Saturday, June 9, 2012

Lydia had another first today

Lydia had another first today - first time sitting in a chair!  There is a lift system above her bed, and a harness the nurses put on her, to lift her and put her in a chair.  She handled it quite well, and sat for 35 min.  Her days are starting to have a routine of bathing, exercises, and plenty of rest.  This morning, briefly, her eyes were half open, but unseeing or registering what is seen.  This is part of her healing.  It may signify that she is less deep in her coma than previously,but not necessarily.  From the reading we have done in the book the hospital gave us, there are eight stages to a coma, and Lydia is currently between stages two and three.  Again, we are aware that the journey is long.  To quote a Chinese philosopher: "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."  Lydia has had many small steps this week.  We celebrate each of  them!

Lydia received a home made card this week from a young teen who encouraged Lydia with these words:  Don't tell God how big your problems are.  Tell your problems how big your God is!  Isn't that great?
Lyrics from another Chris Tomlin song blaze in my mind with that thought: 

Our God is greater,
Our God is stronger
God you are higher than any other
Our God is healer
Awesome in power
Our God