Seven years ago Ellie was ill one day when her parents both had to go into work. My daughter asked if she could some sleep on our sofa. We said certainly. She inspired this prayer poem.
Watching Ellie Sleep© 2014 Molly Lin Dutina
As I sit here watching you sleep, my heart melts you are so sick not even wanting anything to drink so ill you cannot stay awake Eyelids that dark shade that declares you are unwell your lovely long eyelashes are enchanting just like your mother’s were I just want to make you well though I know I cannot you sleep on under your olive-green throw and I pray over you That Christ will heal you, that there be no long lasting effects of whatever ails you. Rest, my dear Ellie, and be made whole.