Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Why do I wait so long to ask for your prayers?

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your prayers, they are working. Why do I wait so long to post and ask you all to pray, when I know the power you all have in your prayers?? Luke is doing so much better he is sounding better, breathing better, has not thrown up today, seems more alert and is on his second day of no extra oxygen at night. PRAISE GOD!

I also want to thank you for praying for Amy, I can not even begin to tell you the peace I've had since saying good-bye to her at the airport. I know without a shadow of doubt she is exactly where she needs to be right now. It is so wonderful to have the peace of God at times like this.

I know that I've said this many times in the past, but without a huge miracle of God today was our wonderful nurse, Mary's last day. Our insurance company has decided that we no longer need a nurse because Luke doesn't have to be suctioned very often anymore. We are really going to miss her as she did take some of the burden off my shoulders as she helped with Luke's massaging, feedings and just watching him while I was able to get some other things accomplished. We are praying that God will direct our path in whether we should try to hire someone to help out a couple of days a week, we would appreciate it if you would be praying that God will show us exactly what to do in this matter.

Once again I am requesting prayer for little Brett Jr., his parents are going to court today to deal with the Dr.'s at the Hospital wanting them to take Brett Jr. out of the Hospital. They are saying that he is hopelessly brain dead, I remember being told this about Luke and look at what God has done. Just be praying that the parents, Brett and Yvonne will have the favor of God upon them. To read more about this you can go to his site Also little Candace Joy is having her 14th major surgery today in the past month, as the Dr.'s are trying to get rid of all the infection in her body, to read more her site is I could go on and on with more prayer requests as it seems that so there is so much need right now, but I will only share one more, my very close friend Barb Jacobs, brother Steve was in a major car accident yesterday afternoon, he needs a lot of prayer they are still not sure if he has any brain damage, he also has a broken leg and will need major surgery on his eye to repair the damage around it.

My scripture for the day is Isaiah 64:4 No ear has perceived, no eye has seen any God besides you, who acts on behalf of those who wait for him. I feel once again God is telling me "Sue just be patient and don't give up, wait for me, I have not forgotten you, I am not a God that lies. I have told you I am healing Luke and I am." I really needed this encouragement from the Lord as I mentioned in my last post I have become weary in waiting, but I feel better today and more refreshed and I know it is because you are all helping me by carrying this burden with me. THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART!!

Love in Christ,
Luke's Mommy Sue


Anonymous said...

Sue, Thanks for letting us know that things are going better. It is such a help when you let us know how you need us to pray! We will keep praying. We have been excited as we have prayed for Amy. I know that there are going to many people touched by God through her. Blessings in his name, Shane, Julie and Children.

Carmichael Family said...

Matthew 11:28-30 "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."

Philippians 4:6-7 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Dear Sue,
God really impressed these scriptures on my heart for you. I am praying for His peace for you in regards to Luke, his health, the situation with the nursing, and Amy's mission trip (which He has already given you wonderful peace about). I am also praying that you feel Him "give you rest," as the verse promises. I am so glad to hear Luke is doing better, what an answer to prayer. May God bless you and your family.
Love and blessings,
Catherine and family

Loni said...

Sue - Hugs to you. I am so thankful that Luke is doing better. I understand why you don't always share, because it seems like such a long time of these needs being met, and you think others are going to think "not again" (at least that's the way I feel) and then it gets to a desperate point, and you need to be picked up again. I understand my friend. I am thankful too, that it is going well with your daughter. I cannot imagine after all you have been through in "letting" your daughter go. God's given you a lot of grace there. Keep writing and updating us on Luke and your family.

Love, Loni

Anonymous said...


Denise and family praying for Luke

Crystal said...

I'll be praying for you Sue. Don't give up in this journey with Luke. God will heal him but it has to be in GODS TIMING! Not our own, so often we want to rush things and see in hindsight what a blessing the "delays" were. Much love...

Gordy AKA Luke's Dad said...

I have added a link to both Pray for Brett Jr and Pray for Candace Joy to the links on the left.

Pam&Hal said...

What great news. We're so glad that Luke is doing better and that Sue is too. Being patient is so hard, especially when we all want Luke to be healed so very much. I'm am sure that Amy's smile is lighting up many hearts in Romania. Love to all, Pam

Anonymous said...

"Praise ye the Lord. O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever."

Psalm 106:1

I am praying for you, Sue, and for Luke and your entire family during this time of trial.

I care full-time for my aged mother (87) and wanted to suggest to you that perhaps it would help to talk to a social worker about the various types of governmental agencies and monies that can be obtained for help with Luke's care. We went through the same thing with my mother. Medicare and her supplemental insurance would only cover so much... and for a small amt. of time. But once I checked into things further, we found out that there are a lot of agencies and governmental monies available for the asking, to those in need of extra help. You could start by calling your hospital and asking to speak to a social worker there or perhaps even call your county's Medicaid office. They might be able to give you leads too, on where to go from here.

I am a retired R.N. If I lived close, I surely would help you. That's another option too... asking for volunteers to help. I know it's hard to cry out in need sometimes, as you mentioned in your latest blog entry. But if you don't ask for help, then others won't be given the privledge of doing God's work here on earth by helping you.


God bless you, dear sister in Christ.


Teena said...

I am so thankful Luke is doing better. Also your peace for Amy~
I am praying also about Mary... and what God would have you to do. I am going to try to put a link on my blog for Brett. I too, have another prayer request and do not know if you know it. A home schooling mom of 5 Missy Gray passed away this past week... during the birth of her 5th. She is on home school blogger with me. You can read all about her IF you want... at
this is a friend of her's and she posted LOTS. Seems there is so much tragic things happen. I know this is life .... and God gives grace ... I too, am praying for Candace. I again, thank you for sharing your heart with us, for your testimony and for letting us LOVE your family~
in HIS grip,
your GA friends,
Billy, Teena, Michael, Mandi, Dakota, Alyssa, Wyatt & Wesley

Tanya Nichols said...

May He bless you and keep you and cause His face to shine upon you and yours. Much love today and know that I am praying.

Sherry said...

I am praying today for you and for Luke. I am asking that Our Lord and Saviour will strengthen you and give you the help you need and make you able to see through the tunnel to the light at the end.

Sherry said...

I am praying today for you and for Luke. I am asking that Our Lord and Saviour will strengthen you and give you the help you need and make you able to see through the tunnel to the light at the end.

Carol said...

So much to pray for! Sometimes it seems it's too much for us to even think about, but it's not too much for God. He is bigger than all the world's many difficulties.

Lifting up all these situations that He may reign supreme and be glorified in each and every one of them.

Praying for you, Sue. That you may abide in his infinite peace. That your positive outlook and your concern for others may be blessed. That little Luke will continue to improve. Rapidly.

God bless you, Sue.

no_average_girl said...

dearest sister -- just wanted you to know i was thinking and praying for you today! may you rest peacefully in His arms, knowing He has taken care of your burdens...

Faith said...

Sue, Just lifting you up in prayer. I pray that God will just give you the peace that passes understanding. Praying for little Luke, that he will experience Gods healing touch.


Anonymous said...

"My dear child,

I have commanded my angels to guard over you in all your ways. They will lift you up today in their hands, so you will not strike your foot against the stone.
(Ps 91:11-12)

Be encouraged, my daughter. I walk close beside you. I am here to bind up all your wounds and heal your spirit. (Ps 34:18)

I so love you.
You Almighty Dad,

blestwithsons said...

Isaiah 40:31 but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

Sue, your positive spirit and your faith are truly inspiring. You have ministered to others throughout this tough time... I know you are weary. Thank you for sharing your burden with us so that we can have the privilege of bearing you up!

Praying for your strength, for your family, and for your precious Luke...

Destination...Gloryland! said...

Oh Sue,

You have been through much. Thank you for your example of faithfulness, steadfastness and hopefulness. Even though you exemplify the following verse, may you be encouraged to run the race with even more exuberance and strength, knowing that the Lord has a plan and purpose higher than our understanding.

Rom 5:3-4
Moreover [let us also be full of joy now!] let us exult and triumph in our troubles and rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that pressure and affliction and hardship produce patient and unswerving endurance. And endurance (fortitude) develops maturity of character (approved faith and tried integrity). And character [of this sort] produces [the habit of] joyful and confident hope of eternal salvation.

Praying for you today.

Leann said...

God is so very good!!! I am praising today for all that God has brought you and your family through and will continue to pray for little Luke to be restored. God has a special plan for that little one...

You are such an encourager in the midst of all that you have been through and I praise God for your voice here. Thank you for your faith!!!

God loves you so very much and please, never forget, you are truly the apple of His eye!!!!!

Linda said...

Sue, I will be praying for you today and through the weekend. I know that God has worked mightily for your family and He will continue to hold you in His arms.

Your love and concern for others, even through your own difficulties, is an inspiration and testimony of your faith.

Thanks for sharing and giving me the opportunity to pray for you and your precious Luke.

Paula said...

What a blessing you are... You are a wonderful mom and so kind to be thinking of other children while you're dealing with alot yourself. I am so glad that Luke is doing better. I pray that God's give you the strength and peace as you continue to care for sweet Luke. I believe God is going to use you and your blog to share the hope that is in Him to many, many more people.

Your Sister In Christ,

eph2810 said...

May our Lord and Savior continue with His encouragement as you are waiting for Him. You are very courages woman and God honors that. I have become weary before and every time God sends someone to encourage me to just trust Him.
I will be praying for you. I want to leave you with my favorite Scripture passage and my life's motto:
"I can do everything through him who gives me strength" ~ Phil 4:13

Loni said...

Dear Sue - Just a note to let you know I am still thinking and praying for you. {{{}}}}

Love, Loni

shannon from rocks in my dryer said...

Praying for you, Sue.

He giveth more grace when the burdens grow greater,
He sendeth more strength when the labors increase.
To added affliction He addeth His mercy,
To multiplied trials, His multiplied peace.
When we have exhausted our store of endurance,
When our strength has failed ‘ere the day is half done;
When we reach the end of our hoarded resources,
Our Father’s full giving is only begun.
His love has no limit, His grace has no measure,
His power no boundary known unto men.
For out of His infinite riches in Jesus
He giveth and giveth and giveth again.
--Annie Flint

Spunky said...


I pray that the Lord gives you wisdom to handle the many decisions that you face each day. I pray that He gives you joy to strengthen your spirit and be the momma and wife that you desire to be. Though our trials seem insurmountable our God is able to do all things. Nothing is impossible for the Lord. I pray that Luke and all your children become complete in Christ and walk in HIS ways.

Robin said...

God is our refuge and strength,a very present help in trouble.Psalm 46:1

Praying that you will find refuge and strength in your faith. Lifting little Luke up to the One who loves him most.

God Bless You!

Bethany said...


I just wanted you to know that I am praying for your and your sweet Luke right now! How difficult this must be but what a testimony your encouraging thank yous are to God....

I know he is hearing your heartfelt prayers and wrapping his arms around you and your little one....

Be encouraged! God loves you and He loves Luke!

Mandi said...

I tell you, whatever you ask for in Prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. Mark 11:23

I prayed for Luke today and for your family. I'll be honest that I don't know exactly what you need but God does and I prayed that He would take care of only a loving Father can. What a precious little boy you have! I will gather my 4 sons and we will all pray for Luke as well.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Little Luke! I am sure that this could be a hard day for you and your family but I know that we are all blessed because of your life! You have touched many through your 3 year old life! May God continue to work his healing hand on your body each day till you are restored to compleat and normal health! We love you Luke!

Blessings and Love, Shane, Julie, Kayla, Ruth Ann, Sarah, Susanna, Daniel, Abbie, Aaron and Micaiah ( who prays for his friend and brother each day!)

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Luke!! Woke up praying for you this have touched soooo many lives for the are a blessing to us and sooo many others. We love you very much and hope to see you soon. :-)! May this be a very "special" day for you and your family. Auntie & Uncle