I was just sitting down to share some of Garren's baby steps with you. As I was trying to figure out how to start, I looked over and saw Garren moving the fingers on his left hand. I went over and took his hand in mine, and he closed his hand around mine. It was a weak squeeze, but it felt good.
Yesterday morning I was talking to Garren and he moved his head. Not a lot, but enough to see that he was trying to lift his head to the side.
We've been in rehab for a week now. The therapies are going well with Garren. It's a lot to take in, a lot to learn.
Nancy and I received an email today with a great story. In the email they let us know that their 6 year old daughter had prayed to receive Christ, due in part to what Garren is going through. So great to hear things like that!
I was immersed back into reality this morning. I had to take Kelsey to the doctor (she has an ear infection, blech...) and then had to pick up a prescription for her. Then I went to work. It was good to be back in staff meetings. Somebody asked me how it was, being back. I said it felt like coming out of a cave - dark, warm, comfortable - and being overwhelmed by the brightness, the busyness and the noise. It was great to be back.
Many of you have asked, "What can we do to help?" We really want to take you up on your offers, and plan to. Right now we are stil trying to figure out what our long term needs are going to be. I promise, as soon as we have a need, we will let you know. In the mean time, thank you for continuing to pray.
One other thing - when you post a comment, Nancy and I would love to know who you are. If you don't mind, just sign your name to your post. It means a lot knowing who you are!