Thursday, December 11

Just a smidge was enough

Today I am Oh so thankful that God answers the prayers of a four year old.

My daughter, who you all by now know, has a wonderful way with words and story telling
She has been praying for snow. Yes, you may recall, we do live in Texas and not even the part of Texas that sees snow in winter. It is a rare occasion indeed for us to see it.

Well, I was shocked, as were all the weather men in the area, when Tuesday night we had sleet and snow. I was unsure when I looked out the window at what the mysterious stuff falling from the heavens was. Could this be manna falling to help us all survive this crazy economic crisis? No, it was much better, it was the answer to a small girl's prayer.

Now, for those of you who live in "Snowy Land" as my daughter refers to any play "up north" that sees the white stuff on a regular basis, we had flurries and some sleet. All that was left in the morning was a few small piles of sleet/ice in the shade.

When Kathryn woke up, I told her it had snowed and she needed to look outside. She ran down the stairs and you would have thought Santa himself was standing by the tree. We bundled up and went outside, she just giggled and crunched the frozen grass. Keep in mind, it was just a "smidge" (as Kathryn likes to say) of sleet still laying around.

OH she was so happy and full of JOY! The God of heaven heard her small prayer and she knew HE is the one who answered it.

What a lesson. He listens and still answers even the smallest of requests. Sometimes it is not how we think it should be answered but HE knows that even a "smidge" of proof, is sometimes all we need to find the Joy in it all.

As we were driving to my in-laws later that morning for her to stay for the day, she said,"Mommy I'm going to thank God for the snow." Then she began and prayed this prayer:

"Dear God, thank you, thank you, thank you for the snow. I loved it. I am so glad you made it snow. Thank you for everyone. Thank you for anyone. Thank you for protecting us. I love you so much"

A thankful heart... it's a good thing don't you think?

Thank you God for loving me so much you gave us Jesus. Thank you for loving me so much you gave me Kathryn. Thank you for loving her so much that you answered her prayer. I love you too.

Go see Iris for more Thankful stories today


Denise said...

This was such a precious thankful post, bless you.

Denise said...

Oh that we would have the faith and heart of a child! As adults we often look for the "big things" to see our miracles - when He is in the "smidges". Sadly, we also, often forget to say thank you when we receive -- great example your precious daughter is -- faith to ask and believe and a heart that says thank you! Love it!

Omah's Helping Hands said...

That is a wonderful story. How faithful God is! I love watching Him work in the children. Thanks for sharing this amazing, heart warming event.

Heather of S-A-M said...

How sweet! Those little hearts loving, trusting the Lord just melts me. I'm so thrilled He made the snow for her. This is my favorite post today I am certain!

Be Blessed!

Heather B. said...

It's so great that He hears our smallest prayers!!!
God bless you and your family.

Laurie Ann said...

Praise Him for answering that prayer! I live in Mississippi, and we hardly ever see the white stuff either. It's snowing here today! The roads are so icy and treacherous, though. I wish I was at home where I could enjoy it. It's a nice laid back day here at work, though, because so many couldn't make it in...Happy Thankful Thursday, and I say, "Let it snow let it snow let it snow!" some more for your precious little one!

Felicity said...

That is really wonderful :)

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

I love that girl!!! She is the BEST! I hope she can teach her simple faith to my Gracie!