Adam and I have been honored and blessed by getting to know another patient and his family. His name is Gary and his wife's name is Holly. You can read about his story at http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/garyparrett. He and Holly came to Adam's room today, laid hands on him and prayed for him. What a blessing and an honor. I met Gary yesterday when he was out in the hall, I knew then that he was praying for Adam, I don't know how to describe it, but I just knew that he was in the hall watching Adam's speech therapy session and praying the whole time. When I walked out into the hallway he asked if he could pray for Adam and with us, God is so good! I later learned that Gary is a professor at a seminary and has served years as a pastor. The few times I have been able to talk with Gary and Holly, I have felt so encouraged, God is so faithful, and I am so grateful for how he provides and takes care of us. Please join me in praying for Gary's full restoration.
Gary and Holly Parrett
2 Corinthians 1:3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. Praise the Lord that He gives us comfort in our time of need, and I pray that Adam and I will be able to be a comfort to others. I am giving thanks and praising God for the comfort that Gary and Holly have received from our Savior and brought to Adam and I.
Overall Adam had a good day, he is still fighting quite a bit of discomfort from his stomach issues, but that seems to be getting better. In speech today Stacie was working with Adam to copy the noises she was making, he did awesome, Adam wants to talk so badly... please keep praying for his speech and language. In physical therapy Erin worked with Adam on the walking machine, the way that the harness straps him in around his stomach, he was pretty uncomfortable, but he still managed to persevere and walk... my man is amazing, GO ADAM!!! In occupational therapy Emily who is filling in for Becky... made Adam reach up and grab a bean back then reach forward and place into a basket, he did this three times and did a fantastic job! Adam works so hard every day and inspires me immensely to persevere through what ever pain of grief I have, to know that God gives us His strength to keep going forward one step at a time!
Thank you all for praying for Adam's stomach ache the last several days, it does seem to be getting better with every passing day and I know it's because you all have been faithfully been praying for him. We are so blessed to have you all praying for us, encouraging us, and walking the journey with us. You all have taught me so much about what it means to be apart of the body of Christ... thank you.