Today Chris' update comes secondhand since Chris is here in Kansas City working and dad is in Lincoln with Alison. Talking with dad reaffirmed that it's always hard showing up to visit after being away for several days, I think because when you're away from her for several days you hope that the next time you see her she will be showing more and more signs of life, but that's not always the case. That being said, I think it was hard for dad to return with high expectations and not see the progress that he had hoped for. Please pray for us as we continue to walk this long journey. We don't know what expectations we have or what expectations are reasonable. We want to have hope, but we're afraid of getting let down. Please pray that God is merciful on us and that he protects our hearts as we blindly feel our way through these emotions.
Here's Chris' update from yesterday based on what dad observed in Lincoln:
"Alison had a pretty good day today. Her dad reports that she was responding a bit to the commands in her physical therapy sessions. And that while she was laying in bed her legs were twitching a bit. So nothing huge, but those aren't bad things that's for sure. You have to start somewhere! : ) More to come tomorrow."
Jeff & family