A dear friend of mine ( young friend ) asked if I could fix her Cinderella doll. As I was walking into church today, she came up to me with her injured Cinderella in a bag. I told her that I wouldn't take it into church but would put it in the car until I could personally take her to the Woodard Hospital. Right after church, she ran up to me and asked if I had fixed her yet :) I smiled and said not yet.
After dinner and getting to spend some time on Face Time with our kids, I went downstairs to see how serious the injuries were on Cinderella.
I quickly realized this might take a bit longer than I thought so I sent my young friend this photo and text on her Mom's phone...
Dear_______, I've take a look at Cinderella, and it looks like we might have to keep her overnight, since we have to fix the problem on her back and her arm. But the good news is, she is resting well and not too scared. And as you can see, she has already made a new friend. Good Night!
She had a band- aid on her back when she first arrived at the hospital!
She ended up needing...12 Stitches in her left arm, 7 in her left hand and 28 stitches in her back ( lower lumbar area )...ouch!
I am so grateful that she was a sweet patient and had lots of courage!
Doing this for my little friend tonight made me remember these 2 quotes that I love about faith, healing and hope!
Good Night dear friend, Dr Woodard is going to bed! :)
Don’t say, “No one understands me; I can’t sort it out, or get the help I need.” Those comments are self-defeating. No one can help you without faith and effort on your part. 9 Your personal growth requires that. Don’t look for a life virtually free from discomfort, pain, pressure, challenge, or grief, for those are the tools a loving Father uses to stimulate our personal growth and understanding. As the scriptures repeatedly affirm, you will be helped as you exercise 10 That faith is demonstrated by a willingness to trust His promises given through His prophets 11 and in His scriptures, which contain His own words. You may not fully understand how to do this yet, but trust that He will help you use your agency to open the doors for His healing to occur. Faith in Christ means we trust Him; we trust His teachings. That leads to hope, and hope brings charity, the pure love of Christ—that peaceful feeling that comes when we sense His concern, His love, and His capacity to cure us or to ease our burdens with His healing power. ~ Richard G. Scott