She wakes up and with a smile she snuggles deep within
my covers and whispers words of love and deep affection
in my ear. She doesn't worry about what she will wear or what
others "think" of her, she puts on whatever color she likes
best that day. Her hair is tossed and tousled about from the
night before but she doesn't mind she just gently pushes it
behind her ear and her smile is all you see anyway.
She loves Mimi and referres to her as her best friend.
But one thing you should know about Channie is
she is everyones best friend.
She loves cookies and milk and her tears are seldom
but can be cured with the familiar recipe of
soft dough as she licks it off the spoon.
Throw it with a glass of cold milk and she
is putty in your hands. Maybe even your best friend.
I didn't get to ride in the big red van with the family to worship. I stayed at home with some ailing babies who needed a day of rest. I pulled a chair and opened His word and wrote the things that He wanted me to learn today. You will be known by your love. Do they know me by love? She sits as we share God's word. Our eyes briefly glancing at each other when he says, "Then how do you pray? we don't pray because we don't understand the war we're fighting. Understand prayer this way: How do you pray when you get sick? I mean really sick? or one of your children gets cancer or your husband loses his job. Then you pray like you're in battle and you know He is the only One who can undo. ~Matt Chandler I find it interesting that the people who "assume" are the very people who have never lost. They have never lost a child or lost a parent. They have never felt the sadness of the years of waiting for a baby or a husband. They just assume that things are always going to work out for them without crying out to God for mercy and help. We need never forget we're in a battle and we need to devote ourselves to prayer.