On Easter Sunday I posted a story about my Good Friday, April 13, 1990 when the future was dark with uncertainty after our son Gabe was born.
God took hold of my hand and walked me through the years. All twenty-one of them.
He showed me the purpose in my pain. He took what the enemy meant for my destruction and made it a wonderful experience.
God is like that. Because He loves us so much.
He takes what we think is a horrible situation and He makes it beautiful.
Thirteen years after the shock of Gabe’s birth defects hit me, we had an amazing ride of sharing Gabe’s story with the world.
It all started because he had the courage to ask to play basketball on his seventh grade team.
That led to a sports story on King5 evening news.
The Seattle Times contacted us and spent a couple months with our family gathering Gabe’s story.
It appeared on the front page of The Seattle Times on his thirteenth birthday, April 13, 2003. Cara Solomon did a fabulous job of capturing the spirit of Gabe.
That same day, Gabe was honored to throw out the first pitch at a Mariner game.
I thought it would bring a smile to your face to share that article again.
Click on this link to read the story at The Seattle Times website.
After this article appeared, we had a wild ride on the media train with appearances on Good Morning America, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Komo4 News, Northwest Cable News Network and Comcast News.
We went on several exciting trips to Chicago, Los Angeles and Baltimore as gifts from The Oprah Winfrey Show and Sony Pictures and Cal Ripken, Jr.
You can read more about this exciting time in Gabe’s book, “My Message is C.L.E.A.R. – Hope and Strength in the Face of Lifes Greatest Adversities” which will release later summer or early fall 2011.
It all points to the realization that God is a healer.
He heals our broken hearts and helps us with our fears and uncertainty.
He has continued to walk us through life and show us the way.
Whatever you are going through today, He is there.
In your dark day, He will shed light on your journey.
The future truly IS brighter.
I have many memories over the twenty-one years since Gabe was born where God proved to me over and over that He was with me all along.
I bless you today with HOPE for a bright future, knowing God is with you.
God Bless Your Heart!
Hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible.