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Great is Thy Faithfulness


Great is Thy faithfulness, oh God my Father…..

One year ago our lives were turned upside-down…So many questions and so much pain.

I look back on the past year and I still have questions, flashbacks, and pain.  God has healed and time has healed, but it doesn’t make what happened any easier.  I also have joy, love, and am extremely thankful!  God is and has been faithful to our family this past year.  He always is, His love never fails us…but it is in those dark and desperate times that we hold on much tighter to Him. 

We deal with Luke’s accident each day, in one way or another.  We head to UVA about twice a month for appointments, x-rays, tests, lab work,etc .  But we also deal with it on an emotional level…I have been dreading July 6th for a long time.  We were in North Dakota over July 4th weekend and I was glad that we weren’t home.    I want to give a brief overview of our year and where Luke is today.

This accident has allowed our family to minister to others in a powerful way.  Ben has shared our testimony publically several times and I just recently did for the first time.  We have been able to use this blog to reach so many and to receive your prayers and support.  Luke has testified to the greatness of God every single day since his accident.  He gives God praise unashamedly and has dealt with everything with such grace and strength.  The other kids at his school have been affected, as they all witnessed the power of God in Luke. 

Luke made excellent grades this year in 2nd grade.  Although he did school at home with me for the first month, he never missed any work.  He also had to miss many days due to doctor appointments and eye surgery….he kept up with everyone else.  His memory is incredible and he loves to memorize scripture.  It is truly being hidden in his heart!  

Luke has been released by all doctors and therapists to play sports and do whatever he wants to do.  In other words, he’s free to be a boy!   Two weeks ago, Luke had x-rays done on his neck to recheck his c-spine injury and how it was healing.  I received a phone call days later…”I am very pleased with what I see in Luke’s x-rays. It looks perfect and I can’t tell that he’s ever had an injury.”  He no longer needs to see Luke for check ups. 

Luke goes to the eye doctor on July 21st to recheck his vision and probably schedule another surgery before school starts in August.  I will update as we know more.  Also, in September Luke will go through about 3-4 hours of testing to see if he needs to be put on growth hormones.  They are concerned about his growth progression and feel that because of the brain injury, his pituitary gland (that controls body hormones) was affected and causing this.   Please pray for this test, if he needs the HGH it will be a daily injection for the rest of his life.  These are the two areas of concern for Luke right now.

He is still getting back his energy and physically getting stronger.  He gets up early almost every morning and exercises with either Ben or myself.  He is playful and throughly enjoys his family and friends.  God has shown himself faithful to us and we pray that nothing will get in the way of HIS will for Luke’s life!



July 8, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. Lindsey…
    I gotta admit…I kept checking Luke’s blog this week cuz I knew you post something amazing—and you did! I’m so glad our family was able to hear Ben share last fall at your church when we were in Virginia. What an awesome testimony!—pamela

    Comment by Pamela Stutzman | July 8, 2010 | Reply

  2. We stand in awe of God’s goodness and His healing in Luke’s eyes. Thanks so much for the update. We will keep praying for his EYES to be healed. Love to all!

    Comment by Baker Family | July 9, 2010 | Reply

  3. We rejoice with you & your entire family!

    Comment by Nancy | July 9, 2010 | Reply

  4. Hey guys … wow it’s been a year … I knew you would be updating so came for a look … God is so faithful and the lessons we have all learned have been incredible. The way He has used one special little boy has been really something. We shared with our ss class 2 weeks ago and reminded of Luke’s accident and where he is today! Everyone thanked and praised the Lord. Thanks for continuing to share…. we love you all…we will continue to pray for Luke’s eyes and for the growth situation …praying he will grow right out of all his clothes :-)…
    love,Bill and Debbie

    Comment by Debbie Mullet | July 12, 2010 | Reply

  5. So glad you did this post, Lindsey. Luke is an inspiration to us all. What miracles God has performed. I’ll be praying about your decision as to whether or not to do the growth hormone.

    Comment by paula cook | July 13, 2010 | Reply

  6. Lindsey –
    It was great to see all of you last week. Your family is a joy and we enjoyed very much seeing you all again. We rejoice with you and are here to walk with you through the tough times. Keep us updated and let us know if we can do anything for you from afar.

    Love and prayers,


    Comment by Rhonda Smucker | July 13, 2010 | Reply

  7. We continue to pray for Luke daily. Karis never misses an opportunity to mention him before the Father. We rejoice with you over all that God has done this past year, and we stand with you as you trust Him with what lies ahead. May His peace and grace give you strength each day! We love you all!

    Comment by Karen Buchanan | July 18, 2010 | Reply

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