Tuesday, April 19, 2005

One week and counting until Luke's trach comes out

It’s hard to believe it’s only one more week until Luke is scheduled to get his trach out. This is so big for Luke and our family that we feel we need some extra prayers from the ones of you that know how to do some spiritual warfare. I know that God continues to heal Luke, but I’ll be honest I sometimes struggle with my mind that doubts that it will come anytime soon. It’s hard to explain how I feel at times, I continue to feel the Lord asking me if I trust Him and I have to examine my heart each day as I tell Him that I do trust Him and His perfect plan for my life and Luke’s life.

We will be going through some big changes after Luke gets his trach out. We will lose our wonderful nurses so I will have to be so much more disciplined to get all I need to do each day in my schedule. Though his care will be much easier without his trach we will still need to get his neuro program, massage, feeding’s which take a lot of time, along with all the other children’s schedules that I juggle on a daily basis done. I find such comfort in my favorite scripture at times like these, Corinthians 4:13, I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

Today as I was reading a little devotional book that I read daily, I was reminded once again that Jesus is actually in Heaven interceding for me daily, as it says this in Hebrews 7. I began to thank the Lord for his prayers and found comfort to know that not only do I have many wonderful people praying for me and Luke daily, I also have my precious Heavenly Father praying for me. I find great peace in knowing that the Lord cares so much for me that He finds time to pray for me when I ask Him to. All you have to do is ask Jesus to pray for you and He will, I hope that you find that exciting.

Luke is doing awesome with his bolis feeding it is not taking as long to feed him as it used too, which I’m so thankful for. Please continue to pray for him to be able to swallow better so that he can begin to enjoy eating and drinking through his mouth again. Getting rid of his G-J tube will be our next huge step, I know that it will happen when God allows it to. Also please be praying that God will keep our family healthy. Both Isaiah and Zeke have been battling runny noses and have not been sleeping to well. Zeke woke up a few minutes ago with what sounded a little like a croupy cough. I pray daily that God will surround our family with a hedge of protection and give us good health and I’m so thankful that He answers my prayers. It is so important that Luke stays healthy this next week as he prepares to get his trach out.

My prayer for you today is that you will find the same peace that I have in serving God as your personal Lord and Savior, He’s just waiting to be asked into your heart today, if you haven’t done so already. John 3:16 says For God so loved the world that He sent His only begotten son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. He’s just waiting to give you eternal life, what a precious and priceless gift that is!

Love in Christ,
Luke’s Mommy Sue


Julie in NC said...

Sue, We are getting excited about the trach coming out too! I was reading my Bible last night and thought of you when I got to a verse and thought about writing it but did not. I thought after I read all you wrote that you would be encouraged by this. This is the story when the Israelites we leaving Egypt...at this point they got afraid and we complaining to Moses about leaving.

Exodus 14:13 Moses answered the people, "Don't be afraid! Stand still, and see what the Lord will do to save you today. You will never see these Egyptians again. 14. The Lord is fighting for you! So be still!

We will be praying for you and your family!!!

Blessings, Shane, Julie and Children

Mommy_2 said...


I'm sorry its been so long since I've commented. I have been able to read the blog but have been unable to comment for some reason.

Well, after reading this I had to share a bit of my brother-in-laws sermon from the other day... he was speaking on Lazarus' resurrection (John 11:20-44) and his comment was "Believe and you will see the glory of God move!" And I say, AMEN, for Luke!!!! We are all believing for you and for Luke and the rest of your family, and you WILL see the glory of God move!

Blessings & love to you,
The Tilleys
Kory, Darla, Brittney and Lane

lockwoods said...

We are so excited about what the Lord is doing in your lives! We are praying that all will go well with Luke's trach coming out, and our church is praying as well. We pray that the Lord would keep illness away from you all, especially in this crucial time!
With love,
The Lockwoods

Teena said...

Wow, some great scripture! We are indeed praying for Luke. Praying also for the hedge of protection around your family~ Julie's scripture she mentions is awesome!
"see what the Lord will do"... of course, WE can all say this .. and know that it is a lot harder to walk through it! Praying for your strength... and for Luke's... all of you~ also for the hospital stay.
your GA friends,
Billy, Teena, Michael, Mandi, Dakota, Alyssa, Wyatt & Wesley

Julie in NC said...

Hello Little Luke, I pray that everyone is well at your home and you are getting ready to get that trach out!! I know that you must be so ready...but I also know that you are a blessed boy to have the use of it durning the time that you needed it. God sure is moving in your life. We are praying for you so much. Blessings, Shane, Julie and Children

Sean and Karen Price said...

Hello Sue,
Wonderul news about Luke. We continually pray for him and your family. Love you guys.
The Price's

Anonymous said...

So Luke, tomorrow is the big day. Your Aunt Cindy has helped us keep track with a count down until your trach is removed. :-) Many people are praying that God will be glorified in your life.
Love, Mrs Stewart

Anonymous said...

To Lukie and family

We will be praying for you and the family tomorrow that all is well and goes well.

Love you all and will see you in 11 days.

Uncle Lonnie and Aunt Lori