Friday, July 23, 2010

Never Boring Around Here

Once again we are faced with a lot of happenings here at the Garff house. We are headed into this next chapter with a little more optimism than usual which is a huge step for us. Matt has had a very hard time since the motorcycle accident. He is possibly facing 2 very hard and painful surgeries but we are hopeful that these surgeries will improve his quality of life. Today we find out if he has to have surgery for a torn rotator cuff. We are hoping that it is not torn but if it is we are prepared for what comes. We are counting down the days until we see the neurologist to find out if Matt has to have a shunt placed in his head. He has had hydrochepalus for a long time, this means he has water on his brain and the side effects from this condition have worsened since the accident. I am actually excited for this appointment because if he gets the surgery it could improve so many things that he has been struggling with. I am feeling a lot of pressure knowing that I am the one that is going to have to carry this family for a while. It's a hard feeling knowing that the other half of you is going to be out of commission for a while. We are worried about his job and what will happen there but we know that God provides and have already seen that at work in this situation. It is amazing to see how the worst of situations are meant to be and can bring immense blessings. Matt's accident was no accident. It was meant to happen. If it had not happened he would not be receiving the medical attention for this condition and things would not have improved for him at work. Another miracle is that before the accident Matt's dad had talked to us about moving back to Utah and taking care of his house while he and his wife go on a mission. Now if Matt loses his job or is not paid for a significant amount of time we already have arrangements in the works for our relocation. I am so thankful for the Lord and his loving guidance in this situation and many others that we have been faced with.

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