Sunday, August 16, 2009

More Hope...

Cool story that offers more hope...

I am back down in LA in my dorm room right now, but earlier today Jake was fairly active. Lots of little things that show that he can communicate with us, that he understands what we say, that he knows what is going on... but one thing stands out. He did give me a hug yesterday... but today he gave me a better one.

I bent down close to his face and decided to talk in a more quiet voice as opposed to the louder way that we tend to talk to make sure he hears. His eyes were half open but looking at me. I explained to him that I came up to see him for the weekend... that I came up from college... and that I was going back down later tonight... and that I was going to try to see him about once a month... and that I loved him. After I finished each of these phrases, he would nod his head quickly in understanding. Then I asked him if he would give me a hug before I left. Immediately he threw both his arms up, a little bit flailing, in the air, and I leaned down into his arms.

I saw hope, because I saw his love. I pray that he saw hope because he saw my love.

Robbie (brother)

8 comments:

Joslin3 said...

I cannot imagine the joy you felt! What wonderful news. Our 4 year old daughter prayed for Jacob tonight- that God would help him feel better.
We're praying for each of you.


Laura Hearn Joslin

Mari said...

That is so great Robbie! This brings tears of joy. It must have been the most wonderful feeling to have Jacob hear & understand you & nod & give you a hug...Wow! You can be sure that your love does give Jacob hope too!
These are truly miraculous baby leaps! It gives us so much hope to know that God is truly hearing the cries of His people and restoring Jacob daily! We won't stop praying for Jacob's complete recovery. Yay, he's coming back! :-)
Love to you all from the Kings

Anonymous said...

Robbie,
thanks for posting that... I've been reading and praying ever since Jacob's accident and this is the best news... You and your family are a sincere testament to God's Love.

Angela

Debbie said...

Robbie,

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this! I'm certain Jacob saw and felt your love...which gave him hope, comfort and peace!

With you all in prayers and love...

Anonymous said...

It feels so good to read your blog and know that Jacob is waking up slowly.
You are all in our thoughts everyday. My daughter Chloe often asks about Jacob's journey.
We send you all our love, caroll

Ruth Landmann said...

How wonderful! This is the kind of thing we've been praying for.

Victoria said...

Rec'd this email request to post from Carol:

Hi Robbie,
Wow!!!!! It sounds like Jacob was responding to you out of love and assured of your love for him. God is good and oh so very kind. Have a great week.
Blessings, Carol

einbildungskraft said...

It is a huge blessing. And with your words, the blessing is shared and spread...