Sunday, April 17, 2005

We had another wonderful weekend this weekend. We continue to watch Jonathan get more and more confident as each day passes. We spent some time on Friday at Chuck E Cheese, a favorite place of the kids. Jonathan was up walking around, playing games and enjoyed himself a lot. It was a wonderful time for our family. On Saturday, we slept in and spent most of the day at home finally taking down our Christmas decorations. Today Jonathan went to Sunday School for the first time since December. All the kids have been precious to him. Many of them have been so concerned for him and are so sweet and attentive to him now that he is back. They have been such a blessing to watch. We also went to church, out to lunch with a good friend and then to Children's Choir for a pizza party and part of the rehearsal. Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings we went to church for the Team Impact Crusade. Jonathan got to meet the guys on the team, talk to them and get their autographs. So many people had the opportunity to see Jonathan and talk to him and just tell him that they have been praying for him. Many of his friends were there as well and we watched him get up and move around to talk to them, sometimes on his own. He is very proud to be able to walk without someone holding on to him. Mom, Dad and sisters usually stay pretty close to him to make sure he doesn't fall, but we try to give him some freedom to be independent and do as much on his own as he wants. Several times yesterday, he practiced standing without holding on to his walker and sitting down and standing up without holding on. He has a God given determination to walk on his own and we praise God each time we watch him do sometime new on his own.
We are looking forward to a good week this week. Pray for continued strength for Jonathan as he goes for his first full week of outpatient therapy. Pray for his endurance and his attitude, that he will be able to work hard and do all that he is asked to do. Pray for continued healing of his brain, vision and diabetes. Pray for us that we will have wisdom to deal with Jonathan as well as all the other issues facing our family as we walk through this part of the journey. Pray for all of us as we try to settle into a new routine at home. It has been such a blessing to be at home this week and to have met and talked to so many of you already that have spent these last 3 1/2 months praying for us. Thank you for continuing to pray. It means so much to us.

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