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no words

“You don’t know the first thing about tomorrow. You’re nothing but a wisp of fog, catching a brief bit of sun before disappearing.” James 4:14 (MSG)

There are so many lessons that we learn along the journey of life. We read self help books, we cling to well thought out quotes, we seek counsel from mentors and we listen to that one song over and over that always gets us through a difficult time. Lessons come in many forms. Some present themselves through humor or sudden, but welcome, circumstances. Others, however, blindside us. They aren’t lessons we choose to learn and most often are lessons we avoid learning as long as humanly possible. Through Grayson’s fight against cancer we have faced countless lessons, both as individuals and as a family. None of the lessons we’ve faced have been welcome but all have brought us to today.

Last week, Gray underwent another round of scans after completing the last few months of chemo. His scans took place on Tuesday and Wednesday and then the waiting began. Emotions ran high and all we could do was bunker down as a family and present our fears to the Lord. Gray’s doctor finally called us with results on Thursday afternoon and to say they were devastating is an understatement. There are no words to explain the emotions of April 12, 2012. It’s a day that has changed our lives forever. Gray’s doctor apologized for the news she was about to deliver and then went on to tell us that Gray’s cancer not only HADN’T responded to this round of chemo, but had in fact grown and spread. Gray’s original tumor has grown and is now wrapped around his kidney. The doctor also explained that Gray’s cancer has spread and there are nodules in both lungs. Tumors have also begun to wrap around Gray’s ribs. There was nothing left to do on Thursday but cry and cry some more. The doctor assured us that she would do as much research as possible and would meet with us on Monday to go over our options. We were in shock.

Over the next three days we watched Gray’s health deteriorate at a suddenly rapid rate. He began complaining of abdominal pain, joint pain and spiked a fever to above 104. His fever jumps up and down but has never gone away. In a matter of days, Gray was refusing to walk and asked to be carried around the house. When he did walk he was doubled over in pain. He also began throwing up a few times each day. We felt helpless. Finally, Monday came and we went to meet with Gray’s doctor with heavy hearts but high hopes. As the meeting unfolded, it became very clear that there weren’t going to be any viable options to save our son. The doctor explained that there were a couple of trials we could enter Gray in, all out of state, but none of them were drugs that would fight Gray’s advanced cancer. The trials available would simply prolong his little life by a matter of weeks and the quality of those weeks would be made almost unbearable by drug side effects, hospital visits and alot of travel. Our only other option was simply to stop treatment. After MUCH prayer and conversation with our family we have opted to stop treatment. Hospice is being called into our home to make Gray as comfortable as possible. The thought of our baby living out the last weeks of his life as a guinea pig in a drug trial just wasn’t something we could face. We want the time he has left to be as pain free, as happy and as memorable as possible. Each time we drive to the hospital for a check-up or simply to fill a prescription we are comforted that our decision is the right one as Gray literally freaks out in the back seat. He hates the hospital. His memories of the hospital all involve pain and to force him through even more of that seemed like pouring salt in an already open and growing wound.

Gray hasn’t been given much time and considering the fast pace at which new symptoms are occurring we feel that his time may be even shorter than the doctors expect. We asked Gray’s doctor about his new symptoms such as his joint pain and walking doubled over. She explained that they are most certain that Gray’s cancer is also back in his bones but at this point don’t find it necessary to do another scan just to find out. With no treatment options available more scans don’t serve any purpose. Gray is most likely walking doubled over because of the tumors around his ribs. The doctor said that the tumors put pressure on his ribs and so bending forward helps relieve some of that pressure, especially while Gray walks. It’s still hard to believe that all of this is going on in our little boys body. He’s still so perfect on the outside. His ten little toes, ten long fingers, bright blue eyes and infectious grin…but on the inside his body is failing him. He just can’t fight anymore. He shouldn’t have to. Hospice is coming over on Monday to meet our family and go over what the upcoming weeks will hold. We are very anxious and upset but know that each day is a mountain that we have to climb. We don’t climb for ourselves, we climb for Gray.

We do covet your continued prayers for Gray and our family. During this time we are going to do our best to make Gray’s remaining time with us the best possible. We want to make memories, take alot of pictures and spend as much time together as we possibly can. Please also pray for our oldest son, Seth. At twelve years old, he understands what is happening but is still such a kid himself that it’s very rough on him too. When we as grown-ups can’t even understand the will of God, how is it that a child can understand? As we watch Gray and take care of his needs we try to remember that with as much as we love him and wish he could be with us forever that God has had a special plan on our baby from the beginning and while that plan may not be exactly what we were hoping for we still have to trust in our God and know that HIS will is perfect. We are still hoping for a miracle but at the same time have been given a great and unexplainable peace about Gray receiving his ultimate healing in heaven with the Lord. It’s not going to be easy though. Our hearts are literally breaking piece by piece, one moment at a time.

“He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” Revelation 21:4

158 Responses to “no words”

  1. Pam April 19, 2012 at 7:01 pm #

    My heart goes out to you and your family.

  2. Beverly Moss April 19, 2012 at 7:10 pm #

    Can you see my tears? Can you hear my cries? :-( All our love and prayers. Bev and Mike Moss, El Reno First Assembly of God

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    • Cindy Schroppel April 20, 2012 at 12:36 pm #

      I have been praying for Gray every since our youth Pastor (Joseph Hall) asked me to be praying for him. Words cannot tell you how terribly sorry I am for you. I just became a Grandma for the first time last night. I can’t imagine such a horrible disease attacking my sweet, precious grand-daughter. I don’t understand…as I’m sure you don’t either…the reason why such a beautiful child would have to suffer through such a horrible thing. However, I do no that our God is faithful. He will comfort. He will show Himself mighty on your behalf. May His presence and love overwhelm you. I will continue praying!

  3. belinda April 19, 2012 at 7:16 pm #

    I can’t even comprehend your pain. Praying for God’s love and peace that passes ALL understanding to wrap around you.

  4. Suzanne April 19, 2012 at 7:20 pm #

    No words to express my sadness for your family. Prayers for God’s grace to continue to be with you.

  5. Travis, Shawna and Jaxon Salkil April 19, 2012 at 7:21 pm #

    Tears are flowing for you and your family. Sending prayers your way. Wish we could give you a big hug and that we could do more. Love you guys.

  6. Kristl Scott April 19, 2012 at 7:23 pm #

    We love you all and prayers are with you all! My heart aches for you all and I admire you all!! Praying for your family!

  7. Samanntha April 19, 2012 at 7:23 pm #

    Praying, praying, praying my heart goes out to u all. :(

  8. Renee Young April 19, 2012 at 7:35 pm #

    My heart goes out to you. I can only imagine your sorrow and pain. May you allow our Lord to carry through this awful time.

    Renee

  9. jeremy harris April 19, 2012 at 7:40 pm #

    This is deep and prayers will go outgo the family of Grey from me hope he does better so God can receive all the glory!

  10. Debbie from the Wichita Mtns. April 19, 2012 at 7:46 pm #

    I will pray that each of you will feel God’s embrace as you walk through this together.

  11. Jennifer April 19, 2012 at 7:47 pm #

    My heart hurts for this little man…he’s such an inspiring little boy and his smile for forever be in my heart. Your family is so blessed to have a sweet sweet boy and oh…his big bubba. What a trooper he is and only God knew that he would be the perfect match for that little man. Love you all and my prayers are with you.

  12. Amber April 19, 2012 at 7:56 pm #

    Praying for God to give you peace that passes all understanding.

  13. laurie cathey April 19, 2012 at 7:58 pm #

    Praying for comfort and peace!!!

  14. Nichole Holloway April 19, 2012 at 8:01 pm #

    Doug, Jill and Seth
    I will continue to pray for God to comfort you in this time. If you need anything please let me know.

  15. Chris Davis April 19, 2012 at 8:02 pm #

    My heart aches, yet my faith rises. We love you all and are continually praying for you.

  16. Julia Donaldson April 19, 2012 at 8:03 pm #

    As I sit at my computer weeping, I can’t imagine being in your shoes. God sees every one of your tears and someday will wipe each one from your eyes. What a ministry Gray has already had here. My family and church family are holding you all up in prayer.

  17. Karen H. from Omaha, NE April 19, 2012 at 8:08 pm #

    Precious Lord, take Gray’s hand
    Lead him on, let him stand
    He’s tired, he’s weak, he’s lone
    Through this storm, through this night
    Lead Gray on to the light
    Take his hand precious Lord, lead him home.

    My hear hurts for you. You’re whole family is in my prayers.

  18. Ronda Adam April 19, 2012 at 8:11 pm #

    I have been reading your story almost from the beginning. My cousin is a friend of Gray’s grandparents and he asked me to pray for you when your journey first began. I am heartbroken at your news. I will continue to keep you in my heart and prayers. Without our Lord and Saviour we would have no hope but we know that glory awaits your precious little boy. God bless you all.

  19. Kelly Wilson April 19, 2012 at 8:12 pm #

    I thank you so much for sharing your son and your journey with all of us. I’m so sorry it has been so difficult for the family and so awful and painful for Gray. I don’t pretend to understand how you feel and only wish that my prayer could take away your undescribable pain. I thank you for each picture and each story you’ve posted. It has been an honor to have been a part of Grays prayer team. Because of Gray I started praying daily for cancer patients. My list has grown recently, but some I have been able to take off my prayer list. Some have had a heavenly healing and some have had an earthly healing. I couldn’t wait to be able to move Gray over to the healed side. I guess however it happens he will no longer be sick. I speak peace over your family and cry with you. He already has touched so many lives that he never knew. Hugs and love from your OK sister!

  20. Katie April 19, 2012 at 8:14 pm #

    hello i meet your wounderful family at youth convention 2 years ago. i ask gray if i could have a high five and he never did give me one BUT whenever i asked if he wanted to take a picture his face lighted the world he had a great big smile and took a picture!!!! my heart breaks for seth and your family comfort for grayson and also peace for you guys. I found this verse while reading

    Deuteronomy 31:8 It is the LORD who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.”

    Love you and praying for u!!!

  21. Taylor romano April 19, 2012 at 8:15 pm #

    My entire family is praying for your family. God bless

  22. Bonnie McPhail April 19, 2012 at 8:15 pm #

    My heart and prayers go out to all of you. I know first hand what you are going through. Although I didn’t lose a child to cancer I lost my Dad to it a year and a half ago. My Dad’s was very similiar to what Grayson is going through. I can tell you that in the days ahead the Lord is going to give you as a family the most amazing experiences and incredible grace. God is greatly with all of you. Although we probably will never meet in this life; you have already touched my daughter Rebekah at youth camp and many, many others. Thank you so much for your faithfulness. God be with you all on this special journey you are in and we are praying too.

  23. Si Macedo April 19, 2012 at 8:15 pm #

    Praying for you Gray and your loved ones!!!
    I pray that you feel conforted, loved and embraced by the Lord during this time.
    God Bless You!!!

  24. Pastor Doyle & Sharon Long April 19, 2012 at 8:18 pm #

    Dear Doug, Jill, Gray & Seth, Our hearts & prayers sincerely go out to your beautiful family & the individual intimate emotions each of you are facing. Even tho you all or we do not understand . . We do know “There is no searching of His Understanding!”. Our Creator understands your every emotion!!! Our family & our SFA Church Family will intercede for the four of you!!! You are loved !! Anything we can do . . We want to do!! Feeling much compassion! Doyle and Sharon Long

  25. marge zemina April 19, 2012 at 8:19 pm #

    I don’t know this precious young man but our family will continue to pray for all of you. May God make His presence known more and more in the days to come….

  26. Shelby April 19, 2012 at 8:26 pm #

    Praying for peace during such a hard time. God see’s every tear and every smile and he will be with you and your little boy through everything. My dad passed away when I was 5 and I may never know why god would let such a horrible thing happen to my family, but I have faith that he knows best and that my dad is waiting for me in heaven.

    Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. (Psalm 23:4 KJV)

  27. Jessah McIntosh April 19, 2012 at 8:26 pm #

    My heart and prayers race to you and your family. I hope the Lord brings you all peace and comfort. I cannot formulate the words to express my compassion.

  28. Mike miller April 19, 2012 at 8:27 pm #

    No words….none but know tonight in Canada I a crying with you and also proud to call you brother Doug! Love u and see you soon

  29. Teddy Wyatt April 19, 2012 at 8:30 pm #

    “Yea, though I walk through the valley of shadow of death, I will fear no evil for my Daddy owns the valley”.

    Whatever path our Daddy has set before you, Seth and Gray, know that you walk it with the love, prayers and deep appreciation of your friends across Oklahoma and around the world.

    May God find in all of us willing hands and hearts to support you when things are difficult, comfort you when things are hard, and rejoice at each special moment you have with Gray.

  30. Lesley April 19, 2012 at 8:31 pm #

    I can’t find the words to express how I am feeling? My heart is so heavy for gray and your family. You have showed such great strength and faith in the Lord thru it all.
    Take heart. He is still there and He is still in control.
    Praying..
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HqOkZiOb9u0&feature=youtube_gdata_player

  31. Roger April 19, 2012 at 8:32 pm #

    My heart and prayers go out to you guys. I can’t imagine your pain and sorrow but pray for God peace and the comfort of the Holy Spirit. Our church has been praying from the beginning and we don’t plan on stopping now.

  32. Ashley Pritchett April 19, 2012 at 8:34 pm #

    As I stumbled across this blog tonight and read with bucket tears rolling down my face, I remember the times when Doug and Jill taught my husband and I’s young married Sunday school class “the five love languages”. They are such an amazing God loving family that no matter the outcome of all this heartache, they will rise above this all and god will get them through all these trials and tribulations they have been bestowed upon. With much love and prayer— the Pritchetts

  33. Pastor Doyle & Sharon Long April 19, 2012 at 8:41 pm #

    Dear Doug, Jill, Gray and Seth, Our hearts and prayers go out to each of you and your individual intimate emotions and thoughts. All of our family & our SFA Church Family are holding you up in prayer. I know you don’t understand. . How can a person? We don’t understand but feel the deep compassion from God for the four of you. When we don’t understand, I’m reminded of the consoling scripture from our Heavenly Father, “There is NO Searching of His Understanding!”. He understands our every emotion. . Things that we cannot begin to grasp,that’s when he literally Holds Us!!! Again, we love and keep you in our prayers. If we can assist in any fashion . . We Want To!!!! Pastor Doyle and Sharon Long

  34. maurica gordon April 19, 2012 at 8:52 pm #

    U dont know your family personally but this has really touched me all I could do was cry while reading this I’ve lost family due to cancer. I couldn’t imagine it being my child…I truely feel for you and your. family you all will be in my prayers

  35. Toni Parvin April 19, 2012 at 8:54 pm #

    I love you guys! My heart is heavy for you and no words will suffice. Prayers are being sent up and will continue thru these very trying weeks to come.

  36. Katie Miskel April 19, 2012 at 8:57 pm #

    My love and prayers go out to you and your sweet family. What a beautiful boy – we have all been so fortunate to have even had a glimpse of the sunshine he has brought to the world. Thank you for sharing his story. I will continue to pray for you all in the coming weeks. My heart breaks for you as his mother.

  37. Hope Cuteton April 19, 2012 at 8:59 pm #

    Praying for all of you. I have no words just prayers.

  38. Rebekah April 19, 2012 at 9:05 pm #

    I will keep him and your family in my prayers! God has everything worked out! I love you guys!

  39. Jamie Coley April 19, 2012 at 9:08 pm #

    I am from Louisiana. I have been following your sweet little man and praying for you all. Please know that we will continue to pray for you all to feel Gods arms wrapped around you through this trying time. Thank you for the continuous updates. But most of all, thank you for your continuous praise of God. I am certain that Gray has guided many people to the Lord. God bless you an your beautiful family.

  40. sharon rowan April 19, 2012 at 9:22 pm #

    Ive prayed and followed Graysons story for about a year now, I have called his name many times in prayer and I will continue to do so. wITH tears running down my cheeks I want to leave tis bit of scripture with you:

    He shall cover thee wih his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust, his truth shall be they shield and buckler. Psalm 91;4

  41. Melinda Michener April 19, 2012 at 9:33 pm #

    I have been praying for your family for over a year and just wanted to let you know that we are still lifting you up and pray for God’s presence to fill every place in your heart and will continue to pray that God’s peace will be upon and in Gray.

    Pastor Milt and Melinda Michener
    Alaska

  42. tori April 19, 2012 at 9:52 pm #

    hello, i had the great pleasure of meeting grayson about a year ago when my highschool, Mustang High School, raised money in his name. I only got a minute to speak with grey and you amazingly strong parents but that few moments has forever touched my heart. Grey had a stuffed seal in his grip and when i asked him if he liked them his face just lit up! in that moment i saw no cancer only the smile of a super strong and happy child. my prayers have been with him and your family since and will still be on our journey ahead. all my love, Tori Whitney

  43. Tosha April 19, 2012 at 9:58 pm #

    Praying for you & your family!

  44. Lisa April 19, 2012 at 10:11 pm #

    I was online one night many months ago, looking at Jason Upton’s music and i saw he was having a fundraising concert for Gray,so i hit the link that took me to this site. I wept as i read Gray’s story and those beautiful eyes and smile lit up the page. I made this my homepage that night, so i would remember to pray for Gray daily. I don’t know y’all but i’m sitting weeping as i read this news and i can’t even imagine what y’all are going thru right now. I will continue to pray for Father to strengthen and heal like only He can. If i could take Grays place with this cancer i surely would. ** From the end of the earth I will cry to You, When my heart is overwhelmed; Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.Ps 61:2 (NKJV)**

    • Shari April 20, 2012 at 12:17 am #

      Praying, praying, praying and may you be carried through these days feeling the support of all the prayers.

  45. Terrie Michelle Wenzel April 19, 2012 at 10:32 pm #

    I do not know your family, however having two grown daughters & four grandchildren, I can’t.even imagine what you and your older son l must feel? I am so sorry, for no parent/sibling should.be.forced to endure this kind of pain. I’m praying.for a miracle for Grayson & knowing he is goingbto be fine! I’m also praying for the people staying behind that.will miss him so! Your to be commended on your bravery. Gods arms are wrapped around you and.at every moment your surrounded by a thousand.angels to help you through this journey…………Sincerely, Terrie Michelle Wenzel

  46. Kevin & Kimberly Williams April 19, 2012 at 10:44 pm #

    Praying for Grayson and your family….Thinking of you often…please if you need anything let us know!!!

  47. Tammy April 19, 2012 at 10:45 pm #

    I pray in the name of Jesus for a miracle for Little Gray…I ask you God to please remove all the cancer out of this precious little child, give him a beautiful Life….to be spent here on this earth with His family….Father God please, let all the damage in his body be reversed and begin to heal and flourish with life where death has tried to overtake him….Father you said in your word that Jesus was wounded for our transgressions, and bruised for our iniquities…You said that by the Stripes that Jesus received on His back that healing was ours …I ask now that you heal this precious child, God in your son Jesus name…..hear the cries of your people all over that are calling out for the healing of Grayson…In Jesus name Amen

    • Fran April 20, 2012 at 5:46 pm #

      I am in agreement with you and your beautiful prayer…I know God answers prayer and pray for His Miracle !!!! In Jesus’ name !!! Thank You Father !!!!

  48. Kevin & Kimberly Williams April 19, 2012 at 10:48 pm #

    Praying for Grayson and your family..Thinking of your family often…please, if you need anythingwt us know….Be tough Gray!!!!!!

  49. Rebecca April 20, 2012 at 3:20 am #

    Praying for you and your family and that God will provide the peace only HE can provide to comfort you all in the weeks to come.

  50. Blake April 20, 2012 at 3:29 am #

    Katy and I are praying and crying with you here in Ireland. We love you guys so much.

  51. Donna Emberton April 20, 2012 at 4:05 am #

    Praying for the whole family. My heart and love goes out to you.

  52. Ruth April 20, 2012 at 4:20 am #

    Prayers, hugs and peace to all of you.
    Holding you in my heart.

  53. Roger April 20, 2012 at 4:20 am #

    I am praying for your family.

  54. Brittani April 20, 2012 at 4:59 am #

    Miami 1st has your family and little Grayson in our prayers daily. May His peace that passes all understanding find and surround you

  55. Mark April 20, 2012 at 5:24 am #

    God’s will is perfect but is beyond our understanding. How this can happen to a little boy before he has had a chance to really experience God’s presence in his life is something that man cannot grasp. Gray has not experienced the majesty of God’s grace. He hasn’t had time to grow up and fall short of the glory of Chris, then repent and receive forgiveness. Gray’s Spirt is clean and so beautiful. His only concept of Christ is what he sees in his Mother and Father, you.

    You have been blessed by this Angel, Gray, and millions of us will be blessed in our lives for having heard your story of loss, strength, and faith in God’s will. I can’t imagine how hopeless you must feel not having any control over this senseless disease, yet you stay strong in Gray’s eye, like Christ did for our salvation. My prayers are with your family for more strength and more time, but also for the supernatural, the unexplainable, the healing power of our Lord. God bless you!

  56. Meredith M. April 20, 2012 at 5:25 am #

    Words do not express the sorrow I feel for you all today. As a mother I cannot even begin to imagine the pain of knowing my baby is dying. Your faith inspires me. I have been praying for a gray for at least year since I heard his story. I will continue to pray. I know God sees the bigger picture even though we don’t and I am sure it holds little comfort for you now but maybe in the future we will understand more. But surely our Creator who gave up his son will draw nearer to you than you could ever imagine and carry you through such an indescribably awful time. That is my prayer for your family. I also pray Gray’s pain will be eased. Sending all my love.

  57. Jenny Duncan April 20, 2012 at 5:38 am #

    I am beyond words. I have been following your story for the past year and prayed with and for you.
    My own heart would tell you so many things….praying you all will hear Gods spirit whisper to your breaking hearts and comfort you. Even when there are no words He knows…praying and praying. I am so moved by your continued faith and trusting His plans even when they are so far from our own.
    Love, peace and comfort and so much more.
    May these days ahead be filled with joy and beautiful moments even as they mingle with the tears<3

  58. Tracey April 20, 2012 at 5:41 am #

    As I read this story it broke my heart. I’m so very sorry for everything that ur family has been going through. I pray for peace for all of u. It also came to my attention that even tho u are going through this that u still have ur eyes and heart on God. I just love seeing people that still have faith in him n love him even tho they are going through something as tragic as this. God has a plan for this little angel of urs and for ur family. I’m glad I read this story as it is truly sad and I’m sorry about what ur all going through it also makes me happy n warm knowing that God is great and is doing amazing things. Even tho I don’t know u or ur family I pray for u all and you are on my heart. God Bless.

  59. Tracy April 20, 2012 at 5:52 am #

    Your faith is extremely admirable. When you have time, I hope you can connect with my friend Kari who’s child is in hospice right now too. Her blog is http://www.clarkkiddos.blogspot.com
    She writes just as eloquently as you about her faith in the midst if this unimaginable trial.

  60. Marci and Jaylon Sneed April 20, 2012 at 5:55 am #

    We started praying for lil Gray long bf we had the pleasure of meeting him which was just by chance at Children’s while visiting Stevy.
    What a remarkable little boy and family.
    Our hearts break with the news you received.
    We have been saying prayers for Gray and your family and will continue to. May God give you the strength and peace you seek to endure this heart breaking journey.

  61. Cheryl Fowler April 20, 2012 at 6:01 am #

    I’m a new member to Enid First Assembly. My husband and I immediately signed up to work with the youth group which is where I first heard about Gray. Pastor Jason told the youth group about Gray so we could pray for him. Wednesday night Jason updated us on the latest news. This is the first time I’ve read your blog and am very sorry this is happening to you all. I may not have ever met Gray or his family but I will forever remember his story. Any time I might get upset for my kids doing something undesirable (they are 2 and 3 now) I will think twice and be thankful they are here. I will learn from your story to live my life as thankful as I can. My heart breaks for you all. I’m praying for you every day.

  62. Mary White April 20, 2012 at 6:08 am #

    No human words can comfort you, but God has all the answers and will give you all the peace and comfort to sustain you. I will pray for all of you.

    M.White

  63. Leslie April 20, 2012 at 6:10 am #

    You are in my prayers, little man!
    1 Peter 5:10

    May you all find comfort in Him!

  64. Jeannee Nichol April 20, 2012 at 6:29 am #

    As I read this to Laura, we cried for what your family is going through, and what Gray is suffering. Our continued prayers for your family. For Doug and Jill, as parents, suffering with their precious child; for Seth for the confusion and hurt as he watches his baby brother suffer and his parents cry, and for Gray. We pray that God works a mirical and that Gray does not suffer any pain in these days. I know God can still heal Gray, but if His will is for Gray to find complete healing in Heaven, then I pray he suffers little pain in his time left with you. We love you all!

  65. Roy Garton April 20, 2012 at 6:41 am #

    I fell asleep last night holding my 3-year-old with tears draining down my cheeks for Gray and your family. As you walk this final chapter, Gray will remain in my prayers, as will Seth and you. And though no amount of future undersanding will ever make it worth what Gray has gone through, I pray God finds you when you no longer have the strength to look for him …

  66. Sandy S. April 20, 2012 at 6:44 am #

    May God comfort your family and give you all peace as only He can.

  67. Allen Stark April 20, 2012 at 6:53 am #

    Gray’s story captured my thoughts and emotions this morning as I began reading. Since I am an author the first paragraph hooked me and I couldn’t stop reading. Having gone through my wife’s treatment for breast cancer I can relate to much of what Gray’s family has had to deal with. My prayers are with you, especially Gray. The current story I am working on deals partially with the treatment of young cancer patients at Childrens National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

  68. Heather Fowler April 20, 2012 at 6:55 am #

    I am so very very sad. I pray that you have many good moments with your precious boy, and he is healed into heaven peacefully. I pray for Seth and his young, breaking heart. may you feel the Father’ loving hands around you even now.

  69. Pat Frost April 20, 2012 at 6:56 am #

    Dear Lord, please wrap Your arms of love and comfort around Gray and his family. Please hold them so close to Your heart and send much comfort and peace to them at this very difficult time. Thank You that soon little Gray will be sitting on your lap and running and playing in Heaven with no more cancer or pain. In Jesus’s Name, Amen.

  70. Megan McWilliams April 20, 2012 at 7:07 am #

    Been praying and will continue!
    Praying for comfort, peace and understand!

  71. Erika Carver April 20, 2012 at 7:09 am #

    Praying for peace that passes ALL understanding and that God will carry you through this. From New Beginnings Assembly of God in Catoosa

  72. angela britton April 20, 2012 at 7:27 am #

    your family has touched my heart since u were childrens pastors.. i have waited on ur fsmily many times at bww and everytime u leave i tell everyone of my co workers about ur family. i pray god gives u the strength u need and answers all ur prayers for god gave you gray and he has a reason for everything. God knows the future and his plans a better than our plans or any doctors plans. i love you all and i am praying and telling everyone to send prayers ur way bc our God is bigger than anything:)

  73. The Teague Family April 20, 2012 at 7:31 am #

    Our prayers are with you.

  74. Christina Robbins April 20, 2012 at 7:35 am #

    YOU HAVE SO MANY PEOPLE PRAYING FOR YOUR FAMILY, AND FOR GRAY!!!!!

  75. Andrea D April 20, 2012 at 7:36 am #

    Hello,

    You don’t know me, but I work for the NJ District Council and DYD Fabian has asked us to pray. I just wanted to let you know that NJ is praying.

  76. Cecyle April 20, 2012 at 7:39 am #

    I have been praying for Grayson ever since my friend in Ponca City told me about him. My heart is so heavy and my eyes are overflowing with tears. It’s been hard to read of Grayson’s journey since I have 4 grandbabies between 1-3 and can’t even imagine except for Christ comfort and strength how Grayson and your family have gone through this. In Charles Spurgeon’s devotional “Morning by Morning”, just this morning I read….The distance between glorified spirits in heaven and blessed saints on earth seems great; but it isn’t. We’re not far from home-a moment will take us there.”Absent from the body present with the Lord”. Your ship departed but it’s already at its haven. When the eyes close on earth they open in heaven…. God of heaven, hold them all so close to you, closer than ever before.

  77. Ryan April 20, 2012 at 7:44 am #

    praying for you guys.

  78. Susan Blossom April 20, 2012 at 7:50 am #

    May God’s peace and comfort flood your minds and hearts and carry you through the very difficult hours you have ahead of you. May it comfort you greatly knowing your little boy is soon to be totally healed and never to experience pain or heartache again – EVER!!!! I can hardly imagine the pain and sorrow you as a family are experiencing. It makes my problems pale in comparison. May God wrap His blanket of comfort around you.

  79. RJ Tate April 20, 2012 at 8:01 am #

    I have no words that can be of help to your family. I have a 2 year old son and the pictures of your beautiful boy just brought many tears to my eyes. All I can think to do is call out His name on your family’s behalf: Jesus, Jesus, Jesus…

  80. Tami Lantz April 20, 2012 at 8:04 am #

    We have followed your painful journey and weep at this news. Praying for your family. We love you and know that God’s arms are wrapped around each of you.

  81. Brent Logsdon April 20, 2012 at 8:10 am #

    Love, love, love you Everaards!

  82. Hollie April 20, 2012 at 8:32 am #

    Having recently been through an end of life struggle, let me encourage you to keep your primary doctor’s number handy. You can’t have two many doctors that you trust on hand. Don’t be afraid to ask continued questions. Keep asking how new treatments/drugs/ medicines are helping. What are these designed to do? What else can be done? (even if it’s not “covered ” by the service. Google a product called thicken. Do puzzles. Play music. Get extra help around the house, even if you have to pay for it. Give him anything he wants to eat, whenever. No rules anymore!!

  83. Justin Wright April 20, 2012 at 8:36 am #

    My continued prayers are with you. May God give you continued peace in this time of unspeakable crisis.

    Justin Wright
    Evangel Community Church A/G
    Snellville, GA

  84. Sandi April 20, 2012 at 9:03 am #

    I have no words to tell you how much I will be thinking of you and your family. Little Gray is a strong boy, and he will always be with you.

  85. Samantha B April 20, 2012 at 9:18 am #

    My heart breaks with and for you guys! It is so hard to understand how God could allow this…and we may never know. All I do know is the truth that I have learned of our God to be…and through this writing I see that he has not walked away from you guys. He is fully involved and I can feel his heart breaking with you. No mother or father should ever have to experience this, and no child should ever have to go through this. But I trust my God! And I believe fully in healing…and it may not come in physical healing for little Gray, but it will come in many other forms. The peace that surpasses all understanding…that is our God. I will be praying for you and your family…and for your precious and beautiful little boy!

  86. Jen sheets April 20, 2012 at 9:26 am #

    I will be praying for ur family and that God will comfort u in this tough time. you are all my prayers. Jen

  87. Leah Hocker April 20, 2012 at 9:39 am #

    This is so heart breaking. I sat and cried as I held my daughter who is just a couple weeks younger than Gray. I pray you have many precious memories with the time you have left with your precious little boy. I pray peace and comfort in this hard time.

  88. Matt and Cheryl Pool April 20, 2012 at 9:49 am #

    Cheryl and our whole family are holding guys up in prayer! Praying for peace strength and mercy! We love y’all Matt and Cheryl Pool and family

  89. Becky April 20, 2012 at 9:51 am #

    We are praying and praying and praying for you all right now. Let us know what you need and we are there in a second. We love you.

    The Davis Family

  90. Cara Wiedel April 20, 2012 at 9:57 am #

    This news is so sad and so tragic. But our God is a God of miracles. I pray that God sends a miracle to Grayson. Lord I ask for everlasting peace for this family. I ask that you wrap your arms around them and around Grayson. I ask that you heal Grayson in Jesus holy and mighty name. I am praying so hard for you and your family. Do not give up. Always sending love and prayers your way! remember with God all things are possible. I am praying for your angel Grayson.

  91. lesia mashaney April 20, 2012 at 10:00 am #

    we are praying for your family our hearts are sadden, we know god has a plan he is our comforter we are standing and praying cant hold the tears wow,god thank you for this precous family, we will continue to hold up your family in prayer ,and also your other son Gray, we are praying blessings your way

  92. Donna Clouse April 20, 2012 at 10:24 am #

    My heart breaks for what you as a family are going through. Hold on to the happy times and all the beautiful memories. God will see you through even at the darkest moments. HE will never leave nor forsake you. You will be in my daily prayers.May God Bless and Keep each of you

  93. Bailey April 20, 2012 at 10:26 am #

    I was at girls retreat this year and when you started talking about how your son wasn’t very old and that he had cancer I knew who you were talking about. I don’t know about other people but I think it is great that you have the courage to go in front of big crowds and talk to people about how Grayson has cancer.

    Love you and praying for Grayson and your family.

  94. Bonnie Hoyle April 20, 2012 at 10:38 am #

    I think that you guys are amazing parents being able to put his needs above what you want so badly. I know you want to do everything possible to fight to keep your baby here but you also understand that he needs his suffering to end. Love him, kiss him and hold him every single day you have together. When his time here is over, know that Jesus will do the same for him. He is a beautiful child. God bless you and your entire family. My prayers are with all of you.

  95. Linda April 20, 2012 at 10:59 am #

    I share in your overwhelming sadness and grief. I will earnestly pray for you and your family. My granddaughter was diagnosed with a brain tumor on her first birthday and has gone through so much, so I do have some idea of the emotional roller coaster you are living. I pray for all of you during this time, God will see you all through this. Your son is an inspiration and has touched many lives on his short journey here on earth. God bless and keep all of you in his never ending arms of Love and strength.

  96. Andrea LoSchiavo April 20, 2012 at 11:06 am #

    Praying for Gray and your family! In the last seven days, God proved to our family that He was still in the MIRACLE business, when He delivered my 23 yr old cousin from the grips of death from an accidental overdose of prescription drugs. So, I KNOW that ALL things are possible according to His will!! Trusting God that His will be accomplished and that you guys are bathed in His peace!
    God Bless!
    Andrea LoSchiavo
    Waldorf, MD
    (Becky Cox’s sister)

  97. Katie nair April 20, 2012 at 11:08 am #

    I absolutely HATE with very thing in me to hear this terrible news. Please please know that my prayers are with you and your family! We love you!

  98. Amy G. April 20, 2012 at 11:21 am #

    You have a strong base of people at SAGU, lifting your family up to God. We were privileged to meet Gray and you all last semeter when you came to our chapel, and many students mention him during our daily prayer request time. Even though we can’t physically be there with you all, we are thinking of you all.

  99. Denise April 20, 2012 at 11:24 am #

    May you find strength and comfort as you go through this painful journey. May God give your family grace and mercy. Praying for you all.

  100. Melinda Ellis April 20, 2012 at 11:26 am #

    I don’t even know what to say other than I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. My heart aches for you. As a mother I can’t imagine what you must be going through right now.

  101. Cindy Bennett April 20, 2012 at 11:32 am #

    As I read the update, I can not tell you the emotions that I felt. You have been a source of growth for me. God has used you and Gray to make me dig deeper. Please know that many prayers and fasting have been sent to the Father for you. I wish that I had great wisdom and could speak a great word for you. I can tell you that we have a HOPE that this world can’t offer. I have cried rivers of tears because you have touched me so. As my years in this world begin to mount and I am probably on the downhill side, I choose the One True God to walk with me and sometimes carry me. I have walked without Him but life is much easier and sweeter with Him. I thank God for you and the walk that you have so graciously shared with us. I am very tenatious and at times bullheaded, I am told. With that being said, I do not give up and I will pray ang fast until. “I don’t know about tomorrow, I just live from day to day. I don’t borrow from it’s sunshine for the skies may turn to gray. I don’t worry oe’r the future for I know what my Jesus said and today I walk beside him for He knows what is ahead. Many things about tomorrow I don’t seem to understand but I know who holds tomorrow and I know who holds my hand”. He has always been my anchor even when I wasn’t following Him and it always holds. God’s peace, may it hold you and sweep over you carrying you wherever God takes you. “I will both lie down in peace, and sleep; for You alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety”. Psalm 4:8

  102. Blake April 20, 2012 at 11:57 am #

    My heart broke as I read this in my last hour of school. I had to try very hard not to cry in school. My heart and prayers go out to your family.

  103. Savannah April 20, 2012 at 12:08 pm #

    I first met you and your family at youth camp a few years back..thats when i first found out about grayson..i was shocked because i saw him playing and just having fun with you guys..it was like how could such a sweet boy be so sick..ever since i have been praying so when i came across this on face book i was so shocked and upset i cryed..i dont know you but i feel like i do…i am still praying for you all…i know words dont really help the pain you all are going through..Remember God has a reason for everything and he loves you so much.

  104. Gabi buxton April 20, 2012 at 12:12 pm #

    Hi, my name is gabi and I’m 20 years old. I can’t express to you how very sorry I am for you and your family. I read your story a little while ago and when I was done I felt very convicted to pray and read the bible, so I did. In the middle of reading God told me to read Isaiah 41:10. As soon as I was finished I felt like I should share it with you. So I hope it helps.
    Isaiah 41:10
    ” don’t panic. I’m with you. There’s no need to fear for I am your God. I’ll give you strength. I’ll help you. I’ll keep u steady, and keep a firm grip on you.”

  105. Rebecca Manney April 20, 2012 at 12:25 pm #

    This blog post was sent to me by a former client, who knows that I often do free sessions for people with special circumstances. My heart literally broke as I read this post. I respond with tears streaming down my face. I can’t even begin to imagine the pain you are experiencing. If you and your family have any interest, I would love to do a session for you to help preserve these final moments forever. It would be 100% free of charge. If you might be interested, please feel free to contact me via email or my website.

    My prayers are with you and your family.

  106. Britt April 20, 2012 at 12:45 pm #

    Prayers from Keota AOG!! I shall not die but live and declare the works of the Lord!!

  107. Trisha Adair April 20, 2012 at 1:20 pm #

    Although I’ve never met you personally…I’ve followed gray for quite sometime. All I know to say is that I’m truly sorry for the devastating news you guys have heard this past week. I pray for your family each and everyday and will never forgot the kindness and e-mail you sent when our daughter Molly was also diagnosed with stage IV NB. I will pray for healing for Gray either on earth ( I do believe in miracles!!) or in heaven. Love to you all!

    The Adairs
    John, trisha, Matthew, Jack and Molly

  108. Kim April 20, 2012 at 1:27 pm #

    I can’t imagine what any of you have gone through including Grayson. I pray for him and all of you that God’s peace will surround you.

  109. Natalie April 20, 2012 at 1:56 pm #

    I have been aware of Grayson’s battle for a long while now as my family and I are members of The Bridge AOG in Mustang. How devastating this journey has been for all of you, but as you are aware there are many people that are and have been praying diligently for comfort and peace. I have a 9 yr old son who knows the story of Grayson and every night one of the requests of our God is to heal Grayson and keep Seth strong. We will continue to pray in all circimstances. Blessings to everyone.

  110. Patricia April 20, 2012 at 2:37 pm #

    I am praying for your family, and that you will feel God’s love now.

  111. Lisa April 20, 2012 at 3:29 pm #

    Doug and Jill I know that you probably won’t remember me, but I knew you back when you were still dating. Even then I remember being awestruck that the two had such strong, childlike faith. I believe God knew the parents Grayson needed to have. Please know that I am praying for Gray and for you and his big brother Seth. Only God can see you through these very sad and heart breaking days.
    Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. (Proverbs 3:5 ESV)

  112. Anita & Wade Readnour April 20, 2012 at 4:34 pm #

    I cannot express the sadness I feel in my heart for little Gray and his family. God bless his precious little soul, he has the brightest sweetest smile, praying that God eases Grays pain and lets him be a little boy to run and play like all little boys do.
    Praying that God gives you peace and comfort.

  113. Alberta and Rhonda Lucas April 20, 2012 at 4:55 pm #

    Dear Doug and Jill, I read about Grayson from a post that your friend Tami Lantz had posted today. I just wanted to let you know that I do know what you are going through and my heart is heavy for all of you. My grandson, Anthony, was almost 3 when he was diagnosed with stage 4 NB in 1997. I had just lost my husband to colon cancer 3 weeks prior to Anthony being diagnosed. After seeing my husband fight the battle for 5 years I was in no phyical or mental condition to start this all over again. I still had a 14 year old son to raise and a life without a spouse to deal with. Despite all of this I can tell you that only God can give you the strength and understanding to go through such a heartache as this. My grandson touched so many lives during his ordeal and people still to this day talk about him. I am sure that you have put your faith in the Lord for healing of your son…so did we but that did not happen here on this earth for us to see but I never lost my faith in the Lord…if anything it has strengthened my relationship with Jesus Christ since then. I could have NEVER made it without the Lord. Continue to look to him for all your strength and he will comfort you. Whether God chooses to heal him or take him home he will always be special in the eyes of many. My prayers are with you for days and years to come. Grayson is special in the eyes of the Lord. God bless you all, Albert and Rhonda

  114. Angela Firey April 20, 2012 at 5:18 pm #

    Im 12blond but i have a heavy heart for grayson. Last Wednesday at cathedrial of praise we all prayed really hard.

  115. Tabitha huffman April 20, 2012 at 5:38 pm #

    Praying for you guys gray and the rest of the family! God can do a complete miracle that is what me and my family will be praying for! We love you

  116. Krista & Aaron Bruton April 20, 2012 at 6:28 pm #

    We LOVE you & are praying!

  117. Teresa April 20, 2012 at 6:33 pm #

    Continuing prayers, words are just not accurate.

  118. Mitch kurinzi April 20, 2012 at 7:05 pm #

    Lord i know i cant always understand why terrible things happen. Please give gray and his family comfort if you will is to take this child i know your awesome power and your dominion over everything youve created can spare him i ask that you spare this child and extend your healing touch to gray. Make this cancer leave this child and allow him to live a long joyous life. I ask that you touch him so that he may know your mercy and live a blessed life serving you.

  119. Deanna Shrodes April 20, 2012 at 7:53 pm #

    We are still praying here at Celebration Church, Tampa, FL. Much love to your family

  120. michael April 20, 2012 at 7:57 pm #

    Wow is all i can say, my heart can not even began to feel what you feel, BUt i do know that the Lord see and feels the very depths of your souls, I just Pray that God will Give you the peace to walk through this fire…I pray that not a stinch of smoke would be smelt of you, but the 4th Man is walking with you, Looks like the SOn of Man,,,,….humble and very heartbroken for you…I pray for Seth that the Grace of God will be shown to him in such a special way..God bless and love ya

  121. Michelle April 20, 2012 at 8:25 pm #

    Comfort and peace to your family! Grayson is continually being lifted before the throne! My prayer is for Unimaginable peace and comfort through the days ahead!

  122. Iris Brown April 20, 2012 at 8:51 pm #

    ((((Hugs)))) and prayers are wrapped all around you. May God’s love, mercy, peace and blessings carry you as you have never been carried before. Jesus loves the Little Children

  123. Crystal Cohea April 21, 2012 at 5:20 am #

    Wow. My heart breaks for you all, I can not imagine. However, you have also just so inspired me by your strength and faith. I will be praying for your whole family!

  124. Mitchell Hester April 21, 2012 at 5:40 am #

    Thank you so much for sharing with the world. As I read your last three sentences, I am so glad that God has given you a special peace in these circumstances. May He continue to bless you and keep you. May He continue to give you the courage to climb that mountain everyday. We should all remember James 4:14.

  125. Sherry Yow April 21, 2012 at 3:06 pm #

    Praying for all that know & love Gray

  126. GiGi April 21, 2012 at 3:41 pm #

    No words will ever be enough nor do we understand. Am praying for all of your family.

  127. Pattie April 21, 2012 at 9:11 pm #

    Praying for you

  128. Dave Pedde April 22, 2012 at 3:31 am #

    Heartbroken. Praying right now.

  129. Lauren Whitson April 22, 2012 at 11:25 am #

    It’s amazing the difference a child can make on so many people. Reading your story today has reminded me of all the things we/I take for granted. My prayers are with you. God is in control.

  130. Daniel Fields April 22, 2012 at 11:45 am #

    My pastor had a sermon all written out for this morning’s service, but when she read this blog as referenced on my Facebook, she scrapped it and started over. She was planning on preaching on the “Shalom” peace that Jesus offered His disciples after his resurrection, as found at the end of Luke. She decided that your words, as expressed here were a much better description of the peace of God. As she read this log to the congregation as part of her sermon, everyone in the congregation joined in your sorrow and were called to join with you in prayer. Love, peace, and blessings, my friends

  131. Janay Roberts April 22, 2012 at 2:40 pm #

    My heart is breaking and I am praying. I do not understand and probably never will why things like this have to happen! Tell Gray that we love him and we are praying. We are praying for strength and com fort through this time!

  132. Pat and Jeani Powell April 22, 2012 at 5:02 pm #

    Dear Doug and Jill,
    We are friends of Ralph and Joan from Yukon First Methodist and we have known about little Gray and his fight for nearly two years. It has been so evident the love they have for Gray and for Seth and both of you. We have always eagerly looked forward to the latest “progress report” and how their eyes lit up every time they had good news to report. Like others who have commented, we send you this message with tear steaked faces struggling to understand why this happens to little children and to such loving families. I know that God has a plan and it is greater than we can understand. I think the verse you have cited on the main page in Revelation 21:4 is where we place our hope and our comfort and in the hands of our Lord Jesus Christ. We will certainly continue our “daily” prayers for Gray, for his brother Seth and for the two of you.

  133. Rhonda Gonzalez April 22, 2012 at 8:03 pm #

    I’m so very sorry and heartbroken for you and your family. My prayers are with you and your sweet Gray.

  134. Molly Morton April 22, 2012 at 8:24 pm #

    Hi Doug,
    I am continually praying for you, your wife, Seth, and little Grayson. You have an amazing family and your faith and trust in God has taught me so much. Love you all so much and believing for a healing from our Father. I know God has Grayson in his hand and is covering him in his love. Bless you all

  135. Brandy L. April 22, 2012 at 10:18 pm #

    I can’t go sleep tonight because my heart is so heavy for your family.
    Though you don’t know me at all… I wanted to say that I consider it a real honor to stay up through the night to hold you up in prayer.
    In his book “Intercessory Prayer” -Dutch Sheets describes intercession as staking ourselves to someone… To come alongside them and bear them up …allowing our strength to become theirs… And that is what I feel in my heart for you.
    I promise to stake myself to your family in prayer to help you stand in this very hard time.
    Your faith in Jesus, your willingness to share your difficulties, struggles, and pain, and your transparency through this journey you have been on… Is winning souls to God!
    Grayson has made such an impact in the short 4 years of his sweet life for Jesus than many people will do in a lifetime ….,
    It’s beautiful to watch God’s amazing love for people.
    Sometimes life’s circumstances can harden and callous people’s hearts to God… However the testimony of a beautiful little boy’s life … Gray’s life … May soften even the hardest of hearts!!
    Only Jesus knows….

  136. Melanie Yetter April 23, 2012 at 12:21 pm #

    We pray for your family. We have shared your story for more prayer. We are inspired by your faith. We cry with you and pray for peace.

  137. jeff poel April 23, 2012 at 6:21 pm #

    Me and my daughter Eryn prayed for Gray. I believe in the healing power of God. I believe Jesus already paid for Graysons healing with the stripes on His back and I believe that laughter causes the joy of the Lord to be so overwhelming that it has healing power. I know you don’t feel like laughing but ask God for joy and begin to laugh as a family and see what He can do. Can’t wait to read the testimony..God Bless and Peace be upon your house…

  138. Christie Jarnagin April 23, 2012 at 7:29 pm #

    My heart aches for your family!! We continue to pray for Gray and your entire family!! I may not know you personally, but it’s clear to see you are amazing parents.

  139. Whitney April 23, 2012 at 8:06 pm #

    I know that we do not know each other, but I somehow stumbled upon this blog about a year ago and for some reason, may it partly be because I live in Oklahoma too, God laid it on my heart to keep up with it and pray for Gray and your family. I have done so countless times. My heart breaks for you guys and I cannot begin to image the what you are going through. I am still praying for you all and will continue. Your faith and love for God through it all has been extremely inspiring. I pray that God holds Gray and your family in His arms through this trying time.

  140. Kristi Northup April 24, 2012 at 6:05 am #

    Been praying without ceasing for each member of your family since I heard the news last week from an OK friend. No words, only tears.

  141. Lynsie April 26, 2012 at 7:03 pm #

    I stumbled upon Gray’s story after someone DM’d me to pray for him! I finally got to read through the whole thin tonight… Fighting back my own tears I could only imagine the tears your family has shed for sweet Gray. Though I see a lot of responses for God helping you through the next few weeks I want to bring hope and light to the situation in saying I believe in healing over Gray’s body 100% in JESUS name!!God is our Healer! God is our great physician and right now I want to pray that healing over Gray and I rebuke this cancer in the name of JESUS! We may not know why these things have to happen but our trust is fully on You! To Gray, Gray’s parents, brother, and family God hasn’t left or forsaken you! He is right there holding all of you!! God Bless You all! I will continue to pray for God to bring you that miracle!! <3

  142. Kelli April 26, 2012 at 8:50 pm #

    I have cried every day for sweet Gray and all of you. This precious child has touched so many lives, mine included. I’ll never forget holding him as a baby as his proud grandpa Ralph brought him in to meet us! I’ll never forget playing peek a boo as he flirted with me behind that pacifier! My heart aches and feels heavy because no parent should have to face this. I have prayed every day from the beginning of this long journey for you all and my prayers will continue to come.

  143. Travis April 28, 2012 at 7:58 pm #

    Doug, your family are in my prayers.

  144. Devin Green April 29, 2012 at 8:55 am #

    I’m in 6th grade. I go to The Bridge. I pray for your family and hold back tears every night. I go to a Christian school, and my class prays for your family daily. This incident has given my Christian life new meaning and has given my faith a strong hold to God. God has wrapped your family in love during this time, and I pray the time will be over soon. People always say that a hero is maybe a superhero, who flies in the air and saves people, or a firefighter, or a police officer, but Grayson, youre my eternal hero! I’ll continue to keep you in my prayers.
    With Love And Hope,
    Devin

  145. Devyn April 29, 2012 at 8:57 am #

    My name is Devyn and I attend Mustang the Bridge. I think of Grayson constantly and the struggles he faces though he stays string and never gives up. God has done miracles in your family with Grayson if you just keeping praying and staying faithful to God he will never let you down. Whatever God decides to do just know he did it for a reason. God loves your family so much, just stay faithful to him.
    With love and hope,
    Devyn

  146. Christie Jarnagin April 29, 2012 at 11:11 am #

    Gray and your whole family is on my heart constantly! I pray for your strength and encouragement. I pray for a miracle. I pray for peace and assurance. I pray Gray is comfortable. And most of the time… I just pray in the Spirit!

  147. Katie & Zack Robinson April 30, 2012 at 8:06 pm #

    Doug and Jill,

    We are praying for your family right now. Your little Gray has made such an impact on us. Our entire lifegroup is praying too – for Seth also. Like you, we’re still praying for a miracle, but also for your family to have a God-filled peace.

    Make-A-Wish will be thinking of you too!

    Love,
    Katie & Zack

  148. Bonnie Fielder May 1, 2012 at 2:30 pm #

    I am a close friend of Seth’s and although I don’t know what it’s like to have a sibling with cancer, but I do know what it’s like to have a family member have cancer. I know how hard it is for your family to have to except that your baby has only has a few weeks left, but you must realize that when Grayson’s time comes here on Earth, it is because God has a higher purpose him in heaven. No matter what happens I will always pray for Gray as well as the rest of your family.

  149. Jordan May 8, 2012 at 3:49 pm #

    I pray every night for Grayson!! I have been praying since I first figured out he had cancer!! I pray that God blesses your family with a awesome miracle!!

  150. Jamie thomas May 10, 2012 at 8:59 pm #

    My husband and I are praying for your entire family, may gods peace and comfort be with you. I am sorry this is happening, gray is a special little guy and you are all a special family.

  151. Veronica Guilliod May 14, 2012 at 8:23 am #

    I am so sorry for you loss. Your family is in my prayers. I can’t even begin to imagine what your family is going through but God is with you. I know Gray’s smile and laugh will be missed but he is always in your hearts and he is with the Lord, laughing and smiling all the time. :) You are in our prayers.

  152. Liz Parks May 14, 2012 at 3:34 pm #

    May the sweet memories of your precious child bring you comfort in your time of sorrow. :)

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