Would you mind keeping this little guy in your prayers?
His name is Walker Jack Rainey, and I've never met him or his parents, Missy & Chad. A few months ago I got a forwarded email asking to pray for this 11 month old baby boy. I clicked on this link to see what was going on with this cutie pie.
He has cancer.
An incredibly rare, malignant Rhabdoid Tumor. I believe Walker's tumor is in his kidneys, but regardless of location, all rhabdoid tumors are highly aggressive, have a poor prognosis, and tend to occur in children less than two years of age.
This baby is the best dispositioned, most bubbly little chemo patient I have ever heard of. Check him out here:
I couldn't imagine the worry and strain his parents must be under. I can't even let my mind go there. However, his parents have laid their troubles at the feet of the Lord. They are cheerful and hopeful. They are worried but trusting. They are not bitter, but rather are focusing on listening for God's quiet voice.
I've had a little crisis of faith over the last year. (As a life-long Christian, that's very strange for me.) But in the midst of the Rainey's ordeal, they are actually reminding me that I have much to be thankful for. That I should never take anyone or their health for granted. That no matter what happens in my life, that God has a plan and I need to look to Him and trust.
I forget that a lot.