March 11, 2011

Garren's Room

Today we had a bunch of supplies delivered for Garren's new room: shower, lumber, windows, drywall, insulation. The permits have been pulled, the HOA has given approval, now it's time to get to work. Framing will start Saturday morning.

We are planning to give Garren's room a Pittsburgh Steelers theme. Black and yellow, black and yellow. We can't wait to start decorating. Any professional interior decorators out there? We'd love your input. We've already had someone offer to donate the paint, and do the painting. It's going to be awesome.

Tomorrow morning I'm running in a half marathon. It will be my second one. When everything happened with Garren back in February, I wasn't sure if I would run or not. I was able to work in some training runs, and I'm looking forward to running this one. Should be a beautiful day for racing!

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Best of luck with your run Pastor Geoffrey. Glad to hear those chocolate chip cookies for breakfast lately didn't change your mind. The Malone's

Anonymous said...

Geoffrey....my brother is a graphic artist....he designs pennants and such for professional sports teams....I will see what Steelers stuff he has to dress up Garren's room......sounds like it's going to be awesome....Garren will love it! Diann

Anonymous said...

I'm sure Garren will love his new room; GO STEELERS. Anyways, I've been reading your blog and updates on Garren and I can honestly say that they never fail to amaze me and lift my spirits. I've been keeping Garren in my prayers and I don't think I've ever felt closer to God than I do at this moment; I would like to thank you for that.
Your family is in my family's prayers.

Sincerely, one of Garren's former classmates, Katie Stepanyuk.

Nicole Shelc Crowley said...

Hey! I was garren's art teacher when he was at prms. I have an interior design degree and love to paint. So, let me know if you need any design help or if you would like anything in particular painted on the walls. I would be happy to help! Let me know if there is anything I can do. Nicole.Crowley@ucps.k12.nc.us

Todd said...

Go Steelers! Go Garren! Chase has a Steelers room and loves his room. We are praying for Garren's surprises to continue and get bigger. When Todd's Dad was in the hospital, they told us to play familiar things to him. We have a Steelers movie and a portable DVD player we would love to share so Garren can listen when he is not in therapy.
The Kanipes

Stephen said...

godspeed in the half marathon!!

Anonymous said...

good luck pastor geoffrey in the 1/2 marathon tomorrow!!! :D im really happy for you an dyour family and how well garren is doing. i will continue praying.
-kayla elko

JpJfsMama said...

Have a GREAT run today, Pastor Geoffrey! Glad you still get to do that. And SO glad to hear about the donations for Garren's room and all the excitement around that. And, of course, how great Garren is doing in therapy. Loved Kara's dream, too. Wow. Go God! We keep praying for all of you!
-Leslie for the Waldrons

Anonymous said...

if you need a decent artist for the decorating, let us know!

Anonymous said...

"....let us run the race set before us...." you run big steps, Garren runs baby steps...all are steps planned and measured by our God...let us keep in "step" with the Holy Spirit, and keep strong...love and prayers, Sandy & Russ

Anonymous said...

You're right, it looks like a beautiful day for the race. Hope all goes well. Garren's room sounds like it will be great. Things sure do seem to be moving at a good pace to stay a step ahead of his projected date of release. How is the eye doing? Did you see more action from him yesterday after he was rested? Continuing to pray, In for the long haul, The Sisk Family