Sunday, May 15, 2005

We had a pretty good weekend. Jonathan always looks forward to Friday and Saturday because his Daddy is off work and gets to spend the day at home. We enjoyed a couple of victories this weekend. First of all, Jonathan has been able to sleep in his own room, in his own bed for the last two nights. He thinks that Mom sleeps in there all night because she starts out in there with him, but what he doesn't know is that he can do it all by himself with no problem. Mom will share that with him when the time is right. His sleeping through the night is great, however, it causes us to wake up wet every morning. So please continue to pray for his bladder control during the night. Our daytime control is perfect, which we are thankful for. On Sunday, Jonathan, Elizabeth and Sarah all played in the piano recital. We went to visit our piano teacher after Jonathan got out of the hospital. It was two weeks before the end of the year recital. They each decided on a song, and the girls even did a duet with their teacher. They all did an amazing job of learning their music well in such a short period of time. God has blessed us with wonderfully talented children and we were very proud of them. Each of the students played a song from a movie. Jonathan's song was "Hakuna Mata" from The Lion King. If you know the song, the words are, "It means no worries." We have had to be reminded of that an aweful lot lately, especially yesterday. Jonathan had a very worriesome, fretful day yesterday. It seemed like everything he could think of, he would worry and fret and talk about for an excessive amount of time, or until he could come up with something else to dwell on. He still has periods of time when he talks about and tries to understand why he is the way he is and why he has to take shots so many times a day. We spend as much time as we can talking to him about it and trying to explain it where he can understand it. It is hard when he gets like this because it makes him sad and causes him to cry. It is hard enough for an adult to deal with the discouragement that a situation like this would bring, but he is such a little boy, so I know it has to be doubly hard for him to deal with. Please pray that we will have wisdom to help him get through these times when he wants to be worried or discouraged about who he is.
Jonathan is doing incredibly well. Please continue to pray for his strength and mobility. Pray for extra strength in his right leg and foot. As he gains more strength in this leg, it will dramatically help his balance and ability to walk on his own. Please continue to pray for the complete healing of his brain, vision and diabetes. Especially pray for his attitude, for contentment and peace for Jonathan. Pray that his little 8 year old mind will trust God and know the peace that only God can give him about his life. Pray that we will continue to love and encourage him and to help him get through those difficult days. Pray that we will be patient and continue to let God work in Jonathan's life and in our family on His timing. Thank you so much for keeping us in your prayers. We continue to need your prayers and appreciate them more than you know. We can do all things through Christ who gives us strength.

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