Tuesday, December 10, 2013

God Answers!

Praise God!

It has GOT TO BE so hard not to read something that starts off like that. Right? I know I would have a hard time. I am writing tonight because I believe. NO... I KNOW God has been doing some amazing things in my life, in Steele's life, and in our family's life . Who am I kidding? He has been doing amazing things in my life since I can remember, even before, and I know for well beyond the years I will ever see.

I think I should start off with today, and go backwards, because I don't think it would come across the right way, ANY other way.

Today I received a call at 9am that started something like this.

Dallas area code is calling..
Me: Hello?
Nurse: Can I speak to Beau Becton?
Me: This is he.
Nurse: I am calling in regards to the email you sent to us last night concerning Steele Becton. I don't know how lucky you have always been, but right now you are. I read your email, looked up, and a cancelation appeared. We DO NOT... Let me say that again.. WE DO NOT get cancelations, but.... Can you be here Monday December 16, at 2 pm.?!?!?!
Me: (IN MY HEAD IM THINKING.. DO WHAT>> ARE YOU SERIOUS? But Somehow I muster.) YES!! but I don't know that luck had anything to do with it. Now let me call my wife to make sure she can come! Can I call you back to confirm we can be there?
Nurse: Yes, I will personally sit by the phone and wait until you call back.
Me: Thank you! and God Bless you!

After I called Lindsay to make sure she could make the appointment, I called  the nurse back to confirm!

Me: Nurse? We can make it! I thank you so much!
Nurse: No problem! I just saw your email and had no clue and still don't if we have all the information we need from your pediatrician but when I saw the email. I knew we have to make this happen.

So it makes the HAIRS on the back of my neck stand up, goose bumps, tears well up, and I am overcome with JOY, THANKFULNESS, and knowing God is honoring our FAITH when I even retype that. God was at work, He is at work, and He will be at work!

WE HAVE AN APPOINTMENT!!!!

BY THE WAY.... LUCK.... had nothing to do with it. God is answering our prayer!

November 23, 2013 I wrote to a doctor or should I say specialist in Dallas about Steele and his diagnosis. She wrote me back THAT DAY. She basically told us what we needed to get an appointment. Our Pediatrician was given all the information to get to this clinic in Dallas. She told us that it would probably be two to three weeks before we hear back from them. I contemplated all weekend whether or not to email the clinic back. I wasn't sure if I should push the process or just let it play out. So, I prayed. I asked God to tell me what to do. He did, but not right away. I felt like if I wrote something and Lindsay agreed, I should send it. Lindsay has been my rock when and where I have failed. When I am weak she is strong. God has done nothing but confirm that I was supposed to marry this woman over the past couple of weeks. She is such an amazing person, an AMAZING mom, and without a doubt a woman that wants to do Gods will. Ok back to where I was. I wrote the email, showed Lindsay Sunday night which was last night, the 9th of December. SHE THOUGHT I SHOULD SEND THE EMAIL!!! So, I did, at 8:56pm.

GOD is AMAZING. We went from hearing back from them in two to three weeks then no telling how long of a waiting list to be seen as a new patient to can you come Monday at 2pm because of a cancelation, and THAT NEVER HAPPENS? Luck....

NOPE!

GOD!

We thank you again for all the Prayers! I don't know who or how many are getting through to God on his personal line, but keep calling... I'm kidding.. Keep praying please! God is doing miraculous works!

"Keep Praying, Keep Fighting, and Keep your Faith because GOD WILL ANSWER!"
He is answering!

1 John 5:14-15

14 And we are confident that he hears us whenever we ask for anything that pleases him. 15 And since we know he hears us when we make our requests, we also know that he will give us what we ask for.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

With God, All things are Possible

Hi again!

In my earlier post, I explained the feelings we had in those first couple of days. In this post, I give you the picture of our last week.

     The people that have entered our lives have been overwhelming. I better clean that up. The Army of warriors that are praying and fighting with us every step of the way have been so supportive, so loving, and it is absolutely compelling to know that there is so much GOOD left in this world. Most of us probably look at this world like I did two weeks ago. I thought this world was going to hell in a hand basket. Everyone had hate in their heart. That guy that flips you off because you unknowingly cut him off. The people that were just doing their job, but we thought we needed to tell them how horrible they were at it. The guy that looks at the guy on the side of the road asking for food or money thinking, I bet he isn't even trying to find a job. NOT EVEN KNOWING what those people have gone through that day, that month, that year, or even their whole life. The things we take for granted are countless. A good friend of mine gave a speech in the locker room my sophomore year. He basically told us all in that locker room to stand up! Stand up to our problems, don't run from them, and don't ever give up. Life has a way of putting up road blocks. When they aren't road blocks, life presents hills and valleys; sometimes mountains and ravines. The thing that keeps me looking up is Gods promise to me number one. HE will not give me more than I can bear. The other are the countless people and groups that have been constantly praying, commenting, calling, texting, and messaging. Those people have helped us tremendously. The therapeutic process has been easier with that help. Thank You! I cannot express enough gratitude. Friends, family, acquaintances, and people that do not even know us personally are spreading the awareness of this genetic disorder, and not only the awareness, but GOD! Over 12000 views in a little over a week for this blog. God is working. He is alive. He is showing me a life that I never knew. I feel like a blind man that God has given me another chance to see His people. I would have never been able to tell you when Steele took his first step. I mean... I may have been able to tell you he was 16 months old, but NOW... I WILL know the date, the time, and the very second HE TAKES HIS FIRST STEP! God has also let me have peace and understanding. This is hard to say or even type, but, God has a purpose for Steele, and whether he walks or rolls through life. GOD will heal him. Whether he is healed tonight, tomorrow, in 10 years or in 30. When he walks through the gates of Heaven Steele WILL walk. HE WILL run. HE WILL jump. God has Promised me that.

We go back to Shriners on January 17th. We are going to meet with the Geneticist. He is supposedly one of the best, and we thank God for that. We thank God for the blessings he has done in our past, the blessing he did for us today, and the many blessings he has in store for us in the future. One thing I know has been a blessing. Steele Christopher Becton.

We have been going to PT once a week. Watching Steele in those sessions has been inspiring. It confirmed a few things also: HE is a FIGHTER. HE is determined. HE is so so so smart. AND HE is ready to beat the odds.

Thank you again to everyone. We love and appreciate all of you. Keep Praying, Keep Fighting, and Keep your Faith because GOD WILL ANSWER.

Matthew 19:26

But Jesus looked at them and said,  “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”


Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Oceans- This Mommy's Prayer



I have been praying about what I might say in this blog in regard to Steele and our family. I want to be honest, and truly let you in on my heart and what I have been thinking, feeling, and believing this past week. The song “Oceans” by Hillsong United is on repeat in my brain. (I will include lyrics below for those who haven’t heard the song) I have heard this song a great number of times prior to last Thursday. It really is a beautiful song, and although I have heard it several times and sang the words the message of the song completely passed me by. In the song she talks about being called to walk on water, and having the faith to come when God calls us. I think I can best explain my life to this point by using a baseball analogy. Its like I have been on God’s team, but on the bench. Sure, I cheer on my coach and teammates, but I’m not actually playing the game. Everything was going great for me on the bench. Life was good. Not too many highs, not too many lows. I was basically just glad to be on God’s Team. Then, out of nowhere, I have been called to play in a game. My mind has been racing, I am terrified. Will I be good enough? What if I fail? And that’s when God brought me this song and the real message behind it. Its not about ME. Its about HIM. He has called me to do something that would seem impossible- to play the game, to walk on water, to believe in His power to heal my son. Right now, God has called on me to be Steele’s mom, to fight this battle, and to have faith in Him. Its easy to have faith and believe when everything is going our way! But at a time like this?!?! Now that’s a challenge. But it is what our family has been called to do. It makes me think of Peter in Matthew 14:22-33. Jesus called Peter to walk on the water with Him, and Peter did. But then he started looking around at the wind, the waves, and  the impossibility of the situation. He began to sink when he took his eyes off Jesus. It can be easy to take your eyes off Jesus when you go through the tough times in life no matter the situation. But look at what you can do when you fix your eyes on HIM!! The impossible!! So that is my prayer today, “Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders, let me walk upon the waters, wherever you would call me”. I will believe, today, in God’s healing power over Steele.  

Believe with me,
Lindsay

Oceans (Where Feet May Fail) By Hillsong United
 You call me out upon the waters
The great unknown where feet may fail
And there I find You in the mystery
In oceans deep
My faith will stand

I will call upon Your name
And keep my eyes above the waves
When oceans rise my soul will rest in Your embrace
For I am Yours and You are mine

Your grace abounds in deepest waters
Your sovereign hand
Will be my guide
Where feet may fail and fear surrounds me
You've never failed and You won't start now

So I will call upon Your name
And keep my eyes above the waves
When oceans rise
My soul will rest in Your embrace
For I am Yours and You are mine

Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders
Let me walk upon the waters
Wherever You would call me
Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander
And my faith will be made stronger
In the presence of my Savior

I will call upon Your Name
Keep my eyes above the waves
My soul will rest in Your embrace
I am Yours and You are mine

Monday, November 25, 2013

The Battle Begins

Steele Christopher Becton was born August 9, 2012. He was and is a healthy, STRONG, Determined, and VERY smart little boy.

Thursday, November 21,2013, Steele was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy. The Neurologist basically called us to go over his genetics test results with no appointment. If you want to know a sickening feeling, that was one. The wait felt like an eternity. Then he entered the room and told us the results, followed by the words that basically put Lindsay and I in shock for a couple of hours: "Your son will most likely be in a wheelchair all of his life." My heart sank, I looked at Lindsay, then I bear hugged Steele. The doctor went on to say that out of the possible 4 types, Steele had the best possible type. My mind began to race thinking of ALL the things I wanted to do with my son when he grew up. Play football with him.. Baseball... Basketball... SPORTS in general. Watch him play those sports too. Then the Doctor woke me up asking if I had any questions. Number 1 could this be a wrong diagnosis. His answer: "Highly Unlikely". Lindsay asked, "Is he in pain?" The Doctor said, "No.".  I tried to keep my composure for Lindsay... and Steele. My mom was in the waiting room when we came around the corner. She had to have known by the looks on our faces. She was informed. She was composed and very strong. We put Steele in the car and I went to my truck. I lost it. I wept and cried out to God. Then I called my Dad and told him "outside of a miracle... they say Steele will NEVER WALK". He told me, "Then that is what we will pray for. A miracle!" Lindsay, Steele, and my mom were in front of me on the way home. I called family to let them know what was going on, barely being able to get the words out of my mouth. I asked God many things. I asked him why Steele. Why not me. Just let me take his place. I'll take this burden. LET ME HAVE IT. NOT HIM. I know Lindsay thought the same thing. THEN God gave me PEACE. He told me to go home and play baseball, play golf, and play football with Steele. See, Steele already does all of that. He sits on the floor with Lindsay and I, throws the ball to us, hits it with his bat or golf club, and does all the things I aspired to do in the future. God said, "He does it NOW! Don't worry about the future!". That is when I began praying for his healing, and I remembered what the doctor said, "MOST LIKELY!" God is already at work! The next couple of hours turned into the next day. God worked on us. Although neither of us got any form of sleep, and if we did drift off, we woke up thinking it was just a dream, no a nightmare. With God at work, the next morning we woke up both having the attitude that we were going to fight this. Steele is to healthy, to strong, and GOD WILL DELIVER HIM!

Now you are where we were..

This is where we are...

We have an appointment at Shriners Hospital for Children on Tuesday.

Countless people have joined in with us in this fight. We have an army of soldiers praying. We want to thank God first for giving us peace. Thank you to both of our families for the love and support they have shown. We would also like to thank not only our friends that have been amazing, but just people out there that don't even know us personally. God is so Great. and He will do a Great Miracle with Steele.

I saw a sign today that read:
FAITH is not believing what God can do, it is believing what He IS DOING! HE WILL!

So Believe with us.

Thank you again for all the Prayers and support. We love you all. Steele will be Strong! God made him that way!

Philippians 4:6-7

Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Pslams 16:8 ~ I know the LORD is always with me. I will not be shaken, for he is right beside me!

God is Great, and We know He is going to deliver a Great work. We look forward to giving everyone a view into our journey. I will update the blog as much as possible. Thank you again for all the love and support!