Tuesday, May 25, 2010

My Hope Comes From The Lord

I can't wait to share with you all about how awesome this morning has been! I want all of you who have been faithfully praying for me and my family to rejoice with us this morning.

I am so excited I can hardly contain myself!!! This morning when Adam's team of doctors were making the rounds and doing the neuro exam, I asked if I could give Adam his commands, so that he could hear them from my voice... and... he responded to my voice and wiggled his toes!!!! This is truly a miracle! He is still in a coma, but he responded to me. Like I have said before, I know he hears me... he responds to my touch, my voice, and my love. My hope will never come from what the doctors say, but from the only one true source of hope... My Savior.

It continues to be a daily practice to trust with all my heart, to take my fear captive, and to remember who the author of this story is. He has only just begun the story and I am so honored that you all want to be apart of it by praying, encouraging me, and following the story. I feel blessed that God has chosen Adam and I for such a time as this to be His servants, to walk in truth and in love. I pray that I will continue to endure and walk in obedience.

1 Peter 1:13 "Get your minds ready for good use. Keep awake. Set your hope now and forever on the loving favor to be given you when Jesus Christ comes again."

Rejoicing in this moment. "For this is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it." Psalm 118:24

Keep praying... IT'S WORKING!

25 comments:

Jody said...

Amy,
God woke me up at 4 (which is 6 EST) and I just prayed for about 30 minutes before going back to sleep - I know he's working through every prayer from every individual! I'm rejoicing with you this morning and am so blessed to wake up to this wonderful praise!
Love,
Jody

Anonymous said...

Dear Amy,

I was thinking of and praying for you this morning. I am so happy that God encouraged you. I want you to know that being a nurse, I have seen lots of miracles. God is in the business of doing miracles, and I love how regardless of what the tests or the doctors say, God is the Ultimate Physician with the final word!!! Keep believing, and we will keep praying!


Love, Paige

"For I know the plans I have for you, 'declares the Lord,' plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

Mark said...

Amy and Mackenzie,

I wanted you to know that our Promiseland lesson this week in Mackenzie's class was on finding joy through trials and continuing to shine the light of Christ while in the midst of our trials. We also learned that our faith is refined in the heat of these trials as gold is refined in the heat of a fire.

Our "Learning to Shine" unit verse is from Matthew 5:16 "In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven." and this week's lesson verse is from James 1:2-3: "Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance." Your example of shining the light of the Holy Spirit through this trial is a beautiful and faithful testimony for Christ.

We spoke about this trial in class and all of the kids and leaders in all three 4th-5th grade classes signed the board to pledge to pray for Adam's recovery and very specifically that he would be out of a coma by this coming Saturday, May 29. We understand that God's will is sovereign and it shall be revealed, but we know that our mighty and loving God is fully capable to provide this result and we are asking Him in a coordinated and specific prayer effort in faith. May God bless you this week as we continue to lift you up in prayer.

In His Love,
Mark Wolski and the 4th-5th Grade Classes

Kelsey said...

Amy!! That is so wonderful! Mommy and I are so happy and we will all continue to pray for yall! Rejoicing with you! We love you all so much! (say hi to Mackenzie for me. :))

Vicky said...

Amy,
Your blog was sent to me a few days ago and I have been following each day. 1. Your prayer requests go out to people all over the world in my daily email to them. 2. Our son, Jonathan, was a severe, traumatic brain injury almost three years ago, and we have been where you are now. You ARE doing all the right things! The Holy Spirit is leading you, I know. You will hear lots of negatives, but the LORD is in charge.(if you can, ask permission to take a CD player into his room (even ICU) and have continual praise and worship music going... music is very important) Please feel free to email me for my phone number if you ever want to talk... ever. You are in our prayers and thoughts. Vicky

Bev said...

Amy,

I am praising God with you. We will continue praying and trusting in the Lord.

In His Love,
Bev

The Watts Family said...

How exciting for you! We faithfully read your blog on a daily basis for more news of Adam and his condition but also just to check on you. It's very important that while you are taking such good care of Adam, that you are also remembering to take care of yourself! Hopefully you have someone there to ensure you eat, take breaks, and just BREATHE every once in awhile.

We love you all and are thinking of you every day.
Love: Rob, Teresa & Cierra

lewishome said...

"To God be the glory, great things He hath done".

We are praising and praying with you.

Jan and Wayne

Pastor Matt LaPiana said...

Amy,
I too am Praising God for what He is doing in Adams uphill climb. I am in awe of your faithfulness in seeking His guidance and direction, your strength gives me strength. Our God is the Greatest physician and nothing falls short of His Majesty and Grace. I was chatting with Bill this morning and we even made mention that doctors use what they know in their clinical knowledge (man's knowledge). Everyone who is praying, fasting, and seeking God in this matter know that God is in control.
1Corinthians 4:1 So then, men ought to regard us as servants of Christ and as those entrusted with the secret things of God. 2 Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful.
In our faithfulness we seek God to restore Adam, comfort you and bring understanding to Mackenzie. What an awesome God we serve. Our continued prayers are with you. God Bless and stay strong.

Christina said...

Hi Amy- I was sharing your latest update with my husband last night, when you had been given discouraging news. My husband immediately retorted back to me "the doctors don't really know what will happen right now. It's way too early and we don't know the plans God has for Adam." whoa- I was taken aback by my husband's quick and ferocious (sorta :-) response. He was in a motorcycle accident when he was 13 and was told he would never run again and might possibly lose his foot. Instead he went on to get a college scholarship in running...
We certainly don't know what God has in store for y'all, but at least we know that God does love Adam even more than you do! I'm so glad you had encouragement today! Thank you for your reminders to not take each day, each blessing for granted.
I will be praying for Adam and for you as the Lord guides you through this trial and journey.
With love,
Christina
(Bob and Connie's daughter)

Karie Garner said...

Amy,
I am thrilled that Adam responded to you! God is so good! I am still amazed at your faith and hope in the midst of this trial. As you said in your earlier post, you hope that this will bring people closer to the Lord? You are doing just that! Your words are eloquent and wise beyond your years. You are letting the Lord use you in an amazing way. As tragic as this is, I am excited that you are taking the opportunity to use this for good and to give God all the glory. Please know that I am praying continually throughout each day for you and your family. Tell Mackenzie that Claire is praying also.

Karie

Jennie said...

Ohmygosh, Amy!! Praise the Lord! What an amazing blessing and answer to prayer. We're going to keep praying that God will heal Adam completely!!

Preston said...

Amy,

I love your family soooo much! You are such an example of faith and extreme reliance on God. You and Adam have always been rolemodels to me and I am praying hard for you guys everyday!

Anonymous said...

Dear Amy,

We rejoice with you for this good news! God has made you an amazing person, Amy. We have been praying continually for Adam and you and will continue praying for healing and strength for your family. May God continue to bless you, Adam and Mackenzie.

In His love,
Ken and Kim High

The Persails Family said...

Amy,
That is wonderful news! We will continue to pray for Adam's recovery as well as your strength in the Lord and comfort for your family.

In His Name,
The Persails Family

Heather said...

We are praying and thanking God for the progress. Our experience with Jonathan in this area taught us to keep him stimulated. Sing, play music, talk, rub his body with different textures and temperatures. Please know that we are here if you neeed anything.
Blessings!

The Bunzeys

B. Root said...

Wow, just when I am feeling really down for you and Adam, good news and hope comes along. Thank God! I will keep praying. It does work, as we see time and again!!

Love,

Aunt Bev

Jewel said...

Amazing news and what a gift to you for it to happen when you're speaking to him. God is good! Thank you for being faithful in updating everyone. You, Adam and Mackenzie are at the forfront of my mind and heart as I continue to pray for complete healing and glory for God through it all:) Love you and know that when you are tired sooo many people are holding you up right now:)

Hillary said...

Amy, you are an inspiration to me and so many others. I pray you remain steadfast in faith. What a beacon of light you are! We are praying and fasting again. Visit http://fasting-for-adam.blogspot.com/ throughout the day.

We love you!

Hillary Mortensen (cousin)

Jeff said...

Amy,

We are so encouraged by your faith and love for the Lord! It is beautiful to see the Life of Christ coming out when we are hard-pressed, and your testimony at this time is powerful and full of the Holy Spirit.
May God grant Adam and you and MacKenzie life together, and life more abundantly!

Continue to draw near to Him and lean not on your own understanding.

Love,
Jeff and Wendy McSwain

Anonymous said...

We continue to lift Adam and you up in prayer. We have contacted several church in our area who know you and they are praying earnestly.
Jerry

Anonymous said...

Amy
I just wanted to say thankyou so much for all of your updates. I have yet to meet you but feel the deepness of your wounds. I am Adams cousin from New Mexico and when I was younger I spent a couple of summers in Oregon with the family there. I just want you to know that our thoughts and Prayers are with You, Mackenzie and Adam. We wish him a steady recovery and cant wait until he is back to his normal fun-loving self again.
Love,
Savanna

Anonymous said...

Amy,

I am a distant relative, reconnected with extended family through facebook. I have been so deeply moved by the recent events of your life and have prayed very diligently for Adam's recovery and God's peaceful, protective, loving hand to be upon you and Mackenzie as you courageously stand by your husband in love and faith. So many people, people you don't even know, are with you in this. Hold on my dear.

Deana Eldridge Paulson

Lori Evans, Auburn, AL said...

Dear Amy, I am a dear friend of Jody Alexander and she forwarded me your blog and asked that I join in praying for you and your family. This touches so close to home. Last August, my husbands long time business partner, Ty Garner, was out cycling when he was hit by a car at over 55 mph. (you can look at his story and his progress on his wife's caring bridge site at www.caringbridge.org/tygarner
It's amazing as I read your posts how similar the situation is to your husbands. I want you to know that after 9 months (your doctor is right, it's a marathon) Ty is doing so much better. He is starting to speak, eat, walk all without assistance.
He truly is a miracle and it has been the work of the Lord in their lives. We will be praying for your sweet family!
Isaiah 40:31
With Love in our Almighty Healer,
Lori Evans

Danise said...

Hi, I am a college friend of Kimberly Root Levasa and I come from Oregon. Now I live in Canada. My sister had a traumatic brain injury in 1985 and was in a coma for months.
I have now read this AWESOME book about singing to the person in a coma! "Conversations with the Voiceless: Finding God's Love in Life's Hardest Question" by John Wessells
You can find it at precious oil ministries on the web. http://preciousoilministries.com/
Also amazon has it.
I hope this book/ministry will encourage you all to sing over Adam, pray with him, and NEVER give up hope and belief that he HEARS you and God does too!!!
Blessings and healing to Adam and family!!
In Christ,
Danise Randall Breederland

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