Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Psalm 34:8  Taste and see that the Lord is good;
Yes, He is good.  Indeed!  Lydia is tasting and seeing that He is good, and that food is good.  She has eaten all of her purees today, and she did very well in a chewing simulation with her therapists!  You have got to love this: to test her ability to feel something hard in her mouth, and to know to chew it before swallowing, she was given cheesies today.  She crunched them up with no difficulties!  Hooray for Lydia!  The boys wonder when they can have some chewing therapy!!  I am not a fan of cheesies, but if you like them, go ahead and celebrate Lydia's eating success with some!  (If you can't chew them, don't worry, they'll dissolve with saliva!)
Our hearts are full, with the wonderful progress our girl is making.  Her wheel chair is being modified, as her needs have changed since she was fitted with this chair a month ago.  Since she now has greater head and core strength, Holland Bloorview's seating specialist is discussing a chair with out lateral supports, and possibly without a recline/tilt mechanism.  Lydia sits upright most of the time when she is in her chair.  We would love for all of her recovery to marked by steady progress, faster progress!  As much as we want all of her back right away, there is peace in the waiting, trusting, and hoping.
A dear woman from our church emailed to encourage us today that she is "praying for our precious Lydia, and her now inching recovery".  How apt that description of her recovery is.  She has such a long way to go, but she is inching forward.  We will celebrate each inch.  It reminds me of a slogan our pastor used to say: "Inch by inch, life is a cinch.  Yard by yard, life is hard."  We stay in each day, live it to the full, and give thanks for all that we are given.
Taste and see that the Lord is good;
blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him. 
I like the second half of Psalm 34:8.  We are blessed as we abide in Him. 
Psalm 46  God is our refuge and strength, an ever present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear though the earth give way, and the mountains fall into the sea...