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“Joy In The Morning!”

When I was thinking of a title for this post, this verse came to mind, “weeping may last for a night, but joy comes in the morning” Ps 30:5b
Mark & I had the priviledge of going over to KCRC this morning and staying with Luke while Ben & Lindsey went to church. We had not seen Luke since Friday evening and we were thrilled and amazed again at the “big strides” of progress we observed! He is getting stronger every day, does a lot more walking now with just a little assistance for balance (the 6-8# halo is much needed for healing, but a challenge!) Luke said today “there is NO comfortable position with a halo!” His voice/speech and eyes show improvement as well. We are SO grateful to GOD and continue to pray for complete restoration in all areas. We see more and more glimpses of that feisty “Luke spirit” that we all love and treasure!! Therefore our spirits “soared” as we spent time together today & it definitly felt like “joy in the morning” after a “night” of weeping! PTL!
Luke continues to say, “I am so ready to go home” Ben & Lindsey have a family meeting with Luke’s doctors and therapists tomorrow and hope to get an idea, if not a date, when that may happen. At that point they would continue therapy as an outpatient. Meanwhile, please continue to pray for strength & healing for Luke as he bravely perseveres  on this “uncharted” journey,  and for his amazing parents,  as they inspire, love & encourage Luke 24/7
Yesterday a benefit auction/yard & bake sale was held for Luke, organized by his coaches & teamates. The whole community rallied behind them, there were MANY vounteers that gave hours of time & labor unselfishly; we as a family are touched and humbled by all your love & support and pray God will bless you abundantly for all you’ve done.

Grandma Martha

PS I meant to add that Luke had some special visitors from Florida this afternoon, his great Uncle Bill & Aunt Debbie came and brought great Grandma Mullet. He loved it!  (for those of you that don’t know, that is Grandma Betty’s mom & brother)

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August 9, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized

17 Comments »

  1. We to are looking forward to what the doctors have to say, and will continue to pray for Luke and the Yoder family.

    Comment by Chad Derstine | August 9, 2009 | Reply

  2. Martha, what an encouraging thing to have in my heart as I go to sleep tonight. How precious…I’ve been singing that verse over Luke for weeks and I every time I do, I know it will be his story, his song. God is so good. Grandma, get out your dancing shoes…He’s going to turn our mourning into dancing!!

    “Heather

    Comment by Baker Family | August 9, 2009 | Reply

  3. That is such wonderful news!!! News that has been long awaited!!! We know that Luke is ready to go home and maybe will feel more comfortable and will do better in his own home. Just don’t rush things!!! It won’t be as long now as it has been.

    Luke we are all behind you and wish you only the very best!! You will be home soon!!! We are so happy for you and proud of your hard work. It will all pay off soon!!

    Love,
    Mt. Crawford Baseball League

    Comment by Mt. Crawford Baseball League | August 9, 2009 | Reply

  4. Great news. Ihad the pleasure of meeting Lukes grandparents this weekend at the benefit and can see through them why Luke is such a special person. The lord continues to answer our prayers.

    Comment by jimmy wood | August 10, 2009 | Reply

  5. What a great report. Sorry we couldn’t be here for the “fund-raiser” — as we were out of town on family business. Will plan to take in the September one planned by Heather Baker’s group. Continued blessings to all of you. “This is the day the Lord has made, we will rejoice and be glad in it”.

    Comment by Jeannie M Smith | August 10, 2009 | Reply

  6. SORRY IT TOOK SO LONG TO READ YESTERDAY’S BLOG WE WERE CLEANING OVER AT THE BALL FEILD. WE WANT TO THANK EVERYONE SO MUCH WHO DONATED AND THOSE WHO HELPED AT THE BENEFIT. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. WE REALLY WANTED TO THANK THE FAMILY WHO HELPED US FROM BEGINING TILL END EVERY DAY. THANK YOU SO MUCH PLEASE KEEP IN TOUCH WITH US. (DAVID, AMY, AND JOEL BRADLY.) WE ALSO WANT TO THANK OUR AUCTIONEERS AND LEANNE. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.. LUKE WE ARE SO THRILLED WITH YOUR PROGRESS COACH GENE AND ZACH WOULD LOVE TO COME SEE YOU AND BRING YOU AND YOUR MOM AND DAD A LITTLE SOMETHING SPECIAL THIS EVENING. MARTHAT THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SPENDING THE DAY WITH US ON SATURDAY. GOD BLESS EVERYONE. LAST BUT NOT LEAST I WANT TO THANK GOD FOR NO RAIN AND A BEAUTIFUL DAY ON SATURDAY AND A GOOD TURN OUT. BELEIVE ME IT WAS A REAL GOOD TURN OUT IN THE END!!! MARTHA PLEASE GIVE US A CALL. LOVE ALL YOU GUYS. LOVE COACH GENE AND FAMILY, AND YOUR BRAVES TEAM MATES.

    Comment by Gail Smith | August 10, 2009 | Reply

  7. I am rejoicing with you, Martha. So good to hear your heart’s joy. We continue to stand in prayer with all of you for Luke’s total restoration.

    Comment by Kenton, Nancy, Josh & Daniel | August 10, 2009 | Reply

  8. “After this I heard what sounded like the roar of a great multitude in heaven shouting: ‘Hallelujah!'” Rev 19:1 This is I feel each time I read Luke’s blog. I am amazed and astounded at his progress. God has seen fit to save this life, in more ways than one, and I cannot wait to see what He is going to do with it…adding, of course, to what He already HAS done with it for His glory.

    Comment by Beth and Bob Richardson | August 10, 2009 | Reply

  9. It gives me goose bumps to hear all the ways Luke has progressed.Priase God!! This is the first I’ve been able to check in for a week. What a difference. We’ll keep praying esp for his eyes and his stamina!

    Comment by Richard and Kris Whetzel and family | August 10, 2009 | Reply

  10. What a blessing to have the Mullets come from Florida to visit Luke. I wish so bad we could come too. We continue to praise God for the journey thus far and for the complete healing that we all so desire for Luke.The healing will will even better, I’m sure, when he is able to go home and sleep in his own bed again, talk and tease with his siblings, and all the greatness of being home.I pray that can happen soon. Thanks so much for all the updates.

    Love you all…Joe and Esther Byler

    Comment by Esther Byler | August 10, 2009 | Reply

  11. What a blessing to have had such a nice chat with you and Mark on Saturday. Luke is so blessed to have a Grandma/Grandpa like you. Certainly you, and the rest of his family are a huge part of his healing! I’m going to pray Luke home and peace and protection over emotions and details that will need to be sorted through over the next days and weeks. May our Heavenly Father oversee every need that arises and be what Luke and your family needs in the coming days. HE is sufficient!! You are still loved and prayed for from our home!

    Comment by Dawn Mast | August 10, 2009 | Reply

  12. Still wearing the red arm band and praying for your precious family. ALL JOY in the morning for the beloved Yoder family.

    kerry

    Comment by Pastor Kerry | August 10, 2009 | Reply

  13. Just a reader, blown, but not surprise of God’s work, Luke will come home, and he is heal, God has a purpose for Luke. I will pray for Luke and your family, I don’t know you or Luke but he has touch my heart, soul and spirit. God knows all things; and that’s enough. In Jesus name he is heal. From a child of God.

    Comment by Mayra Rodriguez | August 10, 2009 | Reply

  14. Mart, I love that verse. We do weep over our children and grandchildren, don’t we? It is so comforting to know that God knows our needs and when we look back we can see where he was walking beside us or was carrying us through those experiences. Dave & I tho’t it would have been really great to be able to attend the fund-raiser (just show up) on Saturday but, *sigh*, we couldn’t so we were there in spirit! You all are in our tho’ts and prayers everyday! We love you!

    Carol

    Comment by Carol Troyer | August 11, 2009 | Reply

  15. I don’t know this family but I have been following along with this blog and it has really renewed my faith in God. This is certainly a miracle and I am looking forward to each entry to see how Luke is getting along. Sounds like a really fine family and I pray for the whole family every day.

    Comment by Jeanie | August 11, 2009 | Reply

  16. Just wanted you Yoder clan to know you are in our prayers! My kids remind us to pray for Luke at supper every night.We will keep praying and expecting more miracles! Get your little boy well, we’re going to have a big “friend’s group” shindig next summer!? 🙂

    Comment by Amelia Lyndaker/Miller | August 11, 2009 | Reply

  17. Great news once again! Sure hope Luke is home soon.

    And thanks, Ben for your honesty. It helps us feel more connected. We’ve all imagined just a bit how tough it’s been.

    So, Gene…what is the grand total from Saturday’s fund raiser? Great job to you & your wife, your kids, the Bradleys and other helpers! I know ya’ll were exhausted by Monday morning…may God’s love and favor refresh you!

    Love,

    Watros family

    Comment by Wendy Watros | August 11, 2009 | Reply


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