5/19/15 (Autumn)

Get ready, all… this one brought me to tears (which isn’t all that unusual with Autumn’s updates : ) at the unbelievable, rich goodness of our God. These two are alive. It reminds me that even on the ‘bad’ days, His grace will continue to be enough… because He is enough.

Words from Scott, Autumn’s father:

“Today was a remarkable day of progress!  Here is a list of Autumn’s big day:  She woke up in a new room with a larger window for her enjoyment.  She was more talkative today and told us her name, birthdate and other simple facts.  She took a walk (with assistance) to the sink and bathroom before settling in the chair to rest.  Her catheter was removed and her neck collar came off.  They inserted a feeding tube through her nose to get nutrition.  She still has limited vision, but correctly identified a few colors.  She is pulling names from memory and is super polite getting all her “please” and “thank you’s” right on.  I told Cinnamon we were WITNESSING THE HAND OF GOD RIGHT BEFORE OUR EYES!

Due to the frontal lobe injuries, the fear has been that Autumn would have a different personality coming out of sedation.  Well I am happy to report that so far Autumn has been pleasant and continues to ask everyone, “how are you doing?”  She has always cared for people and even during this extreme time of personal needs, she is loving on others. That defines our Autumn.

While we still saw some setbacks today and information that points to a long, long recovery… God has done amazing healing today and all of you are a part of this journey as you continue to place Autumn in our Fathers hands.

Words cannot express the depth of our thankfulness that so many of you have supported us in so many ways.

“I will not die but live, and will proclaim what the Lord has done.” Psalm 118:17

If you could please pray for her vision to be restored soon.  Her neurologist seemed concerned with the size of her pupils and she was clearly agitated by the fact that her vision was blurry and she wants to see better.”

 

|| Haley

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13 thoughts on “5/19/15 (Autumn)

  1. Praise the Lord for He has done wonderful things for Autumn!! Such great news. Praying for full restoration of her sight. Keep the faith, Mom & Dad.

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  2. Lord, We give you all the Glory for everything you are doing to heal Autumn… We thank you for every little inchstone that you have brought her thru…. And we ask that you continue the work that you have started in her road to recovery… Specifically her vision….amen

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  3. Oh Lord, we trust in you.. we know that you CAN restore Autumn’s vision… we put our faith in the works of your Mighty Hand, we place our trust in You, your name Jesus..

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  4. I think this is so neat that all this is happening on the heals of the prayer vigil. I am once again reminded of the incredible power of prayer!

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  5. Praising the LORD with you all! It blessed my heart to read these words tonight. Praying for full restoration of her vision as well as overall recovery!

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  6. I am amazed at what God is doing in and through the lives of these two wonderful children of His!! I love to see how so many people are being brought together and to see the faith in our Father being poured out.
    I am so thankful to continue to receive the updates and read about the progress and see Gods healing hands at work.
    He is so faithful and I pray He receives all the glory due!
    I will continue to look for your updates and I will continue to life Elijah and Autumn up in prayer.
    love and hugs
    Gwynn

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  7. And without faith it impossible to please Him. Heb. 11″6

    “Sense is the light of beats, reason the light of men, faith the light of saints, and vision the light of glory. the important issues of life can only be discerned by faith. In our immediate experience we cannot see beyond death. Faith must step in and believe in heaven though it is yet unseen. Graceless souls may be sharp concerning their temporal interestes, but concerning things of the next world they are stark blind. The whole business of Chrisitianity contradicts sense. We give up the visible for invisible rewards We do not look at the things that are seen, but unseen. The practical application of our faith is great. 1) It strengthens us against the difficulties and inconveniences of our pilgrimage. Faith provides invisible supplies to endure visible dangers. If Satan is at our left hand ready to resist us, God is at our right hand ready to strengthen us. 2) Faith helps us to bear afflictions in the hope of a favourable outcome. Faith can prophesy glad tidings at midnight and see quietness and pleasantness out of affliction as we lie under the burden of dark strokes of God’s providence. 3) Faith helps unfold the riddles of divine providence and mysteries. Divine providence has two faces: that which is visible and seems to be against us; aye, but there is that which is not seen, and there is love, sweetness and kindness. Sense judges only the outside of God’s dispensations but faith looks within the veil. There are secret and invisible things that God makes known to waiting souls. True faith can pick love out of God’s angry speeches and draw gracious conclusions from the darkest events. When there is no apparent comfort, and there is not a drop of oil in the cruse, nor a dust of meal in the barrel, hope can hang upon a small thread. Wait. Trust. Look for the favour from God.” ~Thomas Manton “Voices from the Past”

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  8. Praise the Lord! What a wonderful report. I have been so encouraged at the faith, steadfast character, reliance upon the good and wonderfully capable nature and ability of our Lord, that I have witnessed here on this thread. So thankful the Lord is choosing to hold these dear ones in His powerful hands. It’s usually only in the crisis that the Lord builds further upon His work in our lives.. when we look back, we often see how He created a greenhouse of spiritual growth through the most difficult valleys. “Can God prepare a table in the wilderness?” Yes! “Yea, though I walk through the valley…. Thou art with me”. Amen.

    Ardently praying for these 2 treasures, God has work for them still.

    Psalm 118:17 was the key verse in one of the most Spirit led sermons the Lord ever had me give. Amazing that Peter would have heard the words of that very Psalm as Jesus and his Disciples sung it after the Passover meal during the “last supper”. The Lord had me deliver this message on Easter and I had no idea of the “Hallel Psalms” tie in. I was preaching to a group that had been decimated through the spiritual abuse of a cult they had come out of… to encourage them that “They would not die (spiritually) but live and declare the good works of the Lord”! I’ve not seen anyone use it aside from myself before. Great verse to hold.

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  9. Scott, Cinnamon, Randy, Brenna and Haley it is refreshing to know that we can rest in the strength and comfort that God provides when we’re facing troubles of many kinds. I have been so encouraged by the faithful ways, you all, are giving the Lord all the glory; as he shows himself strong. Thank you so much for taking the time to continuously update those of us whom cannot be physically with you. Please know that you have so many people continuously praying and standing with you and your families in Spirit and Faith.

    Isaiah 40:28-31 Have you not known? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength. Even youths shall faint and be weary,and young men shall fall exhausted; but they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.

    James

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  10. Oh praise God! Thank you so much for sharing this update. Please know that our prayers continue to be with Autumn and Elijah, the medical staff and the families. These updates are so helpful in providing guidance on how to pray.

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