A reader writes:
Thursday was one week since Lydia, the 13 year old daughter of our dear and cherished friends was struck by a garbage truck as she stepped off her school bus. Now, one week later, Lydia remains in a non-induced coma in hospital. It is amazing to see & hear of how God is pouring out His mercy and blessings in the midst of this terrible situation. Yesterday she showed the first signs of healing – just a glimmer – when she lifted her arm to push away the source of pain in a sensory test. This revealed a higher level of cognitive functioning – it was not simply a reflex. Her parents have a renewed sense of optimism and hope. She still has such a long way to go toward healing – in her chest, with many broken ribs & internal injuries, her collar bone, and in her bruised brain. Thankfully, an MRI today indicated she does not have any major spinal injuries, so she is not paralyzed – thank you Jesus. Please continue to pray for Lydia’s Miracle. For complete healing and restoration. For peace and strength and hope and endurance for her family. For wisdom and attentiveness for her doctors & nurses. For her bus driver and for the driver of the recycling truck – both are broken men. And that she might open her eyes soon and be ‘present’ to her parents. May God continue to be glorified each step of the way, and in the days ahead. Amen.
Father, hear our prayer for Lydia’s complete healing in body, soul and spirit through Christ our Lord. Grant wisdom, skill and compassion to her caregivers and grace, peace, strength and consolation to all who love her. Thank you for the progress she has made so far. See her through to complete healing through Jesus Christ. Mother Mary and St. Luke, pray for her!
A reader with an autistic child who is moving to Coeur d’Alene writes:
I spoke with a member of the Panhandle Autism Society based in CDA and she not only recommended the Coeur d’Alene School District, but to try to find a rental in the school boundaries of Skyway Elementary School. Please join us in praying for a 3 + bedroom house with a fenced yard. Both girls want their own room, so if we can get a 3 bdrm with either an office or family room that we could convert, that would work, too. Oh, and please pray that we can find a rental in our price range. Thanks, so much. Help me to trust in You, Jesus!
We are looking to be out of our Woodinville house by the end of June and a lot of rentals may be coming open this next month, so please pray with me to manage my time well between finishing up our home schooling year, looking for our rental and packing/cleaning up this house. God continues to amaze and bless us and we are so grateful for your prayers, which have sustained us during this transition time.
I am so looking forward to the additional services available in CDA, which, according to the Panhandle Autism Society, is much more supportive to families with children with autism. We are also looking forward to getting settled and having our dear friends visit us in this beautiful area of the country.
Father, hear our prayer through Christ our Lord. Mother Mary, pray for this family that they get exactly what they need.