praying for the stone family // updated

UPDATED 8/27: Sweet Kaden went to be with Jesus yesterday afternoon. My heart is broken for the Stone family and I cannot even fathom their pain. I know in my heart that Lord's plans are right and good, but I just can't figure this out. I don't think we will ever understand. Please continue to pray for the Stone family, they need people to rally around them more than ever.

I hope you've heard the story of the Stone family by now. It is a story of pain and of why's, but also a story of beauty as so many of us have witnessed Diana live out her faith in a very public forum through the deepest and darkest valleys.

Last year, Diana lost her twin boys, Preston and Julian, half way through this pregnancy. After that heartbreaking loss, Diana and her husband, Sam, pursued adoption. Another heartbreak ensued after they lost the referral of their son. But soon after there was light as Diana found out she was pregnant -- with another boy!

Kaden Isaiah was born three weeks ago and is currently fighting for his life in the CICU in a Dallas hospital. The HHV6 virus had attacked Kaden's heart and caused the lower ventricles to fail. Kaden was left to wait for a heart transplant. Unfortunately, Kaden has taken a turn and the Stones have been told that they should begin saying their goodbyes and prepare for the passing of their son.

I will never, NEVER understand why it seems that hurts and joys, pains and triumphs are spread out so unevenly, but I know that I serve a God who hears, a God who sees, and a God who can save. 

Would you join us in storming heaven's gates on behalf of Kaden and the Stone family? You can join us and commit to praying for Kaden. There are hundred, probably thousands covering this family every hour of every day and you can be one of them by signing up for a ten minute time slot. If you aren't a Christian or the praying type, that's perfectly fine. Maybe you could sign up and just be still and think of Kaden for 10 minutes instead? I know the Stone family would be forever grateful.

If you would like to learn more about Diana and her story, you can find her blog here. And for current updates you can follow Diana on Facebook or Twitter.