Gabriel: Answered Prayers!

Back in June, I wrote a desperate request for prayer for Gabriel (In Need of Prayer). Then again, in August (Prayers for Gabriel).

It’s been a couple of years of seeing Gabriel decline, and for close to a year, he has struggled with his eyes, closing them almost 100% of the time, walking around like a blind man, fighting “Iritis”. We have done all sorts of tests on him and have found no cause for the recurring issue. It has been incredibly frustrating. We have also started Gabriel on psych medication for the first time. The process has been long and emotionally taxing.

But today I’m writing with more hope and better expectations, for the following reasons:

  1. Gabriel has been fully opening his eyes for almost 2 weeks! He hasn’t gotten car sick (a side effect of car rides with closed eyes), he is not running into people, and he has been drawing and writing more, just like he used to. This is so encouraging! It is so fantastic to see his beautiful, blue eyes, which have been in hiding for so long!

  2. He seems happier, overall. This means his eyes are probably not hurting and his mood is normalizing again. This also means that the psych meds are probably helping him. Again, encouraging signs for my heart!

  3. He has been approved in a program where I can hire people to work with him at home. I can choose the workers myself and design a program specifically for him! I am currently (and urgently) looking for workers… so message me if you are local and interested 😉

So for all of you who have prayed for Gabriel, THANK YOU! I’m not sure if the Iritis will return or not. I really hope it doesn’t. So I ask you to continue to lift him up in prayer. Please ask the Lord to send us the right people to work with him as well, and to design the program that works best for him.

I am so grateful for all of you. The Lord is attentive to the prayers of his people.

About a month ago, Gabriel posing for the camera with his eyes closed

About a month ago, Gabriel posing for the camera with his eyes closed

10 thoughts on “Gabriel: Answered Prayers!

      • “Therefore I tell you whatever you ask in prayer, BELIEVE that you have received it, and it will be yours.”
        Mark 11:24 “If you BELIEVE, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.” Matthew 21:22
        Our God is an awesome God and never goes back on His word. Praise the Lord. I am so happy for Gabriel and all of you. All He asks of us is to be patient and faithful. Love, prayers and blessings, Donna

  1. This is the best Christmas gift we have received from above!! I am so thankful to God for sending his healing to Gabriel! I know how frustrating this has been for the family, and now, to see him returning to being himself must be quiet emotional. I am sure that from now, Gabriel will get better. He is such an amazing young man! I am especially happy he’s beginning to write and draw, because that was always a big part of his life. Our Lord is amazing, and this reaffirms that prayers will be answered! Love you, prima!

  2. Silvia:

    We are so happy for this wonderful news, right in time for Christmas! Poor Gabriel…he was depressed. I am so glad to hear he is participating in life again. His eyes opening was his invitation to let the world back in, such glad tidings.

    May the Lord bless you all and may you have a very Merry Christmas!


    Deb & Bill Reed

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s