I've said it before and I'll say it again- The blogging world is a glorious thing. I've had more than one blog friendship turn into a real life face-to-face friendship now. It never ceases to amaze me how following a rabbit trail around the Internet has led to some pretty sweet relationships that have encouraged and challenged me in the best ways possible. My friendship with Becca started just this way, and then I was lucky enough to hang out with her in person and see even more of our blogging heroes (you can read about that here and here.)
Becca, her husband Adam and their daughter Jayci have been committed to mentoring at-risk kids in Atlanta for a while now. I've been amazed to read and see how they've imitated Christ, literally moving into the neighborhood where these kids live so they could care for them, love them and show them a Greater Love that can transform their lives. For the last year, they have painstakingly renovated a house smack dab in the middle of where these kids live and faced setback after setback. A great joy in the midst of this was Becca's pregnancy with their second child, a son. They finally closed on the house last Tuesday, while Becca was in labor! That girl is a rock star.
Last Wednesday, they welcomed Caden Thomas to the world.
However, it was soon discovered that Caden was born with some very serious and totally unexpected heart issues. Today, at less than a week old, Caden will be in open heart surgery all day. Adam has explained what will happen in the surgery here. Please go and read. Please feel free to leave them a comment. Becca and Adam are reading them and I know any and all words have been and would be such an encouragement to them.
Most of all, please pray. As one of my favorite ladies, Beth Moore, would say- y'all wouldn't waste a prayer on this family. Thanks, y'all...