Friday, August 3, 2012

Lydia is really progressing!  Thank you for your prayers.  Thank you, God, for your healing and your power.  Thank you for hope.  Thank you for progress that we can see and celebrate!
Lydia can now sit up on her own and hold herself in a sitting position all on her own.  Today in therapy she was in a contraption that allowed her to practice her gait.  It is like a walker, only it has an additional overhead component that attaches to a waist harness to support her weight when needed.  Lydia needs to relearn how to move her legs in order to take a step. In the gait machine, she holds on to the walker handles, and slowly tries to pick up her feet in succession in order to learn to walk.  She worked hard to walk about 8 m, and then turn around and walk back.  Lydia also ate some pureed sweet potatoes today.
These verses have inspired us to hold the faith - trusting and believing in God:
Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.
James 5:15 And the prayer offered in faith will make them well; the Lord will raise them up.
Thank you for joining us in this faith journey