Sunday, December 05, 2004

Praise the Lord, we are back home!

We are thankful for the time spent in Canada, but all of us are so happy to be back home. We decided to come back a day early on Friday and are so glad we did. I almost cried as I came into my quiet, clean home, that had been beautifully decorated for Christmas by Amy, Natalie and the Jacob girls. I am so blessed to have such wonderful daughters, they did an awesome job!

People are asking, "do you see any difference in Luke," the answer is just a little bit, which is great considering they usually tell you, you won't see much change before at least 20 to 40 dives and we only took 10 dives this trip. We are noticing that he seems to be much more alert and his arms are becoming more limber. At church today he was looking at people and not jumping as much when people would try to touch him. As we've said all along, this is a slow marathon we are running with Luke and continue to stay thankful for each step along the way.

Continue to pray that Luke will limber up in his legs and that his trach secretions will lessen, this would make him so much more comfortable and make our lives a little easier. I hope and pray that you are able to enjoy this joyous season of Christmas and please don't forget in all the hustle and bustle of this busy time, the real reason for the season is JESUS. We hope you enjoy the new pictures posted below.

Love in Christ,
Luke's Mommy Sue

13 comments:

The Gannaway Family said...

Dear Sue and family,
We rejoice with you in the small miracles and praise God for all that He does and will continue to do in and through Luke. We have noticed an "awakening" in Luke's eyes in the photos recently. Praise God that his little arms are loosening up. We continue to pray with you and for you, as do many of our Australian friends. Thanks for taking the time to keep us all informed.

May many blessings be showered upon you and your family this Christmas. May the testimony from your lives touch many many more people.

In Christ
The Gannaway Family
Willow Grove, Australia

The Gannaway Family said...

Dear Sue and family,
We rejoice with you in the small miracles and praise God for all that He does and will continue to do in and through Luke. We have noticed an "awakening" in Luke's eyes in the photos recently. Praise God that his little arms are loosening up. We continue to pray with you and for you, as do many of our Australian friends. Thanks for taking the time to keep us all informed.

May many blessings be showered upon you and your family this Christmas. May the testimony from your lives touch many many more people.

In Christ
The Gannaway Family
Willow Grove, Australia

Julie in NC said...

Welcome home!!! I am so glad you are back! I have missed you and reading about Luke! Praise God for all that he has done and all that he plans to do in Lukes life. Blessings, Shane, Julie and Children

Anonymous said...

We are so thankful each day that you share the good news of the things happening in Luke's life. We are also thankful of hearing about the family. Our God is so awesome and we feel so much a part of all that he is doing in your lives. Thanks for letting us be a part of your family in knowing that our prayers are being answered for your family. Love Tom & Pam

lockwoods said...

Oh, Praise our Lord!!! I'm so glad you made it home safely, and that all went well! Thank you so much for faithfully posting updates...it is so wonderful to see God answering prayers. We continue to pray for Luke's arms and legs to relax, for his trach secretions to lesson, and for complete and total healing. You and your family are much loved, Luke!
Amy Lockwood and family

Leon said...

As you said before "baby steps". Step by Step Luke will get better. I am glad you made it home safely and can rest a bit.

Hi ya Luke!

Julie in NC said...

Hello little Luke, I have been praying that you will become very limber. As I have spent time with my little children today I have thought of you so often and prayed for you. I hope you are doing good. I bet you will be playing with your brother's before long. Blessings to all, Shane, Julie and Children

Julie in NC said...

Hello Little Luke, I hope you are having a great day and feel the love and peace of Jesus in your sweet life today. Give Mommy and Daddy a extra kiss and a cute little smile too. We are praying for you each day and know that God has so much for you in the future! Blessings to all, Shane, Julie and Children

Anonymous said...

Hello!! I am so happy to see the update!!! I couldn't sleep (2:50am) and so I came to check on Luke and found the update... I just cried and cried! I love the pictures. I am so thankful you are seeing changes! I love to see the eye contact Luke gives! Sue, your attitude is so remarkable. It gives me strength in my daily walk. Luke, our Wesley (almost 17 months) sends you kisses. We tell him you are his buddy! I love to show my children the pictures! God is working a miracle!
I am so thankful to witness it. I want to write on each one of the pictures... so tell Natalie, Amy and the boys to look and read! We love you all!!!
Your GA friends,
Billy, Teena, Michael, Mandi, Dakota, Alyssa, Wyatt & Wesley

Cam & Kristen - Osaka said...

Hi Gordy, Sue and kids!

I had been away from the computer for about a week, and came back a few days ago to check out the blog, but for some reason my Internet Explorer was telling me that it couldn't find the website! I was concerned, thinking that maybe you guys had stopped blogging, or that the website was taken down, or something! So I was relieved, as well as overjoyed to get to see the pics and the full report of the trip to Canada. How awesome that you got to meet Leon! (Hi Leon! You've become an electronic friend of ours, too, way out here in Japan!) And I bet cool for him to meet all of you, too!

Anyway, praises to the Father for your great first experience with the hyperbaric treatments! As we see progress, we can give "Hyperbaric Praise"!

Blessings,

Cam and Kristen

april said...

I have been away for a while and was so excited to return to good news. God is good and will keep touching Luke and his family. I continue to pray for all of you.

Julie in NC said...

Hello Little Luke, I have been away. We had a new baby born in our family and I was able to be at his sweet birth. I had to travel 3 hours to get there....I talked to the Lord about you so much. I pray that you and your family are doing well. I know that before to long you will have a new sister to hold. You have a good weekend and know that we are praying for you. Blessings, Shane, Julie and Children

Julie in NC said...

Hello Little Luke, I hope you had a good day and was able to go to church. I look foward to hearing about all that you have been doing. What have your brothers been up to? Have you got your Christmas tree up yet? I bet you like seeing all the lights. Have you been giving anyone a kiss? Give all your sweet family our love. Blessings, Shane, Julie and Children