are not. Visitation- Wednesday, September 16 and Celebration Service -Thursday, Sept. 17
I apologize for the mistake...

Services for Alex Denton were yesterday in Alabama.

Services for Clay Chandler will be Wednesday September 15, 2009 in Drew, MS at the Drew Baptist Church. Visitation will be from 10:00 to 11:00, the service will be at 11:00 am.

Visitation for Reagan Richard's will be Wednesday September 15, 2009 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm in Denton, TX. The service will be on Thursday September 16, 2009 at 2:00 pm in Denton, TX with her burial in Krum, TX. There will be a candlelight vigil hosted by some "Friends of Reagan" from Krum in Denton in the parking lot of the restaurant across the street from DeBerry Funeral Home.

Please keep all of these families in your prayers. This St Jude family community has been hit very hard this weekend. I can not tell you the pain and heartbreak both within the St Jude family and also with the wonderful groups of prayer warriors who have been holding these children and their families up in prayer each day. God is good, He will be with each family member.

Each of these families has ask for donations to be made to St Jude in lieu of flowers. Please consider doing this. THE ONLY WAY TO SUPPORT THE WORK OF ST JUDE AND THE EFFORT TO FIND A CURE IS TO HELP PROVIDE THE MONEY NEEDED TO FUND THIS RESEARCH. EACH OF THESE FAMILIES KNOWS HOW HARD ST JUDE TRIED TO SAVE THEIR CHILD AND ALSO KNOWS THAT THEY WOULD NOT HAVE HAD THE TIME WITH THEIR CHILD THAT THEY DID IF IT WERE NOT FOR THE EFFORTS MADE BY ST JUDE. What a wonderful way to memorialize these and other precious babies who have lost their battle, please make a donation to St Jude. No matter how great or how small, EVERY DOLLAR COUNTS!

Some needed prayers, Christian needs urgent prayers for her miracle. Please be in fervent prayer for her and her family. She is such a beautiful girl who is facing this battle with great courage and strength.

Also, Trevor T. will be coming in to St Jude later today for his check up and MRI tomorrow. Melinda will be by herself during his MRI, I ask that each of you please lift her up in prayer for her peace during the MRI and of course it goes without saying please pray for good results from the test. I talked to Trevor on the phone yesterday, he sounds GREAT!! He is just so precious. Please keep them in prayer.

All of the kiddo's need your prayers. Thank you for being such wonderful prayer warriors. I apologize if I have not returned phone calls or messages the past few days to you. The events since this past Friday have really taken a toll and it has been very difficult to talk or even have words at times. I love each and every one of you, and do appreciate the support you give me. You will never know how much your words mean to me and keep me going. There have been many days over the past month that I have felt like I just could not face these families because I have felt I could not be the support that they could use. However, each day God has given me a renewed strength. His love is new everyday. To the families that I have not been to visit this past week, I am sorry but I will be back to see you next week. That is a promise! What a blessing and a privilege to be a part of the lives of such wonderful people. I am very blessed. Thank You, Lord! I will be flying to Dallas to be in Denton for Reagan's service. I will return on Saturday morning just in time to be here for the fundraising lunch that the wonderful little Tea Room is hosting on Saturday for Team Believe. Several of our St Jude families will be joining us for this event this year. If any of you are close enough to come, we would love to have you. Wisteria Tea Room in Brunswick, TN. Reservations are requested.

Stay strong, do not let your faith become weak. Love the Lord with all of your heart.


1 comment:

  1. Mardecia,
    Thank you so much for all your kind words and prayers for Reagan and our family now and through out her journey. Your support meant more than you will ever know.We are so thankful that you will be here with us to celebrate Reagan's life.
    I wanted to bring it to your attention that the days are right for Reagan's services but the dates are wrong. Visitation is Wednesday, Sept. 16 and services are Thursday, Sept. 17.
    Reagan's obituary can be viewed and signed at www.star-telegram.com/obituaries We will see you on Wednesday, Have a safe trip.
    Love Barbara and Family