A Good Day (An update from Angie)

Posted by on May 2, 2013 in Updates | 32 Comments

Since the majority of our updates have been very disheartening news, I wanted to write tonight and allow you to share in a good day with us.  Actually a fantastic day.

Will got up this morning and started the day with some physical therapy.  He was able to get out of bed and sit up in his wheelchair.  He did multiple leg exercises and walked around our apartment twice.  After physical therapy, we decided to go outside for a bit.  Yesterday was actually the first time in about 5 weeks that we had walked outside of our apartment door (except for an emergency trip to UCLA to get a new feeding tube).  The sun seemed especially bright and the air seemed somewhat fresh.  I don’t know that the air in LA as ever seemed somewhat fresh to me, but today it did.  I wheeled Will out to the pool and we sat there, listening to the birds chirp, feeling the warmth of the sun, enjoying each other’s company.  Will was coming up with song ideas from the sounds of the birds and I was just taking in every second.  It was beautiful and special and complete joy was all I felt.  It was perfect.  We stayed out for about 30 minutes and then came inside for Will’s next juice.  I had parked the wheelchair in the living room, but Will unlocked it and wheeled himself up to the table to check his email.  It had been so long that he forgot his password, so ended up not doing anything, but the attempt was made and that was huge.

Will has had good mornings the past few days, but his afternoons have been difficult.  I was expecting the same today, but after a 3 1/2 hour nap, he got out of bed and spent the next 3-4 hours up again.  He sat in his wheelchair, read some of the many letters and cards that have been sent, and opened some packages.  Today was my mom’s birthday, so we decided to watch a movie tonight with her and Will was even able to stay awake for most of it.

I don’t want to jump ahead of myself here, as I was quickly reminded of the seriousness of the situation when Will would try to reposition and would grimace or call out in pain.  His pain is still quite intense, and the situation we face has not changed.  But, today was an incredible day and I could not be more thankful for it.  It was a day that left my heart full.

27 Comments

  1. Nancy LaRocco
    May 2, 2013

    How wonderful to read about your special day together. God gives good gifts and this was truly a precious gift. We are all praying for a miracle . Your hearts are reflecting so beautifully the love of God. May your hope be replenished each day as you see another sunrise . His mercies are new every morning . Faith is leading your way . We are blessed to be a part of this journey .

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  2. Shirley Howard
    May 2, 2013

    That is FANTASTIC news Angie and Will,hope you have more days like today !
    Tell your Mom HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Having you all in my prayers.

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  3. Kristy McNutt
    May 2, 2013

    SO Great to hear!!!! Prayers continue daily and such a great update!!!!

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  4. Mary Floyd
    May 2, 2013

    Angie and William

    Please believe that God is working in and on William. Be patient and wait, the power of God is moving in William and it will not stop. He is still using William, in ways that I know you don’t think you understand, but God’s will is going to be done. A healing is on it’s way, just stay prayerful and patient, and wait to see God’s miracle. I claim a healing in the Lord Jesus Christ.

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  5. Esha & Jason Tharpe
    May 2, 2013

    Great news!! Keeping you and Will in our Prayers! :)

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  6. Ricky Blanton
    May 2, 2013

    Thank you Angie, for the great report. I am still praying that everything that you and Will have been going through, God’s going to restore our friend back to health. We love you all.

    Nell and Ricky Blanton

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  7. Cindi Idle
    May 2, 2013

    What a wonderful day. I thank you, Lord for blessing Will, Angie and Dianna with this gift.

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  8. Tarrell Sanders
    May 2, 2013

    Great news!! Praying for you and Angle

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  9. Beth
    May 2, 2013

    Relish life’s simple pleasures, I’m happy for you and continuing to pray.

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  10. Karen Dillard
    May 2, 2013

    You don’t know me, but I am from Paris, TN. I first heard Will’s story in church this past Sunday. I’ve been praying for him and you ever since. Will’s courage and strength through this are absolutely inspiring. I know this time is so hard for both of you, but God is in control and I pray that he will give healing and comfort to both of you as you travel this long rode.

    In His Grip…
    Karen

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  11. Matt Inman
    May 2, 2013

    a gift

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  12. Tomeka Perry
    May 2, 2013

    The power in prayer is amazing!!! Continuing to pray for you and Angie. God will never leave you nor forsake you. He will always be there right beside you.

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  13. Kaisha
    May 2, 2013

    awesome!!!! keep fighting will! God is able!!! still praying!!!

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  14. brandy long
    May 2, 2013

    Praise God ….continually praying
    ..keep fightin and holding to God’s unchanging hand

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  15. melissa johnson
    May 2, 2013

    GOD BLESS YOU ALL MAY THE LORD CONTINUE TO HEAL AND STRENGTHEN THE BOTH OF YOU ,FOR IS A HEALING GOD AND THERE IS POWER IN THE NAME JESUS,GLORY 2 GOD!!

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  16. abeline theus
    May 2, 2013

    God is good all the time.!Praying for you both

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  17. Mee Mee Gray
    May 2, 2013

    Awesome news!! Look at God!! Angie and Will, I’m still praying!! We love you guys and continue to fight Will!!

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  18. Harrison Cowan
    May 2, 2013

    So glad to hear this wonderful news. Will continue to send up prayers from Tampa Bay for Will and the entire Gray family. Thank you all for your petitions to God on my good friend’s and his family’s behalf.

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  19. Danielle Hoff
    May 2, 2013

    Praying that you have more and more of these days.

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  20. Leesa Dean
    May 2, 2013

    So happy to hear that! I’ve been following the posts and hoping for something like this.

    While I understand how dire things are, never give up hope! What a gift to be able to enjoy yourselves like that.

    Wishing and hoping this day wasn’t an anomaly and you have many many more like it. Still hoping for that miracle!

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  21. John & Marianne Kesler
    May 2, 2013

    rejoicing with you & celebrating a good day!!

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  22. andrea fuller
    May 2, 2013

    Thank you Lord for allowing Will to have s very good day. I pray that there are many more days to come!

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    • Harrison Cowan
      May 2, 2013

      AMEN

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  23. Crystal Taylor
    May 2, 2013

    I go to the throne everyday with this request, “Lord grant them what they need the most today.” Yes OUR GOD IS REAL and he hears our prayers. I will continue to pray. :)

    Love
    Crystal R. Taylor

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    • Harrison Cowan
      May 2, 2013

      AMEN

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  24. Beth Skinner
    May 2, 2013

    Every moment spent in love is a moment lived for Christ and a precious gift for all who are touched by it. It s my prayer you have a lifetime of such moments. The number of in days in that life are not relevant. It is the number of moments spent loving that count. Giving thanks you have these and recognize it.

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  25. Sherri Paxton
    May 2, 2013

    Thank you , Lord, for the this blessing.

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