Sunday, August 23, 2009


To update on my previous post, Annette had a fairly quiet day today. Her parents, Natalie and Kirk, have had some unimaginable decisions to make in a very short time.

They have traveled this road before. They know cancer and it's ferocity.
They have seen one child consumed by the beast already. Now Annette.

Sweet, precious Annette is heading toward home soon. Later this week her parents will be bringing her home on hospice. They feel that they have done everything possible to save her life, and unfortunately, fate has made a choice for them that no parent should ever have to make.

The painful truth is that Annette is dying.

What her family wants at this point more than anything is to allow her to live out the remainder of her young life at home, comfortable, and surrounded by those who love her the most.

They have decided to go home with Annette and in her final moments among them, create their own miracle. The kind that can only come from the strongest of loves.

I simply cannot imagine anything in this world that could be worse than what they are facing at this very moment.

No parent should ever have to bury their child...


  1. What a sad post. This family is truly in my thoughts and prayers. I can't even imagine...

  2. I have been thinking about them a couple of times today. Such a sad story..