Sunday, October 10, 2010

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Today was relaxing and fun! Sydney went to church in the morning. We counted about 80 service missionaries in attendance who come to the hospital to provide the sacrament to patients and provide comfort and blessings. What a nice service they provide! They say they love what they do – they love helping and comforting people.

Sydney also played dress-up today; she fixed her hair and make-up and looked so gorgeous! It's fun to do this when you can. :) She also enjoyed the visitors who came to see her. It is so nice to see friends, neighbors and relatives! She is feeling well enough that Sundays will be open for visits from anyone who wants to come and see her. She gets pretty wiped out during the week, but Sunday will be her well-deserved day of rest!

We are thinking Sydney will come home around Halloween. It will be nice to have her home! She will continue out-patient rehab when she gets home. Once we adapt to a routine at home for a couple of weeks, we are thinking she could go over to the school for maybe 1 class a day; with a goal of being at school full-time by Term 3.

We are so grateful for her miraculous recovery! Thank you again for your support and prayers!

I'll close with this quote the young women in her church framed for Sydney:

“What lies behind us, and what lies before us, are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." - Ralph Waldo Emerson


Beth Low said...

Sydney, you don't know me, but my son, Dave is in your calculus class. We have been following your blog as a family since your crash. You are our hero. We are amazed by your strength, your courage, your faith and that of your family. You are a walking testimony of the power of God in our lives.

Sydney's mom: Thank you for going public with this blog at a very personal time of tragedy for your family. Tears come to my eyes when I read of you tender love and concern for your daughter. I hope that you will take the time and opportunity to make this into a book, or at least have someone else write about Sydney's story.

To Sydney's family: We are aware of you as well and pray for you. We know that this is a very tough time for you as your parents need to be with Sydney so much. They would do it for you as well. Hopefully, it will never be needed.

We continue to pray for your recovery, and to read your blog. Thank you for your example to us.

God bless,
The Low family

Elizabeth Hackley said...

Sydney, I always look forward to reading your blog and hearing of all your many accomplishments and milestones. You are one determined girl !! I love you to pieces and I would love to come visit you this next Sunday. Where are you at, and what is a good time ? I pray for you daily and I know that with all the prayers and love coming from everyone, you will recover. You are such a strong, beautiful girl and I admire you for all you've gone through. Keep smiling and know that you're in my thoughts and prayers always.
Love you,
Elizabeth Hackley

Brother Graf said...

Our seminary class continues to pray for Sydney. We are so pleased with her recovery. Her faith and hard work is no surprise to us! We are so grateful for the Lord's blessings to her and to her family.

Her workouts have made her more buff than we are -- we've all got to get going with our physical and spiritual development just to keep up with her!