Today Lydia enjoyed music therapy. Her fine motor skills are slowly improving and she is looking forward to playing the flute again. Her singing voice is improving as well, and she has a few simple little songs that she will break into spontaneously. We see glimpses of her sense of humour and wit returning.
Although she hadn't napped this afternoon, Lydia wanted to go to the arena to see part of her brother's hockey game tonight. She was excited to be with her hockey sisters again, and to sit in the sound booth. The sound booth is a good spot for her, as she is easily overwhelmed by crowds of people. (To give you an idea of her capacity, on Thanksgiving Monday, Lydia sat in a separate room, her therapy room, with four relatives, as the many conversations and commotion of our extended family of 24 would have been too exhausting for her.) The New Hamburg Huskies all played with lime green tape on their sticks, a touching gesture of support for Lydia, and a homecoming surprise for her to enjoy. The team might even leave the green tape on, as the boys won their game against a fairly strong team. Our community is incredible.
From the fullness of His grace we have all received one blessing after another. John 1:16. This week of joy and peace has been full of blessings.