Two Years Later – Miracles Abound!

Two years ago Easter Sunday, my eldest daughter mysteriously lost all ability to walk, hold her head up – – she became like a limp rag.   It took nearly 5 months to figure out – she had an aggressive form of MS.  She spent nearly four months in a hospital bed.  At one point, we were uncertain she would survive.

As a mother, I was desperate.  One day looking at her just laying in the hospital bed unable to walk or even lift herself from a chair  –  I told her – “Lizzie, if you walk again – I am taking you to Paris, France.”

For the last two and half weeks – Lizzie and I fulfilled the promise of that day.  Lizzie went to Paris!

Today, on Easter Sunday, I know the power of life.   My sweet Lizzie was given a new beginning.

Anything is possible.   Anything.

 Lizzie in the hospital, unable to move her own body in 2011.
Lizzie, fulfilling a dream to restore her health and go to Paris!  YES!!

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  1. Deedee Wills says:

    What a fitting post about restoration on an Easter morning! Thank you for sharing your story and Woo hoo Lizzie!!!

  2. lucilla says:

    I am a new subsriber to this blog and I just read this post! Have a great time in Paris! This is truly amazing! Regards from Puerto Rico!

  3. carlene says:

    What a heart warming and inspirational story to read first thing on Easter morning. Indeed ,anything is possible in life. I have really enjoyed hearing about your fabulous trip to France!

  4. jbales says:

    Thank you for sharing your story. My sister had chronic, progressive MS and although she lost her ability to walk, she never lost her beautiful smile or spirit. It’s amazing what the power of love and a positive attitude can do. Blessings!

  5. Wow! Your post gave me goosebumps. Thanks for sharing such a heartfelt story. I wish your daughter many, many more exciting trips and a very healthy future!
    ? Lori
    Teaching With Love and Laughter

  6. Thank you for sharing you story I am so happy she is doing well now! Wishing you many more trips together.

  7. Wishing you both continued blessings!

  8. Kimberley says:

    Thank you so much for sharing. You are a remarkable person so it is no wonder that your daughter is as well. I wish you, Lizzie, and your new students much joy in the coming year.

    First in Maine

  9. pasqwal says:

    Beautiful, just beautiful! Sending good thoughts to you and Lizzie for continued good health, happiness, and many more trips to come.

  10. Sue says:

    What a wonderful rebirth. Congratulations Lizzie for the perseverance, I am sure it has been difficult but so glad that your dream has come to fruition. Thanks for sharing this wonderful life story, what an encouraging post.

  11. I got goosebumps reading this. The power of God – so fitting for this day! May your lives be rich with continued blessings! Happy Easter!

  12. Liz Mccaw says:

    What a true blessing!! I am so glad that you celebrated with her in Paris. Thank you for sharing your story. Liz:)

  13. Kristy says:

    I remember following your posts about your daughter and praying for her. So glad to see that God answers prayers and that you guys are enjoying Paris!
    Teachin’ First

  14. Lynn Nash says:

    How wonderful! As a mother, I am so happy for you and your daughter that you get to have this wonderful adventure together. Thank you for reminding me how fragile life is and to cherish even the ordinary days with my children. (I am enjoying your posts from France so very much. We are saving $ to take my mother – it is on her bucket list.)

  15. susanlulu says:

    Thanks for sharing your miracle story with us. The Lord is good!

  16. I wish you many more great and happy moments together! and more fantastic trips! lots of love 🙂

  17. Despina says:

    So happy for you, this is really great! A true miracle!!!! Always be happy together!

  18. Wow. This story is so touching. Blessing to you!

  19. Rachel says:

    I’m thankful for your daughter’s healing! What a wonderful trip to celebrate.

  20. What an awesome story! God is good and the power of prayer is amazing! I hope Lizzie is having a blast, she looks adorable.


  21. That is such good news Sally! Love reading through all your Paris posts. What a grand adventure!

  22. Cathy says:

    Sally, as a mother myself I don’t even want to think about going through something like you have been through. I’m so happy for you, your daughter and your family. God bless. Cathy

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