April 7, 2008

99 Balloons

http://www.ignitermedia.com/products/iv/singles/570/99-Balloons

A friend of mine sent this link to me in an email. And it touched me so much. It is about Matt and Ginny Mooney. There son was born with a disease and he lived for 99 days. I know it sounds crazy to be so emotional about a family I don't even know but I found their blog (mattandginny.blogspot.com) and was looking at it from before their son, Eliot, was even born. And I cried and cried. Especially reading the posts from October of 2006, the month that Eliot passed away. I can't imagine how it would be to lose a child. I am so grateful and happy that I have a healthy little guy that I can see everyday. And I pray that the baby on the way will also be healthy. I hope their story touches you like it did me!

3 comments:

Giron Fam said...

This was so so sweet. Bawled my eyes out too! What a sweet little boy. Can you imagine??? Thanks for sharing Nat.

The Butterfield's said...

Thanks for sharing such a beautiful story. What a sweet little boy Eliot is. I cried it was such a touching story, I can't even imagine only being with Zeke for 99 days.

Tomm and Whit said...

Nat this story touched me so much! What a sacrifice! It makes me appreciate things SO much more than I usually do! What a loving family!

BTW have you heard that sweet song, Streets of heaven by Sherrie Austin? I love it and I'll send it to you.