Friday, November 28, 2008
My amazing daughter.
I wish I could transfer to you what I just saw.
I got to sleep in today since the kids are home from school. When I woke up I remembered that I needed to turn off Miles’ feeding pump before it started to beep. At night he has continuous feeds, but if the milk runs out then it has a terrible alarm like a fire detector.
I walked to Miles room and as I got closer to the door I heard loud music. When I walked in I saw Jocie bowed down and crying. She had put on her beautiful new Christmas dress that her grandma gave her. It’s red and white and has a petti coat underneath it. Her hair had been French braided the night before, but she had pulled it out so her beautiful long blonde hair had ringlets all over. Jocie had put on some worship music in Miles room and she was weeping. When I first saw her she was one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen in my life.
I asked her what was wrong and she said that she had been worshipping and praying for Miles to not have brain damage. She said she was also praying for many other things for Miles. Her face was blotchy from crying. Her heart was so tender. Miles was so still and asleep in his bed while his sister poured out her heart to the Lord on his behalf.
I kissed her, told her I was proud of her and left the room so she could continue to talk to her Jesus.
Lord, please brand that image into my heart so I will never forget it. Make it like a beautiful painting in my mind. Let me always remember how humble, genuine and gorgeous Jocie was on this day. And, Lord, please hear your daughter’s request for her brother. Let her child like faith and devotion move you to do an amazing work in Miles.