Prayers Requested for Family in AR

  1. I don't wish to bum anyone out during this time of year, but tragic things do happen. I'm asking anyone who has a belief in Christ and prays to pray for a dad and his two small children (aged 6 and 4) in Arkansas.

    Last Friday, the mom, Rachel, was going up into the attic to hide some Christmas presents. She fell through the attic to the floor. On Saturday they said that there was no ECG activity and her organs were failing. I've been praying for this family, praying for a miracle. Today was the first time I was able to call the church to get an update. Sadly, Rachel died on Sunday. Fortunately, the decision to remove life support was not left up to the father, Toby, as she died before that decision had to be made.

    Please pray for this family as the service will be in Little Rock on Wednesday. This dad is going to need prayers for strength, while he is suffering the loss of his precious wife, and having to explain what happened to his young children.

    I know that this is very sad, but if you could please pray for them, it would be greatly appreciated.

    Hug those who are close to you tightly tonight. This was a tragic accident, and it could happen to any of us, at any time.

    Thank you all. This family will appreciate it.
  2. 11 Comments

  3. by   sirI
    My prayers are with this family.
  4. by   Katnip
    Consider it done.

    What a horrible accident. It's never a good time to lose a loved one, but this time of year is especially bad. The poor kids are really going to have a rough time of it.
  5. by   traumaRUs
    Prayers too. Sometimes the holidays can be very sad times.
  6. by   nan1993
    I will pray for this family.
  7. by   BabyRN2Be
    Thank you very much everyone. I'll let our pastor know that people who don't even know them are praying for them. Our pastor is going to the service (out of state). He was very good friends with Toby, the husband and his wife was friends with Rachel. All these prayers will lift up this family, they will know that they are loved.

    Still this is very sad as this has affected me deeply. If you've read my story in other places on this MB, this hits very very close to home. I'm very lucky, and I was praying for a miracle for this family. This is another reminder of how very lucky I am.
  8. by   Jessy_RN
    Will be in my prayer list as well.
  9. by   psychonurse
    You have my prayers and thoughts for this poor family. Its bad anytime of the year to have a loss of a loved one but much much worse during the holiday season. This is the one thing that the children will remember about Christmas, is the loss of their mother..They will be in my prayers no doubt..
  10. by   dianah
    Oh my, how awful! That poor family! I hope the dad and the kids have lots of family and friends supporting them in the coming months! They are in my prayers, thank you for the alert.
  11. by   CHATSDALE never know what is going to happen to you when you wake up in the morning...poor little children they will probably grow up and never remember the one who loved them so much
  12. by   SmilingBluEyes
    What a horrible thing to happen to them.

    They are definately in my heartfelt thoughts. How sad.
  13. by   DDRN4me
    Please add my thoughts and prayers.mary