Monday, January 25, 2010

The latest on Wynand

Thank you to all of you who have commented, prayed for Wynand, and sent me beautiful songs.  The Lord reminded me during this weekend that He is the same, yesterday-today-and tomorrow.  That His promises never change.  When Wynand was so ill in 1996, the Lord promised that He would have a long life.  So I cling to the Rock and now know Psalm 91 by heart.

Last night at 9 o'clock  I phoned Wynand to remind him to be on time for his appointment.  I mentioned that if he wanted me to, I will meet him at the eye clinic.   He joked and asked me if I wanted to come and hold his hand  (well I wouldn't mind)....and told me it was not necessary.  So I set my alarm for 5:45 and went to bed.  Thirty minutes later I received a text message:  "Ma, will you meet me at the eye clinic at 7 in the morning."  I just melted....

The doctor ordered a battery of tests and here is Wynand giving me "the evil eye" after his eye was dilated so that they could see into the back of his eye. 

The results of the tests show a significant loss in vision in his left eye and tunnel vision.  The doc is concerned  and Wynand is scheduled for a MRI of his brain and eyes next week Monday.  I am trusting the Lord that everything will be fine...but you know the heart of a mother?  I WORRY and my nerves are shattered.  Is that a lack of faith?

Please continue to hold Wynand in prayer and please pray for me and DH for the Lord's peace.



  1. Lynette, I am so glad you were there with him.

    I don't think it is a destructive kind of worry, it is surely a natural concern....not a lack of faith.

    We will keep on praying that now that the doctors are looking into it that they will find the best way to treat it. Lots of love to you my dear friend. x x x x

  2. Dear Lynette - Meriel has said it all so well.

    I'm so glad he invited you to go with him: where else would you have wanted to be?

    We stand with you in prayer and are so glad you have a specific word from the Lord for this dear son to hold on to now.
    I'm sure it means a lot to him too.

  3. So glad to get an update on the situation , Lynette !

    & yes what a wonderful wonderful promise you have from the Lord regarding Wynard since he's 9 ! It's only normal as a mother to have any kind of worry or even anxiety about this situation but it certainly is a time more thanever for our faith to arise , & if necessary to a level higher than before & to keep on proclaiming the Lord's promises unto the situation.


  4. I'm sitting here fighting back the tears..;
    I feel for you as a mother who has a son I adore like I know you do yours.
    I am also feeling for him as i have been through such a scary experience myself and know the inward emotions that one goes through...

    So happy you are there with him Lynette and my prayers go out to him...and YOU

  5. Not a lack of faith, just being a mother who cares for her children deeply. God understands that so well.
    Still praying for all of you. Trusting that all will be well.

  6. I am so happy for your update.
    So sweet of you to be by his side
    and I am sure, both of you appreciate that.You are such a great mom!

    All of you are in my prayers.

    Worrying is so humane, more so that you are a mother worrying about her son. GOD KNOWS BEST.


  7. There is no-one like a mom when stuff like this arises; I am sure he is ever so grateful that you can be with him in this scary time.

    I cant believe they are making you wait a whole week to do the MRI but we will all trust for a truly remarkable, miraculous outcome.


  8. Lynette, in one my lessons recently it talked about being overwhelmed with fear and that we all get this way at times even those who serve God...the scripture that it referenced:
    "Strengthen the feeble hands, steady the knees that give way, say to those with fearful hearts, "be strong do not fear"
    Isaiah 35: 3-4 (NIV)
    Praying for you and your son, for strength, for comfort and for your fears to laid upon our Christ, the one who laid out his life for you and for me
    Blessing to you my friend

  9. Praying for you all.Be positive and strong. He needs you.

  10. We always need our Moms hey? So glad he called you.

    I am praying that everything will be okay! Thinking of all of you.

  11. I feel for you too, Lynette, as a mom to 3 young adults, i can understand what you r going thru at this time..
    continue to have faith in our Lord.. whatever happens will happen for the good of those who love Him and who are called according to His purpose...
    God Bless...

  12. Oh Lynette, I missed your post on Friday and my weekends are so crazy. Please know that I will keep him in my prayers. And tell him that my Little man L looks like that every second weekend when we put a drop in his "good eye" so that he uses only his "bad eye".

  13. I am praying! Hugs-

  14. So sweet about the text message! I'll keep your family in my prayers!

  15. Will continue praying. My heart goes out to you though. Sometimes it is so much harder to be the one doing the supporting than the one going through it.

  16. Still praying for your son and your family right now! I can't imagine the worry you have on your heart right now. I remember when Jadyn had his MRI last June and I was a MESS! I cried the entire time...but I got through it and although the results were not what we were praying for, he is still okay and God will bring us through it! I am thinking of you friend and praying that it all turns out ok!

  17. Of course it is only natural to be concerned Lynette - no matter how much faith we have we are only human & I know that I will always be like you when it comes to my kids, no matter what their age. Keep us updated - a worry shared is a worry halved ;-D

  18. I learned a long time ago to NEVER google medical "could be"s!

    I know you are scared, but IF there is something, know that it might be something very treatable. Recently a student at the high school where I work was experiencing blurred vision. The eye doctor found a rather large tumor on the optic nerve. It was successfully removed last week. It was NOT cancer. The student came home from the hospital today and with the tumor no longer on his optic nerve, they expect his vision to recover fully.

    You, your son, and the rest of your family are in my prayers.

    God bless you, Lynette!

  19. Hi Lynette. Please know that I am thinking of you, Wynand and his family and know that to believe is the greatest gesture.

  20. sending prayers and positive thoughts your way

  21. You wouldn't be a Mum if this didn't frighten the life out of you. You have the strongest, unwavering faith, and I trust that God will carry you through this. You are strong Lynette, with God by your side ..."If He leads you to it, He'll lead you through it"

    Have faith that medical science is remarkable these days. Thinking of you x-x-x-x

  22. I will continue to keep praying for you and your family.

  23. I will continue to lift all of you up in prayer. I am so glad that he called you and that you were there to comfort him during this time.

  24. Prayers and love for Wynand by heart. God bless him. We are with him and we love him despite the fact that we don't know him. The Nicolaides family. Hugs to the family. Philip

  25. Lynette--I will say a prayer for Wynand (and for you). This is so scary!

    To me, having faith is our underlying foundation. Our emotions are on the surface. Our faith doesn't change but will hold us strong through the emotions with deal with. If we didn't have worry or sadness or any other type of trial, how strong would our faith truly be?

    Thinking of you, my friend.

  26. Boy oh boy and do I feel so much better after getting that off my chest....LOL

    How is your son doing...last night as i said my prayers I said a healing prayer for him.

  27. Hi Lynette, I have had you and Wynand on my heart since I visited your blog last week. I will continue to pray for you all!

  28. So sorry to hear about your son, sending healing prayers your way...


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