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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

It has been a year....

Since our life was brought to a standstill for what ended up being the whole of 2010.  Wynand was diagnosed and you can read the post here.  He had a brain bleed and lost his vision in one eye.
 
Here my amazing son with his Mama Hen playing the fool soon after an angiogram of his brain.
A month later he was taken up in the Knysna Mediclinic after another brain bleed while they were away for the weekend in Sedgefield.  You can read about it here.  He had now lost the vision in both eyes and the neurosurgeon informed us that they can't operate, and that the condition will not kill Wynand but it could leave him blind.
He was in extreme pain and what kept him going in this time was a prophetic word that was spoken over his life.  He clung to the Lord's promises with all his heart and the Lord held him in the palm of His hand.

A few days ago I came across a note my DH's Bible.  He marked Luke 8:46 and the cry of his heart was penned next to the text. "Here, laat Wynand U soom aanraak dat U krag deur hom vloei en hom gesondmaak."  (Lord, let Wynand touch the hem of Your garment and let Your power flow through him and heal him.)

What an amazing walk we had last year.  So very painful, but so very close to our Lord and Master.  We knew just how incredibly dependant we were on Him, how much we needed Him to hold us close and carry us through this storm in our life.  Some days we could not face the world and we could not face the problems we see on a daily basis at the Mission.  We just could not deal with others problems at that time...our burden was just to heavy.  There were times where we were unable and too weak to pray when our cell group gathered round us and held us up and covered us with a prayer blanket.  When you come so close to loosing somebody that is so very much part of your heart you realise just how precious life is and you become thankful for each new day, for each blessing in your life.  We grew in our faith.  The Lord came through...He is always true to His word.  Apart from a blindspot in Wynand's one eye, he functions perfectly normally.

An amazing thing happened during that time that nearly passed us by.  Wynand and Nadia had bought a little dwarf bunny for their boys and soon after they bought him we found that the bunny was totally blind, his eyes were completely white, like a pearl on each eye. Wynand was covered with so much healing prayer in that time, his story was even on TBN and he was prayed for on national TV.  Soon after Wynand's sight started returning an amazing thing happened, the little bunny's eyes cleared and he could see...amazing!

I remember how many of you carried us during this awful time in our life and I want to again thank each and every one of you that you were so faithful in sending me sms's, songs, phoning me and praying for me.  You have enriched my life so very much.

xx

27 comments:

  1. They say the Lord works in mysterious ways, but sometimes it is not mysterious at all .It is a flat out miracle. Prayer is a very powerful tool. Prayer has gotten many through crisis no matter the outcome. I walk with Christ in my heart every minute of the day. It is wonderful to hear of the good news you share. I still pray for you and your family as you have been through so much. Thank God for answered prayers.
    God bless you and yours.
    Big Hugs,
    From across the ocean,
    Lisa

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  2. What an amazing testimony - just when doubts start coming, I'm always reminded oh just how awesome,wonderful, loving and gracious God is. Thank you for sharing this, its uplifting and reassuring. Isn't it amazing how God sends just the right people.

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  3. Thank you for sharing this amazing story Lynette! I'm so so very happy that everything turned out so well and that Wynand recovered. Indeed the Lord works in mysterious ways.
    Big hug,
    Monique

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  4. Thanks for sharing your amazing and heart-warming story, yes, trust in him and he knows what best for us.

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  5. Wow, what a wonderful story of His mercy and grace and your families' faithfulness through it all! God is good ALL THE TIME even when we don't or can't see it! Thanks for your testimony, your faithfulness is a blessing to me.

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  6. Amazing story! Especially also the bunny! Miracles happen e-v-e-r-y day! So glad it turned out well!

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  7. What a great testimony Lynette! You've continue to trust God and have faith in Him even when he seems so far away.
    I always admired your faithfulness. Thanks for sharing. I'm happy for Wynand. Praise God!

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  8. What an incredibly beautiful story from a mother's heart! Praise & glory to you, Father God!!

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  9. This is such a beautiful and touching story... you are one amazing woman! :):):):):):):):)

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  10. What an incredible testimony Lynette. The bit about the bunny is incredible! Wow.

    Thank you for sharing this - it is so encouraging for me and so many people. x

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  11. Such a beautiful story, Lynette! It is always a pleasure to stop by your blog xx

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  12. That is an amazing testimony, I stand in awe at God's goodness, that the bunny was healed as well.
    Such encouragement, thanks.

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  13. let all glory be to the Lord!!!
    Lynette you become very close and important person to me. you are great inspiration! I love you a lot my friend and hope that one day we will meet

    PS I've been living in SA for 9 years. my boys go to Afrikaans school and thay speak Afrikaans with their father so I also learned it big deal :-)))

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  14. I remember this as if it was just yesterday. Wow. Time passes by doesn't it.

    Yes, our God is good and we just need to have faith and trust in Him.

    See u sooooon xxx

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  15. That is amazing:-) power of faith is huge.
    xx

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  16. Indeed you had a year and a half in one! Amazing miracles, each day. Thanks for this today my friend - I need it.

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  17. Thats amazing Lynette... I can't believe it was a whole year ago! Time flies.
    I didn't know about the bunny part... That is truly amazing and a sign x x

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  18. I cannot believe its a whole year since you shared this terrible story with us.
    I pray all keeps going well with him.

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  19. An INCREDIBLE miracle for and INCREDIBLE family xxx

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  20. What an amazing story about the bunny Lynette! So glad that Wynand is better now & that you seem to be having a way better year this year :)

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  21. Just amazing dear friend!!!
    Prayer is powerful.

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  22. How wonderful to be able to look back now - and be able to glory in the astonishing faithfulness and power of God!
    Thank you for including us in this journey with you, Lynette.
    I know there must have been many times when it seemed just to painful to write about it and yet, you did.
    And now we can rejoice with you guys all the more in the outcome.

    Your son is a remarkable young man, Lynette - you must be very proud of him.
    And his beautiful and brave wife too.

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  23. What an amazing, touching, wonderful story of the lords love faith and healing. Your life, and the life of your son, is truly blessed.

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  24. An amazing story and fantastic that you all had such faith & were carried so much. I hope this year is a lot more relaxed and comfortable for you all.

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  25. What an amazing story!! So glad to hear things have improved! I haven't been good with checking blogs lately so I am playing catch up!

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  26. Amazing miracle - I love the bit about the bunny too.

    That makes me think of the scripture where He will do above AND BEYOND what we can ask or think.

    So He added in the bunny just for fun!

    LOVE IT! Our awesome God!

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