March 25, 2011


"Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
and do not rely on your own understanding;
think about Him in all your ways,
and He will guide you on the right paths."
- Proverbs 3:5-6

I've read this verse hundreds of times. I even memorized it as a child. It's amazing how the Bible comes alive as we live out our lives. Trust in the Lord with all your heart. The only way we can continue on this journey is because we trust in the Lord. Trust is hard. Do not rely on your own understanding. It seems that the opposite of trusting in the Lord is relying on myself. We look to the doctors and medical staff for understanding. But really, they're at the mercy of the Creator. They only know what they observe. They cannot predict the outcome with any certainty. We must the Lord...with all our heart.

Think about Him in all your ways. In everything we do, everywhere we go, think about Jesus. Think about what He's done for us. Think about how faithful He's been to us. Think about how much He loves us. And He will guide you on the right paths. We often wonder what is God's will for our lives? His will is that we rely on Him, follow Him, trust Him...each step of the way. We cannot see beyond the next step, and we don't need to. We simply need to trust. Trust in the Lord. With all your heart.

Garren was a little worn out today. He's worked hard all week. We saw some more tongue movement. We worked some more on head control...building the neck muscles so he can hold his head up. We worked on arm and shoulder movement as well.

Garren made it through 3 hours of his 4 hour cap trial yesterday. The issue he has is coughing, clearing the secretions out of his lungs, and swallowing When he learns to cough, he will do much better with the trach being capped. Today he is working on 4 hours being capped again. So far so good.

Garren's left eye continues to stay a little bit irritated. Once he starts closing and blinking his left eye on his own this should clear up.

Continue to pray for his eye, that he will start blinking on the left side, and that he will get stronger at coughing and swallowing.


Anonymous said...

You got it! We shall pray as you requested, and more! You and Nancy are tired, too. We know this is hard on Garren, and also hard on you as his parents...we appreciate the trust is very hard to say you trust, when the enemies of fatique and tiredness try to creep into your soul....but, you will trust...because you know Him who can be trusted...praying and loving, Sandy & Russ

tammywingate said...

I love this passage...but it is not always easy! our prayers are with you and we are trusting right beside you! Garren is working so hard, we are proud of him.
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Kristi said...

Still praying!!


Anonymous said...

Praying daily for Garren and your family. Thank you for taking the time and energy to post and keep us updated. To God be all the glory!

Brenda Raynor

Anonymous said...

We will continue to pray...for the eye, the coughing, and everything in between...and then we'll pray some more! In for the long haul, The Sisk Family