April 23, 2011


The last couple of days have been super busy. I haven't really had time to update the blog much. That doesn't mean that Garren isn't improving.

Today Garren's therapy mat came. It's an adjustable height, padded table that Garren can sit and lay on for his physical and occupational therapy. We are very excited about this. It will be very useful, and make it much easier to work with Garren. We even tried it out today, Garren did a good, hard workout.

This afternoon Nancy was headed out to the store. She asked Garren if he wanted anything from the store. Garren started to say something, but we couldn't understand. So we started spelling, one letter at a time. Garren spelled "swallow." We all cracked up - even Garren. I asked Garren yesterday what the most frustrating thing was for him right now. He spelled "voice." He told Nancy that swallowing is the hardest thing to do. It has to be so frustrating for him, to want to do something so badly, yet not be able to get his body to do it.

Tonight we were sitting around the table, dyeing Easter eggs. We looked over and saw Garren pick up a towel that was in his lap with his right hand. He then proceeded to lift the towel and wipe his mouth. For him to lift his arm so high in such a controlled way, with something in his hand, was awesome to watch!

Tomorrow is a big day. I am looking forward to an amazing day at church. I am looking forward to preaching at Southbrook Monroe campus. I am looking forward to celebrating the day that our Lord and Savior overcame death. It's going to be a great day!


diann said...

Glorious one glorious one light of the world you outshine the sun! Can't wait to see you all tomorrow!

tammywingate said...

Garren, I believe with ALL of my heart that you are going to swallow and talk very soon! You are an amazing young man who has already inspired so many of us!! You ROCK!!! We love that you have kept your sense of humor too!!you and Morgan have a lot in common....
Keep up the good work!!
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Anonymous said...

For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Jeremiah 29:11
He has great plan for you.
-Jeremiah Bellissimo

Anonymous said...

Wow....lifting his arm, wiping his face....go, Garren, go!!! When God wants him to speak, he will speak....all in his time....we are so happy and proud of all of you....Happy Easter.....love & prayers, Sandy & Russ

Anonymous said...

Still praying for the swallowing to come soon and the voice will return also in God's timing, of course we pray it will be soon too! Thank You Lord for all the improvement in Garren and all You will continue to do in him for Your glory. In Christ we pray, Amen.

Chris Hogan said...

Praise God! Amazing to see God's miracles at work right in front of your eyes! Blessings, The Hogans