Lydia's homecoming was a joyful celebration of her recovery to date! Many came, despite the cold and the intermittent rain, with their tattered green ribbons to line our lane and cheer for Lydia as she walked home. She walked the whole way - from our Farm Market to our house, a distance of about 250 m. She didn't sit on the golf cart once! She is one determined and inspiring girl!
For us, one of the most beautiful and grace filled moments was when Lydia saw her bus driver, whom she hadn't seen since May 17, and she responded by giving him a big hug. He was the first person that Lydia hugged on her walk down the lane, and as we witnessed it, we were moved to tears. Grace and mercy flowed. How loving and tender is our God!
Lydia wore a new shirt today, that a friend had made for her. It simply read: I am a beautiful thing. He is making me new. Oh, how you are, and how He is!
There were many cameras snapping photos, and a film crew from CTV news too.
Tomorrow's Record will also carry a story.
To all who came, and to all who, from afar, waved ribbons in their hearts, thank you for blessing us with your prayers and support. We are surrounded by such love. May the blessing extend to you as well. To God be the glory, great things He has done!
The Herrle5 home together.
With joyful hearts, with faith, hope and wonder, we continue our journey.
Psalm 27:13,14 I am confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord. Be strong, and take heart, and wait for the Lord.