We are grateful for the rain, and the healling of a new day. We have sought and found mercy in this day. Hebrews 4:16: Let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
Thank you for your prayers. Last night Sam and James returned home around 9:30, only to have Sam's foot start gushing blood again. Once the bleeding stopped, and we got Sam to sleep, we kept vigil through the night to make sure that his wound wouldn't open and begin bleeding while he slept. The stitches have held, and Sam is on crutches. He was able to go to school for part of the first day.
It was a tearful goodbye for Lydia as she returned to Holland Bloorview. While we are grateful for her awareness of, and the apporpriate nature of these emotions, they are still hard for us all. They are further indicators that she is healing. Once the wheelchair van disappers down the lane, our strength goes too, and we take time to cry and mourn the parting.
Lydia's PT and OT have not seen her since August 17, so what incredible changes they saw in her and heard today, as she was able to talk to them, and call them by name. They have previously only worked with a silent, Lydia.
The lyrics from the first verse of Christa Wells Image of God were appropriate lyrics for us today.
Bare feet stepping on glass
We break along life’s paths
Our fear and loss, we bring it all to you
Soul-breather, making all things new
You're making all things new.
The road resurfacing on Erb's Road is complete now, with fresh pavement to cover over the skid marks and evidence of May's incident. God is indeed making all things new.