Day 109-57 ~ T-8 and counting…

As you can see by the pictures, our little warrior is back at Randall and the Occupational, Physical, and Speech Therapists are back at it as well! I thought you might enjoy these shots of Justus working his way through the tunnel. I feel like it’s a good word picture of his journey (all of our journeys for that matter). We’ve all probably used the expression at one time or another; “I can see the light at the end of the tunnel!” That’s #TeamJustus. Again, we don’t know if that tunnel is 2 months, 2 years or the rest of his life… in fact we don’t know if God might choose to fully restore his function on the 24th when He leaves Randall… regardless we can see the light.

I’ve mentioned this before, but it’s an important principle in this Christian walk.

Psalm 119:105 ~ Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.

It’s a great illustration of the journey we are on. Through His word and those people in our lives He uses to experience His word, he gives us just enough light to see where to put our next step. Like Justus in that tunnel, we are to keep following that light. Not like a lighthouse, as important as it is, it’s there specifically to keep ships from dashing upon the rocks. This light is to illuminate the next step we are to take.

For Justus, it would appear that next step is home on November 24th! For his mom and dad, they are still seeking clarity for the logistics of work and I know they would covet your prayers for wisdom. None of us are able to look out over the horizon; only God and His providence can do that. But we can rest in His goodness every step of the way. The wonderful thing about being on a journey with God is we can rest… the moon is round and it will always be. Wherever His lamp guides us, we’ll be ok, no matter what!

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve told people that Justus has a long journey ahead; but we are so grateful to be on a journey. I’m reminded daily of others who’s relationships this side of heaven were cut short. Of course I believe God is using those stories every bit as much as Justus’. But my heart also aches for those who are missing their loved ones. And yes, I’m so grateful for all the good that God has brought out of Justus’ experience. Would I volunteer for the assignment? Probably not! Of course even Job didn’t volunteer for his trials… God simply said to satan, go ahead!

So now we look expectantly towards the future for Justus. We can see a light… I’m not sure it’s the end of the tunnel… but I know it’s a light to my path. Thanks again for all of the words of support and especially the prayers. It’s hard to believe this leg of the journey is coming to an end, but it is. So #TeamJustus, join me as we continue the countdown… 10… 9… 8…