Sunday, December 12, 2004

A Busy Week to Report About

Wow! What a busy week we've had. On Monday the girls and Isaiah had there Christmas Homeschool Choir Concert, so we took Luke for the second time since his accident out at night. He seemed to really enjoy the music and so many people were so blessed to see him and the progress that he has made. I'm continually amazed that the amount of people that come up to me and tell me how Luke has really had a impact on their lives. I'm thankful that God has chosen him and our family to bless those with his story.

Luke had a few rough nights this week, it is a mystery why some nights he sleeps so wonderfully and other nights he is awake for hours. We are praying that God will reveal to us what is going on so that we can all enjoy full nights of sleep again. On Tuesday Natalie and I went through all the baby clothing we have and it took quite a few hours of sorting and repacking to get through it all, it feels so good to have that job done. We found a few sleepers that we could use for the new baby girl. We have been blessed by one of our family members Tim and Selena, who happens to have a beautiful daughter Alyssa who passed on all of her darling little clothes for the baby. We have more than we could possible need. We are feeling more prepared all the time for the baby to come, which according to my midwife could be anytime now. But you all know that man doesn't have a clue about the mystery of child birth, so we will just have to leave it up to God's timing, which is the best way possible to have it.

On Friday we decided to take the kids to Gordy's Winter Christmas party at REI. So many people once again were excited to see the progress that Luke has made and we were blessed by how many people came up to share how they keep up to date on his progress. Friday night Gordy, myself and the girls went to a fundraiser BUNCO party, which was a blast, while Isaiah and Zeke got to go spend the night at Grandma and Grandpa's home. Lukie stayed home with Glenda one of our nurses. Saturday night Gordy and I went to the Adult Christmas party at the church and had a great time. Then to top off our busy week Daniel was in a play on Sunday night, we took quite a few friends and family with us and all had a great time. Daniel did an awesome job with his part!

So there you are one very busy week for the Searles Family, I know that more of you would like to hear more often from us but we truly are doing our best to keep you up to date on what is happening.

People often ask how is Luke doing and what can we be praying about, so here are some specific prayer requests: *Please pray that Luke will start swallowing better and not have to be suctioned so much out of his trach, * Please pray that he will be able to tolerate his feeding in his G tube better and won't throw up any of his food, we have an appt on Wednesday with the gastronologist that I'm hoping well help us figure out what is going on, *Please be praying that this little one that can come at anytime will be right on time and that it will be a quick and easy delivery and that she will be a very healthy baby girl.

Once again thank you for your continued support and prayers, they are what get us through the days that are sometimes very difficult. May God richly bless you.

Love in Christ,
Luke's Mommy Sue


Anonymous said...

Hi Sue and Gordy and Family-
I am happy to hear that you all have had a good week. My sister and her husband that works for REI went to the party that you talked about their daughter had a fun time. I hope and pray daily that you are all blest and in God's hands. He is watching over all of you. The new one that is on the way is a lucky little girl to be coming into such a special family. Take care of each other I pray for Luke for all of the special needs that he requires and hope that he gets stronger daily. I also pray for the nurses that come to your home that they to are in God's care. Enjoy this Christmas Season. Always Mary

Julie in NC said...

Sue, I had to go take a nap after I read your post! I am just sounds like you have been very busy. I will be praying that Little Luke will rest better and will start swallowing better. You seem to be doing so well. Thanks so much for letting us know how things are going. Please know that we are always happy when you post and we can wait till the next time. Blessings to all, Shane, Julie and Children

Leon said...

Hi Everyone, several times Luke has come up in conversations with friends and family as I reconnect with people this holiday season. I am often asked what it was like to finally meet Luke and his family. All I can say is it was awesome.

We could get into discussions about theology, reciprocity or other determining factors. Why? I think it was meant to be. For some reason I became involved and, as they say, the rest is history.

Keeping in touch with Luke and his family gets me out of myself and thinking about others. That in itself is a gift. Luke is here because people helped each other help him. We are here (in this blog) because we are helping the family through prayer and friendship. By doing so we help ourselves.

This holiday season think about who you can help.


PS - I will be busy over the next few weeks so this may be my Christmas Greetings. Happy Holidays!

Hi Luke, This is a special Christmas for you little guy. You have fun and keep getting better. I may not be able to pop in for a while, but I will still think of you. Merry Christmas Luke.

Pam&Hal said...

Wow is right. The holiday season can be so very busy but I think it is the warmth we get through spending time with others that fills our hearts. During the dark days of winter it is nice to see the light that shines in people's smiles. Sending you lots of hugs, prayers and smiles. Love alway, Pam, Hal, Carl and Paul

Julie in NC said...

Hello Little Luke, We are praying that things go very well with your Dr visit tomorrow. Sue, we are praying that when your body is ready you will have a great birth and a strong healthy baby girl. Boy, time has gone so fast...seems like just yesterday that Gordy was telling us all that your were having a girl! Blessings to all, Shane, Julie and Children

Anonymous said...

Wow, you have had a busy week! We are praying for Luke and for his doctors appt. It was today so we will pray and hope that everything went great! We will continue to pray for the swallowing and for restful nights! Luke's story has indeed touched people's lives. Tonight at church I pulled up the blog and showed some of the other moms. We have been praying in our class on Sundays. Sue, we are praying for the baby and for the delivery. God is so wonderful soon you will have a new life to welcome into the world! We are praying and thinking of all of you daily. You are so very special to us and we think of you so often. Have Isaiah & Zeke checked the mail box lately??? *secret* :))

Your GA friends,
Billy, Teena, Michael, Mandi, Dakota, Alyssa, Wyatt & Wesley

Julie in NC said...

Hello Sweet Little Luke, I do hope and pray that all is going well for you today. We've had you and your family in our prayers. We pray for God to restore your sweet little body. We were praying at lunch today and did not pray for you and one of the little children forgot Luke! I am so glad that their heart is to pray for you too. Blessings, Shane, Julie and Children

Julie in NC said...

Hello Little Luke, Do ya have a little sister yet? I have been praying for you and your family. I know if your home is like ours, you guys are very busy. I bet Daniel is home and you are loving that. You have a good day tomorrow and know that many are praying for you. Blessings and love, Shane, Julie and Children

Sean and Karen Price said...

It is so good to hear from you this week. Merry Christmas. Although we are just down the street I dont know if it is ever a good time to stop by. The girls ask about Luke all the time and would love to stop by and say hi. Take care and we continue to lift you all up in prayer.
Love Karen Price

Anonymous said...

May God continue to bless Luke as he continues on this unexpected journey you are all taking. I often read your blog to check out his progress and remember what a great God we have. I am blessed every time I read more about your story.

Everything happens for a reason but more importantly God is still in control!