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Sunday, September 4, 2011

Please Pray for our Grandson...

 Our oldest grandson, Bubba (20), was in a terrible car wreck last night. He had been to watch the LSU game with a church friend (and his dentist). He took a curvy, back road home, and a deer crossed his path. The road was damp from rain, and he lost control swerving to miss the deer.

 It took firefighters nearly two hours to get him out of the truck.  He drove a Ford F150, and let me say - it is demolished! 

 He has a broken femur in 3 places, and both arms are broken. He also had cuts and bit his lip. They did surgery today on his leg as the bone had pierced the skin, and the fascia was shredded. They also put a "nail" in, and some kind of cement stuff to hold it in place. He did really good.

 Tomorrow they will do surgery on his arms to put rods in so he will be able to put more pressure on them during his recovery. 
 Let's just say, our sweet boy has been mangled and tangled! On a good note, his dentist checked his mouth, and his teeth are fine.

 When we saw his truck this afternoon, we truly lost our breath! If he hadn't been wearing his seat belt, the doctors said he probably wouldn't be here today. We are so very thankful!

 He is really upset about his classes as he had just started the fall session. 


 We feel like God isn't finished with him yet. He has really made us proud with his sincere love for serving God. 

This is a picture of Bubba with Cayden when we were at Destin. 



 We would appreciate your prayers as this will be a long recovery, but Bubba is tough, and he is in good physical health. 
Thanks,
Shirley

11 comments:

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

I read this and I could hardly breathe, I am stunned. Please know I am here if you want to talk. I will be lifting him up in much prayer but am thaning the lord he is alive and we know he loves the lord. This will be a test to his faith in the lord and feeling GOD's Grace as he has a long road ahead. Have Bubba, ask GOD what he want him to learn from this. What GOD answer, may not be right away but it will come.

Took me almost 3 years but he answered.

MUCH prayer!!!

Rettabug said...

Immediate knee-mails sent for Bubba...and for your whole family! What an awful thing to have happen. I'm so sorry. In an instant, his & your world changed.

Please keep us posted on how he's doing, Shirley?

Sleepyeyed Rhon said...

I will pray with you and for "Bubba"...I lost a 22 year old son 12-18-1996..I'm am so thankful that tonight as I read your request, that you do not have to experience that sorrow...God is a way maker, a healer of the heart and He will hold you and your family and Bubba tightly ...it was my son, Craig's time to leave this earth...The LORD ministered to me in so many ways to give me peace over my son's death ...and He will minister to you and Bubba His Perfect Plans of all that you have recently experienced. Sending you Hugs from Arkansas

From the Kitchen said...

Shirley: I am so sorry to hear about your dear grandson. I've already said a prayer for Bubba and will again and again. Also for you and those who love him and treat him.

Best,
Bonnie

Cole's Corner said...

Oh shirley,
I will definitely be praying for your grandson.

jamfiescreations1 said...

Oh Shirley, I am so sorry to hear about your grandson, thank goodness he's all right, besides the broken bones. That is so scrary. I will be praying for him .

Thanks for the nice comment on my blog.

Carol at Serendipity said...

Shirley,
Sending prayers and positive thought to your grandson and your family.
Carol

Rebecca said...

Prayers going up for your sweet grandson, Shirley! :( Sorry to hear of this news. Praying for healing and his strength to return.

Blessings to you this labor day.

Love, Rebecca

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I am so sorry about this terrible accident, Shirley! What a fine young man! I know he is strong but we hate for anyone we love to go through something this traumatic! I'm keeping him in my prayers! HUGS! Your friend, Diane ♥

MosaicMagpie said...

Shirley,
Thinking of how you must have felt when you got that phone call. I am sure you fell to your knees. Bubba is in for a long hospital stay and lots of physical therapy. Take care, praying for you.
Deb

mo said...

You brought tears to my eyes literally by the love I felt in this post.

Also knowing he was protected. Unbelievable looking at the pictures you posted of the truck.

Praise God!

*hugs*

mo