Update on Naomi ~ Day 36

Naomi is on her 5th full day here in rehab. She sometimes fusses, maybe because she does not enjoy some of the things the therapists are making her do. She is stretching, working, playing hard… re-learning a lot. We have a stroller that was custom fitted for her, she likes it. Wendy and I are learning a lot, we will probably need to continue her therapy at home for a little while. She has not started talkin yet, but her smiles and giggles are nearly continuous when she is in a good mood! She has started to blink more, and more tears come when she cries (involuntaries coming back). She focuses on us more visually, and we know her hearing is good from how she responds to our voices. She is flexing her legs more, and her right hand that had some contracture is not nearly as bad. Almost as good as her left hand! She continues to work on leg strength, and she is now showing a dislike for applesauce, prefering vanilla pudding. Baby steps… more every day. Instead of one baby step she is now taking three. In no time at all she will be baby sprinting! Wendy and I are growing closer, our entire family is growing closer. I guess tragedy will either tear a family apart, or tightly weave it together. We are also drawing closer to God.

In Daniel 10:12 it says “Then he said, “Don’t be afraid, Daniel. Since the first day you began to pray for understanding and to humble yourself before your God, your request has been heard in heaven. I have come in answer to your prayer.”

At first it felt like the weight of His presence was almost violent, crushing… now we feel completely immersed in peace, and power, like swimming underwater in a warm ocean. We do not fear. We do not walk in the “what if”, but only in the “what now” and we daily feel the blessing that comes from such a hard won dependence on God. We not only feel it, but we feed it as well. We speak life, we speak the positive… we speak the truth. We have walked out of the shadow and into the sunshine, and we stand amazed at how our God walks with us and in us. “Nomi’s” walk back to complete restoration will be along quiet green shaded paths, and not along sharp, rocky, dry and dusty trails.

He has heard our prayer, and our daughters life is His response.


10 thoughts on “Update on Naomi ~ Day 36

  1. Awesome, awesome, awesome! Man you are so right about tragedies. They have the ability to tear families apart or draw them closer together. Works the same way in our relationship with God. When trials come we either turn away from God in our hurt, bitterness, and anger or we draw closer to Him than ever because we realize He is our source of life and healing. So proud of you and your family for the way all of you have handled, and let God handle this situation. Prayers continuing!

  2. “Call unto Me, and I shall answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.” (Jeremiah 33:3) It is so much of a blessing and wonder to have the Lord, and see how He works in our lives in so many ways. Praying for our little Naomi. May she soon be running and playing just as before Father, In the precious Name of Jesus. Amen

  3. Halleluajh!!! Rejoice and continue to speak life into the air around you! For we have so much freedom in Christ and many do not realize just how much life! You my dear sweet friend and your precious adoring wife have learned what it means to speak life into the air around you! Speak it and claim it in the name of Jesus! So many don’t believe and it just pains my heart for them.

    I am rejoicing with you and your precious family Christ!!! I want to jump up and dance around!!! Hallelujah!!! Thank you Jesus for being the Jacob’s ladder in our lives for Naomi, Thank you Jesus for being our open heaven! Angels are worshipping and doing the bidding of the Lord in Heaven!!! Hallelujah!!!!Father we love and adore you!!!

  4. Naomi’s progress can only be claimed as a miracle, Wendy and Chris! Receive them, claim them, and send them back out again. God has great plans for this tragedy and all who witness her baby steps forward as you witness thru her to them. Tell Wendy to just be like a sponge and absorb all the info. It will fall into place as she begins to execute it!

    We came home from MICU MUSC on Friday. My God-gut worked again..that still small Voice telling me to proceed/go/move. I am learning to listen to His very first Whisper…still learning after 25 years. He whispers, whispers, yells, and then stands back and says, “Ok, so try it your way and see how that goes for ya…”. I can tell you from experience not so well! Listen and He will tell us how/what/why and where He wants us to do/go/move/and even when NOT to move!

    Love to you both,

    Nancy, Eric, and our Becca




  6. Rejoicing, rejoicing, rejoicing and in continued prayer for your entire family. We are priviledged to be witnessing the miracle of a restored physically, emotionally and on every facet. Can’t wait to see everyone back at church. Keep writing and updating, Chris. Love, Claire and Larry Porter

  7. PSALM 109:27 That they may know that it is Your hand _ that You, Lord, have done it!
    ROMANS 8:28 “We know that all things work together for good to them that love God…”
    Praise God from whom all Blessings Flow!
    May God continue to strengthen and Heal Naomi as we Claim his promise. MATTHEW 18:19 “Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven. God Bless!

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