Proverbs 17:22a

A Big Day for Fulton and Me

Today was a big day for Fulton and me. He completed all of his medication and was cleared to go back to doing our field trips. So, I called my friend, Kenny, who drives the van for us and we met up at the nursing home.

When Fulton saw us coming through his door, he lit up like a Christmas tree. He was so happy he was overwhelmed with joy! I’m not sure if I’ve ever seen him so happy. I said to him, “Hey, let’s get out of here.” He gave me the highest thumbs up I’ve ever seen. We took him outside and he basked in the sunlight. He was as relaxed as I’ve ever seen him. It was wonderful! I said to Kenny, “All this light could be as powerful as the best medicine we have.”

My mind drifted back to those long nights when we weren’t sure Fulton would ever recover. So sure, we were, my wife, Ruth Hill and I began planning his funeral but all of that has been replaced with the joy of the Lord. Praise God, Fulton has lived to see another day! There is a verse in Proverbs which says, “A joyful heart is good medicine.” (Proverbs 17:22a)

Fulton has some great medicine in his life and that is a joyful heart. Perhaps you are dealing with darkness all around you. Rest assure in His time, someway, somehow you will see the light and joy again. The Bible says, “Weeping may last through the night, but joy comes with the morning.” (Psalm 30:5b)

God bless you! You’ve meant so much to me!

Your Friend,

12 thoughts on “A Big Day for Fulton and Me

  1. Hallelujah, what a testimony! It brought tears to my eyes. God is always good and his light stomps out the darkness of pain, loneliness, fear, worry, etc.

  2. Oh what wonderful news! It brought a smile to my face, joy to my heart and all praise to our Lord! God is faithful in dark times and in joyous times. Blessings on you, Ruth Ann and Fulton.

  3. We thank you Lord for being so kind and merciful to this family. We thank you Lord, that you saw every tear and heard every prayer. We thank you Lord for the positive outcome. We know more than anything we always want your will to be done. We thank you for Kenny who lends his support to the family. We ask a special blessing be placed upon him and his family. We really appreciate you Lord for being our God. All praises and sincere reverent of respect belongs to you!

    Thank you Lord for teaching us your Word. Thank you Lord for being with us through the trials of our journey. We love and appreciate you so very much!


  4. Wow, what a wonderful testimony to the power of God. Thank you, Jesus! So excited for Fulton and his family. He is so blessed to have a Dad like you, Dawson. God bless all of you. Love, Tom and Jeanie

  5. We praise God with you Dawson!! Love the new pic! Thanking God for this special blessing and celebration today! With love, Mary Ann

  6. Dawson, Ruth and Fulton,

    My heart sings with Joy too. I’m thankful to God for His faithfulness to answering prayers, and His unconditional love.

    May the Lord continue to bless you,

    Jim Nypen

  7. He looks so happy. Praise God for his goodness to you, and for your unending love and committment to your son and family.

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