For a good solid year before Hope was born, Emma spent many (ok - most) bedtime prayers praying for a new baby in the family.
"Dear Jesus, please tell God we are ready for that baby He is going to give us. We really want that new baby so just hurry. God is good all the time, in Jesus name, Amen."
Night after night after night. She would even pray out loud, very out loud, for this baby in grocery stores or department stores. Knowing what medical doctors had told Adam and I about my "condition" (we'll call it for lack of a better word), our hearts absolutely melted every time we heard her. With being told I had less than a 1.7% chance of ever conceiving again, we never discouraged Emma from her prayer but began to talk to her about "unanswered" prayers.
Well, we all know the rest of the story.....one year later, Hope came into our lives and proved that the faith of a 3 year old, going on 4, can teach us many things!!
However, last night when tucking Emma into bed and getting ready for good night prayers, she declared, "Mom, will you pray tonight. I just don't have anymore words left. I guess I just got them all out of my mind when I was doing all that praying for a baby a while back."
Emma you crack me up. So honest, so faithful. Thank you for not giving up on that unanswered prayer and keeping the faith.
So tonight I think I will pray, "Dear Jesus, please tell God to give Emma some more words up in her head so she can begin praying again at bedtime. God is good, all the time, in Jesus name, Amen."