I just can’t say this enough… THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART! Many of you are still praying for Christopher and asking how he is doing. I still get lots of emails and messages every week asking me to update you on my son’s recovery. So today, 10 weeks out from surgery, I thought I’d let all my StoneGable friends know how my son is doing!  I am sure prayer played a huge role in his recovery and will continue to do so in the final outcome of his long road back to perfect health…

Today Christopher is walking! Without crutches. Without a cane. Just walking! It is a real miracle!!!

This is his second Periacetabular Osteotomy or PAO. You can google it if you are interested but here’s the short version… Chris’ pelvis was cut apart and screwed back together. His left pelvis was operated on 20 months ago because his left leg bone kept coming out of its socket when he walked or ran. And this past January Chris had a right PAO for the same reason.

Not an easy surgery. We traveled to Philadelphia to have the surgery done because there are very few physicians that do this rare procedure. A PAO has only be done in the last 10 years. Before that a person with my son’s condition would find themselves wheelchair bound for life. And because this is such an invasive and difficult surgery it is usually only preformed on someone who is young. Even then, no one can say to what degree a patient will recover to full health and mobility.

Christopher’s first PAO was l-o-n-g and arduous and the recovery was brutal! It took him 14 months to fully recover. He was hospital bed bound, then used crutches and then used a cane for months and months.

This current PAO was a totally different story. 10 weeks out and my son is walking without any assistance, albeit slowly! He is still in quite a bit of pain, but he tolerates that well. We are more than shocked and pleased by his miraculous recovery. And he will, according to his surgeon, make a full recovery! It has astounded all of us, Chris’ surgeons, nurses and physical therapists.

This brings me to you! There is no doubt that it was because of the 3,000 prayers, actual written out prayers, that were taken before the Throne of Grace on Christopher’s behalf. I received them on my Facebook page, in emails, texts and phone calls! All within a 24 hour period! They sustained us during surgery! God bent down in His great mercy and grace to do a miracle in my son’s life!

And those prayers did not stop! Since my son’s surgery I still receive so many prayers for him. All from YOU my dear readers… my friends!

Thank you for praying when I could not. Thank you for using this powerful weapon on my son’s behalf when I was so weak from fear and worry! When the prayers started pouring in the morning of Christopher’s surgery I started feeling God’s presence. I prayed what you prayed. I was so grateful for every single prayer. Because I could pray with you. And I did. I read every single good thought, read every name that “liked” my request for prayer, and read every prayer in union with the sender. All in all, over 7,000!

Prayer is our only defensive weapon against this fallen world and the powers of evil! But we have been equipped with the BEST and most powerful weapon! We need to use it always!

God knows what we want and need, but He wants us to let Him know. It’s a sign of submission and leaning on God alone! God is filled to overflowing with grace and mercy and power and favor and more. He knows what is best and will act accordingly. We can and should make our requests known to our Father in heaven.  Just 10 weeks ago thousands of dear souls did and God healed my son.

It is God who is glorified in this healing! I hope when you hear of Christopher’s recovery you see our marvelous Father in all His power and might healing my son and you too give Him thanks!

On Easter Sunday Chris was out in the backyard with our family throwing the football and he even ran (well hobbled) a little. When I look at Christopher I see a strong, determined, healthy and happy young man. I see thousands of praying people lifting their petitions to the only Source of heath, healing and wholeness and I am more than grateful!


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Today, Christopher and his beautiful, sweet wife Abigail are both doing well and are better from what they have endured as a young married couple. They love each other and are enjoying their new home, their jobs and are crazy about their dog Beau The Wonderdog! God works in strange and wondrous ways!

Please continue to pray and ask God to finish the work in Christopher He started! And pray for the private prayer and desire of Chris’ heart!

Memory verse this week:

Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act. Psalm 37:4 and 5.


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  1. Thank God for his miraculous power!! Nothing can hinder the power of prayer.
    I am so happy for your son’s continued recovery Yvonne and will continue to bombard heaven with prayer.
    As a mom, I can feel your pain. When our babies, no matter how big, hurt, we hurt!

    1. donna lemnouni says:

      Thanks for your update, prayers to continue for your family.

  2. Have been praying and will continue to pray for him! Christopher is a trophy of God! What a testimony to the power of prayer!!

  3. Glory be to God, what wonderful news!! Sending lots of prayers for your family and especially your son and his wife.

  4. Praise God for the amazing results! Seeing a loved one suffer is so heartbreaking. I’m so happy for you all he’s young, healthy, strong and motivated enough to stand up to the trials. What an awesome miracle !

  5. The power of prayer has no end, and prayers will continue for all the blessings the Lord has given us. Chis is so blessed to have his family and many others praying for him.

  6. Kathleen G says:

    This post makes me happy, pure and simple!
    Your son looks healthy and happy, he has a lifetime to live with his wife and family without this serious health issue. It’s a wonder what our body can endure. Prayers can be powerful and a comfort. Bless your son to continue to heal without pain.
    Kathleen in Az

  7. To God be the glory! What a great report and testimony. Continued prayers for your son, his wife, and the wonderful work you do.

  8. Much is the love God bestows on us in our time of need! As a person who had spinal cancer and had to learn to walk again, I know GOD is with us and shows HIS hand as we struggle. I experienced people who did not have HIS hand and saw that their recovery was much harder than mine. God was there and He made my road to recovery much easier and I use that as my testimony to my full recovery. The faith your son has will make the road much easier than those who don’t. What a lovely couple! What a good looking couple. may they walk in his full light during their marriage.

  9. Diane Smith says:

    Yvonne, this is good news, indeed! Although I’ve never met Christopher, I’m smiling from ear to ear! Praying for his continued healing! As a side note, I had two hip replacements: the first one was REALLY painful; the second one was easy-peasy (by comparison). Funny how that works….

  10. I’m so happy to read this today and to be a small part of Christopher’s recovery. The boys and I will continue to pray. Thank you so much for being such a source of light in my life! xo

    1. Susan, thank you so much for being a wonderful friend. You have been so so supportive during this time. Christopher was so touched by the card your family made for him. I am blessed to call you my friend! Hugs to your whole family!

  11. Thank you, Yvonne for the update on Chris…to our Great and Wonderful God be the glory!!!

  12. This is the first I’ve seen your story so our prayers are with your son and his family. Sounds horrific and complicated so you have been truly blessed.

  13. HALLELUJAH!!! Soooo glad Christopher is doing so well. Thank You, Lord! \0/ Praying for total recovery! ❤

  14. All thanks be to God. With Him, everything is possible. Thank you for sharing the wonderful update on a private family situation. Am so glad things are working out well for your son, and pray God continues to walk beside him. One can never have too many prayers…….

  15. Your son was very brave to have the second surgery when his first had a long and painful recovery, a testament to his faith.
    Prayers for continued recovery.

  16. Esther White says:

    Praise the Lotd ! I am delighted to hear of Christopher’s progress, how thrilled you must all be. As a mom I can only imagine how stressful this all has been. Continued prayers for Christopher, his lovely wife, to you mom and your families.

    I am even more inspired by your blog and looked forward to your creative and
    Inspiring ideas with all you have had on your heart and mind.

  17. Fabulous fabulous news, Yvonne!! I can feel your gratitude coming through your words. I know much worry and stress is off of you now and all your family. God is good!!

  18. Dear Yvonne,
    What wonderful news!!
    Are God is an awesome God
    I will continue to keep Christopher and your family in my prayers

  19. I am so happy that Christopher is doing so well! Prayer is so powerful. And I know that He who began a great work in Christopher, will be faithful to complete it! Praise God!

  20. Christine Verbeek says:

    I am so happy to hear the wonderful report of your sons recovery, my friend. God woke me up a few weeks ago at 2am, to pray for him, and I didn’t even know what his problem was. Had just read your blog, and saw the pic of he and his wife, you put out as he was going for surgery. My name is Chris also!! Short for Christine, maybe that was the connection. But I prayed through the night. God is Good!! I will pray from Canada, for his recovery. So enjoy your blog!!

  21. Thank you for sharing your story with us all. Prayer does work!!! Heavenly Father is mindful of all of us and will answer our prayers in the way He feels is best. As difficult as it is, we must exercise the faith necessary to make miracles happen. We grow closer to our Heavenly Father and Savior, Jesus Christ when our faith is tested. As you said, they know what we need, they want us to come to them. Through the Holy Spirit we can see and feel of the immense love they all have for us. Press forward with a steadfastness in Christ!

  22. Such good news this beautiful morning. May Gid continue your son’s healing and bless his life.

  23. Praise the Lord! So happy that he and the family are doing well. Thanks for updating.
    God Bless you

  24. Holley Downs says:

    I have just started following your blog and just now found out about your son! May God bless him and watch over him as he recovers! Thanks for your inspiration! Love reading your blog!

  25. Wonder news. Will continue to pray for all of you. What a precious young couple. May all of their future plans be blessed.

  26. Thanks for sharing this beautiful testimony of God’s power and grace!!

  27. Celeste Cox says:

    God is Lord of all! When I’m feeling weak & alone I remember He, our creator, placed each star in the sky. He can handle our weaknesses, our faults, our predicaments, our loniness and our sicknesses. Our job is merely to rest in His mighty & loving arms and leave the outcomes to Him. Praising God with you on this glorious Sunday morning and the healing of your son.

    …being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion…Philippians 1:6

    Living Joyfully, Celeste Cox

  28. Yes Yes Yes!!! God IS our life. Thank You God for the healing of Christopher and for his continued healing. And thanks for the update, now my prayers will include the thankfulness God so deserves. Prayers too for the worlds discomfort, love, love, love is the way through the Lord. God bless.

  29. Yvonne, Blessings to you and your family. I went through a loved ones surgery for scoliosis which was very risky and someone gave us a magnet in a care package that said, “My Child, don’t worry, I’ve got this. -God”. It was so powerful and I leaned into it daily. I still carry it in my purse and it still brings me peace. We’re never alone. Praying for a peaceful recovery for your Son and strength for all.

  30. Continued prayers and blessings.

  31. Maryann Marshall says:

    May God bless you & your family. I will keep Chris in my prayers.

  32. sandi uhlman says:

    Even tho we dont know you son,we all love you and all you share. My prayers have been with your family for strength no matter what the outcome.I will continu to pray for you and your sweet family!

  33. Thank you Lotd for your healing power! Wonderful news to hear.

  34. My hope is built on nothing less
    Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness;
    I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
    But wholly lean on Jesus’ name.
    On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand;
    All other ground is sinking sand, all other ground is sinking sand!

    Praising God with you and your family! My heart is so blessed to hear how your son is recovering! God is so very faithful! He is that steady, unchanging, immovable and ever present foundation the we can stand on! Thank you for the update.

  35. So thrilled over the news! Thank God and the power of Faith.
    Continued thoughts and prayers for full recovery.
    Love and happiness extended to your whole family. Happy Easter, indeed!

  36. Thanking the Lord for His wonderful healing power. I think sometimes people think that miracle s are in the past or just in the old Testiment. But that is not true at all for our Lord is still with us every day and in every way. He is TRUELY Hebrews 13-8
    God bless your son ,his wife and you and all your family

  37. Yes, the Lord answers prayers every day and performs miracles every day. I am so happy to hear the update and that he is doing well. God Bless

  38. Yvonne~

    Just yesterday I was thinking about your son and how he was doing. What wonderful news and truly the blessing of our dear Lords healing hands. Amen.

    May prayers continue to bless your son for a speedy recovery!


  39. We have such a faithful God, if we have faith in God’s will, he’s always faithful. Prayers for Chris and Abigail, you and the rest of the family, let’s not forget Wonderdog. God Bless Chris, that he has a full recovery.

  40. This is such good news, so happy for his recovery,many prayers for more healing.. we have dear friend in the hospital as well right now fighting for his life, I know how the power of prayer helps and heals. God bless and will keep your son in my prayers.

  41. Dear Yvonne & your family
    I did not know about your son, but I am so happy he is doing so well. I know that power of prayer.
    In 2001 I had my gallbladder out, and the Dr severed my common bile duct. I had 2 yrs of recovery and many procedures later – I am well.
    I still have issues with my liver, but nothing that I can’t handle.
    There were prayers said around the clock for me, and my mom tells me people still ask “How is your daughter doing”.
    So I know how you felt. God is so good and I am so blessed to have the family I have and all those people who prayed for me.

    God Bless you and your family’
    I will add your son to my prayer list.
    Have a wonderful Sunday.
    Much love,

  42. Dorinda Selke says:

    Yvonne I am honored to have been just a teeny tiny part of the mighty power of prayer that saw Christopher through his surgery and recovery. I will continue to pray for his continued improvement and that his pain is lessened. May God bless you all ! Hugs, Dorinda

  43. Judy North says:

    Such marvelous news! Praise God from whom all Blessings flow… and The Gift of Healing that He bestows! Continued prayers for Chris and Abigail and your entire family! Thanks for sharing… Love and Hugs, Judy

  44. Diane Chapman says:

    Thank you for sharing about your son!! What a miracle and complete answer to prayer. It’s going to be powerful to see how God uses this youn man in the kingdom. I was lifted up by your words of encouragement because as mothers we do worry about our children and sometimes cannot pray. God is our only source and we can do no less than lean on Him.

  45. I am sorry that I missed your post about your son. I am very happy to hear that he is doing so well. He will be included in my nightly prayers.


  46. Bet Stephens says:

    Glory to God in the highest,from whom all blessings flow.
    Still praying for Christopher actually still giving Thanks that by the stripes
    Of our Lord Jesus Christ he was healed.
    In everything give Thanks for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning
    So thankful Chris has a God Fearing Beliving Mother

  47. It is because that we believe that prayers work. Oh Yes! God is wonderful. Prayers being offered up…

  48. Dear Heavenly and gracious Father, continue your work and healing in Chris to completion and may you be glorified in his life! Thank you for his Mother’s heart and give her strength as only you can do. We thank you for all you have done, dear Lord! In Jesus precious name I pray, Amen!

  49. So happy to hear this wonderful update on Christopher as he has been on my mind. Thoughts and prayers continue for him and for his family as he continues on the road to full recovery.

  50. Praise God!!! So happy to hear this good news!

  51. Dear Yvonne,
    I can’t believe I can close my eyes and picture most of the downstairs rooms in your home, but I somehow missed your posts about your son. I’m glad there were so many others who didn’t, who lifted Chris up in his time of need. God is indeed good in His love and mercy. May He continue to bless Chris and his entire family throughout the rest of his amazing recovery.
    Thank you for sharing your life and your beautiful home and talents with your faithful readers. I look forward to your every post.
    Love and hugs,

  52. Lisa de Kleine says:

    From one praying momma’s heart to another believing in the power of prayer as God walks with you all.

    1. Thank you Lisa… from one momma’s grateful heart to another dear momma!

  53. Wonderful news, Yvonne! So glad for your family that he has had successful surgeries and can make a full recovery.

  54. Great news! Praise the good Lord above!

  55. Kathy Oetjens says:

    Wonderful news, Yvonne. Prayer is powerful! Continued blessings for your son and family.

  56. May God continue yo bless your son with good health and his power to do so.

  57. I am so happy to hear of his good recovery! It never ceases to amaze me the power of prayer I don’t understand how anyone could not believe in this I have seen it so much in my own life and in others. Will continue prayers for his good recovery and for the strength of his family to support him he can be an ordeal I know. God bless all of you

  58. So happy to hear of your son’s recovery!!! What a wonderful story of God’s plentiful provision he has to share in the year’s to come!

  59. Praise our Almighty God!

  60. To God be the glory- great things he has done! So happy for you all of you! . Thanks for sharing your son’s story with us.

  61. Linda Lary says:

    Just ran across this site. Love your love and faith for the Lord. So thankful your son is better. will continual to pray for him and your family.

  62. Laurene Shewan says:

    AMEN! Thank you Lord for touching Christopher’s body as well as anointing the hands of his physicians and staff.

  63. Diane Amick says:

    What a glorious testament to the power and grace found in prayer. Thank you, your readers and our Lord for the sharing of His wonderous love for us.

  64. Jinny McCleary Foor says:

    Thanks be to God for Christopher’s continuing recovery. Remembering him as a spunky little guy, it is hard to believe that he had to endure this condition/surgery. His faith & perseverance is a testimony to his upbringing by you & Bobby. We will continue to keep you all in our prayers & to say thanks to God for his blessings.

  65. NANCY CARR says:

    God is so awesome! Thank you for the update and the timely scripture which I needed today. Blessings

  66. Nancy Marino says:

    Christopher has been blessed by our Jehovah Rapha,our ultimate physician. He is further blessed in having you, his beautiful mother and family to be there for him. I am so delighted in your happiness in your son’s recovery. May it be long and sufficient. I am always thankful for your God and Lord driven posts- you make me thoughtful, you make me appreciate the Lord’s blessings I might otherwise take for granted. You further inspire my creativity. Should you ever feel less than good about yourself, please know how grateful I am that you put so much of yourself into the lives of all of us that look forward to what you have to share… and to think you have so much on your plate. Prayers for the Lord’s blessings and for continued health-physical, spiritual and emotional… for all of you.

  67. Thank you for the update on your son and information about what he had done! I feel connected to you because I live in Luzerne County of PA. Philadelphia is for sure the place to have his surgery done, imho.

    I love your Bible verse and will try to commit it to memory. You are my favorite blogger! You have developed yourself in all areas of life. That is so important, I think. I know your family surely has benefited from your various good qualities.

  68. How strange this post came up today. I was JUST thinking about your son when I was going through my list of people that I have prayed for recently, and his name came up and I said another prayer, and wondered when you would do an update. SO, this is excellent news, and I will continue to keep you and your son in my prayers.

    I can’t imagine how you must have felt during these two surgeries; I know you had to be scared to pieces. I am glad you have gotten through this difficult time, and pray you will continue to stay strong for Christopher and Abigail.

    I don’t know how you manage to have such a lovely blog, home, family, and wonderful attitude! We should all strive to be little Yvonnes! =)

  69. Beth Bull says:

    So thankful he’s making a speedy recovery. God is great!

  70. Karen Burke says:

    What happy and blessed news! Will continue to pray and just so happy for you and your family! God Bless?

  71. Patty Shenk says:

    So thankful to rejoice with You in your sons recovery! God is good! Thanks for the update and encouragement to continue to pray!

  72. Denise Lamb says:

    So happy for Christopher and for his speedy recovery.
    May God Bless and watch over him and all your family.

    Prayer is a powerful healer.

  73. Yvonne- Thank you for sharing with your readers. What a wonderful story of God’s healing power! It was a much needed encouragement for me today. Also, the Bible verses you shared are my life verses. It is so amazing that we are able to be a part of each other’s lives even though we may never meet in this life.
    Thank you for letting your light shine for Jesus.


  74. Jayne McLeod says:

    our GOD is good a good GOD….I shall continue to be in prayer, our best and most POWERFUL weapon for sure !!
    keep STRONG Christopher…continue working hard and resting when your body tells you so…praise and glory and thanks to HIM who gives you strength to endure…HUG your mother and your lovely wife too !
    Enjoy the SONshine,

  75. I am so happy to hear about your son! May he continue on the path of a speedy recovery, and may your family enjoy all the happiness in the world! God bless.

  76. Praise the Lord!!!! His an awesome God!!! What an anwesome testomy and answer to the power of prayer.
    Be Blessed

  77. Marianne Sullo says:

    It is so wonderful to hear good news! I pray for a full recovery for him, it’s not every day the news inspires.

  78. Kathie Hood says:

    Praise the Lord. All gory belongs to Him. It is a privilege to pray for him. Thanks for the update.

  79. Landal Hudlow says:

    Hi Yvonne,

    Make that 3001 people – I’m a new subscriber but loved your decorating tips and style but also how you have a personal twist to your blog. Praying for God to continue to work His miracles as only He can do.

    1. Welcome to the StoneGable family Landal. And thank you for your prayers!

  80. Awe, just gives me chills hearing such a miraculous story. Yes, God is so good and so, so faithful beyond our wildest imaginations! Blessings abundant!

  81. Thank you for the update. What an awesome God we have…

  82. Lisa Bates says:

    So happy to hear such great news! I will continue to keep you and your family in my prayers! God Bless!

  83. What wonderful news! Our God is an awesome God! Prayers will continue for the family.

  84. Blessings to abound in you and your son and family. Any miracle could not be possible without out Jesus Christ and Lord.

  85. rosie protzmann says:

    Yvonne – I don’t know how I missed the news on your son except that our daughter has been undergoing treatment for breast cancer which was discovered in November and I think I have lost some details in all of this. She is fine now but it was scary for a while. I will definitely add you, your son and family to my prayer list.
    I look forward to your blog every day and I so appreciate all the time, love and effort that you put into it.

  86. Thanks for the update, Yvonne. I’m so delighted about Christopher’s progress. We will all continue to pray for his full recovery. May God bless him and his wife, and of course you and your family. Never underestimate the power of prayer!

  87. Thank you SO much for the update on Christopher. I’ve been praying for him and talk about you to my family as if you’re an old friend. Yours is the first blog I read each day and have been waiting for an update. So this is the best news!!
    Prayer is an awesome thing. So glad he’s healing and enjoying life. He and his wife are such a cute couple. To God we give the glory☺️

  88. Edith Weldon says:

    We all acknowledge @ have witnessed so many times how God works & the Immense POWER of PRAYER works???So happy for your sweet boy & his wife❤️?Our God so loves us when we lean on HIM?❤️❤️??Thanks for sharing his story & progress, we will continue to pray for all???

  89. May God continue to bless your son and all your family. Happy to read your news.

  90. So sweet and so special – thank you for sharing and updating. How wonderful that you glorify God in this healing. We all pray for long and healthy lives for Christopher and Abigail.

  91. Praise God – what great news! He must feel like a new man! More prayers coming for continued healing and health for Christopher and continuing strength for he and Abigail! I love how you always give the glory to God, Yvonne! Thanks for the update 🙂


  92. What an awesome God we serve and what an amazing testimony. I pray for continued healing and a total recovery as well as peace in your heart. I know as mommas we tend to worry about our kiddos no matter their age. Sometimes all we can do is call His name and lean on Him.

  93. Jana Monaco says:

    So glad to hear your son is doing well. What a true miracle and evidence of God’s hand in his life. As the mother of a son who nearly lost his life at age 3 1/2, due to a medical tragedy, I can so appreciate your experience. Mine is now 18, and though he was left with severe disabilities and health issues, he is a blessing in so many lives.
    Prayers for you son’t continued recovery. I know you all have a greater appreciation for the gift of life and good health. God bless!

    1. And praying for your son also! May you see God’s miracles in him!

  94. Hattie Morris says:

    Too God be the Glory. Amen

  95. Yvonne,
    I am continuing my daily prayers for Christopher, Abigail and for you and Bobby, dear friend!
    May God continue the work that He began in their lives!
    I pray that one day Christopher, will again, be pain free!
    Praying for Christopher’s “secret” prayer to be fulfilled. . .in due time!
    Thank you for the honor of being a Prayer Warrior for your family at this difficult time in your lives!
    To God be the Glory, great things He hath done!

  96. God is good! Such a wonderful miracle. It just shows how God works with just the ordinary to show others his power. Your sons faith was not lost on the Lord.
    God bless your son, his wife and your family,

  97. God Bless all of you! Soooo happy for Christopher!!!! Prayers still on their way!!,

  98. Yvonne, so happy to hear this news. I will continue to keep Christopher and your entire family in my prayers. God is good!

  99. Such wonderful news! so happy for you and your family!…xo

  100. My spirit became moved as I read this testimony of the miracle of Christopher’s progress. My faith has increased, I will continue to pray for your family. Thanks for your words every Sunday, bringing our minds and hearts to focus on our wonderful God.

  101. Cindy Brown says:

    Yvonne, I am so happy to hear of Christopher’s progress! I am on a similar road as my beautiful 35 year old daughter has been diagnosed with a brain tumor and will have surgery on April 11th. We have prayed without end and many are praying for her. As a mom, I truly know how hard it is to see our children suffer. I pray that my Emily will have a positive outcome as Christopher has. Praise God!

  102. Prayers for his medical issues to be in his past!

  103. Theresa Kleinschmidt says:

    As a parent we never want our children to suffer any pain no matter how old they are. I’m so glad that you updated us blog followers on Christopher’s recovery. Yvonne, you and your family will continue to be in my prayers and thoughts. How wonderful to know the power of prayer and the blessings that are bestowed to us from our dear Lord!

  104. Susan Faulk says:

    Prayers for your son ! ???.
    Ps 37: 4 was my confirmation verse!!

  105. Terry kirchner says:

    Good evening Yvonne, I didn’t know about your son. Your heart had to be heavy with worry. I am happy for your son and family he is doing so much better. Having supportive people surround you is a blessing. May God bless you today and always. Thank you for your enlightening message to all of us every day.

  106. I did not know! So happy he is recovering well. Will add him to my prayer list! And of course you as his mom. We wish we could endure the pain and recovery for them!

  107. Kerry Gestier says:

    Such wonderful news Yvonne. I resonated with your comment about feeling the relief which comes when you are so overwhelmed by all that is going on but you know that others are doing the praying when you feel you cannot. It is hard to explain but you know it when it happens in your life. May Christopher and Abigail continue to thrive and blessings to you and your family.

  108. Peggy Thal says:

    Wonderful news. Continued good wishes and prayers. Such a beautiful couple with so much to look forward to. May God bless them extra.

  109. Barbara Page says:

    Praising God for His mercy, grace and healing power! Praying for complete healing and recovery for Christopher!

  110. Thank you so much for the update. Thank you also for sharing something so private with those of us that only know you from your blog. I will continue to remember your son and family in my prayers. Praise God for the blessings you have been showered with this far. God is good.

  111. Genevieve Burns says:

    What a wonderful testimony! Yes, God still heals, and Christopher is living proof! Praise God!! May God continue to bless you all!

  112. Eleanor, Virginia Beach says:

    So glad to hear this good news. God has truly blessed your family. To God be the Glory.

  113. That is fantastic news!!! I’m so happy for all of you! BTW, my son had Derotational Osteotomys done when he was younger due to his Cerebral Palsy (they cut the femur and rotate it back into the hip) and it was a nightmare and I can only imagine cutting the pelvis would be even more painful. So glad things are looking up for you guys!

  114. Praise God for the good news. Prayers continue for a complete healing!

  115. So very happy to read your good news!! We do indeed have a great God who specializes in the impossible! And nothing can sustain us like the powerful prayer of fellow believers! Continued prayers for Chris’s recovery!

  116. May God continue to bless Christopher’s recovery and full restoration. I give thanks for the great news.

  117. Oh, my goodness, Yvonne. I had no idea you and your son and family were all going through so much with this.

    Praise be – so glad he is getting better. I am praying for a good solid rapid recovery. Yes, the power of prayer is amazing.

    Take care and God bless! Hugs! ♥

  118. Judy Lincicum says:

    Continued Praise to our Father, our Healer and Friend, who will continue a good work in Chris for his perfect health. God bless both you and your husband while your family is walking through this fire, and God bless his little wife for standing by Chris and encouraging him. We will continue to pray as a Church, Yvonne, for all of Chris’ dreams and desires, and for his continued healing.
    Thank you for giving us this opportunity to pray and come together over this situation.

  119. GwenCondit says:

    I will pray for Christopher to become pain free and for a different private request. I already have. I pray for you who, during these trials of life have kept sending out wonderful uplifting positive and polished blog posts. I shall pray for you to sleep deeply and well. Could this be why I am in a dry time of life? To pray for others–strangers to friends to family??
    All glory to God for the wonderful things He has done!
    Christ as our Bond,
    Gwen in Bakersfield

  120. Praise, God, Yvonne and may He continue to do a good work in Chris. Blessings!

  121. Praise the Lord!! I’m continuing to pray for Christopher, his wife and all of you as well as his medical team. Praying he will be pain free and return to normal activities very soon with no recurring events!Thank you for the update

  122. Thank you, God, for Christopher’s miraculous recovery!! Prayers continue as their power is all we have to overcome life’s difficulties. Continued blessings on Christopher and all of your family.

  123. Prayers continue! Our God is an awesome God!

  124. What a wonderfully happy story!
    God Bless you Yvonne and your Son and family… What wonderful news and i pray that your son will make a full recovery.

  125. To God be the glory!!! So happy for your family!

  126. I rejoice with you and your family Yvonne! Praise God!! Great things He has done!!
    You son sounds like an amazing young man.
    Looking forward to hearing of God’s completed healing in Christopher and for his private prayer to be answered soon.
    May God’s peace and grace extravagantly flow over each of you.

  127. Barb Carman says:

    Thank you for updating us about your son Christopher. Your prayers for my precious Lonnie, meant so much too. While we were praying for your son, I knew you were praying for Lonnie too. Our Precious Jesus is so faithful !!!!

  128. Yvonne, Praise our Lord who hears our prayers. It felt wonderful to hear how God sustained your through this difficult time through your prayers and the many prayers of others. May your son continue to progress in his healing and may Jesus be with you all at all times. In His Name. Danielle

  129. LindaSonia says:

    Praise wonderful, merciful God!! Continued prayers for your son and all your family!

  130. Dear Yvonne, Praise God! My prayers go out to you and your family. I believe in miracles!

  131. Amen, and we shall trust! I have a friend who is just now making a miraculous come-back from a strange illness which sidelined him in ICU last week. Prayer warriors surrounded him and God’s hand was seen. Continued prayers for you and your beautiful family.

  132. This is wonderful news Yvonne! I rarely leave comments on any blog but I just want to say I am so happy that Christopher has had such success with his surgery! As a mother and grandmother, I can imagine how hard it was to see your son suffer and also how thankful you are to see him healing. Thank you for letting your readers know how he is doing. Best wishes to Christopher for continued health and healing!

  133. Cheryl Ann says:

    Praise God! This is a miracle and we are seeing what faith can do. Blessings to you all Yvonne…

  134. Yvonne,

    So happy for your good news – thanks for sharing and for being such an amazing witness. Praise HIS name!!! HE is so faithful!! I will be praying for your precious family in general.



  135. Yvonne, I haven’t posted on your blog before. I loove your blog I view and read it every so often. Praise God! He’s performed a miracle on your son! May God bless your son and you! Pray your son recovers fully and quickly!

  136. Christi Maze says:

    Praises and more prayer for a total recovery!

  137. May Christopher always feel His strength and power as he travels through his life. Prayers and blessings for your family.

  138. We ave a great and mighty God! Blessings to your beautiful family! Hugs, Holly

  139. So, so happy to hear about Christopher….he is strong and has a strong will and faith and the help of his family who love him…so no wonder he is doing so well….God is great.

  140. BOBBI DUNCAN says:

    Such happy news, and I know you must feeling relieved and grateful. I truly believe in the power of prayer, and the more prayers the better. Christopher and your family remain in mine. Hugs!

  141. Prayer sustains me thru each day…and God’s Grace is beautiful. My family recently experienced firsthand the power of prayer and
    witnessing the touch of His hand. I am usually overwhelmed by His love and healing, and faithfulness to us! Continued thoughts and prayers for each of you..and hugs from one mom to another.

  142. Beautifully written as usual. Thanks for the update. Will continue lifting him up in prayer.

  143. Wendy Howell says:

    So glad to hear he is recovering well.

  144. One of the most beautiful and powerful posts I have ever read. I will add my prayers to those that continue to seek His help, His love and His grace for Christopher. Glory to God.

  145. Thank you Jesus!

    I’m so relived to hear that Christopher is healing so much faster this time. To have endured this rare surgery twice in short order and to heal so much faster the second time is, undoubtedly, because you were allowed to post the surgery on your blog, Yvonne.

    And let the prayin’ begin!

  146. So happy to hear that your son is doing well! I just found out. I know that many praying together can accomplish great miracles, and whenever I hear someone asking for prayers, I stop immediately and add my prayers to everyone’s. Hope he continues to do well. What a great Easter!

  147. So very happy to hear the news of your sons healing. We are so blessed to know and believe in a living God that is just as real today .
    For it is TRUELY Hebrews 13 -8. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday today and forever….. He is so good to us.
    By His stripes we were healed.

  148. Debbie McBride says:

    I’m fairly new to your website. Thanks for sharing your concerns and story. Continued prayers for your son, his wife, you, and your family! Prayers for God’s strength, courage, protection, and healing power.

    1. Hi Debbie, welcome to the StoneGable family. Thank you for your prayers. They are powerful and God hears.

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