Monday, May 28, 2007

smiling for the first time

"I made Ali laugh!" the beautiful and charming Susan told me on the phone yesterday.

"How'd you do that?" I asked.

"I was playing with her and tilted her a little backwards. Sort of upside-down."

"That sounds like a smart thing to do to a baby that just got out of a coma. How about we bounce her on a trampoline next?"

I didn't really say that. The beautiful and charming Susan is the most cautious person I know. That's how she remains so beautiful and charming. She loves to play with babies and she's so gentle and babies respond to her. That's why it's so cool that after so many days (weeks) in the hospital with an Ali in a coma or an Ali that is always uncomfortable and crying, to get a laugh. Susan played with her a bunch and Ali continued to respond with laughter.

When I read the stories of Jesus' life in the Bible, a certain exhilaration is described as people receive back their dead and healed after an encounter with the Lord. That's what I am experiencing as I tap away with two fingers here on my keyboard.

It's been different for Susan now that Ruth has come back to Florida. She doesn't have a person in the room regularly to help her with Ali. So the gals at Calvary Chapel San Francisco are helping Susan so she can get some fresh air or run to the store or get some other chores done. Calvary Chapel San Francisco is a shining example of the Body at Christ at work caring for its members. The pastor there must be proud. Here's a picture of Becky standing watch over Ali as Susan is freed up to take a stroll up to Starbucks for a grande soy latte.

Charity is here to spend time with Ali and love on her. I don't know which of the two heal the most from this time together. I pray that the Lord continues to glorify Himself through the healing these two receive from Him.


Anonymous said...

Hi Bryon,
Just wanted you to know I am praying for you today. Your baby is beautiful...a chosen vessel.

Much Love,
Jan Arant
Calvary Chapel Oceanside
Women's Ministry

Anonymous said...

WOW! This is fall down on your face - burst into tears of joy - no words to express how amazing God is - kind of news!!! I have to go share with the kids.....

Thank you, thank you for the blessing of sharing in this miracle with you and your family. How amazing to watch such a miraculous healing as it unfolds! We're excited to see what He restores next!!

Anonymous said...

This is so cool! "The joy of the Lord is your strength" and I'm praying that Ali has many occasions every day to laugh. I'm positive all of heaven is laughing with her.

Such a smile I'm wearing!