"Now to him who is able to do IMMEASURABLY MORE than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen."
This whole past week has been nothing but a MIRACLE! Chas has made leaps and bounds... he has learned to eat, sit up, is trying to walk (with lots of help)... and he even got to be wheeled to Starbucks to get a smoothie!
Then this morning... my brother was with him and he said, "Chas take a deep breath in and try and say, Dad" ... well he took a deep breath in and as you can guess... Dad came out!
Oh, I Praise you LORD!
We just got off the phone with him... he said, "Hi Em...my!" Oh tears filled my eyes! I can't even begin to describe the JOY that burst forth in my heart! Of course each of my children had to call him... then my husband... Chas recognized and said everyones name!
I just feel to the floor on my knees... Oh! Praise you Jesus! Precious Jesus! Praise You! Now I am speechless!
Thank you again sweet prayer warriors! I will be forever grateful to you! If there is anything I can do to pray for you all please let me know... I would be honored!
Chas and Boppie (my Mom)
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Thank you SO much for all your prayers! Chas has had an awesome week! He is slowly re-learning how to swallow and even ate some french fries today! They say once the swallowing comes back that usually speech is next! He also got to go to therapy today in the gym... He walked (well his Mom said not quite) but with lots of help down and back on the parallel bars... we will take it! Yeah! God is working! Praise him! Keep praying girls supposedly it is a long, long, road... but I thank Him for these milestones... everyone had such hope today that Chas is coming back! I am smiling so big as I write this!
This is so cool! England and Chelsea's midfielder, Joe Cole, (huge football (soccer) star in England) came for a surprise visit! Chas was elated! (So were his parents!) He brought Chas his jersey that he had worn in a match the night before! He also told Chas that he would sign his cast but not the jersey... as for the jersey... he told Chas- when you get well and out of the hospital I want you to bring it to a game... come in the locker room and have the whole team sign it! Can you imagine a young boys heart! (This is equivalent if not bigger than the NFL over there) and after that he wanted Chas to run out on the field with him to celebrate! Ok here is the cutest part... he then wanted Chas to sit with all their girlfriends during the game! : )
(The Chelsea Football Club also sent Chas a YouTube type get well video with about 5 players encouraging Chas! So fun!)
Thank you again sweet angel friends... for all your thoughts, prayers, caring, checking up on us etc...(especially when most of you have absolutely no idea who I am!) I am so grateful to Jesus for each and everyone of you! May God richly bless you precious girls! You certainly have blessed me!
Emmy : )
Monday, March 3, 2008
Saturday, March 1, 2008
I can't thank you all enough for praying for Chas! He was moved "Rock Star Style" from the hospital in France to an awesome hospital in London (where they live) so that is a huge Praise! He has made so many strides... but still has a long way to go! He is no longer in a deep coma but is still very dazed and confused... awake only about 3 to 4 hrs a day.
Here are a few things I would love for you all to pray for... first of course that God would totally heal Him! I know He can! Please pray that he would regain total consciousness, that his speech and movement would be restored... he also still has a feeding tube and is unable to sit up or even raise his head... that God would guide the Doctors and all the rehabilitation specialists...
Please pray also for my precious brother and sister in law (their other two kids)... the waiting... the not knowing the extent of the damage... the pain of watching your child hurt... the unknown... the road ahead... That they would feel His presence like never before... that they would have peace in the midst of the chaos... that they would not be afraid...
Thank you precious sisters in Christ! God Bless! Emmy : )