Through Tears of Sadness….

I write this update with a very heavy heart. Gabrielle had 2 seizures over the weekend. The first we were not sure about and the second seizure confirmed our suspicions. They were both very short and Gabby did not lose consciousness. Please cover our family in prayer. Pray that God comforts us and gives us all the strength we need. It is so difficult when we are reminded that we don’t know what tomorrow holds.

Please pray for the Austin family as well. Our very dear friend Lisa will be having a CT of the brain done today to check for cancer. I’m praying that Jesus is there with them holding their hands and comforting them with His amazing love. I pray that God carries them through this valley and that they will be rejoicing on the other side.

As the song by Mark Shultz reminds me this morning “God never said this life would be easy but He does promise to see us through the storm.”

I am comforted knowing God is still with us even in these valleys and we need not be afraid.

Psalm 23

The LORD is my shepherd,
I shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside quiet waters.
He restores my soul;
He guides me in the paths of righteousness
For His name’s sake.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I fear no evil, for You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
You have anointed my head with oil;
My cup overflows.
Surely goodness and lovingkindness will follow me all the days of my life,
And I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.


  1. I am sad to read this post and can not begin to imagine what is must be like for you guys! Faith is a wondrous thing and I am glad you are so full of it! My thoughts are with you!

  2. Be assured of our thoughts and prayers. This news is very surprising. Praying God’s wisdom and strength for whatever the future holds for the O’Melia family. ~ Love the Talbotts

  3. There is a wonderful version of Psalm 23 set to music by Michael Olson, which can be purchased on iTunes. If you think it would be comforting to you to have that song to listen to, I would be happy to send it to you as a gift. I prayed for your little girl before her miracle and will continue to pray for your family.

  4. Cindy & Mark Francis says:

    You know we love you all and esp. Gabrielle. We will keep praying. She is a miracle and always will be. God knows best and thankfully, He is in control!

  5. Hello,

    Our family prayed for Gabby before, and we’ll lift her and all of you up again in prayer. May the Lord grant you peace in this storm.

    With love,
    Greg, Stacey, Emily, Caleb, & Julia Johnson

  6. Dear Kelly! I am writing this with a heavy heart. I am sorry to hear about Gabby. I hope and pray that this will pass and she will be a normal little girl. Sometimes I wish I could say something to any one and it would make a differents, but I am a loss of words and I have to let God do the work. I am praying and thinking of you all and sending hugs

  7. Hi Kelly and Duff,

    We’re praying for you out here. I wish we were there with you! We love you and God is with you! You’re going to get through this.


  8. I came upon this blog through my dashboard and I wanted to say that my prayers are with you. God is closest to us through our suffering. God Bless you.

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