Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Back at the Richie's!

Erin spent her first full day at home, and it was a good one! She is really beginning to get a feel for her wheelchair and is beginning to eat with more regularity, which is great. All things considered, things are going well. Doesn't she look beautiful? She is such a trooper.

Support has continued to pour in. The Samford Crimson is printing an article tomorrow, and people at Campus Outreach volunteered to cover our dinners from Sunday to Friday. I just can't stop thanking God for the response of his body. If you're looking for a way to contribute, meals would be a fantastic way... or write up a check to Redeemer Community Church... or gift certificates (Amazon & Urban Outfitters)?

Here is the wheelchair ramp that Mr. Eades & Thomas built. Not bad, eh?

Less important Matt news: I've been raising support to go on staff with Campus Outreach, and, by the sheer grace & providence of God, I have jumped 36% in the last eleven days... God has given me such encouragement & re-affirmation over the last week-plus. I'm asking God to help me get on campus by next semester, so please keep praying for Erin & me as well...

Lastly, Ben Folds put out a new album today! Huzzah!

1 comment:

Kim said...


I am investigating the Vestavia Hills Apt. fire for a couple of girls from my husband's hometown, who, like your girlfriend, were forced to jump from their apartment windows on September 26. First, I hope your girlfriend is doing much better. Second, I would like to speak with her to discuss what she recalls from the fire and in particular, her smoke detector. I promise I will not take but a few minutes of her time. If she is willing to talk with me, my number is (205) 380-3480. Thank you and God Bless! Kim DeShazo