It has been a busy week! What am I thinking, all weeks are busy. The beginning of Britten's week was filled with appointments with Doctors, Specialists and Therapists. Britten is doing well. He has a long way to go, but, with a great attitude, support of wonderful friends and family, and faith in the Living God, he will succeed! Rarely have the Medical Professionals we have associated with, give any kind of time frame on or scope of Britten's recovery, and we understand that they cannot, there are just too many unknowns with Brain Injuries. Several have indicated that they expect it to take a couple years. With all the miracles that we have witnessed to this point, we know that we must continue to have faith and be patient, because as always has been, his recovery is in the Hands of the Lord. We have already been so tremendously blessed.
The later part of the week was spent visiting family, being visited by mission "buddies" and watching a basketball tournament. As a family we have loved participating in and watching each other play sports. Britten loves most sports but as much as he loved swimming, he might prefer basketball. He loves watching and cheering for his younger brothers as they play. Even with his limited sight, he follows Canon with his eyes. He even sometimes sees the game better than the referees! haha. Britten is his brothers biggest fan! It was awesome that several of Britten's friends came to help cheer Canon on to victory as they won the "Big Mountain Jam" Tournament.
We so appreciate the many mission "buddies", that have gone out of thier way to come and spend time with Britt. He has felt of thier love and it has been wonderful to see them reunite and talk about the mission. We are grateful to friends that have called and have come by to cheer up Britten's day.
Another, talented, sweet friend came to sing and play her harp for our family and it certainly made our Sabbath Day complete! Britten has so many amazing friends. We love you all for your cheer, support, prayers and faith!
As we read the testimony's being shared on the Blog, we are so appreciative to you, for sharing your strength with us. The day's are not easy and sometimes it is very easy to get discouraged and down.
So thank you for your continued support because it gives us strength and encouragement to carry on.
I thought today, as I watched another wild fire dangerously close to homes, of the many trials, challenges and hardships that so many families and individuals face everyday, I need to be more grateful for all the many blessings that I have been given. Our Heavenly Father stands ready to bless us as we try to be obedient and faithful. Our Savior has paid a tremendous price to save us and help us in our struggles. If we will follow him. All our love, The Schenks