Thursday, April 12, 2007

Holding On Tight


The days are filled with many ups and downs. We are all just holding on tight as Regan rolls along. Brian and I find it difficult to find words to describe what the past few weeks have been like. We have are sure we have no words to describe how we feel about forest we are currently traveling in. We praise God that we have each other. More than ever I feel our relationship is a gift of grace. We did nothing to deserve it but reap great rewards and want to take precious care of it. Two is truly better than one.

We seem to be living in a paradox. Which is a strange place to be. It is somewhat like visiting another country where you don't speak the language....you find yourself looking for people who speak your language. Those moments when you make a connection and you can see it in their eyes that they get it renews my hope.

Regan continues to have great moments and moments when her weakness is so evident. Julie and Lil are back to their normal hours. We are trying to get back into a new normal. We took another step forward in the new normal by getting our dog, Moby, back today. It is has been nice to know he was well taken care of by our friends the Johnson's. Again another way God takes care of us.

I hope people really listen to what God has to say through Regan. Most of the time people don't take the time to get past her curly hair and cute bows to see the power of God's spirit in her. To really engage her silence and rest in it with her. I think people are engaged more than ever before. I hope we all hear what God has to say through her. My prayer is that as people move on with their lives that God will contiune to use Regan...I am glad people are noticing her strength....and not feeling sorry for her. All of this of course is not for her own glory but for God's glory in her.

6 comments:

Michelle said...

I am just so in awe of the strength you guys are all showing. God is doing amazing things with your family and I know that He is going to carry you all through to the otherside. I love you guys! Your blogs are a blessing to me daily. We're praying for ya!

Lori said...

The three beautiful hands in this picture are bringing tears to my eyes. What a blessing, that lovely triangle!
The present testimony is evident, and the potential future testimony that Ryder and Rylee may give, possibly some day to my grandchildren and their generation, will be truly amazing.

rindy said...

Just stumbled onto your blog...saying a prayer for your strength. I work as a physical therapist is special education and have two friends with pretty involved kids who have seizures....it is such a rollercoaster. My prayers to you...

Janna said...

Dear Friends,
As always you inspire a closer walk with our Lord. It was a gift to "happen" into you at the hospital. I pray for your peace and comfort and strength and Regan's recovery. Blessings and love, Janna

velvet said...

Can you blame anyone for not getting past those curly locks. She is beautiful, as are your other two!

Mills Family said...

Janna,
So glad you found us. I hope you will stay in touch. I know God planted you right there at that elevator door. I am sorry for your other friends that were in the hospital. I have thought of them almost daily since.

Thanks everyone for reading and commenting.