Monday, August 24, 2009

Psalm 116:1-2.............

So this verse pretty much smacked me in the face today.............

"I love the Lord, for he heard my voice, he heard my cry for mercy. Because he turned his ear to me, I will call on him as long as I live."

...........Nick and I are forever grateful for a loving and healing Savior!!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

MIRACLES DO HAPPEN!!!!!!

I don't even know where to begin. I have never felt the love of my Savior like I have today. Nick does not have MS for now. His symptoms seem to be an isolated incident and the doctor wants to follow up with him in three months for another MRI to make sure all is still clear.

I just have to thank all of our families, church family, friends, and people I don't even know who prayed and fasted for Nick today. We felt your prayers today and I don't even know where to begin to thank you for everything!

I had to pray Nick out of our home today! I had to pray him out of our car to get in the doctors office. He just knew that he would be devastated today. The Lord and the prayers of all of you helped him face what he would face today.

God is still in the miracle making business and I believe with all my heart that this was a miracle. I told Nick in the waiting room that I believed that my God could change the writing on his chart. He did not have a disease until he said you had a disease. In the words of my Mother-in-Law, "You claim the victory now!" I just have to say that I do claim the victory! I believe that my God chose today as Nick's healing day! My God is awesome.

When Dr. R. told us that it was not MS I could have jumped into his lap and gave him such a big hug. Don't know what he would have thought but I did keep my composure. {grin,snort,laugh!}

You may not want to know this but as soon as we started to leave the doctors office I needed to go potty. Nick went on to the car. As soon as the door closed I had my shouting fit and mass text message fit! I'm pretty sure that I have never done anything like that before. When I got to the car Nick was crying and of course I asked him what was wrong and he said I am so relieved. (BTW....it's pretty hard for me not to just sob uncontrollably when my hubby is crying} I told him, "I told you that our God would take care of you!"

"For nothing is impossible with God!" {Luke 1:37}

That's my story and I'm stickn' to it! Much love and gratitude to you all! We are truly blessed more than we deserve.!

Love,
Melissa

Words To Live By..........

God is who he says he is.....
God can do what he says he can do.....
I am who God says I am....
I can do all things through Christ....
His word is alive and active in me!!!!!!!
(Thank you Judith if I haven't thanked you for your hard work!)

This was our mission statement from our Montgomery Mission Trip this year. What wonderful words they are. These words are hopeful and true!

I ask you to please remember Nick today. His appointment is at 11 am. Please pray for the courage to face what lies in store for us. I still believe that Jesus is in the miracle business but that He may want bigger and better things from this illness.

A special thanks to those of you who are praying for my family and to those of you who are giving up something you love for the sake of my family. Much love to you all! We are honored to have such a wonderful church family! We love you all!

Love,

Nick, Melissa and Andrew

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Romans 5:1-5

1. Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.

2. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

3. More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance,

4. and endurance produces character, and character produces hope,

5. and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.

These verses mean alot to me right now. I read them everyday!!!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Major Major Andrew News...........

Andrew went pee pee in the potty!!!! Yippee!!!!!!!! After he did it he just looked up at me and grinned really big. Who knows if he really knew what he was doing!!!


Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Nick....Part 4.........

And now we begin the waiting game..............Nick will have 4 more rounds of steroid via I.V. the rest of this week. A home health nurse is coming to our home to give them to him. In the words of my hubby....I'm gonna have a huge gun show when I am through with these steroids! LOL! I believe that he has lost his mind! But he cracks me up!!!

Please remember him in your prayers. He has not been diagnosed with MS yet but all things are pointing there.

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Romans 12:12

Monday, August 10, 2009

Nick....Part 3.......

Well I am sitting here in the doctors office again. Hoping and praying that this IS the answer that they have been looking for. I am praying that this inflammation is curable! Praying that one more MRI and a round of IV steroids is it! That this is all he will have to do to fix his eye sight. So I am believing in the statement that Bro. Luke used in his sermon yesterday........ WHATEVER JESUS TOUCHES...HE CHANGES!!" I truly believe that! Even though HIS answer may be "Not right now" I choose to believe that HE will touch Nick and change the outcome of this situation!!!

Thank you for all of your thoughts and prayers! They are very much appreciated!!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Nick continued......

Nick will be having another MRI done on Thursday. This time it will be of his spine. He is also going to have a spinal tap done. Please remember us as we head back to Birmingham but most of all that this gives the doctors the answers that he has been looking for. Up until now Nick has stumped them. They do not know what is causing his eye problems.

Thank You Soooooo Much!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Nick................

Nick goes back to the doctor tomorrow. His appointment is at 9 am! Please remember him and say a prayer for the doctor that he WILL find an answer to these eye problems!

God is GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!