Sunday, April 3, 2011

A Full And Wonderful Day

We were so blessed today... Holly called me and asked if her and Gary could bring us cheeseburgers for lunch from one of their favorite places!  What an honor that we got to have lunch with Gary and Holly.  Gary is doing amazing and everytime I see him, I am amazed at God's hand in his recovery.  Gary and Holly were able to spend a couple of hours with us, it was so wonderful.  And can you believe it, Adam ate his entire chesseburger... he said it was so good!

Adam had some pleasently surprising treatments today.  He started his day with a massage, to help with stiffness and tight and sore muscles.  Then later this afternoon, he was given his first acupuncture treatment.  I am excited to have both of these treatments as part of Adam's overall treatment program. 

Speaking of treatments... Adam was asked to participate in a clinical drug trial.  What this means, is he will recieve a medication that we hope will help stimulate further initiation and awareness.  Phase 1 of the trial is only 2 days, Monday and Tuesday.  One day he will get the actual medication and one day he will get a fake one... we won't know which day he is given what, he will be closely observed and based off observation we hope to be able to tell which day he was given the acutal medication.  If he has a positive reaction the the medication, then he will get asked to participate in phase 2.  Please pray for Adam tomorrow and Tuesday, between the hours of 4:30-7:30pm EST, this is when he will be observed. 

We spent most of the day out of Adam's room, and in a large conference room that has a phenominal view of the Charles River and part of the city.  Mackenzie took full advantage of the large room and performed many dance routines that she wanted Adam and I to watch.  It was so great to see Adam watch her, even when she went to his right, he followed with his head every time!  We both enjoyed her private show.  It was fun spending the day out of his room, and it was awesome that we were visited in the conference room by Wes and his family, and Jeff and Stephanie... I think everyone had the idea of getting out of the hospital rooms!  It was great visiting with so many people today.  With such a full day today, Adam is exhausted tonight.  I am praying that he will get a great night's rest so that he will have to strength and energy for the week ahead of him in therapies.

We spent the day with our worship music on and this morning we had family devotions and really dove into the first 10 verses of Ephesians 2.  Ephesians 2:8-9 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast.  My footnote states "We become Christians through God's unmeritied grace, not as the result of any effort, ability, intelligent choice, or act of service on our part.  However, out of the gratitude for this free gift, we will seek to help and serve others wtih kindness, love, and gentleness, and not merely to please ourselves.  While no action or work we do can help us obtain salvation, God's intention is that our salvation wil result in acts of ervice.  We are not saved merely for our own benefit but to serve Christ and build up the church."  This footnote challenges us to rise the responsiblilty as believers be obedient to His calling for our lives.  To serve others with what He has given us, and to allow Him to have His way with our lives.  So many of your have served us with kindess, love, and gentleness... you all have really shown me what it means to live this verse out loud.  I pray that I too will be able to live this verse out loud.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

From little comments I've heard, Amy, you DO live this out in your life. Your sister Brooke, and your mom have both given different testemonies to that effect. I love how Father shines through you and your situation. Hugs, Marion

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