It never occurred to me that this TT blog would serve as a news-wire for all the drama that the Lyle clan is participating in. For a few years I’ve used this blog to share thoughts about the Kingdom & God’s Word and our walks of faith. I’ve treated this place as a mini-pulpit to share some Kingdom truths in hopes to throw a little fertilizer on your faith and life. For now, I’ll be asking God to utilize this forum as a way for me to share with all of you what He is doing in our lives and hearts. Some of what might be learned will be because I’ll try to throw in some teaching; most of what will be learned will come from the realization that nobody is immune from God-ordained trials and, when they come, the relentless God of Heaven purifies our faith and glorifies His mighty name. He is an awesome God and we sense His steadfast presence in these difficult days. Below is a summary of things that we have gotten solidified as we move forward into the next phase.
Amy will be moved to acute rehab today where they will focus for a week on teaching her how to live and function with her injuries. She’s not expected to walk for three months and we’ve accepted that but submitted it to the Healer in prayer. Range of motion, getting dressed, bathroom needs, and moving on and off the bed will be focused upon in her therapy sessions.
The kids will come see her today for the first time. They are hanging in there pretty well but little Landon is struggling somewhat. He asks me each time I see him if mommy died yet; he is simply looking for reassurance and we are giving it to him in bunches. Tomorrow I will take them to a family friend about an hour from our home where they will spend a week distracted by fun and a normal routine under the watch of one caregiver. Landon will spend his 6th birthday without us. This makes mommy sad. Daddy too.
I will be in a hotel near the hospital for a week. God graciously provided this for free through a friend of Amy’s aunt in the hospitality industry. Provisions like this through other Christians is part of the amazing lessons I’m being impacted by.
While the kids are away and I’m not at the house, a group of men are going full throttle at modifying our home to be wheelchair friendly. Some doorways have to be widened and our bathroom has to be completely done over. I’m humbled at the proactive manner that these brothers in Christ took charge and have excused me from the process. It’s being done in the Spirit of, “Pastor, we love you so much that we are moving you out of the way and making decisions on your behalf that will greatly help your family. Please don’t interfere.” I’m obeying with tears of gratitude.
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