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A glimpse into the life of Daniel and Jaynee Lockwood and their 12 precious blessings. Thank you for visiting; we pray that what we share here may always bring glory to our wonderful God and Saviour. May you praise the Lord with us for the great things He has done and continues to do as we serve Him sharing the gospel here in the little town of Cuidad Insurgentes, BCS Mexico. He alone is good and faithful!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Answering more questions :)

*Pictures of Abigail's burn below...just a warning in case "big owies" make you woozie (like they do to me)...you might want to skip the pictures*

I still have some questions sitting in our inbox that we've been asked. Now that things are back to "normal busy" around here :), I will try to answer them this week. Thank you for your patience and if you have asked us something and we haven't gotten back to you, please ask us again :)
As we went through this trial with Daniel this past month, in one of my posts I mentioned how the Lord had prepared us and continually grown our faith and trust in Him through the trials he has taken us through since we've begun to serve Him here in Mexico. One of the trials I mentioned was when 2 of our children were severerly burnt. Since then, I've gotten a couple of comments and some emails asking about that accident.
When we first moved down to this area, we were renting a 2 story house in the larger town next to where we are working now. We had a free standing stove/oven against one of the kitchen walls down stairs. One afternoon, I had been working on supper. We were going to have spaghetti and I had finished making the sauce which was cooling on one back burner and had just added the pasta to a big pot of boiling water on the other back burner. The children had free time and were playing in the back yard. Rebekah was upstairs folding laundry. Daniel was working at his desk upstairs and and Rebekah called to me. I grabbed a basket of clean laundry and ran upstairs to set the laundry on our bed and see what she needed. The next thing I knew we heard a big crash and then screaming. We instantly knew something was terribly wrong and Daniel flew down the stairs while I followed. Before I got to where I could see anything, I heard Daniel yell and my heart felt like it fell into my stomach. I got to the bottom steps and looked into the kitchen. Our stove/oven was lying on the ground and Daniel was getting Abigail and Josiah out from under everything.
While I had gone up the stairs, Abigail and Josiah had come back inside. Josiah (then age 2) wanted to see what I was making for supper so he opened the oven door to use as a "step" to look into the pot. He saw the already made spaghetti sauce and put his finger in to taste it. Abigail (then age 4) saw this and wanted a taste too, so while Josiah was still standing on the door, she stepped onto it too. With the weight of both of them on the door, the stove tipped over with the boiling pot of water/pasta and fell on them.
Josiah was noticeably burnt on his face and legs...he was wearing a shirt and shorts. I grabbed him and Daniel grabbed Abigail and we ran outside to turn on the hose and begin pouring water on them. Abigail was obviously in severe pain...we couldn't see her burns as she was wearing a shirt/skirt. But when we removed her clothing we saw she was severely burnt on her shoulder, back, arm, and hips/bottom. Daniel grabbed a small towel to try to give a bit of modesty to our little girl without hurting her and rushed her off to the hospital. Josiah's burns were not near as bad, so I had him sitting in a tote of cold water with the other little ones gather around praying and crying.
Daniel remembers holding Abigail while she screamed and squirmed in his arms like a worm as she tried to escape the pain. He says it gave him a picture of what hell will be like for those that don't accept the Saviour. The hospital here is only a very basic one. They didn't even have any medicine to treat her. They wrote out a list for Daniel and he had to leave Abigail there and go from pharmacy to pharmacy to find and buy the medicine needed. The doctors didn't give us very much advice and finally sent Abigail home.
We were so grateful to have a doctor from my parents home church who heard of the accident and consulted with us for days through the phone/emails/pictures as we treated her at home.
It was such a scary time. We had never been where we did not have good medical care. We had people tell us we were crazy to take our many little ones to a place where there are no good doctors. The doubts the enemy began to bring to our minds. But as we cried and sought the Lord, we realized that no matter where we are, the Great Physician is always with us. He confirmed in our hearts that we were just where He wanted us to be, and like my dad always taught us, the safest place to be is in the center of God's will. The Lord brought both Daniel and I to the place where we had to give our children and their lives completely over to Him. It was so very hard, but He gave us the grace and faith to just trust and once we yielded in this to Him, oh the peace and rest that came...a burden was lifted.
Josiah doesn't hardly have a scar from his injuries. He still remembers that day very well and is very good to keep his distance from the stove now! Abigail has a beautiful scar covering her back...it is soft and pink now and when I ask her about it, she says she remembers that God made her owies all better.

Matthew 11:28-30 "Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light."

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13 comments:

  1. Aww, my heart broke for yourlittles when I saw the pictures. I had a 2cnd degree on my finger and it was so very painful. How did you control the pain for sweet Abigail?
    I'm sure it must have been just as painful, emotionally, for mommy and daddy...but God pulled you through and this is wonderful.
    ~Christal from Canada

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  2. Oh my word!! How awful for those two precious babies!! But thank the Lord they are healing and I'm thankful it wasn't worse. Thank you for sharing your family and your work for Christ! To come here warms my heart everyday!

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  3. Thank the Lord for your testimony of how He has worked in your lives and home. It is a blessing to this Mommie's heart. Poor Abigail! I can't even imagine the pain she was in at that time! Did you give her pain meds to control the owie? Praise the Lord for all he has brought you through!

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  4. OH MY, what a scarey incident! You are absolutely right, the Great Physician is with you where ever you are! And that matters so much more than the quality of the nearest hospital.

    I have been ill lately, and so am just now catching up with your latest news... Praise the Lord for healing Bro. Daniel! We prayed for him, and rejoice with you!

    So many of our friends - particularly missionaries - have had gallbladder problems. In fact, that is what I've been down with. I'm doing some research to find out why missionaries have gallbladder issues... it just can't be coincidence.

    Blessings on you and yours!

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  5. Oh my goodness!! I can only imagine the amount of pain Abigail was in, also you as parents not being able to take her pain from her. I am so sorr for the lack of "Good medical care" You were so blessed to have a doctor consult with you from afar..Daniel's thought of what "Hell" would be like for those who are not saved is right on. I cringe at the thought.

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  6. My husband and I went on a missions trip to Madagascar in April. They don't have very good doctors over there, either. You said it best when you said the safest place to be is in the center of God's will! The missionary we spent time with has had their fare share of instances needing medical treatment and God always intervenes! Praise God for his goodness to us!

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  7. Oh my goodness. The picture of your sweet little girl took my breath away. To see such an awful burn on such a little girl! What a blessing to know that the Lord healed her.

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  8. Thank you for sharing the story of how the Lord healed such frightening injuries! He is so good!
    Love,
    Jen

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  9. Oh what a blessing that they came out all right in the end. How scary!! Little Abigail must have been in terrible pain.
    Blessings,
    Dawn

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  10. I know how your little ones felt with their burns, 3 years ago I had a cup of boiling water fall on my foot and before I could get my shoe and sock off it had gone into blisters and the beginning of what looked like chard flesh. I was in so much pain and could not take pain meds. It took a good 6 months till it started to look like a foot again. Please watch out for the sun with her, she will burn worse where she had the initial burn. Thank God she has very little rememberance of the pain

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  11. Poor little Abigail! I, myself, can't imagine the horrible pain much less my child having to indure such a pain. Wow, that happened about 3 years ago. Is that area still tender for her?

    God Bless you and your family!

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  12. OUCH! I was also burned by hot boiling water on my arm and it swelled so bad, second deg burns small patch of 3rd. I was breast feeding during that time so I was very limited on the medicines I could use. My scar really isn't bad at all.

    I am so glad your two little ones did ok and are doing good. As a mother, I can only imagine the pain you felt too seeing them like that.

    Lori (Emma's Mom)

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  13. I had a family member get burned several years ago and he didn't look as bad as your daughter does. Shriner Hospital in Galveston, TX will fly your child to their burn unit and care for her at no charge. Depending on the severity of the little boy, he may need help too. The Shriner's Burn Clinic does wonderful things for burned children. All it took was one phone call for my family member and they flew the family down. Check it out....

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