This first one we watched, Standing on Shoulders, the men sang "You Raise Me Up," I was overcome with the power and spirit of the song and replayed it at least 5 times. Little did I know at the time, how it would apply to my life in the future. As the news has been spread and so many people, some whom I don't even know, have reached out, offered prayers on our behalf, and given so much, the words to that song have come to my mind hundreds of times. You raise me up! All of you, in a powerful and comforting way. We will forever be indebted to you. We have learned much of what being Christlike means and want to be better because of your examples.
I wish you all could hear her sweet and tender thank-yous that she often expresses to us and those treating her. Share in the small moments when we see glimpses of the Clara who wasn't sick. Witness her calm and peaceful disposition despite the disease that is threatening her fragile body. These are the tender mercies that we are blessed with and are a witness to us of a loving Heavenly Father who is mindful of us and Clara amidst this trial.
We have great hope for Clara. The miracles of modern medicine, the talent of doctors and the prayers and faith of everyone will help our Clara to be well again. While we wouldn't choose to have this trial, we know there are lessons and experiences that will be for our good.