Aug 13, 2009

It's A Funny Thing...

Something that has always puzzled me all my life is why,
when I am in special need of help,
the good deed is usually done by somebody on whom I have no claim.
~William Feather

I don't think I've ever made dinner for this family when one of them was sick.

I know I never surprised them with a gift - or even a card - on their birthday.

I didn't sit in a Sunday School class with them.

And I never sang beside their mom in the choir.

I never taught them during Vacation Bible School.

And I don't wave to them every day when they get off the bus.

And yet, they are doing for me, what I cannot do for myself.

They are loving on my boy.

Thank you, my friends, for going to visit Elisha when I no longer can.

For reading him stories and telling him jokes.

Thank you for loving me just as wonderfully as you are loving him. Because every word you speak to him, heals this mother's heart just a little bit more.

His words are simple, no?
"Be ye kind one to another..." (Ephesians 4:32)


StitchinByTheLake said...

Oh Melissa how incredibly kind of this family. I knew your heart would be overwhelmed at the very idea of moving away....but our God provides even our smallest need. And some very huge ones. blessings, marlene

Anonymous said...

Tears.. that is all I can comment at this time.. You truly are blessed, as is your son, to have such wonderful people in your life.


Janis said...

Wow. What a testimony on how to love your neighbor. Thanks for sharing!

Tabi said...

Ahhh...the tears. I am praying for you, I can't even imagine. What a blessing these wonderful people are!

Bree Shaw said...

wow! this made me tear up. what wonderful friends you have. what beautiful pictures.

Joie said...

WOW!!! Kuddos to those chidren and their parents. GOD is truly shining on them, and they let it flow through them to those around (and not around) them. Just amazing examples for us they are. I am praying and trying to raise my children to be like that....what shining examples of Christ's love and character!
A true blessing for sure! Take care Melissa...I could not even come close to imagining how this has to be for you. GOD is definitely looking out for you though. Beautiful.

Sissy said...

I'm tearing up here. Love you.

Jeanette said...

Those are some of the most beautiful pictures I've ever seen!

mommaof4wife2r said...

more precious than diamonds and more beautiful than gold! awesome...god is so bringing love thru the body of christ to you...and for that i am sooo thankful!

Rhonda said...

Okay, you SO need to stop making me cry!! What an incredible family!

Now, could you go have a bowel explosion in some public place and blog about it please?? lol

Tassie said...

The fact that these people are taking care of your precious one in your absence speaks volumes about both them and you. Our God is so good. I can't imagine how hard this must be for you. Thank you for inspiring so many others.

Givinya De Elba said...

That was so beautiful I wasn't going to comment. I was just going to leave it.

Then Rhonda went and made me crack the heck up!

I just had to second her comment!!

Melissa said...

I dont' think I've ever seen anything quite so beautiful in my life.

Genie Marie said...

How incredibly precious....truly an act of kindness that could only be done through Christ. Praying for you as you aren't near to your little one...I can 't imagine how tought it has to be...I imagine these sweet pictures make it a tiny bit easier. praying for you!!