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Thank you. Again.

Friday, March 19, 2010

I am so thankful for the prayers and encouragement and wisdom extended to us in these difficult days. Today my stepdaughter was arrested for the injuries to our grandson, Heath. She confessed and is now in jail. At 21 she is facing a maximum of 40 years in prison. The one bright spot today is that Heath (13 months) was more himself than he's been since this all started. He ate very well, smiled, laughed. He even took a few steps today and had not been able to even stand before today because he was so weak and frail. We are so grateful over his progress and for his dad and grandparents, who are giving him love and safety and who welcome us into Heath's healing process. We are so incredibly sad over our daughter and sad for her. Our son in law is under enormous stress, as well. I ask you to remember all three of them in prayer, please. Only God is able to put shattered lives back together, and He does so with His love. I know He is able to do all that seems impossible and I give Him thanks and praise for that. Again, I thank you, my friends.
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  • ENUFF81020
    Hi Missy,
    I can repeat several of the comments that have already been made...I cannot even begin to imagine what you are feeling. I am glad that you are seeing improvement in the little guy, that is the silver lining in this very dark cloud.

    It seems as if you have been "hanging in there," but you need to have God on your side to hold you up through all of this. I will keep you lifted in my prayers and I will keep the rest of your family lifted as well. Be sure to look out for yourself in all of this, I can see how that could easily be forgotten.
    Hugs and Prayers, Sylvia
    2982 days ago
    Hi Missy.hope this finds you well.Just reading this blog just makes me want to choke up and cry. We have 3 children and I had our oldest when I was 30,we got a late start to marriage and children.I honestly can't imagine anyone doing this,it's so sad. I hope with the prayers and her some time to heal and hope that she will get a chance to make Peace and heal emotionally and get's a second chance at life,she is so young.I often wonder if having babies at such a young age is such a good idea,maybe some are mature enough,I am just not sure.I will send my Blessings and prayers your way.Heath is so lucky to have such a loving strong environment you have provided.Hugs,Diana emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2983 days ago
    Missy, Keeping you and yours in my prayers. Glad to hear that Heath is continuing to do better. I hope your stepdaughter gets the helps she really needs.
    My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
    Blessings and hugs,
    2984 days ago
    I thank God I have you to go through this with. Your strength amazes me.
    2985 days ago
    Oh Missy! emoticon emoticon emoticon

    It's wonderful emoticon to hear of Heath's improvement. It truly is. It is sad to hear that the injuries were caused by his mother. I am glad that she is now in a situation where she might get help. I hope she does. I am hoping that my daughters get help. I cannot force them to, but both of them need it: the 23yo who attacked the younger, and the 19yo who was attacked. I don't want them in jail, but I want them to get help!

    Prayers continue.
    2985 days ago
  • JUNEBUG4967
    I cover all my Spark folk and their families in my prayers - I'll remember to add y'all especially!
    2985 days ago
    Missy, may the peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you as you deal with these obstacles in your life. Praise God Little Heath is safe now. I am praying for you and your dear family.
    2986 days ago
    Oh how awful all the things you have been dealing with...Heath, your step daughter, Bill...
    You are lifted high in my prayers . I pray that your stepdaughter get the help she needs.

    So glad things are back to normal well a new normal.
    May God shine his light on your family and give you all peace and comfort.
    2986 days ago
  • SUSAN134

    Wonderful news on Heath's improvement!! I'm sorry about your step-daughter and hopefully she can get the help that she needs.

    Prayers for you and your family.


    2987 days ago
  • PEGJOHN1997

    I am so glad Heath"s story has a happy ending, I am also sorry for your stepdaughter. I hope she gets the help she needs to understand why she did the things she did. Isn't God great?

    Please keep up the prayers for my grandchildren. They are still in danger.

    2987 days ago
    You and your whole family are in my prayers. I can only imagine how hard this is for all of you. However, you have already been through tough times with the fight of weight and I know you can get through this too. It also makes a difference that your faith is so strong. I'm here if you need a shoulder to cry on or someone to make you laugh. emoticon
    2987 days ago
    Missy BIG HUGS!!!! I am so glad Heath is doing better. I am so sorry for the stresse your family is undergoing. I do hope your stepdaughter gets the help she needs. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Life is a bumpy road and our faith and friends make it smoothier.
    Love and smiles
    2988 days ago
  • BIGDAD1211
    My Friend , you know I am continuing to pray for your family. I am so glad Heath is doing better and I pray that that your gets the help she so desperately needs. God is the repairer of the breach and He gives back everything the canker worm has taken. He will restore what is broken.
    Thank you so much on the update on little Heath.
    God bless you and keep you my dear
    In Jesus Name
    2988 days ago
    Oh, Missy, I know how this breaks your heart. I once hit my daughter when she wouldn't stop crying. I also knew that this was not acceptable behavior towards her or anyone. I realized this after reading the Bible and getting Christian counseling. I was so riddled with anger inside from my past and towards my deadbeat ex-husband, that I took it out on her when I couldn't cope anymore. I'm so glad that I prayed to God to give my daughters a better home than they had with me and my husband always arguing and him being drunk. He answered my prayers and placed a Bible in my hands. I truly saw things in a different light, but only after I gave up my daughters for adoption and gave my own self to God. My daughter's 21st birthday was the 19th! I can't wait to see her and know her again. She is beautiful and healthy. I praise God for the work He has done!!! You are in my prayers!
    2988 days ago
    I will never understand why some people physically attack others. I especially do not understand why they pick on defenseless little ones. Yes, they can be exasperating sometimes, but that's no call for violence. I hope she gets the treatment she needs and that Heath continues his improvement. Thank you for standing by him. Please keep us updated. -- Lou
    2988 days ago
  • EAT2LIVE57
    Missy, my prayers are with you and Heath and your family. I'm so glad to hear he is doing better. Go with God!
    2988 days ago
    Missy, continuing to pray to Heath and your entire family. God is the creator of miracles so anything is possible. Will continue praying for all. Praise His holy name.
    Blessings and hugs,
    2988 days ago
  • LINDA25427
    Missy my prayers are with Heath and your stepdaughter and your whole family it is wonderful that his other grand parents are generous in letting you and the rest of the family be part of his little life.That is such a blessing in itself. My heart is breaking for Heath and his mom and all that is involved.My problems seems small when I come across someone whose is so much bigger. I know God is in control and always has what's best for the situation at hand ,but it is so hard at times , all I can do is keep the faith as I know you are doing the same .May God keep his arms wrapped tightly around all of you ...... God bless !!! emoticon emoticon
    2988 days ago
  • SJG1953
    I'm so glad Heath is better. My heart is saddened for you and your family. I'm praying for all of you. God is able.
    2988 days ago
    Oh, Missy, I am so sorry. I am glad that Heath is doing better. He looks so cute in the pictures you posted last week. You and your family are in my prayers.
    2988 days ago
    You and your family continue to be in my prayers. I love you with all my heart. I am so sorry that your family has been through so much. Bright blessings to you my friend. Love, Dawn
    2988 days ago
    Gosh, I dont know quite what to say.. other than all of you in my thoughts and prayers.. I know He will grant you peace beyond all understanding during this very difficult time.. and healing of hearts minds and bodies...
    2988 days ago
    Wow! So sorry for all your troubles. You and yours are in my thoughts and prayers.
    2988 days ago
    Oh Missy, My heart has been so heavy hoping and praying against this situation with your stepdaughter. My heart just sank as I read this. My heart goes out to you my friend.
    I'm so thankful that prayers are being answered for Heath's health. This is wonderful news. I know it does your heart good to see him improving. I'm so thankful Heath's dad and parents are involving you and the family in Heath's healing process. God can always shine a light in a bad situation. We serve an awesome God.
    We will continue to pray for the whole family. Let me know if there is anything I can do.

    Big emoticon ,
    2988 days ago
    Such a sad state of affairs.
    So glad Heath is getting better, Perhaps it was all just to much for your Step-Daughter and she just couldn't cope?.
    What ever the reason was, She needs help and understanding not jail!and such a strain for you all!!
    my Love and Prayers to you all. Take Care my friend Susie emoticon emoticon
    2988 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/19/2010 10:43:05 PM
  • BRAAT5
    I'm so sorry for you rough times. You are in my thoughts a prayers.
    2988 days ago
    Sorry you are going through such a tough, serious situation. My heart breaks for all of you. I am glad that little Heath is doing better. I will keep your stepdaughter, your son-in-law and the baby in my prayers. Also you and Bill and the other grandparents involved. Yes, God is able to do what seems impossible. God is Great and God is Love.


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    2988 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/19/2010 10:34:55 PM
    Glad to hear he's feeling better and I'm sure with all of you to support him, he will be 100% again in no time. Thinking of you all as you move forward to heal.
    2988 days ago
    Oh, sweet Missy....I'm sitting here, crying and praying... No wonder I've felt the need to keep going to the Father on your behalf...I am so sorry you and your family are going through this ordeal. How heartbreaking it must be for you. I've been praying for your family, but didn't realize just how deep the need for prayer was until now. Thanks for the update. I'm rejoicing with you that Heath is doing better; I will continue praying for your sweet family. We serve a miracle-working Father and NO situation is beyond His reach or power. Praise the Lord!

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    2988 days ago
    Missy, I'm so glad you shared your heart tonight. When you read my blog, you'll see a piece of mine, too. Of course, there's always more than what we share...

    I hope more than anything that my adult children will straighten out their lives before they bring children into it. If they're messed up, they'll only mess up a child's life, and all those involved.

    I'll be praying for you and your family all the time...not that MY prayers get past the ceiling, or anything, but I'll still do it.

    emoticon Lori
    2988 days ago
    Oh yes, He is so able, Missy. I am so sorry to hear about this. There is nothing I would like more than to be there to support you through this. I am most assuredly praying for EVERYONE involved. You know I am here 24/7. Call me anytime.
    God bless you all.

    I love you;
    2988 days ago
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