Friday, September 30, 2005

Fly High Clare Bear

I need to ask for one last favor for Little Clare Bear.

Please pray for her family as they heal. Clare joined the angels yesterday.

I am at a loss for words...There was an entry into Clare's guestbook after her passing it brought me to tears:

"She fought so very hard. Maybe harder than a little girl has ever fought before... After so long restrained in bed to machines, how exhilarating flying free in Heaven must feel. You really are an astronaut now Claire. Fly far sweet Claire. You own the skies."

If you followed Clare's story, you will know that before Clare had her Bone Marrow Transplant, she had to undergo radiation. Her heroic sister, Phoebe would go on the visits and talk to Clare over an intercom, they would play astronaut. Clare was the astronaut flying high above the Earth, and Phoebe was mission control. What a brave mission they fought. Pray for strength, comfort and peace.

Godspeed sweet Clare


Aunt Marilyn Koehler said...

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 01, 2005 06:27 PM, CDT

Hi Joshua,

Heard you had a real tough week. You and your family will always be in my prayers. God will give you all the strength to make it through this thing. Keep praying and we will all be praying at the same time. Was sorry to heard about your little friend Clare. I will keep her family in my prayers.

I love you guys,

Aunt Marilyn

Aunt Marilyn Koehler

April Molle said...

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 02, 2005 08:23 PM, CDT

H Josh and Marian!

I am stopping by to wish you the very very best! Josh you are just as cute as can be! Stay strong sweetie!

Marian~ I love what you wrote about little Clare! My heart goes out to her family! It was very sweet what you wrote!


April Molle

April Molle
United States

Maureen Felder said...

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 04, 2005 11:06 PM, CDT

Hi Marian, Jon and Josh- Well, since I wrote you last we had another Hurricane- Rita this time- but thanks to the Good Lord above, this one was not as bad for us here, and power was only out for 10 hours. Louisiana sure has a lot of devastated areas now though,and we pray that the people will get the help needed to get their lives back together. So many have lost everything. Thanks for your prayers. Ours are continuing for you too. I saw your journal article where Josh has started another chemo. We want this to work for him. God Bless Him . He is such a darlin'. I'm like you Marian. He looks precious even without hair. And he's a fighter and that is very important. You and Jon are such wonderful parents. God bless you for all you're going through. This will pay off. He is going to do well. Attitude is everything. You both, the kids and Josh, have great attitudes, but the biggest thing you all have is FAITH. God is with each of you, as you're going through this, and he will see you through it. My love to all of you. Maureen

P.S. Was sorry to hear about Claire's death. We will remember her and her family in our prayers.

Maureen Felder
Ponchatoula, LA
United States