Well this week I have been digging myself out of boxes. It's been a little overwhelming, living on so little over the last year and half while most of our belongings have been in storage to now having all of our belongings under one roof.
I knew unpacking would not be easy, both physically and emotionally... and I was right, it's been a little more difficult than I even expected. I have come across so much of my man... from his hobbies to his projects he was in the middle of when his accident occurred. I have unpacked many of the sweet things he has given me but the most priceless item I have come across was the anniversary card he gave me just 8 and half months before his injury. With his permission I share what he wrote... "Dear Amy, I'm so blessed to be here with you. I know it got a little hard, but this has been the best year of my life, thanks to you. You really are my everything. You are a gift from God, and a great one at that. I love you dearly, Adam." Reading this was hard but at the same time provided me with the encouragement I needed. I love my man and he is my gift from above. I am so blessed he picked me to be his wife, our journey has not been easy, but God is faithful and with His strength, He has seen us through this far, and I can't wait to see what He has in store for us.
Adam, Mackenzie, and I have both loved getting used to our new home and I speak for all 3 of us when I say we all feel so blessed, having a home is truly a sign of God's faithfulness and that He is our Jehovah Jirah my provider.
It's been interesting to watch Adam this week as he has nicely fallen back into our routine and schedule. Many of those who are around him during the day, therapists, management, and the everyday care givers of Learning Services have commented how wonderful it has been to see Adam's expressions this week. That is one way we have seen God work this week in Adam's recovery is seeing appropriate facial expressions more often. Praise the Lord for the healing that has taken place and that is taking place!!! If I could ask for one prayer request it would be this... Adam struggles with aphasia. Aphasia is is an impairment of language ability. This class of language disorder ranges from having difficulty remembering words to being completely unable to speak, read, or write. Adam mainly struggles with remembering the right words and communicating effectively because he is unable to find the words he is looking for. This has caused a great deal of frustration for him, because he knows what he's trying to say and doesn't understand why I don't always get what he's trying to communicate.
Talking with Adam's speech therapist she explained to me that most people who have a diagnosis of aphasia do not overcome it and it's usually something that most people will struggle with their whole lives. HOWEVER... My God is bigger than Adam's brain injury and even bigger than a diagnosis of aphasia, so I can't wait to see how God will defy this diagnosis! I hold onto, hope for, and believe that God will completely restore Adam and heal him from this injury. So aphasia is just one more stumbling block in the road to recovery. Please pray specifically this week that who Christ's strength residing in Adam, he will be able to overcome and show NO signs of aphasia. I can't wait to see God's hands at work. NOTHING is impossible for him. I will not loose hope, Romans 5:5 says And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our
hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us. Knowing the Holy Spirit is with us, and in us I know God is at work in Adam and there is so much to hope for.
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