Sometimes Love Comes Wrapped in a Cardboard Box from Amazon

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.”


5 thoughts on “Sometimes Love Comes Wrapped in a Cardboard Box from Amazon

  1. Reblogged this on reedettes and commented:
    My son. Childhood disease. An imperfect world. I love that God speaks through our children; those with a voice and those too young or too sick to have a voice. Prayers for Mattie and all the children who are are walking through the hard journey of childhood disease and their families that care for them. And I am praying for a heart like my son’s heart.

  2. Praying for sweet Mattie and your family… Mattie definitely draws people in with his fighting spirit and soulful eyes! And Ethan…what an AWESOME young man he is!! He has more wisdom in his young years than many adults acquire in a lifetime. God Bless him and his family as well!

  3. Such a sweet gift, a thoughtful sign of Love!! Praying for more leukocytes for Mattie!!
    Tracy, I sent you a song via email….

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