And He said unto me, "My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me."
2 Corinthians 12:9

Thursday, July 6, 2017

One Week Day 8....Early Post

Well, it really has been a whirlwind of a week.  I don't know that I really have any more words to describe what it has been like.  In one sense, I'm holding my bride's hand, combing her hair softly back with the other, crying, and telling her that it is okay to go "home."  And in another a week later, we both are amazed by what we have just walked through... still holding hands, I might add. 

This week has been nothing less than a roller coaster.  I'm truthfully not even sure if I know exactly what that means.  We have experienced a lot of emotions and I think that truly we are a little reserved and waiting for what is God going to do next.  No doubt there is still a hill or two to climb in the days ahead.  Princess is still working through several cognitive things- working a cell phone, peoples names, faces, events.  Even some newly created memories seem to have just vanished.  All in all, she is taking these things in stride and I am amazed at her resilience with all that she has endured and it is evident to see a peace that only God can provide lead her demeanor at this time. 

We did get some early visits in the day with our physicians.  They are pleased with where Princess is at this present time.  Again, ahead of any expectations.  Each day, like we have seen, they have seen an improvement and are commenting on how much she is able to communicate- her voice is getting stronger, her mobility- able to move more about the room, and of course the lack of seizures. 

Regarding her seizures, or lack there of, it would seem that we are in the process of building her threshold for seizures.  Over the last two we have seen that reading on her computer and cell phone can trigger her seizures or at least her auras much more easily than before.  With what she has just endured, this isn't surprising, yet a reminder that we will need to be slow with our introduction of certain things. 

Today, has been a good day.  We were with several friends who provided us food, water, and some GREAT COFFEE!  Thank you.  Your time, thoughts, smiles, and prayers with us were so welcomed and encouraged us to keep going!

Lastly, if today can continue to be good (No  seizures, and no more auras) then our physicians do find it reasonable to send us home tomorrow at some point.  We won't fully know until doctor's rounds tomorrow.

Thank you to everyone.  Again, it has encouraged us and we are seeing the Great Things He has Done!!!  Princess is enjoyed hearing me read, re-read, recap, and share all of your comments, messages, emails, texts, etc.  She is even starting to do a little reading and responding of her own. 

Please pray:
  • We would continue to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with those that we are in contact with.  We had a brief moment to share the visual of adoption with one of our physicians and that as sons and daughters of Christ (those who have believed in the heart that Jesus is Lord), we are all adopted.
  • Princess would still pace herself as we look to transition back home
  • Princess would not have any seizures today or tomorrow
  • Guidance for our time in the next week- home life, family life, work life


  1. Wonderful news, Ben! Contining prayers for complete recovery and returning home.

  2. Rejoicing with you in these incredible daily victories! I praise God for His mighty works in Princess. May His name continue to be glorified! Continued prayers for her strength/cognitive abilities, remaining seizure-free, and that you will all be home soon! Big hugs and lots of love to you all!