Saturday, November 22, 2014

A Story of Bravery and faith!

   

     In a world far  from here lives a brave little princess. She is a beautiful and smart and very happy. Her days are filled with laughter and love. She likes nothing better then coloring rainbows and unicorns and running and jumping with her brother. This sweet princess awoke each day with a smile on her face with not a worry in the world. Her life is grand and she loves it very much just the way it is. 
  One day while the princess was outside playing a deadly dragon came in the yard, sneaking in the side gate he knocked the little princess right off her swing. The brave little princess didn't cry or even get mad, she just got up and started playing all over again in her happy world. Not long after the first visit the dragon came back sneaking once more into the yard where our happy princess played. This time he knocked harder and the princess was hurt. Still she didn't cry or become sad, instead she sat happily in her family's arms and like them simply believed. The king and queen called to the castle all their very best dragon fighters and with the brave and courageous princess leading the way they pushed the dragon back allowing his long sharp claws and fire infused breath to hurt no one. 
   The princess hung her dragon fighting armor away and returned to happy days of play. Just not as happy as the play time she enjoyed before the deadly dragon came. For everyone knew they had only pushed the dragon back and one day he would return stronger and much harder to fight. The days were sunny and long and our little princess enjoyed them all. She continued to enjoy coloring and playing with her brother most of all, but she sure wasn't unhappy with the special trips outside the castle to places like the zoo. Feeding a giraffe can be a lot of fun the princess found out, she thought riding the lead pony in the rodeo was pretty special too. I am sure the vacation to the home of all princesses  had to top the list of fun for our brave and beautiful princess.
  All too soon the princess and her family and the kingdoms best dragon fighters prepared themselves to once again fight this deadly and ferocious dragon. As hard as it was for the princess and her family they continued to believe and hold their faith as they fought this difficult and painful battle. Through it all no matter what the dragon threw at her and no matter what the dragon fighters had to do to her to keep her safe the princess smiled and continued to spread love, faith, and yes even happiness. Days that should have been dark and gloomy this special princess always seemed to manage to keep bright and happy. After a long hard battle that left lasting scars and tired bodies the dragon was pushed back once more. 
  The princess went back to enjoying a princess's life. She dances a happy beat and enjoy the holidays like only a child can. School is a real treat for her, each day bringing something new she never knew. She never lets the sadness show. She loves harder then most children, plays harder, and  fights harder each day to keep the dragon away.
  Even with all her faith and all the prayers from the kingdom and many surrounding kingdoms,the vigilant fighting and all the knowledge of the best dragon fighters, the dragon has returned he stands at the gate ready for a fight once more. No one not even the wisest of dragon fighters knows how to kill this dragon. The best that can be done is to keep pushing the dragon back. The fight leaves the little princess tired and worn but she isn't giving up. Her family and all the kingdom around her will fight and then fight some more to allow this little princess the chance to live without fighting this ugly deadly dragon any more.
  

    There is no ending to this story because this is a true story and the princess is fighting her fight as we speak. There are very few weapons left to be used for the cancer the princesses has and she is way to young to have to fight this fight at all. Too young or not she is fighting it and fighting hard. I have no idea how this story will end, all I know is how I want this story to end, how I pray it will end. 
  This holiday season please when you say your prayers or your what have yous to the God that you believe in and love please add this princess and all the other prince and princesses who fight the dragon everyday, to your prayers. If you are the kind of person that likes to give freely of them self during the holidays please consider the "Make A Wish Foundation" and "St Judes." Both good ways to help young children like this princess to fight a hard and difficult battle that they shouldn't even have to fight.
 If you do want to donate to St Judes and would like to do it for this princess. She regularly raises money for St Judes. Team Ava
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7 comments:

  1. Beautiful, Joey. Ava has a permanent place on our parish prayer list and a Mass is said for her every Wednesday. Sometimes it is hard to believe God has a plan, but I try to.

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    1. I don't belong to a church but each day I ask God to stand next to Ava and hold her family in his arms of love. It does my heart good to know an entire church reaches out and prays for a sweet little girl they have never met.

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    2. Not exactly sure this was God's plan but I know for sure God is standing beside Ava and helping her as she fights this evil dragon.

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  2. I pray for sweet Ava too. She is a beautiful and inspiring child!

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    1. She inspired me to write that story, and every day she inspires me to be happy no matter what life is throwing at you. Thanks you for your words and your prayers.

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  3. I love the metaphor, Joan I'll pray for God's help for all children who fight terminal disease and especially so for Ava. I'll keep in mind to ask for the collective intelligence to find cures.

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    1. Michael thank you for the kind words. Ava's family will be happy to hear that even more people are praying. Thank you so much.

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