As I write this, Jon’s watching videos on amputees and the stories of their journeys. As he watches these videos, it dawns on me again… Jon is an amputee! His leg is gone & it will never come back.
This is our life now. It’s weird, guys!
Jon has his first day at the new rehab facility set up by his ortho surgeon Dr. Bryson. Jon’s rehab guy asks him to tell him the accident story and as he does, memories come flooding back. It’s a surreal feeling. (But never feel bad about asking us about it, guys. We want to share it. Because with those memories come the miracles behind each memory. A reminder we sometimes need to hear again ourselves.)
We set up Jon’s weekly rehab schedule. It’s another step in the recovery process of starting a “new normal”…for now.
Pray for us as we try to figure out our family life & having Jon home now. Everything is going to be just a little different. Things take time to get used to. We have to take more time getting to & from places with getting Jon into & out of the vehicle.
We have make sure we have his urinal along, bring his meds, get him home in time to do his work outs, he gets sore if he sits too long. Who knew about all of these details?
All of these “little” things are adjustments that we are learning together how to make. We learn by trial & error & sometimes frustration. Jon wants to be able to do as much as he can himself & yet I want to help. But I hold back to allow for his newfound strength & freedom he needs to become more independent.
Pray for us as we learn together what our little family looks like and continues to turn into with each passing day. But at the end of the day, we can always say, “God is faithful, He’s the same yesterday, today & forever. And we can rest in that.”
Thanks for your faithful prayers, guys!!! We are recovering well from all of this by God surrounding us with your prayers & love for us!!! So please keep it up dear ones!!!
“Keep in mind that the Lord your God is ⌊the only⌋ God. He is a faithful God, who keeps his promise and is merciful to thousands of generations of those who love him and obey his commands.” (Deuteronomy 7:9 GW)
“He alone is my rock and my savior—my stronghold. I cannot be shaken. My salvation and my glory depend on God. God is the rock of my strength, my refuge. Trust him at all times, you people. Pour out your hearts in his presence. God is our refuge. Selah” (Psalms 62:6-8 GW)