Friday, January 4, 2013

CHRISTIAN'S FIGHT

Once again I am going to struggle to tap out a few words but I wanted to keep everybody posted on Christian's current condition. I can not begin to express how much it has meant to me to read everybody's comments and encouragement. To feel the prayers coming to us from all around the globe. As of this evening we are at the Children's Hospital where we have been for the past four days. Christians condition is rapidly declining and as of today we were told he has only days left to live. He is on a constant infusion of narcotics and sedatives to keep him comfortable and relatively pain free. He still opens his eyes and asks for blue popsicles. He has random smiles for different people. He is the love of my life and I will continue to pray and believe in our God. Please pray for Christian, for peace in his heart, for healing of his body. Please pray for my other children, Evelyn and Ryan and for Chris as we all try to cope with our current situation. I feel your love.
Sincerely
Megan

90 comments:

  1. I haven't posted or written to you directly, but I have been praying every time I see Freda Steve's prayer requests and on other occasions as well. May God continue to comfort and protect you, and praying for healing for your little angel.
    Your sister in the Lord,
    Cinthia

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    1. Megan, I have been following Christian's(and your whole family's)long hard journey. We are praying and sharing with many christian friends so the prayer support continues to grow for you and your family! In Christ, Ruth

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  2. My heart breaks as I read this latest blog. Prayers and thoughts are with all of you!!!

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  3. Thanks for continuing to take the time to send updates. My heart is bleeding for you and your family. We are sending you all love and heartfelt warm thoughts.

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  4. My heary breaks for you. I cant even imagine how you have the strength you do.

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  5. Nothing I want to say to you is enough or the right thing. I thought about saying nothing, but I cannot do that. Tears are flowing down my face and I'm sending you so much hope and love and peace and comfort and nothing I can tell you is enough.

    I'm so sorry Megan. There are so many people praying for all of you and sending you strength. Hang on to your family. Your friends. Surround yourself with them and hang on.

    Lise W.

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    1. The Dougherty's are holding you all close in our hearts and hope you can feel the hug we have for you all. The force is strong with Christian and we have wonderful prayers of hope and gratitude for you. Be in the moment, all we have are the moments.

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    2. God bless him and you. I wish you the best and I truely believe that what ever happens, he will find peace and happiness because of the love that you have shown him.

      We lost my sons mother 10 years ago to cancer. I look at your sons picture and I see my own. I am grateful for what I have and grieve deeply for your suffering.

      Namaste.

      Steen

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  6. Christian is lucky to have you for a family and you are all so lucky to have such a strong brave little child in your life. I am constantly amazed at your faith and your strength--I am not sure I could do it. I have never met any of you but have been following Christian`s fight since the beginning. My daughter and I have prayed for Christian every night for a long time now and we have wished for health and recovery. I know words cannot ease your pain but hopefully you know you are not alone.

    Tonight we will pray for comfort, peace and healing for all of you.

    Colleen

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  7. Am praying through my tears. I've never met you or Christian but your family has become such a part of my family. I continue to stand with you believing for complete healing for Christian. As you hold and love your son I pray that God's love envelops you and Love does what only It can do ... heal.

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  8. Megan, Chris, Christian, Evelyn, and Ryan. I pray the very presence of God into your moment. I pray that the Father come and flood your lives with his love and compassion. I ask that all the prayers accumulate that have gone up over these past 2 years in this moment and release the very fragrance of God in the form of your miracle. May the Great Physician answer the cry of your heart tonight and turn this hopelessness into overwhelming hope.
    Blessing and continued prayer. I still believe.

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  9. As I read this in tears what came to me was the rainbow, the sign of God's faithfulness, and to say God is Faithful. Jesus we believe. Heal and Christian will be healed. Save and he will be saved. We believe and praise Your Holy Name. And Holy Spirit please come and comfort in this moment in a tangible supernatural way that transcends human limitation, that is as fully You as any human can take.

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  10. Dear Megan,Chris and Family,Words cannot convey the feelings that thousands will have with the latest update on Christians condition.Yet, thru it all, God has been faithful. Many prayers have been answered. To me, and I have thought about it so many times, Christian "is" the miracle !!The LOVE that drew us to him, his gentleness and a smile that would melt the hardest heart!! He has caused countless thousands to fall to their knees to glorify and praise our Lord God Almighty!He has filled so many mothers(and fathers) hearts with love overflowing .....he is continually on the hearts and minds of everyone who had access to your blog.....we have felt every emotion his family has felt ...smiles and rejoicing for his good days, tears and heaviness of heart when times got tough, and always the need to reach out to God for the peace we all needed for heart soul and mind.And still we petition the eternal God to undertake for Christian,that somehow he may be restored to health,and that each one of his family will be held in the palm of Gods loving hand,giving Peace and Strength.There aren't too many little boys who have accomplished so much in their first 5 years.Dear God, if it be your will, we pray for yet another miracle of healing in Christians life, giving you all praise and glory Amen !

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  11. As I read this My eyes fill with tears. You don't know me but I have been praying each and every day for your boy. Thinking of my own 3 year old boy, I can't imagine the pain your family is going through. I will continue to pray for your sweet little boy. God is with him each step of the way. Love and prayers, Crystal and family..xx NB, Canada

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  12. Praying for peace and comfort for you, Christian and the rest of your family.

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  13. Continuing to pray for you even though we've never met. May you find the strength & courage you need to help your sweet family through this difficult time...

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  14. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. All the Owens

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  15. I love you Christian, you have a place in my heart forever. Love Auntie Janice

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  16. Your Family is always in our hearts and prayers. We continue to pray for Christian to find peace with his pain and feel the love of God, friends and family. Your family has taught us all to live everyday in his presence and to be honest with our feelings. Thank you! Love The Streets

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  17. my thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time, may god bless you all and keep christian well & safe !

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  18. I have been praying every night for Christian and for your family.. it breaks myheart to read this news today. I was so hoping to hear that his condition was getting better! You have one strong little boy there, he has endured so much in his young life! I look at my own children and think how would I cope with this awful situation? You and your family are amazing.. truly. I will continue to ask God to perform the miracle I know he can.. I will continue to pray for his healing powers to embrace Christian and also for strength for you and your family.. Praying and thinking of you.. Kristine Wolfson

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  19. My heart is broken for you. Continuting to lift your entire family up in prayer. God Bless

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  20. I wish I could give you all a hug, and wipe your tears,instead I cry my own tears. I pray God's blessing on all of you and for you all to have His peace. I pray for God's will to be a miracle healing of Christian. xx

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  21. Prayers and positive thoughts to help heal your little boy.

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  22. My heart is breaking for you guys, I can't imagine what you guys are going through. I will be praying for Christian every minute..Also I hope you get the strength to get through all of this..

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  23. I cannot imagine what you are going through right now. I am just filled with tears reading this. Praying for you even though we have never met.

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  24. I have not met you, but continue to be amazed by your faith and strength. God bless Christian and may He hold him in the palm of His hand. Christian is a special boy; I pray that God will bring him and all of you the grace that only he can give in coming days.

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  25. We are with you Megan, Christian, Chris, Evelyn and Ryan. May our strength and love be felt in you hearts, God is hearing us- Christians Army will press on in prayer! Loving you endlessly ~Crystal

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  26. Praying for healing and peace!

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  27. We are praying for you crowell family:) May God comfort you in this trial:)

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  28. For each ounce of ache your hearts hold know there is ten times that power of prayer coming back to you all. I wish my tears could cure your sweet boy. But at the very least I hope you feel the prayer from us all and it brings you some peace. What lessons you have taught to us.

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  29. I don't know Christian or your family at all but came across your blog via Facebook. I have been praying for Christian and will continue to lift your family in prayer to the Ultimate Healer.

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  30. An amazing family with such amazing strength. The tears I have shed and the prayers I have said for this family and little boy that I have never met, simply do not seem to be enough. Stay strong and know that your support system is huge and everyone is cheering for you.

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  31. I have never met you or your family, I do attend the same church, There is no other greater healer than JESUS He loves Christian and He loves each member of your precious family. There are so many questions and all I ask in Jesus name heal this child Father. Show this Miracle to the world and may this be a turning point in the hearts of those who are lost in sin. Reveal yourself God to all those who are suffering, give them hope and strength to give it all to you in Jesus name. Others in the church who are going through the same thing... Heal, please Jesus we trust you to answer this prayer! Thank-you

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  32. God will hold.him and he shall be free of the pain. I pray for u all to hold another and faith shall guide u through the tears and fears as God's Family. Thank u for having the strength to share.

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  33. My heart breaks as I read your update, I cant even imagine what you are going through, I am lost for words. Your family means so much to us, I looked to you for strength and words of wisdom each time I would see you in clinic, or the unit. My family continues to pray for you, give Christian a kiss for us, he is a brave, brave little boy. You are a strong woman and a wonderful mom. I wish I could just hug you all and make it all better. I send you love.

    Kim Taylor

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  34. My heart is breaking for you guys, I feel there is really nothing that can be said to ease any of the pain. Know that I am praying for strengthen for your whole family and healing for Christian. Hugs, tears and prayers, Darlene

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  35. We hope for the best and we hope that God will provide a miracle to allow Christian a full life. We keep in our prayers. Love, kaelyn

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  36. Amen to all of the wonderful thoughts and prayers of all of Christian's fans and supporters- Christian is truly an amazing young boy. Through ups and downs he perseveres, with amazing strength and wisdom. He has a most wonderful God and family too -to light his way and likewise...they have Christian to learn from and to light their way. We are all so blessed to know Christian, your family and a God that has carried you all and will always be with each of you. I know Christian knows his God. It couldn't hurt to remind him of his Jedi training either! As always, prayers for so many things -and gentle hugs too. Call out to us with your needs and prayers as they come to you. We are here.

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  37. I am so sorry to hear and read about your sons condition. their is nothing harder in life then watching your son suffer and fight for his life. The pain and sorrow felt by his siblings. everyone of you who wish they could remove his pain and carry over his battle for themselves. Remember the good times and reflect on them. forget the bad but remember the lessons this struggle has taught each one of you. remember to talk your emotions out, never holding pain inside. May the Lord be with you all I pray.

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  38. Christian and your family are in my daily thoughts and prayers. May the God of peace, grace, and strength fill all of you.

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  39. I have seen your family's story through Facebook, a friend of a friend and know many people that are praying with you and for you all.
    Christian is already a miracle in your life and he always will be.
    I know that you know this, you are an amazing mother and I say this as a mother of 4 myself, you ARE AMAZING Megan and you will be ok......for yourself, your husband and your children.
    When his day comes, Christian will be a special angel in heaven and one day, you will all see him again.
    But until then he will always be with you, around you, watching over your family and also there to share in the future great moments of your life and in his sibling's lives....I know this from experience.....he will ALWAYS be with you, God will keep him safe and forever as the beautiful boy that you have made.
    My prayers are with you everyday xo

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  40. Dear Lord, May this family feel your presence in this time of uncertainty and Lord surround this family with love and your arms to give them inner peace at this most difficult time in their life. May Christian find relief from this pain and may your will be done, Oh Lord we pray. Irene

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  41. Multiple times a day I come here to see if you have provided an update and here it is....and I am so sorry...but will never loose faith in Christian's Fight and your family's fight for him. Embrace every moment you have with him. In the meantime we are all praying and I hope our prayers lift you, your family and Christian. We love you so much.

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  42. Pray for strength and courage, you are not alone. Please God, send us a miracle now.

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  43. You are not alone. Christian and all his family arein our thoughts and prayers. Barb form NS

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  44. Heavenly Father,
    You hear the cries and pleas of these people who want you to spare this little boys life. I know we humans do not deserve all that you give us in life, but for now Lord, would you please reconsider sparing this child's' life, to have a miracle happen and to bring Gods Glory to you for this miracle and knowledge of that Glory to those who do not believe in you Father. I know there is no request too big for you to grant Father for you are the King of Kings, Lord of Lords. So I humbly bow at your feet Lord to ask you to spare this little boys life ( Christian is his name )( you already knew that) I pray that if you grant this miracle , that this little boy, will grow up to serve You always. Should you choose not to allow this to happen Lord, we understand for it will be a win/win situation for he will reside with his parents for a Reason and a Season or with you for Eternity. For that I am thankful too. Thank you for hearing my prayer and request O' Lord. I now ask that you give the family of Christian peace and comfort and understanding as you make your decision . In Jesus name I pray this special and sensitive request. Amen

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  45. Dear Megan, I've been reading your blog for some time now, and my heart is breaking for you and for your family. I am continuing to pray for your sweet boy Christian, and for God's healing power. Strength, light and love to you all.

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  46. Dear Megan, dear Chris, dear Evelyn and Ryan,
    dearest Christian !
    I do pray for all of you...first of all I do pray for a miracle to happen and Christian to get well again. But if God has different plans for him, I do pray that He will provide you with enough strength, patience, love and power to be able to cope with all upcoming situations...to find peace at mind and heart together as a family.
    Again I am sending you all my best wishes, prayers and lots of love across the ocean....
    Steffie and Karsten with Annika, Mika, Franziska and Luka

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  47. We've never met Megan, but I have read your blog consistantly over the course of this journey your family has endured. I can just see that you are so strong, and Christian's strength just floors me with each word I read. My family has been praying for Christian every day and pleading with God for a miracle. I look at my own 2 1/2 year old daughter and cannot imagine the pain you are in now as a mother. Most of all, I cry for Christian and his smile through his pain. You will never know how you've impacted me and my family just by putting your heart into words. You, Christian and your family have truly inspired faith in our hearts. I am praying hard for Christian, and may you find peace and strength in the days ahead. Christian truly is a miracle.
    With love, hope and faith from Germany xo

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  48. My heart is aching with this lastest news....my prayers and love are being sent your way at this time. I really don't know what else to say....except I am so sorry that this has been happening to your family...and I still pray for a miracle. You have a remarkable little boy, and I know he is very blessed to have you as his mother....god chose you for this, he knew that you would be strong enough to endure all that you have and should the time come, give Christian back to him with all of the love, faith and belief that he will be going to a much better place. God love you all Megan.....hugs from me and my 2 children! xoxoxo

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  49. Megan, Chris, Evelyn, amazing Christian
    and my very dear friend Marilyn

    Please just know our hearts cry & are breaking with you through the days past and for the strength & courage facing you at this time and the days to come.

    Keep your faith and family close to your hearts and please feel the love coming your way from us. Know we are there with you all if not in body most definitely in spirit.

    Mrs H

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  50. Dear Crowell family, My heart is heavy laden with great sorrow for you and your family as I read your latest blog. Your family has been such a great witness for our Heavenly Father throughout this whole ordeal. I was so hoping everything was back to normal by now as I hadn't been following your blog since sometime in October. It is so hard to express how deeply I am sadden for you and your family at this time. But I do know we serve an Awesome and Loving God, and He still is performing Miracles today- And what seems impossible with men, is Possible with God. So don't stop praying everyone, cause even when there doesn't look like there is any hope, remember God is a God of Hope, and I also beleive God's Will -will be done, so I pray for all of you, whatever it is that God has willed for your son, He will give you what you will require to accept that it is His Will. His Plans are much broader than our plans and He sees the whole picture, we only see such a small portion of it. So my prayers are with you and your family, May He provide you with whatever you will need to deal with whatever the days hold in store for you. May He grant you strength and courage and surround you and your love ones with Peace, Love and Comfort as you watch God's Plans unfold not only for Christian but for all of you. I pray for a Healing Miracle for your son and that God will hear the prayers and cries of His children and that His Glorous Name will be praised and lifted up and His Glory evident through this whole ordeal. Sending my sincere prayers and love out to you and your family. Also a special prayer being lifted up to Sarah and Marilyn as my heart aches for you as well. Blessings Yvette ( a friend of the family through my son Brent)

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  51. dear Megan my heart goes out to you and
    your family...my thoughts and prayers are with you and the dear brave little boy that i had the opportunity to
    meet this summer

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  52. Looking out at a beautiful blue sky sunny day. And taking all the peace of mind and heart, and strength and warmth that it is giving and sending it all to Christian. " For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory. Forever and ever. Amen"

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  53. God has been searching for a special little boy,to make him an angel in the Kingdom of Heaven.He has obviously found him & Christian will soon have his wings.Such a strong little boy. I pray for him to go to Heaven in piece,& for you & your family to remain strong. Louise (friends with Edna Millard)

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  54. Im a friend of Ali Ball...Praying for your Son ...I cant understand how painful this might be.

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  55. Praying for all of you during this difficult time, you are so very strong and your faith just blows me away. May God bless and keep you all during this time in faith, may he bring you healing of your hearts and souls and peace of mind for all of you.

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  56. I am Carly's Auntie and I had the privilege of seeing Christian a few times in the hospital, what a sweet little boy... Our whole family has been following Christians Journey and our hearts are breaking for you and your son. I don't even have words... Our hearts are with you and we have all been praying for your beautiful boy...

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  57. My heart is heavy for your whole family Megan, I have been and will continue to pray for all of you, God has a plan, we don't know what it is but we know it's His will

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  58. My darling Megan. You are an amazing woman. I think of you all everyday and my heart just feels at breaking point with the injustice of Christian's fight. What a brave soul, what a treasure. I love you.

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  59. Megan, I don't know you but like so many others, I have been following your story and regularly check here for updates. I am so sorry to read the latest entry - my heart is hurting for all of you. I continue to be in awe at your strength and undying faith - you are an inspiration to so many and Christian is the luckiest little boy to have you for a Mom. I have been and will continue to pray for all of you.

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  60. Dear Megan, I don't know if you remember me, but I am Marilyn Sharples' grandaughter, Stephanie. Over the past couple of years she has passed on information about you and your family, and I have prayed for you and Christian so often. I very deliberatly have avoided your blog, because as a mother myself, I found it too painful to bear. But upon hearing of the most recent update about Christian's health, I had to find it and read it. I want you to know that I am continuing to pray for you. For your family and your sweet little boy. You are an incredible mother. I hope you know that. Every sentance in this blog is proof of how loving and dedicated you are. Your son is such an amazing boy, and I love that his beautiful presonality has shined through even the darkest of days. I am so sorry for everything Christian and your family has had to endure and I will continue to pray. May God bless your beautiful family. Much love, Stephanie

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  61. Dear Megan- you may not remember, but you supervised me as an AT student forever ago and we have since worked a few events together. My family and I have had yours in our thoughts and prayers since I found out about Christian's initial diagnosis. We continue to lift you all up in prayer- that our Almighty Lord will grant him healing and peace for your family. Yours in prayer- Jocelyn Fredine and family

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  62. My neice Sarah also had Rhabdo when she was 8, the prognosis was bad, but she is healthy and studying to be a medical secretary. Many times we were called to say good bye but it wasn't her time to leave this earth. I will be praying for all of you as we have been there and understand the anguish and moments of joy equally well. I'll pray the tumours will stop materializing/growing and that he is healed. My neice ate crushed up natural organic almonds, which is said to shrink tumours. May God bless your family and surround you with His love.

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  63. My thoughts are with your family. May they love that you share with each other help you through this difficult time. hg antigonish

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  64. Michelle McDiarmidJanuary 5, 2013 at 10:34 PM

    Dearest Megan and family. Like so many others I follow your blog although we've never met. I think of you and your family often and pray constantly for Christian. I pray for a miracle that your son Christian heals.

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  65. Dear Megan,
    I have been praying for your family and Christian for the past few months since I became aware of what your family has been going through. For whatever reason, I felt it neccessary to "ramp up" my prayers this week. My heart goes out to you all; you are a stronger person than you know. Prayers go a long way, however, I wish I could do more for you all. If there is anything I can do for you, please, please let me know.. even its as simple as cooking a dinner and bringing it to you..
    Christian, yourself and your family will continue to be the main focus of my prayers.
    All my heartfelt best wishes... Barbara-Ruth

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  66. Dear Megan, Chris, kids and Aunt Marilyn
    I think about you guys every day and pray so hard that god will heal Christian, and to continue to give you and your family strength through this long hard journey. Stay strong and feel our love and all the love passed on through the messages in this blog.
    Thoughts and countless prayers and love.....Kjeryn

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  67. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers every day,as we were going through this horrible nightmare at the same time. Our little Carly prays for Christian every day she calls it doing a brave on him as she thought as people prayed for her it made her brave.He sure has been brave, like your family you are a real strong family unit. We will continue to pray for you and your family.All our love Gram and Carly

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  68. Dearest Megan and Family and Your dear boy Christian,

    My prayers continue to go out to you for strength,peace,and a continued faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.
    I met you last year and was in awe of your true dedication in our Lord and Savior.

    Amen.

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  69. Dear Megan, Chris, Christian, Evelyn, Ryan, and Grandpa Norman....I hope you can feel all our strength, all the Fathers strength and blessings sent your way. I have not stopped praying and believing! People have stopped me in town to let me know that they have seen your story and are also praying and I remind them to BELIEVE...Christians army so much bigger than you know...and God's army is infinite. Bless you all on this Beautiful morning!
    Love in Our Father ~ Crystal

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  70. Good morning Megan and Chris,
    Please give Christian a hug for each of the Dougherty's. today is Noah's birthday and his gift to Christian is a hug. Please forward that to him for us. We have a special Star Wars love for Christian. We are with you. Thank you for sharing Christian with us.
    In the moment,
    Rob, Sue, Carleigh and Noah

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  71. keeping you in my prayers now and always.

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  72. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Carolyn G.

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  73. Praying and waiting for God's Plan. A big hug to Christian from "Auntie" Marilyn. And a thank you for sharing his precious life with me and my family. Love to all of you. Marilyn and Bob

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  74. My thoughts and prayers are with Christian and your family today. I am so sorry to hear the recent news regarding Christians Health. Stay strong and true to your loved ones. I could not imagine the pain you must hold in your heart. Children are the loves of our lives. Sending you all the love I have.

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  75. Dear Megan! You should know that your amazing strength, kindness, honesty, and incredible faith have been such an inspiration. You touched my heart, even though we’ve never met. I pray for Christian, your little fighter, for your whole family. With thoughts of courage for you, Galina

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  76. Christian has moved and inspired more people in his young years than many of us could ever dream of. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us throughout this heart breaking battle. Hugs to all of you, may you feel the love of those who are praying continually.

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  77. My thoughts and prayers and those of my family are with you all. Christian, thank you for inspiring and amazing me with the spirit, grace and strength with which you continue to fight. Know that you have hockey players from all over the world praying for you through prayer requests to Hockey Ministries International. We have faith and hope that God will lay his healing hands on you once again. Thank you Megan for your blog and the testimony it truly is. Your family have helped to reveal the Lord to many hearts. Prayers of strength, comfort and healing,
    Craig, Jen and Blakely Weller

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  78. To the Crowell Family - ever since meeting each of you just over a year ago, I have been truly amazed at the amount of strength and love that your family holds. I have been following the blog and think of Christian often. He is incredibly special and having the opportunity to care for him along his journey has forever changed my life. I will never forget Christian and the things I learned from watching and caring for him. I can remember holding his hand, talking with him, looking into his precious eyes and just knowing in my heart how exceptionally strong he was, inside and out.

    With endless thoughts of love and comfort,
    Kathryn L

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  79. Hey Megan
    I want you to know that Jonathan, the boys and I are praying for all of you this evening and crying a little with you. Our hope is in the Lord and His ways are not always known to us. May he carry you all in his arms today, tomorrow, and in the days to come.
    We love you,
    Sandy

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  80. Heavenly Father,
    We have not heard from anyone in regards to Christians condition but will continue to pray for "Your Will" to be done. Whether Christians "Fight" becomes Christians "Flight" may you bring comfort to all those who love and prayed for his recovery or demise. You are a loving Lord and you mean no harm to us in this sinful world we live. The only hope we have in this sinful world is "YOU ALONE" and " Salvation". Nothing else should matter for You hold our life , our future and our death in the "Palm of Your Hand ". My sincere prayer for Christian Lord, is that , should you decide to take him home to Glory, I pray that this little soul knows who you are, has given his heart to You and will not be afraid to leave his family behind , that he knows that they will be reunited with him in "Your Timing". "Salvation" through Christ Is the " ONLY WAY, YOUR WAY " to Your Father. I thank you for hearing my humble prayer O' Lord and in Jesus name I humbly bow at you feet. Amen . Avril, your servant.

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  81. Still going strong in prayer to our Heavenly Father, thanking him for all that he has done and all he is going to do. Yesterday someone posted the song Healing Rain on the Hope for Christian Crowell FB page, did you know that while it is -15 in Airdrie right now we are forcasted for rain this afternoon? Bring on that healing Lord! We are all waiting on your magnificent glory to come and heal our Boy of Steel! AMEN! ~Crystal

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  82. The great number of comments indicates just how many people have been touched by Christian's fight and your whole family. Faith in God is crutial and every time I read the blog entries I feel confidence in God and am inspired by your faith in God. Never give up because miracles happen. Love you all very much from Ontario.
    Luke

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  83. My name is Mikeala Davidson. I was one of the teenage girls that Christian was playing Lego start wars with in the sunshine room. I am being admitted to the ward on Thursday and if you guys are still there (I pray that you get to go home and rest with your boy) me and my mom are more than willing to be there in anyway for you guys. We continue to pray for you all.

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  84. Anonymous, I'm so sorry to hear your faith has been lost with Christian's passing. This is definitely the most challenging thing a parent would ever have to face, and us readers cannot even begin to comprehend what it looks and feels like without having been there ourselves.

    And yet, I am struck by the update posted by Christian's dad on facebook: "...our sweet little boy finally won his battle and entered the kingdom of heaven. He passed away in our arms in peace and in no pain. We are so proud of him and at peace knowing he is finally big, strong, fast and free of any pain."

    The key is Christian WON the battle.

    God's grace is still victorious in death because he has promised absolute healing to those who enter the gates of Heaven. Christian was ultimately healed - a great answer to prayer. Now we need to continue to pray for his family, and lift them up to the great Comforter - it is in this moment that our faith is called into character and truly defined.

    "Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting? The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ."
    1 Cor 15:55-57

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    2. Megan, I am so sorry for the confusion - I commented in reply to another reader's comment directly above my own, and it wasn't directed at you. I truly don't believe you've lost your faith and I'm sorry for the misunderstanding. You are allowed to grieve, and you are definitely allowed to be angry - take the time that you need and more. My heart breaks with and for you, and I'm lifting you and your amazing family up in prayer.

      We've never met but your blog is an astounding testament to what a wonderful mother you are and it has sincerely blessed and inspired me and so many others. Be encouraged by the love and support of those around you, near and far. There won't ever be the right words to take the pain away, but know we are standing with you as you face this next chapter of your lives.

      Blessings and sincere condolences,
      Lauren

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  85. Dear Crowell family, was so sorry to hear of Christian's passing, I prayed so hard for a miracle that God would spare his life. Even as I write this, my heart aches with pain and sadness for your family and what you must be going through now, just missing your little one. Your sadness will continue for some time I'm sure, where as Christian now is probably running around , happy and free of any pain in His Heavenly Father's Home. Christian and all of your family have been an amazing witness for God, and it was so inspiring to others of the Christian Faith who followed along on this part of your life journey. Even though some may think God has failed you, we know God never fails at anything He does. His Will will always be done, and His Plans and Thoughts are higher than ours because He sees the whole picture. Christian is with Him now, and will be well taken care off, your little sweetie will never have to face another day of pain ever again. Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss, and I pray that God will give you His Strength, Love, Comfort,and Peace in the days ahead to help you to get through this time of great sorrow. God was with you during all of this ordeal and He is still with you now. Rest in Him, Look to Him for Strength, He too will bring you through this as well. May He fill the huge void left in your Heart with all of His Goodness. You and most of us who have followed along with you through this ordeal, know that we all will one day reunite with Christian in Our Eternal Home. On the days that seem most unbearable , try to remember all of God's Blessings you witnessed, as you were going through this last year or so, and may it bring a smile to your face, peace in your heart and praise to your lips, cherish those moments that God allowed you to experience with your son and the rest of your family.
    Keeping you all in my prayers and asking that God will watch over you and comfort you in ways that Only He Can. Love and Blessings to you all. (Yvette, Brents' mom)

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