Thursday, November 17, 2011

Tender...tender mercies

We made dinner for a friend this week and a very special experience happened when dropping it off.  My youngest was playing with their daughter that is the same age.  They are really good friends.  She sat down beside her friend and quietly asked, "have you been praying for my mom, because she really needs it?"  Her friends said she hadn't but was so glad I am starting to feel better.  My little one grabbed her hand and said, " than lets say a prayer for her right now."  These two 4 year olds stopped playing and said a prayer for ME...and asked our Heavenly Father that I will have no more cancer, no more surgeries, no more chemo, and no more hospitals...that my stomach will feel better, that I won't have anymore big "owies", and that I can be a Mom again.

This is part of the reason I can honestly say cancer has become a blessing.  To witness this powerful testimony of prayer...by a 4 year old...who knows to kneel and ask her Lord for help in the thing that is upsetting her world the most.  She KNOWS he hears our prayers...and she doesn't skip a day without asking for his help.  (and apparently doesn't let her friends skip any days either.)  She somehow has the patience to know that not all prayers are answered immediately or on our time.  Her simple, yet profound faith is an example to me. 

10 comments:

Kesterfam said...

What a great story to share. Thanks for showing us what a great example our little children can be!

Melissa and Lance Atkins said...

That makes me cry. It's the sweetest thing I have heard. I really hope all of the cancer goes away too! I am extremely inspired by you. (My profile says Melissa Atkins, used to be borup)

Laurene said...

....and why not?

The Person Family said...

Wow. That's beautiful. We all continue to pray for you. Thank you for your example and the example of your wonderful sweet girls.

Halfords said...

That made me cry! Kids are incredible!! What an amazing little girl you have!

Tracey said...

I'm so glad I've had a chance to meet this amazing little girl. I can't wait to bring my girls back to play with her and to have some of her goodness rub off! I want to call but it's too late tonight so hopefully I can catch you tomorrow. I'd love to hear more about this idea of doing a race and want to help. Please count me in! I'll talk to you soon!

reverseoreo said...

That is a touching story and how sweet and true. I think sometimes the children have more faith then we older ones. I love to hear the children pray. Thanks for sharing that with me.

Aly G said...

What a sweet little girl you have!!

Carol said...

I pray each day for you that you get better and can watch your girls grow. Shanda I love it that you share everything with these girls and hide nothing. That is how it makes them to be strong for you!

The Larsons said...

That is the sweetest thing I have heard in a long time. Thanks for sharing! Finally getting caught up on your blog. Let me know when you feel well enough to get together!