I received this update the other day from Luigi’s father-in-law … exciting! 🙂 I’m so glad Simone got to see his Daddy last week!! Makes my heart happy. 🙂  Thanks for the continued prayers. 

“Now to Him (the Lord) who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory! (Ephesians 3:20-21a)  It is so amazing to reflect on what God is doing in and through Luigi. During the first ten days or so, doctors were very cautious to not fuel our expectations about Luigi. We heard indirectly that the nursing staff in intensive care (who deal continuously with similar critical cases) didn’t think Luigi would be able to survive! It is so encouraging to see additional steps of daily progress and realize the miracle taking place before our eyes. Luigi’s mind is getting sharper each day. It’s so great to see his sense of humor returning, his frequent smiling face, his words of thanks to the doctors and nurses for their kind care. He’s even been able to give important advice to Matteo and Raimondo as they are trying to fill in gaps with ongoing work-related projects that were suspended when Luigi fell.
Luigi and Felicia’s two small sons Simone and Daniele are doing remarkably well considering the long absence of their father. Different ones are trying to help do special things with them to help pass the time and distract them. It was a real emotional time when I had permission to take Simone up to see his father last Sunday for the first time since the accident on June 22nd. He crawled in bed next to his daddy – all of us were in tears – daddy and son’s eyes were glued on each other! It was a wonderful reunion!

Next Tuesday (July 27) Luigi will have surgery on his back. That will be a very delicate surgery and needs much prayer. Any mistakes and/or infections could still be very critical. Please pray for Luigi’s brain swelling to keep going down and his coherency to be completely regained. He has started regaining some use in his left arm and hand (keep praying for this, too!).