Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Superman Tuesday got away from me. Not really sure how that happened! I never even had a chance to write my post! 

Today I want to share something with you all. My heart has been heavy lately.There is a little boy who is 5 that goes to my nephew's elementary school, Thomas J AKA Superman. A brain tumor was discovered during a routine eye exam back in December of 2011. This boy and his family have been through so much. In and out of the hospital, many surgeries, chemo procedures, tests...everything you can imagine. 

At the end of last month, Thomas had a major seizure and the last full sentence he told his mommy was that he wanted to go home. His parents made the very tough decision to take Thomas back to their home in Ashville Alabama and spend every moment of time that they have left with him. Currently Superman is on hospice, which if you know about hospice...this is not a good thing. His mom and dad both quit their jobs awhile back to be with him, and have been living off of donations and insurance. They are very faithful and true to the Lord and trust in His plan, no matter the outcome. 

My sister and her family took food over to them this past weekend. My sister is friends with his mom, and she keeps me updated on his status. It breaks my heart every time I hear an update like this. I can not imagine going through this. You bring a child into this world thinking that they will out live you. You want nothing but the best for them. To see one suffering like this, praying for a miracle, but preparing for the worst...

To see how faithful they remain is truly an inspiration. There have been a lot of people that have posted on their Facebook page how they are angry with God for letting these bad things happen to children. Superman's parents constantly remind people to not be angry with God. That he has a plan, and no matter what that plan is...we should all remain faithful and trust in Him. 

I have never really talked about faith on here. I try to avoid the topic, as I feel everyone is entitled to believe in what they want to believe in. I am not one to judge. I know what I believe, and I am not going to push it on others. I find this story inspirational, and I ask that if there are prayer warriors out there, that you will lift Thomas, his parents, his little sister and his family in your prayers. To pray for comfort for Thomas, and strength for his family and friends. That they remain faithful and hopeful.


  1. My heart breaks for this family! Thank you for writing about this so I can lift them up in prayer too!!!

  2. Definelty praying for them!!!

  3. Bless his baby heart. It's hard to wrap my head around circumstances like this. It's not fair, but it reminds me that Heaven isn't that far and a lot better than imaginable. Superman will be just fine.

  4. how sad. he's only 5.. I can't imagine how painful for his family.
    saying a prayer for him right now.
    i just became a Make a Wish volunteer. My sister passed away from childhood cancer, and I have such empathy for families like Superman's.


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