I started my morning reading Philippians. It's one of the smaller books in the Bible, but it's packed with encouragement, reminders, challenges and hope. There's a lot of thoughts I would like to share about what I read today, but I'll keep it short. :) One of the verses that stands out to me is 4:13, "For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength." This has been a great week. I'm not being ungrateful, but the big picture is that this is a hard, bumpy, and long road that I'm having to go through. There's a lot of stuff I don't know how to do or know anything about, I'm tired, I miss Cale, and I'm constantly battling discouragement. BUT, I can do this with a joyful heart, through Christ, and He WILL give me all the strength I need. I might need to be reminded of this over and over, but that's okay! :)
Today was a bit more of a struggle for Cale. There was a little bit more distraction and focus on something that was bothering him, which made therapies more challenging. Even with the distraction, I would say Cale has been aware and able to communicate in someway (whether nodding or tapping) to answer questions. He's also been able to understand and respond to "commands". While we were sitting outside, Rachel grabbed the camera to take a picture and asked Cale to wrap his arm around me. It took a minute to get him to respond, but he did it!
I think I'm constantly on the edge of my seat, waiting for Cale to start talking. I had a dream last night that he did, and oh how good it was! I can't wait to hear his voice again one day. When I was praying the other day, I realized that getting his voice back isn't anything I or the therapists can teach him. When we are in our mother's womb, it's God that causes everything to work in the right way, so that when we come into the world our voice is heard. I'm praying that like God did in Kathy's womb, He would cause everything to work together for Cale's voice to be heard by my eager ears! :)
"For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb."