Yesterday Simeon and Kimmie came to the barn. They wanted to go for a spring ride. It was good to get out on the horses. The grasses are still brown and the buds still are not on the trees, but it's the smell of the air that revives us and gets us excited for the new year.
I rode Icabod. Oh, is he nice! Not one flinch as we rode along with the other horses. His gait is smooth, but we need to work on the type of bit that suits him. He was fussing at it.
I wanted to share with you about some friends of mine and I ask you to pray for them. Here is just a piece of their story:
Autumn was injured on August 22 when her horse lost her footing and went down while Autumn was riding her. Autumn has been emerging from a Coma since the day of the accident.Anyone that knows Autumn, knows that she is a very determined strongwilled girl. That being said, her condition is improving daily. As of today, she is eating some soft foods (she even managed spoon to mouth 5 times by herself today)but still has a feeding tube which we hope and pray is short term now.
Her legs are casted to strech out her muscles and tendons that were contracted from her injury. However, with some clever engineering from some of the therapists here to modify her casts for supporting weight,and a couple sets of helping,supporting hands, Autumn walked about 25 feet down the hall today.Now I don't want the rumors getting ahead of her healing, so I want to make it clear that she definately needed much help and support, but she was initiating the steps and shifting and bearing wieght on her legs.
She still is not talking yet. She is making some sounds (some being very close to sounding like actual words) but no verbal communication. However, you can see she is trying very hard and again, if you know Autumn you'll know she would rather talk then eat. So we know it's just a matter of time.
We will be updating her progress as God brings her total restoration to completion (Luke 8:50)
We will never be able to express how much all of your prayers and support have meant to us and especially Autumn. Please continue to pray for Autumn as God heals her. This is a page we will have to work on for a while. There truly is much, much more to Autumn then her condition. And we believe because of her condition and what she is going through God is paving the way to allow Autumn to touch lives across our state, country and even the world. (Romans 8:28)
As you think of us working with the horses this spring...getting them ready for the campers and guests, could you pray for Autumn and her family? With their permission, I will share more in the near future about Autumn.
Off to mission meeting.
Remember all your blessings in the Lord! :)
"Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God:" Philippians 4:6
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