Sunday, October 02, 2005

A SPECIAL PRAYER

For inspiration and renewal of my hope and faith, I visit the church chapel several times a week...sometimes a few visits a day. It's a quiet getaway where I can just think about all that is happening and how Max and I are going to get through it.

There is a large book that families can write their prayers in and I always include a few words of praise for God and some prayers for sweet lil' Maxwell. One such day I was writing and thinking of Max and how unfair this all is to him...WHY did he get a "shell" with so many issues? (I differentiate his "shell" from his spirit, which allows me to be frustrated with CHARGE but not with his wonderful being.) I was writing a prayer on the right side of the book, and I happened to glance over at the left and there was a note that caught my attention...and definitely made an impact.

It read: "I love you Jesus. Thank you for all that you have blessed me with. Love, Max."

Wow, just writing those words still grab my heart as it did a few days ago. Most prayers in the book are long and wordy, but not this one. And none had the impact of these precious few words.

4 comments:

Nancy F. said...

Amy,
Wow! Reading that part about the written prayer by Max gave me goosebumps. Isn't that a miracle!
God sends us His strength in various ways and in different containers.

My love to both of you,
Nancy F.

rebecca said...

Tears came to my eyes as I read what Max had wrote to God. Signs are all around us we just have to look. I hope that brought you some strength.

Love
Rebecca

Steph said...

Amy -- that gave me the chills. What a great sign to carry with you.

xoxo Steph

Anara said...

That's so wonderful!!!! it has such special meaning. I think all the prayer's and love is really helping Max.
Love you two. Anara