Below in italics is an email I and my ‘community group’ at church got Friday from the father of a 12 yr old girl, Julie. He and his family are in our group. Julie had had seizures much of her life until she went on meds. The rest is self explanatory. I publish it here to show what true faith sounds like, and the true friendship and peace and hope that comes from faith….The people in this community group are mostly in their late twenties and thirties, very hip and gorgeous (!) with young children. I’m the dinosaur but they welcome me as if I’m one of theirs! ..To inspire:
Thank you all for your kind notes/texts and follow up on how Julie is doing. We definitely have experienced God’s love in the midst of Julie’s circumstances through this amazing group and we are thankful.
Julie is back on her anti-seizure medication and as of Saturday 2pm she has been seizure-free. We had decided to remove her off her meds after 3 yrs of being seizure-free and along with other criteria she met, including her neurologist recommendation. But God had other plans in store. This past weekend, our family felt drawn closer to God and each other and we know that He will use this for His ultimate glory and purpose.
We look forward to seeing our church family this weekend. May God bless you all and those you love.
The sad UPDATE is “Julie” has had a couple of seizures now since being on the medicine, highly unusual, so please keep her and her wonderful family in your prayers. Thanks! God often has different plans than ours.
ALSO: Please pray for my mother…her surgery to fix the broken femur went well and she’s already in a very nice rehab place. I went yesterday (it’s about an hour away) and my mother is THE biggest trooper! Already standing up on that leg and going through physical therapy and occupational therapy! The problem is all this broken femur/surgery/rehab for 3 months stuff is just a terrible detour because nothing they’re doing about this is going toward solving the bigger problem of intense pain she’s been having, which they haven’t been able to figure out or cure. SO, please keep her in your payers. She and I and my sisters REALLY appreciate it!