This has been an incredible and a fast week! It has been fun because our church is putting on the Passion Play and we have been hard at it since Sunday night. We will finish up this Sunday night. We have a performance every night from Thursday-Sunday from 7PM-9PM and it is so powerfully. “What makes it powerfull?” that would be God He is the man. On Tuesday Shirley was moved to a Physical Therapy and Rehab institute in Litte Rock. This past Wednesday night Jessica’s dad called and was sad and said that her mom did not remember anyone like she did not know she had a daughter (Jessica) or husband. She still can not talk so they are just reading lips. Well last night we got a call and God showed off yesterday, Shirley stood on her own, recognized colors, and recognized who her grandsons, husband, mother in law, Jessica and all the others were. It was amazing and so joyful for all of us. She also was able to go to the bathroom. God is doing some AWESOME things. Thanks for your prayers and please continue with them..
Sorry no updates as of now. Shout out to my friend Caroline Broyles ….
Morning, well last night at U-Turn it was so clear that God was moving. We had so much fun (well I thought we did). Dave Hassell (band from camp and Fall Retreat and this years camp) showed up and they were so cool to drive all the way here just to hang out. We talked about spiritual hapituation. What that is in a nut shell (Almond) is for example when you get something new and in the start of it, it is all cool and stuff then the coolness sort of wears off then you just forget it and next thing you know you are selling it for 1$ in a yard sell. The same thing can happen with your spiritual life. You are first so pumped and like living it right or you are like man I need to pick it up and so you do. You just are doing so amazing, then next thing you know you wake up and are like uhhhhhhhhh what has happened where has my passion gone? What in the world? You just get used to God and you don’t ackowledge Him anymore and you just get into that rut. We talked about how to get out of that rut because many people think they are getting it, but it is obvious by the lack of fruit in their lives. Also how much they are talking about God, you must talk about the things you love and worship and God should be the most talked about.
So last night was fun.
The update on Shirley is also cool, we found out they have moved her into a physical Therapy section of UAMS (Hospital). So they will apparently start physical Therapy 3 times a day. They told us to bring pictures, tapes of us talking, singing and all sorts of stuff to trigger her memory. So we are! That is the latest so please continue to pray…
Well Jessica was talking to her dad yesterday and her dad was on the phone with her in Shirley’s room (which you are not supposed to do). But, her mom apparently heard him talking to her and reached for the phone! WHAT! Yes she reached for the phone so Jessica started talking to her and Shirley started to mouth all sorts of things and this made Jessica so happy. Also today they are putting in a new trach tube and it is going to help her out by allowing her dad to place his finger on her throat and she can talk through her mouth but very raspy. This is going to be huge! We are so thankfull.
Last night (Monday night) Jessica’s dad called and was very sad. He said that a case worker came to him and said that Shirley may never respond to people again. This made him mad and sad as it did us. She asked him what he is going to do if she doesn’t, and he said she is going to respond and she has been. At this moment there really is response to him and to Jessica, but she is not showing the doctors any sign of response at all, so he went in there and got very serious with her and told her to respond to the doctors. This has saddened Jessica so much, just the possibility that her mom may never be able to talk or respond. But the thing is that we have this God that is huge and that can do anything. We know that He can and He will heal her. At this time we are asking please for people to pray and lift up Shirley Bryant and her family. We are continuing to be positive and will be for ever. We don’t ever give up and we go hard or go home in all that we do, especially prayer, we will continue to pray and not just talk to God, but talk to Him expectantly.
Jessica’s mom last night was taken off of the ventilator and has been moved out of ICU to a step down ICU. That is great news, she also has been laughing but with no noise due to the Tracheotomy.
Shirley Bryant just had a Tracheotomy done
to help out with her breathing, she also last night gave Jessica’s dad a kiss which is just great. Today we are expecting big things with her, thanks for all your letters and prayers.
Jessica’s mom has had some improvement. She has now moved the hand that we thought she would not be able to move. She also has made some noises that the nurse has said sound like talking she can’t yet due to all of the tubes in her mouth.
Here is an update on stuff. Jessica’s mom is doing ok we just found out along with all of her other stuff that she now has a broken collar bone and a broken hip. We will be spending all weekend up there this weekend. It should be good for Jessica. Just continue to pray.
Hello all who are reading this. Well ski trip was incredible we had so much fun. Jessica and I have had some real life interruptions lately, here is what went down. On Thursday afternoon I was at a terrain park in Breckinridge, Co skiing and well I went really fast over this jump and if you didn’t know that is never good, but I had been doing it all week just not this fast. So I hit the jump and then I hit the ground and I thought I had done awesome. I didn’t I ended up in the hospital in the next few minutes, and I spent the last few hours of skiing; in the hospital with my amazing wife. The doctor told me I had a 3rd degree AC sprain of my right shoulder which means my clavicle bone sticks out now and is not connected to my shoulder, yea no fun at all. More to come on that later.
So Jessica and I leave the hospital and then we get a call from her brother that said her mom had been in a horrible car wreck and had been life-flighted to UAMS-Little Rock. At that point she was in critical condition and Jessica and I asked if one of our sponsors and great friends would mind driving us to Little Rock since I can not drive (Medicine and Shoulder) so we left that night and drove straight through to Little Rock. Her mom has a dusted (gone) left elbow and broken arm and a left broken humorous, broken pelvis, broken teeth, Broken knee cap, broken ribs, and a bruised brain (the scary part).
As of today Tuesday night she is now responding via some eye movement and she is reaching her left hand up and trying to grab things. We both know that God is going to get all the Glory from this and we just need prayer now and all is going to be ok. There are just going to be some trying times right now.
Stay tuned for more updates