Sunday, April 30, 2006

Just reporting on my wonderful Birthday weekend

I thought I would let you all know about my wonderful Birthday weekend. That's right I have a birthday today and I told my awesome family all I wanted was a work day. On Saturday we got more done in one day than I could of done in weeks. Daniel cleaned the garage and worked on the downstairs closet with Amy, Amy worked on cleaning the end of the hall cabinet and the coat closet upstairs and Natalie went through all of Isaiah's, Ezekiel's, Luke's and Lily's clothes which was a huge project, since we pass clothes down from one boy to the next we keep them together in big bins. Gordy helped by watching Luke and Lily, made my birthday cake and cleaned the kitchen, while I cleaned our bathroom from top to bottom and helped all the kids sort through the closets saying what to keep and get rid of. Isaiah and Ezekiel kept busy working in there room and playing, just what they do best.

My Dad and Mom had us over for a delicious dinner, so we didn't need to cook that day. Then this morning I was blessed with breakfast in bed, cooked by Daniel, making his famous and delicious crepes. Gordy and the girls put together picture albums for me using 700 of our 1000's of pictures taken during the last 3 years, so it was an emotional morning as I looked through all the pictures of our family. The ones of Luke before his accident especially brought tears to my eyes. The kids also put together a special musical CD of them singing and playing the piano, Daniel sang one of his original songs that he wrote a few months ago. I kept saying it was the best Birthday I could of ever wanted and it's not even over yet.

Just to let you know I took Luke into the Dr. on Friday, he has been coughing up some horrible looking gunk and has been spiking a fever for the last few nights. The amazing thing about his sickness this time is his oxygen levels have not been dipping as they normally have in the past. When they checked his oxygen levels in the Dr.'s office it was at 97 which is wonderful for him being sick. He continues to move his legs and has started putting his fingers on his face and even in his mouth the other day. We continue to see little changes in his behavior, that most people would not think anything of, but to us they are a big deal.

I am very thankful for each of you that continue to pray for Luke's complete recovery and also keep our family in your prayers. Just the other night Daniel and I were in the kitchen talking, I had just come out of Luke's room and he had a fever of 103 and was struggling a bit with his oxygen levels, Daniel said to me "Mom, do you ever think life will be easy again?" I had to stop and think was life ever easy and I came to the realization it was a whole lot easier before the accident, but God has been faithful and He has brought us through this trial with many things to be thankful for and you all are part of what we are thankful for.

Love in Christ,
Luke's Mommy Sue


Carmichael Family said...

Happy birthday Sue! I'm so glad your family has been such a wonderful blessing to you. I have been praying for Luke this week and what a blessing it is to hear that his oxygen levels have stayed high, and he is moving his legs and arms more and more. I will be praying that his cold/cough goes away completely, and he doesn't suffer from any complications. God bless you,

Pam&Hal said...

Happy Birthday Sue! We've been thinking of you today and how very special you are and how lucky we are to have you in our lives. What a great bunch of gifts from your family. Love you all so very much. Pam, Hal, Carl and Paul

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! I'm so glad you had a wonderful day. Denise

Anonymous said...

Sue, My birthday was yesterday too and I also have a son named Luke. I have been keeping up with your blog since Luke's accident and admire your courage and faith. You have been an inspiration to me and I continue to pray for your Luke and your family.

The Gannaway Family said...

Happy birthday Sue! So glad to hear you had a wonderful day. What a great family! Praise God for Luke putting his finger in his mouth. It is also exciting for us when we hear about these tiny giant steps. Bless you all.
Love the Gannaway Family

lockwoods said...

So happy that you had a great birthday, Sue! What a wonderful family you have! My kids were so excited about Luke smiling and moving his legs - a definite answer to prayers! Love ya'll-
The Lockwoods

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Sue! I know the best birthday present ever was Luke's smile. I can only imagine how your heart was filled with joy at the sight of it. Thank you for your faithful sharing. It is a blessing to me every time I check in on how Luke and all of your family is doing. Bless you bless you and Happy Sabbatical to Gordon, too!

Stevanie Sweet - Puyallup (used to work with Gordon @ REI)

Teena said...

I am a little late~ but HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Wow sounds like such a great time! My eyes filled as you told about the photos and how your family blessed you. YOU ARE BLESSED. I think of you so often.
I am praying Sue~ you mean lots to me.
your GA friends,
Billy, Teena, Michael, Mandi, Dakota, Alyssa, Wyatt & Wesley

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Teena said...

Just wanted to wish you a Happy Mothers Day! We are doing what God has called us to do and with that comes great... joy & peace. Oh times are hard and difficult some but God is so good to give us HIS peace. YOU are truly an amazing mom. I pray your day is filled with LOTS of LOVE ... and it great!
your GA Friends~
Billy, Teena, Michael, Mandi, Dakota, Alyssa, Wyatt & Wesley