‘We enjoyed our first proper outing as a family to Top Ryde shopping centre on Saturday. Ariel travelled with my Mum, Pam, in a wheelchair taxi. I drove the kids in the van and we had a “date” at the glass lift!
Top Ryde was busy with Christmas shoppers, but also with a cool church doing face painting and puppets about Christmas – which was fun and really encouraging. We had sushi, doughnuts and a big coffee!
- Ariel’s determination in the gym and God’s grace with progress in standing up.
- Improved sleep (thanks for praying!)
- Continued super-powered support (this week, a “chance” meeting at Aldi meant that an old friend paid for our all our groceries!). We are so very, very humbled by all of your amazing support.
- A booking at the Rehab “family unit” at Breakfast Point means we will have our first family “home” time next weekend!
- Geographical separation is hard – we really miss him!
- Older members of both our families have current struggles and its hard not to be able to help more.
- The kids are “end-of-the-year-weary” and still stressed – pray we will handle that combination with grace.
- Ariel is a little “rehab-weary” and still has muscle spasms – the therapy program is great but exhausting.
… to those who continue to teach us what it is to “pray continually” (1 Thessalonians 5:17) – we are humbled by your constant connection with our great God and with your requests on our behalf. The verse that follows in 1 Thessalonians is: “Give thanks in all circumstances for this is God’s will for you in Jesus Christ” (1 Thessalonians 5:18)
PS. We will be away for the whole weekend next weekend (8th and 9th December). We will miss church but look forward to seeing you the weekend after!’