Sunday, June 27, 2010

Say What?!

This morning started out to be another rough day, but ended up being wonderful :)

When I got to the hospital, Cale was awake and looked up at me as soon as I walked in. I sat on the bed and just talked to him for awhile. He's starting to nod in response a lot more, still not consistent, but for sure doing it. Once they got him into his wheelchair, we were able to sit outside and enjoy the sunshine (and heat!). I think I've explained before, there's a difference between, Cale awake and asleep, but there's also a difference between, awake and aware. It's when I know he's more aware of things that I really try to challenge what he can do. Today I asked him to touch my nose...and he did! He also touched my ear, top of my head, and my eyes on command! I have been asking him for weeks to do this, and so far nothing. I jumped up and said "are you kidding me?!", he just looked up at me, probably wondering what the big deal was. Haha!

He only did each one once, then he was done. He wouldn't do it again today, but that's how everything has been going with him. Even when he waved the first time, he only did it that one time, and now he waves all the time. I feel like he's a lot farther along then what they all think. I could be wrong since I'm just the wife, but, oh my goodness! Praise God!

We also had lots of cuddling time this afternoon. Again, it felt like he was very much aware even though we were going to take a nap. He even responded to quite a bit today. I have crazy mosquito bites all over me, and there's a big one on my leg that I asked him to feel, he reached down and touched it...really? Yes!

As I'm typing, my mouth is hanging open in amazement! I'm praying and expecting for big things this week!

When my soul is in the dumps, I rehearse everything I know of you, From Jordan depths to Hermon heights, including Mount Mizar. Chaos calls to chaos, to the tune of whitewater rapids. Your breaking surf, your thundering breakers crash and crush me. Then God promises to love me all day, sing songs all through the night! My life is God's prayer. Psalm 42:8 (The Message)

4 comments:

  1. Praise be to God!!

    Alana

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  2. Brandi Watson/Watson Family6/27/10, 6:42 PM

    Leena: (Hebrews 1:3, NIV) "God's Son has all the brightness of God's own glory and is like him in every way. By His own mighty word, He holds the universe together." ~ our pastor used this in service today and God told me that I needed to share that with you. My family and I continue to pray for YOU as well as Cale, and with all of the new and amazing things that Cale has accomplished, we praise God! Love you, stay strong!

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  3. The Bensons6/27/10, 7:37 PM

    Yes. Yes Yes Yes....."If I could touch the hem of His garment I know I would be made whole" But I think we can touch Him By asking Him and He is making Caleb whole my darling. Love you so much and am praying all the time...God you are so good all the time.
    Jean

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  4. Cale & Kathleen, keep up the good work. God is at work here in more ways than any of us can understand. God Bless, Love you, Julie

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