Monday, July 9, 2012

Lydia was down to the gym again today for a great therapy session with Ryan and Kate.  We love how these professionals care for Lydia and engage with her.  They are fully present with her, teasing her, encouraging her and challenging her to work hard.  We am grateful for the fullness they bring to their work at Sick Kids. 
Lydia's muscle relaxant medication has been increased, and it is effective in decreasing some of the tone and spasticity we have seen in her arms.  She was able to "play" with a music player today.  By moving her arm to press a big button on the player, she could start the music playing.  She is learning cause and effect!  She has reached out a few times in the last couple of days, towards a family member or friend.  Another first to celebrate!  She has also smiled as she listens to stories. 
Romans 15:5  talks about the God who gives endurance and encouragement - that's our God!  How we need endurance and encouragement for this long journey.  His presence with us, holds us and steadies us. 
Romans 15:13 held my heart again today:  May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him ...  Thank you for trusting along with us.