Adam's day started with his nurse Kendra asking Adam what her name was and he told her! Way to go Adam! Then in speech therapy, Brooke and Meredith were both impressed with how loud Adam's voice was today as well as how much he was talking and responding to their questions with accuracy. I am so proud of him, I could see from the moment that I got here today that he was working so hard. When he was going to speech he told me I didn't need to push him that he was going to walk... I told him it wasn't safe enough for him to walk yet, but that I bet he could walk there and even beat me... we compromised and he walked himself in his chair to speech!
Next up was physical therapy, Anne was so funny, she kept referring to Adam as having a miraculous healing over the weekend, I told her he is given miraculous healing daily, because I know God is touching Adam daily! In the words of Anne, "this was the best walk EVER!" Anne graduated Adam from the atlas walker to a normal walker!!! This is a HUGE deal, because it means he's doing so much more of the work himself! His right side is still quite a bit weaker than his left side, so at one point the walker was more to his left and he even corrected it all by himself! This was amazing! After walking the hall several times, Anne and her student Heather took Adam into the gym and did stretches with him on the exercise ball. It was so awesome to see him balance and follow commands at the same time!!! Incredible!!! At the end of the session Anne told Adam that therapy was over, and Adam said he wasn't done yet! He's such a hard worker, and it's really showing! I am so blessed by how hard he works!
Last was occupational therapy, all Eri kept saying was "amazing, Adam, you're amazing". Eri filled a bucket with 6 objects and asked Adam for an object one at a time he followed her directions 100%!!!! He got all of them right!!! Amazing, Adam, amazing! Then they worked on grooming him and he did really well, he was able to brush his teeth and spit with little assistance and little ques. Then Eri and Adam played connect4 on a really large Connect4 board. Adam got 4 in a row of the same color! GO ADAM!!!!
This evening Adam and I joined our small group in North Carolina via webcam... I just love technology. I can't even begin to describe how wonderful it is to fellowship with other believers and to participate in a bible study. It's such a sense of normalcy. We have been doing the Fireproof Your Marriage study based off the movie Fireproof, and it's such a great reminder that we can't do marriage on our own, that marriage takes God showing us His purpose for marriage and it God to show us how to be the spouse that our spouse needs and deserves. If you haven't seen the movie Fireproof, rent it... actually you'll like it so much, you might as well just buy it! I just love being able to participate with our small group and to feel so connected to our home church, this is truly a blessing. It's official, Adam and I have the world's best small group! I love you guys and can't wait to rejoin in person! There WILL be a day!
Truly an amazing day! All day while watching Adam or following him around while he was walking his chair, I just kept praising God for the miracles that I was seeing, for His mighty hand at work in Adam all the time, to God be the glory! I kept saying to Adam, "to God be the glory". and I stand amazed at the work He is doing in Adam, and it shows that He is always at work in Him, Adam's healing is truly in His hands and in His timing. I am praising God for who He is and who He says He is! He is healer, redeemer, Savior... He is the giver of life, of grace, of mercy... and I am so undeserving of these gifts He gives me, I will be forever in awe. Isaiah 43:10-13 10 “You are my witnesses,” declares the LORD, “and my servant whom I have chosen, so that you may know and believe me and understand that I am he. Before me no god was formed, nor will there be one after me. I, even I, am the LORD, and apart from me there is no savior. I have revealed and saved and proclaimed— I, and not some foreign god among you. You are my witnesses,” declares the LORD, “that I am God. Yes, and from ancient days I am he. No one can deliver out of my hand. When I act, who can reverse it?”
Tonight I am laying my head on my pillow, marveling at what a MIGHTY God we serve!
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