Friday, November 4, 2011


Hello everyone.
     It is a happy day here for our family as our little grandson Lucas has been accepted into the drug trial in Montreal that offers hope of slowing down the muscle wasting that is part of  duchenne muscular dystrophy that he was diagnosed with 4 years ago. I know many of you have been praying for him and I want to say a big THANK YOU to all who remembered him in prayer.
     Lucas and his Mama will be flying from the Island(P.E.I.) to Montreal every week for a year.  Lucas will get his treatments and be closely monitored during the trial. We pray that this drug will help Lucas and the other boys in the trials around the world. We pray the drug will pass the safety standards and improve  the boys quality of life..
    We are  thankful  so many people around the world  remembered Lucas and his family in prayer and hope that you will continue to pray for them.
    It was wonderful to hear that after Lucas completed his walk test he ran to his mother and jumped into his Mama's arms and smothered her in kisses-he was so proud of himself! This dear child has been blessed with a sunny personality and enjoys his life to the fullest.

We are so thankful our prayers have been answered in the way we had hoped for, and that God gives us  the strength to go through the trials and tribulations of life.

I hope you too are counting your blessings!

Thank you again and enjoy your weekend.

p.s.  My daughter and I are organizing a Christmas House tour for DMD on Dec. 10th for anyone local that would like to attend. Our house and little garden cottage will be on the tour as well as three other beautiful homes. I will be decorating early this year so I will soon be sharing that with you soon-you know I love the Christmas season!


Mer said...


This is wonderful! I am new to your blog so I didn't know. I will certainly pray for Lucas and your family.

Best wishes,


Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Oh, Carolyn, I am thrilled to hear this news! Prayer is the greatest form of communication and I'm so happy to hear it has worked for Lucas! God bless him and all the other little ones afflicted by DMD. I will continue to pray for him and his whole family.
I look forward to your Christmas House Tour.


Olga Poltava said...

Many years ago back in Ukraine, my parents had friends whose son had the same disease. But back then there was no hope for him. That's why I am especially happy to hear this wonderful news for Lucas. He will be in my prayers.

Heaven's Walk said...

Oh, Carolyn! Praise the Lord! I am so happy for you all! How comforting and what a blessing to see Him at work in the people we're praying for! I will continue to pray for sweet little Lucas, sweetie. ♥

xoxo laurie

Pamela Gordon said...

What wonderful news. God is so good. I pray these treatments will work for Lucas and God will bless him with healing. I hope the housetour is successful for the fundraising. God bless you all. Pamela

A Garden of Threads said...

This is wonderful news Carolyn, I will keep you and your family in my prayers. Take care and hugs, Jen.

CIELO said...

So very good to hear... joy in our heart for Lucas... blessings and more blessings.

Love and a big hug for Lucas!


Priscilla said...

I'm so happy our prayers have been answered. I will continue to pray that the treatment is successful. But for now, I'm so thankful of this progress.

Victorian1885 said...

Good evening Carolyn
I am so happy Lucas is in the study! He is so adorable & we will continue to keep him in our thoughts & prayers. I know you must be so worried about him but please know you are not alone. Big hugs..Take care..


Candylei said...

That is wonderful he will get help!

<3 <3 <3

Kathie said...

So happy for you all Carolyn! I'll be keeping Lucas and the family in my prayers.

Susan said...

Oh, Carolyn. Wonderful news about Lucas. He's such a darling little boy. May God be right there, by his side, and by your daughter's, too. Susan

The Tablescaper said...


Such wonderful news. I do hope all goes well.

- The Tablescaper

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Wonderful news!

Linda said...

True blessings, Carolyn! Midge and I are so happy to hear your good news tonight. Thank you for taking the time to keep us posted on Lucas' progress.

I will be sure to take lots of pics at "A Christmas Tea for Lucas" on Dec. 11 so that you can show Jen. I hope it will help in some small way with all that's ahead in the next year.

We really wish we could be there for your "Homes for the Holidays" tour. I imagine it will be an absolutely beautiful fundraiser - I can already smell the cinnamon and feel the warmth of the faerie lights on the trees...And, I know, too, that it will be appreciated for certain. We missed your garden tour in August by mere hours.

Hope your weekend is lovely. In the meantime, we will keep you, Lucas and Jen and family in our prayers...

Linda at Beautiful Ideas

Linda said...

Forgot to say "Beautiful, beautiful pics!" Haha

Robin's Nesting Place said...

That is wonderful news! Praying that the new drugs are a success and for continued strength and courage for the family.

Millie said...

I have been praying for Lucas, and your family, too. He sounds like such a sweet little boy!

Fróni said...

Dear Carolyn!I pray for your grandson! The good God will help him!Love and prayers-all recipe for eternal ailment!Big hugs from Hungary/Europe! ♥

Rowan said...

I'm so glad to hear this news, I do hope that the drug proves to be successful and that it really helps Lucas.

Kamila said...

Będę pamiętała w modlitwie o małym chłopcu. Niech Bóg ma go i jego rodziców w swojej opiece!

Pozdrawiam serdecznie

katia said...

I'm so happy for you, for your daughter and especially for Lucas...
hugs from Italy! Katia

Diana (Apple Pie) said...

Oh Carolyn..I'm so happy!


Rose Garden Malevik said...

Hello Carolyn
I can see that it is autumn in your garden i Malevik it is still really warm, and the roses are flowering,,,,,,
I really enjoy your blog :)
and do not miss,,,,




It is FUN :)
Håkan ( The Roseman)

erin's art and gardens said...

that is wonderful news indeedy! i will pray for lucas....

La Table De Nana said...

I have tears in my eyes.I am so happy for that darling little boy.. his family..that includes you nana:)

Blessings indeed.
What a feeling to read this.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

What wonderful wonderful news!!!! hugs ~lynne~

di said...

Keeping your grandson in my prayers that all goes well for him.


Sheila said...

I'm so happy to hear that Lucas will be part of the trial. I think of him often and will keep him in my prayers. Sheila

Camille said...

So happy for your good news, Carolyn. He is a darling little boy and I will continue to pray.

Unknown said...

Glimangeli sono bellissimi rappresentati in foto!

Kathy said...

Oh, I am so happy for Lucas! I hope all goes really well - praying God's blessings!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

I'm so glad for Lucas, Carolyn! I hope and pray all goes well.

Beverly said...

Thank God. Carolyn, I am so happy for your Lucas and your family. I will continue my prayers in hopes that the trial has a positive outcome for all participating. What a wonderful blessing.♥