Today, is Michael Einfeldt’s 21st birthday.
We drove over for a visit this afternoon and it was so, so good.
Michael was sitting in his chair, watching a show with his sister Sarah. He greeted us with the biggest smiles when we walked in and it was incredibly heartwarming. He’s looked so good since he’s come home. He’s much more content and it’s so evident to see.
We got to catch up with Sally during our visit. Some current prayer needs for the Einfeldts would be just for the right paperwork to go through so that Michael can get all of the in-home care and support that he needs. Sally has been working diligently on it but I’m sure would appreciate prayer and support for it to all work out.
Highlights from our visit would be getting to see Michael do a little bit of his occupational therapy. He had so many big smiles and even some big laughs too. He looked right at Jeremy and then at me when Sally asked him too and it was just so good to see our friend happy and engaged.
I brought Michael a little gift that was actually from some of you reading this right now. I had asked earlier this year for people to share how Michael’s story has affected their lives. Many sent letters and messages and I took these and mod-podged them to a canvas. I wanted to make a visual reminder that showed that even in the hardest times, God is always working His goodness. Then I paint stenciled the words, faith, hope and love because these have been the underlying themes of Michael’s on-going journey and story. So thank you to those of you who have loved and prayed for Michael and thank you for being a part of his gift.
Overall, it was such a good visit. We prayed for Michael and got a nice big smile again before we left. Thank you for continuing to love and pray for Michael and his family and we just wish Michael a very happy birthday today.