Sunday, May 2, 2010

But the joys to come will last forever!

What a great weekend! My eyes are a bit droopy tonight from all the fun, but that's okay. Basil also had an active weekend and now he's very cozy next to me snoring quite loud! Family and Friends are such blessings.

Cale let me sit with him for a while today. For the first time he started to use his right hand to feel stuff with. He was reaching up to my head and touching my hair and then rubbed my neck a little. Before he really started to move his left arm he would feel like this. It's pretty exciting because if he's starting to get some control over his right side it means...Houston his brain is healing!! That's just enough good news to send me jogging! :)

Tomorrow is meeting day. It's getting interesting, if everything is on track, the report should say 3 weeks left. I'm of course totally fine if it's not on track and we stay longer... :)

I was reading in 2 Corinthians and some verses really stuck out to me. 4:8-10 We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are NOT crushed and broken. We are perplexed, but we DON'T give up and quit. We are hunted down, but God NEVER abandons us. We get knocked down, but we get up again and keep going. Through suffering, these bodies of ours constantly share in the death of Jesus so that the life of Jesus may also be seen in our bodies. Also, 4:17-18 For our present troubles are quite small and won't last very long. Yet they produce for us an immeasurably great glory that will last forever! So we don't look at the troubles we can see right now; rather, we look forward to what we have not yet seen. For the troubles we see will soon be over, but the joys to come will last forever. WOW! Suffering is going to happen in this life, but over and over God's word says HE WILL NOT LEAVE US! I think even if you don't believe in God, or you believe He's real but you don't think He relates to you or you're not too sure about the bible, I pray that these words speak to your heart tonight. You see what I'm going through, what Cale is going through, and this may be bold to say, but the reason I can breathe every day, the reason I can get out of bed, is because Christ has won the victory over death so that I can have eternal life with Him forever! This means that nothing my body or Cale's body goes through during this life can hold us down. One day we will live forever with God in a place with out suffering, for now I can look past the trial I face today and look forward to what is unseen. These days will be over! Cale and I have gotten knocked down and I know so many people all over are facing such hard times in their lives, but we can focus on Christ and get back up and keep going! Yeah! I just really felt like I needed to share about how Cale and I have both made the decision to fully surrender our lives to Christ and because of that, this is all going to be worth it.

8 comments:

  1. Behold the beauty of the Lord!!!!

    I haven't checked this in a couple of days, but the photo of you and Cale (standing) shows the beauty of the Lord all over you!!! Be encouraged dear sister---as jars of clay, we will not be abandonded!!!!
    Krista Bovee (Susy Fairchild's sister-in-law)

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  2. The Bensons5/2/10, 6:50 PM

    Amen sister.We are so encouraged by your words. We press forward. This body may fail but my mind my body my soul and my spirit will never give up. Nor ever give up my love for the One who loves me best.
    We love you sweetheart.
    C+J

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  3. Hannah Hayner5/2/10, 6:52 PM

    wow, awesome! what a testimony and an amazing word you shared! brought tears to my eyes!
    also, wow!!!!! the right side moving, the brain healing!!!!! aaaahhhhh!!!!! aaaaaahhhh!!!! that's enough to send ME jogging, and that's an even bigger deal haha.
    i miss you and love you tons!!!
    with you till the end!

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  4. Lori/ New Life5/2/10, 8:16 PM

    Awesome news Kathleen! Praying for you every day and Still believing for Cales complete recovery :)

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  5. Wishing you both the best. Peace. Providence. Healing. Thank you so much for encouraging us with your strong spirit.

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  6. amen Kathleen, still thanking the Lord for all He is doing for Caleb, He loves you both so very much.

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  7. You are such an encouragment and inspiration to me.
    -Bonnie Bennett

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  8. Yes, eternity awaits... beautiful!
    Susy Fairchild

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