The amazing thing about Facebook is that you get to virtually keep in touch with people you haven’t seen in years. I love being able to get a glimpse into their life. It puts a smile on my face to see their kids and how amazing that so many of us have these sweet little mini-me’s. I love seeing how so many of my friends have become amazing moms. Today one of my friends from high school, one of those amazing moms really needs your prayers. Erin is probably alot like you and I. She loves hers sons with every fiber of her being, she volunteers at their school, and you can tell that being a mom is her first priority, one that she loves and takes great pride in. As I was looking at her Facebook page I realized her son Mikey was sick. Not the sick, like a cold but really sick. I sent Erin a message letting her know that I would be praying for her son and her family and she told me has cancer. He starts treatments tomorrow.
I literally burst into tears. I haven’t seen Erin in years, probably over 20 years, but that doesn’t matter, because I am a mom and she is a mom. We love our kids more than anything and when they hurt we hurt, when they cry we cry, and when they’re sick we’re fighting like you know what to get them well. Tonight my daughter has a cold, I bathed her, fed her, gave her meds and put her to bed. I’m sitting right next to her, aware of every cough, sniffle and noise she makes. Because that’s what moms do. Erin is preparing her son to go to the hospital tomorrow and although I’m sure she is broken and shattered inside, she is going to hold it together because that’s what moms do. Erin is going to smile when she feels like crying, grin when she wants to scream, and stand by Mikey’s side when she wants to fall to her knees. God is going to get her through this. I don’t know why this happened to her son. But, I know this we can pray for Mikey and Erin and her whole family. We can lift them up and ask for God’s divine healing on this sweet angel.
So ladies I’m asking you from mom to mom pray for Mikey Meskanick and Erin and his younger brother Dominic and his dad also named Michael. Lord, I ask that you bring complete healing to Mikey, Lord. Give him the strength he needs to endure his treatments and the courage it will take him to get through them. Take away any fear he has and replace it with the indescribable peace that only you can give. God I ask that you take care of Erin and her family lift them up and show them that through you all things are possible. Lord restore Mikey’s health and keep his spirits high. In Jesus’ name. Amen!