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Update on Josh 12/6/16

December 6, 2016

 

 

Day 70:

 

Today is 10 weeks since Josh’s accident. It sometimes feels like we take one step forward and two steps back. Josh’s infection has returned and he has been moved to the acute care side of the hospital. The doctors are again going through the routine of administering various antibiotics to combat the bacteria. We hope that in a day or two, Josh will be moved back to rehabilitation while the rest of the antibiotics are administered. We ask that you pray diligently with us for the infection to go away, for good.

 

When I am able to sleep, I often dream of Josh. These dreams do not include a hospital bed, a wheelchair, or speaking cap. I often wake up in the middle of the night and pray that these dreams are a foreshadowing of things to come.

 

I often feel as if I am in the middle of a storm and in the midst of the storm it is difficult to remember what true peace feels like. You do not care about politics or pop culture, your focus is survival. I pray for the strength to endure. I pray that the same Christ that walked on water and calmed the Sea of Galilee will be the rock that these waves crash against. I pray that a big God will move in a big way for my brother and for my family. I pray that God will be glorified through the suffering.

 

I write these things not to make anyone feel sad but to give you a glimpse into the struggles that some of us are facing. It is also therapeutic for me to put these feelings on paper rather than bottle them up inside. Thank you for your diligence in praying for Josh and praying for our family.

 

Mark 4:39-41

 

And He got up and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Hush, be still.” And the wind died down and it became perfectly calm. And He said to them, “Why are you afraid? Do you still have no faith?” They became very much afraid and said to one another, “Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey Him?”

 

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