Sunday, August 9, 2009

Do You Believe in Miracles?

I do! This is a picture of myself and son Peter. My daughter and I have been searching for him since his father died over 12 years ago. As you may remember, we found Peter's little girl (now 23 and a mom herself) not too long ago. I asked for your prayers to find him. They have worked!

It's been a whirlwind of phone calls, activity, joy and more since we found Peter. His daughter Cassie found his name on facebook and asked me to check it out. I wish I could tell you how many "Peter"'s have gotten an email from me. They were never him. I wrote and waited to be disappointed again. He sent his address and phone number! He lives just over an hour away from here. On July 31st I was able to talk to him for the first time in nearly 17 years. Today, he drove to our home and we had lunch together.

Our God is the God of restoration. In the last 10 days, he has restored a father to his daughter, a stepmom to her son and a lifetime of memories to each of us. Maybe next time he comes, I'll let him talk.

16 comments:

Donna said...

What a happy story!

Kathy said...

So happy for all of you. And yes, I do believe in miracles (and angels that walk amoung us). God Bless You All!

Jeannette said...

Oh how wonderful for you, praise the Lord, he does send miracles. What a beautiful thing to read on a Monday morning. Love to you all

Valerie said...

Oh glee, Penny!! And he isn't too very far away! I am so, so happy for you!! Wow!! =)!! Love, Val xox

Anonymous said...

God bless all of you. I know your heart sours with happiness at finding your child again! XO

lisa jo

Jeannette said...

I c an imagine how happy you and Peter are at finding each other! The internet is such a good way to get in touch with lost family, that's how I found my grand daughter after 16 years. Have fun becoming reacquainted! Jeannette xx

Barbara said...

I do believe in miracle and am happy to hear about yours. What a wonderful thing to have happen and for him to be so close too. God just brought my younger sister back with our family, after 20+ years. I am so glad that God can and will restore families.

Kathy, a soaring turtle said...

What great news! I am so very happy for you and your family. Miracles do happen.

Oh, I used to be manickathy over at http://manickathy.blogspot.com/ but have changed my screen name and started a new blog

Carolyn said...

Penny, I am so thrilled for you. Oh our God is a Mighty and Awsome God! I am really, really happy for you all!! Love Carolyn

nancy said...

Happy to hear that you had find your son. Take care. Nancy

Heli gunner Tom said...

Dear Penny,
I am so happy for you! My own son, Andy, got divorced, quit a good job and disappeared for a long time, but he did finally come back to WI and we made contact. PTL.
Please keep in contact with us.

Hugs,
Tom and Sharon Schuckman
tschuckman@aol.com
Jesus is Lord

Barbara said...

Tremendously happy for you Penny!

Lori said...

How very wonderful for you!

Barb said...

God is so good, isn't he? I'm so happy for you and your family.

krissy knox said...

Penny, I knew about this, but don't think I ever commented. So sorry. Gee, there are two people I am so desperately trying to find. Maybe some day. Meanwhile, I share your joy in my heart. Perhaps I shouldn't have mentioned my desires, as I don't want to take away from your blessing at all. I am so happy for you, and for your latest blessings. Be happy, my dearest. your krissy :)

krissy knox :)
Visit my main blog: Sometimes I Think
Hey! Former Jlanders (former AOL bloggers) ~ Please add your blog(s)
to our Directory: From Jland To Blogger From Jland To Blogger
follow me on twitter:
http://twitter.com/iamkrissy

Rjet33 said...

Your entry made me cry with tears of happiness for you. God is good!