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Tbone
Oct 20th 2008, 05:52 PM
My Grandson Sean, who is now almost two years old and was born with Spinal-Bifida, got his first wheelchair today.

Sean has movement in his legs down to his mid-thigh, and his doctors say they still intend to have him fitted with braces, so eventually he may be able to move about on crutches.

I knew today was coming, and I've tried to prepare myself for this, but the sight of this smiling, happy little boy in a wheelchair is just too much for me.

I know Jesus has a plan for Sean, and I apologize for my lack of faith but I just break down sobbing when I see him in the wheelchair. I know the doctors consider this progress, and it means Sean can move about now with dragging his legs behind him, but it's still hard to see and accept as progress.

Would you please pray for Sean, and the rest of the family, and please pray for my lack of faith in this matter. I'm trying I really am, it's just so hard.

Thank you for your prayers.

Rob

karenoka27
Oct 20th 2008, 05:56 PM
Father, we Praise You and Thank You that You alone are God.
Father it is truly amazing to think that this little boy could smile because of a new wheelchair. It is a great reminder to me that with You all things are indeed possible. Father it is You that fills our hearts with joy, even in the midst of difficult circumstances. It is You that gives us the grace to go through tough times when those around can't understand how we are getting through them.
Be with this Grandmother, Lord, may she see Christ shine through her precious grandson. Lord we don't understand why things have to be the way they are at times, but Lord You do know what is happening and why.
May you be glorified in this child's life, and may many come to know Your Son Jesus Christ through his testimony.
In Jesus Name, Amen

moonglow
Oct 20th 2008, 06:12 PM
My Grandson Sean, who is now almost two years old and was born with Spinal-Bifida, got his first wheelchair today.

Sean has movement in his legs down to his mid-thigh, and his doctors say they still intend to have him fitted with braces, so eventually he may be able to move about on crutches.

I knew today was coming, and I've tried to prepare myself for this, but the sight of this smiling, happy little boy in a wheelchair is just too much for me.

I know Jesus has a plan for Sean, and I apologize for my lack of faith but I just break down sobbing when I see him in the wheelchair. I know the doctors consider this progress, and it means Sean can move about now with dragging his legs behind him, but it's still hard to see and accept as progress.

Would you please pray for Sean, and the rest of the family, and please pray for my lack of faith in this matter. I'm trying I really am, it's just so hard.

Thank you for your prayers.

Rob

I can image that is very hard. I have worked with a man that had that. Try to see it as its giving him more independence having it. I will pray the Lord comforts you on dealing with this.

God bless

daughter
Oct 20th 2008, 06:20 PM
Hi Rob... just to let you know, God can work amazing blessings through this, and any other ailment. My husband had spina bifida, and he told me after he'd become Christian that it was only because of having suffered in his life that he grew up not to be self centred and materialistic. He spent most of his life campaigning to make the world a better place, and after he became Christian his witness moved a lot of people to love our Lord who would never have listened to anyone else. Sometimes God does move in mysterious ways to work His greater good, and I trust that He is doing so here. Also, I trust that He's going to give you trust and bless you as time goes on.

For the record, they told my husband's parents that he would never walk, and he did, from about three until he was forty seven. Whether your grandson does or not, do know that God is walking with him, whatever happens. :hug:

ConqueredbyLove
Oct 20th 2008, 07:35 PM
My Grandson Sean, who is now almost two years old and was born with Spinal-Bifida, got his first wheelchair today.

Sean has movement in his legs down to his mid-thigh, and his doctors say they still intend to have him fitted with braces, so eventually he may be able to move about on crutches.

I knew today was coming, and I've tried to prepare myself for this, but the sight of this smiling, happy little boy in a wheelchair is just too much for me.

I know Jesus has a plan for Sean, and I apologize for my lack of faith but I just break down sobbing when I see him in the wheelchair. I know the doctors consider this progress, and it means Sean can move about now with dragging his legs behind him, but it's still hard to see and accept as progress.

Would you please pray for Sean, and the rest of the family, and please pray for my lack of faith in this matter. I'm trying I really am, it's just so hard.

Thank you for your prayers.

Rob

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You rest, dear soul. We will carry you in prayer during this extremely difficult time for you. Will pray for Sean also. The effects of sin on our loved ones is the hardest to bare, I believe :cry: :cry: :cry:

I often wonder if God the Father broke down sobbing when He saw the effects of sin on His dear Son. He knows...He understands....:cry: I believe He weeps with you.....

CoffeeCat
Oct 20th 2008, 11:57 PM
Praying for your little grandson and your family! :hug:

Redneck Charger
Oct 21st 2008, 12:23 AM
Jesus.. Please help Rob overcome what he is seeing.. Sean is ok where he is.. he is happy.. Us as grownups look at the worse.. I worked in a school full of kids in wheelchairs.. and they were the happiest kids going.. He'll be fine... Jesus please hear my prayers for this family.. Please Jesus:pray:

Frances
Oct 22nd 2008, 05:28 PM
I just break down sobbing when I see him in the wheelchair. I know the doctors consider this progress, and it means Sean can move about now with dragging his legs behind him, but it's still hard to see and accept as progress.
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:pray: that you see the wheelchair as your grandson does - as liberty. . .

You're not alone in your view of wheelchairs, my paralysed mother was determined not to use one - until she was given the ultimatum, to either sit in a borrowed one to go Christmas shopping or stay at home. . . . she was delighted to own her own as soon as possible after that. . . and she had a full and happy life, loving the Lord and used by Him.

:hug:

Ashley274
Oct 23rd 2008, 05:48 AM
I saw this post the other day while at the library looking for a job..they have faster puters and I was so saddened by this...please know I prayed right on the spot and will hold this child and your heart in my prayers

IMINXTC
Oct 23rd 2008, 05:52 AM
Sorry for catching this so late! I will make Sean a part of my regular prayer. I, like you, am grateful for his new chair. What a difference that will be for him. Praying for this young guy!

(watch him conquer the world in his chair).

Evangelist Smith
Oct 23rd 2008, 12:13 PM
Lord may your perfect and gracious will be done in this precious little soul Sean,and may comfort strength and peace fill the heart of this grandfather and all those tht love and care for this little one in Christ' Wonderful name amen

RevivedGirl0216
Oct 23rd 2008, 03:12 PM
Hi Rob, can't walk your shoes...and it's natural for you to feel sad...but It is worse to be spiritually handicapped...:pray: Lord give Rob and his family comfort through this, only you can do that....In Jesus' Precious name...Amen...

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ps...a lot here with straight legs...sadly and unfortunately will not be able to walk in Heaven.

You will see the beautiful things the Lord can do through him. Just know that he is blessed and loved. and Your Father understands....

Godisnumber1
Oct 23rd 2008, 03:18 PM
:pray: praying! :pray:

maybe this will help:
a little boy named joshua was born at my church without a growth plate in his left foot. this made him not be able to walk. the doctors told his parents that multiple surgeries would have to be performed, and even this may not fix it. he is the most beautiful little child and he's always happy! his mom and dad had him prayed for at church many times, and wouldn't you know it, that little miracle is now running around and his growth plate grew back in! God does perform miracles! many people thought that joshua would never be healed, and by God's great power he did! please try not to give up the faith, for your families' sake!

God bless & keep us updated on his healing! i know God can do it! :hug:

Dani H
Oct 23rd 2008, 03:20 PM
Rob, I will pray for you. My youngest son is disabled and used to be able to walk, but due to a bone condition, is now dependent on a walker. We're trying to keep him out of a wheelchair. I understand how you feel, brother, I understand the pain and the struggle and the questioning. But, take heart, because kids are resilient and adaptable, and they're stronger than we all think. Keep covering Sean in prayer, and ask God to use the situation, and him, for His glory, and He surely will. I keep telling my son that, regardless of his body, he is still a whole person and that he can do anything God wants him to do. :hug:

RevivedGirl0216
Oct 23rd 2008, 03:24 PM
Rob, I will pray for you. My youngest son is disabled and used to be able to walk, but due to a bone condition, is now dependent on a walker. We're trying to keep him out of a wheelchair. I understand how you feel, brother, I understand the pain and the struggle and the questioning. But, take heart, because kids are resilient and adaptable, and they're stronger than we all think. Keep covering Sean in prayer, and ask God to use the situation, and him, for His glory, and He surely will. I keep telling my son that, regardless of his body, he is still a whole person and that he can do anything God wants him to do. :hug:


AMEN...God is not limited by our so called limitations...Praise The Lord

ConqueredbyLove
Oct 27th 2008, 05:20 PM
(((TBone)))

How are you doing? How is your grandson doing? I have been thinking and praying for you all.

It must be so hard :cry:

Tbone
Oct 31st 2008, 04:52 PM
Thank you for your prayers everybody.

Thanks to God's grace and your prayers I am accepting Sean's wheelchair better than I thought I would.

You were right he looks at it as freedom, and is happy to have it. Thank you again for helping me to accept the chair on Sean's terms, and not on mine.

karenoka27
Oct 31st 2008, 04:56 PM
:hug: Just know the Lord is with Sean. I am so thankful that the Lord has given you a peace in your heart to accept it. May our God use Sean as a mighty and power testimony to His Holy Name.

livingwaters
Nov 1st 2008, 03:24 AM
:pphank you Lord, for Sean....May he pull people into your kingdom through his joyous "lease" on life. I foresee many that don't know Christ, who will come to know HIM through YOUR mighty spirit in YOUR child, Sean. It's at times like these, when we are truly thankful that YOU know what's best for us, Father. Please comfort, strengthen, and support this entire family, Lord. TBone, this will be a tremendous building block to your already strong faith in our Lord, Jesus Christ. Because I think you will see more of Jesus' Light come through that little guy!!! We praise you Lord because YOU love of soooo!!!!!:hug::pray: