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Monday, August 22, 2011
Sunday, August 21, 2011
I have to tell you, I have had a very hard week! I can't get over this overwhelming sadness that has filled my heart for Cole and his family. It's just been wearing heavily on my heart! I don't know Cole very well, but I sat and spoke with both his mom and dad (Kelly & Clement) during the past two lacrosse seasons. Kelly is a live wire, but let me tell you, they are some of the best people that you could ever hope to come in contact with.
I think what I love most about Kelly, is that she always had us all laughing, and of course, I picked on her a lot. I'm sure that you ALL know that about me, so it doesn't come as a shock. And competitive, OMGosh! I thought I was bad! You have no idea! She's really a HOOT!
I said all of that to say this, Cole is leaving tomorrow for the Shepherd Center in Atlanta with his mother, so I wanted to share a couple of photos with you, so that you can see who this wonderful family is that you'll be praying for.
I have to admit, that I didn't ask for permission from the family to post these, so Kelly, Clement, if you're reading this, I hope you will forgive me.
The first photo is one that was taken at the State Championship game this past May. Isn't he just the sweetest young man! Remember this smile often and his love for life!
The 2nd photo is of the entire family. Starting from the left is his older brother Quint, Cole, Kelly & Clement. I wanted you to see this photo, so you would remember who you're praying for!
And don't let Kelly's smile fool ya! Don't mess with her boys! :)
And finally, below are 2 entries that were on Cole's site the last couple days and I have to tell you, I LOST it when I read both of them. God is working through him already and doing AMAZING things with him.
Please remember to keep all of them in your prayers and thank you again for the sneak peeks on your cards. They are really making me smile.
Saturday Night: Aug 20
Sunday morn, 9:09
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
For those of you who are not members or regular followers of my PCP, you may not know about Cole Sydnor, one of Zach's lacrosse teammates. Last Thursday, Cole and some of his friends were swimming in the James River here in Richmond, Virginia. Cole, dove into the river and hit his head on a rock. He fractured his spinal cord. The Lord was truly watching over him, as his friends quickly noticed that he had been injured and got him out of the river. Unfortunately, the injury was very severe and Cole is now paralyzed from the chest down. It is such a tragedy! I have not been really able to function normally since. It just upsets me so. You hate to hear of this happening to anyone, but it is going to be such a hard road for this 16 year old.
Zach is handling it well and will soon be able to visit. He had planned on going yesterday, but it just wasn't possible. . . .but for a VERY GOOD reason. Cole had his breathing tube removed. Praise God for that. Also, his mother, and I don't blame her, is limiting his visits as they don't want him to get too worn out. I know Kelly, and she certainly is a good watch dog to have around!
I am asking that you pray for Cole and the family and pray that as he heals, more feeling and movement will return. What I would like to ask, and this would mean so much to the family, is if you could possibly make a card for Cole. I do not know his room number so what I am asking, is if you would send them to me and then I will take them to the family when I visit. He has had a lot of friends and family visiting right now, so I am going to wait a while before I actually go. He needs his friends around him, so I will gladly wait my turn.
Please send all cards to:
9413 Hope Glen Court
Mechanicsville, VA 23116
For anyone who would like to follow Cole's status and updates by his family, you may do so by going to CarePages.com and entering colesydnor in your search. You will have to sign up for an account to follow for security purposes.