Friday, July 07, 2006

Miracles still happen!

Added note from Emily: Since some of you don't know what happened leading up to this... scroll down and read more - and quickly June 24th Derrick was Helicoptered from our home to Harborview he was on life support when he landed at the hosp. He was also in a coma. We don't know how long he was in a coma for sure because they sedate you so you don't pull the tubes out. @24 hours into this ordeal they tried to take Derrick off of life support and he wasn't able at that time to breathe on his own. When he did come out of the coma he was unable to move his left side..... the rest you can read about here....... thanks....

I will write about this whole experience later from the biginning moments to what has occurred today later. Right now I want to let you all know that Derrick and I are HOME!!

Believe what you will about God. I will tell you that God is as real today as he was when the bible was written. God is the same yesterday, today and forever. With that said I will say either you believe that God is real or you don't. But if you believe that God is real then you believe that Jesus was the Son of God who came to earth and then died on the cross for our sins, he was risen from the dead and now sits on the right hand of our Father (God).

With that said I will tell you what occured today in our lives.

Derrick was in the hospital bed, pastor Jimmy, and a friend of ours Greg began to pray over Derrick. I don't know how long into praying it was but Derrick began to shake uncontrollably. Both sides of his body. His right and left arms and his right and left leg. Derrick said to us my arm is burning, it is hot. We kept praying. Again not sure how long it was, but I looked up at Derrick and his hand was raised up he was holding it up on his own. He couldn't do that earlier in the day. We kept praying and thanking God for Derrick's strength to return. Derrick kept shaking, and shaking. He told us he could feel his arm, really feel his arm it was not numb. We then all began to focus on Derrick's leg. Thanking God for the circulation to return, thanking God for full strength. He then bent his knee up! Again he could not do this earlier in the day!!! Kept thanking God and thanking God asking for full strength. When we stopped praying Derrick scooted himself up by his left leg, the one he couldn't feel earlier in the day. He now can feel his arm and leg! He was physically exhausted after this happened. Jimmy and Greg left, and Derrick rested for about a half hour. About an hour after we had all prayed Derrick was suppose to go to physical therapy for the second time today. He stood up and sat in a chair and waited for the physical therapist. When they came into the room. He asked Derrick some questions and just kind of looked at him, in disbelief. After having Derrick move his left arm around. He said to Derrick, do you wanna walk now? Derrick stood up and walked. After doing some more basic movement tests Derrick walked out of the hospital bed. A second physical therapist was following Derrick with a walker and after half way down the large hallway on his floor she looked at me and said I feel like an idiot, with this and put the walker aside.

Derrick went into the gym, where he did everything the physical therapsit asked him to do. The physical therapist that had seen him earlier. Her mouth dropped when Derrick entered. She couldn't even focus on the other patient she had in there! When we walked back to Derrick's room all the nurses on the floor, well there mouths were wide open and were completely staring at Derrick. Silent.

Shortly after that Derrick saw another therpasit to see if he had "everyday function" they brought his to a mock kitchen where he fried an egg. The occupational therapist told Derrick she had seen us earlier praying for Derrick and she quoted scripture saying the scripture (my paraphrasing here) Where two or more are gathered God is in the midst!

We then got the discharge orders at 4:00 about 3 1/2 hours after God healed Derrick through prayer!!

When Derrick walked out of the hospital all the nurses started clapping and all the patients in the common area too. They had all just witnessed a miracle. God is REAL.

Words can't describe how in awe of God I am , I literally watched a miracle take place! Praise God. Praise God.

I am going to go hug and sit with my husband in his theater!!



Anonymous said...

A friend of mine shared this with me. You don't know me, but I just wanted to tell you, that, YES, I believe in miracles! I got tears when I read this. God is still in control, if we just believe and put our faith in Him.

The Riley's said...

God is amazing... as I sit here in tears (of pure joy)... I will spend the rest of my life thanking God for healing my brother and my friend.... all I can hear right now is the song. "Our GOD is and awesome God". Like I said yesturday.. I will be over when I get back from camp to love on you guys.....Julia

Josh said...

That is Right Emily, God is the Same Yesterday,Today and forever... Glory To God, what an awesome testimony for you two... We Love you both, lets get together soon and catch-up. You Guys take care and God Bless you and Keep you, God is Awesome... Josh

The Eriksens said...

There was not a day that went by that I didn't say a prayer, or talk to the kids about what was happening. And when I got the call about this miricle, you better bet I was so excited to have a complete healing be the end of the story. I sat on the trampaline with my kids and told them all about the call. And they had no question that God had healed Derrik. Even still I tear up just thinking about the blessing we have all recieved through his healing. We love you guys so much!

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Buford said...

All we prayed for was a MIRACLE... Wow, our God is Big God! We are so happy for you guys.

Thompson Family Train said...

Its amazing to see the work of the Lord! I was blessed to share this story with many ladies from our church last night as the news came in..Goose bumps and tears!
We love you,
M & M

Shannon said...

If a miracle was gonna happen it would be with you Derrick! Your miracle has already touched so many lifes with a story of faith and healing and a loving God. Not to mention all the people in the hospital who got to witness it first hand, even the non-believers. I am so moved by this whole situation! Thank you Young family for being so brave and faithful and strong in the whole situation! We love you all, Your cousins, Shannon, Tim and Bax

Cagle Clan said...

WOOHOOOO!!!!! That is SO awesome. Derrick continues to be just one BIG walking testimony to the power and faithfulness of God...awesome. We never doubted there would be a beautiful outcome to this story that would give glory and praise to God! Welcome Home D.

Marcie said...

Emily that is incredible, but at the same time not suprising because we serve a BIG God who never saw D's problem as too big for Him!! I think God has blessed you both so incredibly because neither of you conformed to your situation. You ignored the doctor reports & believed the Report of the Lord's & held steadfast in your faith. God is so Good & what an incredible couple of weeks you all have been thru. I think this qualifies you both to be pretty big speakers in healing! What a ministry!