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Friday, July 16, 2010

Leavin' On A Jet Plane...Just Kidding...

All I can say is...yikes! Plans went from leaving tomorrow, to not leaving until Monday, back to possibly still leaving tomorrow. As of now-we have no idea. Surprisingly, I'm totally fine with it. This whole process; with finding this facility, getting ready to move, making plans so quickly, new adjustments, and now all of this waiting, God has given me so much peace! He's been so faithful from the first night of the accident, and even now about filling my heart with peace that ONLY He can give!

I've been able to cuddle so much with Cale and have so many precious moments with him. He's such a sweet man. I know we still have a long road ahead of us, but moments when I'm laying with him, seem to make everything else disappear. When he looks at me now, I know he's actually looking at me. When he started giving hugs, it was so wonderful! So sweet! Now, he gives lots of hugs, and gives lots of people hugs. When he kisses me, it's my husband kissing ME! He doesn't try to kiss anyone, he only does that with me. When I can tell him how much I love him and how I'm so proud of him and all he's doing, I know he hears me. Tonight, we prayed together for our marriage, that God would continue to bind us together, and that NOTHING would take our focus off of Him. When I think about the future and all that God has in store for Cale and I, my heart starts to beat so fast! God is so good, whatever our life turns out to be like, God is still so good.

This was taken in 2005, when Cale was in Basic :)

I was challenged with a verse this afternoon that I wanted to share. I've been praying specifically, the last few weeks, that I wouldn't be so wrapped up in what's going on with Cale and I. There are so many people that are hurting and facing really hard situations. A friend of mine recently gave birth to a baby, that she will never get to see grow up. I met a lady today, that talked about an old friend of hers that is now quadriplegic. I was talking to a guy this week, his closest friend lost his wife to cancer. Today, I sat outside with Amy, whose having to go through her husband in the hospital for TBI like Cale. Another lady I know, just found out her dad has been diagnosed and may not be alive much longer. There are so many more trials that are going on right now, and when I think of all of them, my heart breaks for each person. I'm guilty of being in my own little world, since the accident, and not making more of an effort to be a blessing and looking for ways that God can use me in their lives!

So if you're serious about living this new resurrection life with Christ, act like it. Pursue the things over which Christ presides. Don't shuffle along, eyes to the ground, absorbed with the things right in front of you. Look up, and be alert to what is going on around Christ—that's where the action is. See things from his perspective. Col 3:2 (The Message)


  1. Kathleen, you have been more of a blessing to more people than you will ever know. Everytime someone reads this blog they are encouraged beyond measure. Everyday I have someone coming up to me and saying that when they start to feel bad about their circumstance, they think about you and their life doesn't seem so bad. God is already using you in the lives of so many. I love & miss you & Cale.

  2. Hannah Hayner7/17/10, 7:28 AM

    wow awesome!!! that verse is incredible! thanks for the reminder! you're doin great! loveya!

  3. Hey Kathleen,

    I have been meaning to tell you this. A couple in our church has a grown son that is a pilot of some sort for the Air Force. Well, he is stationed in North Carolina, and at least a part of his job is to transport military patients by air to wherever they may need to be transported to. His mom, Joyce, also happens to be a HUGE prayer warrior AND has been faithful to keep up with Cale's progress through this blog. So, I was just thinking.....wouldn't it be just like God to have her son be one of the pilots that transfers you and Cale when it is time??? :) I am not sure of his first name, or if you will even get to know the names of the flight crew that transfer you, but his last name is Pickett. Should you get to meet him, just know that his Mom is an awesome lady that has been praying for you from the first day of all of this! We love you guys and are praying continually!! Marilyn McLaughlin

  4. Dear Kathleen,
    That is such a beautiful pic of you on the beach with your words of love for Cale! So simple, so true, yet so powerful! I was speaking of you and Cale with my sister this morning and telling her of your strong undeniable love for your husband! You are a wonderful woman and an inspiration to all of us!
    Know that all of us that read your blog are still praying for you and Cale!
    Lorri C.


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