Saturday, December 15, 2007

Wish granted

We watched a corny movie last Sunday. It was based on Mitch Albom's latest book, "One More Day." These movies and books are not normally my style. The movie wasn't so hot, the book was better.

I do have to give Albom credit for the way he can turn some phrases. As I was reading the book, some passages were just written so well, and I've been thinking about one in particular.

Not to give away key details, but there is a section where the mom takes her son to look at a tree with the word "Please" carved into it. She told her son that she and her husband hadn't been having luck getting pregnant, so one night she carved "Please" into a tree as a message to God. She said she became pregnant shortly after that event. Then went onto say that kids sometimes think they are burdens and don't realize that they are a wish granted.

I love that. That her son was a prayer answered and a wish granted. Those two words aren't very big, but I think they do a great job of explaining how I feel about Little Elvis. I wasn't even sure what I was wishing for when we decided to get pregnant, but he is everything and so much more.

He is a prayer answered and a wish granted.


Blogger Marla said...

That is too sweet. I love the name Elvis. We know a child named Memphis and I like that name too. Our prayer was answered through adoption of our beautiful daughter Maizie.

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Anonymous Dawn said...

I watched that movie too, though, I wasn't all that thrilled with it either. I loved his book "The 5 People..." but I didn't read this one first - I am gonna find it at the library, because the premise of it seems intriguing.

As for wishes, oh yeah, we never really know what we're getting ourselves into when we wish for a baby, and it's just amazing that when they come into our lives, they fulfill that unknown wish so completely. I never knew our family was incomplete without Zachary, until he got here. Now I can't imagine what we'd do without him!

Merry Christmas, Meredith - I hope you, Bob & Little Elvis enjoyed your very first Christmas as a family completely! :)

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