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Prayers Please

I am writing today with a heavy, heavy heart. Our friends, Patrick and Meredith had their world flipped upside down. Last Thursday they were told to bring their precious 4 week old baby, Miller, to Children's Hospital for testing for muscular dystrophy. This past Wednesday their worst nightmare came true. Baby Miller tested positive for spinal muscular atrophy type 1. They were released from Children's yesterday. I went to visit and was overcome by sadness seeing them in this situation. I began questioning God again. Why? It just isn't fair. Why are so many having to deal with such heartache? I know He will be with them every step of the way but they need your help too.
Patrick and Meredith are such an amazing couple with such a strong faith but they need all of our prayers. I believe prayer is even stronger when you pray by name. Meredith told me it was okay to share their names with you all. If there is anyone out there who has been through this or knows someone who has been through this and they are willing to get in touch with this sweet family please send me an email and I will get you in touch. Thank you for taking the time to read this post. God is so good and I know He is listening right now.
- Sarah


  1. he is just beautiful. We are praying here in St. Louis!

  2. He is a doll baby!!! I love Meredith and Patrick both!!! We are praying hard for understanding and strength to make it through the difficult times. Love you so much Meredith.

  3. I'm so sad to read this. I share your feelings sometimes,that I don't understand why this has to happen. It's not a real answer that its "not for us to understand" -- even thought that is the only answer there is. But I do believe in God's grace, and I will be praying for your friends to find their way with this precious boy. Thank goodness he will have wonderful and loving parents at his side.

  4. Lindsey WhatleyMay 5, 2011 at 8:25 AM

    Sarah, thank you so much for posting this. She and Patrick are going to have a long road ahead of them but with God and friends like you they will make it. It is hard for me to understand why this is happening to them. I am the "big sister" and should be able to make things better but I can't. I know there is a reason and hopefully one day we will know why. Thanks again.


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