3.11.2010

Good Stuff. Good Good Stuff.

I've walked through many seasons of my life.

Seasons of intense faith with eyes fixed forward on The Word. 
Seasons of valleys that were narrow.  And hard.  And cold.  And dark.  With a blindfold the whole way.
Seasons of middle ground.  No mountaintops.  No crevices.  Just middle ground.  Me and God.  Doing our thing.

But let me just tell you that I have been hurled head first into unknown territory this past week.

I've never been surrounded by so many prayer warriors in my life.  Let me rephrase:  I've never been surrounded by so many prayer warriors that were praying for me and for my family.

Up until now my walk with my Jesus has been just that:  MY walk.  A walk that Jesus and I shared together and we would sometimes involve the husband or a friend here and there or my family.  But never has my walk with Jesus been joined by heaps and mounds of Jesus-lovin' folks.

Our church family has extended their love to our family like nothing we've ever experienced before.  Our friends are genuinely concerned, not just Lee-Press-On-Nails concerned.  And the knowledge that there are people on every corner of this globe praying for our precious Sawyer through this blog and some of my other web-related connections is enough to make me do the ugly cry.

I stand of awe of my Precious Jesus.  He's healing my redheaded rascal, without a doubt, because we asked Him to.  Because YOU asked Him to. 

He is Jehovah Rapha!  The God Who Heals!

And my socks are blessed off that you walked this road with us and are able to be a part of such an amazing miracle.

Thank You isn't enough for what your prayers and thoughts have meant to us. 

I'm praying heaps and mounds of blessings are dumped all over your noggins, my sweet friends.

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Update on Sawyer: 
~~ Our little man had a really good night last night.  He responded fabulously to the new pain medications that the doctor prescribed, and he was able to rest peacefully and comfortably.  Today the mobility in his neck has increased ten-fold and continues to show vast signs of improvement.  We are just beside ourselves with the evidence of healing miracles!

26 comments:

Mich said...

Whoo! Hoo! Doing the happy dance for even the smallest of miracles, each day! Love you both so very much!!! God is good!

Tiffani said...

Such an incredible thing when God's people show that love and comfort to our hearts when they're hurting. Nothing like it.

So blessed to be a part of this road with you. I love you!

Mandy said...

Tears of joy!
I've been so worried. I'm so happy for you that he has made such miraculous improvement. Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!

Cathy said...

Sniff Sniff

Wiping a tear away now.

Praise Jesus that beautiful little redhead is feeling better!!

Loves to you, my dear.

Jo said...

To quote a hymn....Praise God from whom all blessings flow!!!
I feel that HE has touched Sawyer and your family with HIS blessed healing hands.
Continuing to pray for further healing.
♥ U
Aunt Jo

Becca~TimeWellSpent said...

So happy he's doing better~praying for him still!!

Mary @ Simple Things said...

That is fantastic news! Will continue to pray for all of you, but especially that little red head. You see, I'm so partial to red heads that I married one!

Bridget said...

So very thankful for God's blessings on your family!! :D
I'm so glad that Sawyer is improving. Here's to another restful night for your little guy!!

MarshaMarshaMarsha said...

So thankful for the positive report!

God is faithful. All the time.

Christi said...

What wonderful news! Yea!!! :)

Lindsay said...

Amber, thanks so much for sharing the good news. Praying that the miracle continues. Hugs to you and Sawyer.

Lindsay said...

Amber, thanks so much for sharing the good news. Praying that the miracle continues. Hugs to you and Sawyer.

Lindsay said...

Amber, thanks so much for sharing the good news. Praying that the miracle continues. Hugs to you and Sawyer.

Nina Diane said...

the power of prayer...it's a wonderful thing!

Kelli said...

Rejoicing with you!!! (I have a 6yo Sawyer)

Taylorgail1019 said...

Dear Adopted Big sister,
I've been praying for your family, and Sawyer. You're in my thoughts and prayers.
Love,
Adopted Little sister aka Taylor Gail (:

Ginger@From The Cocoon said...

So glad to hear that Sawyer is doing better! I'll be praying for you guys as he continues to progress toward complete health:)

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Oh, Amber. I'm so glad to read this post, and to hear that your precious little guy is improving. It has to be the WORST thing ever to see your child suffer, not matter what at what level - it still hurts our mommy hearts. Praying for you all - love you, girl.

Elizabeth said...

Amber, I have been praying for Sawyer and thinking about you all so much! I am so happy to hear good news. It's so hard to see your baby unable to get comfortable and peaceful. It sounds like God is pouring peace on all of you today!

p.s. I loved your note last week. It made me cry. Let's catch up soon!

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Jim said...

Amb,
I just returned from Israel last night and its the first time I've been able to touch a computor since I left on the 1st. Wanted you to know the team of seven were all praying for Sawyer, in addition to some of the Lord's workers over there. We had special times of prayer for him. Even prayed for him in the Garden of Gethsemane and that was special, too.

Glad to be home and have him doing better. Continuing to lift him and all of you in prayer - sorry to have missed seeing you in the exchange of rascals yesterday. Hope you got home safe.

Tell Sawyer I've some Israel gifts for him and the others.

Love you,

Jim-Dad

Angie said...

Praise God!!! So glad Sawyer's pain is leaving! Sounds like he's a little trooper. I'm sure you're all feeling better after a good nights sleep. We're still praying for complete recovery!

Love you bunches!!

Alison said...

yay! So glad to hear it!!!!

Lori Motl said...

that is a truly beautiful picture at the end of this post! Praise God!

Marla Taviano said...

So thankful for a good report! It's an honor to pray with/for you, friend! Love you!!

Gretchen said...

Can you even imagine walking through this w/o a saving knowledge of Jesus? Thank you for YOUR faith, Amber. And for asking for our prayers. It's an honor to stand in the gap.