Sunday, July 22, 2007

May God grant me the faith to continue to completely trust Him

What a week! Since the last time I wrote saying that Luke was doing better we've been on a roller coaster ride. He was doing better, then last Sunday he took a step backwards for a few days, on oxygen most of the days. Now once again he is doing good, he has not been on any oxygen during the day anymore and just a little at night.

For me it was an extremely trying week, one of very late nights and early mornings. The antibiotic Luke was put on needed to be given every 6 hours. I choose that over a hospital stay with an IV of antibiotics, but it was not an easy journey to say the least. On top of that Isaiah and Ezekiel went to a wonderful Vacation Bible School at a church just down the road from us, so I had to not only get up early to give Luke his meds I also had to stay up to get the boys ready and out the door by 8:30 every morning.

I have to say the hardest day this week was Tuesday, I hadn't got a lot of sleep but knew I had a lot to do so I started my day early, getting the ingredients for Luke's food. When I got home from picking up the boys I found out our big freezer had been left open all night, therefore we had a big mess on our hands. Thankfully we did not lose all our meat, as we buy fresh beef and pork and therefore have lots of meat in our freezer, but we did have to cook up about 10 pounds of hamburger and 6 pounds of chicken. That day was a crazy as Natalie dropped a full can of tomato sauce, which splattered all over the kitchen, needless to say we were in the kitchen for about 7 hours that day, making Luke's food and cooking up meat.

God is so faithful, yesterday as I was reading my favorite devotional book, called Streams in the Desert, the reading ministered greatly to me, here is a little excerpt: May God grant us faith to completely trust His Word, even when every other sign points the other way. The scripture that I plan to memorize this week is: Acts 27:25 Keep up your courage men, for I have faith in God that it will happen just as he told me. I decided to personalize that scripture for my sake, it goes like this: Keep up your courage "SUE" for you have faith in God that Luke's healing will happen just as God told you. To keep on believing in Luke's miracle is by far the hardest thing that I've ever had to do, but I know without a doubt that I can not give up hope as it is the only thing that I hold on too, there is no other way!

Last but not least, Gordy and I are celebrating our 24th wedding anniversary today. I feel so blessed to have such a wonderful husband. We are taking Amy to camp, as she is going to be a camp counselor for the next two weeks at our church camp, which is in about 2 hours away in a little town named Sequim, WA. After we drop her off we are going to spend the night at the beach, I'm hoping that perhaps we can catch up on some of the sleep that we missed out on the past few weeks. Please be praying for Natalie and Daniel as they will be watching the children at home.

Love in Christ,
Luke's Mommy Sue


Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary!...Bob

Anonymous said...

I'm keeping you and your family in my prayers, as I'm sure the rest of the team here is also.

Happy Anniversary! And Happy Birthday to Daniel and Josh (I think I'm a bit early? Who knows...I have no idea what the date is around here!)

Love you lots,