Saturday, June 19, 2010

Good ol' Family :)

Another good day for Mr. Darling! Ty and Nikki came up today with Caleb and Hunter. It was extra exciting today, Cale was able to go outside with us. After awhile, Ty started to tap the side of Cale's wheelchair and then Cale tapped back. That went on for a bit, then Ty started counting his taps and Cale would do how many ever Ty had counted. First, he started with one and then went up, after, Ty was doing random numbers and Cale was still able to do it! He was so focused the whole time.

Here's them tapping...

They took a little break and then Cale was still able to tap the number Ty was giving! This is huge! I was told back in ICU that numbers were something Cale would probably never be able to use again, that where his damage is, numbers wouldn't make sense. Now that he's done it once, I'm hoping he'll be in a good mood on Monday and willing to show off to everyone!

Here's the man...haha! :)

It started to get hot so we all went inside to the cafeteria for lunch. This time Cale joined us! I was a little nervous, because too much stimulation isn't a good thing, but for the most part he did good, by the time we were done eating, Cale at that point was very ready for a nap...along with all of us I think :)
Today was fun. It was so fun getting to have my husband involved in family time again. This time, he wasn't just there with only his body, but he was very much a part of it. I miss him. I miss hearing his laugh and silly jokes. There were moments that gave me so much hope and peace, that we are going to have the victory we've all been praying for.

He is your praise; he is your God, who performed for you those great and awesome wonders you saw with your own eyes. Deuteronomy 10:21

Brothers :)

6 comments:

  1. Vicky Scott6/19/10, 6:29 PM

    Kathleen,
    I loved reading this evening's update! One of the first things we got for Jonathan was a poster of Winston's Churchill's famous quote... "NEVER, NEVER, NEVER, GIVE UP!" Jonathan is missing MOST of his frontal lobes as in gone, not damaged. He is doing many things that we were told he would never do. You assume he will do it all, and be thankful for all that he does. God is in charge, as you are fully aware. You continue to be in our prayers.
    Vicky Scott

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  2. Celebrating with your whole family!! I am so grateful to hear this good news and also that the YUCKY YELLOW GOWNS are G-O-N-E! :D

    Continuing to pray and rejoice.

    1 Thess. 5:16-24

    Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. Do not quench the Spirit. Do not despise prophecies, but test everything; hold fast what is good. Abstain from every form of evil.

    Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. He who calls you is faithful; he will surely do it.

    Amen! :D

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  3. The Bensons6/19/10, 8:13 PM

    Awesome . This is so great. I LOVE the picture in the cafeteria with his arm back and his foot on the table. He looks so chilllaxed. Hahhahah. Continued prayer for more and more and thanks for all He has done. We love you and are so thankful for what He is doing and for you friendship.
    Love you beautiful.

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  4. Very glad to hear that he is doing better. We love you and you both are in ours prayers. If you need anything please dont hesitate to call. God Bless
    Marty and Country

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  5. Kathleen,
    I am so excited to hear all of Cale's progress. I expect to keep hearing more of these things, and pray that Cale will be fully restored to you - even for him to laugh and offer silly jokes :-) With such a great cheerleader, who wouldn't respond?!?
    Love,
    Christina

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  6. There are those of us here in Washington that believe Cale's progress is due to so many praying, but mostly it is God & your sheer will that is keeping Cale going. He knows that you are there by his side, I know that he has known it all along. He is fighting for you my beautiful daughter, that's how strong the bond of love is between the two of you. From certain things that I was told after the accident, I believe that Cale knew he was going to hit that tree & he turned his body & bent over to protect you from serious injury. I am so thankful that someone who loves you that deeply, came into your life & has given you so much happiness & will continue to bring you happiness in the future. I love you both very much!!

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