Last Monday, I fell to my knees in prayer after finding out that my dear friend's 19 year old son, Shane, had been hit by a car, and life-flighted to the Trauma Center in downtown Houston. I was devastated. I couldn't begin to imagine what she was feeling. I prayed to the Lord that His healing, protecting hand would be with Shane. This is a boy that I have known since he was 4 years old. I used to watch him while his mom, my dear friend, was at work. We would play at the park together, play trains and cars, watch tv, and just hang out together. He has always been such a great kid!
The thought of anything bad happening to him was far from my mind, but then, it happened. My sweet Shane wasn't a 19 year old young man. At that moment, in my mind, he was that adorable 4 year old I remember from so long ago. So many emotions hit me at once. I knew I couldn't just sit at home. I needed to go and be with his mom, and sisters. So, that's what I did. I loaded up baby girl, and we headed over.
Just sitting there with them made me feel better. There was a peace that came over me. I knew that our Heavenly Father was with Shane. I knew that he was going to be okay. No doubt in my mind. Shane's dad was with him at the hospital, while his mom stayed home with the girls. Every so often the phone would ring with updates on how he was doing. One particular call gave word that he was heading in for brain surgery. Brain surgery!
Momma knew her son was going to be okay. She was keeping her cool, even if it was just for her girls. But she knew her precious son was a fighter, and he was going to make it through. Every once in a while she would update her Facebook status with new news of Shane. It was AMAZING at how many people were praying for him, for the whole family. People she knew, and people she had never met! Prayers were being lifted up on their behalf. It was a powerful thing to witness.
Shane had/has multiple injuries which include a fractured skull, broken cheek bone, shattered wrist, ruptured spleen, damaged kidney, and probably more I am missing. You see, he was riding his bicycle to work when a car, going 50mph, struck him. I'll spare any details I may have heard. To say it was a serious accident, is to say the least.
But, since the accident and brain surgery, Shane is doing quite well! This kind of healing can ONLY come from our Father God! He has been with Shane every step. HE was with the surgeons. HE has been guiding the doctors and nurses who have been caring for him. It has been 3 days since the accident and Shane has done some miraculous healing in that time. His spleen and kidney appear to be healing themselves. He knows who he is, who his mom and dad are, and his sisters. This is huge, wonderful news to hear. I have been singing praises to the Lord all day today! For He alone is worthy of praise.
Of course, with any accident like this, it can be hard for a family to think about what they are going to eat at each meal. Going to the grocery store in between trips to the hospital are unlikely. Making it to work is also going to be a challenge. Especially since Shane is still in ICU. They want to be with their son. The support from their family and friends is greatly needed during this time. Even though Shane is recovering very well, he still has a long road to a full recovery.
On my Facebook page I will be hosting a Showers of Blessings Charity Auction Fundraiser to help this family get through these tough times. They don't need to worry about how they are going to pay for parking at the hospital, or any medical bills down the road. If you are a shop/boutique owner, and would like to donate an item to the auction, please email me at: toteallyblessed [at] gmail [dot] com. Or, if you know of someone who may be interested in donating something, please share this with them. I, and the family, would greatly appreciate it!