Monday, May 17, 2010

Piper's Prayer

This was Piper's bedtime prayer last night:

God, thank you for food, thank you for a family, thank you for saving Jesus.

So sweet and so heartbreaking in many ways. Piper had come up to me the day before and asked me to promise that mommy and daddy would never leave her. Those words just shot through my heart. When I mentioned it that night to Mike, he said that when he was talking to her about going to the hospital for some tests, that she asked if we all go with her and not leave her. When he said we would all go and would not leave, she said, "everyone leaves me."
Piper has now been with us longer than any of her four previous "homes." I realize that at a little over a year, she must now be dealing with so much.