Thursday, July 24, 2008

A letter to Lindy



My dearest Lindy~

Yesterday you received a pink encouragement card from one of your Bible Class teachers and I am still overcome with joy and beaming with a mother's pride as I read it again this morning.

I want to tell you how sweet it was for you to help Belle in class. She was new to Bible Class and didn't have a friend. She was sad and crying. While all the children were busy during play time, you noticed Belle needed a friend to help her feel better. You made hot tea and brought it to her and then made her yogurt and gave it to her. You sat with her until she stopped crying. What a sweet and kind girl you are! You showed Belle that you have Jesus in your heart. She was happy and glad that she came to Bible Class because you helped her feel better.

Lindy, I can't tell you just HOW proud I am of you for comforting Belle and showing her compassion and concern. I tried to tell you yesterday (through my tears) and you humorously told me after the third or fourth time that I had already told you that. I love your crazy sense of humor, too.

I pray you will always stop and show others compassion and concern like you did with Belle because that is what Jesus wants us to do. Thank you for reminding me of the importance of not getting too caught up in "my" time to make time for someone else who is hurting.

I love you~
Mommy


23 comments:

Jenn said...

I LOVE this!! So, so sweet!!

Blessings,
Jenn

Jill said...

Wow... this post really touched my heart. Thank you Lindy for reminding me to be compassionate. You are precious.

Chera said...

Awesome! I love it when God works through our own kids to remind us to serve and work for HIM in our lives. Thanks for sharing with us, Lisa!

Kate said...

Crying here...and so proud of Lindy's generous spirit. That good little apple doesn't fall far from her tree!!

Kate

Mom/Grandma Caples said...

I'm so proud of you both! It was heartwarming to read this post and to know how you both are blessing others.

Lots of love to my girls,
Mom

The Oswalds said...

So sweet! How special for this teacher to send you this note & to let you know about Lindy's sweet, sweet heart. I know you are so proud.

Sheri said...

This is so sweet. What a blessing to see the light of Jesus shining through one of His precious little children. Lindy - you truly have Jesus in your heart.

Michelle said...

Oh, you must be so proud of your precious, caring little girl!!! What a sweet post.

Tonya said...

Come unto Him as like a little child... What a sweet update on how miss Lindy is doing.

mommy24treasures said...

oh my goodness what a precious sweet girl you have!!!!:)Already using the gift of nurturing and kindness. So precious.

Linette said...

Now that is so sweet! Got me in tears over here. :)

Heather said...

All welled up and unable to find words - I know, shocking...one amazing little girl, two amazing parents, one Great Big God - yup, all adds up...this is a perfect post. Someday, Lindy will treasure this like a precious jewel.

Thank you for sharing this Lisa - so sweet.

Love,
Heather

Jboo said...

That is so sweet! What an amazing and thoughtful daughter you have.

Janet

myra said...

That's awesome! The things kids teach us right?

sara said...

Seriously! Lindy just humbled me, completely. I love childlike faith and grown up compassion!! I would be proud too!

Amie said...

Oh what a sweet post. I love that her teacher took the time to acknowledge her kindness. such a gift. What a sweet little spirit she has. Sounds like someone else I know... her mommy!

Way to go Lindy!

:)
Amie

Anna Grace`s Jie Jie said...

So sweet!

ADELE said...

Oh how precious. This would have blessed my heart as a Mom as well. I know you are so proud of her and that she has such a sweet and compassionate heart.
Thanks for commenting on my blog. That would be awesome if you ever move to KC. I would surely get to meet you for sure!
I am doing okay with "the wait". Good days and bad days. How are you doing??? Take care, sweet friend.

Lexie said...

Oh...goodness! That is the sweetest thing ever! She is SUCH a sweet sweet girl.

DiJo said...

Lindy,
What an amazing friend you already are. Just like your Mommy!

We love you!
Diana

Ginny said...

What a sweet, sweet girl. And what a reminder and inspiration to love others. I have tears in my eyes just reading this. And, Lisa, you are such a good mom because I know her actions are following your example. Love you!!

Ginny

Tamra said...

Awwww! Way to go, Lindy!!!

sheryl said...

Lisa, this is so sweet! I can imagine how proud you are of Lindy. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree! :D

Sheryl