Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Words from My Precious Granddaughter

My policy for a number of years has been to not post "anonymous" responses on this blog. Since I have picked up some new readers in recent weeks, I have bent my own rule. I really want to encourage responses. So I am asking that if you choose to reply to my blog under the "anonymous" option, please put your name at the end of your comment. Thank you.
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Last night Beverly and I went to Malaya's school open house. On the wall the teacher had put students' writing assignments. Seeing Malaya's, along with her art work illustrating it, reminded me to post this. We had seen it a couple of weeks ago when her teacher shared it with us.

The assignment was to complete the statement, "If . . ." Here is Malaya's response (remember, she is 9 years old):

If Imagination Were Real in Different Ways
By Malaya Bizaillion

If angels and spirits could talk . . .
If Mom were here . . .
If clouds were windows and the sun was the entrance to heaven . . .
If no one could leave this earth . . .
If hearts weren't broken . . .

If there were no color . . .
If there were no sin in the world today . . .
If death were defeated . . .
If heaven was earth . . .
If my heart was still full of pride and not broken . . .
If people could keep promises . . .


17 comments:

Bonniebeewester said...

wow....

Jeff said...

Wow. I'm not sure what else I could say. I am praying that God will do great things for, in and through Malaya and I believe He is and He will.

rgolf48 said...

That's AMAZING! It won't be long before she joins Beverly in writing your sermons :-)

Melanie said...

I LOVE her heart!

Karen Evans said...

Precious soul.

Lauren said...

Crying now. Such beautiful and tender musings of such a precious and Spirit-saturated soul. She is making her mama very very proud. I love you, friend! Thank you for sharing this. It ministered to my spirit today.

Kyle R. said...

That is beautiful and amazing.

Anonymous said...

What a precious little girl! She is going to do great things for the Lord.

Anonymous said...

What an amazing little girl!


Mary E.

Richard said...

Well said. What a bright young lady she is. Love you guys.

Gina said...

Brought me to tears. She seems to be mature beyond her years. To God be the glory!!

Candy said...

Rick - I'm a new reader/friend from Abilene. I attend Highland. I have prayed for this family and now to see these most amazing words written by Malaya I am prompted to give thanks and to pray even more for her to step into the mind-blowing destiny God has for her. She is an old soul in a very young body. Such wisdom can only come from God.

Anonymous said...

There's healing in Malaya's words. Thanks for sharing them Rick. Actually, I'm not surprised by how spiritual she is, she comes from great stock! We love you and continue to pray daily for you guys. You are ministering to so many and you may not even know it. Wayne Mask

Shelley said...

WOW! I followed Jenny's Journey, prayed for her and continue to pray for your family, David and Malaya. I attended ACU with David and Jenny. I am a mother to three daughters ages 10, 8, and 7. Malaya's words are so tender and amazing... Thank you for sharing!

annie said...

Wow. Such poignancy from a young soul. I would love to see her illustrations that went with these words. We're praying for her, her dad, & all of you.....the pain must be almost unbearable. Hope Easter will be a day of comfort for your family, & you'll feel Jenny's spirit that much more.....Love, Andee Lawyer Cone

Anonymous said...

Wise beyond her years! She sounds to me that she has many of her Mother's attributes, by what you all describe. I still pray for your family and read your blog consistently, it has blessed me so much!

He reigns!

MaryAnn Rojas
The Met

jodyandjanell said...

Wow! She has such a beautiful and sweet spirit. No doubt she has had great examples. I am so sorry for your pain. We continue to pray for your precious family.
God bless you all.
Jody and Janell Bunt

Have a nice trip to Scotland.