There have been many moments that I would see Cale in his uniform, and become so overwhelmed with how proud of him I was. Today, there was no uniform, but I could not contain the emotion that once again I felt because of how proud I am of my husband. He's fighting so hard.
This morning when PT and OT came in, Carolyn asked Cale to shake her hand. We've tried this over and over and nothing, until today, when Cale raised his hand and gave her a good shake! Oh my goodness! Susan and Carolyn looked at each other with a surprised interested look and then Susan gave it a whirl, and again he gave her good shake too! :) This is amazing!
Then after, I helped him into his chair ;) and they took Cale in the hallway to play ball. Susan threw the ball to him and he caught it! What?! Yeah! He didn't want to let go once he caught it though, so every time they would have to fight a little to get it out of his hands. Later this afternoon we went for round two with the ball game. This time Carolyn bounced it to him, he caught it, and then bounced it back! It was the best thing to see. It really felt like Cale was normal and having fun. I am so proud of him. Just through the day he's already progressed. He's also been shaking lots of hands today!
Here's a video of round 2!
At one point during the day I was leaving the room and asked Cale to wave good bye to me. It took him a minute, but he did it. A full wave. Amazing.
What do I say to all of this? Thank you Lord for being with the man I love.
I walk Basil every morning, at lunch, and then again in the evening. I have a special path behind the hotel that I walk and pray. I feel like every time I've prayed in the last few months, I've prayed for Cale's healing, God's will to happen, me to trust Him...everything has been about what's happened since the accident. This afternoon when I walked Basil, I prayed and said nothing about all that's going on, I just prayed that I would become more intimate with Him, taken to a new place that's just me and the Lord. I sang to Him and praised Him, I asked Him to walk with me. It was beautiful. Another reason I'm so proud of Cale, he served his country along with so many other soldiers so that I have the freedom to walk and talk to the God I love and serve. Thank you to everyone who is in, or has been in the military!