Sunday, April 22, 2012

a texas sized miracle.

two nights ago i received a phone call at 10 o'clock.  on the other end i heard panic and tears..."something terrible has happened."  my heart fell clear to my feet.  my first thought was mountain man's grandma who is in the hospital.  but, that wasn't it.

it turns out, a 5 year old second cousin of mountain man got ran over by a 7 ton truck in texas.  the person on the other end was this sweet boy's grandma.

i asked details.  i tried to remain calm.  and i had a choice.  i could speak the word of God and faith or i could react out of fear and heart break.  thankfully, with the Lord's help i was able to speak peace and assure this sweet grandma that everything was going be okay. 

i reminded her not let anything negative in her mind or come out of her mouth. 

i reminded her that God can make good things happen from EVERY bad situation.  that her grandson will live and not die and proclaim the works of the Lord.  

when we hung up i told mountain man the news and then wept like i haven't wept in years.  pleading for this sweet boy and his family no doubt ridden with panic and guilt.

dear Lord...

later that night we heard that remarkably he only had broken ribs and pelvis with some bruised insides.  he was moving fingers and toes and talking.

we kept praying and praising {grandma, mountain family and MIL} for Garret's recovery.  for good things to happen from this. 

for a miracle.

the report today, two days later?  no broken bones. 

if his parent's weren't believers in God or his amazing working power i daresay they are today.  i dont' think they will ever be the same.

we are praising God, thanking him for saving that sweet baby.  for turning something bad into something good.  for a testimony that will build other's faith.

just thought you'd like to know {smile}.


  1. and Praise the Lord.... Singing praises and thanksgiving with you.

  2. Our Lord is AMAZING, such blessings He bestows! Ever so glad to hear the boy is well. Excited to think how the Lord will use this testimony over the years to come, just as He has already.

  3. That's just how He is!! Thanks for sharing.

  4. Ohhhhhhh, wow, I am so sorry. How scary!!!! I am grateful that he is ok. Praise the Lord for intervening. I feel so bad for grandma. That must just crush her. Ohhhhh, so sorry!

  5. Oh my, that is so terrifying. I can't imagine having that happen to one of my boys. So glad he's going to be okay.

  6. Amazing!! Thanks for sharing this- truly a miracle! :)

  7. wow! that's all i can say! what a beautiful testimony this family will have to tell others!!

  8. So thankful for God's miraculous touch upon this little guy. What a testimony to God's grace!

  9. What a horrible story, initaially. I was reading in horror, but my goodness our God is good!!! How amazing!! What an awesome testimony.

  10. oh, so thankful that little boy was blessed by God!!! ^)^linda

  11. Hallelujah!
    THANK YOU for making such a good think about what words to use/speak in that trying and scary time. If we only TRULY understood what our words CAN do! You just proved it~Glory to God!!!
    THANK YOU for being a shining example of Jesus!!

  12. Woohoo!!! Isn't it great to know that we serve an awesome miracle makin' God!!!

    My heart sank as I began to read then my tears turned to joy for little Garret. My heart is dancin'! Praise God.

    I will continue to pray that his recovery is speedy and his healin' complete. Don't ya know God has great things in store for this little fella?

    Have a blessed and beautiful day sweetie!!!

  13. Wow. What an experience.

    Having the Holy Spirit's peace while you talked to Garret's grandma. The sobbing and grieving and praying with your husband. Getting the good news that Garret will recover.

    God is good.

    Thank you for sharing this story.


  14. Oh wow! Tears are streaming! Thank you for sharing your faith in the midst of this horrible situation! God is Awesome!


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