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Friday, July 30, 2010

Ready For Battle!

Who is this King of glory? The LORD, strong and mighty, the LORD, mighty in battle! Psalm 24:8

It's a LONG road to recovery...but it's going to be in God's timing! It's going to take a LOT of work, but the Lord will give Cale the strength! There's going to be TONS of waiting, and it's going to be so worth it!

Cale struggled a lot more today with endurance. He's still doing great and good stuff happened today, but he's having to work so hard. I was thinking as a soldier all the training that Cale had to go through so that he was prepared for battle. Neither of us ever imagined this kind of battle, but with God we're not alone-ever. He is strong and mighty in battle! It's okay that we don't have everything in us we need to face this crazy long battle everyday, because God does and He's fighting with us, for us! Wanna know how I know? His word tells me! :)

God doesn't come and go. God lasts. He's Creator of all you can see or imagine. He doesn't get tired out, doesn't pause to catch his breath. And he knows everything, inside and out. He energizes those who get tired, gives fresh strength to dropouts. For even young people tire and drop out, young folk in their prime stumble and fall. But those who wait upon God get fresh strength. They spread their wings and soar like eagles, they run and don't get tired, they walk and don't lag behind. -Message

It felt like with every therapy, Cale was hitting a bump. I could tell his attitude was different at points too. Like I've said before, this is partly good because it could mean that he's becoming more aware and realizing that he can't do everything like he did before. It's hard seeing it and not being able to fix what's happening inside of him. It's another time that I just feel so overwhelmed with thankfulness that the Lord can speak to him in ways that I can't, He can be his comfort when I don't know how, He can lift Cale up and fight for him. He can give Cale (and me!) a fresh strength!!

A really BIG PT, Pat has been using a machine/walker thing. Today, he wanted to walk with just him and Cale. So far, every day they've been walking, Cale has been doing what they call "scissoring" it's when he crosses his feet in front of each other. The therapists have been trying to work on correcting it, but it's been a process. Well, when Pat got him up and started walking Cale kept his feet apart! For the WHOLE walk to the gym! He did it for the way back too! I am so proud of him! The walk to PT was great and the walk back was great. The in between today wasn't so hot, but that's okay, what he did was huge! Here's a video of the end of the walk on the way back. You can see at the end of the video, his feet started to cross again, but not near as bad! Yay!

I can't say enough how thankful I am to everyone who has been so faithful in praying for Cale. Thank you for ALL the prayers, cards, messages, texts, comments, calls, emails, and packages. There's just not enough time in the day and no words will do that express how much all of it means to me. Thank you for being willing to be a blessing!!!


  1. YAAAAAAAAAAAAAY! That walk looks so good!!!!!

  2. Heather Favret7/31/10, 11:32 PM

    OH MY!!!! I was soooooo excited when I saw this, I watched it 3 times. He did so good! He is getting stronger from all of his hard work. It made me cry (with joy). I am so excited for you both!

  3. Jennifer Heigelmann8/1/10, 7:53 PM

    Kathleen...This video you posted is amazing! How God is working in Cale! I love seeing the progress Cale is making! ♥♥♥
    ~Jennifer (homegroup)


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