Sometimes God doesn't answer prayer the way we wish He would, and then again sometimes He does. Last night was one of those times that He answered prayer in a way that gave me so much joy.
Nolan woke up with a fever yesterday. It wasn't a high fever, but it seemed earthshattering. Today was the big fifth-grade field trip that he had been looking forward to all year. It's a field trip to the beach. They get to ride on a boat and wade in the marshes. It's wet and dirty and very cool to an 11 year old boy.
He seemed to be better all day on a little cold medicine, but last night the cough started. Nolan has a terrible time with coughs, and he often goes down hill fast when a cough starts. Last night we prayed together, and I prayed long and hard in bed after he went to sleep. Sometimes little boys are disappointed, but we were so happy when he woke up bright-eyed and bushy-tailed this morning.
I haven't gotten to hear the stories of the trip yet, but he'll be home soon. Right now I'm thanking God for hearing the prayers of a little boy and his mother for a small thing. How has God answered some of your prayers lately?