May 02, 2011

Sit Ups

Yesterday Nancy walked into Garren's room, where he was laying in bed. Garren said "Mom, watch!" She looked to see what Garren was talking about. I was on the back porch with Kara, Kelsey was in the yard. Nancy started yelling "Geoffrey, Kara, Kelsey! Come in here right away! Garren has something to show you!"

So we worked our way into Garren's room. We gathered around his bed. "Garren, show everybody what you just showed me." Garren got a little smile on his face, and sat himself up in bed! We all laughed and celebrated together! So awesome!

Garren is getting stronger everyday. He is getting taking more coordinated steps with the walker. I hold him and keep him steady. He really focuses on taking steps. Each time we do it is stronger.

Yesterday afternoon Garren started trying to tell us something. I got the iPad out and we started spelling words. "Die." Die? What are you talking about? "I would die." You would die? Why? "...for a pb and j..." You would die for a pb and j sandwich? "YES!"

We have so much to celebrate. We also have tons of questions. How do we know when the trach can come out? We are trying to navigate our way through the maze of doctors and figure out exactly who we should be asking, and what should we be asking? It seems as if they want to do things to Garren, but they give us no future plans, no "exit" plan. It would be nice to know what the long term goals are. And how to work toward them.

In the mean time, we will just continue to work with what we do know. Garren wants to be walking in time for his semi-formal dance this Saturday. That is something we can work with. I guess I better go get Garren up so we can start working out.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

So, so awesome! What a mighty God we serve! I love reading about Garren's progress everyday. He is such a blessing to me. I love that little guy and I've never even met him! Keep it up Garren!

Anonymous said...

Love it!! We continue to thank God for Garren's progress everyday!!
The Tripps

Anonymous said...

Hahahahahahahah...such a joyous post....still praying...Garren, you are such a joy....love & prayers, Sandy & Russ

Anonymous said...

praise God! go get'm Garren!
Bethany Elias

Anonymous said...

ABSOLUTELY Amazing! We celebrate every step and sit-up with you and your Family Geoffrey! Thank you so much for being the amazing "LIGHT" for the LORD that you have become. Because of your experience and your time on your knees I am excited to see with the LORD has planned for you and your family next! We will continue to lift up your family & Garren in Prayer for complete healing! Love you, Mark, Cindy, Nyan, Dominic & Sophie Cianciosa

Diann said...

Garren, you continue to amaze us, the Harvey's are so very proud of you....I was so thankful to receive your high five on Sunday! I will pray for your strength this week and may you conquer the huge goal that you set for yourself this weekend....if anyone can do it, I think you've shown us it would be YOU! Way to go buddy.....let me know when your ready for baked ziti....that was a promise!

LaLisa Carpenter (Emma-Grace's mom) said...

Totally awesome!! God is so good! Keep up the good work Garren. We continue to pray for you all.

Anonymous said...

Pastor Ozeas of Brazil prayed for Garren & family; the Lord revealed to him that if his Dad would make a pact w/ a purpose (promise) to the Lord, Garren will be completely healed and be made whole for His Glory & Honor !

p.s. just passing on the good news.

tammywingate said...

Garren ... YOU ARE AWESOME!!!! we are praying. we love each and every story. You amaze us with your willingness to fight! you are a tough guy and I know that you are being restored for His glory. You have an amazing story to share with the world!! So very proud of you!
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Chris Hogan said...

Awesome to hear how God is continuing to heal Garren along with Garren's intense perseverance! Praying for you all everyday. Blessings, the Hogans

Anonymous said...

Praise God! Go Garren!! Okay here is some encouragement--Garren, see yourself walking into the semi-formal dance, look to Jesus for strength, knowing that Jesus has given you everything you need, just thank Him for it, then receive it and then step out in faith, believing not what you see and can touch but seeing what you hope for (that's Biblical hope, which is the confident expectation of good-because you know that God loves you and He wants you whole and complete.)

Sherry's Travels said...

Sherry Winkler here! We are currently visiting in Las Vegas. as we drove in the old neighborhoods it was emotional thinking about y'all when you were here and remembering Garren and Kara as young children. God brought to mind that it is your faithfulness during that time that God is honoring today through Garren's progress!

You go Garren. We wear our Garren's Gang bracelet, 24-7...

Love you!
Sherry

The Payne's said...

What wonderful news! I am so happy that Garren continues to make such great progress! Way to go!
The Paynes

The Mowerys said...

Awesome Garren!!! We are so thrilled at your progress! Keep up the great work! Prayers everyday!!!

Jeff G. said...

This is the kind of stuff I like to read! Awesome! Garren, I have made it a point to pray for you to eat also. I love pbj sandwiches too. I make them like 2.5 inches thick. Most people think I'm nuts.I hope you can eat soon. It sounds like great progress. Jeff G.