Tuesday, December 4, 2007
Fletcher's story Part 3
I can’t continue to tell this story without pausing to reflect on all the amazing things the Lord was doing for us during these times. God has provided for us each step of the way. Besides giving us the privilege to be Fletcher’s parents, He provided us with family, friends and an amazing church family. I want to take this time to tell you the ways the Lord provided for us and showed Himself in ways that seemed impossible to us. You know when you’re in the hospital you have to pay a co-pay and a deductible? Well, our sweet church took up an offering for our family and raised $3000.00, which was the exact amount of money we needed to pay Fletcher’s bill and mine! One day I went out to check the mail and I found an unsigned card with five one hundred dollar bills in it! The church Craig’s parents attend wanted to do something for our family so they had a car wash and garage sale. They raised $800.00! During Fletcher’s first summer the air conditioner in our house kept breaking down and a friend at church who owns a heating and air conditioning company sent one of his guys to our house to repair it every time it broke down. At no cost to us! Remember the home health VP who helped us tremendously? Well, before he helped us, friends and family heard how much it was going to cost and we received three or four checks, each for the amount of $350.00! One of my best friends, Laurel wanted to do something worthwhile for our family so she organized two months worth of meals, babysitting, hang out time for my girls, and errand running! One of my other girlfriends had my house cleaned twice a month for at least 8 months! We had two scholarships to two different Mother’s Day Out programs for Maddie, allowing me to be with Fletcher each time he was in the hospital. Many of my friends would come and sit with Fletcher in the hospital so I could do other things. In August of 2005 my sister Dawn organized a 24-hour prayer vigil it was such a blessing to know people were praying. During the spring of 2006 our air conditioner broke again, I called our friend from church, he sent someone out to fix it and decided we needed a NEW heater and air conditioner. Do you know what he did? He GAVE us a brand new system for free! WOW! That one still amazes me! I could sit here for hours and tell you of the wonderful things the Lord has done for us and is still doing for us. What a blessing to see the Body of Christ in action.