Monday, January 24, 2011

The Brave Little Soul

Ramsey is not only a miracle, he has unlocked a miracle in each of us. At this difficult time, many have prayed, have discovered the power of faith, and have given from their hearts. No words can express how appreciative we are for all of the support we have received. We will be forever grateful.

Since his surgery went so well, we are finally allowing ourselves to look forward and imagine life at home with him. We can picture his nursery, and imagine Reed and Ramsey wrestling in the backyard, yelling "Hey Girls" flirtatiously to the neighbors.

Below is a story shared with us by the chaplain here at Children's. It's a tear-jerker, but it's a must read. Ramsey is OUR brave little soul. Please continue to remember and pray for him, and all the brave little souls at CHP and around the world.

The Brave Little Soul
By: John Alessi

Not too long ago in Heaven there was a little soul who took wonder in observing the world. He especially enjoyed the love he saw there and often expressed this joy with God. One day however the little soul was sad, for on this day he saw suffering in the world. He approached God and sadly asked, "Why do bad things happen; why is there suffering in the world?" God paused for a moment and replied, "Little soul, do not be sad, for the suffering you see, unlocks the love in people's hearts." The little soul was confused. "What do you mean," he asked. God replied, "Have you not noticed the goodness and love that is the offspring of that suffering? Look at how people come together, drop their differences and show their love and compassion for those who suffer. All their other motivations disappear and they become motivated by love alone." The little soul began to understand and listened attentively as God continued, "The suffering soul unlocks the love in people's hearts much like the sun and the rain unlock the flower within the seed. I created everyone with endless love in their heart, but unfortunately most people keep it locked up and hardly share it with anyone. They are afraid to let their love shine freely, because they are afraid of being hurt. But a suffering soul unlocks that love. I tell you this - it is the greatest miracle of all. Many souls have bravely chosen to go into the world and suffer - to unlock this love - to create this miracle for the good of all humanity."

Just then the little soul got a wonderful idea and could hardly contain himself. With his wings fluttering, bouncing up and down, the little soul excitedly replied. "I am brave; let me go! I would like to go into the world and suffer so that I can unlock the goodness and love in people's hearts! I want to create that miracle!" God smiled and said, "You are a brave soul I know, and thus I will grant your request. But even though you are very brave you will not be able to do this alone. I have known since the beginning of time that you would ask for this and so I have carefully selected many souls to care for you on your journey. Those souls will help you create your miracle; however they will also share in your suffering. Two of these souls are most special and will care for you, help you and suffer along with you, far beyond the others. They have already chosen a name for you". God and the brave soul shared a smile, and then embraced.

In parting, God said, "Do not forget little soul that I will be with you always. Although you have agreed to bear the pain, you will do so through my strength. And if the time should come when you feel that you have suffered enough, just say the word, think the thought, and you will be healed." Thus at that moment the brave little soul was born into the world, and through his suffering and God's strength, he unlocked the goodness and love in people's hearts. For so many people dropped their differences and came together to show their love. Priorities became properly aligned. People gave from their hearts. Those that were always too busy found time. Many began new spiritual journeys, some regained lost faith - many came back to God. Parents hugged their children tighter. Friends and family grew closer. Old friends got together and new friendships were made. Distant family reunited, and every family spent more time together. Everyone prayed. Peace and love reigned. Lives changed forever. It was good. The world was a better place. The miracle had happened. God was pleased.


  1. This is beautiful story!!!


  3. I heard the song on the radio this morning, That's What Faith Can Do! I love the song....and my thoughts went immediately to Ramsey and all of you. So, true, what one little soul can do.

    Paige Lincoln

  4. you go ramsey!! :) keep being strong so you can be home soon with mommy daddy and Reed! Harlie hope and I cant wait to walk down through the yard to play with you and Reed!
    -Love The Hudsons
    jim mandy hunter harlie hope

    p.s. Lisa and Dennis, don't forget after Ramsey is well enough I am an awesome babysitter! :) whenever you need me! Tell Reed the girls said hello and if he wants to play in the snow let us know just give us a call!!