Monday, May 30, 2011

Sunday's Miracle

Today, many friends and family near and far joined in a day of fasting and prayer for our Clara. It has been a beautiful experience to witness the miracle that took place today. Clara woke up happy so we started off with a wagon ride for the little princess. See that smile? We started seeing it come back on Friday. We hope it doesn't go into hiding for that long ever again.


Clara has not had any desire to get out of bed and walk for a week. However, this evening, she said to me, "get down, walk." What do you say to that?! With some assistance she walked down the hall, got in the plastic coupe and we pushed her around for about 20 minutes. The nurses were cheering and asking if this was the same little girl they saw 4 days ago. An answer to prayer? Undoubtedly!


I have learned so much from Clara this week and am understanding more and more why we ought to become as a little child. She is truly submissive, meek, humble, patient, full of love, willing to submit to all things which the Lord seeth fit to inflict upon her. She doesn't say "why me" she says "thank you." Even though I brought her to the hospital where she has endured much discomfort and uncertainty when she needs comfort she still reaches out for my finger to grasp. Whenever she is awake and alert she is continuously inquiring about what a cousin or sibling is doing, always looking outward. There is no doubt she is being comforted by angels in heaven and knows that this is but a small moment

Like the mortal life of which they are a part, adversities are temporary. What is permanent is what we become by the way we react to them.                    Dallin H Oaks Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

13 comments:

Chelsea said...

It was a wonderful day for us too. Why did I have to leave right before she decided to walk?!?! Love you Clara!

Thomasene said...
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Thomasene said...

It was a delight to witness the smile during the wagon ride and to see Kate race ahead driving the plasma car.

Kris said...

I found your blog and I am captivated by it. I can't stop thinking of Clara. This is Kristen Gourley, we used to live in Pasco, and moved about a year ago. Tyler was in your son's class at school last year in 3rd grade. Even in OR we are pulling for little Clara. Our fast this next Sunday will be for your strength and Clara's endurance. You can do this.

MindiTheMagnificent said...

Hi there~
I found your blog through another blogger, a few days ago.

I just wanted to let you know that we are a Spokane family. Our youngest was diagnosed with Juvenile Myelomonocytic Leukemia in Feb of '09 and received a bone marrow transplant in June of '09 at Seattle Children's.

I'm here. I'm reading. I'm witnessing. I'm keeping your family close. Please feel free to reach out. I'd be happy to walk this odyssey with you.

www.mindithemagnificent.com
mindithemagnificent@gmail.com

To know the road ahead, ask those coming back. ~Chinese Proverb

Darik and Jana Tippetts said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!

LKP said...

high-5 on the beautiful Sunday events! :)

Shannon Lybbert Low said...

What a lovely sweet gift you were given to see that cherubic smile.

Two Penny Blue Mom said...

On Friday I saw your blog through dandee. Just as your title says I too have a testimony of how storms shape us and how they are for our own good. One thing I have learned also is how much they can bless others too, I know your faith and Clara's strength has touched so many...our prayers are with you.

debsters said...

Those are the most beautiful pictures I have ever seen, she looks incredible.

Emily Ferrell said...

This post brought tears to my eyes. I love Clara's smile. She is a miracle and I know Heavenly Father will continue to send miracles your way.

tharker said...

What a beautiful day for Clara and for all of you!! I am praying for many more of these to come throughout this process.

Love and prayers to you all!

Jodi said...

Sounds like the perfect Sunday! I've been loving the videos you're putting on. Clara is such a sweet little girl and your family is amazing and such an example through all of this.