Sunday, April 24, 2011

BLESSED WHITE EASTER!!!

We pray for blessings


We pray for peace


Comfort for family, protection while we sleep


We pray for healing, for prosperity


We pray for Your mighty hand to ease our suffering


All the while, You hear each spoken need


Yet love us way too much to give us lesser things



Cause what if Your blessings come through raindrops


What if Your healing comes through tears


What if a thousand sleepless nights 
Are what it takes to know You’re near


What if trials of this life are Your mercies in disguise


This song is one of Melanie’s favorite. It makes me think of Good Friday and Easter all in one. Good Friday must have seemed horrible without knowing that 3 days later Christ would rise from the dead and there would be an Easter day. Christ being crucified was certainly not what the disciples were praying for but He does “love us way too much to give us lesser things”! Friday was “good” because Easter came. What’s hard is the in between days, the days between a good Friday and an Easter day…days that can be long and excruciating. Melanie has lived through many “Good Friday” days with Witt but in God’s infinite grace there has always been a glorious “Easter day’!!! We have prayed for healing, for His mighty hand to ease our suffering and we have always without fail received blessings…blessings through raindrops, healing through tears, unending mercies in disguise. Because of “Good Fridays” I can proclaim blessed “Easters”! Today I am praying for those who are right now living out a “Friday” that in no way seems good and for those who are in the in between days waiting on “Easter”. What I do know is that Easter does come because Christ is risen, He is risen indeed!!!




WITT ARRIVING AT THE FRITZ LODGE!!
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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

ON THE WAY TO COLORADO!!

Witt and some of the crew are en route to Colorado!

They got off to a bright and early start this morning,
before it was even bright outside.
 The first stop of the day was a good one.
 Folding tables make great changing tables,
 at pit stops.
Everyone took a lunch break in Witchita Falls.
The trip plans include traveling to Amarillo tonight
and Winter Park tomorrow!

As always, thank you for your prayers.
This is by far the longest trip Witt has even been on
and while it is SUCH an exciting thing
prayers for safety, health and peace are greatly appreciated.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

BUSY, BUSY BUSY!

Witt has been very busy!!! He spent 11 days at Warrenton
for the Zapp Hall Antique Show! This was Witt's second show
in a row to share with us and it was wonderful. He was not
feeling great at last fall's show and even had to be taken
into Houston to see the pediatrician. This show was uneventful
as far as Witt was concerned but incredibly busy especially at the cafe!!!

WITT SPENT MOST HIS TIME AT THE
TABLE WHERE MELANIE MAKES PLATES...
HOWEVER, IF HE NEEDED A NAP
HIS BED WAS READY THERE TOO!
JOE PETE WAS TRYING TO MAKE A DEAL
FOR THE "WITT PETE"!!
SOME GREAT TIMES WITH THE YOUNG COUSINS!
Witt wasn't back home long before he started on his new career
of finger painting. Look out Picasso!




The young Picasso at work!
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I have a couple of prayer requests but first join me in thanking the Lord for Witt's health! Except for the couple of weeks this summer because of a stomach virus, it has been a year since Witt has been in the hospital!!!! We still run into friends from the hospital when Witt goes to his doctor's appointments but I have almost forgotten what it's like to sleep in a recliner! The first prayer request I have is for Witt to sleep through the night. I am writing this post at 3:00am because Witt has been waking up in the middle of the night for several nights in a row and its not an uncommon occurrence. I came over to sit with Witt so Melanie and Austan could get some sleep. In 8 days Melanie and Austan are taking their first vacation with Witt! We are going to Winter Park for Easter!! It's closing weekend at the ski area but a much warmer and healthier time than at Christmas. All of Witt's doctors have more than approved of the trip...they are pleased that Mel and Austan are taking him. This week I am having a special adapter put in my car so that we can travel with the humidifier attached to Witt's ventilator. Mel has worked out all the details of medication and supplies. The oxygen supply company even has an office in Denver and a top lung specialist that used to be at Texas Children's is now at a hospital in Denver! Please join me in praying for safety in travel. It should be a 2 day trip with an over night stay in Amarillo...hope the Gayle and Bobby Bed and Breakfast is open!!! The longest trip the Luphers have taken before this was a 5 hour trip so the timing will be up to Witt. He normally enjoys being in the car! We will return to Texas the week after Easter. I can't think of any better way to celebrate Christ and His complete victory over the things of this world than traveling with Witt, His miracle!!!

Monday, April 11, 2011