Friday, May 26, 2006

Busy days to report about, as we prepare for our trip.

I have been busy getting all the details done before our trip, so we've had many appts. scheduled lately. I took Luke in for a Dentist visit and was pleased to hear that his teeth look great. I've wondered at times if they had any damage done because of reflux problem he had for awhile, but the Dentist said that we are doing a great job at keeping them healthy. I also took him for a Dr.'s visit to get a RX for oxygen, as we go on trip we will take his oxygen, hoping that we won't need it but having it never the less. We are ordering extra of everything we might possibly need for him and trying to think of anything that might come our way while we are gone. It certainly is a bit more challenging planning this vacation with Luke's special needs.

Here's a little story from today. I took Luke and Lily to the YMCA to watch Isaiah and Nataile sing in the YMCA Homeschool Choir, it was Member Appreciation day at the Y. Luke seemed to enjoy the concert in his new stroller. His stroller has a steering wheel on the front which drew many children to play with it, he seemed to like having the children there playing. While we were there he feel a asleep for a little while and a few little kids called him a baby, at which time Ezekiel told them that he is not a baby, he is three years old and that he drowned, which opened up a whole slew of questions. I'll be honest it was hard sitting there listening to Zeke standing up for his brother and watching people stare at Luke, but I was also pleased with Zeke for being such a wonderful big brother, watching out for his little brother Lukie. One more turn on this roller coaster ride that brings out so many extreme emotions all the time.

Last time I blogged I asked you all to pray for Luke to stay healthy, that his lungs will stay clear, that his oxygen levels will continue to stay up, that his legs will begin to bend, that he will begin to show even more smiles and that we will hear him laugh again soon. I am excited to tell you that God is answering your prayers, we are seeing more smiles all the time and he has even begun to smile while we are playing with him, which is a first, no laughing yet but I know that will happen soon. I've also seen a bit more bend to the knees and he has stayed healthy and is breathing fine. I am asking you to continue to ask the Father for Luke's complete healing, that we will see him run, play, talk, laugh and have a day where he will not need to be suctioned at all. I truly believe it will happen one day, I just get anxious at times waiting.

My biggest prayer request is that you will keep our whole family in your prayers as we take this trip. I realize that many of you think it is probably very extravagant to take such a long vacation, but I want to let you know we've been planning and saving and sacrificing other things so that we can take this trip. We are praying that this will be a time of healing for our family, a time of relaxation and most importantly that we will have life long memories of God's blessing us as we go. We also want to be a blessing to others so that they can see Christ's love through our lives and know that God is good all the time.

We are leaving June 1st and will be gone through July 8th. We will try to post pictures and share our journey with you along the way. I realize this blog is supposed to be about Luke, but I think during our vacation I will be sharing more stories about the whole family.

One last note, I have a few prayer requests to share with you all. Gabby is a little girl with a very rare brain tumor and she needs a miracle from God, you can read more about her at Melissa is a precious momma to 7 children, the same as me, and she found out in December she has a brain tumor that turned out to be cancerous, to read more go to: I was excited to see on Brett Jr.'s site an update telling of his progress, he still needs a miracle from God to be whole once again, his link is to the side. There are many more that I could share but at this time these are the most desperate for a miracle right now.

May God richly bless you today, I hope next time I blog it will be on our trip. Once again thank you from the bottom of my heart for staying so faithful in your prayers!

Love in Christ,
Luke's Mommy Sue

P.S. One last prayer request is for Joanna, who also has cancer, I'm not sure how she is doing at right now. Amy, could you let us know how to pray for her at this time?


Anonymous said...

Dear Gordy, Sue, Daniel, Amy, Natalie, Isaiah, Ezekiel, Luke,
& Lily,

I pray you have a wonderful time on your trip. A time of relaxing and healing,
And a time of great fun together.

I will miss you but am so excited that you get this time together.

The Lord bless you,
And keep you:
The Lord make His face shine upon you,
And be gracious unto you:
The Lord left up His countenance upon you,
And give you peace.
Numbers 6:24-26

Love you lots, Aunt Cindy (-:

Pam&Hal said...

We hope that you have an absolutely fabulous trip; great weather, great health, great fun! We look forward to seeing you when you return.
Love, Pam, Hal, Carl and Paul

Anonymous said...

To All:

I too will miss you all, but hope that you have the best time on your trip. We will be praying for your safety, and fun for all!

Love ya, Aunt Lori and Uncle Lonnie

annie said...

I will be praying for your family while you are vacationing. It is great to do normal things! I totally relate to your incident at the YMCA, it sometimes isn't until you are in a different environment that you realize things for us are different. If that makes sense? Great to hear that Luke is doing so well. I will continue to pray and believe with you for him to be walking, talking, running and playing!!!
In Him,

lockwoods said...

Oh, I'm so glad you are able to go on a trip! I hope you have an absolutely fabulous time!!! We'll be praying for you, as always. My mother's heart can really relate to how you must have felt at the YMCA.
As far as Joanna goes: She has a genetic disease. There are lots of things that go along with this disease...some minor, some major. The biggest thing we are dealing with right now is skin cancer. She has literally got hundreds of spots on her that may or may not be cancer. The derm says he thinks they all are. So, we are treating them a few at a time right now. She has to avoid the sun...and we have about 20 hours of sun a day right now in Alaska. Thanks so much for praying for her. We are going to the oral surgeon on Thursday because she has a couple of growths in her mouth which he will probably want to biopsy. It is unclear right now if she is our only child with this disease. Thanks again for remembering us. We are praying that God will remove all cancer cells from her body, and prevent new ones from growing. It seems like these spots are multiplying quickly. But God is able to heal, as you know!
Have a super vacation, and we look forward to hearing from you when you get back!!!

You are loved-
Amy Lockwood

Anonymous said...

Hello my Long lost Friend!! I am so sorry that I have been away so long. I have been thinking and Praying for you guys each day. I will be praying for safty, peace, health and lots of fun and blessings as you go. I can't wait to hear about the trip. I have missed you. Blessings and Love, Shane, Julie and Children

Teena said...

Dear Sue~ some days tears just come and this is one of those days. I sat here as you were telling about Zeke and just cried. How awesome to see how Zeke was standing up for his brother! I know your mama heart was full....

I am so thankful you will get to go on vacation. I will miss you and hope you do get to post some.
How exciting. We are going to the beach for a week in June so we will be gone the first week.

That is great about Luke and his smiling~ I know he must love his new stroller!

I think/pray often... thanks for visiting my blog and missing me!
YOU are a very special friend.
your GA friends,
Billy, Teena, Michael, Mandi, Dakota, Alyssa, Wyatt & Wesley

Anonymous said...

Gordy, Sue and family, Be safe and have fun on your trip. Love ya, Lori

Anonymous said...

Have a great time guys. God Bless you and keep you snug and happy. Enjoy the wonders of the Lord as you travel.