posted on March 04, 2009 14:07
This morning when I went to the hospital to visit Andy he was sitting in the hall in a wheel chair, waiting for my arrival. His face was downcast. I asked him how he was doing and tears welled up in his eyes. He was very discouraged about his progress. It has been a month now since the stroke and he's beginning to wonder if he will ever be discharged from the hospital; if he will ever get "better". We talked about the progress he has made and the courage he needs to keep going each day. We read scripture together, prayed together and talked about our future glory with Christ.
Then this afternoon, after his second physical therapy session, the physical therapist called me in to tell me the good news. Today, for the first time, he had some movement in his arm!! She was very encouraged and said it was "significant" movement and a great sign of recovery!!! Needless to say there were tears again, but this time of joy! Isn't it just like our heavenly Father to give us signs of hope just when we need it most!
This weekend our son Ben and his wife Jennifer arrive for 5 days. We are so grateful to those who are helping our boys pay for flights to come home to see their dad. Isn't it wonderful to belong to the family of God! We are rejoicing today and thanking the Lord for each one of you. Your prayers are being heard and answered,