Today was memorable. We made our first visit to Springer Prosthetics in Lansing, to begin the process of preparing Luke's leg to be fitted for a prosthetic limb. It's a fascinating process, and Luke has a ton of hard work in front of him, and we are excited for him.
Strangely, the most memorable part of the visit took place in the waiting room, where Luke encountered a man in his sixties who had his leg amputated when he was sixteen years old. The man badly wanted to encourage Luke, so he began by taking his pants off. Literally. He took his pants off in the waiting room, right down to his briefs, in front of me, Luke, Laura, and a confused three year old girl who climbed up on her chair to watch. The man then detached his prosthetic leg, and then removed the sleeve that was covering his residual limb. Luke almost passed out. Laura was cracking up. It definitely took the edge off as we began our appointment.
Luke has completed seven chemotherapy treatments, with five more scheduled this weekend from Thursday until Monday. He is getting accustomed to the fatigue and queasiness he feels on an ongoing basis. Today he attended school, and then the ninety minute appointment with the prosthetic folks, followed by a visit to Marshall Music to play piano. A full day. A good day. We are grateful for God's mercies today.
Please continue to pray, for complete healing in Luke's body, and for strength in his mind and in his soul. We can't stop praying, WON'T stop praying, for God to heal our boy. (James 5:14-16)
James & Lu,
(for Sam, Jay, & Luke)
11/3/2015 08:44:07 pm
Praying for Luke tonight. It's encouraging to hear the older amputee's boldness in trying to encourage Luke. Awesome story and awesome to hear Luke's heart and attitude.
11/4/2015 06:02:54 am
Thankful for the man that was so sweet to encourage Luke. God provides in large and small ways each day.
Omi & Opi
11/4/2015 07:07:21 am
Good luck, Luke. We are all praying for you and your recovery. You are such a courageous and determined young man that we believe you will get over this hurdle. - Love and Hugs.
11/4/2015 07:26:39 am
The strength, courage and bravery each of you continues to show is astoundingly beautiful. Thank you for taking time to share your journey. We are rooting you on, believing and trusting God for 'complete healing in Luke's body, and for strength in his mind and in his soul.' Sending you all our love and praying for the peace of Christ to dwell in you richly.
11/4/2015 04:29:26 pm
May God heal Luke and stand behind him and the rest of the Granger family during this time. Thanks for continuing to share your testimant. You can see that God's hand is involved each and every day with these stories.
11/4/2015 06:37:25 pm
Continued prayers for Luke and your entire family. Your challenge shows your amazing strength. May God continue to bless and watch over you.
11/4/2015 10:52:54 pm
Hope and Encouragement - words of the day! God gives you the strength to adapt and adjust to the new normal. A good day. Go Grangers!
11/6/2015 05:15:23 am
Continuing to pray
11/9/2015 06:50:08 pm
Oh man...I love the laughs God has granted through this time...what a blessing that brief-baring man was! :'D
11/10/2015 03:22:52 pm
Sonnet just prayed, "Dear God, Please help Luke not feel nervous about his new leg." She thinks it's amazing and she wants to help people by making them one day. Thinking and praying for Luke often!
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