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