Here is an update on Josiah as of January 7, at 9 PM:
Today Josiah had the opportunity to go out and about with his mother to do some necessary running. Part of that running was to go to the Rehab facility to get him all set up. He will start his outpatient therapy next Tuesday. The facility is actually inside our local YMCA, which is pretty convenient since we have a membership there and I work out there 5-6 days a week.
Here are a few other highlights (according to his mother ) from the day:
- He got to shoot some hoops at the Y while they were there. This was the first time, and as he puts it, it was nothing but bricks! But he enjoyed it!
- He also stopped by Best Buy to see me and to thank some of my co-workers for their generosity, which allowed me to stay with him for the entire month.
- They also stopped at Starbucks, which is where he works. He got to see a few of his co-workers, but wants to go back again soon so that he can see some others that he missed today.
- They went to the mall too and walked quite a bit!
- In fact, they walked so much that when I got home from work at 7:30, he was already in bed. Not asleep, but definitely wore out!
Here are some things to pray for as you remember Josiah:
- Pray for his therapy sessions that start next Tuesday. I want him to get as much as he possibly can so that his healing continues at this pace.
- Pray for the nerves on the right side of his face to heal. We have an appointment with a specialist at the University of Michigan next Friday to find out more. We still believe his face will heal without the need for surgery.
- Pray that his eyesight continues to improve. He can see out of each eye, but there is still some healing that needs to take place. The doctor says it is just a matter of time.
- Pray for Josiah as he gets back into his schooling. We would still like to see him graduate this year. He can do it!
- Pray that we have opportunity to build relationships and have influence for the Kingdom of God as we continue on this journey God has given us.
Psalm 25:21 “May integrity and uprightness protect me, because my hope, Lord, is in you.”