December 10, 2009

WITHOUT WORDS

Hey precious faith-filled bloggy friends!!!!

This is the first time I've been on line since last Saturday and I want to tell you that I have witnessed the miraculous workings of the hand of our God first hand in the life of my precious daughter Katie!

Please know that all of your prayers and emails of prayer support and encouragement have strengthened and "propped up" this weary mothers heart and kept me focused on the greatness of our God in the face of very near death circumstances. I weep with gratitude as I type this and wish I could hug each and everyone of you my precious bloggy friends and let you know the power of your prayers and how your outpouring of love has strengthened my daughter and our family to fight the good fight of faith! I am truly without words!

At another time I will share the details of what we've walked through over the last five days but I will tell you this.............before receiving the phone call that no parent ever wants to receive on last Sat a.m. I thought I knew what Psalm 23:4 meant. But now I know IT!

"Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil for thou art with me thy rod and thy staff comfort me" Psalm 23:4

Even while cratering on the inside I watched miraculous moves of the hand of God upon my daughter. I thought I knew what a miracle was.....but within the last five days I've observed first hand one miracle after another. I was told by her doctors that they've seen people who come in this unresponsive state never come out of it, remain on life support (intubation) or if they do they have brain damage or altered brain function. EVERYTHING IN ME SCREAMED NO IN JESUS NAME! We prayed over her body and spoke that the same Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead dwells in her body and will quicken (make alive, AWAKEN) KATIE!!!! At times her doctors and the resident docs looked at us like we were nuts and thought she had brain damage when she began to breathe on her own and BEGAN TO WAKE UP AND SAY THE NAME OF JESUS, OVER AND OVER, AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN - The docs asked me "Mom is this normal behavior for Katie to be speaking the name of Jesus?" With a resounding "YES, SPEAKING HIS NAME IS NORMAL BEHAVIOR FOR HER AND OUR FAMILY!" She even sang the song "Rise and Shine and Give God the Glory" including verses by memory that I don't even know by heart and then would drift off again..................... we knew we were witnessing a miracle!

Her status began to rapidly improve quickly and moment by moment, hour by hour we stood in awe of what God was doing! There were times when I stepped into the hall for a moment and would return just a few minutes later and witness such a change I couldn't process it!! I truly "feel" that my emotions are completely unengaged today because I've been in the midst of such anointed moves of His Hand that I can't process it all in my limited human understanding. I will never be the same!!!!!

Fastforward.......Monday her doctor, with much dismay, told us that she wasn't just going to be stepped down from ICU..........SHE WAS GOING HOME TO RECOVER!!!!! WE WERE ABSOLUTELY BLOWN AWAY....I MEAN HOW DO YOU PROCESS SUCH MOVES OF GOD!!!

We have been in some kind of Divine twilight zone...........From Saturday, litterly at death's door, unresponsive and life support to eating chocolate covered oreos and watching Evan Almighty movie last night!!! ...................Divinely surreal to say the least!!!!! Glory to God!!

We're still trying to process all of it - all that's transpired and now following doctors orders, rest, follow-up, etc. ....there are still sooooo many details of the moves of God that I'll share with you sometime in the future.!! THERE'S A HUGE TESTIMONY OUT OF THIS - ALL TO THE GLORY OF GOD!!

There is one thing I want to leave you with.......Katie told me that she can see how someone can be soooo far gone in unconsciouness that they just give up and slip away, but she could hear us praying and speaking the Word over her and deep inside she found GREAT STRENGTH to fight the fight of faith to wake up!!! HOW GREAT IS OUR GOD!!!

THE WORD OF GOD, THE MIRACULOUS HAND OF GOD AND YOUR PRAYERS BROUGHT MY KATIE BACK!!!!! WHAT A TESTIMONY TO THE POWER OF FAITH-FILLED PRAYER, THE MOUNTAIN MOVING HAND OF GOD AND HIS FAITHFULNESS !!!

MY BABY GIRL IS A WALKING MIRACLE.......TO GOD BE ALL THE GLORY!!!!

We're resting in Him and resting our physical bodies today and for the days to come as He completes her recovery and strengthens her (and mom too!!) THANK YOU JESUS!

Oh, and for those who entered the giveaway...........when I get back home to AZ I'll have the drawing and send your goodies to you!!!


Much Love and Sweet Blessings!
Jackie
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41 comments:

sonja said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! The hairs on my arms is standing straight up! My eyes are full of tears.... what a CHRISTMAS MIRACLE we are sharing with you! I have been, probably like tons of others, skipping over to your page daily to see if there is any new word since we all got the word to pray. We have all been waiting... and PRAYING!!! Your testimonies have been forever changed! MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!! and huge hugs to all of you!

Meli n Pat said...

What a wonderful update! God has truly done above and beyond what we have asked! Thank you, Jesus!

Denise @ A Sacred Longing said...

I rejoice with you and your family! May Katie continue to grow stronger! What a testimony to God's grace and power!

There is power - wonder working power - in His name!

Shalom,
Denise

Debbie said...

Oh Jackie PRAISE GOD!! I was soo happy to come on here this afternoon and see that you had posted. I having been praying everyday and wondering what was happening. What a life changing event you have been through. How faithful is our God?? I am soo happy for you that your precious Katie is to be just fine. I will pray her recovery is complete and speedy and that you are able to relax and regroup as well. What a wonderful gift for Christmas.

Many blessesings to you all,

Debbie

Sheryl said...

WOW!!!! no words.

Deborah Ann said...

PRAISE GOD!!! He Who lives and reigns supreme was HIMSELF hovering over Katie. I'm on my way out right now, but I can't wait to come back and hear all the details!

JESUS!!!

Andrea said...

Praise God!!!!! Jackie, I am rejoicing with you for your daughter's miracle!!!

We serve an awesome God!!!!! He is so good and so faithful!!!

You and your daughter have been on my heart and in my prayers. I am so happy to receive this report of miraculous intervention.

What a very special Christmas season this is and will be for you and yours.

Blessings to you, dear, dear friend! Praise God!

Love,

Andrea

~Trina~ said...

I have Holy Spirit chills all over. I've been checking your blog every day for an update on your daughter. Glory to God! This will a Christmas like no other for your family!!!

Edie said...

YAY!!! PRAISE GOD!!! I am SO thrilled to hear the Jackie! God Bless you all and Merry Christmas!

Love you!

Debbie said...

Oh Jackie, I'm so happy to read this news. You have been on my heart these past few days as soon as I read your last post. I've been praying for Katie and the doctors. Praise God for this miracle. I wish I could hug you in person.

love you,
Debbie

Nana Jul said...

Nothing is too hard for the Lord!! Hallelujah, Praise God!!
Oh Jackie I am so delighted to hear your Good News!! Singing praises to the Holy One with you!!
Love,
Julie

Nana Jul said...

Hallelujah!! Praise the Lord!! Glory to God!
Our God is an Awesome God!!
Nothing is too hard for the Lord!
WOW!
Can't wait to hear the rest of the story!!
Singing Praises to the Holy One with you.
Love,
Julie

Patty said...

OH Praise God!!!! What a Christmas miracle!!!

Denise said...

Oh my gosh oh my gosh oh my gosh!!!! I am sooooooooooo blown away by the love of the Father God.. HOW great is our God and greatly to be praised!

Girl I am rejoicing with you and thanking God for the miracle of HIS hand...

LisaShaw said...

HALLELUJAH! HALLELUJAH! HALLELUJAH TO GOD!!!

I'm in tears and rejoicing because I KNOW the power of GOD and have seen HIS move upon us HIS people and so I'm not surprised. We SHOULD anticipate a miracle from our MIRACLE WORKING GOD. He's so awesome -- so faithful and so amazing. HE IS GOD and I'm just so excited for the testimomy Katie has.

My husband and I and so many others have been praying with and for Katie and for you and I'm rejoicing in the outcome! Nothing happens until GOD SAYS!

THANK YOU JESUS!!!

Love you Sister.

Saleslady371 said...

Our Christmas Eve theme this year is "miracle Christmas" so you can imagine how we in our family are praising God for this miracle. What a testimony to intercession. Many lives will be encouraged by this and I love what God did and is doing. Jackie, you always say "He is faithful." I love you dear sister! I will continue to pray for Katie's complete recovery.

Beth E. said...

Praise God, from whom ALL blessings flow!

I am soooo happy to hear that your daughter is alive and well!

Hallelujah!

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

So relieved...

I've been worried, friend. So thankful for the miracles been given over the last five days. The prayers of the saints availeth much!

peace~elaine

Jacquelyn said...

Oh Jackie, I too have been checking every day for news of your daughter. I too have been praying for her and for you and the doctors as well! God is so good to give you this Christmas miracle. I'm so grateful for this technology we have to connect our lives with one another. Praise God for his mercy and grace! That was my prayer for Katie and He has answered! Can't wait to read "the rest of the story". Rest now, dear one, and I know you'll never be the same!

Angie said...

I'm sitting here crying at your testimony already, I can't wait to hear the whole thing! We serve an awesome God! I guess I don't need to tell you what a special Christmas this is going to be in you house. God bless.

Rose said...

Praise GOD! What a wonderful testimony to the healing power of prayer, and speaking the name of JESUS! I am so happy for you and your family to have your daughter back! These types of experiences alter your lives forever. To those who say miracles don't happen today, all I can say is, you can't argue with the ones who have experienced it first hand. We had our own miracle we witnessed too. When you have time I would love for you to read the story about my grandson: http://mahoneysmusings.blogspot.com/2009/09/flight-to-miracle.html

Again, I am soooo happy to hear this wonderful blessing! Hugs!
Rose

Andrea said...

Jackie,
I am more thankful to hear/read your words on this blog. My heart was broken for you. I know the pain of the unknown from such a tragic call. My youngest sister died at age 17 and those moments are as fresh today as they were then. The pain has lessened through the grace and love of GOD, but she is never more than a thought a way. I have prayed fervently that you receive a miracle in your daughter's body and I am crying tears of joy as I post this comment. May GOD continue to work more and more miracles each day and use her to witness to others.
Blessings, love, hugs, and much rejoicing,
andrea

Alleluiabelle said...

Sweet Friend,

I've been coming by daily to check for updates. WOW what an update it is! I am in absolute awe at what has happened and the divine intervention that has taken place over and within your daughter. Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ! I strongly believe in His Supreme Divine Intervention in all things and I am elated to hear of such Good News. I look forward to hearing more of the many divine interventions that have taken place and continues to take place in Katie and all of your lives. To God Be The Glory! All praise, honor and glory are yours Almighty Father forever and ever more.

I love you Jackie. My prayers are with you, Katie and your family.

Oh what a Divine Christmas Gift for all of you!!!

Love you bunches,
Alleluiabelle

They call me "Deb" said...

oh WOW. Why do we become so surprised at God's miracles??? Isn't He the same yesterday, today and forever?
He is so amazing - and we are so blessed to read this testimony to His power.
We are praising and celebrating and dancing with you!!!
What a wonderful Christmas gift.

alicia said...

Praise God!

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

Jackie - oh my! Isn't God just awesome? I am just praising Him that He performed a miracle in your daughter! I am right there with you girl! I too, experienced that with my daughter Melissa as you well know!

I am shouting with you and I just thank God that He had mercy on our children and I pray that He does mighty things through them and with their lives.

Love you!

Karen said...

Our miracle working Lord...praise His name!

RCUBEs said...

Sooo glad and I'm overjoyed to see your praise report today! Glory to You Oh Lord! Though I had witnessed His miracles in my own life as my then, dying father spoke always with a joyful heart. He is an awesome God and is good...All the time...Praying for your daughter's continued healing and I pray that those doctors will realize what their limitations could not understand will see the miracles from the Greatest Doctor!
God bless you and protect you and your family.

gladwellmusau said...

I thank God for Katie, your daughter. May all Glory be unto HIS NAME. Praying also for her full recovery. Blessings, Gladwell.

christy rose said...

Jackie,
I am in awe at this post and the miraculous God that we serve. I was so moved to tears as I read this. I read it to my 14 year old daughter and had to stop many times to regrip. God is so good. I am so excited to hear of the miracle working power of His love manifested in your daughter's life. I pray she continues to recover and testify as God's miracle.
Christy

Marsha said...

Oh Jackie! I'm sitting here in total blubbering tears of joy! Praising God for this beautiful, miraculous testimony of God's grace!

What about her husband, did they let him come home?

Continuing to pray.

Blessings to you all.

Denise said...

Praise God for this awesome news.

Crown of Beauty said...

Just want to let you know that I prayed for Katie when I saw a prayer badge at some of the blogs I visited over the past week.

Those prayer badges are a wonderful call to prayer.

I am rejoicing with you over God's provision and favor of healing for your daughter.

Blessings,
Lidj

Seeking Grace on the Narrow Path said...

Jackie,
Praise God for taking care of Katie. You and your family have been in my prayers (and still I keep praying for you). God is so wonderful!!!! Praise HIS HOLY NAME!!!
I also wanted to remind you that you are the winner of my give-a-way at Seeking Grace. Leave me your e-mail under my last posting. I will contact you to get your mailing address so I can mail your goodies to you. Your e-mail address or home address will not be published.
God bless you my friend.
Hugs,
Bren

lisasmith said...

Praising God for your miracle :)

momstheword said...

Wow, that is so amazing! I love how the Lord proves over and over that He is truly sovereign and that nothing is to big for Him!

It is a scary thing to have our children out and about in the world, but I know that they take the Lord with them, wherever they go.

~ Nan

Marilyn in Mississippi said...

Praise the Lord! I am so happy for your daughter and for all your family. I have been thinking about ya'll lately.

Marilyn..in Mississippi

LisaShaw said...

Stopping back by before I take some time off blogs soon to say Merry CHRISTmas and Blessed New Year to you and your family.

I hope Katie continues to be doing so well and I look forward to visiting your blog again soon.

Blessings and love dear friend.

Terri Tiffany said...

When I first saw your post about your girl and her accident, my heart broke for what you were going to have to go through. I've been thinking about your family and praying ever since. I am filled with joy at how God worked in your lives and gave your girl back to you as He did! AMEN!!! And what a Merry Christmas you will have this year!

Elizabeth said...

I stumbled upon your blog one day when another blogger asked for prayer for your daughter. I immediately began to pray. I've been trying to get an update, but I'm very new to blogging and couldn't for the life of me figure out how to find you again! I finally found it tonight, and I'm so glad I did! I got chills while reading your update. I, too, am a walking miracle, and I rejoice with you and your daughter. God is so good!!!

Cassandra said...

Praise God!! That is definitely awesome. I havent experienced what you have, but I have been the one close to death-- twice. God wants her here for a reason! She is special in every way!

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