February 12, 2011

Saturday, February 12, 2011 9:00am

Good morning. We had an uneventful night. Which of course is a good thing.

Today is Garren's birthday. The nurse asked me how we were feeling about it being Garren's birthday. I said "We're glad he's here to celebrate it." And we are.

I've heard from several of you that you had prayed specifically for small responses from Garren. And yesterday we did see several small responses. Praise God.

One of the responses the doctors have been looking for from day 1 is a cough, or gag. He has a breathing tube that goes down his throat. Periodically they suction his airways. We do this naturally, often without thinking about it, when we cough. Today, while suctioning, the respiratory therapist saw a slight cough. Praise God for another very small response.

Thank you for continuing to pray. I look forward to seeing some of you today as we celebrate the big '14.'

Happy Birthday Garren!


Anonymous said...

Happy birthday, Garren! We are glad you are here and we can't wait for you to celebrate your birthday with your family!

You have been a gift to all of us. You have brought so many people together from all around the world. You have brought so many people closer to God.

May God Bless you and heal you.
In Jesus' name.

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday to you Garren!! Can't wait to see you up and around. God has already used you to do amazing things and bring His word to so many people.

Get well soon!

Mike said...

Happy 14th Garren! We continue to pray for your healing. Looking forward to our visit today at the hospital.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Garren! You are surrounded by family and friends that love you and are praying for you to be touched by God's healing hands.
Love from the Maas family.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Garren...can't believe that you are now 14! We love you. Sandy & Russ

Ben Mowery and family said...

Happy Birthday Garren!!! We are praying for you and your family!!! Stay strong!

Anonymous said...

Hap-py Birth-day to you, Hap-py Birth-day to you, Hap-py Birth-day to Gar-ren, Happy Birthday to you!!!

I came across this passage during quiet time last night and wanted to share it for your birthday...

Romans 5:1-5, "Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith in to the grace in which we now stand. And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perserverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us."

Today we pray for more coughs and gags, and we know that hope does not disappoint us. Feel the love of all those near and dear around you and feel the Holy Spirit working through you.

In for the long haul, In His love,
The Sisk Family

EJ Abood said...

Happy 14th Birthday, Garren! We are praying for you. (From your Texas cousins)
Love, The Abood family
EJ, Teresa, Joshua, Rebeca, Caleb, Jessica, Daniel, Jacqueline and Jonathan

Diann Harvey said...

Happy Birthday Garren.....we love ya kiddo

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Garren! We continue to pray for you, and look forward to every small step you make in your recovery.
Jax and Susan Jenkinson

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Garren!! We are praying for your recovery!

The Thomas Family
Tony, Amy, Taylor, and Luke

Anonymous said...

Mr. and Mrs. Janes
Today is your gift, yesterday is gone, tomorrow is not promised but what a gift today is to share with Garren and your family. We pray that each day you will see small steps toward a complete recovery.


Happy Birthday ...it is a beautiful sunny February 12, 2011day...and people all over the world are thinking about this being your birthday. We hope that this day will be one of many celebrations for you and your family.

We are continuing to pray for your complete recovery and hope that we
will soon hear you say....let's play some football.

Again, Happy Birthday.

Thomas and Lynda Cureton (the Edwards children's grandparents)

Stephen said...

Happy Birthday Garren. You are constantly in our thoughts and prayers. We love you so much.
Geoffrey, Nancy, Kara, and Kelsey. You guys are in our prayers as well. We love you guys. We have a lot of people here praying for you and with you. Please give the big 14 year old a hug for us.
Aunt Rhonda

caitibear99 said...

Happy Birthday Garren. We are still praying for your healing. You have done an amazing thing bringing people all over the world closer to God. The prayer challenge Pastor Rob talked about has been completed thanks to you. Can't wait to meet you one of these days when you are up and running. Take care and God Bless.
Susan & Caitlin Boyer

Sue said...

Happy Birthday, Garren, from Boulder City, NV! This IS the day the LORD has made; we are rejoicing and we are glad in it!

Jerry and Sue Wilbur

Melissa said...


Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Garren! Praying right now that you celebrate many more birthdays!
In Jesus name,

On the road again said...

Hey Geoffrey and Nancy...we are living not too far from you now in Evans, GA!

I rush to the computer every morning and as soon as I get home from work...looking for updates. I am praying earnestly for all of you!

A song I use to sing says,

"God will make this trial a blessing, though it sends us to our knees. Though the tears flow like a river, yet in HIM there's sweet relief. There's no need to be discouraged, there's not need to talk defeat. God will make this trial a blessing and the WHOLE WIDE WORLD will see!

I wait with you...

Sherry Winkler

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Garren! Sorry, we cannot be at the hospital today to celebrate, but Christi was running a fever yesterday, so we cannot pass any sickness to your family. We are still praying for complete healing but rejoice in the small blessings.
Love In Christ,
The Mayhews
Keith, Pam, Garrett and Christi

and christi says sorry about the rap i was too sick to write one , much less rap it oh well . we will make one soon kayy byee!!!

Anonymous said...

Garren..today there was a prayer service for you...it was amazing..Jonathan & Judith Bareham led it...when you are awake, there will be so many people sharing with you how much God has led them to Himself through you...and people say teenagers are trouble!! You will have to have another addition put on your home to contain all the letters of love written to you...and for mom and dad and your sisters...you are trusting God faithfully, what a testimony of love and truth to all that know you...love and prayers for the "marathon" Sandy, & Russ

Aunt Cindy and Uncle Harry said...

Happy Birthday, Garren! Our thoughts and prayers are with you especially today.

Even though we live 400 miles apart, I'm so grateful to the Lord for the special time I had with you and your family this past summer.

I will always treasure that time and I look forward to many more wonderful times with you and your family.

May you, Dad, Mom, Kara and Kelsey
continue to sense God's peace.

Much love and prayers,
Aunt Cindy

Anonymous said...


Happy Happy Happy Birthday

We pray for the small miracles everyday

We pray for full recovery

We pray for courage

We pray for strength

We love you

The Norman Family
Lauren,Camille,Nolan,Deloris, David

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday Garren! We are praying for you and your family daily. Please know that God is holding you in his arms as you go through this difficult journey. We are so excited to hear that you have shown some signs of response, and will continue to pray for more improvements.
We love you guys,
Chuck & Ashley Tyson

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday Garren, get well soon sweetie

Lynn said...

Happy Birthday Garren! We are praying for you, Kara, Kelsey, Nancy and Geoffrey. We'll be back in NC Sunday night, but you all are in our thoughts and prayers.
Jay & Lynn Mabe