Time for a quick blog update. It’s been a long time since I’ve posted anything on here. But lately I’ve been made aware that there are many people who have been faithfully praying for my family, and we are so very thankful for these prayers. So I want to provide a quick update and share a praise.
It has been more than three months since Ben’s last seizure. We are overwhelmingly thankful to God for this reprieve. More importantly, Ben has had a real change of heart towards his situation and towards God. He’s taken his heart to task and come to terms with ongoing disappointment and fear in regards to his seizures and memory problems. While Ben still struggles daily with a sense of overwhelming loss, he is learning how to trust God in the midst of these feelings. He is seeking to be faithful to God where God has him, rather than focusing on what he’s lost or where he wants to be.
We’ve found that as long as Ben gets sufficient rest and doesn’t participate in activities that overwhelm his brain (like work or other things that require sustained concentration or working memory), he is able to remain seizure free. He is giving a few guitar lessons out of our house and is tuning several pianos each week, a skill he’s recently learned.
I am happy for this new normal in our home.
Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.