Steps moving forward…

This came yesterday morning from Stephanie’s Caringbridge post regarding
the progress of her husband Rob.

Remember, Rob is the Carrollton Police Officer who was shot in the head
exactly one week ago today during a high speed chase in Carroll County, Georgia.
His wife is a former long time teaching colleague and a dear old friend of mine.

They rushed Rob to Atlanta’s Grady Trauma Center.
The surgeons could not remove the bullet lodged in his brain but rather
had to remove a portion of the right lobe of his brain.

In an instant, lives were changed forever.

Three officers wounded.
One young man dead.
Another apprehended.
Three officers each rushed to trauma centers.
So many questions then remained.

This madness unfolded in but one small county in one state within 50 states.
50 states who each have their own daily and nightly violence that takes
place between the brazen and the police.

So many choices and so many lives change each and every day.

The news from Stephanie is so uplifting.
We know that Rob still has a long road to travel…but each day there is
tremendous progress.

And we thank God daily for these marvelous steps forward…

Good morning!
I have incredible news, and I could not wait to share it with everyone.
Our pastor sent me this Word this morning –
“And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way:
thy faith hath made thee whole – Luke 17:19.
Rob will be made whole.”
About 30 seconds after that text from him,
the officer with Rob right now and one of his closest friends sent me this text.
“Awesome news!
Just watched a neurosurgeon remove his last tube in his head and stitch him up…
She believes he is doing awesome and will be able to walk,
speak, and move as before.”
We are praising God for his complete healing,
and thanking you all for your prayers.
Have an amazing day in the house of the Lord today.
God is so good and worthy to be praised.
I’ll send another update later tonight. We love you!
🙂 Steph

17 comments on “Steps moving forward…

  1. hatrack4 says:

    Great news, but as you said before, change will be slow.

    • Yep! However he is still heavily sedated.
      They hope if he does alright with out the pressure port in his head today, they can move him out of ICU — baby steps but blessedly baby steps toward

  2. Reblogged this on Talmidimblogging and commented:
    Amen, so encouraging!!

  3. bcparkison says:

    We do have an awesome God. And our political “leaders” who encourage bad things need to be held accountable.

  4. K.L. Hale says:

    Such a tragedy. And I’m so glad for a living Savior that can heal and give hope.

  5. atimetoshare.me says:

    I pray that your friend has a complete recovery. Our fellow countrymen don’t realize how these men and women who serve the community are putting their lives on the line every day. I also pray that there is a return to our Judaeo Christian values and that there are consequences for wrongdoing. It seems we’ve lost sight of that as a nation.

    • I hope he does as well— and whereas I’ve not spoken to my principal for the past few days, I do keep up on caringbridge and Stephanie seems upbeat in her posts.
      As for our about face— I’m beginning to fret that we may have gone too far to return— of course I ebb and flow on good positive days vs fret-filled days— the trial verdict will be telling— and will someone please take away Maxine waters ability to run her mouth!!!!

  6. Pastor Cathy says:

    Steps moving forward…

  7. oneta hayes says:

    I join you in thanks for the progress Rob is making. May it continue to the point of all being a time to testify to the amazing goodness of the Lord. Maxine Waters? She surely must test the patience of some of her democratic friends. See, I keep hoping for a few democrats to come forward and help our country. Surely, surely, there are some.

  8. Tricia says:

    Some very uplifting news Julie, good to hear.

  9. A long recovery is way better than a quick non-recovery. He seems to be surrounded by encouraging people, and that is step one in any recovery.

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