I don’t often pray; I find it hypocritical when I haven’t made my mind up as to whether there is a God or not. I was raised Catholic, Baptised and Confirmed but have questioned the Almighty’s existence for quite a few years now. I want to believe; the question of why we are here, why we were put on this Earth if nothing more than poetic coincidence often keeps me awake at night.
Today I felt compelled to say a little prayer however. A prayer for toddler Alfie Evans. I may not have made my mind up yet as to whether there is a God or Higher Being but I do believe in miracles. There are too many things, day to day that cannot be explained.
I cant even imagine what the parents of Alfie are going through. All I have seen from the press and media outlets is the love they have for their child. In a world where there is so much abhorrer, these parents, in my opinion are only doing what they believe is in the best interests of their boy.
Its a sad world we live in where parental rights are removed from parents who are fighting for their child to live. I’m no Doctor, I don’t claim to know the detail of why medical professionals have deemed it necessary to stop life support of this child. I have read that the boys condition is undiagnosed. If that’s the case I don’t understand how a Judge can deny these parents the opportunity to keep trying. As a parent all I know is that I would be fighting with all my heart to do what I thought was best.
I understand that Alfie’s Father has issued a statement for supporters to stand down so they can try and negotiate with the hospital where their son is being held in order to try and bring him home. Clearly this is something I respect and with an open heart, I pray for a miracle.