Then we left the orientation to go upstairs at Shepherd Center and lead our ABI family support group. We are always humbled and blessed in these sessions as we talk with family members who are still in shock and try to put some hope in their hearts. In this group, four patients were represented by the seven people who attended. They asked wonderful, insightful, searching questions, and we tried to answer the best we could--always with the awareness that this is not the end of their journey but just the beginning--and it will get better. We don't know how much better, but that's where faith, hope, and prayer come in--and a lot of hard work at rehab! We try to lift these family members' spirits in our meetings. One mother whose son is still in a coma three weeks after his car accident said, "I haven't laughed in three weeks. It felt so good to experience laughter again."
We were interviewed for 45 minutes on Moody Radio Network this week and had a great time. If you'd like to listen, click on this link and move the red slider to 10:26 minutes so you will miss the ads before the interview.