Susana finished her race on 02/11/11 at 12:15 PM

Susana Raquel Whittaker is now in the presence of our great and glorious God.  She ran her race.  She ran well.  We held her hand and led her into the arms of Jesus.  Our hearts groan like never before.  But we rejoice in our God who loves us so much and has brought our little girl into heaven where she now sees Him face to face.  Soon, my beloved Susana, and very soon, we too are going to see the King.

118 thoughts on “Susana finished her race on 02/11/11 at 12:15 PM

  1. Maria, Cody and Isabella,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We are so sorry for your loss. Susana is in Heaven with Jesus and in that we rejoice with you. We will continue to lift your precious family up to the Lord.

  2. Thank you so much for sharing your difficult walk with us through your blog! It’s a real privilege to see God use this situation for his Glory… We are praying for you and for your family…(Francie Black’s sister) Isa 25: 1-2 “…for in perfect faithfulness you have done marvelous things…”

  3. Dear Whittakers, I have been following your story from the Prayers for Susana page on FB. I’m so very sorry for your loss of your beautiful little Susana. My heart aches for you all. I have been praying for you all daily and will continue to. I know the pain has to be unbearable, I take comfort in knowing she is wrapped in our heavenly father’s arms safe from all pain and suffering. I look forward to meeting Susana one day in Heaven. Love, Hugs and Blessings from Pleasant Garden, NC

  4. Praying and aching with you. Though I do not know you except through your blogs, the Lord has bound us together through His fellowship. May His mighty arms surround your family during this extreme loss.

    J. Randlett
    Lynchburg, VA

  5. We are terribly sorry for your precious loss. Your little Susana has touched the hearts of many here on earth. I believe she has planted so many seeds in just as many hearts. God will take it from here… Praying for your sweet family!

  6. Praying for you in the loss of your precious daughter but rejoicing with you in the fact that she is with the Lord and no longer in pain. One day you will have such a great reuniting.
    Our team are currently in Haiti at your place and I am sure are interceding for you also. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.
    Vicky Berlin, NJ

  7. Praying for Haiti has been an ongoing thing because of Jan Crouch and TBN. Now prayers are personal because of precious Susana. BUT she is free of all pain and in Jesus presence, such peace and security and new friends to enjoy. We at HOPE stand/kneel with you now . In Jesus’ name

  8. Words can’t express the saddness you all must feel at this moment – but, we know where she is and she is now in the pressence of our Lord and her pain and suffering is over. We will be keeping you in our prayers…

  9. Cody and Maria, (friends of Mike and Linda Jordan) Our hearts ache for you but we know that you are comforted by the God who created comfort. We have prayed for you on your journey through Susanna’s illness and we pray for you now on your contiuned journey to see her again. We know that she has been fully healed and is dancing with Jesus (and our son Andrew) “Blessed are those who mourn for they will be comforted”

  10. Dear Whittakers, My name is James Burkey from Kentucky. I have read about the lose of your daughter after one of our dearest friends sent us an email about your daughter and how her family had been praying for you guys. After reading your story about the sickness of your daughter I also began praying for your family. See my wife Jayna and I can relate to you. On November 27th of 2010 I was taking my 16 year old daughter and her boyfriend at the time deer hunting when the gun my daughters boyfriend was using went off and hit my daughter in the chest. I too was in a place of watching my daughter go to be with our Lord and SAVIOR. I was on my knees performing CPR on my daughter after the shot doing the same as you praying for that healing one second and then praying for the grace to get me through GOD’s plan. My daughter was gone instantly, but I didn’t want to believe it!!! I had to call my pastor to pick up my wife and meet me at the hospital. This was the longest afternoon of my life & the longest wait to hold my wife. Our daughter was gone after 16 years & we had to make a choice. BLAME GOD or rejoice!!! I never knew how hard that could be. We wanted her back so bad, but also had to trust and pray for the GRACE of GOD to get us through it all. No one can understand the battle within the mind/soul when it comes to our kids. After reading your story I can see GOD is truely pouring HIS grace upon you and your family!!!!!We don’t understand why our children have to be called home so young, but we do have to trust that our GOD is perfect!!!!!! You and your family will stay in my prayers daily. I pray that our GOD pours out HIS mercy and grace upon you daily. GOD and GOD alone can and will get you through your lose ( GOD’s gane) God didn’t want to take your daughter from you HE wanted to give something to your daughter. A couple of beautiful songs that were given to me to listen to that has helped comfort me is “Worth it all” it by Rita Springer & “Bring the Rain” by Mercy Me. Listen to the words of the songs!!! God speaks in so many ways to us!!! Praying for peace and joy for your family in this struggle of loss on this side of Heaven!!! Praise be to our LORD and SAVIOR for HE gives and takes away. In brotherly love of Christ the King!!! James Burkey

  11. James,

    So you know the road that we are on. And there are many others in this world who have been chosen to walk the same road. I would NEVER have chosen it for myself, but God is so good and all knowing, and so I know He has a great plan and purpose for it. I miss my little girl so much. I was just balling again this morning telling the Lord how much I miss her. But then I picked up my guitar and sang out to the Lord in worship. Yes, only in Him can my soul be comforted. Thanks so much for your prayers and encouragement. I too am sorry for the unexpected loss of your little girl (a 16 year old is still “little girl” to a Dad.) But I can only imagine what our two girls are experiencing right now in the presence of Jesus. Oh I can’t wait to see Him also.

  12. At church last night I had your family’s prayer card. I checked your blog this morning to find the update on your precious child. My heart hurts for you and your family. I will continue to keep you in my prayers and our church will continue to pray for you too. Words can never adequately express our sympathy. I am so sorry. You are loved and prayed for from VA.

  13. Susanna held my hand at Biltmore Baptist Church when we had the Global Outreach. She melted my heart with her beautiful spirit. What a wonderful memory I have of her. I was inspired and encouraged by your whole family to reach my missionary goals for orphans across the world. Thank you for your heart. I will truly keep you all close to my heart and in my prayers.

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