This family is so dear to me! Most of you probably have heard their story by now and have been praying for them. I ask you to please continue to pray for this precious family as their days are getting harder and harder seeing their daddy/husband getting worse week by week. For those who may not know.... Randall has been diagnosed with a rare brain disease that is incurable. For more on this rare disease go to http://www.cjdfoundation.org/ to read more about it.
Alayna and Lindsey are best friends and through that our family and theirs have became close.
We have been neighbors with them for almost eight years but have really been close to them for several years. I still am in shock that this is happening. Randall, only 39 years old was a picture of health 5 months ago and now their world has turned upside down. If I remember right, Jenny said in May he was playing full court basketball, in June he was feeling a little dizzy and tired, in July he went on a business trip with his brother out west and visited the Grand Canyon, in August he was using a cane, in Sept. he was using a cane and a wheel chair, this month they took a family trip to Disney world and he is in a wheel chair all the time. He is wearing glasses and is seeing double. This is how fast this disease is taking his life. They have not really had time to take this all in and really prepare because of how fast this disease is.
Randall has said from the very first of all this that he is OK and if it is God's will for this to take his life then he is OK but he still believes God can heal him and that is what we all are still praying for. I ask that you pray that too. God is still in the miracle making business if we just have faith and believe.
Please remember Jenni as she has so much on her right now. Pray that God will give her the strength in the everyday chores to just make it to the next day and to also give her the words to tell her kids that will give them comfort in knowing that their Dad is going to be OK and that they will be OK.
I feel like a horrible friend to Jenni. When she looks at me and says... Holly, what am I going to do! I wish I had the right thing to say but I don't. I know I just look at her with a blank look on my face while shrugging my shoulders.
It just breaks my heart to see this family go through this! I just think.... why them? if them it could easily be me!
They are a Godly family and Randall is a Godly man and that is the only reason they have not completely fell apart. I know through this storm there is going to be sunshine!
PRAYERS ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT THING BUT IF YOU EVER HAVE SOMETHING LAYED ON YOUR HEART TO DO FOR THIS FAMILY PLEASE ACT ON IT. (IT IS GOD)