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may 18, 2011

sometimes it just takes too long to find a quiet moment where there isn’t something more pressing due to be done. so today my thoughts are actually crowded…
first, mike has had another seizure–last week–after i thought we were stabilized on our replacement seizure med. so it is slightly discouraging whenever you feel like you rounded a corner and discover you really didn’t. but it is not too big a deal–just need to keep monitoring and praying we have the right medicine balance to his need now. i always seem to summarize that it has been the best year for mike in strength and skill stretching. he has been working on taking steps all year, first at therapy last summer and at home daily with caregivers, just a couple, then a few and today he got himself up to 8 steps forward while holding hands with the caregiver. he doesn’t have the balance to stand alone but wow! another ministry called His Wheels brought over a demo bike to check out and list needed adjustments for mike to utilize. it got dropped off on an off day for mike where he felt short of breath enough to run to the ER so he didn’t try it out. (he was fine and came right home). then it just sat in the garage all week until a friend came over and had mike test it out. it is a large tricycle with hand-operated pedals to propel and mike rode down the sidewalk (with tom hovering to keep him safe and sound). he was worn after a few minutes but again, wow!
there are still daily ups and downs while mike and i navigate boundaries and expectations and goals with each other and others within relationships. but i love every chance to be wowed. and i love how God continues to surround us with others who show up and give the next push when we are too loathe to push ourselves. isn’t God good?
even sitting here i can’t stop smiling at all the ways he sprinkles sweetness into our lives as an old young life committee friend saunters out after a surprise visit to watch a Bulls game tonight with mike. and i reread the comments from beloved strangers who have loved us before meeting us and count on God’s repayment for such debts of love which we could never adequately convey enough thanks for. and the wisdom he scatters through old friends!
and i love reading comments out of nowhere from old young life kids whom we “were delighted to share with you not only the Gospel of God but our lives as well because you had become so dear to us”. what a validation that mike and i were spending our lives just where God wanted us! i hope and pray that we are still spending our lives just where God wants us, different though it looks today than back in the 90’s!
thanks for being letting God sprinkle you around our lives!

May 18, 2011 at 10:23 pm 6 comments


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