"Our Little Trooper"

"Our Little Trooper"
"Let me live, that I may praise you!" Psalm 119:175

Monday, March 18, 2013

"I know all about faith Mommy!"

A good friend of ours contacted me about a week ago, and asked for a favor.  She was preparing to give a talk about faith at an upcoming retreat and kept thinking about Rowan. She asked me to have him define faith in his own words.  This weekend I asked Rowan, and had an incredible conversation with him.  I'm pretty sure I won't be the only one blown away by his response and his unbelievably mature grasp on the concept of faith.  As an adult, I don't think I could have explained it better than he does:

"Rowan, can you help me explain faith?"

"Sure, I know all about faith Mommy!"

"Ok, what is faith?"

"Well, faith is believing God and believing IN God...but no matter what, because God makes good things happen, and bad things happen AND even just ok things happen too."

"Why do you think he lets bad things happen?"

"If he didn't ever let bad things happen, then we would never try to help each other, and there would be no compassion in the world."

"Ok, is it hard to have faith?"

"Is it hard to have faith? NO! It's actually harder NOT to have faith."

"Why do you say that?"

"Think about it Mom, if I didn't have faith, my life would just be sad and miserable!"

"And it's not, right?"

"Not at all. I have faith in God so I know it's all part of his plan, even the bad, and that's easy to understand."

Wow, just wow! I am blessed and blown away that my six year old son can explain things so well. More importantly, I am so proud that despite all the pain and suffering he has endured in his short life, he still has faith like no one I've ever met before.  Wish we all could see things as clearly as he does, trust like he does, have faith like he does.


  1. Rowan is not just a blessing to your family, but to the entire world. God created a mighty special boy when He knit Rowan in your womb. Thank you for sharing him with us! God bless you, precious Rowan!

  2. Paula StifflemireMarch 24, 2013 at 7:11 AM

    WOW! Is right He IS OF God!!!! His purpose is obvious most of us live our entire life without understanding our purpose. I can get more inspiration reading 5 minutes of Rowan's words than 1 hour in church This blog is a good a great start but His word needs to reach further there is so much turmoil in today's life this innocent faith could help many Possibly in books or tv?? I don't know exactly how but he certainly has a gift to share always in my prayers little angel