LollipopandPearls Theme Song

"Lollipop and Pearls" - Jared Kraft

Saturday, May 23, 2009


Please meet Arwen! She is a beautiful, happy 6-year old little girl, who happens to have some difficulties with several types of seizures and other difficulties. Her life is filled with difficult situations, multiple doctors many tests, medications, etc. Yet, she still keeps keepin' on, and seems to love life!

Meet her Mom, Danielle and her brother, Sebastian. In October 2007 Danielle was diagnosed with Stage IV Liver cancer with metastasis and given 6-12 months to live. May 2009 she is still alive, praise the Lord!

Rick, the incredible husband/father, is the glue that holds them all together, though his work schedule requires him to be away from the family much of the time, which makes it all the more difficult!

I'm not even sure how I found their site through "Caring Bridge" to begin with (probably through someone's blog), but I'm so glad I did. It is a privelege to pray for them all, and today, I invite--no, I encourage you strongly--to go to their site (you will have to sign up for an account, which is free, and takes about 2 minutes to do, read their story, look at their photos, and read the journal updates. Then I encourage you to sign the guestbook, and add them to your prayer list. This family is nothing short of a miracle, and inspire me to get out of myself and invest in to other's lives...for "it is in giving, that we receive..." (St. Francis of Assissi).

I'm asking you to stand in the gap with me for this precious family! Together let's bombard the throne room of God with the sacrifice and offering of our prayers...of praise, for what He has already dong for them, for what He IS doing in their lives right now, and for continued physical healing, emotional stability and spiritual growth.

Thank-you, Danielle, Arwen, Sebastian and Rick for teaching me how to turn the painful and difficult circumstances of life into an opportunity to show others love of family and love of God. You bless my life!

With love and blessings,

I am very grateful for the health of my family, which I so often take for granted. I am also grateful for this family, who reminds me that life itself is never to be taken for granted; and for how they teach me that I can turn any difficult situation and turn it into a way to encourage and bless others.


Anonymous said...

i will pray with you! Shi~

Lynnette Kraft said...

You found them through my blog. :) I featured them one week. Danielle is an amazing woman and I have also been praying for them for many months. She contacted me many months ago asking me to pray for her and I've been following them ever since. Can you imagine going through what they go through? My heart is so full of compassion for them.

Thanks for sharing this here - it was a reminder to stay on my knees on their behalf.