Sunday, October 2, 2011
This is what the Sovereign LORD, the Holy One of Israel, says: “In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength" Isaiah 30:15
I have been quiet since the middle of the summer. At least on the blog and somewhat in my spirit. But God has been speaking loud and clear to me and showing me more and more of his faithfulness and love for me and mine. And we are almost 9 months out from the accident so I wanted to give a quick update on Malone.
The above picture Malone took today of himself for an art project for school - self-portrait. He is one amazing young man and has done incredibly well under the circumstances. It is still so hard to explain and I haven't found anyone yet who isn't amazed by the weirdness, for lack of a better word, of the injury. He still has long term memory issues and short term ones. Names are especially hard for him and math. However, he is soldiering on. He is working two jobs. He is cooking at Findley's and learning much from his time there and likes it a lot. He is also running the sound board at the radio station for his high school's football games. His career interests are leaning heavy in that direction. He is finding his way at school and laughingly calls it his "sunior" year. There are still moments where I watch him stare into space and totally lose focus. Those moments may always be. He is seeking God and listening for direction for his life. Can't ask for much more than that!
So, I am resting and still learning to release. And listening to the Lord and he is changing me from the inside out. We continue to covet your prayers as we walk through this season of our lives and see what the future holds for each of our 5. Two of them turn 15 this week so that's a definite new chapter!