We have had a good weekend. I am feeling better; not quite 100%, but much improved. Lydia rested well, and is ready for another full week of therapy and school and rest. She works so hard. She has always been very disciplined, and we see that trait in her again, as she gives herself fully to her tasks each day. She is now regularly tieing her shoes by herself!
Today, she went to the University of Waterloo School of Optometry for a complete eye exam. She has suffered some impairments to her vision. She will need reading glasses, and she requires some visual therapy to help with muscular control. We are hopeful these difficulties can be overcome.
On Sunday, at our home church, Waterloo Mennonite Brethren, we shared our stories of how God has been caring for us, and the power of prayer. James and I spoke during our worship services. Lydia shared via video. The video, entitled Warrior Butterfly, beautifully captures Lydia, speaking about her journey with Jesus. It is a short but powerful clip. http://www.waterloomb.org/stories/warrior-butterfly
For a few weeks now, we have pondered for how long, and how regularly, we should continue to update you on Lydia's progress. The blog has been an efficient way to share our journey with the many who pray for us, and who care about Lydia's recovery. We are ever so grateful for your prayers and support. It has been overwhelming.
Often, the blog has been cathartic to write - a sort of "on line journal". Just as often, it has felt divinely inspired. We have heard countless stories of how God has used the blog to draw people to Himself, and to encourage them in their faith. To Him be the glory in all things. We have trusted Him for his guidance, and He has been so faithful. We will continue to trust His leading with the blog. We are certain that He will help us to know when it is time to stop. For now, we plan to update you weekly.
We are thankful, that 6 months after the accident, Lydia is doing as well as she is. She still has a lot of recovering, relearning, and resting to do. We wait, we hope, and we pray for her full recovery.
We celebrate the gifts that God has graciously given to our family. We have been forever changed by these intimate faith experiences.
Romans 15:13 May the God of hope, fill you with all joy and peace, as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of theHoly Spirit.
Talk to you next Monday!