FAITH is the substance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not yet seen.
Heb. 11:1

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Update on Nai Nai

Thank you to everyone for the prayers for my mom and our family. My mom has been moved to a rehab facility and is doing better, however, she is not able to get up and go unless she is assisted. It's so hard to watch her try to manouver around in the bed just to try to move over to the edge of the bed and put her feet on the floor. The stroke was on the right side of her brain, so it affected the left side of her body. Just last week, I took her back to her house on Thursday after she spent a week with us. She and Emmi and Maggie had made Christmas cookies and we had had a good time together. She was up and about like normal. Now a different story, but I'm just so thankful to the Lord that she's still here with us.

We are so, so very thankful that the stroke didn't affect her mind. She has dozens of therapists, and on Wednesday she met with a speech therapist. The therapist told my mom that she was going to ask a lot of questions and they would sound pretty trivial (ie what day is it, what Holiday is coming up, what was last months Holiday, etc.) Mom answered all the questions correctly. The therapist told mom that she didn't need her anymore (except speech). Really good news!! So now she just has to get her left side moving again. She wears a prosthesis on her left leg which doesn't help, but we are hoping and praying that she can get back to walking without assistance.
Please continue to pray for my mom. Not knowing what the future will bring is very, very scary. But, I'm following God and walking with Him one day at a time.

I'll have to say that it was tough getting up this Christmas morning without Nai Nai at our house. Even Jacob commented last night that it wouldn't be the same without Nai Nai here. But again, we are so blessed that she's still with us. We packed up the gifts and off to rehab we went. We can celebrate Jesus' birthday anywhere anyway. It doesn't have to be in our living room floor. Happy Birthday Jesus!!!

"But the angel said to them, 'do not be afraid, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord."
Luke 10-11


  1. I'm sorry it happened, glad she got treatment immediately, and that it didn't affect her as badly as it might have otherwise.

    Happy Holidays,

  2. I hope Nai Nai continues to get better. I wanted to let you know that I got the BB gift card. Thank you so much. We are thinking of giving it to help buy a laptop for our church. Merry Christmas! Debbie