Letters to the Editor

Sophia Myers made an amazing difference

Angel Myers, center, and Josh Myers, right, begin the processional to the Evergreen Cemetery to lay to rest their 7-year-old daughter, Sophia, on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017.
Angel Myers, center, and Josh Myers, right, begin the processional to the Evergreen Cemetery to lay to rest their 7-year-old daughter, Sophia, on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017. jmitchell@sunherald.com

I am one of the thousands of people who prayed for Sophia Myers. When I first read about her brain cancer in the newspaper, I cut her picture out and put it on my refrigerator. Each time I would pass by, I put my hand on her picture and prayed that Jesus would heal her.

I felt as though I knew Sophia. Her mom talked so transparently about her. Each time her mother, Angel, would pray, I felt those prayers so deeply. I know she touched The Father’s Heart in Heaven.

Maybe Sophia was an angel sent from Heaven to help us to consider just how short life is, how important it is to be compassionate to others. Maybe we could arise on the Gulf Coast and reach past ourselves and begin to pray for some of the needs of others. Like our children, or like a final cure for DIPG.

Just think, Sophia’s very short life has made an amazing difference in the world around us. She has stirred us to love more deeply than anyone could have ever imagined. She has shown us that we must not ever take our children or even each other for granted.

To Angel and Josh, we will arise and lift you up in our prayers to heaven. You are not alone. And yes, you will see her again. Healed and whole and dancing on the streets of gold.

Vickie Lyons

Biloxi

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