Sunday, July 16, 2006

A priceless smile

Here is a picture of Luke Smiling. I was playing with his legs and he laughed a bit of a snort. We were excited to see such happiness on his face. Before the accident Luke was a very happy little boy.

Here we are on the beach in Newport OR just a few days before returning home.


The Gannaway Family said...

Dear Searles,
That is the most beautiful photo I have seen for a long time. Praise God for that beautiful smile. We will continue to pray for Luke, for his smiles and his laugh. Glad to hear you had a great holiday.
Much love
The Gannaway Family (who recently moved house)
Newborough, Victoria, Australia

Anonymous said...

What a lovely smile (and acomplishment) for this beautiful Sunday morning! I'm so happy for you and your family!...Bob

Bindress said...

YEAH! What a glorious picture to wake up to! I called my family in here to see it as well. Now we are all walking around the house with peaceful smiles on our faces. Thank you so much for posting this photo!

annie said...

I've often said that while a complete instant healing would be so wonderful, the little presents we recieve along the way of the gradual healing are priceless. The smile on Luke's face is an obvious gift and I know you are thankful for it. What a sweet little face. May God continue to bless your family with wonderful gifts!

Anonymous said...


Lord thank you for this most precious gift. I know you are smiling on Luke as he smiles at you. AMEN!

Stevanie Sweet - Puyallup

Lin said...

I've been following this blog since the start, and I love that picture of Luke. I look at it when I want to brighten my day.
Give him a big hug from all of us who follow his progress from afar, and are cheering him on.

Anonymous said...

Joyful interaction with our children...God's greatest blessing here on earth! BEAUTIFUL!!! Sue F

Jenni said...

That picture is amazing! What a hansome young man you have there! Bless you guys!

Pam&Hal said...

Wow! These are two of the nicest pictures I've seen. Love to see that smile on Luke's face, just like I've seen it in my dreams. The family on the beach is great too. Clearly, everyone had a wonderful time.
Love, Pam

Leon said...

Hi Luke,

I was thinking about you as I read some of my old posts from 2004. I decided to check in and see how you were doing and saw your picture. That is an awesome, awesome! smile. You keep smiling and getting better. :)

Hi Everyone, Thanks for the photos. I'm glad you had a nice holiday. Take care.


Anonymous said...

LUKE!!!!! You look sooooo good! We have been out of town but we saw you sweet litte face while we were gone....we alway have to check on you. Gordy and Sue, thank you for sharing this with us. Thank you Lord for allowing Luke to be healed! Blessings, Shane, Julie and Children

miza said...

I came across your blog this evening and just wanted you to know what an inspiration you are! Your faith in God is visible in each posting and to see that faith is a true testament to those of us fortunate enough to find your site. Thank you for sharing your life and your love for God with the rest of us. You are an amazing family and my prayers are with Luke and your family for complete restoration and healing. annb

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful picture of Luke! And how wonderful that he has started smiling!!! Praise the Lord! The picture of your whole family is great also. Continuing to pray for Luke's healing,
Alane Bristow

Mommy_2 said...

Luke, I was so excited to come back from my vacation and see your beautiful smile! I'm sure your mommy & daddy love to see it!!! We continue to pray that you will be completely healed, and soon :)
Much love and many prayers, The Tilleys

Anonymous said...

What a sweet picture. Glory to God.

Teena said...

oh my oh my~ I sat here staring at him and tears filled my eyes. I so want to cut/paste this .... my printer will not work right now. PTL PTL PTL.... what a JOY to see LUKE SMILING!

Thank you Father.... thank you

I love all of you~
your GA friends,
Billy, Teena, Michael, Mandi, Dakota, Alyssa, Wyatt & Wesley