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Steven’s Story

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Praise God for the miracles we have already seen and the ones we know we will see.

The following is the entry my sister made for us on Steven's original blog page.  We understand that CaringBridge is an easier site to navigate through.  We will be making all updates to this new site from now on.  Thank you for your prayers.  Our plan is to add specific prayer requests as often as we have them.  Our request is that you will continue to pray with us for all the specifics that Steven needs. 

Thursday, October 22, 2009

On Tuesday, October 20, I received a call that none of us ever want to get. My sister informed me through tears that our nephew, Steven, had been in a serious auto accident and was on a respirator. Just the day before I remember commenting to my husband that I was so lucky in the nieces and nephews I have. I don't even remember now what prompted me to say that, but it is true that all 12 of my nieces and nephews are truly kind-hearted, beautiful persons. Steven is one of the most loving, sweet spirits I have ever had the privilege to know. He is always ready to give a big bear hug whenever we are able to get together. We are praying for a miraculous healing for him and we know that our God is big enough to do so.

If you are reading this please pray for Steven and his family. He has a precious 3 year old daughter and his sweet wife, April, is due to give birth to their little boy in a few weeks.

I will close with a scripture passage that I have been meditating on since I got the news:

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade—kept in heaven for you, who through faith are shielded by God's power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time. In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the goal of your faith, the salvation of your souls.I Peter 1:3-9

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It's hard to believe...

It's hard to believe Steven has been home for a year now. Well actually a year and three days. We've had a couple of visits back to the hospital but always very short visits comparatively. We've had a trying year with getting help for Steven in our home. Unfortunately I have had to fight over and over to have caregivers at home to help us. We still battle non-stop for things for Steven.

We still have not been able to get the therapies Steven needs and because of that we have seen him regress from where he was when we left Tampa. We are still working on this EVERY day.

We are finally figuring out how to juggle all the phone calls and appointments both in the house as well as at the VA and other medical offices. Sometimes I just refuse to answer any of our phones because I feel like that is all I do at times.

Thank you to all who are still praying for us. Prayers are the only way we will accomplish the things Steven needs. Prayers, prayers and more prayers.

On a good note...Steven is smiling more often, Steven sees his children regularly now through standard visitation rights, Mark and I are living under the same roof again, and Sarah and her family are now living a lot closer to us.

Updates will come more frequently...or at least I'll TRY to update more frequently.

~ Kelly