5/18/15 (Autumn) 

From Cinnamon, Autumn’s mom:

“Autumn has had a long day already.  They got her out of bed and sat her in a chair.  OT and PT came and helped her take a couple of steps with a walker.  She very much acts like a child who is sleepwalking.  She doesn’t open her eyes but halfway and she told Scott that he looked familiar.  It’s been hard on our hearts because she hasn’t given us an indication that she recognizes our voices.  She’s still very confused and fidgety…wanting to pull at tubes, etc., which is a result of the brain trauma.

Last night I talked with the nurse who cared for her when she first came in.  She told me that it is truly amazing that Autumn is even saying words at this point.  She said that last weekend when she saw Autumn she did not expect a good outcome!  Truly we have witnessed the merciful hand of The Lord!

I’ve been reading John to Autumn because I told her if we are to press in to Christ, we need to know who He is.  I was reminded today of what we had read a few days ago. . .

“He was in the world, and the world was created through Him, yet the world did not recognize Him. He came to His own, and His own people did not receive Him.” (John‬ ‭1‬:‭10-11‬ HCSB).

As I wait for Autumn to recognize us, her parents who love her more than anyone on earth, it was an insight on how deeply grieved The Lord was when His own creation/children not only didn’t recognize Him, they also rejected Him!  Is this what it means to share in Christs sufferings?  Maybe.  We continue to wait hopefully and expectantly that He will do amazingly, exceedingly more than we can ask or think in Autumn and Elijah’s lives. 

Already He has been giving her amazing inch stones and we are praising The Lord for His continuing miracles!”

Watching all of this… I am just so amazed at the Nature of our Father. He is so ready to sustain us. “Behold, the arm of the Lord is not shortened that it cannot save; neither His ear heavy, that it cannot hear.”

He is hearing the cries that are being spread out before Him from all around the world on behalf of Elijah, Autumn, and their families… Keep fighting with them!

|| Haley

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7 thoughts on “5/18/15 (Autumn) 

  1. What a beautiful testimony. Cinnamon, your words are well chosen. It has been a privilege to pray for you, your family, Autumn, Elijah and the Lowrys. In His sovereignty, God can use this for so much and so many!

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  2. To take a step after a week and a half…what a miracle. Cinnamon she will have to relearn everything. Talking to her will help her realize who and where she is. She will be very confused for a while. Praise God for such wonderful news. Thank you for your welcomed report of your daughter’s progress. We will continue praying for you, your husband, Autumn and your children.

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  3. Keeping them both and their families in constant prayer. I am fighting so hard and praying continuously for the return of their strength. I know God is there right beside them. It is a hard journey for all of you and my thoughts and prayers are with you each day.

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  4. Hesaid to me, “My grace is sufficient for you.” 2 Cor 12:9

    “Faith realizes that our current state is not the result of the ax of judgment, but the pruning knife of affliction. It is not a cup to poison, but to heal, no matter how bitter the taste. You are kept by His power and the evil one cannot touch you. You are in a safe harbour under the rock of Christ. You will never be confounded. If there is sickness or poverty, it is your Father’s own hand. If a rod comes from a malicious enemy’s hand, your Father stands by, looks on, and will moderate the number of stripes. The devils could not go one inch beyond the herd of swine. God knows your strength and will not permit them to lay on you more than you are able to bear. His wisdom and grace shall be sufficient for you. Faith further assures you that God not only restrains your crosses, He has determined that they will bring the greatest benefit possible to you. Being administered by a Father who knows your frame, it will work for your very best. When you feel your heart sinking for the present, remember you will be better many days after. Faith reminds us that Christ is our partner in affliction. He upholds the greatest part of our burden. Jesus on the way to glory suffered the crown of thorns, the spittings, the buffetings, the mockings and reproaches of vile sinners and showed himself to be the Son of God, not by coming down from the cross, but by enduring it. If you wish to be his disciple, the first lesson in his school is the cross. Deny yourself, take it up and follow Him. Glory with the martyrs, and our Master. Faith sets before it the infinite payment of reward and eternal weight of glory. Paul in light of this, counted his afflictions light and momentary in comparison. This made him sing in the dungeon. “Many are the troubles of the righteous, but by faith we stand, by faith we fight, and by faith we overcome.” ~Samuel Ward from Voices from the Past.

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