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01.21.11 – Update from Mom

Last week, we said good-bye to some new, near and dear friends who were driving across the country and wanted to stop by on their way through Texas and give us five days of respite care. The husband is an anesthesiologist and the wife was an occupational therapist before she took time out to rear and homeschool their six children. So they were perfectly outfitted to care for Peter. The interesting thing is that we’d never laid eyes on them before they showed up at our front door.

Their 17-year-old son had come across the Pray for Peter facebook group as a result of their mutual affiliation with a national homeschool speech and debate organization. Though we had never met, we prayed and were inclined to take them up on their offer. On their arrival, it seemed like we had known them all along, and they definitely bore the “family resemblance,” (to Christ, that is). We spent some good time together as a family and Doug was able to put in some extra time on some pastoral duties.

Peter continues to make small improvements–in holding up his head for longer, in some object and family recognition, in more cooperative muscle efforts when we are on the mat, and so on.

Prayer requests:

1. That Peter will continue to make progress in understanding language, in recognition, and in muscle control.

2. That we will have wisdom as we care for him at home, to be able to “catch” anything that needs a doctor’s attention.

3. That we will be patient with the back and forth progress of a brain injury. One doctor told us that recovery from a brain injury was like a graph of the stock market–a lot of ups and downs, highs and lows, but overall trending upward.

4. That the Lord will continue to provide the family with strength and health as we care for Peter, as well as to provide other help through the Body of Christ.


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  1. because eternity matters
    January 30, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    simply amazing to read how GOD is here working and this is encouraging to me!!! you are blessed..

    But get up and stand on your feet. For I have appeared to you for this purpose, to appoint you as a servant and a witness of what you have seen and of what I will reveal to you.
    Acts 26:16 (HCSB)

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