I’m in awe of the number of people Mattie has impacted in his first 2 1/2 years of life. People from all walks of life. Young and old. Near and far. Friends, family and strangers.
Mattie has a way of drawing you in and grabbing a little piece of your heart. He has made his mark. Delivered joy. Poured out sweet love on so many.
When I get emails, messages, or mail from children who pray for Mattie, my heart is just leaps. Precious, faith-filled hearts, loving so beautifully.
Our far away friend Ethan is one of those dear children who has faithfully prayer for Mattie from the very beginning.
Ethan’s is witty, charming, and full of life. He too is a survivor, a fighter, a brave warrior.
He sent this to Mattie in the mail yesterday.
Sometimes love comes wrapped in a cardboard box from Amazon.
Yes, that is a stuffed White Blood Cell. A leukocyte. We have affectionately named him, “Luke”.
Such a kind, thoughtful, love filled gift.
It came covered in prayer.
Along with this note that now hangs over Mattie’s bed.
And Ethan made this reminder for himself.
So to Ethan, and all of the rest of you sweet friends young and old, near and far, thank you for praying for Mattie. Keep asking for an increase in those WBC’s!
And as Ethan so beautiful said, “When I first heard about little baby Mattie a long time ago, he made me realize about what is important in my life. And that I shouldn’t worry about my small problems, when I should be praying for other people’s big problems.”