Floyd is becoming more attentive when awake. We are seeing more and more cognitive things happening with him. They're all small, but good. He seems to be aware of things, make a conscious choice, and then do something. In fact, he is actually becoming quite feisty! The nurses keep telling me that it's good - that he needs that for recovery. I hope that's true! He managed to pull all his blankets and pillows off the bed, and he continually tries to sit up. I'm amazed he's not exhausted. He's wearing the care team out!
After so many months of weakness and lethargy, it is wonderful to see him have all this energy.
A sweet thing happened this week. The carer was playing worship music and holding Floyd's active hand. At one point in a particularly worshipful song, Floyd let go of his hand and lifted his hand up very peacefully into the air for about 10 seconds. I can't help but think that Floyd was expressing worship to the Lord.
I’m very grateful to the Lord for the facility that is Floyd’s ‘home’. The atmosphere is very warm and inviting - not the typical hospital feel. The staff are awesome! I walked in once and found a nurse praying for him, another time one was singing to him, and all of them treating Floyd so kindly, warmly, and lovingly. The care and treatment has been wonderful. They are professional, and very caring!
"The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, He leads me beside quiet waters, He refreshes my soul." Psalm 23:1-3
I’m so grateful our Shepherd is taking care of Floyd and my needs.
I know we couldn't have gotten through this season without the prayers of so many people from around the world! They have been so faithful and diligent in sticking with us on this long journey, and lifting us to the Father in prayer. Many times when I'm tired or overwhelmed, I feel the sweet reminder of the Spirit that someone, somewhere is lifting me to the throne of grace. What a support and comfort that is!
I've mentioned several times that I think God is "up to something" through this season of concentrated prayer from the 4 corners of the globe - from individuals, to prayer groups, to whole churches interceding. The prayers are crossing over so many denominational lines, and so many countries are represented. What an awesome picture of our spiritual "family" it has been. I know God is doing something much greater than just praying for Floyd. I have a feeling that in years to come we'll look back on this season, and be amazed at what God was doing.
"The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much." James 5:16