Payton is a beautiful 11 yr old girl with a 7 yr old sister. Her family is preparing to say goodbye to this amazing child as she goes to spend Christmas with Our Heavenly Father. She has fought metastatic ewings sarcoma for just over a year now and it won’t be long. Here is a link to her website: caringbridge.org/visit/paytoncram
Below is the last entry in her journal written by her father Jeff.
It has been a long 24hrs+ - Traci & I are also growing weary. I can’t help but think about Mark Schultz’s song (I have changed the words from “He to She”)
I’m down on my knees again tonight
I’m hoping this prayer will turn out right
See there is a girl that needs Your help
I’ve done all that I can do myself
Her mother is tired
I’m sure You can understand
Each night as she sleeps
She goes in to hold her hand
And she tries not to cry
As the tears fill her eyes
Can You hear me?
Am I getting through tonight?
Can You see her?
Can You make her feel all right?
If You can hear me
Let me take her place somehow
See, she’s not just anyone
She’s my one
Sometimes late at night I watch her sleep
I dream of the girl she’d like to be
I try to be strong and see her through
But God who she needs right now is You
Let her grow old
Live life without this fear
What would I be
Living without her here
She’s so tired and she’s scared
Let her know that You’re there
Isaiah 43:2-3 When you pass through the waters, I will be with you: when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you.
God knows what is best - Nothing comes our way that has not first passed through the filter of Gods love. Payton is pretty close to going home to be with her Heavenly Father - we had an awesome talk about Heaven and dying - she had me go and wake up Paige so she could kiss her and tell her she loves her - it was a very special time for the 4 of us. Payton also told Traci and I " I don’t want you to cry" - she’s so strong. Please pray for strength, courage and peace. We BELIEVE she will be made whole soon. Thank you for all your prayers and support.