Friday, November 21, 2008

God is in the midst!

About a week ago we all watched the "Believe" video here on the blog. What you may not know is that video tribute to Liz was created by someone that we have never met!
I wanted to share an email exchange that I had with the maker of the video. God is good:

From: Randy Lothrop [mailto:rlothrop@cinci.rr.com]
Sent: Wed 11/19/2008 7:11 AM
To: Steve Gallagher
Subject: Heart felt thanks!

Steve, What a blessing you have been to our family! I love to explain
to people who made that awesome video! People are amazed that someone
that has not even met our family would take the time to invest in such
a treasure for us! Steve I am convinced that God has placed angels
along this path since Liz's diagnosis, and you are without a doubt one
of them! Thanks for allowing God to use you in such a special way!
God bless, Randy Lothrop


To: Randy, Christine, Little Liz & your entire Loving Family,

God Bless you for your kind words & thoughts; we all hope & pray Liz is getting better, as we think about her & your family's challenges everyday. As to the Video, I am sure you like all good Christians certainly know the thanks & the credits belong entirely to God. As to the never-ending evidence of God's involvement in our lives & along "The Path" you described since Liz's diagnosis; these events are witnessed so often anymore, that there is no other explanation but "Devine Intervention". Permit me to explain...in something right out of the "6-Degrees of Seperation"..(Six degrees of separation refers to the idea that, if a person is one step away from each person they know and two steps away from each person who is known by one of the people they know, then everyone is an average of six "steps" away from each person on Earth.) Anyway, this began (1) With a challenge from a recent sermon by our Minister at (4 Corners) Church to do something totally anonoumously for someone we do not yet know. (2) The following Tuesday during a weekly noon time prayer group session at work, your family friend & my fellow Dept Manager, Annette Reed (wearing her orange of course); ask the group to say a special prayer for Liz, WOW...(3) After some further discussion & a visit to your fabulous Blog-Site & could not believe my eyes for all the out pouring of love, care, concern & most of all Little Liz's courage.. (4) The real genesis of the video
came as I just happened to hear that song (Believe) the very next day, (another Non-Coincidence) (5) This lead me to ask Annette if it were possible to get anymore photos about Liz & Family & she obliged with additional photo bucket loads from her files & from her daughter. The rest as this say is HIS-STORY, Praise God! On behalf of my Family & friends, our Church, many who are now just learning about Liz & our fellow workers at Performance Automotive, we all are Praying for Liz, for you, for your wife & your entire family. It is apparent that God has you placed you guys here for Liz, & for you to show the rest of us what Good Strong, Courageous, Christian Parents look like & how to remain strong when faced with a challenge...
God Bless You,
Steve & Linda Gallagher
West Chester, Oh

3 comments:

Melissa Grablovic (Lohman) said...
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Melissa Grablovic (Lohman) said...

I just got the chills!

What's even more unbelievable about this is that I went to high school and was friends with Steve's and Linda's son Mike! When I became a teacher, Linda is one of the people I called about resources. They are a great family and I'm glad they've added their prayers for Liz and all of you.

G

Cindy Dodson said...

Two words. Cold Chills. I also find it very inspiring to read about the weekly prayer sessions at Steve's business. I continue to be amazed by how many lives Liz, Christine, Randy, Catherine and Jim have touched through their example of love and devotion to Liz and to God. All this is far more powerful than the leukemia. Wishing all Lothrops (immediate and extended) a great day, great weekend and many more experiences of God's love!
Cindy