I know today is Wednesday, and I usually post a picture.
Today there is something heavy weighing on my heart.
So wordless Wednesday won't be happening.
This post is a serious one. I've gone back and forth the past few days on if I should even write this, but the fact is, this has pretty much consumed my thoughts.
I've written this 100 times and nothing seems right. The words are coming out wrong and my thoughts are all over the place. So forgive me if I ramble.
Child abuse. It happens. A lot. We've all heard it on the news or the radio. Some coward takes out their aggression on a helpless, defenseless, innocent child or little baby. It's sad and disgusting.
Baby Ashlynn, was a victim of child abuse. She's only 4 months old. And she is currently in an induced coma fighting for her little life. Her injuries include a skull fracture and bruised lungs. My heart is breaking while I write this. The tears keep welling up in my eyes and I'm fighting hard to push them back, they are on the brink of falling - like they have been for days. I heard about this story a few days ago. I found myself sad, scared, confused. Searching for answers on why this sweet child had to endure such a horrific event, at the hands of her own father, is something that I cannot wrap my mind around.
I don't know Baby Ashlynn personally. I've never held her, or smelled her sweet baby smell. But that doesn't keep the pain away just because I don't know her. My heart hurts when babies hurt. When babies are Abused. Beaten. Broken. I cannot be there physically to hold her Mommas hand, or offer her my shoulder to cry on.
So I write and I pray.
I have whispered to God over and over. I've prayed more these last few days, than I have in a long time. Soft whispers into the air. I've prayed for healing and comfort. I've prayed for strength. I've prayed for Ashlynn and I've prayed for her Momma - who is my friend. A young mother who must be on the edge of losing it. I know I would be. It tears me up inside when I try to put myself in her situation.
Lives changed forever.
However, I am hopeful for Baby Ashlynn, and I know that God is good and he is looking over her.
So friends, if you have a minute could you please say a prayer for Baby Ashlynn. That she will recover and be alright. That her big sister can have her back and they can grow up together and that her Momma can see her smile again.
Please 'like' the Baby Ashlynn Facebook page and share Ashlynn's story. This little Angel needs all the prayers and positive thoughts she can get.
I love you all so very much.