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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Innocence of a Child

As many of you know Ben's dad was diagnosed with cancer a few months ago. He has been undergoing chemo to rid his body of the cancer. He is in Michigan at this time trying a new chemo drug as the initial was not effective. Which brings me to the reason I am writing this blog---a story of innocence. I had to share this powerful story.

So last night as I was reading to Addy before bed.. and I began to sing to her and she turned to me and said "PRAY"...I just kept singing and then she said it again..."PRAY"... then she went on to say... Pray for Papa and Nana (this is what Addy/Ellie call Ben's parents).....So we began to pray for Papa and Nana....I said amen....and she said "Again, pray...Papa and Nana"

In that moment tears just flooded my eyes and I could not believe such a sweet little innocent girl knew what needed to be done and knew that prayer was needed....

I am so thankful to know Jesus and know of his wonderful mercies and that he used my little girl to get me on my knees last night. I am so excited for the day when Addy comes to know our amazing savior. The God who can heal and do amazing things. Our God is bigger than any form of cancer.

I did my devotions this morning and found some wonderful verses of hope and encouragement that can help during this time.

Psa 46:1-3 — God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah.

Isa 57:18 — I have seen his ways, and will heal him: I will lead him also, and restore comforts unto him and to his mourners.

Jer 30:17 — For I will restore health unto thee, and I will heal thee of thy wounds, saith the LORD; because they called thee an Outcast, saying, This is Zion, whom no man seeketh after.

We appreciate your continued prayers!


  1. I'm covered in goosebumps head to toe. God is SO SO GOOD! I'm in AWE- WOW.
    What a way to start MY day.
    AMEN Jesus, we're following your lead!!! Give that doll face a SMOOCH for me please!! Love you both; SO grateful that the holy spirit is working to make His presence and availability to hear our prayers known. What a blessing for your family last night! WOW.

  2. Wow. What an amazing post, about an amazing little girl, who has an amazing Momma, who serves an AMAZING God!!

  3. Great post! I remember when a co-worker of mine was going through losing her father, she said that having her 1-year-old granddaughter around was such a blessing through it all. I know Addy is the same for you - and Ellie too! Praying for your family!!