My family definitely has had a lot for which to be thankful this Thanksgiving. We had lots of family from Texas come together in San Antonio to be with my niece who is a rehabilitation hospital here. When I arrived Wednesday, it was great to see my niece with her eyes open and smiling at me. She just seemed to stare and stare at me. I guess she was as glad to see me, as I was for her to be able to see me. The last I saw her was several weeks ago and she was not very alert at all, barely opening her eyes.
Thursday was a beautiful day and we had lots of food on tables setup outside the hospital. As Gordon, my brother-in-law, finished giving thanks everyone, INCLUDING Abby, said "AMEN". This was her first word since her accident about 7 weeks ago! :) She said a couple of more words later that day too. She continues to mouth more words and slowly getting stronger and more coordinated in her arms and legs. She has such a great attitude. Often when she will try to do something but her body will not apparently respond to her brain, she will laugh so hard making it even harder to do anything. (Have you ever laughed that hard that you loose your strength and coordination?) :-D
Please continue to pray for grace, strength, and wisdom for Abby, her parents, younger brother, and doctors for the physical redevelopment process and also beyond the physical, for hearing God's voice and seeing His eternal purpose. The link to my sister's daily updates blog is to the right listed under links.