, “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.”

Ups and Downs

This has been a week filled with ups and downs. Last week, my wife and I were contacted by the speech therapist at the nursing home, telling us Fulton qualified for eye controlling technology. This would allow him to communicate through a computer with his eyes. The best news of all was the state would pay for it. I’m sure it would cost several thousand dollars. I was ecstatic! Fulton was very excited too!

A week later; however, she called back to say there had been a mistake and Fulton doesn’t qualify for the eye controlling technology. She still wanted to show us what the software can do, but we would have to pay for it. I was crushed. As she was explaining all of this, I broke down in tears. My expectations were so high. As it says in Proverbs 13:12, “Hope deferred makes the heart sick.” Well, I’m not going to give up. God has a better answer for us. I’ll keep you posted. It is important to me to tell you all of this. Fulton’s doing well and has taken the disappointment in stride. Sometimes he’s more mature than me.

Meanwhile, Proverbs 3:5-6 is still true, “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.”

Your Friend,
Dawson

9 thoughts on “Ups and Downs

  1. Praying for you, old friend, and Ruth Hill as you seek this technology for Fulton. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

  2. Oh Dawson, we’re all feeling why 🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️. So sorry, maybe something will change. Keeping y’all in my prayers. Love to y’all. Give Ruth Hill a hug for me. 🙏🙏🙏

  3. Dawson, my friend how many times have you taken my tears and the tears of others who were hurting back in the day and used them to bless others? Your tears are important and right. You only have so much emotional strength!! Now, how about trying a crowd funding site for people to help meet the cost? I know, as a parent, I would want your sweet son to be able to communicate with you. Also, please look into other organizations that might help. I will never be able to repay you for showing me Jesus in a tangible way, but I am willing to help get this done!!! Love you Big Brother!

  4. Oh that is a big, big disappointment! It would’ve been better she had waited to be SURE before telling you something like this! Well I’ll remember you all and so sorry that happened.

  5. Dear Dawson, I had to pause to respond since this makes me so angry at that company who called you!! It’s just plain and simple wrong of them to do that!! I am sorry for the disappointment you are experiencing. There is nothing else to say, I have no words. Dear Jesus, Comfort Dawson today in his frustration and grief. YOU alone can work good from this in Dawsons heart. Speak to his mind, through your word. Help him praise and give thanksgiving to you despite this occurence. Let his heart sing of your unchanging love and goodness. And for the day in heaven where there will be no more tears, and when Fulton will be fully restored to live with you in eternity! Through your son Jesus, AMEN.

  6. Dawson—did the nurse explain what happened to change the decision? I am thankful to hear that Fulton is doing well & will continue to keep him in prayer—even for a reversal of the second decision. 🙏🏼🙏🏼

  7. I have a young man I take care of that uses this device it is amazing. I am so happy they are going to try this for your son.

  8. Dawson and family
    It has taken me a while to respond to this news. I was so over whelmed anger and disappointment. It was just plain cruel for this to happen toI get someone’s hopes up to communicate with his son after so many years then just take it away. Somebody made a big mistake. I agree with the person that said to look at another avenue for funding. However it is not clear if he does qualify. I am a question asker. Why doesn’t qualify when he did before? Why did the state change their mind? I don’t want this information but it is things to ask yourself.
    Then the thought that came was this is a closed door for some reason at least with the funding. I also thought of asking for donations etc. it can be set up at a bank etc. but you know this or someone you know can help you. The important part is DONT GIVE UP. Satan comes to rob, steal and destroy. But Christ came to give us life. A closed door means another will open. I am praying for that.
    Now put on that mustache pull up your pants and get to work. I wish I was closer. I would help.

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