Thursday, August 31, 2006

Praise God, Two years ago today Luke was brought back to life after being dead!

I have so much to be thankful for, as today is the anniversary of Luke's miraculous journey back to life. He seems to be doing fine not having his Previcad, this is a huge answer to prayer as I said we've tried before to discontinue this med only to have to get him back on it within a day. He is also doing so much better at taking his food, thank you for your prayers, they continue to make all the difference in the world.

I had a pretty good day, didn't even shed a tear until this evening when I began to think about this time two years ago. As you can imagine it is a very emotional memory for our family. I decided to go to church, which I'm so glad I did, it was just what I needed. We had an awesome prayer time and as I was crying out to God to complete the healing in Luke, I really felt like the Lord was telling me that He would be doing a awesome work in Luke soon and the healing process would sped up. I was very encouraged to hear this and as I continued to cry out to the Lord He showed me that just as he raised Luke up from the dead, He would also be spiritually raising up those loved ones in our church family that need a definite touch from God to begin living a holy and righteous life for our Lord and Saviour.

As I think back to these past two years I have to shout to the world how thankful I am to still have our precious Lukie with us, God could of taken Him to heaven, where I'm sure he would of been much more comfortable there, then here in his broken body.

Here is a list of things that I'm most thankful for:
Gordy - He has been and will always be my best friend, this journey we've been on has not been easy, but with Gordy by my side the whole way it has been so much easier. His love and strength are amazing!
Daniel - He continues to bless my life, I'm so thankful that God has brought him through these past years a stronger and mightier man of God.
Amy - Wow, where do I begin. I was just telling a friend of mine yesterday, I don't know what I would of done without my older girls help during these past two years. Amy has been an amazing example of God's love and has gone above the call of duty more than I can even begin to tell you about.
Natalie - She has been a constant help without any words of complaint coming out her mouth. She is my right hand so often, I constantly have to guard against taking advantage of her and her servants heart.
Isaiah - He loves to give wonderful hugs and is getting to be more helpful all the time, I'm thankful that he is such a sweet boy.
Ezekiel - He is my little prayer warrior, he prays almost everyday that this will be the day that God will heal Luke, he has such a compassionate heart.
Luke - He has taught me more than I could of learned in 50 years. He is so precious to love on and his smiles keep me going on the rough days.
Lily - She has been such a joy and I'm so thankful that God blessed our family with her sweet kisses and hugs.
I continue to be so thankful to my family, they have been a rock to lean on, without their support this journey would of been almost impossible to continue on. I am so appreciative of all our friends who have stood by us with a helping hand and of course, I know that we could not of made it without all the prayers from our faithful blog followers.

I thank my precious Heavenly Father the most, without his help and support I would of never been able to make it through these past two years. God is my refuge and strength a very present help in trouble. I've grown closer to Him then I ever dreamed was possible and have learned that I can trust in the Lord with all my heart and not to lean on my own understanding.

I hear all the time, Sue I read Luke's blog all the time I've just never commented on it. It would be so wonderful to get a comment from all of you today just to encourage us that you are all still praying for Luke's complete restoration. It's also fun to see just where Luke's blog is reaching across the world, please take a minute today to jot us a note. You are appreciated more than you can imagine!!

Love in Christ,
Luke's Mommy Sue

40 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have learned much about life and perserverance from your family thru this medium. I read every post and marvel at how well your family has adapted and prospered in the face of such adversity. Your faith is powerful and real and an inspiration. I'm so happy for you! I'm confident in two more years much more progress will be achieved due to your dedication to holding to your faith, which sustains and inspires....Bob

Sean and Karen Price said...

We continue to pray for Luke and his complete healing. God bless you and keep you.
The Price family

Anonymous said...

As I was struggling with being a tired Gramma last night, I thought of your family and all that you deal with. I said a little prayer for strength for all of you. God bless you, Peg

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue & Gordy
God is a awesome God, He stills answers prayers. Our family and yours is a testimony to that fact. We stand with you in prayers for healing for Luke and strenght for you. If you ever need a kidsitter for Luke just give me a call.
Kevin & Rhonda Elmore

Anonymous said...

Still reading and praying.

Love,
Jasmyn

loopy1 said...

I'm in the UK, and have followed your blog for the past two years. It's incredible to think it's been that long! I think of you often, and while I don't feel able to pray for Luke, I admire your faith and wish him the best of health.

Anonymous said...

We continue to pray for Luke and his complete healing! We are continually blessed and encouraged by your family's example of faith and strength.

Much love - The Hohn family

Anonymous said...

Sue, Gordy and Family. I can hardly believe it's been two years. I will never forget the feeling I got when we got the phone call about Luke and how thankful I was when we got another one saying that Luke had been brought back. He is such a precious, precioius little boy. Of course, I adore all your children.

I am thankful I have gotten to know you all, and am praying often for Luke and your family. Thank you for continueing this blog and updating when you can so we can keep up.

May God continue to bless you all! -Teresa H. and family

lockwoods said...

Sue-

We've been praying for your whole family and for Luke for 1 1/2 years now. We love you all and hope that someday we'll be able to meet (on earth...lol). We know we will be ruling and reigning with you for eternity! Never give up.
BTW, thank you for praying for Joanna. We continue to pray that God will touch her body and heal her skin cancers. It is overwhelming and heartbreaking at times. Thanks-
Love ya-
The Lockwoods (Mark, Amy, Elijah, Tabitha, Joanna, Josiah, and Chloe)

Anonymous said...

Your family's faith has been an incredible inspiration to us in the last two years! Chuck and Shirley orignally asked us to pray for you and before long we were so wrapped up in your family and your daily struggles, hardships and joys. We rejoice and cry with you....pray for you....desire Luke's healing with you. Be encouraged, while you think others are helping you along you have helped SO many!!! God bless you!!!

Anonymous said...

What a blessing your journey has been for us as we watch God's faithfulness. You all continue to be in our prayers...M.

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue, Gordy & family,
What a joy, delight & inspiration you are to us and soooo many all over the world. It is amazing & incredible those who will ask us "how is Luke doing?" And how delighted we are to tell them of God's faithfulness and healing power in Luke and all your lives. You will never know how many have been touched by the Lord thru' your testimony and perserverance.....Eternity will tell the story...."keep on keeping on"......your family is "special" to us and to the Lord. And we keep interceding in prayer on your behalf.....may you sense God's strength, presence, peace and joy in a very "special" way today. We love you all very much. Auntie n' Uncle

Anonymous said...

I have been following your blog for the last two years!! Your faith has been so inspirartional to me. I have cried and laughed many times. I am continuing to pray for that precious Luke of yours!! Stay strong!!-Auburn, WA

Loni said...

Wow! It's hard to believe it's been 2 years. Thank you for allowing us to follow you, pray with you, cry with you and rejoice with you. You have been such an inspiration. You remain in our thoughts and prayers.

Nancy said...

Still praying for you in Nova Scotia. You and your family truly are an inspiration.
Nancy

Anonymous said...

I am one of those, just as you said, who reads and quietly prays without posting. I've kept up your beautiful journey for the past two years. We're here in New Jersey, still praying for Luke's healing.

Bethann
:)

dr_bristow said...

I continue to pray for Luke's complete healing, and like you all I am so glad God chose to spare Luke's life two years ago. Being able to just "love on Luke", as you mentioned, was such a blessing to me when I met you all a couple months ago. God bless!
Alane Bristow

Anonymous said...

Hi Searles Family,

This is Michelle from Houston, Texas, (Barb's sister) and I still check the blog almost daily and continue to pray for Luke's complete restoration. God Bless You!

Denise said...

Greetings Sue, Gordy and family,

I have been thinking about you so much this week and praying that God would give you a peace and assurance that He will complete the work that he has started in Luke. Praise God he is so faithful!! We have seen so many miracles ourselves this past year and know that He is still THE miracle worker. I am so amazed and humbled at what he chooses to do in the lives of man just because he loves us. Astonishing really when you think of the fact that the mere passing of his glory caused Moses to have to turn away and yet He continues to seek us out and wants to answer our prayers. What a mighty God we serve!!

Much love and prayers are sent your way from the Gormley household. Please pass it on to your children and extended family.

Denise

Carmichael Family said...

Even though we have only been following Luke's blog for about 7 months now, I have read many of the earlier entries and we pray for him every day. Believing in Luke's complete healing along with you,
Catherine and family

Anonymous said...

You're always in our prayers, Thank you for letting us be a part of Luke's progress.
Sue F & Family

Anonymous said...

I been reading this blog for 2 years also. My sister was one of your orginal care givers. I also learned of your struggle thru a mutal friend. I pray you keep this up. I pray for your family.
You need to realize you have lots of prayer warriors.
God bless

Anonymous said...

Dear Gordy, Sue and Family,
I'm one of the people praying for all of you - I keep up on all of your updates - I believe in God's healing power and His sustaining love and grace which all of you have experienced during the past two years. I will continue to pray for Luke's complete restoration.
With love,
Carol Foss

renajoe said...

We are still checking in on all of you via the blog. I did have yesterday circled on the calendar to note the anniversary, knowing it is a very emotional time for anyone who knows Luke's story. You all are in our prayers and we continue to trust God for Luke's complete healing.
Love & Blessings,
Joe & Rena

Anonymous said...

Hello,
I have followed your blog for almost 2 years and I am from Thousand Oaks, California. Your faith and prayerful reliance on the Lord are truly an inspiration. I know the Lord has tremendous blessings in store for your precious Luke and your whole family. I continue praying for his complete healing.
Mary

Julie in NC said...

Sue, I loved your post! I am so glad that you are seeing the blessings and praising God for all of Luke's life. We will keep on praying for his body to be restored back to normal health. Blessings and Love, Shane, Julie and Children

Anonymous said...

Gordy & Sue,
Praise God for your steadfast faith in Him and for His mighty healing hand on Luke.
A Hug to all of you.
--Tamara

Anonymous said...

Still praying and believing for a complete miracle! Thank you for sharing your family with the world. Only the Lord knows what the future holds for the testimony of the Searles family.

Love to you all, Brad & Cheri Melton (Columbus, GA)

Anonymous said...

Your families strength continous to be a source of encouragement to us.It reminds us that the things we go thur daily are nothing compared to what you go thur.You are aways in our prayers daily. Tom & Pam

Teena said...

HI~ its me... I too, can not believe it has been two years. I remember when I first read about it on the qf digest and how my heart ached. I started following your blog...and I would check several times a day. I would tell my dh and children~ we have to pray for Luke, we have to pray for Luke. I remember weeping when I came and things were so up and down those first weeks. GOD IS SO GOOD AND HE WILL HEAL LUKE! What an awesome testimony that you received at church. YOU have been such a blessing to me~ your walk with the Lord has touched me ... and I have grown closer to the Lord because of it. I thought about you so much this past week.
My computer is still giving me problems and bumping me offline.
Sometimes I lose what I spent lots of time writing.
PLEASE know ... we are praying daily! Michael is home this weekend and I showed him LUKE's picture!!!
Thank you for sharing about your blessings~

we love each one of you! Give LUKE a big big hug from your GA friends,
blessings,
Billy, Teena, Michael, Mandi, Dakota, Alyssa, Wyatt & Wesley

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
It's so great to read how God is healing Luke and all the growth He has brought into your family. You all remain in our prayers. Tami Wilkinson

Anonymous said...

Tho I have never written, I have been prayering daily for all of you. My son-in-law used to work with Gordy......that is my connection. I am so grateful to my daughter, Kathy, for calling me the day this happened so that I could be a part of the prayers being lifted up to our Lord on you behalf. It was, at the same time, the least and the most I could do.

Thank you, Sue and Gordy, for keeping all of us up to date on Lukes recovery. There have been times (during his crisis') I would get up in the middle of the night to see if there had been any change in his condition. God has blessed you with something very special in Luke and, sad as it is to say, this tradgedy. I am cetain of this. Certainly countless lives have been touched AND changed by God's work thru your little angel, Luke. We will continue to pray for you until Lukes recovery is complete. And then we will rejoice with you and all of heavens angels.

The Gannaway Family said...

Dear Sue, Gordy and children,
Praying for you today, and praying for a special blessing on you all.
Love the Gannaways
Australia

Anonymous said...

Still taking your family before the throne-
LJS from Tacoma, WA

Anonymous said...

You inspire so, so many with your steadfast prayers and praise, with your ups and also with your downs.The humanity that you show the world, shouts to the world that The Lord carries you in good times and the trying times. Thank YOU for being so diligent to blog an update for those still believing with you. You help me to be a better Christian example, you provide for me accountability, and you help me to not be so condemning to myself, because you are real with it. Keep keeping on!
Thoughts, love and prayers sent your way from Colorado.

Anonymous said...

Gordy & Sue, we continue to pray for Luke until God completely heals him. Bless you,

Phil, Kim & Matthew

Anonymous said...

Sue,
Praise the Lord that your heart was filled with such joy and Thanksgiving on a day that "in the natural" could have been very sad. Praise the Lord we don't live "in the natural" with the Spirit of God living IN us! WE continue to stand in the gap with you for Luke's complete healing and restoration and for your whole family. Love in Christ, Mike, Mary, Aaron, Brianna and Maria

Teena said...

Just stopping by to say hi~ I posted about Luke on my blog. I love his picture. We are in the motel. Picking up a car for Michael. Will be going home today.
Give Luke a hug from Wesley ~

your GA friends,
Billy, Teena, Michael, Mandi, Dakota, Alyssa, Wyatt & Wesley

Aletheia said...

Well, here's a comment just because you said to post. I heard about Luke's accident when it happened through the church grapevine, and have been praying and reading the blog ever since, I just don't normally post. I pray every day that he will be fully healed!

Anonymous said...

I read your blog every night after dinner and think of your family often. Your family is a true inspiration.

You have our warmest wishes.

- Portland, OR