Wednesday, January 27, 2010

A Promise to Kaylee

I hope Kaylee is looking at her computer tonight from the Ronald McDonald House. I promised that she would find her picture on this website. Qavah shared a hospital room today with a brave little girl named Kaylee. Upon our entering the room, Kaylee immediately got out of her hospital bed to introduce herself to Qavah this morning. With stage four neuroblastoma, and massive chemo treatments, most people would be beside themselves fretting. But Kaylee didn't have time for that. Within minutes the girls were friends. Their joy was contagious, and caused several of us "big people" to stop, watch, and listen to them.

While the girls played, Kaylee's mama and I spoke of the deeper things that have stirred our hearts to trust God in new ways. We spoke of His grace that helps us to lay aside our agenda and invest our time in the things that really matter instead. We parents pray for mercy and beg for time, while the children show us how to live moment to moment. Just after Jesus spoke about rest for the weary in Mathew 11:24,25, He prayed, "I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children."

Thank you Kaylee and Qavah for giving me an absolutely lovely day. I learned from you how to shift my focus from fear of the unknown to the all-important things like laughter and friendship. You demonstrated completeness for me. And I will keep my promise to pray for you, Kaylee. You are in good hands.