Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Please Pray For Tripp

Good Morning Friends,  Most of you know that I love children, especially my own grandchildren.  I have worked with preschoolers since I was in high school and although I am no longer teaching, there is nothing that grips my heart more quickly than a story about young children.  There is also nothing I love to do more than pray for others and yesterday I came across this story and was so moved by it, that I just have to share it with you.  Below I have copied the introduction to Tripp's story; I would highly suggest that you take a minute and go read about this little guy and his remarkable momma. 

"Tripp was born on May 14, 2009. He was diagnosed with a rare genetic skin disease called "EB." Any type of friction on his skin or mucous membranes causes blisters. They told us he would not live to be a year old. Every day he amazes us by his strength. He is a fighter and with all he has been through, he has never given up. He is the strongest person I know. Tripp wakes up each morning with a smile on his face. Every day spent with him is a blessing. God has a special plan for him. I'm just blessed to be able to witness that plan."

This is part of yesterday's post and it gripped my heart.

Monday, October 3, 2011Letters from... Me.

"Dear Tripp,

I'm sorry these past few days have been so rough, bub. It's not fair that you have to hurt. It's not fair that you can't do the things that normal kids get to do, or that you have to take a bath in tremendous amounts of pain with raw, open sores all over your body. It's not fair that every single breath you breathe is like work and a struggle to stay alive. It's not fair that as you lay next to me right now, you're on so much medicine but yet you are itching all over and completely miserable trying to sleep. You never catch a break. A good day for you would be someone's worst nightmare. I'm praying hard, buddy, that I make the right decisions coming up soon. I pray that we can find out what's going on with you (this time) and that it's something that we can fix (temporarily). But if I'm going to be honest with you... I'm praying for a miracle. Because we are getting to the point where your sores and infections are taking over and there's not many options left to treat them without sticking you and putting you in the hospital. I said I wasn't going to do that to you. But that will be the hardest decision of my life. I hope you'll help me through it. You're so brave, bub.

I love you."

I haven't met Courtney or had the privilege to meet Tripp but this could be my family, your family, the neighbors next door.  I say that we bombard the heavens with prayers for healing of this little guy and grace for the family.  Won't you join me?  Please go visit Courtney and view more of this story.

Hugs, Noreen


  1. I agree in prayer with all believers for a miracle for this family!...........Denise

  2. Praying with you for this little angel and his family.

    In Him,

  3. Oh my goodness. I cannot imagine how awful this would be. In my prayers...for sure. What a very special Mommy too!

  4. What a precious little boy...

  5. Praying for Courtney and for precious baby Tripp. I can not even imagine!

    Storming the heavens with you,

  6. We must be thankful ALWAYS for God's blessings. Reading this story shot me right back into reality my loving friend. May God have mercy on this child and heal him. My prayer...

    Thank you for sharing~


  7. This is so sad and yes, I'm praying the Lord will touch this little boy and his family in a special way.

  8. So very sad. Yes,I prayed and will
    continue to do so. The name of
    Jesus is above the name of "EB"
    or any other disease. I pray that
    little Tripp would be strengthened
    and healed and have a living
    testimony the rest of his long
    and happy life.

  9. Noreen ~ This was beautiful!! God bless you for spreading the word....on the terrible disease EB and little Tripp! Thank you for loving Jesus, not just in word, but in deed :>) Much love ~ Alice


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