Sunday, May 17, 2009

R.J. told who hurt him!

I waited a little while to post this because I wasn't sure what was being done and I didn't want to risk some freak thing of this possibly getting out before the detectives did their job. After searching my email address book I know there is no problem there and the guilty folks sure don't know about my blog.

Last Friday on May 8th, the psychologist came to talk to R.J. and get him ready to speak with detectives. At first his was a little intimidated by one of the detectives. I met him and I believe it was probably due to his size. He is a very nice man but very large, and my R.J. is very little. The psychologist picked up on this and asked if he would feel better speaking with just his dad and the other detective in the room, R.J. said "yes".
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After just a few questions and making him comfortable R.J. told them that "Rocky", his mom's boyfriend is the one who hurt him. They then ask did he hurt you with his hand and the detective held out an opened hand, R.J. shook his head no and then folded his little fist and made motions like hitting his stomach. Though we knew this was probably the case it still made us literally sick to our stomachs when we heard.

This man was supposed to be brought in the following Monday for a scheduled lie detector test and interrogation to follow. He was cooperative at the beginning of the investigation but he has since refused the test and has "lawyered up".

My husband spoke with the detectives on Friday. They say they could arrest him but they don't want to arrest him and then let him walk, they want all their ducks in a row. They are now planning to question R.J. again and have the CID video tape the interview and then turn it over to the District Attorney.

Isn't it amazing how the wheels of justice turn. Seems to me that more is done to protect the perps more than the victims.

Politicians.....the D.A. is retiring and a new one is coming in so that supposedly slowed things down. Don't you know if it was the D.A.'s grandson it wouldn't have got put on hold because the "retirement dinner is today"...direct quote from the detectives.

Yes, I am upset. But praise God, I am glad my hope for justice does not depend on the detectives and D.A., but God the supreme judge knows about this and it is in HIS hands regardless of what the authorities believe. Trust me, it is hard however to not want to help God out with some speedy revenge of my own. "Vengeance is mine saith the Lord, I will repay."
At some point I know that I know to pray for this man. I will be honest as of right now I haven't done that. Oh great, there comes the conviction so guess what I am going to stop and do now.


Well, I'm back and that was hard. When I stopped writing to pray, I asked my husband had he ever prayed for Rocky. He said, "yes, a couple of times, I even witnessed to him when I was there." Well, we see who is more spiritual in this situation.

I honestly want the man to meet Jesus, (in more ways than one)....just kidding. I do pray for his soul, but I just as much want him to pay for what he did to my grandson. You know it's hard sometimes to know how to pray, but thank God for Jesus who just takes it to the Father for us.

By the way, R.J. is still in PICU at Oklahoma Universtiy Children's Hospital. He is doing well considering. He is still having "wash outs" every other day. He has 6 drains out of his abdomen. They are all doing the jobs they are supposed to. He has the colostomy in place and it will be there for a year. He is still not "out of the woods" yet, but he sure is a lot closer. We still need your prayers and thank you so much for your prayers, phone calls, and emails. They mean more than you know.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Easter Pix






Here are the pix from Easter this year. We had just gotten back from our first trip to Oklahoma. We had a nice dinner with our kids and grandkids. We had a good time even though we were distracted.

Monday, May 11, 2009

John-Philip turns One!





On the 7th my youngest grandson, John-Philip turned one year old. He is such a joy. We had his party on Saturday. We woke up to storms it stopped for the party and started again after the party.
Ain't God Good! We had a great turn-out and yes Kacey was stressed to the max to give her first birthday party. She did great!

The funniest thing however, is when she got all stressed out because some of the older kids started wanting to swap out some of the goodies from their goody bag because they didn't get a sucker. She almost panicked, I laughed and told her to chill out. The worse part was that it was like looking in a mirror. Bless her heart, she is so much like her mother. Please pray for her.......no really, because I am always going to be her mother. God bless her little ole heart!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

"I Love You MeMe" Sweetest words I ever heard

Well, praise God! After asking prayer Sunday at church, and sending out the emails about R.J. not speaking, I was really concerned about what was going on with him. Around 11pm Monday night we got a phone call. Rusty (R.J.'s) dad called to say that he was leaning over R.J. and said, "I know you can talk R.J. I just want to hear you say I love you, daddy." Without further hesitation R.J. said "I love you daddy"!

Praise God!

Rusty was so excited when he called and told us, we had only a moment, but he put the phone to R.J.'s mouth and I heard the most precious words....."I love you MeMe". It don't get any better than that. I didn't know if I would ever hear that or anything else from my precious grandson again. Poppa missed out on getting to talk because that was all the talking for the night. However, he has since spoken to R.J. and got to hear precious words and had a little bit of a conversation.

Look what happens when God's people pray. Jimmy and I can never thank you enough for your prayers and support.

Please don't stop praying. He is not "out of the woods", yet. After all that excitement Monday night, we got a call Tuesday morning that he was spitting up blood. He now appears to have a bleeding ulcer. They also found a pocket of fluid but can't figure out where it originated so they added another drain.

This has truly been a roller coaster experience but thrilling to watch all the miracles time and time again.

We have no clue what tomorrow holds but we do know who holds tomorrow.

Please keep praying.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Please keep praying for R.J.

There are some complications today with R.J. He has some bleeding. There is an ulcer and some other little "bleeders". The docs say it is up to R.J. and the meds at this point, however, we all know it is up to God. R.J. will not speak. The breathing tube has been out and he WON'T utter a word. The psychologist was scheduled to come in today, but with the newest complications that has had to be put off. They believe it is all psychological, which is so very heart-breaking for us. What must this baby have gone through, we don't know.

Please continue to pray for us as we battle all the emotions of this situation. I wish I could say that we were so spiritually mature that we just trust God and don't worry. We know we can trust Him, it's just the thought of our precious grandson, hurting emotionally and physically is just sometimes so overwhelming.

That is when we read Psalm 61: ...when my heart is overwhelmed, lead me to the rock that is higher than I...!

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I am happily married to Jimmy McGee, he is my best friend and the love of my life. I have two children. My son Philip who went on to be with the Lord in November 2005, at the age of (almost) 21 and left behind my precious daughter-in-law Rhonda and his twin babies Madison and Malachi who are so very precious to me. My beautiful daughter Kacey who will be 21 on April 26th. Kacey is happily married to Matt Henry and they are expecting their first child John-Philip at the end of May. These are the people most dear to me and make my world the wonderful place that it is! JUST ADDED! New grandson was born on May 7th John-Philip Ryne Henry!

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