For Whitney, today was a quiet, typical day. She was into her routine; rising, therapies in the morning, lunch and then therapies in the afternoon till about 5 pm. Her ankle showed some signs of swelling today so it was wrapped with an ace bandage. She still moves about with little pain and a limp. Her therapist keeps working on her elbow range of motion, which improves ever so slowly. Her voice is not up to full volume as of yet but maybe that is a blessing in disguise.
We did get a treat from her today. Whitney made lunch for Colleen and me. She fried up three hamburgers, toasted the burger buns for Colleen, and opened up some salsa and chips and of course Pepsi. It was delicious! I said it was so good and that when Whit gets home she can do the same thing for us again. She replied, “Not likely.” I realized then that the therapies were not going as well as we had hoped. All kidding aside, she did a great job!
She enjoyed an evening with her college roommate and a very close friend, talking about college past and college future. It was a good day.
Colleen was able to speak with Susie VanRyn today. The family continues to minister at the Christian camp in the U.P. They are surrounded by good friends sharing God’s love. With God’s help and strength they are doing well. We pray for them. Continue to pray for all in need of God’s comfort, strength, mercy and grace. Wait, that sounds like all of God’s children! Then let’s be faithful to pray for one another, lifting each other up to God Almighty.
Ephesians 6:19-20 says: “Pray also for me, that whenever I open my mouth, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the Gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare if fearlessly, as I should.” Oh, that we would pray for boldness to share God’s truth. The only truth in this world, there is no other. Our prayer is that many come to know this truth through our boldness to live and share Jesus Christ. Be fearless…if God be for us…who can be against us?
In Christ alone, Whitney’s family