Wednesday, October 8, 2008


{One of my latest fave songs right now is Run by Snow Patrol. Anytime I hear it I think of little Callie Gal. Take a listen. In most ways it is very fitting.}

I was listening to that song this morning and thinking I wish I could send that little lady all my strength right now. Strength to open those sweet little eyes, strength to hold her body up and do all the things that she loves. I sat still and tried to concentrate on sending that strength to her. Urging her in my mind and prayers to have heart and not fear. It's hard to imagine what she may have experienced over the past month {today is her 1 month mark}. I pray that she did not suffer too much pain. I picture in my mind that she was cradled in the arms of our Savior as her body experienced excruciating pain and her physical world turned into one of confusion. I know that He has already experienced and felt all of our pains and sorrows. And I know He loves His children, specifically I know that He loves our Callie Jayne.

In General Conference it was said that if each answered prayer was recorded in a book, the earth would not have room to contain the volumes. I feel that the same thing can be said of the answered prayers that have been experienced on Callie's behalf in just this one trying month. I am overwhelmed with comfort and love in the realization of the number of people who have poured out their hearts to our Savior on behalf of Callie and our family. I feel so inadequate in returning the gift that all of you have given our family. And even more so inadequate in thanking my Heavenly Father. That is a feeling I however am familiar with as He has blessed me beyond my deserving throughout my entire life.

I am so thankful for the strength has been sent to my parents and to Callie by each of you. That same strength has been felt by me. It has held us up and it has opened our eyes. It has been an indescribable blessing through these difficult times. Being in the room with Callie and my parents you feel like you are among giants. The faith and dedication my parents have portrayed is inspiring and humbling. And the continued strength and dedication to life that Callie possesses touches the hearts of any who meet her. I am so proud of my family and the way that they have all lifted their heads through this trial of faith. It has allowed our faith to strengthen and to grow rather than becoming bitter and torn down. Some might question how God could allow this to happen to one of His innocent children. I have firm faith that these trials are put in place for our benefit and learning. I don't have all the answers, but I believe in a loving Lord and Savior who can see what I cannot. I find constant comfort in this portion of scripture found in Isaiah "...yet will I not forget thee. Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands." What a promise to His children.

So this pondering all began as a desire to strengthen Callie. I continue to pray that my strength will be lent to her in her recovery and healing.

Have heart my dear.

Go {HERE} for a funny Cal story of the day!


Megan said...

My thaughts are with you and your family. It is so good to see calie doing as well as she is. I just cryed when i heard about the acedent. I am eager to hear all the new updates.

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Jill said...

Now every time I hear that song I will think of Callie! Very fitting.

Kendyl said...

oh man, what a girl.. what a girl you are.. i love hearing this "testimony" of yours. I am glad it is still with you, and hope it continues and passes on and shines to those that will want the gospel in their lives!! Thanks for being a friend..

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