KC Zoo Tiger Donation

To help fulfill Mason's dream and help the Tigers:
KC Zoo Attn Laura Berger "In Memory of Mason Kempf" 6800 Zoo Dr Kansas City, MO 64132

For the beauty of Snow and Magic on Christmas :
Elves of Christmas Present PO Box 3535
Olathe, KS 66063

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Numb


Within an instant everything can change. The sweet picture above from this morning as Mason's cat, Oreo clings to Mason's bedside. For lunch today Mason had a cheeseburger, but just like that a change. Luckily, the nurse was here to help with the sudden need for oxygen. Mason has been grunting; which is a sign of needing oxygen. This evening a new frustration, Mason could not hold up his head. Thankfully we had a neck pillow to help keep it from wobbling. Then I had to share with him that mom and dad will now have to feed him; soft foods none the less. The world has turned NUMB. Tonight oxygen's running full blast as each breath continues to be a struggle. And now a rare occurence both cats lie close to Mason's side; something that just does not happen. God's love near as I know He hears our cry.

29 comments:

Anonymous said...

My hero!
Wendy H.

kim said...

Dear Andria and Family,

Praying for a restful night of sleep. I wish I had words to help you through this night. Andria just breath. Eddie just breath.

Luv,
Kim and the Brood

Anonymous said...

Do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

tears and prayers for you tonight.

jessica

Tara said...

We are thinking of you so many, many times throughout each and every day and I know hundreds or even thousands of others are too, all of our invisible hearts holding your family now and forever. Hugs.

Mary said...

God hears your cry and so do we. As parents we are only trying to imagine your suffering. I am so thankful that you and Eddie have so much faith. It would be unbearable beyond words without faith.

Debbie said...

From one mother to another, my heart goes out to you. May God's strength and peace be with Mason and your entire family. Holding you up in prayer...

Amy said...

I'm forever thinking of you, praying for you...it tears me up to hear of Mason's pain and discomfort, your heartache and grief...wishing you peace and strength to get you through these difficult days.

Samantha said...

"Finally, be strong in the Lord, and in the strength of His might." Ephesians 6:10

God hears your cries and so His people. I am so incredibly sorry for everything that you, your family and Mason go through. Prayers in all their strength for your family and you.

I am so sorry.

Anonymous said...

Mason and your family have been in my constant thougths and prayers...
"do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."

—Philippians 4:6-7

Kirsten said...

Love is everything. It is your pain and your frustration. It is your saving strength and your enduring connection. Your family was strong a year ago and have unbelievable strength and grace now. You have made untold numbers of people stronger, parents better and children more compassionate. Your family's love for each other has had an incredible, amazing effect on the world. K

Brandie said...

No words. Just love and support. Praying for you with all I have. Love you all so very much.

Melinda said...

((HUGS)) to you all. Thinking & praying for you always. Kirsten said what I think all the time about you guys....you've made so many of us better people & parents due to your journey through this. Stay strong, hold onto each other and know we all love you guys!!
Melinda

Anonymous said...

Praying for you and your family. This morning I was looking out my window and the clouds over head. I saw this could formend in a hand with a finger pointing toward heaven. It reminded me of how God is always there waiting on us and pointing the way to his love and grace. May his love and Grace fall upon you and your family.

DJ said...

Kristen and Tara have said it perfectly. We are all praying for Mason and the family. Take comfort knowing you are not alone in this journey.

Kristen's mom said...

I check here several times each day. I have been praying that Mason will find the peace and comfort her so much deserves. He is such a noble child.

Tia said...

Like Kristen's mom, I too check here several times a day. It has become part of my ritual as well as praying for you and your family. I have strong faith and I know that God is with you and your family through every step. It is very apparent with all the love and support that surrounds you all. Mason is a very special boy and although I haven't had the pleasure of meeting I have witnessed enough to know his greatness. You are a wonderful mother and I admire you. Stay strong. I have so much love for you all.

Always in my prayers
Tia

Liz said...

We keep praying for you, Mason and your family each night and day! Remember it is at times like these that HE carries you!

Anonymous said...

With all my heart I am so sory for this dear family and wonderful child.I truly hope for a miracle,they deserve one.With care and best wishes.

Anonymous said...

I too check the blog everyday. My heart breaks for your family. You have beautiful children who seem to understand what is really important in life. I admire your strength and faith. You are in my prayers.

Misic Family said...

All I can say is Ditto to everything said above. No words, just prayer.
Love you all!

Melissa

Anonymous said...

Lifting your family in prayer. May God hold you tenderly.

Anonymous said...

Andria, there are no words that will bring comfort to your heart and soul. We all try to give you words of support and encouragement to try to ease your pain. I'm sure at times you wish that you were not the one teaching us how to appreciate every second of every day with our children; not to yell or get upset over things that really do not matter...

Jessica J. said...

Andria, you and your sweet, wise children inspire me every day. My family and I are holding you ever so tenderly in our hearts and prayers. You are not alone.

Anonymous said...

Dear God,

Please stay close to Mason and let him feel your love. Please help him and his family through their dark days.

Amen

Anonymous said...

Like PP we also check in on a daily basis. My heart is breaking for you & your family. Prayers are being sent & still hope for a miracle everyday. Thank you for sharing your story with us.....Lots of LOVE from MN...

Anonymous said...

May God hold your hearts!!!praying and you are so thought of and cared for even though only love binds us!!

Anonymous said...

Andria I am so sorry... Please know we love you and have kept Mason and your family in our prayers every, single night. We all care about you so much and know that God is with you. I firmly believe there are angels surrounding your family and Mason, and that you will all find peace. Love to you all, Donna Davis

Anonymous said...

I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me...
Philippians 4:13

Tender loving prayers for your family.


Love, Ron, Susan, Luke and Sarah

Anonymous said...

((BIG HUGS)) We are Praying and thinking of you all. May God comfort you during these time.