"Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised..." Psalm 145:3a
It will be four months ago tomorrow that Austin was admitted to hospital.
He was in heart failure. We had no idea.
Four months. A lifetime. Or so it seems.
On the other hand, it almost seems like a distant bad dream.
How much has happened! How much has changed!
It's as if we have been given our son back. He is healthy and well.
The *old* Austin from about three years ago has emerged.
His personality had been slowly fading away ~ it happened so gradually.
It's been like watching a miracle take place right before our eyes these last few months.
And we cannot stop thinking of all that the LORD has done!
And we cannot help but praise Him for all His goodness and mercy.
And we give HIM thanks.
How different things could have been.
Austin is well. He is healthy. And we rejoice!
One day at a time. Cherishing these moments.
Seeking never to take any of these things for granted.
We do not deserve them.
And God is Good. Always.
The future is the Lord's. We do not own it.
We do not own our children. We do not even own ourselves!
We belong to HIM.
How has Austin been doing?
Some of you have been asking. Thank you for your kind interest.
Thank you for your prayers. It all has been such a blessing!
Before Christmas, Austin got down to 100 lbs.
He is now stabilised at just under 130 lbs.
He feels the best he has in a few years.
He gets stronger all the time.
He is able to do so much!
Last Summer he said that he would never pick up a hockey stick again.
He has been recently found playing street hockey, and enjoying it!
He walked the entire beach walk (over three miles)
and stayed ahead of me the whole way!
He didn't have to stop once, and I did not catch him!
He is constantly going places on his bike.
There is a new zest for life and living.
He is interested in things long forgotten or given up.
The driver's licence is next on his list of *to do's*.
He's even been helping with our renovations.
How all this warms my heart!
Austin still must take three heart medicines each day.
Apparently, he will have to for the life of this heart.
But, God is able to do far above what we ask or think.
We are asking for a complete recovery for our son.
We do not demand these things of Him.
But, we continue to ask. His ways are higher than ours.
And, His ways are always best.
What a blessing it is to know that He will do what is best for Austin and for us all.
He is Faithful and Good and Perfect in all His ways.
Even when the road is difficult. By His grace, and in His strength,
we would change nothing.
we would change nothing.
One day at a time. For His glory alone.
"Bless the LORD, O my soul,
and all that is within me, bless His holy name."
~ Psalm 103:1 ~
Thank you to each one of you who
has lifted us up in prayer in these last four months.
You may never know how much it has meant to our family!
It truly has been such a great blessing to us all!
We are so very thankful.
May the LORD bless you all!
In HIS Love, Camille
**Photos in this post were taken today ~
Austin built an Ikea bed with his Grandpa.