This Blog is for the purpose of keeping family, friends and prayer warriors informed on the status of our son Luke. It is a journal of the Searles family journey after the drowning accident of their 17 month old son Luke, who drowned in their back yard pool on August 30, 2004. He was dead for at least 40 minutes before God brought him back to life. Please continue to join with us in prayer for the complete restoration of his brain and body.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
The Lord has comforted his people, and will have mercy upon his afflicted.
Where, oh where do I begin?? These past few weeks have been filled with lots of good laughter and some sad times with tears. I will begin with the good, Ezekiel celebrated his 9th Birthday, yes I did say 9 years old, so hard to believe. We had a birthday celebration on Sunday after church at Godfather's Pizza Parlor, he then had some friends over to play, he had a super fun day! Then on his birthday I took him out for our special Mom and Birthday child lunch, he chose a Mexican Restaurant where they sang Happy Birthday in Spanish, we had so much fun!
Luke has been doing good lately. I am extremely thankful to say that the whole family is doing great right now, all are healthy, PRAISE GOD!! The only thing that is kind of a bummer lately is that Luke has been waking up on many nights crying and the only thing that will help him go back to sleep is me picking him up and holding him for awhile. I'm hoping and praying that this will not continue on, we both need sleep:} Here are some more pictures of Luke from Josh and Natalie's wedding.
The week after Zeke's birthday was filled with plans of getting ready for our church's women retreat at Leavenworth. It was a wonderful weekend filled with lots of laughter, good prayers times, beautiful scenery, a little bit of shopping, some delicious food and a little bit of restful sleep, I didn't get a lot of it, but what I got was uninterrupted, that made it all the sweeter.
As I was checking up on Luke's prayer links when I got home I noticed that Tori had died on Saturday. Though I never met her or her parents it was really sad to say good bye to her. Tori had a drowning accident a year after Luke and I faithfully checked up on her and prayed for her these last 4 years. Then on Monday I lost a friend to cancer, Pastor Pollock who also had a prayer link on the side went to be with Jesus after a courageous battle with cancer. He left behind his sweet wife Susan and their 9 children ranging from 20 - 2 years old. God has been teaching me how to weep with those that weep, I would much rather rejoice with those that rejoice, for that is easy to do. God sometimes calls us to do the hard things in life and we are rewarded by knowing that through our obedience we receive amazing blessings from him. My heart has also been burdened as I found out a dear friend of mine, Jeanette has thyroid cancer, I have been crying out to God to heal her and am believing for a miracle touch from Jesus. This verse in the Bible has brought me great comfort lately:
Sing, O heavens; and be joyful, O earth; and break forth into singing, O mountains: for the LORD hath comforted his people, and will have mercy upon his afflicted. Isaiah 49:13