Sunday morning I took a notebook to church with me. One of those empty journal type ones. I hadn't used it in awhile. I opened it when I sat down in the worship space and read these notes "Nothing is passive about patiently waiting for desire to turn into delight. It doesn't mean that you do nothing. Till faith becomes sight, trust God and do good." Those notes were from a Beth Moore simulcast in August of 2009. That long ago, God was teaching me truth that I would need now. Sort of makes you pay more attention doesn't it. Never know what you will need, but the Lord does.
We went today to Spain Traumatic Brain and Injury Rehabilitation Center at UAB. Funny though...we didn't have to wait much. They had originally said it would be late July before we could get an appointment with Dr. Brunner. They didn't know how many of you are praying. They called Friday and said we had an appointment today at 1 pm. We walked in, signed in and never got to sit down in the waiting room. Dr. Brunner and his staff were very thorough and explained a lot of things. They explained mostly about cell swelling and how it can take up to 6 months for the cell swelling to go away. Dr. Brunner was very positive about Malone's progress, his plan for therapy and taking him off of all medications.
And so we wait. Wait for more cell swelling to reduce. Wait for more healing to take place. Wait for more memories to return and more skills and abilities to be regained - and they are everyday.
But we are not passive. Malone starts his 5 day a week therapy tomorrow. So thankful for the staff at RehabWorks and their willingness to try new things and want his recovery as much as we do. He so loves all of them. So thankful that their office and mine are adjacent to each other so that he can come right down to my office when he is done or even to eat lunch with me sometimes when he has an hour break between therapies.
And we continue to pray and give God the glory for every little memory regained, every process relearned, every day. It's all a gift and we are blessed.