Saturday, September 13, 2014

ROOT ROOT... It's Discharge for us!!!

The last six weeks of living life confined inside the walls of hospital may have been some of the most humbling moments I may have ever experienced.  What a journey we have been on.  Surrounded by so many people who are just beginning their own journeys and hearing their stories has been both heart breaking and an honor.  Heart breaking because I can honestly say I know the pain maybe not the exact pain but one so very similar, I know the difficult road that comes with a journey, I know the grief from life changing in an instant.  BUT I also know and can speak from experience there is so much joy in the journey. I was just sharing with a family last night how much easier I laugh these days then before Adam's injury.  When life hands you an unexpected journey it really puts life into perspective.  Moments and memories are never taken for granted but celebrated and cherished.  Hope is never lost, never crushed, never far... because Hope is not a feeling, Hope is alive, it's Jesus. 

My prayer is that these families that we have been surrounded by, the families that have graciously shared their hearts with us will see Hope like they may have never seen it before.  I pray that all of us on journeys will seek to find Hope from Christ and Christ alone and not from the doctors, therapists, or anyone else.  May we all experience hope like we have never experienced it before.

Romans 15:13 (AMP)  "May the God of your hope so fill you with all joy and peace in believing that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound and be overflowing (bubbling over)with hope.

One of my all time favorite worship songs is In Christ Alone...

In Christ alone my hope is found
He is my light, my strength, my song
The Cornerstone, this solid ground
Firm through the fiercest drought and storm

What heights of love, what depths of peace
When fears are stilled, when strivings cease
My comforter, my All in All
Here in the love of Christ I stand

The song continues on and I encourage you to listen to it, but I just love these lyrics.  Walking this journey for 4 years now.  We have experienced ups and downs, highs and lows, moments of despair and moments of unexplainable peace.  My feet have wavered from time to time, my eyes have wondered off the cross, but God has remained the same.  Faithful and true, comforter and peace.  God is continuing to show me His unfailing love for me.  He has been my encourager, my only source of hope.  And as we prepare to start yet another chapter of this journey, I pray that my feet will be planted firm on Christ alone,  that I will never once think of our situation as hopeless but hopeful, HOPE FULL!  Pray for us please.  While we are not starting from the beginning and our journey is not new, we are facing challenges very similar to what it once felt like at the beginning. Pray specifically against discouragement.

Praise God we are not alone, that He has been guiding and directing our steps and Adam's care, that He has supplied our needs and provided in ways that have been truly unfathomable.  We are continuing to trust Him as we embark on our next steps.

Today we are celebrating DISCHARGE!!!  When in a hospital setting this might be my favorite word!  Nearly 6 weeks in the hospital has been long enough!   We're hoping to break out of here sometime before lunch. 

We are praising God for His provisions once again!!!  Adam was approved for Rehab Without Walls!!!  This will be the first time ever that we will have help in our home with Adam.  We have very strict guidelines in taking Adam home and they will be very confining, but having support in the home even for a few hours a week is going to be amazing!  Adam is very sensitive to stimulation and going out in public as been posing some challenges.  Adam's doctor is requesting for every hour of stimulation, whether in the house or not Adam will require 3-4 hours of quite and rest.  His brain is just really sensitive and unable to process too much at one time while it is continuing to heal from all that it has been through.  It is also recommended that we limit our outings to appointments only and that Adam takes the next 4-6 weeks to be at home with controlled stimulation.  Pray that this won't be challenging for wither of us but a time of peace and reprieve, of healing and joy unspeakable.  Thank you for praying for us and for walking this journey with us, we are so blessed.


Anonymous said...

Dear One, I check every day, sometimes 2 or 3 times. I love you and am in awe of how Father is leading and keeping you.

The last bit about Adam having so much rest at the end of so much stimulation, is a good one for any of us. In our devotions today it talked about how we were created to come to Father and rest. It talked about giving our minds a rest from habitual judging...not the same thing as Adam, except that we both need rest in our Savior. Again, Adam, Father has spoken through you and your situation to minister to us. Thank you.

I KNOW Father has His hand on you in a special way. "(11)For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.(12)Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. (13)And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart. (14a) I will be found by you," When we get to New Earth, your tapestry will be astounding. I can hardly wait to see it.

With much love and many prays for ALL of you,

Anonymous said...

Praying for Adam's recovery. Have been following your blog almost since the beginning. You are a remarkable woman Amy. And Adam is so very very brave.
Diane Repp
Auburn, Wa.

Anonymous said...

Happy Discharge Day! What a blessing it will be to be in your own home even with the perimeters they are setting up! Have been thinking about your sweet daughter too...hope she is doing well. Continuing in prayer for all of you.
Emily J

waytojo said...

Dear Adam and Amy and Mackenzie,

Our love and prayers for you have never ended. I just didn't realize how to update your blog. I love and continue to breathe in every breath of your message of Hope in Christ. He is our Hope. I knew of your hope from the very second I glanced into Adam's room on the 8th floor of Spaulding. Christ's hope radiates out of you!!

I do not understand why some are called to walk this rocky and treacherous road. I will not understand until I see the whites of Jesus's eyes, but until that day I CELEBRATE YOU!!! May you find a great peace in your home and in the quieting Adam's brain and mind. I think that will be very good for him and for you as well. Please give Mackenzie a hug as well :)


Anonymous said...

So much wish for an update from you. Just keep thinking about all of you! Praying in NC!
Emily J

Anonymous said...

Praying for you, Amy.
Emily J