Friday, January 27, 2006

We are back from our wonderful trip to Hawaii. Thank you for all your prayers, the children all did great, Luke stayed healthy and Gordy and I had a wonderful time. It's hard for me to say what was the biggest highlight of the trip, it was a dream come true. Two whole day's of relaxing and basically doing nothing but reading by the pool and the beautiful blue ocean, that is what I call a dream come true. The seminar on the Biomodulator was great and we left there feeling more educated and excited about what we will be seeing in Luke's life and our families health.

Though, I would have to say one of the most exciting part of the trip came the night we met the Vara Family. They invited us to join their small Bible study group on Wednesday night, it was great meeting people who have been faithfully praying for Luke and our family. I was so blessed to meet Tiffany, she has been a true inspiration to me this past year and half, I can not even begin to tell you about all the times that she has encouraged me, educated me and spent time praying for me. We quite often say that we are on a journey that neither one of us would of chosen, and since we have to be on this journey we are so thankful for each other. It was a pure delight meeting Abbie's Dad, Ray, her brothers Chase, Kyle, RJ, Matthew and her cousin Crystal, it was so comforting to be in a home where they know the trials and joys that we experience so often in our family. Thank you Chase for giving us your room, you are one great guy! I really enjoyed getting to hold Abbie, she has a sweet spirit and God is doing such a awesome miraculous work in her life each and every day.

As wonderful as our trip was it was much more wonderful to come home to our precious children. As you can imagine we really missed each other. We would love to take them all to Hawaii someday, but that would really have to be a miraculous happening because of how expensive it would be. I have said it so often but it bears repeating, our older children once again showed us how responsible and caring they are in taking care of their younger siblings. They all did such an awesome job at home, we are so blessed by them.

In closing I would like to share a scripture that I read yesterday, it is Isaiah 43:18, 19 Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! I truly believe that God is doing a new thing in not only Luke's life but also our whole family. I am excited to see what the future holds, as I have said a hundreds of times, I know without a shadow of a doubt that Luke is being healed and he will be walking, talking, running and playing some day soon. I continue to trust God with the details of when that will be. I have been praying diligently to God to renew my joy, because I'm learning that when you don't have the joy of the Lord you are tired and feel like you can not go on another minute. You too can have that joy, all you have to do is ask God and He will give it to you.

Our current prayer requests to all of our faithful prayer partners; Luke has come down with a bit of a cold and is running a little fever, his nose is running non stop today and he's coughing up a storm, please pray this will pass quickly. Ezekiel and Lily are coughing a bit and need a touch from God also. I would also once again ask for prayer for me as we are once again without a nurse, it looks like they really are going to stop our nursing hours. We are going to really miss Mary she is a wonderful nurse, so kind and just knowing that she is a Christian and also believes that Luke will be healed someday brought great comfort. I need to really get into a very structured schedule if I hope to get all I need to get done each day done, you will never begin to realize how much it helped having her the two days that she was here. Once again I have to rely on my old faithful scripture, Phil. 4:13 , I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me, I really believe this, as God has proven it to me time and time again.

Love in Christ,
Luke's Mommy Sue


The Gannaway Family said...

Dear Sue,
Glad to hear you had a wonderful time in Hawaii, the beaches look beautiful. Maybe oneday you may be able to come and visit some of our beautiful beaches here in Australia! Thanks for the lovely photo of your family, we have it on our bookshelf and share it with friends who drop by, many of them know of Luke and have been praying for him too. We look forward to hearing all the wonderful things God is doing in your lives. Please know that your words are such an encouragment to us. We'll be praying for Luke with his cold.
Much love in Christ
The Gannaway Family
Willow Grove, Australia

lockwoods said...

I'm so glad that you were able to enjoy yourselves in Hawaii! And that your older children are such a blessing to you! (wisdom is known of her children!!) I'll be praying for Luke and all of you to get over this cold quickly. And thanks so much for the card/ meant a lot to me.
Please lift up our daughter, Joanna, in your prayers. We are facing a tremendous trial with her health...and a trying of our faith. Thank you-
The AK Lockwoods

Anonymous said...

Hi! Sorry to hear about losing your nursing care. It's so hard for me to understand how that can happen,but I know as in the case of my daughter,it does. She only has 2 children and needs all the help available. Please know I will be in prayer for you concerning that situation.

Julie in NC said...

Hello Gordy and family, Just had to stop in and say Go Seahawks!!! I did not think about you guys as the Seahawks BEAT the Panthers last week ( we are in the same town as they are). When I found out that you liked the Seahawks I told Shane, being the good sport that he is,he told me to let you know that we will be cheering own the Seahawks.

I am so glad you had a good trip. It is great to hear that you are planing your next trip too. Hope you can make it our way!! We are still standing and believing that your Jesus can heal Luke!

Blessings, Shane, Julie and Childrne

Julie in NC said...

Hey, Just stopping in to let you know that we are thinking and praying for ya'll. Have a wonderful day! Blessings, Shane, Julie and Children

Teena said...

Just stopping in and saying Hello.
This week has been crazy and I am just catching up. I am so sorry about your nursing care. I am praying for Luke, Lily and Zeke and their colds. It was so great to talk with you the other day. Again, thank you for what you mean to all of us~ we think/pray for Luke.... HUGS~
your GA friends,
Billy, Teena, Michael, Mandi, Dakota, Alyssa, Wyatt & Wesley

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