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Posted 2017-02-18T21:56:44Z

One Small Step

This week had some incredible highs, and I can't believe I'm going to tell you the best thing wasn't taking three steps with Cindy only holding my gait belt and both my hands free. It wasn't even leaving the wheelchair at home on Thursday when I came in to teach and still having enough energy to do what Cindy said was some of the best walking she's ever seen me do.

No, the highlight of my week was one small step with Anja's encouragement at physio on Friday. Note I said encouragement not help. I took the step by myself. Unlike the steps with Cindy, there was no gait belt and no braces. There were no sticks and no hand holding either. This was a single step in my own strength. It was concentrated and deliberate. Then I wobbled a little and grabbed Anja for support before we both sat down and cried.

Nothing else this week comes close to the emotional high of this first step all by myself in over three years. I'm all the more determined to keep pushing myself physically to care for the function the Lord has given me in this body.

I got to share the news with Cindy later that day, and she reiterated her thoughts from the day before that I just need more practice to see big strides in stamina now. I'm all the more convinced the Lord is revealing a new work in my body, and I sing with renewed understanding the words I used to sing with my Port kids, "Every move I make, I make in you. You make me move, Jesus... Every step I take, I take in you."

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Comments (10)

  • Chuck Felton
    Chuck Felton

    Outstanding!

    7 years ago · Reply
  • David Hewett
    David Hewett

    I love you my precious child! amazing to see the Creator of the Universe work in you day by day !

    7 years ago · Reply
  • Patty Beal
    Patty Beal

    AWESOME, LAURA! The warriors at CPCC continue to pray for you!

    7 years ago · Reply
  • Stephensfam
    Stephensfam

    God is AMAZING!!! He is ALWAYS faithful and His desire is to bless. So AMEN!!! This is just the beginning. Be encouraged even when the tough days return. He remains at work and I strongly believe, "You will go (running, jumping and skipping) out with praise and be lead forth in peace..."

    7 years ago · Reply
  • George Wood
    George Wood

    Wonderful news! Thank you Lord! Thanks for sharing Laura and letting Him work through you.

    7 years ago · Reply
  • Helen Spencer
    Helen Spencer

    One small step for Laura, one Giant leap for God's Glory! Hurrah with tears!!

    7 years ago · Reply
  • Laura McGlothlin
    Laura McGlothlin

    Such a wonderful event! Thrilled for you! May the Lord continue to give you stamina & strength, and more steps!!

    7 years ago · Reply
  • Carol Newlin
    Carol Newlin

    Wonderful news, Laura! You've worked so hard for so many months. It's really heartwarming to hear that you continue to have new breakthroughs! I hope there are many more steps to come.

    7 years ago · Reply
  • Debbie
    Debbie

    Laura Outstanding👏👍👏 That's a girl 'Never give up'🙏🏻

    7 years ago · Reply
  • Olumide Aina
    Olumide Aina

    You are a wonder and this will pass with great joy and testimony for the world. Receive your healing.

    7 years ago · Reply