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Friday, August 27, 2010


I am posting this EARLY because I want as many folks to read it as possible..

This party is being hosted by our very own
Kelee at The Katillac Shack.
Please visit her for more details.
We'll be celebrating Colette,
and sharing stories of inspiration this Saturday
at Pink Saturday.
I hope you'll all join in the celebration
of hope.
The above was taken from HOW SWEET THE SOUND.
(The following MIRACLE was posted a few years ago....)
Two of our precious grandsons each had their backs broken within a year of each other.BROOKS, 13 years old, a motorcycle accident, very serious, heartbreaking and heart-stopping for days, into weeks before we knew that he WOULD be okay, with time.
At first, the doctors said he may not even SURVIVE such trauma...
then, if he did, he might not walk again.
*I still cry, just reading this....each time I think of it...
and I still, and always will, give thanks to our Heavenly Father for his Mercy.
We spent many nights, pacing, crying, praying, stomping feet and back to praying....
I thought, that in my lifetime, my heart had hurt before but nothing ever hurt like this.
We all were so scared, we could barely breath.
He spent many weeks in the hospital and wore a back brace for a year.
Now, a little over a year later, he is doing so well, it brings me to my knees every single night and it will for the rest of my LIFE !!

UPDATE: NOV. '08 *HE AND HIS MOM returned from Dallas after another exam was done on Brooks..
He got an excellent report and doesn't have to go back for a whole YEAR...
We give thanks ! and all praise to GOD ..
and my heart is so full I can barely type...
OCTOBER '09..Brooks is still doing good.
We are all so thankful we don't know what to do.
UPDATE as of August, 2010...
Brooks is a strong, healthy and MIGHTY good-looking 17 year old.
He has a slight hump on his back that will most likely stay with him
all his life but his doctors say his back is HEALTHY .
The older brother, 16 years old, in a VERY serious automobile accident. Very serious broken back, cut his nose away from the top part of the lip....
another heartbreaking, heart- stopping few days, into weeks/months .
Our hearts were hurting so, we could barely speak, breath; we just sobbed and prayed, declared "why not ME?" and back to praying...we ALWAYS CAME BACK TO PRAYING.
He, too, IS GOING TO RECOVER. He is still in a back brace and will wear it for awhile longer. His nose barely has a scar now; the doctors did a fine job with the stitching.


he has recovered from both injuries and is doing very well..


Drew still has a little weakness in his has healed good, the doctors say, but his back seems to bother him at times of may take a little longer to strenghten and we all pray for him and his brother ALL THE TIME.

Every single morning, I wake up so thankful, so grateful, so full of life and joy that both of these fine young men that I love more than life itself, survived these accidents, came away still able to walk, still being able to plan on a full, smiling life....

and this is one of those mornings I just needed to talk about it and express, in writing, and to you, what I express to GOD every single day.

THANKFULNESS will follow me all the days of my life....





and KELEE at Katillac Shack for the MIRACLE PARTY ....
PLEASE go over and see what it is all about.

It's a wonderful way to help people so in need of a MIRACLE.

I am also linking with MY FAVORITE THINGS


Nana's Fun Stuff said...

Oh Sweetie how hard was that to go through with two of your grandbabies. I have to say Amen to that on we definitely knows who is in control of our lives. The good Lord definitely watches out and I totally believe in miracles. Such a touching post and I'm so happy to hear both the boys are doing so good now. Have a great weekend and here's a big hug :)

xo ~ Laura

Sage said...

What a beautiful touching post! They say that is what makes us stronger; going through all these traumas in our lives. At my age I fully understand what it must have felt like.
Take good care!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

What a wonderful post my friend...God does hear your name...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

BJ, I am so glad that both of the boys have recovered and are doing well! That must have been so scary to go through for everyone!

I am participating in The Miracle Party....I have donated a custom mosaic cross as a giveaway. Bloggers just need to go to Kelee's blog and leave a comment to be entered.

Blondie's Journal said...


This was heart breaking to read so i can only imagine how hard it was for you to write. I am so grateful that your grandsons recovered from their injuries. They had the power of prayer all around them.


Amelia said...

God is the great physician...these miracles happened because people prayed and believed!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi BJ,
What a wonderful post filled with faith and miracles! I'm so glad we have a Great Physician up above who takes care of us and hears our prayers for our loved ones and others we care about. God is Good!
Happy Pink Saturday Miracle weekend.


Ann said...

This is a wonderful, uplifting story. Healing IS for today, and your two grandsons are testimonies to that.
Happy Pink Saturday Miracle weekend.

Anonymous said...

WOW... Two miracles!!
Loved the Post!!

Nancy's Notes said...

What a heartfelt post, blessings to you and your grandsons. God is good.


Beverly said...

BJ, my heart smiles with you at the recovery of your two sweet boys. I know how it feels to be hard to breathe when our loved ones are in trouble. It is a crushing experience, and we are so blessed we have God to carry us.

Thank you for sharing your blessings with us. And, thank you for being a dear heart to all.

Happy Pink Saturday, and love to you.♥

Sarah said...

BJ, what joy it brings to read these words of these two miracles within your family. I can't imagine the stress and pain that your family experienced from these two accidents. It is very touching to read the account of these two incidents and to know that these precious boys are now well and leading an active life. ~ Sarah

The Painted Garden said...

Hi BJ,

Oh what a lovely miracle story about your two grandchildren. They certainly have the Lord and their Guardian Angles watcing over them.

Glad to hear everyone is well.

Stacy said...

Thanks for posting the story about our miracles. It seems almost surreal as I look back on my sons accidents. I would have NEVER gotten a faith in the Lord like I have now, had not been for these two accidents. I felt God during these times like I never had before and that in itself is a miracle!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I can't imagine having this happen to 2 grandchildren at the same time. You did get 2 miracles...I'm so glad they are both doing well.

Diann @ the Thrifty Groove said...

Oh BJ!

thank you so much for sharing this amazing post! I can only imagine the pain you were all feeling deep down in your hearts! A Praise our Lord for being the most amazing healer!

I, too, posted my "Miracle post" today. We all have so much to be grateful for!


Kelee Katillac said...

I am crying with joy BJ!!!!! What an amazing story. Our faith in a loving Creator and in the miracles of life
is validated all around us. YOUR story is another proof that everything is possible. I love you and will put a link over as a special party post!!!!!!!!!

xoxo kelee

sissie said...

Hi BJ,
I am so thanksful and happy for you that your boys are both doing well today. The angels were watching over them for sure.
Your story is so touching as I'm sure all of the Pink Saturday miracle blog posts will be. Better get the tissues ready because there's going to be lots of tears.

Blessings to you sweet friend.


Manuela@TPOH said...

What a touching post! I'm so glad that the boys are doing well now. I'll have to check out the party sounds very different from the usual ones!


Renee said...

How difficult to go through this with your garndsons and how wonderful to look back and see how God has blessed and healed them...Praise God!

xinex said...

Oh BJ, this is so heartbreaking and so inspiring at the same time. I can imagine the anguish you felt while they were in the hospital beds and the first time you heard about the bad news and when the doctor told you that there could be no hope. I can't imagine being in that situation but I do believe in miracles too and I have a lot of faith in God and His power and goodness. I know the boys will continue to get better. God bless your whole family!....Christine

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hello sweet lady...

My dear friend, thank you so much for sharing this awesome testimony with us of God's healing and keeping power!!! I am sooo very thankful that both of your grandsons are doing so well...GOD IS GREAT!!! What would we do without Him? I sure wouldn't want to find out! I understand where you are coming from...from a grandparent's point of view...with our little grandson Seth having heart problems! We just trust the Lord for his keeping and healing power!!! Thank you, dear friend for sharing this miracle with us today!!! So very inspirational...and full of hope!!!

Love ya,
Chari @Happy To Design

Charlotte said...

My goodness, BJ, your family has been through so much but am so happy to hear such a good report of how the boys are doing now. God is good. Thank you for sharing these heart-warming stories.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh BJ, I have tears in my eyes. What a year that must have been for you and your family. I cannot even imagine the worry and pain you went through. Thank God for these two miracles in one year! Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful story on Favorite Things Sat. I think everyone in Blogville should read this very moving testimony. I am giving thanks to God now for these miracles in your life. laurie

The Quintessential Magpie said...

BJ, I'm still on break, but I wouldn't have missed this praise report for anything in the world.

Do you know that Mr. Magpie broke his back in high school, too? He jumped off a thirty foot RR trestle into 3 1/2 feet of water and broke both ankles and his back (a compression fracture). The river where he was swimming was murky, and a sandbar had shifted underneath the bridge where people were used to jumping.

Two fishermen happened to be down below and got him into a boat and took him to the ER where my former boyfriend's father worked on him. He was an EXCELLENT doctor, and Mr. Magpie pulled through with flying colors. Broken backs can heal, and miracles do happen! I live with one! Giving thanks for that one and for the ones surrounding your precious grands.

Love you much...


Sheila :-)

Roberta said...

wow BJ what an unbelievable story and so glad to hear that things are improving for both boys. I posted early as well this PS for our Miracle Makeover and so happy to be part of such a wonderful cause. Be sure to hop on over and leave the maximum comments and let me know if you'd like to be considered for my giveaway.
Fondly, Roberta

arkie said...

How blessed your family was! So glad they are better!

Debby said...

Such terrible injuries but what wonderful survival stories. Yes, I do as well believe in miracles. God is good.

Marydon said...

G'eve sweet BJ ~
What a heart wrenching time you have been thru. It affects our babies, & our hearts are torn with pain watching them suffer ... oh, how we would trade places with them.

I am so grateful for your kid-lings coming thru these experiences, all for the better.

He always holds us up & carries our loads for us, always.

Hugs of love, sweet friend.
TTFN ~ Marydon

Karen said...

BJ, Thank you for visiting me and inviting me to your blog. What an inspiration and a PRAISE! God is good!!

Kathleen Grace said...

Praise God that your dear Grandsons are recovering so well! I believe in miracles too and I thank our dear Heavenly Father for loving us so much that he hears us when we cry out to him and responds:>)

Kathleen said...

All I can say is thank God! It doesn't always have such a happy ending, but I am so happy your story does!

Virginia said...

Oh! BJ, I can’t imagined how you and your family must had felt…
Praise God! Healing certainly happens and the power of prayer can achieve miracles.
We serve a mighty, faithful, good, loving, kind GOD, who loves to heal His people.I'm happy to hear both of your grandsons are doing well now and getting stronger.
Sweet Blessings,

Loren said...

What an amazing story and WOW what a testimony you all have! I can only imagine your fear but God has done a miracle for you & yours as well!

I love your blog! So happy to have found you from SS

Have a blessed weekend

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

Happy, sweet, wonderful news in your stories about your grandsons.
The most precious things on this earth to me are my two remaining children, my three grandkids and my husband.
So I know how your heart must have SUNG praises for BOTH your grandsons recovery.
And granddaughter's spending the night is the best fun.


Sue said...

BJ - what a wonderful testimonial to what the good Lord can do. Things don't always turn out the way we want or expect them to, but we seem to learn something from the ordeal. I'm very happy that your two grandsons both recovered fully.
lots of hugs, Sue

The Paint Splash said...

BJ I am so glad God has given your grandchildren such healing. May it continue! Blessings. Debbie

Whidbey Woman said...

Thanks be to God! He is our healer, our miracle maker!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh BJ Sweetie...
What a beautiful miracle story. I am so thrilled to hear that both grandsons survived their ordeals and through God and many, many prayers they are both able to tell their stories today. Saved twice, once when they accepted Jesus into their hearts, and again ofcourse when they were injured and have walked to tell the story. Oh sweetie just beautiful. So beautiful.

Please make sure you stop by and have all your friends stop by Country Wings in Phoenix. I have been included in the $1.00 comments as well. Guideposts is going to contribute a dollar for every comment left at my blog home. Ladies let's storm the heavens with comments, miracles and our beliefs. This is a wonderful miracle celebration.

Thank you for touching my heart tonight BJ, a wonderful share sweetie.

Many hugs and so much love, Sherry

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

BJ, This brought tears to my eyes. Being a grandma of three we need the Lord in our liefs to help us with incidents like these. Praise the Lord for your healthy grandsons!
I miss visiting your beautiful blog.
God Bless,

Jacalyn @ said...

Wow, how your family has been blessed with the recovery of your precious grandsons! Miracles do exist... we just have to believe!


LV said...

I am not sure how many post for today I am going to be able to read. I never realized that so many of my blogging friends had so much sorrow and pain in their lives. You and family have survived because of your strong faith. May these young boys stop and realize how precious life is.

KBeau said...

What a heart warming post. Blessings to you and yours.

Adrienne said...

Oh, I do believe in miracles - I've seen so many just in my own family. We can't ever forget and we must continue to believe - in when it seems impossible!

Miss Janice said...

Yes ma'am!!! Praise God from whom all blessings flow! Glad to know the boys are well today!

Annesphamily said...

Oh MY Sweet Friend! You have survived some difficulties. Your beautiful grandsons. God is so good. I am glad they are healing nicely. I think God just makes us stronger with the difficulties we face in life. I am very honored to know you sweet lady. Blessings to you and yours today and always. Anne

Lisa said...

Thank you for such an encouraging post! I know you look at your sweet grandsons with such gratitude and thankfulness. What an amazing miracles!

sarah said...

Wow. this is so great to read. Strange how both boys broke their backs but thank God both recovered.

The Tablescaper said...

Oh my. God bless!

- The Tablescaper

LDH said...

Two of the most precious people in your life and both have been hurt so badly... happy that both of your grandsons are recovered and doing well and thankful for God's healing touch in their lives!

Precious story!

Kaye Swain - SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation said...

What awesome gifts from God! Thank you for blessing us with these encouraging family memories!

Sandi McBride said...

BJ darling, you have always been such an inspiration to me and others, your posts are uplifting and warm...I've missed you, so glad to be back in the fold! Such good news about the boys, too.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Evening BJ Sweetie...
I just had to pop on over tonight and tell you Happy Spiritual Sunday. I know that I shared with you earlier for Pink Saturday but the clock is close to passing into Sunday so I just had to stop on over and say hello.

This story of your two grandsons is so beautiful and touching. God gave them a second chance at life, and I know they will be doing BIG things in their lives. What special young men sweetie.

Your writing for this miracle share is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us BJ. As always such a wonderful visit.

Many hugs and much love, Sherry

eileeninmd said...

BJ, I am so happy to hear both of your grandsons have recovered. That must be been scary for you all. God heard your prayers. Wonderful and touching post, Happy Pink Saturday!

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

I am happy to read that your grandbabies are ok. My son has had a bad accident,some years back, but God spared him and he is fine. I know how scary it can be when your loved ones are in danger. Happy for you it is all good now :)

JEANNE said...

Hello bj, I know your story of your grandsons has to be hard to write. Injuries like your grandsons had can be so damaging. A miracle indeed that both boys will lead a normal life. This is truly a blessing from God. I believe in prayers and the power prayer holds.

Thank you for sharing your miracle story. Collette needs a miracle to get through this cancer. With the many prayers being sent up in her name, I pray God's will is for her to live.

I hope this event brings lots of dollars to fund another mercy makeover for someone in need.

Blessings to your gr-sons and you and your family.

Love and hugs, Jeanne

Lady Katherine said...

Oh, BJ I know this would be so hard to go through, for our Grandchildren are so special. I am Thankful to God for saving your boys! I am so happy they are doing well. My heart was so touched by your story. Yes, God does deliver Miracles!

Life on the Edge said...

Wow, I remember you telling about this a while ago. Thanks for the updates and continued miracle!

Life on the Edge

Natasha said...

Hi BJ! I have finally made it to this post....I have been wanting to pop in and read it for ages but I have just been so busy...bad excuse I know. I am so glad I came to read it. I was so happy when I read the most recent updates. How totally wonderful!

The power of prayer is indeed an incredible thing!

Blessings and best wishes always,