Monday, March 30, 2009

The Right Answer

A layout about a revelation I had the other day as Clayton was singing to me:
Journaling: In the last five years, we’ve learned a lot about prayer. We’ve prayed for complete healing for both of our boys, fully expecting for our version of “healing” to be realized. Our human minds could only fathom one version of healing for our twins: two healthy, “normal” boys running around and playing. But the Lord has shown us that our type of healing wasn’t the only kind around. Shawn was entirely healed the moment he entered Heaven—never having to experience pain again. And in Clayton’s case, his healing has come more slowly and in sweeter doses. Each milestone is more special than the last, simply because he has overcome so much and defied all the medical odds. He wouldn’t be our Clayton if he hadn’t had to fight all these battles! My mother’s heart still has days that it longs for my twins to be here on earth together, totally well and strong little guys. But as time passes, I realize that God’s will is the best will despite our original prayers. And as my baby sings the words “Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus” back to me, I’m amazed to realize that even though we haven’t always gotten the answers we were looking for, we have always been blessed with the right answers to our prayers.

6 comments:

Yankee said...

Wow!
Very powerful.

Heather said...

You don't know me but I'm new to the yahoo group and you sent me a sweet message when I joined....I love following your blog. I don't often leave comments but I had to on this post. Thank you for your beautiful testimony. The Refiner's fire has made your words powerful. As I embark on this new aspect of my spiritual journey I pray in the end I will possess your grace and humility.

Lori P said...

the journaling is amazing! TFS!

Cjengo said...

My step mother always says don't just pray...believe in your prayer!

Leslie said...

that is so breathtaking Ash!

Ann Williams said...

Ashley,

I came upon your blog through Jacolyn's blog and what a blessing this post is! My daughter also has CP and it is the times that she sings the praise songs from her "Praise Baby" movies and CDs that I realize that even if the world looks at her differently, the most important things is that she accepts Jesus as her Savior and I just cry at how incredibly beautiful her praise to God is and for that moment, it doesn't matter that she can't walk like her friends. Thanks for posting!