Here’s an update on Victoria (Tori) from one of my nieces, Kerry Brouwer, written last night:
Amazing things have happened today! Tori with the help of a therapist and behind a walker, took twelve steps today and another seven steps this evening! We stand amazed at the Lord’s goodness to us and our little Tori! How fitting is Lamentations 3:22–23, “It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness!”
We ask for specific prayer for the nightmares that Tori has been having. Many nights she sleeps very fitfully and is disturbed by frightening nightmares. Please ask the Lord to take away these nightmares and pray for the rest that she so needs. Pray also for Jen and Gerald (her parents) as caring for Tori takes so much energy. Pray that today (Thursday) as the surgeons do the skin grafting that the Lord’s hand will be upon Tori and that this will be successful and that He may ease the anxiety and the pain that she will experience.
Jen and Gerald thank the many, many people who have showed their love and support in one way or another! Through your reaching out, they feel God’s goodness. Tori’s walls in her room are literally covered with cards, colored pictures from children, notes with Bible texts, and thoughtful words! This is a constant reminder to her of the many people praying for her.