Steps of Faith

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Thursday, March 5, 2015

A Beautiful Fence.....


I am so excited to share this particular fence with you  today!!  



Do any of you recognize it?  

This is the "Healing Garden" at Children's Hospital in Dallas, Texas........

It is truly a beautiful place and it offers amazing Peace as you listen to the water passing over the rocks at the garden river.


This young man, is the reason that I have walked this garden......week after week.....for about three and a half years!

Tucker is our second grandson and at the age of 8, he was diagnosed with T-cell Leukemia.   We honestly spent an enormous amount of time at the hospital and the clinics.



Here is Tucker's "Beads of Courage" necklace......

The hospital did not start the program of  beads until Tucker's third year of treatment.   Each bead represents some type of treatment that these kids go through, whether it's a blood transfusion, surgery, spinal tap, chemo, or radiation....
  
As you can see.....even in Tucker's third year of treatment, he received several beads.   There is NO WAY for me to be able to tell you just how much these kids go through ..... in their journey to be healed.




 This is Tucker......today.....age 16.  He is healthy and super handsome!   He does have Type 1 diabetes, caused by  damage from his chemo....But for the most part......he handles it very well.  He loves life and Golf is the sport he enjoys!


I am so thankful for the care that Tucker received at Children's Hospital...... I will never forget the many hours spent....walking around this place.....praying and asking God for a HIS healing powers to touch, not only Tucker....but every kid in that hospital....

It is a BEAUTIFUL FENCE!!

I'm joining Good Fences today.....



A fence can be mended to look new again.....
 Our Bodies can be made whole, by God's healing hands......

Hugs to each of you....
shug ~

30 comments:

eileeninmd said...

What a wonderful post. I am so glad your grandson is doing so well. He is a handsome young man. Thank God for the Children's Hospital and for the healing powers.. Great fence shots. Have a happy day!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

THIS fence made me cry. I can only imagine the prayers you prayed in this garden. I am so thankful that your Tucker is doing so well, Shug. Such a handsome young golfer! blessings ~ tanna

Liz Needle said...

A beautiful fence indeed and a great story about a very brave boy. I am so pleased that Tucker is now fit and healthy and enjoying life. Thank you for sharing his story. I found it very moving.

Knipsa Passtscho said...

I'm glad to hear Tucker came out of this quite alright.
Love that healing garden!
Have a beautiful day
【ツ】Knipsa

Nonna Rose said...

I pray that God continues to keep his healing hands on Tucker. God is good!!

TexWisGirl said...

how absolutely awesome that he came through his years of treatments and is healthy and enjoying life! a great post, shug.

carolann said...

Oh your story touches my heart dearly as many here will agree. The fence at hospital is really nice so colorful. Such a nice idea the encouraged necklace for all to have . As yes it is a hard go with treatments and after math. They are so brave . I applaud them the many steps they have to walk each day.

So happy your Grandson made such progress in his healing and help with the staff in his journey of cancer and now is continuing to enjoy life at his best. What a handsome young man.







God bless him and you and family.

Karen S. said...

God Bless him, so wonderful! What a healing place indeed it is.

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Shug,
What a wonderful post and thank God your grandson is healed and doing so well. An answer to prayers! What a handsome young man.
Love the Healing Garden at Children's Hospital Dallas. I have not seen it in person but I can see from your photo how special it is.
Love the necklace idea for" Beads of Courage"
God Bless each child with health and happiness.
What a beautiful fence!!
Hugs, CM

Ida said...

That is a gorgeous fence and garden. I bet it brings comfort to those who visit.
How wonderful that Tucker is doing so well and enjoying life now. It's great that he had such special care and people to look after him during his illness. May he continue to have good health.

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

Your post made me cry. I am so happy to see that Tucker is now 16 years old and is enjoying life. I cannot imagine being told that my 8 year old has Leukemia. Thank God for modern medicine! Thank you for sharing your Tucker's story with us.

Ruth Hiebert said...

It is so encouraging to see Tucker as a healthy young man now.

Nancy said...

Such an inspiring post. So happy your handsome grandson is doing well! xo

Lois said...

That is one handsome grandson you have there! I'm so glad he is doing well now and you are right, it is a beautiful fence.

DeniseinVA said...

Tucker is an amazing young man and a grandson to be proud of. He is an inspiration. So glad he is doing well.

Felicia said...

Indeed it is a beautiful fence.

hooray for Tucker.

Ginny said...

This garden is wonderful. And it gives the sick children a way to get out and not be cooped up in their room for the stay. It is very sad that he has such a long necklace. But doing the beads of courage can make them feel like heroes and not victims. I have been praying for YOU, too, Shug!

Gert said...

What a wonderful post. Bless Tucker for all he went through. Praise God, that he is doing so well today as a 16 boy!

Blessings,
Gert

Wanda said...

This truly was so touching...tear touching. I so happy to know the happy ending, and he is such a handsome young man. Prayer does change things and the fence is an inspiration, as are the beads.

Love and Hugs

Linley S said...

A truly beautiful fence with such meaning to it. So glad the treatment worked for Tucker. Thanks for dropping by my blog.

Breathtaking said...

Hello Shug!:)The garden and fence are so lovely. It does look like a peaceful and healing placee for saying prayers, and I'm so glad yours were answered, and your handsome grandson is doing so well now.

Margaret Adamson said...

A very touching story but one with a wonderful ending. Great unusual fence.

Carola Bartz said...

Indeed, the Healing Garden is beautiful, and what a special place it is. I am glad that Tucker came out alright and he is doing so well today. It must have been a very stressful time for your family. It is hard to witness the suffering of children, and three and a half years is a long time.
One of my good friends has cancer and I see what chemo can do to you - a lot of suffering, but I do hope that in the end it will help.

Debbie said...

a great fence and a lovely garden. i am sure it brings comfort to many!!!!

i love a story with a happy ending!!!

Susan said...

Well, Dear Shug - this would have to be THE most beautiful fence I've seen and known about!
Thank you for showing us and it's wonderful to read that Tucker is enjoying his life. What an incredible brave young man and what a loving and supportive family he has.
Hugs, :D)

Laurie said...

Oh my goodness, I was so glad to read that Tucker is doing well! And yes, he is very handsome. I know you are a proud grandma. And I'm sure Tucker feels every bit of your love and felt every one of your prayers.

EG CameraGirl said...

Healing gardens are such wonderful places!

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

That's a difficult story with a wonderful outcome, thanks for sharing.

Pauline Woodcock said...

What a beautiful post and terrific fence. I am so glad the handsome Tucker is doing so well. Thank God for the childrens' hospitals and all the good work they do.

Gail Dixon said...

What a beautiful memento of Tucker's journey. He looks like the picture of health today. May God continue to bless and keep you all.

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