GBS Update: Friday 21st July 2010

And so we head into another weekend. Luke comes home again tomorrow overnight, which we very much look forward to. He has had a week of experiencing life again outside of hospital which has been so fantastic for him – first the concert on Tues day evening and then last evening Gary pushed him down to the home of his friends who live just across the road from the hospital. Luke lived with them before moving home to complete his PGCE, so to get down to their house and see them was great for him!

So there has been significant progress this week in him getting out and about, for which we thank God. There has, however, been less progress in terms of Luke’s actual body mobility and he was concerned last night that his discharge date planned for the end of August may be put back as he is still unable to stand for any length of time, or take any steps.

So maybe this weekend you would join with us in praying to the One who knows all things, sees all things, holds us and can be trusted with our future

1 For significant improvement in Luke’s ability to stand and take actual footsteps – things that seem so basic to us normally, but have huge importance in Luke’s life right now

2 We have the next Group Planning Meeting on Monday afternoon, where Luke’s progress will be reviewed and new goals set. Please pray for wisdom for all involved and that the goals set will be achievable and realistic

3 That the weekend at home will go well and that together we will pace it so that Luke does not overtire. He slept all day Wednesday after his evening out on Tuesday – activities we take in our stride are enormously stretching for him and he needs to build stamina and strength slowly it would seem

Who taught the sun where to stand in the morning

Who told the ocean you can only come this far?

Who showed the moon where to hide ’til evening

Whose words alone can catch a falling star?

Well I know my Redeemer lives

I know my Redeemer lives

All of creation testifies

This life within me cries

I know my Redeemer lives

The very same God that spins things in orbit

He runs to the weary, the worn and the weak

And the same gentle hands that hold me when I’m broken

They conquered death to bring me victory

Now I know my Redeemer lives

I know my Redeemer lives

Let all creation testify

Let this life within me cry

I know my Redeemer, He lives

Seeing the bigger picture of a God who created us and knows us tenderly, as this song describes, helps us as days turn into weeks and months. We know that nothing will be wasted from this experience and that it is a privilege to walk this path with our constant faithful God

With love and thanks for continuing with us

Gary and Debbie


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