Thank you so much for your prayers and notes of encouragement.
It seems amazing to me that our son Evan is on the (long) road to (apparently) a complete recovery after hitting a rock headfirst while skiing last week. He’s been sitting up, eating, walking, talking clearly and remembering everything.
He’s supposed to be transferred this week to St. Anthony’s in Denver for brain and skull surgery and three weeks of recovery, so please keep praying.
As I look back on this, a lot of things went his way. Aside from hitting the rock, of course.
Second, he was with his Army unit – guys who are not just trained to respond to traumatic injuries, but experienced at it.
Third, he’s been getting great care. The hospitals have been great, the insurance company has assured Kristen everything – including her housing in Denver – is being taken care, and his sergeant has been by to check on him.
Fourth, his wife, Kristen, has been with him the whole time. Julie and I already loved her, and to see her hold up and stay positive throughout this just makes us appreciate her all the more.
Most of all, though, hundreds of people have been praying for him. Not saying I think God has some kind of a cutoff for miracles. A loving God wouldn’t withhold recovery because, say, only ten people prayed for someone. But I know our God is pleased when His people together acknowledge their dependence on Him, and you’ve encouraged Julie and I, as well as Evan and Kristen. Thank you.
Please keep praying for good results from surgery, and for his recovery.