Wednesday, June 16, 2010

His Grace IS Enough

Yesterday was a long day. Cale ended up having a hard day. He was not just a little agitated, he was very agitated. Right before transportation arrived to pick Adam up, the nurse was putting Cale to bed and he smacked her twice in the face, we also had to put restraints on him because he almost pulled out his peg tube…he’s a wild man. It’s a good thing to see him changing like this, it means healing is happening!

When they came to pick Adam up, Amy was able to ride in the ambulance, so I followed behind. He had a minor surgery last night, which is helping them to know what to do next. It sounds like he’s going to be going through two surgeries today.

A lot of not-so-happy emotions flooded me last night. When I went back with Amy to see Adam, it wasn’t the room, but the monitor screen, that reminded me about how many hours I spent starring at it. It’s weird being on this side of things, just waiting and sitting in the waiting room. For awhile last night, I was wondering what I was doing here. Sitting with me were ladies that know Amy. They know Adam and have been through the whole journey with them. I just met them! Lord, what am I doing here? All I know is that He said “go” and I will be obedient. I’m praying that I will be a blessing to Amy, and that God will give me the perfect words to encourage her heart.

I’m so very thankful to everyone that came to be with me while Cale was in ICU or through any part of this. You are very special people in my life, and there are no words to express how much it really means to me, and to Cale.

Amy and I left late last night and went to her house. We were up early, Amy headed right back to NCU to be with Adam and I went to the hospital with Cale for about an hour. He looked good, very sleepy. PT and OT came in while I was there, and he tried to sleep through it! When I walked in this morning I noticed how Cale has gained weight. He still isn’t back to what he was weighing before the accident, but because he’s lost so much muscle, he looks fuller. I’ve never seen him with a tummy! :)

Just so everyone isn't worried about me...I am taking care of myself. It is a large load to carry, being there for Amy and going through all this myself. God is giving me the grace, and He is enough to sustain me. Thank you for caring!

Though the rain comes in torrents and the flood waters rise and the winds beat against that house, it won’t collapse because it is built on bedrock. Matthew 7:25

4 comments:

  1. Vicky Scott6/16/10, 9:19 AM

    Kathleen,
    I want you to know that I am praying for you and Caleb every step of the way, and so are people all over the world. I am so grateful that you know HIS voice, are obedient, and have followed Amy to UNC to give her support. Having been were you are, I identify with your comments,(our son is a TBI and we take care of him 24/7) and love the positive outlook you place on all that Caleb does and that is what he needs to continue to get better. You are very special and your presence in that waiting room, and your Ruth to Naomi support of Amy speaks volumes of who YOU are and what HE is doing in your life.
    Thank you for "preaching the gospel at all times and if necessary, using words"
    Praying for all of you,
    Vicky Scott

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  2. Dear Kathleen,
    You are such a special woman! With all you are going through, you reach out to another young woman and help guide her on her path! YOU continually AMAZE me!

    All my LOVE, Lorri C

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  3. I am convinced that God led me to you just like he has led you to Amy. You will get just as much out of your love and to support to her as she does. Trust me :) It is such a blessing to be a friend to someone in need and to offer your love and support to them. There is no better gift that you can give to her!
    Mandy Anderson

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  4. Hi Kathleen, I'm a friend of Amy's and found your blog through hers. I just want you to know how encouraged I have felt to hear that you've met her. Her and her family are so dear to me (it's making me cry as I type this) and I've struggled so much to not be there for her physically (I live in Washington). I've been praying specifically for encouragement to surround her. Also, I'm glad to have found your blog and to include you and your husband in my prayers. You are an amazing woman and I love your heart.

    And in response to today's post, I am so incredibly happy to see the steps toward recovery Cale has taken in the last week! What a man! God is good!:)

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