Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Fight SBS




I wish I could just send all of my troubles and worries away. I'm so over whelmed...
As you've noticed, I have a big heart for baby Kaleb who is fighting SBS. I've posted a couple of stories about him in the past while. And my love has grown for this family and for this poor little boy. God has in stored it in my heart to try to help. I have ideas that God has told me to do, but I get so over whelmed by it all. How can I possibly help children that are fighting SBS. I've been looking on line for hint's and tips that Canada is doing something about SBS, but I am found at a loss. There is tons in the States, but it doesn't help delete the many chances a child has to be shaken here in Manitoba. So sad...
And of course... I'm trying to do this alone, so it feels like a huge project.
Right now I'm spending time in prayer, asking God to lead me. All I'm getting is anxious and I'm taking it out on the people around me. "Sorry Babe"
I'm prodding and searching, trying to figure out what to do. Hopefully with in a couple of years I can make a difference. I can find what God wants me to do and help the prevent SBS from ever happening.

4 comments:

Crystal said...

You should talk to Lisa (http://sugar-bug.com) - she's a Southlander as well, and is legally blind because an adoptive mother shock her when she was a toddler. She might have ideas or thoughts for you.

candypb said...

Thanks I'll do that...

juglier81 said...

Thanks Crystal and thank you Candy for listening to God. That should always be our first step when he puts something like this on our hearts.
Yes I am a victim of Shaken Baby Syndrome. I myself feel very blessed though. In most cases, the children don't make it or at the most severely brain damaged. Today I am a high school graduate, a wife and mother and I use my situation as a testimony to my wonderful gracious savior. It brings tears to my eyes to remember the blessings God pours out on me daily. I can see my beautiful son and my gorgeous husband. I can talk and express myself. I can stand in the choir and raise my hands in worship to our mighty Lord. Most people have no clue I'm legally blind until they see me read or I tell them I don't drive for obvious reasons. Some days it's a struggle as well. New places terrify me because I'm afraid I might walk into a window or strip on a step...Mostly I'm just thankful. As for the people who did this to me, it was a long road, but I have forgiven them and no longer pass judgment on them. God will punish them more than I ever could, because I am his child and he is my protector and defender. The familiar cliche really rings true. "Everything happens for a reason". God has a plan for each one of us and just perhaps we were meant to be a part of each others life for His greater purpose. I'd love to meet you and discuss this further. I've never looked into any groups in or around Steinbach, but I will now. People should be made aware and educated.
As well, I am joining you in prayer for baby Kaleb and family, as well as other situations like that.
I'm sorry I couldn't be of more help, but I am with you on this. Thank you for taking a step out in faith. May God bless you.

- Lisa - Sugar Bug

candypb said...

Tears are rolling down my face. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I've been trying to find someone to talk to about this. I've felt very alone, and I didn't know weather to give up or keep pushing through. God Bless You Both.
Some day's I feel like I'm only hearing myself and not God at all. WOW...I can't control my feelings right now...I'm crying and and laughing, I don't know what to do with myself. It's 1:30 am, but I feel like waking up my husband to celebrate.
I HAVE HEARD GOD... woohoo...
I was feeling really alone. Thankyou for lifting me up , that I can push on.
I would love to meet with you.