Five years ago today Matthew and Andrew survived the car accident that changed both of their lives. We are so thankful that God blessed us with the continued joys of being touched by Matthew and Andrew's presence in our lives.
Andrew is looking forward to continued education in therapy. We are so very proud of him!
Matthew is in the wheelchair LESS and LESS all the time!!! Recently he spent the whole day OUT of the wheelchair and WALKED into the nursing homes to visit both his grandfather and grandmother.
Right before Christmas we were thrilled with more "firsts" in Matthew's continued progress. For the first time since the accident, he walked into our house (his godparents) and he didn't use his wheelchair the whole weekend while in our house. The wheelchair sat in a corner while Matthew manuevered through our house on his own two feet throughout the weekend and he even took the stairs down out of the house to go to church on Sunday morning.
This "trip" to church involved walking across the parking lot from our house to the church, rode the elevator down to the basement, walked across a long room in the church basement to get to the Bible class room and then Matthew attended his godfather's Bible class for the first time in more than five years. THEN he walked UP the stairs and into the church and was present for the special occasion of the recognition of this godfather's 20th anniversary of ordination. It was a beautiful thing to watch Matthew walk into the sanctuary and listen with rapt attention to the sermon. He also insisted on standing and sitting throughout the service like the rest of the congregation.
Thank you, Lord for your many blessings to Matthew and his family and for Matthew's continued progress and improvement.