Thursday, March 8, 2007

'Choose Life'




Last weekend the Morris' family loaded up and took a trip to Kansas. We do not travel very often, so it was quite an ordeal to get everything ready to go. My sister Tami lives up in Kansas City with her husband and two children. All of the cousins enjoyed getting together and playing on Uncle Jerry's property with his 4 wheeler and Kubota.

On the Lord's Day we attended their church and the children played several songs with their violins, trumpet and piano. The church allowed me to give a short testimony concerning Joel's Journey. The scripture that I shared at the beginning was from Deuteronomy, "I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live..."

With Joel we were trying to choose life. Being the eleventh of 13 children, we were choosing life. Being a twin was a double blessing. We believe that the scripture teaches that children are a blessing and that we should be willing to receive all of the children that he desires to give. We know that He opens the womb and He closes that womb. The more blessings that he gives, the better for us.

One gentleman in Kansas said to me, you are blessed beyond a billionaire. And he is right. With 9 sons and 4 daughters, I am blessed beyond a billionaire. With Joel, we chose life in his birth.

When faced with the decision to pull all life support and let Joel starve to death, we chose life rather than death. Another scripture that I shared in Kansas was when Jesus asked the Pharisees if he should save life, or kill on the sabbath. The obvious answer was that He should save life.

We sought to save life when we did all we could for Joel to live. And live he did until January 23. The doctors are saying that Joel died on January 5. Not so, not so. He lived and moved and did not die until around 4:30 on January 23. We are in a battle now to set the record straight on his death certificate. My state representative is reviewing the case. The doctor will not budge. According to the department of vital statisics only the doctor can amend the death certificate. However, Oklahoma statute calls for the certificate to be filed within 3 days of death. Obviously, the doctors did not do that.

Please pray for the Lord to open up a way to get this certificate changed to reflect the truth. I need wisdom on what to do next. I call heaven and earth to record against you this day, therefore choose life.....
-Terry

5 comments:

Stephen said...

We will continue to pray for God's intervention in this matter. May the Lord sustain your family through this.

Emma R. said...

I pray that this matter will be resolved soon. I pray that the Lord will grant you renewed strength every day. Your family is always in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless you
--Lori R (Emma's mom)

Christal said...

sending my love to you all today....and praying for God to make what is true and right in this situation. Blessings to you Terry and Cindy.
~Christal

Michelle said...

We will continue to pray for the Lord to intervene and reveal the truth to all! God Bless you and keep you .... Crook Family, Kansas

carol.wilder said...

Thought of you today as I sat at work and read the new blogs you had written. Sometimes life gets so busy we forget the small things in life and don't treasure them until it's too late. I thank God that you treasured Joel while he was alive and in his memories each day. You are often in my thoughts and constantly in my prayers. Thank you for keeping us informed.