Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Moving again

     This day began with so much anxiety, even panic.  Kari wasn't doing well emotionally.  It disturbed pastor Derin so much he asked if Shona wanted to stay to take Linda's place as she leaves Thursday.  Shona jumped at the chance.  Then, as Aaron reports, just as Kari's emotional burdens seemed to crescendo, there came the news that she is being admitted to the Craig Hospital rehabilitation program tomorrow.  That puts Kari and Aaron's return to California around 90 days from tomorrow, or somewhere in the first week of November.  Get ready.  But first things first.  Back to day by day.  Besides the move, the article, the apartment's waiver of fees, and Shona staying, Shona also reports that Kari's physical therapist noted some new movement in Kari's triceps, which indicates some spinal and other nerve activity BELOW C6.  Her hands sense pressure, but there's no strong feeling or any movement in them, yet something is happening below the place where the hands should be feeling more.  It's a little bit of a puzzle, but who knows what the body is doing, what might possibly be re-wiring in strange ways.  We are wonderfully made.  Again, it's hard to interpret what's going on medically, but it's OK to hope and be boldly optimistic.  We run the danger of being disappointed, but it's worth the risk.  God is with us equally in our joys and disappointments. 
--Richard R. Guzman   


kathy timmers said...

I got goosebumps while reading this update-
so much happening, so much at once-
dearest Kari and Aaron, my prayers for you today are for peace and comfort as things swirl around you.
Mark 10:27 "with God, all things are possible"- He is moving in a mighty way!
And to quote Alyssa Brower: "God is healing Kari better. God is bigger." (Alyssa is our dear friends Pam and Craig Brower's 3 year old daughter) She is right- God is bigger! Amen!
Peace and love,

Anonymous said...

The Guzman Family...

My prayer is for not only the strength and recovery of Kari, but of both families. I pray every single day for God to bless and heal ALL of you...Lamentations 3:19-25. My heart and prayers pour out to all of you. God bless you all!

Dusty Di Santo

Alice Guzman said...

Dear Dusty and DiSanto family,

How wonderful to hear from you! It is so encouraging every time I hear of another friend who knows about Aaron and Kari and is praying for them.

I love the scripture you mentioned. I thought I'd print it out here:

"I remember my affliction and my wnadering, the bitterness and the gall. I well remember them and my soul is downcast within me. Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope. Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning, great is your faithfulness.I say to myself, 'The Lord is my portion, therefore I will wait for him. The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him."
Lamentations 3:19-25

What new compassions will we find this morning or tomorrow morning?

Alice Guzman