Thursday, May 26, 2011

Tender Mercies



Oh, how I love that cheesy smile! This picture was taken earlier this month on Mother's Day at my parents' home. Just a couple of days after she started not feeling well, though by this snapshot you'd never know it! I've been missing my Clara and those smiley cheeks. This morning at 3 am she woke up and wanted to talk. We rushed to her side to talk with her. A priceless gift for parents who have been waiting for a glimpse to the return of their once energetic toddler. For 20 minutes she jabbered on about her brothers and sister, the doctors, and repeated what seemed like a 1000 times "thank you, welcome". We think she was expressing her gratitude to all the people who are pulling for her. Another tender mercy of the Lord.

Today has really been so awesome! Some highlights:

  • normal temperatures
  • nibbling on real food
  • up on her hands and knees
  • wants us to hold her
  • lots of talking
  • wants to see pictures of all her siblings
  • chewing gum
  • telling us she wants to go home in the blue car
  • and asked to watch "mouse" (perfect timing for the angels that gifted them to her today)
We captured some of her sweetness this evening and we want to share with you. Your prayers are making this possible. Thank you.


...I testify the tender mercies of the Lord are real and that they do not occur randomly or merely by coincidence. Often, the Lord’s timing of His tender mercies helps us to both discern and acknowledge them.   
DAVID A. BEDNAR OF THE QUORUM OF THE TWELVE APOSTLES



15 comments:

Dlovesocks said...

What a wonderful video! No wonder we are supposed to be childlike. So happy for you that you're able to enjoy the small steps! Thanks so much for sharing your experience!

A Bug's Life said...

she is amazing and you guys are amazing. daishan

Melyssa Quigg said...

That's a tear jerker for sure!! She is so sweet!!

Cajsa said...

So sweet! We are praying for all of you especially little Clara. We love you guys and hope we can help in some way. I'll keep in touch with Chelsea. Thanks for such a beautiful video.

tharker said...

Oh, she is just too sweet. I love that she keeps asking about her siblings. But the best part to me was when she said "No" to going to sleep at the end. If that's not a show of 2 year old spunk, I don't know what is. ;)

We are all praying for your sweet little Clara and for your whole family.

Tamara said...

This brings tears to my eyes. Thanks for sharing.

The Dutch Girl said...

What a cutie! She is in my prayers.

charith said...

Since my kids don't know her, they have asked several times who she is and when do they get to play with her? :) We're praying for little Clara.

Marilyn said...

My kids don't personally know Clara but have seen her pictures and we've watched the precious videos of your children and we are rooting for her.

Thank you for so generously sharing your faith with us.

Britanny said...

What a sweatheart!

Stephanie Swanberg said...

Someone get Kate to Spokane..... asap! Tender mercy for all of us to get to see this video. Thanks for sharing these priceless moments.

jojo said...

Found out about Clara through Dandee's blog. We've never met, but I wanted you to know that I'm praying right now.

Psalm 139

Jami said...

I'm with Stephanie. I seriously love how much she says Kate's name! You can tell she really loves her. Definitely bawled through the whole video but please keep them coming!

Taylor Family said...

You guys are amazing, thank you for sharing such special moments of your life and trails. I know that the Lord loves us and show us his tender mercies when we need them to get through lifes trails. Last year as we dealt with the sudden death of my 25 year old brother it was the tender mercies of Gods love that we look back and acknowledge as how we got through such a hard time in our lives. Our hopes and prayers go out to you abd you sweet Clara.

LKP said...

::hugs::