Thursday, February 12, 2009

From The Gray Family

Well it's been a little over a week now and we miss Josie so much. Every day is really tough on us not having her here. We have been stopped everywhere we go and people are telling us things like how Josie inspired them. They also tell us stories about how their children have been inspired by Josie. 2 ballfields where Josie played softball want to dedicate things for Josie and churches are wanting to do special things in remembrance of her as well. I know people people are still praying for our family and we are very grateful. Life has not been the same without her. We can't wait until the day that we see her again! It has been so windy lately. I tell Heather thats Josie breathing down on us telling us she is fine.

Saturday, February 7, 2009


This is a picture of the flowers that was on Josie's casket. It is 65 roses. For those who may not know 65 roses represents Cystic Fibrosis. Many kids cannot say cystic fibrosis and it sounds like 65 roses when they try to say it. We thought it was appropriate to place 65 roses with Josie. You can visit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation on line for more information. Please pray for a cure for this terrible disease.

Thursday, February 5, 2009


We wanted to let everyone know that all of Josie's services will be held at First Baptist Church in Millington Tn. The viewing is Friday night from 6 PM to 8 PM and her funeral will be on Saturday at 10 AM. The Burial service will take place at Morris Cemetery in Brighton Tn (Trotter Rd).

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Josie went on to be with the Lord at 8:36 tonight

The Strongest Girl We Know

    Well it's about 1:20 Wed.......What a week!  Our little Jos has sure had a tough one.  By now everyone knows they called our family back in last weekend to St. Louis.  That has been very emotional over the last few days.  She like to keep the drama that's for sure!  She has pretty much just slept the last couple of days and cannot move really.  I will not go into too much detail about her right now because it is very upsetting and really should only be for family.  She is such a fighter.  Her doctor said he was very surprised she made it through the weekend.  We are just here with her just staring at her while she sleeps.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Please, Please, Please Continue to Pray

We thought we were going home, but it looks like just the opposite. We were told this morning by Josie's doctor that Josie is now in her final hours. Who knows, she has pulled thru it before, but this time her c02 level is over 150.(not good) We are just trying to keep her compfy and relaxed. We know so many people have been praying for Josie and keeping up with this blog, and we hope many people turned their life over to God thru this and trusted in him thru Josie's inspirational journey. We will not always know what God's plan is, but we must realize it is definately a perfect plan no matter how much it hurts. We know that the Lord is in control of all things, but we still wonder "why Josie?", "why does this happen to people, especially children?"................I guess we must understand that if our life is cut short in this cruel, painful world; we are really getting a favor. The quicker we can go on and be with the Lord, and cut out all the pain, heartaches, and disappointments in this world the better. We would like to again thank everyone for all you have done for Josie and our family during this time. Nothing has gone unnoticed. So many people helped with Jordan, our dogs, sent food, sent cards, and all kind of stuff. Thank you so much. I hope God blesses you for what you have done. The Gray's

Happy Birthday Heather 1-29-09