Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Postcards, A Football, and Moments

I am so excited to hear that so many people are following our blog and some of you are new and have asked about the significance of the postcards... We are so blessed to have so many people praying for Adam and for us, and so many of you have been so kind to let us know.  I felt like there were times I needed a visual reminder that there are so many of you out there partnering with us in this journey and in the difficult moments and hard days I really needed the visual.  So the end of July I posted asking you all to send in postcards from the cities that you have been praying for Adam.  This has been amazing, we have received postcards from all over the world!  Every postcard that has come in has been read to Adam and I remind him that there are so many people praying for him, it reminds me that we are not alone, and it has served as an awesome witness to the nurses and staff at the hospital as I share the purpose behind the postcards. 

If you have not sent it a postcard yet, it's never too late, we have consistently been adding to the wall for the last several months.  All you have to do is send Adam a postcard of the city that you are living in, please include your name, and if you have a special verse to share with him include that on the postcard (if you city doesn't have a postcard then please get one from the state you are in and write the city on the back). I will be putting this all round Adam's wall in his room. I would love to fill his room with the postcards, so please do this for him... you don't even have to write anything if you don't want to.

Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
Attn: Adam Root   Room: 817
125 Nashua St.
Boston, MA 02421

This last Sunday Mackenzie and I rehung the postcards along with the new additions we have received, Adam was so curious about what we were doing I had to put him in his wheelchair so he could watch.  I reread him the postcards as we hung them, it was so awesome and great for both of us!  God is so good!  Below is a current picture of Adam's postcard wall and as in continues to grow, I will update with pictures.

Adam had an okay day today, he amazes me what he goes through day after day and how hard he continues to work.  I see him gaining strength back every day!  Today during physical therapy Erin through a football at him and he opened his arms to catch it!  Before you know it, he's going to be back to throwing a Frisbee!  (For those of you who might know Adam, he LOVES to play ultimate Frisbee) 

Please pray for all 3 of us tomorrow.  Mackenzie has her first meeting with the Child Life Specialist here at Spaulding and tomorrow afternoon I have Adam's first team meeting tomorrow, where they discuss our plans at Spaulding and usually want to talk about our next step and where we're going from here.  God has been so good at reminding me the importance of staying in the moment and truly has allowed me to stay in the moment.  I don't like to think about the future when there is so much uncertainity on our parts, only God knows where Adam will be in the weeks to come and I just want to enjoy every victory along the way.  If I worry about what tomorrow may bring I miss out on the blessings God has given me for this moment.  I love the scripture verses Isaiah 26: 3 & 4 "You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord himself, is the Rock eternal"  I know for me if I am trusting in God, my Rock, my fortress, my salvation, I am staying in the moment, because that is all He has given me right now, is this very moment.  Please don't misinterpret me, I am researching and doing everything that needs to get done for Adam's care, but I am not making any decisions now, when that time comes, God will bring to fruition where He would like us to go, just like He did with Boston.  I pray that we will be obedient to walk in His steps every moment He gives us.

Thank you all so much for praying for my back, today has been the best it has felt!  Praise the Lord!  I have been going to physical therapy, and a chiropractor and it all seems to be working well.  Today I actually got back to changing Adam by myself again!  This is a huge praise!

Today Mackenzie had a half day at school so she came and joined us at the hospital for the afternoon, I couldn't help but snap this photo of her on the subway as we were heading back to Spaulding.  She is loving the city life of Boston!


Anonymous said...

It's so good to see the wall of prayer Amy! I love the picture of Mackenzie. Please let her know!

Love you all very much.

Bev said...

Amy, you are doing a wondreful job of preparing for the future, but also celebrating in the moment. I recently read a quote by Corrie ten Boom that is awesome: Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow; it empties today of its strength.
Mackenzie, that is a very cute picture of you.

Love and prayers,

Anonymous said...

Dear One!! I was so excited to see so many postcards. What fun!!! "Father, thank you that you have gone before Mackenzie and covered her with your grace. Thank you that you are with Amy as she meets and learns of the plans you have for the future. Thank you for being with Adam as he goes through all you have for him. A double thanks for being reminded to enjoy the moment!!! AMEM and AMEN" Hugs, Marion Hansen

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