Baby “Nomi” is resting. Sleeping. But no longer in a coma. She has started to open her eyes, blinking, then sleeping again. She is a little fighter allright. Her cough reflex has come back strong. She seems to be coughing up a good deal of the junk in her lungs. She has tracked Wendy and me with her eyes… then loses focus some. She’s a tired little girl! The fever that has been coming and going is back, but as of right now, they say no secondary infections. The docs have told us that with brain injuries, the body sometimes gets a fever. We’ll get past that I’m sure. Gotta say I love the doctors and nurses here. As kind and compassionate as any I have ever seen, all the while encouraging our faith. They are going to take her off the ventilator tomorrow. She is now off of all meds except for an antibiotic, and her nutrition. They are running some tests to see if she may have C-dif. We trust the docs… they will find out what’s going on. We are doing therapy with her, trying to move her legs, arms so she won’t get too stiff. She is moving around a good bit, but not up and running yet. “Yet” being the operative word. We Believe, we thank all of you around the world that are standing with us. Literally, people all over the world. Liberia, China, Scotland, Australia, Germany, Spain… USA. Nomi has touched so many people already, and we know that her story of healing, grace, and mercy will only spread from here. Please continue in your prayers, covering her from every angle. We trust, and have faith that she will be back running up and down the beaches soon, blonde curls blowing in the wind. The love and support Wendy and I have received in the midst of this storm has helped us tremendously. We greatly appreciate it.
As a side note, I want to tell you something. I have really been trying to tune myself to God, and have noticed that EVERYWHERE I look, he speaks in some way. I cannot hear a song, even a contemporary rock song by Foo Fighters, without hearing God speak to me thru it. I just … idk, I just want to let you know that if you draw near to God, He will draw near to you. Whatever you are going thru, wherever you are… all the way from a family tragedy to the happiest day of your life… draw near to God. He’s there. He wants to be close. You just have to let Him in. Don’t try to go all religious… just be you, and let God be God. We try so many times to take over, and be god for Him. He doesn’t need us to be god. He needs us trust. Obey. Speak. LIVE. Enjoy this fragile thing we call life. This thing that can turn on a dime and throw our senses out the rear window.
Let Him be God, and you will stand amazed. Just like us.