Thursday, April 16, 2009

The Past Seven Months!

Has it become evident that I have no time to update my blog???? Over the past seven months, God has continued to reveal His great faithfulness to our family.

Lucas recently had another surgery. You can read about Lucas on Avery's blog. To make a long story short, about 18 months ago, I began to pray and fast and ask God to give Lucas new skin in place of the scar resulted from his burn injury. The doctors were sorry to inform us that there was nothing that they could do to make this happen. No problem. With God, all things are possible. So we prayed.

In the meantime, infections became a huge problem. Last fall, Lucas began to feel very ill due to the constant infections in the scar tissue. It seemed that the more we prayed for new skin, the worse the infections became. By November, the infections were quite bad. He was on the brink of going back into the hospital again. But, without antibiotics, without surgery, with no help at all, God healed that infection. Without grossing out any readers that I may still have besides family and friends, I'll just say that it ruptured and continued to ooze for 2 weeks. Then, it began healing on its own. After nearly a year of constant infection, he was so much better after that.

Through it all, we've continued to ask God for the impossible. He recently had surgery in which the doctor used a new technique. The end result- Lucas has new skin on 1/3 of the scar tissue! The skin is smooth and has feeling, just like his other skin. It is discolored slightly, but that's okay because most of the skin on his back is discolored. I joke that he looks like a calico boy!

Lucas continues to handle it all like a pro. He's the strongest, bravest, funniest little boy in the whole world! He gives others great courage as they face seemingly insurmountable problems.

On another subject, I will only be teaching for about 8 more weeks. After much prayer and consideration, we have decided to take a huge leap of faith (financially) and I will not be teaching any more. There are many reasons for this decision, but the main reason is that we feel God is calling us to homeschool our kids. Right now, we're all very excited about this. Check back next December! :) Who knows- maybe I'll start posting on my blog again.

Sorry for no pics- check Avery's blog for pics. He's not much better than me about updating his blog these days, but he does have recent pics!

6 comments:

Stacey said...

Hey Heather, I still check in every now and then. Glad things are going well!

Dana said...

I check too. Glad to hear another set of surgeries went well and the yuck drained.

Dana in Morrisville

Carrick said...

interesting short documentary about Ethiopian adoptions and some of the problems with it
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQoqih4iTss

with your family's connection to Ethiopia, I thought you'd be interested in this (although likely very aware -- still a good piece, maybe something to share.)

Mimi said...

God Bless you all.....I discovered you blog about two years ago...thanks for sharing your trials and tribulations and the blessings.. I really enjoy your blog.... I hope your son is doing fine...

Mimi said...

God Bless you all.....I discovered your blog about two years ago...thanks for sharing your trials and tribulations and the blessings.. I really enjoy your blog,you so open .... I hope your son is doing well....you have a strong will to get thru anything...God is on your side...

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