Sunday, January 17, 2010

Sunday 17th Jan

God is gracious and this morning he gave us another glimpse of the restoration He is doing with Joel. This morning our young man was the most awake that we have seen since the accident. He was responding well to small commands and was also moving his arms a little by himself, his eyes were a little more open and following movement and people. Then about lunchtime he went back to sleep for most of the afternoon snoring peacefully. Handsome as ever…but…

They are not giving him extra oxygen now as his breathing is supplying enough which is progress. It’s good to just sit and hold his hand.
 One night last week I woke up in the night (this is Cheryll writing now) and started thinking, “God, what if we get up to the hospital in the morning and find that Joel has not made any improvement, or is worse?” A song came into my head that we used to sing, which is out of Lamentations: The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness O Lord. That has become a theme song for me … every day we look for the new mercies of God… and there has only been one day so far that we had to think a little harder to write down our mercies.
 Please pray that he begins to move around more and that he starts to try and use his voice … and of course that ultimately God completely heals and restores him.


Wendy said...

Very sad to hear of Joels accident and what your family are going through.

Thrilled to hear that you are seeing improvement. You are on our hearts and in our prayers, we are checking your blog morning and night.

You may find that with every good day a sleepy day will follow.

Wendy and Peter Bratty

Jonathan Robinson said...

praying for you guys, with love

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