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The Empty Backpack

It’s the empty backpack that sits there by the door the night before school.

It’s the backpack that won’t be filled with anything because they won’t need it in Heaven.

It's what that backpack symbolizes.

Whether your child should be going to daycare, starting Pre-K, or a senior in HS, that backpack is not going anywhere. It’s a constant reminder of what we don’t have, what we won’t get to do, and what we don’t get to see.

Please pray for those who aren’t filling a backpack this year for their child who is in Heaven.

Please pray for me and my family who won't get to walk Sadie into Cavalier Kids. Please pray for me that for the next two years, when I see Cavalier Kids at school, my heart doesn’t break more.

Please pray for God’s peace each day… for me and the parents who feel like they’re missing out on so much.

Please pray that when parents see school kids around the age of their child in Heaven, they don’t fall into a million pieces.

Please pray for their hearts as they see all the “Meet the Teacher” & “1st Day of School" pictures.

I see two handsome boys, and a sister standing next to them... It's hard.

The empty backpack is not just a physical thing. It’s a reminder of all we’re missing out on. Everything that we have no control over.