Dear Family and Friends,
Hello and thanks for following along and praying these last few weeks. We are continuing to settle into life here in Cambridge! Thankfully, we seem to have brought a good dose of California sunshine with us and these past few weeks have been full of unusually sunny (and warm!) days. So much so that we were somewhat relieved when a cool drizzly day appeared yesterday. It’s amazing what we grow accustomed to and also weary of!
These past weeks have been full as we’ve reacquainted ourselves with this city and its ways. Being pedestrians again has been fun but challenging in it’s own rewarding ways- mostly for Amos and Mommy since we both are a bit slower than we used to be, for different reasons. But we are both benefiting from the added exercise in our days! Amos doesn’t always enjoy the need to walk but we can see already that he’s gaining strength and endurance as we persevere with this necessary mode of transportation – last week he walked the 0.8 miles to Church! We’ve also ventured out on the bikes a bit and it’s fun to see the boys tucked into the bike trailer again. This time there’s considerably less room and the weight has increased a good deal! Good thing Daddy has done all the pulling thus far 🙂
We’ve had a number of appointments at Addenbrookes and feel well received there. We are still waiting to get started with therapy- the most important being physical therapy and speech therapy. Thankfully though, our team in California equipped us well with “home programs” to help us bridge the therapy gaps before we can get everything scheduled again. Apparently these things take a while- and did in the US too. Please do pray that therapy would start in a timely fashion and be helpful and even convenient. We’ve heard there’s a possibility that therapists will come to the house and that is a very exciting prospect!
Until then, we continue to work each day on as many of Amos’ “therapy tasks”as we can fit in with our focus being exercise at the moment. We really want to see Amos get stronger for his own health and safety as well as for his own ability to participate in and enjoy life here. It’s not always easy with Mom and Dad being the therapist at every turn and we sure do miss Annie, Carolyn, Amanda and all of the other therapists we left behind! Please pray for patience and diligence on all fronts as we keep working on all the things that will help Amos in his ongoing recovery.
Despite the business of settling in and adjusting to new schedules, we’ve really loved being able to reconnect with good friends, being back at church, and joining in on old activities. Will is back at his research center, Tyndale House, resuming his work. It is a blessing and a gift to have these things available to us once again. So far we’ve managed a trip to the Fitzwilliam Museum, some of our favorite coffee shops, Tyndale House and their new-to-us back garden, the Cambridge Botanical Gardens (simply lovely!), park dates with friends, church, morning bible study, the Garden and Food festival on Parkers’ Piece, and open day at the Cambridge fire station- to name a few. We are so thankful for each day that we are given to spend together.
We remain thankful for all of you. For the prayers, support, and help we continue to receive in so many wonderful and varied ways. Thank you!
And last but not least, a very “Happy Anniversary!” to my beloved Mr. Ross. The Lord has brought us through seven years together and I’m more thankful than ever to have you by my side, sharing in the joys and sorrows. May we grow in Him and in our love for each other in this next year!
Love in Christ to you all,
Kelli, Will, Amos, Luke and baby