Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Annie, Annie, Annie

My friend, Brenda, has a 6 year old daughter, Ella, who was Annie's friend before her brain injury, and a 3 1/2 year old daughter, Katya. Here is her e-mail to me from Monday:

My heart is breaking for you and your family. It is amazing how God works. He has been bringing you all to mind so much. In fact I was praying for you all this morning in the shower. Then later this morning the girls and I were in the car on the way to the dentist and Katya started saying, "Annie, Annie, Annie." Then Ella said, "We know an Annie. Mom, do you know where she is?" Katya said, "She is in heaven."

I said, "No, she is probably at home or at school." Then Ella said, "Maybe she is in the hospital." She asked if I had your number and said I should call you right then. Of course, I said no but I would call you later. 

You see I had no idea that Annie had passed on to heaven on Friday. I am so sorry for your loss. We will all miss Annie.

I am here in prayer always and please let me know how else I can support you and your family.

I love you guys,



Gretchen said...

God thru a child. Amazing. And so right.

Brenda said...

That is right! What a blessing he sent us that morning.

Vickie Dinneen said...

Thank you God for children....such decerning hearts! Sniff...

uncle jeff said...

I believe Annie's illness and jean's blog for her have affected more individuals than we could count. i also believe that annie will receive plenty of rewards at the judgement seat of christ.

god is good all the time. :)

Anonymous said...

I'm with Jeff. I think you would be amazed Jean if you knew ALL the things you've taught us and all the grace God has shown us through you, your family and Miss Annie. The ripple effect has been HUGE!!! Sending you prayers of comfort and peace.


Lana C. said...

My entire family is thinking of your family & we are praying for your family. People you don't personally know are touched by your dedication & are inspired by lessons Annie helped to teach...her little smile in spite of adversity teaches a million lessons.

Lana C.