From Cinnamon, Autumn’s mother:
“Today was a day of mixed emotions. Autumn was extubated and is breathing on her own. She’s not really awake and when I asked her if she knew who was talking to her she mouthed “no”. My heart hurts right now. On top of that, her sodium levels have been swinging from low to high. Her critical care doc came in and said he just hasn’t seen anything like it and that it isn’t good for her brain to have such big shifts in those levels.
Yesterday a dear friend told us that he was thinking over the crash and all the ways that God had shown Himself. He equated those moments with the memorial stones that the Israelites set up as they entered the Promised land. Then, that same day, I spoke with Brenna (Elijah’s mom) and she told me that the nurse told her that we can’t measure Elijah and Autumn’s progress in terms of “milestones” , but in terms of “inch stones”.
I read Joshua 4 today, where the Israelites cross the Jordan. The Lord miraculously piles up the turbulent waters so they can cross on dry land. Then, a member if each tribe collects a stone from the middle of the river. Those stones become the memorial stones that Joshua sets up, “This is so that all the people of the earth may know that the Lord’s hand is mighty, and so that you may always fear the Lord your God.” (Joshua 4:24 HCSB).
So, out of the turbulent waters came the memorial of the mighty hand of The Lord. I will admit that I’m weary, tired, anxious, and scared, but I’m looking at the stones that have come from this turbulence and I’m trusting in the mighty hand of God that not only hung the stars and holds the planets, but also cradles Elijah and Autumn right now.”