Thursday, November 25, 2004

We have so much to be Thankful for today

I hope that you all had a great Thanksgiving, we had a wonderful time at Gordy's sister Pam and husband Hal's home. As we celebrated a wonderful Thanksgiving day, I was once again reminded how much I have to be thankful for: a wonderful loving husband, the greatest children in the whole wide world, giving parent's, sweet sisters & sister in laws, a nice brother & brother in laws, lots of fun nieces & nephews, kind Uncles & Aunts, some really good cousins, lots of very supportive friends and all our new friends out in Blog land that are praying for our family and Luke each day.

Last night as I was putting Luke to sleep I began to weep once again and thank my Heavenly Father and His awesome Son Jesus for sparing my son's life. I realize that God did not have to bring back Luke to us, He could of very well taken him home to be with Him in heaven, but I'm so thankful that he chose to leave him with us down here on Earth. As I was looking back to this long journey that began on August 30th, I know without a shadow of a doubt that God has always been with us each and every day. Some days are very long and hard, but I'm so thankful for the continued progress Luke makes each day. He is now eating in his g-tube, which means he had food go into his stomach for the first time since his accident. He's done pretty good at handling the food and we are praying that he will be able to continue to handle what we are giving him and that he would soon start eating through his mouth once again. Baby steps are hard at times, but I continue to be thankful for each one we take.

As you can see by the picture of Luke on the horse and with his favorite monkey, he is becoming more alert and focused each and every day. Our prayers for this coming week, as we leave for Canada on Saturday to start his Hyperbaric treatments, are that he will begin to relax his muscles more and more each day. His legs are always very straight and almost impossible to bend, while his are arms are always bent and hard to get straight. We continue to believe that God is going to restore Luke to complete health and are excited to see this happen. We will try to keep you up to date next week on how the treatments are going, as I always say to people that say they are praying for Luke "please don't give up, your prayers are being heard and answered." Once again we say thank you for your prayers and support, they are appreciated more than you can know.

Love in Christ,
Luke's Mommy Sue


Teresa H said...

Happy Thanksgiving Sue and Gordy and family (a day late). I am happy to see it was a good day for you all. It is wonderful to see all the progression Luke is having in his healing. It just amazes me. We will be praying for some awesome healing from the Lord while Luke is going thru his treatments, and also we will be praying for your family, that you get some rest and enjoyment together. That this can be a time of peace in your souls and a time of wonderful togetherness.

Many blessings to each of you!

-Teresa and Lawrence, and family

lockwoods said...

Hello! Thank you so much for posting new pictures!!!! Luke looks so good. I was just longing to see new pictures...thanks again. And don't you worry, I won't give up on praying for Luke, or for you all. I will pray until his healing is complete! You are especially remembered as you make the trip to Canada. I have really been thinking of you, Sue, as you are expecting. How are you feeling? Every time I feel tired, overwhelmed, crabby, bogged down from lack of sleep, being uncomfortable, etc. from my pregnancy, I try to think of you and pray for you. You are all on my heart, and I look forward to hearing all about the trip/treatments.
Amy Lockwood and family (Mark (dh), Elijah, Tabitha, Joanna, Josiah, and Chloe-due Feb. 3)

Julie in NC said...

Sue and Gordy, It was so good to see Luke on the blog. We had family in for Thanksgiving and wanted to post sooner but just did not have the time. I am so glad you all had a good Thanksgiving. You are are so sweet to let us know how you are doing. We have you in our prayers and sooooo look forward to hearing about your trip. I look forward to Luke being restored. Thanks once again for blessing us by allowing us to be a small part of your family! Jesus, Please heal Little Luke. Blessings to all, Shane, Julie and Children

Anonymous said...

So thrilled to see the pictures of Luke!! We have been out of town for Thanksgiving... but we too, are so thankful that the Lord allowed Luke to live!! I cried as I looked at the pictures and read your post, Sue. Not out of sadness but because I am so thankful for the baby steps too! I am so thankful to be a part of this mighty prayer group interceding for the Searles family.
I am thankful to both you and Gordy... for allowing us to be apart and to strengthen our faith as we see the LORD perform miracles in LUKE's life. I am praying as you are on your trip as I type this... I am lifting all of you up as Luke has the treatment and all of you are together. May God completely heal Luke... may Luke rise up with a great testimony of what God has done!!!

our love,
your GA friends,
Billy, Teena, Michael, Mandi, Dakota, Alyssa, Wyatt & Wesley Price