The Official Writing Challenge
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This was a unique take on the topic, and I liked it.

Now, I should preface this by saying that I'm extremely tired right now, but I had some trouble following your story at first. But it came together in the end.

The end reminded me of a song my by favorite artists, Andrew Peterson. :)
Behold the lamb of God,
Who takes away our sin.
Behold the lamb of God,
The life and light of men.
Behold the lamb of God,
Who died and rose again.
Behold the lamb of God who comes
to take away our sin.

Hallelujah and amen!
Wonderful job painting the whole scenario behind the mother's request, and the gracious response of the Master! Your admirable command of the language is evident. I wonder if toning it down to a bit more conversational style might help the reader follow your train of thought more easily.
I loved the way you followed up at the end with the mention of her faithful service to the Lord, with lessons well-learned. A truly gracious, well-conceived piece!