Friday, December 14, 2007

POWER !!!!!!!!!

We have POWER!!!!!! This morning around 10 am it came on! There was all kinds of "hooping and hollering." We made it, but it was not the easiest thing to do. I do not think I made a 100% on the test:( This morning I read a scripture in Ps. 44:4, Thou art my King, O God: command deliverances for Jacob. I decided to make that a prayer for all of us, to command deliverance in our little area that needed electricity. Thank the Lord He heard ALL of our prayers. We have been very busy getting everthing back in order plus some grocery shopping. It has been a long day!

There are so many days that are so meaningful with Joel, and today the 14th is one of them. Remember the "boots?" Before the regular dr. appointment Joel, Josiah and Anna went with us to the western store to get them. Supprisingly it was a very warm day, and I remember parking the van so we could enjoy a little walk to the clinic to meet Terry. Josiah marched along while I carried Joel. They were sooooo happy about their new boots and excited to show them to their daddy. They also got cowboy shirts to match, so they looked like little "cowboys." When we got home we went up to the hay bales to take pictures. Joel really did not want to cooperate. It was always so fun to watch him take his old boots off. He would step on the toe with one boot and when he had it off he would do the same with his foot to the other boot. The toes on his old ones are so flat! I told him not to do that with his new ones, so he found a new way by lifting his leg and shaking them off. We now have both pairs of boots on the hearth above the firplace and some pictures of him and Josiah. It is hard to look at all the "things" he has left behind. Boots, his red tractor, a favorite blankie and monkey. In his presence is fullness of joy and at his right hand are pleasures for evermore. Joel is happy wihout all the "things" that were so essential to him on this earth. I guess I am saving them for me, they bring comfort to my heart. On the day Joel died, the nurses did an impression of Joel's hands and feet. A few weeks ago I showed it to Josiah. We could not believe how much he had grown, like a whole toe. I forgot how small a 3 year old's foot is. It is very special to have these treasures.

Well... I guess we are getting back in our routine. Thank you so very much for praying for our family. We continue to recieve very touching e-mails. May the Lord encompass your families with his presence, peace and provision!



Emma R. said...

Congrats on getting your power back. We live in Norman. We lost power Sunday for 7 hours and then got it back for part of the day on Monday. Then it went out and it didn't come back on until today. We had to go to my mother in laws, since we need lots of power to run Emma's ventilator and what not. I thought of you guys, and you were in our prayers, I wondered if you had power or not. I thought bunking with in laws was bad, and having 3 kids running wild in the house was bad, but wow you must have had a big handful with your bunch. Glad you guys made it through.

Lori (Emma's Mom)

Luke's Mom said...

PRAISE GOD for electricity! I was just praying for another friend of mine that is in OK without electricity.

I finally sat down to watch Joel's DVD. I knew it wouldn't be easy and it wasn't. I cried so much. I pray for your family so often, I have another friend who lost a little girl, Gabby to cancer August 30, 2006. Both of your families stay in my prayers often.

Be blessed today,

Sue Searles