Friday, August 04, 2006

Thank you once again for your prayers, PLEASE don't stop praying for Luke's complete healing, God hears your prayers!

It seems like forever since I've actually sat down to blog. Gordy has been doing all the updates lately. It's hard to know where to begin, when I wait so long to write. I guess I will begin by telling you all "THANK YOU" for your prayers for our trip. It was beyond wonderful, Luke stayed healthy and even progressed with smiling almost daily, our family had the best time together. I told Gordy and the kids that there was not really anything from home that I was missing since they were all with me. It was hard coming home and realizing that I had to pick up where I had left off with appts. for Luke and catching up with all that we had missed by being gone, but I'm finally feeling caught up.

Today Natalie and I did a deep clean in Luke and Lily's room. I had not gone through all his medical supplies in probably over a year. Needless to say we threw away two huge bags of garbage and boxed up two boxes of stuff. All day I kept thanking the Lord for the progress Luke has made. We threw away 7 old bottles of medicine and each time I would thank the Lord that Luke no longer needs that med. We also found some old trache ties and supplies, it actually brought tears to my eyes as I once again thanked the Lord that he no longer needs those things. We also got rid of old orthodics for his hands and feet. It brought more tears to my eyes when I realized how tiny his first pair of ankle orthodics where, knowing that his precious little feet have not walked or ran in just about two years. At one time today I made the comment I probably have not completely cleaned out some of the drawers in two years and then it hit me two years ago, we did not need any of these supplies because we had a beautiful healthy little boy. Once again it was a roller coaster ride of emotions for me, thanking the Lord for his progress, but also grieving the little healthy boy he was before his accident.

I had planned to take Luke in for a HBOT treatment today, but he was struggling a bit with his nose running today. He had been sick for a few days, the amazing thing about that is that this time during his sick time he did not need to have huge amounts of oxygen, as he has had happen in the past. God is moving in this area of Luke's life.

Coming into August was tough for a few days, thinking back to this month two years ago brings back horrible memories, as you know our whole lives were changed forever. God is so faithful in encouraging me, on Sunday I had a time of really crying out to God, asking Him why, He is taking so long to complete the healing process. But, as usual God is faithful and has encouraged me with His Words in the Bible and also a book that I read faithfully is a devotional called Streams in the Desert. Last night I copied about 6 pages of little post it notes and hung them up around my bathroom, they are encouraging words, one of them says, "SUE, you can trust the Man who died for you. If you cannot trust Him, then whom can you trust." That pretty much summarizes it for me, it continues to be a trust issue for me, I know deep down in my heart that God is able to reach down this second and make Luke whole once again, I guess what I struggle with is why He is choosing not to complete it today.

I have mentioned this often, but you will never know how much it means to me that a lot of you have not given up praying for Luke's complete healing. PLEASE DON'T GIVE UP, I KNOW THAT GOD CAN DO IT, CONTINUE TO STAND IN THE GAP WITH OUR FAMILY IN BELIEVING FOR THIS MIRACLE.

Love in Christ,
Luke's Mommy Sue

PS I know that I've mentioned in the past prayer requests for some other little ones that need a touch from God and right know there is a little girl named Gabby that needs a miracle today. She has a brain tumor and without a touch from God, there is no hope for her recovery. Please keep her in your prayers today, she has a blog called


annie said...

It is a daily challenge. It seems like the kids are just so great to rally around to help get it done. Anything for Isabelle. It really helps to just give it all to God and ask Him for strength to get done all that needs to be done.
I think that Satan works to steal our faith Sue. I really believe that we have to hold steadfast to our belief for our children's healing and stand firm on God's word, walking by faith and not by sight.
Thank you for your prayers for Izzy's healing.
I will continue to pray for Luke's complete healing and I believe it WILL happen.
In Him,

Anonymous said...

STILL believing God for Luke's complete healing...

STILL trusting God for His sustaining and working power in each of our lives TODAY...

STILL choosing to praise Him in the storm...

STILL standing in His strength...

Soli Deo Gloria!

Uncle Tom

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue and family,
I am still praying for Luke's healing all the time. It is really hard to trust sometimes, especially when we can't see all the pieces of God's perfect plan. Luke is so precious to God, and I know God has marvelous plans for his life.
Believing with you for Luke's healing,
Alane B.

Pam&Hal said...

We are here with you every day; sharing our hope and belief that all things are possible. Love you all so very much.
Pam, Hal, Carl and Paul

Carmichael Family said...

Still "praying without ceasing" for Luke's healing. God bless!

lockwoods said...


We are still faithfully praying for Luke's total healing. Our God is able. And...He is GOOD, and we can trust Him. Love ya'll...
The Lockwoods

The Gannaway Family said...

Dear Sue,
Just reading your blog today was a real encouragment. The medicines that Luke no longer needs, the smiles that happen daily now, we will continue to pray daily for Luke and believe that the healing is taking place. Bless you all.
Love the Gannaway Family.

Julie in NC said...

Hey Sue,
We're praying for you, and we're so glad that God touched you as you were cleaning out Lukey's room. That must have been hard. Blessings, Shane, Julie, and Children

P.S. There are some new pictures of our trip to the beach on our blog!

Loni said...

Oh, Sue, I understand your emotions, the ups and downs, the praise, and the whys, followed by God IS in control. My thoughts and prayers are still with you.

I think it was you (???) that recommended the book "90 Minutes in Heaven". I have just read it, and WOW. I want to purchase a 100 to give out! Thank you for telling me about it. I will be doing a review on it on my blog soon.

God's continued blessings & peace.

Jenni said...

Hi Sue and family, I just wanted to say thank you so much for reaching out to our family and helping us in our time of need. God really blessed us through you guys, and it means so much to us considering your busy and full lives.

I also wanted to remind you that we still continue to pray for Luke at least once a day (Aida usually remembers at meal times too-I hope he can meet Luke sometime soon). Aidan's specific prayer for Luke is that he will talk and walk and be able to ride his little scooter again (Aidan had a little scooter that was burned in the fire). We pray for God's healing in Luke's body and every time Aidan pipes in with these specific requests for Luke. We know God is healing him, and praise God for the reports of all the things you've been able to throw away because he doesn't need them anymore! We have to focus on those things and the keep our eyes on Jesus and that is what will keep our faith strong. Bless you guys!

Dana, Gabby's mom said...

Dear Sue,
Thank you for leaving such encouraging messages for us on Gabbys site. It's such a blessing to know there are people out there standing with us and praying for her healing as we are for little Luke's complete recovery. God is able, He is faithful. Take care, Dana Gabby's mom.

Teena said...

I have thought about you so much. You have tried to call and my life is so crazy... and I want to be able to sit and talk with you. You know as you and I have shared before... this summer was difficult and we were at the beach. We went to Sunday service the children and I~ and I was feeling overwhelmed and had been crying out to the Lord. As soon as we walked in the started their praise/worship and the song was "I'm trading my sorrows, I'm trading my pain, I'm laying them down for the JOY of the Lord" it was like a healing rain... all over me! I cried with you as you explained about Luke's room....

I have thought of you sooooooo much as August started.... my heart aching with you.

we will talk real soon. I can not explain how much you mean to me and how much LUKE and all of you are in my heart and on my mind.

your Georgia Friends,
Billy, Teena, Michael, Mandi, Dakota, Alyssa, Wyatt & Wesley

Anonymous said...

Dear Searles Family,
We never post but always lift you all to our Savior in prayer. May you have the peace that surpasses all other as you walk through this difficilt month. Luke's smile is a treasure, God is so Good.

Love, The Kendalls
Caroline & Tom, Kate, Joseph, Ryan,Matthew, Zachary(&Alexander who joined Jesus 5-03)