4/29-Aaron enjoyed his EFE (Early Field Experience) at Star of Bethlehem. He got to teach his cousin Hannah!
I am starting to put the book about Aaron together. The outline is complete, and I am in the process of going thru our documentation as well as documentation from Waukesha County and especially Winnebego State Mental Hospital. Sadly some of the material no longer exists because by law medical records are only kept for 7 years. But Winnebego saved everything going back 10 years! They sent us over 800 pages (Aaron was there for 3 years). It is gut wrenching to go thru, but it reminds us of the incredible miracle God has blessed us with!
Aaron is doing great in the most important way! He is the Apple of God's eye and he is being protected on his path towards heaven. He was marked by God to be His own when he was baptized 3 days after he was born!
Aaron is very special to many people because God made him very special. During the last seven years we have seen evidence of God's love even in Aaron's illness. Aaron has Schizophrenia, perhaps one of the most challenging med resistant forms that a person can have. But even in Aaron's deepest delusions we saw God's hand. Aaron touched many people with God's word and God's love in places that most of us don't go, hospitals, nursing homes, and mental institutions.
As Aaron recovers from the brain damage he suffered he continues to touch people. His gentle nature, respect for the doctors, nurses, and therapists helping him, and the hope he never lets go of continue to reflect God's love. Some people who weren't as close to Jesus have told us they are praying now.
God isn't done using Aaron just yet!