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Sep 20, 2009

Pictures of Andrew

Andrew and I went to an Art Fair in June. He likes graffiti art!

A favorite thing this summer...visiting Phillipi Park to rock climb, and pose on this tree for Mom's camera.

One day after brain surgery. That is not a bandage on his head...just a cold cloth. The surgeon only shaved a little hair.



Today (9/20/09) after a shower and shampoo. Andrew's hair covers the incision. When Andrew smiles a genuine smile, it is perfect. Here it is for the camera...so it's crooked. I don't care!



45 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing pictures. Andrew is perfect! He is adorable, cute, sweet, and he looks a lot like his momma! I showed his picture to my husband and he said "Good, now I can visualize the child that I am praying for healing." You are blessed, Melanie. And you have blessed us by allowing perfect strangers to pray for Andrew. Actually, we no longer are strangers, only an extension of the Body of Christ as brothers and sisters.

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  2. What a beautiful smile and a handsome boy! God is watching over you! Praying for you in OHIO! Nancy from OHIO

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  3. Melanie, Andrew is just handsome, crooked smile and all. We know his smile will return back to normal soon. We will continue to lift Andrew in prayer to the Lord daily. Thank your for sharing these picture with us.

    Blessings,
    Jan

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  4. Melanie, your Andrew is so precious...I want to reach into the computer and hug him! Your mother's love shows through his smiles...he's a happy boy, knowing he's loved and treasured. Praise God for His wondrous ways! Believing with you, wholeheartedly, for the miracle of complete and totaly recovery. With prayers and hugs, flying kisses toward Andrews sweet cheeks, and heartfelt love for both of you,

    Mary

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  5. What a beautiful child, your sweet Andrew is. I love his smile!!!

    Have a Blessed evening,
    Dawn

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  6. Oh Melanie, what sweet photos! And yes I agree! He looks so much like you. Thank you for sharing with us. He is still in my prayers. We will not grow weary of praying. God bless you.
    Sandra

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  7. I tried to reach through the hospital photo to hug him but couldn't so I just laid hands on the last photo and prayed and smiled.

    Thanks for sharing Andrew with us. It's a privilege to pray for him.

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  8. Thank you for the cute pictures, Melanie. I am laying hands on his picture and praying for his healing, in the name of Jesus.

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  9. He is a cutey alright! Glad he is home!!!

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  10. What a beautiful son you have and what a wonderful Mother he has! This is the first time visit to your page for me..
    I have a son your son's age..my son suffers from Tourettes Syndrome. He has had a pretty rough time with it. But with what all we've went through..doeesn't compare at all to what you are going through...
    I will keep your family and especially your son, in my prayers.
    You are an inspiration to other Moms who are struggling with their child being ill....thank you!!
    With Love, Jerelene

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  11. Hi handsome, Andrew! You're lookin' good dude.

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  12. You're looking good, Andrew! You continue to be in my prayers!

    Jane

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  13. So great to see that smile... crooked and all!

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  14. Praise God for Andrew's recovery and healing! God bless you.

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  15. Thanks Melanie for posting these pictures of Andrew!!

    Amazing how they worked around his hair for surgery, that's so neat!

    We were asked to shave Jordan's. His incision went from one ear to the next, around his forehead.

    Andrew looks GREAT!!!


    I was listening to this song tonight and thought of you! Here is some of the lyrics. This is just what you have been doing:


    I will move ahead, bold and confident
    Taking every step in obedience
    While I'm waiting
    I will serve You
    While I'm waiting
    I will worship
    While I'm waiting
    I will not faint
    I'll be running the race
    Even while I wait

    (Taken from John Waller's, While I'm Waiting)

    Blessings my sweet friend♥

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  16. Andrew is a handsome boy! We had a special prayer for him this morning after our worship service. We are believing in total healing - a wonderful miracle for Andrew!

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  17. That is the most beautiful crooked smile I have EVER seen...Praise God! Wonderful pictures Melanie and a beautiful son you have in Andrew. God has begun a miraculous work in him and He is not done yet! I continue to pray for Andrew's complete recovery. He has one heck of a story to tell and I have no doubt that God plans to have him do all the telling!

    Blessings to all of you on this day our Lord has made!

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  18. Precious boy, he is....and I will continue to pray, especially when I see such cute photos!

    Suzanne

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  19. Answered miracle! :) Still praying for you all. He is adorable.

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  20. loooooooooove this!!

    thanks for sharing pictures of your precious son with the rest of us.

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  21. Hi,
    It is so good to see Andrew up and smiling...He is filled with the security knowing that his loving Mother and family is doing everything to help in his recovery...and I am sure he knows just how special he is to Jesus!

    Thank you for sharing your loving photos. You, Andrew and your entire family are in my thoughts and prayers each day...
    Try and get some rest too whenever possible...
    Sincerely,
    K. Frangeskos
    at Jesus Knows You Best

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  22. Thanks for sharing these awesome pictures. Warrior Andrew looks so great. I love you sis.

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  23. Melanie, Andrew looks so healthy - even the day after his surgery! I can see by looking at him that he is a strong young man, and I know his strength will help God in fighting this terrible disease. I'm so glad to see him. Still praying in Ark. laurie

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  24. So glad he is able to sit there and make himself smile for you. What a blessing after all he has been through. He is continually in my prayers, and awaiting good news daily. Hang in there God has enough strength for all of you. Jackie

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  25. Oh, he so handsome! I enjoy seeing every picture of someone I do not know personally, but pray for continually. It helps me in my praying on a more personal level. I am looking forward to seeing ALL that God has done and will continue to do through this special guy and his family.

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  26. He is such an adorable sweet looking boy! He looks just like his mama...I am so glad you shared these photo's. Now I have a face to go with my prayers. He looks soo good the day after surgery. Praise God!! Blessings, Debbie

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  27. I am going to show these photos to my 10 yr old daughter. She was so worried that he had to have his head shaved. (To a young girl this is the worst thing she can imagine.) I assured her that it would be easier on a boy, but she'll love to see this thick head of beautiful hair! (and I see he has his beloved dog!)

    Praying for this boy. Praying for Andrew.

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  28. p.s. Clark Gable & Elvis Presley both had crooked smiles, and it only added to their appeal. I'd say the same is true for Andrew. :-)

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  29. His crooked smile making me smile this morning!!!!!

    I'm praying!

    Sandy

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  30. Skate Boy is one cutie patootie! Thanks for posting those pics.

    Still praying and believing,

    Jessica

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  31. Lovely pictures. Love how the first picture is posed much like the picture on your "button".

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  32. Andrew is very handsome, thank you, Melanie, for posting pics!
    Continuing to stand with you all for total healing for your boy!

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  33. Thinking of you with much love and many prayers.

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  34. Still praying for Andrew. Thank you for sharing his smile. He is precious.

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  35. What a gorgeous young man! I'm still praying.
    xo...Kathy

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  36. Hey Melanie,

    I printed the picture of Andrew smiling with the prayer shawl beside him. I am sending it with a note to our prayer shawl ministry. They will be touched seeing Andrew and I am asking them to continue praying for him.
    Our worship team for the service I attend on the beach also prayed tonight for Andrew. His name is being lifted up by many.
    Love, Barbara

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  37. What a beautiful young man! I love being able to "see" him. It helps me put some framing around my prayers.

    Thank you for sharing his life with us, Melanie. I know it can't always be easy to be here. I am grateful to know more and to hear about Andrew's progress.

    peace~elaine

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  38. Just wanted to introduce myself as one of your family members, and tell you that we are praying! My husband is Grant Pittman (Laverne William's grandson). Grant's sister Stacie pointed me to your blog, and I have been so encouraged by your faith! We are praying for your son that God will heal!
    I know I've been introduced to your parents on several occasions at the Williams Family reunions and possibly met you too. And it was such a honor for me to know your grandmother Mamie before she died. She was a special lady. My father was her doctor (Dr. Bryan McCraw) and he always told me how much he enjoyed her visits!!! Either way...just know that you have us praying too! What a blessing it is to see how God is being honored through the difficult circumstance you are in!
    Praying and believing God!!!
    Amber Pittman

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  39. Andrew is so cute even with his crooked smile. Melanie, I am so amazed at what I am watching God do here. Clearly He has big plans for you and Andrew both. Praising Him for the Miracles.

    Much love to you!

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  40. Praying, and praising God for what He has already done, and what I know He is going to do. I love you.

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  41. God is so good sister!!! Thank you Jesus!!

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  42. How awesome to see Andrew up and around! How precious he is and what an amazing testimony this continues to be!

    Please give him a hug and let him know we are continuing to pray and believe for complete and total healing!

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