Thursday, May 10, 2007

Happy Mother's Day!

I hope all of the Mothers out there had a great day! My day began with my children bringing me breakfast in bed, as they sang "Happy Mother's Day to you", I was blessed immensely, though they went a bit overboard on the syrup and I ended up having to wash my whole bedding, as I spilled syrup on the sheets, blanket and bedspread. Isaiah who is now 8 kept telling me all week that he had a present for me, so I was anxious to see what it was, it ended up being a pot holder he made me, along with a card and all the change out of his piggy bank, I am now .45 cents richer than I was yesterday.

Luke has been doing great! He was sick a week ago and I ended up taking him into the Dr., I knew he had a sinus infection as he sounded like a freight engine breathing so loud at night, making it impossible for me to sleep a few nights. The Dr. put him on an antibiotic and that has done the trick along with lots of prayers, he is sounding great now. I asked the Dr. to order a blood test, I was curious to know if he was still anemic, as he had struggled with that last year. I was disappointed to learn that his iron levels were very low, so we began him on iron again. The biggest praise of the week though is that he has not needed any extra oxygen this week, I can't remember the last time he has gone a whole week without extra oxygen. I walk into his room at night and look at his awesome numbers and want to sing and shout praises the Lord each time I see them. Gordy mentioned to me on Friday morning that he has not heard Luke alarm once all week, to say that we are both feeling much more rested is an understatement.

Luke also had a good report from his eye Dr. The Dr. said that his left eye is now tracking and moving with his right eye. The last time we went in he had gone from not tracking at all to where he was tracking 70% of the time. This time he is not only tracking but looking at the Dr. when he tells him to and following him as he moves. The Dr. was very pleased with his progress and sent us home with some exercises to do with him to help him get even better at moving his eyes and not just his head to see things. He wants him to come back in about 2 months again. I really enjoy going to a Dr. that sees Luke progress, just as we are seeing him make so much amazing progress. Daniel was commenting last night at how well Luke seems to look right at you now when you just walk up to him, you don't always need to say something to get his attention, he just knows you are there and will look at you, quite often giving smiles.

I mentioned at the end of my last entry that Gordy and I were going to a Marriage Retreat, we did go last weekend and it was awesome. I would like to encourage you that if you are married to do this, Gordy and I will be married 24 years in July and we've been blessed with a good marriage. But even good marriages can become better by investing time and effort into them. One of the things that we heard this weekend is that 70% of marriages fail after the death of a child, even though Luke did not die, the stresses that has been put on our marriage have been significant at times. I am so thankful to God that has kept us together and with His help we can really be blessed with a continued good marriage. If you hear of a Weekend to Remember conference coming your way sign up and enjoy the time together, your marriage will be blessed.

I know that I say this almost every time I blog, but life here has been extremely busy. I have been getting together the details to take a team of 10 people down to Mexico to paint a church. We will going back to the church that our family painted the Sunday school rooms at last summer, only this time we are painting the outside of the building. We leave this Wednesday night May 16th and return on May 27th. We will also be ministering in their services and at their children's outreach on Saturday. I am very excited about going down there, but also a bit apprehensive as I will be leaving most of my family at home, the only ones going in our family are Natalie and myself. I would really appreciate your prayers for the team as we drive down there, while we are there ministering and painting the church and for everyone to stay healthy. Also for Gordy and Amy as they hold down the home front, especially that Luke will continue to stay healthy, I know it will be so much easier for me to be down there if Luke stays healthy.

I could continue on with more news but I realize this post has gotten entirely too long, I guess that's what happens when I wait so long to write. May God bless you today with His amazing love and peace. If you have a prayer request please leave a comment and we will pray for you today.

Love in Christ,
Luke's Mommy Sue


Anonymous said...

Happy Mothers Day to you! Thanks for the post and we'll watch Gordon while you're gone... ;-)

Bob @ Gordon's work.

Anonymous said...

Happy Mothers Day as well! Never too much news! I check the blog every day. I know you are busy but I enjoy praying for all of your family activity!

Teena6 said...

Thank you so much for the update. Happy Mother's Day to you too. As I write this ... you are still on your trip. I am praying.

I think of Luke so often the impact all of you have made on our life.

We love all of you~
your GA friends,
Alyssa, Wyatt & Wesley

Carmichael Family said...

Happy belated Mother's Day Sue! We have been praying for Luke and for your trip to Mexico as well! I hope things go well with your return today!