Sunday, March 28, 2010

Update - Kathleen

Good Sunday morning! :)

There wasn't anything new to blog yesterday. The weekends are a lot more relaxed as far as Cale's schedule. His therapy sessions are only Monday-Friday. Yesterday afternoon Julie Hoppel flew in for a few days and today my brother and his family are coming to visit today. They usually come visit every Sunday and get to see all the changes Cale has made over the week. God has really blessed Cale and I with all the people in our life! It amazes me.

Now that we can decorate Cale's room and make it look happier, we're going to make a prayer chain! If you want to be apart of this chain, send an email to prayingforcale@yahoo.com, include your name and where you're located. We're going to put the chain around his room and on every strip write where the person is from so he can see how people all over the world have been praying for him. It'll be so exciting when he wakes up and see's how long the prayer chain is!! I'll be getting lots of construction paper! :)

Today is going to be a good day! This morning I was able to go off alone and spend time reading the bible and praying. I read in Mark about how the man came to Jesus with a crippled hand and Jesus asked him to reach out it out and it became normal again! I've been told that Cale will most likely not be able to see out of his left eye again. The optic nerve has been damaged and the optic nerve, unlike other nerves in the body, doesn't regenerate itself. Well, many miracles have been done and are still being done through Christ, Cale's optic nerve can be healed! Also, last night I couldn't sleep (along with everyone else in the room!)and as I let my thoughts wander about the future and all that's happening, I had a little pitty party. Well in 1 Corinthians, Paul reminded me that all this stuff that's happening with the accident, and Cale in the coma, it stinks. I hate it. BUT this life on earth is not the prize. In verse 26 he says "So I run straight to the goal with purpose in every step." The prize is eternity with Christ, where there is no pain and suffering. Cale will have a new body not injured like his earthly body. There is so much more to look forward to then the things I want now, like having my husband awake and starting a family. I'm sure that I will need to be reminded of this again and again but for today, this new day that God has given me I will claim his promises and know that I do not need to be discouraged or dismayed because He is my God and he gives me the strength I need. He holds Cale and I in His victorious right hand.

All that to say...today has started off to be a great day! :)

5 comments:

  1. Michael Elkins3/28/10, 10:01 AM

    "I am praying as well. For a long time now I have felt so far from the Holy spirit. Not lost, just distant. Reading your update everyday gives me hope because I know he is there with you and I know Im not lost. Everything is for Gods glory and in the slightest way your updates have given God his Glory by giving some of us hope. Hang in there Cale. I am praying for you everyday. I don't know you but your my brother in Christ and I love you."

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  2. Lori Kittelson; New Life -Watertown3/28/10, 11:28 AM

    Kathleen, i never had the "priveledge" of meeting you or your wonderful husband. But my husband and i have not ceased to pray for you since day one. However i have got to say....YOU have become an inspiration to ME! Every time you share what God has shown you, it encourages me and helps me to remember that He is always with us and always speaking to our hearts. GOD BLESS YOU GIRL! Hang in there and know that your family in Christ is rooting for you both and praying for you always. Thank you for the updates. We look for them every day :)

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  3. I'm so proud of you, for your strength, courage & unending faith in our Father God. Cale will come through this and every other hurtle that God sets for the both of you. I love you both very much.

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  4. The Bensons3/28/10, 5:11 PM

    Oh my little darling Darling. Just when I think I can't go one more day you give me so much hope and inspiration. I am so proud of you. God is so faithful. Cale is blessing me and others even in his coma and doesn't even know ( YET). Someday I will have the priveledge of telling him how wonderful it was to pray for him and to see his progress and to see the wonderful woman that he married that I am honored to call friend. I love you so much. Thank you for that priveledge.
    Jean

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  5. Kirk Gilchrist3/31/10, 8:49 AM

    Kathleen,

    We are praying for you guys and sure do love you. Your posts are awesome and encouraging.

    Love,

    PK

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