By: Claudia Minden Weisz (the mother of a Rett
asked God to take away my pride. God said, no. It is not for me to take away,
but for you to give it up.
I asked God to make my handicapped child whole. God said, no. His spirit is
whole, his body is only temporary.
I asked God to grant me patience. God said, no. Patience is a by-product of
tribulations; it isnít granted, it is earned.
I asked God to give me
happiness. God said, no. I give you blessings,
I asked God to spare the pain. God said, no. Suffering draws you apart from
worldly cares and brings you closer to me.
I asked God to make my
spirit grow. God said, no. You must
grow on your own,
but I will prune you to make you fruitful.
I asked for
all things that I might
enjoy life. God said, no. I will give you life so that you may
enjoy all things.
I asked God to help me