Thursday, September 15, 2011

Update on Daddy : Encouraged




Yes, we are encouraged!  In just two short weeks we have seen slight improvement in Dad's condition.  It's hard for me to wrap my head around this fact, but what a "spirit lifter" it has been.  We began to notice improvement about 8 days ago and each day brings a little more encouragement.  He is able to feed himself  if his food is cut up and his tray is set up for him.  He can hold his electric razor and shave and he can brush his teeth.  In Physical Therapy he has stood between the parallel bars supporting himself for about 1 minute.

Last Saturday the aides transferred him into Sybil's car and she took him riding for a little while.  It was basically his first outing since June 9th.  He enjoyed getting out and seeing "life outside the facility." 


Of course, we have no idea what the future holds as far as his improvement/recovery goes, but we are trying to dwell on what we do know and not what we don't know.  We know that the Lord has answered the prayers of the many precious souls interceding on Dad's behalf and we rejoice in that.  We know that He has been with us this far and He will continue to be with us, supplying us with what we need as we need it.  


My faith and trust has been tested beyond belief these past 3 months, but I hope that I am a stronger testimony to Him because of those tests.  I still have no idea as to what the Lord is up to or what His purpose is in all of this.  But, I continue to lean on him as I praise Him and thank Him for the encouragement He has given us these past few days.  


We continue to covet your prayers as we "go forth." Daddy still has a long, long ways to go.  Blessings to you all!




Lea
Lea

Hi there! My name is Lea. I've been wife to the best Hubby for 44 years....Mom to a son and daughter....CiCi to 4 precious Grans....lover of family and friends....enjoy laughter and a good time....shopper....picture taking maniac....maker of delicious fudge....organizational enthusiast....memory maker....Southern Belle...and most importantly.....a Child of the King! Welcome to my little corner!

15 comments:

  1. Hallelujah! Thank God for answered prayers, Lea. So happy to hear this good news!

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  2. The little progressions mean so much! May they continue to come each day! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Oh Lea, I'm so happy to hear such great news! Praying the little improvements continue.

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  4. Oh Lea, this is good news for my hear today, as I have been fighting in intercession for so many who are slipping away. Praise the Lord!

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  5. Glad your post was good news this time, Hope he continues improving.

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  6. I'm so glad to hear that he's doing better ... praying that you will continue to see improvements. {{hug}}

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  7. Praise the Lord! I just layed down my prayer journal a few moments ago, and of course your names are in it! I will continue to pray!

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  8. So glad you've seen a little ray of sunshine! I will continue to pray for your dad.

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  9. Oh praise God! Praying all continues to improve...

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  10. Those are remarkable changes. It means so much to be able to shave and brush one's own teeth. Standing up for a minute is a glorious feeling after being down for so long. You must have shed a few tears of thanks and joy!

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  11. What wonderful news you have shared. Those are great improvements. Keeping him in my prayers, praying that each day continues to bring improvements his way.

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  12. That is just awesome...praise God. It is like a special hug from the Lord...enjoy, lift up praise and give another big hug to your Dad!

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  13. what bright hope you can see! God is good always!!!

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  14. This does sound like a bit of encouragement. Enjoy every moment you can with your precious daddy. You may not know what the future holds but you know the One who does and it sounds like your dad does too.

    Blessings and love and take care of yourself in the process,
    Debbie

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  15. Oh girl I can hear the hope in your words. Before babies I was an OT. So I can say with experience he's doing good. Praying for him/you now.

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