Last week it was time to say good-bye to Wedge after 7 weeks of successful therapy and lots of fun! A big thank you to all the volunteers and Riding for the Disabled staff who made this opportunity possible for Victoria.
As we continue to believe for a great result from Victoria's scan on 16 July I have been reflecting on the past 2.5 years. This reflection was triggered a few things that happened this week.
Firstly we continue to experience 'emotional fallout' within our family, which has made for a challenging week. One of our children who has seemingly cruised through this whole journey so far, has since Victoria's last hospitalization four weeks ago, been really struggling at school. A new challenge begins. Please pray that God gives us wisdom with this situation.
Secondly, I myself have again had a difficult week emotionally, particularly on Thursday up at the hospital. When I was talking to another mum at the hospital, she suggested I needed to get away for at least 24 hours. So thanks to help of family and friends that is just what I am going to do on Monday. Please pray that all is well here at home whilst I am away.
Thirdly I had the opportunity to write a guest blog for ABC Open. The producer asked me to write about how I use the Victoria Grace Conqueror blog and what my aims and objectives were. As I was writing the article I began to think about the benefits I have received from writing about our journey and was quite surprised with what came out of my head and heart! If you want to have read, click on this link: ABC Open. I thank God for this opportunity to share our story and give people another reason to have hope.
All of the events of this week have caused me to think how amazing it is that our family has come this far, and is still hanging together, albeit loosely sometimes. I know I have said it before, but I will say it again, God has definitely been our rock during this journey, and He will continue to be. I think this sentence from Nathan Stone's book, Names of God, sums up well what we have learnt as individuals and as a family .....
"Man's extremity is ever God's opportunity, not only for deliverance but to teach also wonderful lessons of His purpose as well as providence." pg 81
Thank you again for your continuing prayer and support for our family. We are expecting an unexpectedly great result from the MRI on 16th July.