Tuesday, February 2, 2010

The LOVE of Children...

I am amazed at how brave our children can be... how kind and selfless they can be.

A friend told me that her little boy, who is friends with Oliver, asked her if he was going to die. He then told her that it will be okay if he does. That Heavenly Father will take care of him.

AMAZING...

We got a phone call from someone telling us that her grandson just loved Oliver and that Oliver was a 'dear friend' of his. The year before, this child had been bullied at school and Oliver had befriended him. I teared up at the dinner table when Ed told me. I don't know when I've ever been more proud of him.

AMAZING...

This same little boy that Ollie befriended, went from business to business and to neighbors asking for pennies to help out his friend with cancer. He alone... raised almost one hundred dollars. He was jumping up and down, so excited when Ed went over there to pick it up!

AMAZING...

Several children jointed Oliver and shaved their heads. They had so much love for Oliver that they put aside their own vanity to support him. The next day some had been teased at school because of it. I can't believe how much love and kindness these children have. It makes me proud to know them and to know the parents who raised them up to be so loving. It makes me hopeful for the future.

AMAZING...

One little girl came up to me and gave me five pennies, all she had saved in her possession and she told me they were for Ollie.

AMAZING...

A friend on facebook who I've NEVER met told me that her children were praying for Oliver during dinner. Again... these children have never met us. MANY people have told me stories of how our family is in their prayers and their CHILDREN have specifically prayed for Oliver.

AMAZING... absolutely AMAZING...

We can learn so much from our kids if we just pay attention. It's no wonder that Christ told us to be like the little children...

3 comments:

Dexter's Girl said...

Just sharing that my kids pray for only three people when they pray, their aunt who is on a mission, President Monson, and Ollie (although G-man has been known to call him Wally and Aldi). They are always mindful of him. I also specifically pray for you, Ed, and Eden that you may be strengthened and feel peace. We love you-and send hugs. You will continue to be in our prayers.

meghan said...

I love to hear these stories! I agree our children can be great examples to us.

Janene Wawro said...

I completely teared up reading this! It IS amazing!!!