Monday, January 01, 2007

Happy New Year, I can't wait to see what God will do in 2007!

I hope and pray that you all had a blessed Christmas and you brought in the new year with great joy in your hearts. We had a great Christmas, it was a busy time for our family, but filled with lots of good memories and great times.

Luke has been doing absolutely great lately. He is becoming so much more limber all the time, today as I was holding him Natalie was playing with his hands and commented on the fact that he is so loose, then when we put him in the car on the way home from Grandpa and Grandma's home, Gordy thought something had happened to his shoulder, he was so loose and flexible. I have been able to get in 8 HBOT dives the last 3 weeks, it has made things a bit more crazy, but the time and money has been well spent as we are seeing great results from them. My dad also commented today on how much more expressive he is getting all the time. He seems to have more pleasant and happy expressions than bad ones, which is such a change from last year at this time.

I mentioned to someone the other day we have hit a huge milestone in Luke's journey, it almost makes me a bit nervous to mention this, but I will, he has gone 8 full months without any visits to the hospital, the longest he has ever gone in the past was 4 months. PRAISE GOD, I know that God is making the difference. He's actually also only been on one antibiotic during that time. There have been a few times that we probably could of taken him in, but God has ALWAYS been faithful in healing Him in record time.

One more absolutely great thing to share is that he has finally stopped throwing up all the time. I can not even begin to let you know what a relief and absolute joy this brings to my heart. It is stressful enough going through this journey with all it's challenges, but the fact that your child throws up almost every time you feed him is almost beyond what one can handle. I'm not really sure exactly why it has stopped, except to say that we've tweaked his diet a bit more and the digestion supplements we've added finally seem to be doing their job, along with of course the wonderful touch of God on his life.

We've finally decided it's time to get Luke a wheelchair, to say this was a huge and hard decision is to put it mildly. We have been able to get away with using a stroller, but Luke has finally out grown his stroller and we've noticed recently that we actually have to pick his feet up to move the front wheel at times, as his legs have gotten too long. I actually carry him most of the time, so we don't really use his stroller much, but the times that we need it is important to have one available. I do believe that he is finally putting on a little weight, which is a great thing, therefore he is getting heavier to carry, which is can be taxing at times. I just thank the Lord that He has made me strong and that He continues to keep my back healthy.

I would like to ask for prayer for, Melissa Snow, her site, Pray for Melissa has been under one of Luke's links for about a year now, she is dying of a brain tumor. She is a precious Mama to 7 children, they along with her sweet husband is in much need for prayer, as she is near the end, without a miraculous touch from God she will be gone soon. One other prayer request is for a little guy name Zack, he is currently suffering from Leukemia. He is in Children's Hospital in Seattle for 6 months of treatments. I am hoping to go up there to meet him and him Mom this week, we have talked on the phone but not met in person. He and his family have been in my prayers a lot lately, he is also from a family of 7 children, just like our family and the Snow family. I hope to add his site to our list soon, it is

May God richly bless you this year, I pray it will be a year filled with His goodness, that God will do a new and wonderful thing in your life today.

Love in Christ,
Luke's Mommy Sue


Julie in NC said...

Happy New year!! I have not read your whole post but Kayla said that you are going to get Luke a wheelchair. If you have not gotten one let me know, I have some information that you may want. Blessings and love, Shane, Julie and family

Anonymous said...

A Blessed New Year to all of you! Was sooooo good reading your New Year message this thankful we are for answered prayer. We had soooo much fun with Daniel, Amy and Natalie last Thursday evening.....what a "special" family you are and we love you all very much!! May God continue to shower you with His blessings, peace and joy!! Auntie n' Uncle

annie said...

I am praying fervently for great things for our little ones in 2007!!!
So great to hear Luke is doing so well and staying healthy.
I got Izzy a stroller type (tiger) chair within a year after her accident and didn't use it hardly at all. I pushed it into school while carrying her. I was just so opposed to putting her in it. She is getting so heavy (50 pounds!) now that I do push her into school and other places in her 'stroller'. I am working on getting a lighter weight one right now. I remember telling the dme guy that we didn't need one that would grow with Izzy because she wouldn't be in it long enough. I am honestly surprised we still need one.
I'm always encouraged by your faith and touched by your sweet honesty.
In Him,

Teena said...

Happy New Year! Thank you for the update~ and also your pic! I just love mine... the boys kept looking till they found LUKE!

I am so thankful he is doing so well!!! I will continue to pray!

We love all of you so much and I still think about Mandi coming out~ flights are so much ...from one coast to another :) but she would love it!

YES, I am praying for Melissa Snow.... my heart hurts for her and them. So often I get wrapped up in my own "little" struggles and I forget.... UGH~ God is the God of miracles and I am still praying for her, Luke and others. I have one I want to share with you.
this is a family that I learned about~ and one of their twins (Joel) who is Luke & Wesley's age has a tumor. PLEASE pray with them and pass the word.

May God continue to bless all of you and I thank you for what you mean to me~
blessings & love,
your GA friends,
Billy, Teena, Michael, Mandi, Dakota, Alyssa, Wyatt & Wesley

annb said...

The praise report on Luke is great! God is good and obviously working on Luke. I have been watching and praying for Melissa Snow for quite some time now after finding the link on your site. I am praying for her family and I continue to pray for Luke and your family as well.

Teena said...

Sue, Please pray for Joel tonight... he has fallen into a coma.... please pray for this family.... this little boy.

Thinking of you tonight and Luke. Oh how much we love him.

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

RennyBA said...

Here from BigBlogDir and just want to say Happy New Year all the way from Norway:-)