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 http://www.gabbysmiracle.blogspot.com/. 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: http://www.caringbridge.org/cb/inputSiteName.do?method=search&siteName=melissasnow 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?