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God's Miracle in Valerie French




At 47 yrs old Valerie French had 2 massive strokes.  She couldn't walk or talk and was bedridden.  A lot of prayers went up for her.  Valerie wants everyone to know that God works miracles.  She couldn't talk but she worked in therapy and started walking.  She'd walk and walk.  She'd walk a mile a day.  Even though she could walk she still couldn't talk very well.  She also couldn't write.  Every day she'd try to write the alphabet for hours to practice.  Her strokes resulted in the non-use of her dominant right hand. She'd have her husband go to the library to get elementary school spelling books to learn to spell words again.  She said she lost the ability to do everything.  She had to relearn a lot.  She didn't even remember the names of her own children.  She relearned everything: how to eat, bathe, walk, talk, etc.  

"God gave me the strength to keep working and working.  I couldn't pray like everybody else.  All I could do was moan, but God hears our moans.  God heard me.  I am so blessed.  God told me He won't heal me completely.  God wants me to be an example of His power and I try to be.  I do what I can for other people.  I want to show them God works miracles.  I want people to know God still does miracles."

"I accepted the Lord when I was a child in Sunday School.  My mother always took us to church.  Mom was in the choir and had a beautiful voice.  We were in church a lot when we were kids.  I moved away from God in my later teen years and when I served in the Marines. My last tour in the Marines I turned back to God.  I realized I needed Him.  In 1980 I rededicated my life to God on Palm Sunday.  I've always followed God ever since."

Valerie has been sewing since age 7 and says she cannot imagine not sewing. She does everything one-handed and has made around 50 masks so far!  If you've met Valerie you've noticed she's such a positive person.  Valerie, we see God in you and we thank you for sharing with us what God has done in your life.

  

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