Heard In Our Hospital Room


Me:     Should we sing or read our Bible?
Little: Let’s read our Bible.
Me:     While I get it, I’m going to sing a song Pop used to sing to me when I was little.
Little: When you were little? You remember?
Me:     *sigh* Yes. Here we go…

“The windows of heaven are open.
The blessings are falling tonight.
There’s joy, joy, joy in my heart since Jesus made everything right.
I gave Him my old tattered garments.
He gave me a robe of pure white.
I’m feasting on manna from heaven and that’s why I’m happy tonight.”

Little: That’s nice. Can we read the Bible now?
Me:     What should we read?
Little: The verse about my heart. Ezekiel 36:26.
Me:     “And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.”
Little: That’s nice.
Me:     Little, do you know what will happen if your heart stops working?
Little: Will I die?
Me:     Yes. And Little do you know where you will go?
Little: Up to heaven to be with Jesus.
Me:     How do you know?
Little: Because He died on the cross for my sins and I trust Him to forgive my sins.
Me:     So there’s nothing to fear. You’ll either be here with me or there with Jesus.
Little: Nothing to fear even a little bit. Now read your verse, Mom.
Me:     Okay. Isaiah 41:13, “For I, the Lord your God, hold your right hand; it is I who says to you, ‘Fear not, I am the one who helps you.'”
Little: OH – He is holding your right hand. That’s so nice. It’s okay if He holds your left hand. Are you going to put your jammies on?

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13 Responses to Heard In Our Hospital Room

  1. Anna says:

    i can’t even

  2. Ms. Garcia says:

    Soooo precious to read this. I can just hear Lily’s comments and inflection as I’m reading 🙂

    Lily, get well soon! We miss you but we know you are well taken care of! Love reading about how you are doing, Lily! Be strong and courageous!

  3. Tabby Case says:

    You are selfless and courageous, Becky. I’m proud to know you.

  4. Doug says:

    many things about tomorrow,i dont seem to understand. BUT i know who holds tomorrow, and i know—who holds my hand

  5. Jo says:

    He’s definitely holding you together, keeping you in the moment. I see Him in you. He’s a good shepherd, the best. One moment at a time. I’m so honored to know you too. Thank you for sharing with us.

  6. Adelaide says:

    Trust and obey for there’s no other way! Laughter, tears, prayers! We love the kicklighter family!

  7. Kristin Landers says:

    What precious faith God has given you both. What a good mama you are to reassure her of the Lord’s steadfast love for her. You have prepared her for LIFE, either continued in this fallen world or eternal. You are the model for the rest of us, my friend.❤️

  8. Kathy says:

    This blesses my heart beyond belief. I am praying for you all.

  9. burchfam1124 says:

    Such great reminders of the care and love of our Heavenly Father. Little’s faith and surety of Heaven minister to me greatly! Praying for you, sending love and hugs!

  10. ELIZABETH says:

    How in the world did you keep talking? I’m sure you were crying inside. WHAT A SWEEEET exchange! Thanks for sharing.. I continue to pray.

  11. Erika says:

    You are BOTH such gifts. We are praying and we love you all!

  12. Anna says:

    You’re an amazing mom Becky! You have helped shape her sweet heart and that is a precious gift we are given as parents. Praying for stamina and peace.


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