The children and teachers in Clara's Primary at church on Sunday posed for a photographs, drew pictures and wrote Clara notes that were compiled in a scrapbook and delivered to her on Monday. Throughout this past week she has spent many segments of her day turning the pages and looking at the faces of her fellow friends at church. Children who are praying for her and exercising great faith that Clara will get well and be back with them in Primary soon. This scrapbook has proven to be a great distraction for Clara. The best medicine! She loves to look at happy, smiling faces. (who doesn't?)
I was thinking about so many who ask what they can do. I always say, "keep praying". Now I have an addendum. Will you send a photograph of you or your family? All you who are praying and pulling for Clara? I want to put them in a photo album so Clara can see smiling faces of people all over the world who are praying and thinking of her. It will be sure to put a smile on her face!
Our home away from home:
c/o Sacred Heart Children's Hospital
Pediatric Oncology and Hematology
101 West Eighth Avenue Room 305
Spokane, WA 99204
In other news, Brian and Baden arrived today. They walked in during a particularly rough time for Clara, but she immediately forgot all of her problems and focused on Daddy.
A short time later a visitor came, Baden was a willing poser, wad of gum in the side of his mouth and all.
We are looking forward to tomorrow when the rest of the family comes for a visit. Hopefully it will lift Clara's spirits as they have been a little down today. The bad days help us to savor the good ones, so we can't complain. She's a strong one though and is getting much of the staff wrapped around her little finger. It's rather impossible not to.