February 13, 2011

Sunday February 13, 2011 12:30pm

Garren opened his eyes.

We read Exodus 23 and then Psalm 77. My dad prayed. After the prayer we looked and Garren's left eye was partially opened. I talked to him, explained where he was, and told him we were with him. He opened both eyes. We talked to him for a few minutes. Then he closed his eyes and went back to sleep.

Wow. What an amazing thing to see!

The respiratory therapist came in and showed us something else. She turned off the ventilator and showed us that Garren was able to completely breathe on his own. Awesome! She is leaving the ventilator on - we don't want to completely wear him out.

Thank you for continuing to pray.

78 comments:

John, Lana, Mackenzie and Lauren said...

Praise God!!! That's wonderful...

Anonymous said...

Yay! Praise Jesus!!
We will continue to pray and are so thankful for the encouraging signs...
The Mann's

Mike Harvey said...

Awesome, Awesome, Awesome, What a great and promising sign our Lord has given us today! Praise him for he is great and merciful! We continue to lift him up and continue to pray for more signs as you asked us to this morning! It is truly amazing to watch and see the many prayers of the faithful continue to be answered! Let this story continue to bring glory and honor to our Lord and Savior and bring the lost to him!
The Harvey's

Anonymous said...

Wonderful. I am sure he was comforted by your words.

Karen

Anonymous said...

Lord, Thank you for signs and wonders. We fall down on our knees in awe of You. Hugging y'all and leaping and hollering too!!! Carol Taylor xx

Anonymous said...

That is awesome... We will continue to pray for recovery and those steps to healing. Praise God for that special moment. We will be praying for Garren in our small group today and lifting up your family.

The Gates

Rob Smith said...

What an awesome update! Praying hard for a miraculous and rapid recovery!

Anonymous said...

Thank you Jesus! I was unable to attend our church today. We visited the Amazing Grace Church where my cub scouts meet. My daughter, Hallie, and I passed out info about Garren and asked to be put on their prayer list. We will all continue praying! Awesome news!

Anonymous said...

You just made my day Geoffrey! Thank you for keeping us updated on Garren's progress and allowing us to see God at work! We will continue to pray for Garren and know that our loving God, the ulimate healer is taking good care of him.

The Atwell's

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for sharing the news...First at church this morning, and again with this blessing you passed on, my ability to pray has been reenergized! Again I say, may God Bless you and keep you sustained on this beautiful day! In for the long haul, In His love, Karen Sisk

Torria said...

Alright!!!

Marked 4 Life said...

Thank you Lord! Thank you Lord!!!! Thank you Lord!!!!!...All glory and honor and praise to you Lord...God Almighty!!!!

We are continuing to pray for strength for you guys and Mighty Healing...Our God is so good! Love Dee Dee

Anonymous said...

Continue to pray, wait, and praise the Lord for the work he is doing ..not just for Garren but the hearts that he touching as Garren recovers. "Be still and Know......" How wonderful it is to know that God is in control of all of our lives.....Thomas and Lynda

Kitty @ Four Little Toms and a Mom said...

Praise God for prayers that keep going and going!

The Tilton Family said...

PRAISE GOD!!!!! What a great update!!! We will continue to pray for complete healing!!! Our God is an AWESOME God!!!!

Anonymous said...

I am so excited! Thank you Jesus....!!! STill praying, praising and with you all 100%..God is so good...love and prayers, Sandy & Russ

Anonymous said...

God is good!!!

Anonymous said...

What an AWESOME GOD we serve!! Thank you God for this precious gift you have given the Janes family and his church family around the world. We will continue to pray for you all. It was great to see you briefly this morning at church Geoffrey.
The Grotophorst Family

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Anonymous said...

That is AWESOME! We lifted him both in Sunday School this morning and during worship! God is Good!
Tammy and Scott Chastain

barbara kuzmitsky said...

this is awesome and very uplifting news.someone earlier asked god to give your family a sign. i believe he went all out.my prayers are with your family and especially with garren.thanks for being so open with your feelings. this is a great sharing of your faith story. as a parent i feel your varying emotions and am so in awe of your and nancy's faith in our great god. i will continue to believe garren's full recovery is possible.

Patrick, Becky, Emily & Katie said...

WAHOOOOO!!! Thank you Jesus!! :0) ~We will keep praying for complete healing!!

Daryl said...

Awesome news! Isn't it amazing how God can use events like this to reach so many? I am constantly amazed at how God works! I am praying for complete and quick recovery!
Daryl

Sarah Joy said...

Praise God! Rejoicing in this victory for Garren and your family today.

Anonymous said...

Praise the LORD! So great to hear that Garren is taking these GREAT Steps! We will continue to lift him up in prayer for a complete recovery. We will also to lift you and your family up in prayer that you will continue to sit in HIS Presence.
Love you always,
Mark, Cindy, Nyan, Dominic & Sophie Cianciosa

Anonymous said...

Praise GOD!!!!!

Janet Barbee

Anonymous said...

We rejoice with you! Praise our Awesome God!
The Gregory Family

Annmarie, Aly & Luke said...

That is awesome news! We will continue to pray hard to see more wonderful moments like that. God Bless you guys....stay strong!!

Annmarie, Aly & Luke Romano

Anonymous said...

Awesome! What a mighty God we serve!!!!!! Keith and Carman

Harrella said...

Thanks be to our God! Continuing to pray for even more miracles to follow!

caitibear99 said...

Your post brought tears of joy to my eyes. We will continue to pray for his healing. Not sure if you know this but people are changing their profile picture on Facebook and putting Garren picture on it with the words: Garren, Pray for his Healing. May God Bless you all.
Susan & Caitlin Boyer

Sara G said...

Praise the Lord!! Continue to pray for you all. To His glory and honor!

Chris Hogan said...

Awesome! Praise God!!!! So thankful to hear! Continuing to pray for his complete healing. I know many churches were also lifting Garren and your family up in prayer to the Lord this morning. Blessings, The Hogans

gary said...

Wonderful! Praise God! We are rejoicing with you!!
Brenda & Gary

Judy said...

To Geoffrey - I looked at you today on the Monroe stage as a father - struggling to keep it together for your congregation - not knowing how to express your love and gratitude. What a great father I see...
To Nancy - I pray a special 'Mom' prayer for you constantly...Moms always to 'fix' things for their children and I know from past medical problems with John Michael - it is soooo very hard not being able to 'fix' it...God is in control - we know that but...the struggle continues.
We love your family and will continue the prayers for you all.

Ken Reynolds said...

Praise the Lord! What great news! We will keep praying for Garren that God will continue to bring healing to his body.

Anonymous said...

Woo hoo! Thank you Jesus for this encouragement today for the Janes!
What a lightness of spirit you must be feeling to see that massive step.
Love and smiles to you all.
Judith, Jonathan and family.

Jenny Stoner said...

Praise God! Thank you for keeping us posted Geoffrey! We're paying for you.

Anonymous said...

Oh Geoffrey and Nancy...PRAISE GOD! We think of you and pray for him and your family everyday, many times. We love you.
The Campbell's

Lisa said...

Praise God! We are continuing to pray morning, noon and night!

The Parnell's
Kenny, Lisa, KC, Katie, Hannah, Beky, and Tori

Anonymous said...

GO GARREN and PRAISE GOD!!! We are all VERY excited!!!

~The Kearney Family
John, Karen, Jordan, Rachael and Brenten

Kelly Tyler said...

Praise God!!! I am weeping for joy! Thank you, thank you Lord Jesus! Way to fight Garren. You are an amazing young man!! We will continue to lift all of you up Geoffrey. Peace to all of you.

Pam Hamrick said...

Praise the Lord. He is teaching us all so much through Garren and your family. I, like others have been brought closer to God as a result of Garren as my prayer life has become stronger. At work last week, I was thinking of Garren and felt God telling me to stop and pray. Someone walked into my office and asked if I was ok. I shared Garren's story and that we needed to pray and had an opportunity to share God's word with one of my staff members. Praise God for that :) Pam Hamrick

Dory said...

Halleluia!!! To our awsome God be all the glory, honor and praise! Thank you Jesus for such encouraging signs that you are working in Garren's body. We continue to pray for complete healing in your timing and comfort and peace for the family every day! We love you Lord!
-the Allen's

Anonymous said...

We are so happy to hear!! Praying for continued signs of improvement and progress!

Anonymous said...

WOW! What wonderful news! Happy belated birthday, Garren. We will continue to pray for you and your family.

The Kehoes

jtibbetts001 said...

Tears of JOY here! God is so good!

Anonymous said...

Oh how full of rejoicing we are to hear that wonderful word! That surely was so thrilling. We are continuing to pray. Love you all,

The Randolphs

Anonymous said...

So glad to hear the great news! God is faithful! Will keep praying for Garren and you and Nancy! Can't wait to see the great things God is going to do with Garren!
The Hay's

Anonymous said...

Reading this gives me goose bumps!
The Jenkinson's

Melissa said...

Praise God... that is amazing. God is great!!! The choir at my church sung a song about God's healing power this morning ... of course the first thing brought to my mind was Garren.

God is always on time... and I can't wait to hear of what God has in store for Garren each day that passes.

-Melissa Presson

Anonymous said...

Nancy& Geoffrey!!

Yay!! We read the blog during lunch today & started cheering, praising& thanking God for the awesome news...(Really loud!) Tears filled our eyes! We are so happy for Garren!! I'm sure it felt as if the breath of Jesus was in the room! God is so good& gracious! Our Sunday school class had a special time of prayer for him this morning...and we will keep praying for more blessings upon Garren!

Katherine says to please tell Garren she is soooo...happy for him& that she can't quit smiling about the great news!

Love to you all,
Donna, Ritchie, Racheal, Katherine, Luke, Madelyn& Brady Edwards

Sue said...

Praising God for the small steps! WOW!

Jerry & Sue Wilbur

Blaire said...

Thank you God! I cannot stop crying, due to these little miracles that showed today! Much love and prayer is continuing from us!

Blaire Traywick

Tom said...

Ament....Thank You Jesus...!!!!

Anonymous said...

Soo great to hear! That is wonderful, continued prayers for Garren and you all. My children pray for Garren every night. God Bless each of you.
The Durbin Family

Bobby said...

We prayed this morning in our services for your family and tonight we are sharing this Praise with our teens. Thanks you for the updates...We will continue to pray!!!

Kristi said...

What a blessing!!! We are all praying for you all.

Love,

KLP

Anonymous said...

Praise God!!! Did you hear our shrieks of Joy over here!!??? God is good!!!

Prayers and Thoughts still coming all of your way!!!!

Anonymous said...

Praise God!!! Did you hear our shrieks of Joy over here!!??? God is good!!!

Prayers and Thoughts still coming all of your way!!!!

Sue, Kendall, Jacqueline and Meredith

Anonymous said...

That's awesome news about Garren. We have been praying and thinking about him and your family everyday. Love, The Callender's

Anonymous said...

THIS IS SO AWESOME TO HEAR WHAT A WONDERFUL DAY...IT WAS GREAT TO SEE YOU THIS MORNING...WE WILL CONTINUE TO PRAY..WE LOVE YOU...LOVE THE GRASSO FAMILY

tre said...

Praise God!! This is wonderful news!! Tom and I have been praying daily for Garren, for you Geoffrey and for Nancy. We are following daily for updates. Please keep them coming and we will ALL continue to pray and KNOW that our GOD is GOOD and HE is in control. We miss and love you all.

The Bennetts

Suzanne said...

How awesome! I have been reading every day and am so happy to hear this!

Michelle Singleton said...

Awesome! This is wonderful beyond words... Praise God ~ He is Able!

Anonymous said...

That is absolutely marvelous! Wow...Thank you Jesus!
Amy & Greg Howey

Paul + Carole Brese said...

Our God is an awesome God!! We are so happy for your family. You continue to be in our prayers. Paul is working out of town and when he calls me Garren is the first one he asks about. All glory and honor to our Lord and Savior!!

Anonymous said...

What joy this must bring! We will rejoice with you!! Our church spent intentional time lifting up Garren and family today. God is good! His love covers all things! His grace is sufficient!!

God bless you Garren- punch the doctors the next time they pinch you!!

The Cianciosas

wendy said...

Praise God!! This is wonderful news. We had so much fun in Harbortown today making cards for Garren. The kids really enjoyed this. Most of them know what is going on and have been praying. It is amazing, how God is moving in our church, in the community and around the world. Garren is one special boy! The Pooveys

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Sweet Jesus!
We will continue to pray.
God is GREAT!!!
Go Garren!

Patti Griffin said...

We prayed for Garren in our Children's Church after we had shared a message with the children about how God can perform miracles! We stopped and said a special prayer for Garren! Thank you God for all your Miracles! We will keep praying!

Shelly Ruggiero said...

Thank you Jesus! That is the most amazing news. We serve such a mighty God! Continuing to pray and ,I too, would love to hear about Garren punching the Dr. Love to you all......

weeble wobble said...

That is wonderful news!!! Happy late Birthday Garren!!!
-Elissa Webb

Anonymous said...

What an awesome God we serve

To God be the Glory for he is worthy of our praises

Diann Harvey said...

Thank you God! He must of heard the awesome praise we were sending during worship today....Garren, we are so extremely proud of you...continue to fight! Thank you for sharing such amazing news. We love you guys!

Anonymous said...

OMG THATS GREAT WE ARE ALL SUPPORTING YOU WITH EVERYTHING THAT WE HAVE AND I WILL DO ANYTHING I CAN TO HELP LOVE YOU MAN IM AM SOOOOOO HAPPY TO HEAR THAT YOUR DOING BETTER AND I CANT WAIT UNTIL YOUR FULLY BETTER SO I CAN SHOW YOU HOW ITS REALLY DONE IN FOOTBALL ;) ALRIGHT MAN LOVE YOU-Nathaniel.fleming

Anonymous said...

Such AWESOME news!! I know you asked that we pray for just one step at a time, but I continue to pray for a 100% recovery of Garren, and strength for your family as you all travel the road to recovery,

RT

Anonymous said...

Hallelujah!!

Sean