Before I go on and fill you in let me be sure to tell you that Sundays seems to be the day that Stacy gets to have a home visit each week. I just want you to know since Sunday is one of the days people like to go visiting. So give us a call and we may be in Cypress!! Also, Stacy wanted me to let all of you know that he now has his own phone back and to feel free to give him a call.
Onto our update– Things have changed quite a bit for Stacy in the last week.
God has opened many doors.
Stacy is enjoying his Tuesday morning Bible Studies by phone. He is filled with God’s grace and is living it out everyday. He is now known around Touchstone as the one to go to when in need of prayer, encouragement or help.
He has embraced this situation and is trying to make the best of it. He told us that he is determined not to let this get him down.
One of the things I forgot to mention is that Stacy had his teeth temporarily fixed. (He gets permanent front teeth put in on the 7th of April.) This has changed a great deal for him, as now he can eat freely and is more self assured.
He still has a long way to go. We were hoping to begin outpatient therapy and maybe vocational training soon. The doctors have informed us that Stacy’s deficits are still quite severe in the recall, problem solving and critical thinking areas. He is not a candidate for outpatient at this time. He has another neuro-psych exam in about a month and we will better be able to gage the progress he is making.
The important thing is that he is making progress!! Once again I am reminded that everything good is done with God’s timing. The brain takes an extraordinarily long time to heal- but, then again, He is doing extraordinary work!
Please pray for Stacy’s continuing faith to persevere. In addition, please pray for the girls. This process is beginning to wear on them. Hannah has begun to keep a feelings journal. On the first page of her journal she wrote, “I feel bad and wish daddy could come home. I feel like half a family.” Please, please continue to pray for our little ones.
Hebrews 11:1, 6
Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see…