Qavah’s port was accessed but it was not working properly for the blood transfusion so she had to have an IV line placed. She was so patient and cheerful; it melts my heart. Her joy sprinkles walked into the room during her transfusion. Santa arrived along with Miss Virginia 2007, Hannah Kiefer. Qavah lit up with joy as she turned her attention toward Hannah and I heard her whisper, “a real princess,” as she eyed Miss Virginia’s crown. Hannah is an amazing girl. I had met her while taking a class at a local church two years ago. She is a Hollins University student. She has put her faith in action by starting a campus Bible Study, and has devoted her time as Miss Virginia to helping children make wise choices about health and moral purity. She reminded me to pray for her as this January is the Miss America pageant. She would be a wonderful representative of our Nation, and I wish her well. Qavah’s joyful expressions sprinkled cheer into my life as well.
Katy’s day was sprinkled with joy when her Dad helped her wrap Christmas gifts for friends today. He drove to the post office and mailed some of them off. She is happiest when she is doing things for others; aren’t we all? Tonight she was experiencing some strong spasms in her back and as I was trying to comfort her with moist heat Paul arrived home with a copy of Victoria magazine. The joys continue as she turns the pages and exclaims over all the lovely Victorian dresses and Christmas decorations. It was just what was needed and I’m so thankful that even in hardship there are sprinkles of joy to be found in the simplest of things! Thank you for continuing to pray for us. May your days be filled with joy sprinkles, then write to us and tell us about them.