This week was one of those weeks, we spent time together at the centre laughing hysterically and then our brother Glen showed up and we were slayed! I'm pretty sure the moment we reach that point is the moment Mike wonders how he ever got himself into this mess...but then we just laugh at him!
|One of those Hysterical moments|
|Devoted Mommy & Daddy|
|Just missing our big brother Robbie|
We love to laugh! I am reminded that the week of Sandra's accident one of the nurses named Rachel (not assigned to Sandra) came into her room one day to thank her for the light that was coming from Sandra's room and she shared a verse with us, "He will yet fill your mouth with laughter and your lips with shouts of joy."~ Job 8:21
This promise has been been proven to be true many times for us through this process. We have been given the gift of laughter to lift our spirits and sooth our wounds and help us keep a clear perspective. I believe that our family was blessed with the ability to laugh together for this reason.
Proverbs 17:22 says, "A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones."
This reminds me that we still have a choice in all this. My sister and her husband have clearly chosen joy and its infectious. There is joy in this journey and hope for the future. We are praying unceasingly that God will make Sandra walk again...and nothing else! A dear, wise friend reminded us that we must cry out to God for our hearts desire...not doublemindedly either. So we are praying BELIEVING and ask you to do so with us.
We as a family had the privilege of attending the Johnson Family Concert last night at the Gladstone Theatre. This was Sandra's second major outing but the first one without her neck brace. She informed me when it was off that she has the most beautiful neck and she is right! Never seen one more beautiful! The Johnson family if you don't know them, is one of the most ridiculously talented families ever! They have a beautiful way of sharing their God-given talents mixed in with sweet humour...so we laughed some more and sang along. "Our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of joy. Then it was said among the nations, “The LORD has done great things for them.” ~ Psalms 126:2
I have been camping in the Proverbs these days and amazed by the nuggets we can uncover for each stage of our lives each time we re-read God's word!
So as we head into this long weekend and celebrate our freedom in this Nation may we remember to celbrate the freedom we have to choose Joy in the journey as we live out this blip on the time-line of eternity...looking forward to continued Grace from God's hand and seeing my Buddy walk again!