Summer is here! The boys are home, full of energy, and delighted to be finished school for another year. With great relish, they enjoyed their first cobs of sweet corn tonight. We are so thankful that we have been able to keep them at home, involved in their activities, and enjoying the outdoors here on the farm. My parents continue to be regularly with Lydia, staying at Ronald McDonald House, while we journey back and forth from home. Our few trips to Toronto with the boys have been fine, but not the type of adventure that fuels their young spirits. They are not city boys! With regards to their sister, they are becoming more comfortable with seeing her eyes open, but not necessarily focused. Her agitation is hard for them to understand. It is hard for us to see too, but I have been assured that it is a necessary and good next stage, as it reveals that she is now taking in her environment, and accepting the stimuli around her. It is just that she doesn't know how to handle it, so she is confused and agitated. When Lydia works hard to follow a directive from her therapist, many body parts begin to move, as she is trying to figure out what circuit needs to be connected to do the requested task. She has to relearn everything - starting with gross motor control.
James and I took the time to watch a video together last week. It moved us. In these days of uncertainty about Lydia's recovery, days of dreams, and days of sorrow, we were moved at the new beauty in Ian that Larissa saw and cherished. Jesus is changing our view of beautiful too. It has long been defined within parameters that included able bodied, intelligent and capable. Again, we trust God for the new beauty that He is creating in Lydia, and in each of our hearts. Take 10 minutes to watch, if you can. www.desiringgod.org/blog/posts/the-story-of-ian-larissa
As the video closes, so do I, with this wonderful thought: God is most glorified in us, when we are most satisfied in Him.