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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

A Special Visitor and A Double Date!

Cale and I had our first double date since the accident! When I first met Amy, one of the things we had talked about is how one day we would be able to sit outside with both of our husbands. Adam ended up having to go back to ICU, and then they finally just got back, and now we're leaving! Adam is still needing help with oxygen, so we didn't think it was going to happen. Well, the nurse let Adam go out for 20 minute spurts! We first all went to the coffee shop (my little get away), and then we headed outside to feel the sun on our faces! It was so nice! It was Adam's first time, so it was extra special! Before we had to go back inside, the four of us prayed together. God is so good!

While we were visiting outside, a very special man came to meet Cale. His name is Chris. I had gotten to meet him a couple weekends ago, while Rachel was here. He had stopped to help right after the accident happened. This time, he was able to see Cale, and I know Cale looks SO much better than the last time he saw him.

Meet Chris...

I forgot, with all of my excitement yesterday, I had asked Cale last night how many years we've been married, and he tapped 5 times! Go Cale! He knows the important stuff ;)

So...we do not fly out tomorrow. This is not really a surprise, because it's pretty expected by now. It was a little frustrating, having to wait all day to find out something, because I didn't get the final call until about 6:30 tonight, but that's not really a big deal. Everything is ready to go, so whenever the plane comes, we're there! It's actually going to be nice. Today was another busy day, not as crazy though! My plans for tomorrow are to be with Cale as much as I can. I know the first week at the new facility, I may not get to see him as much as I want, so I better get all the cuddling in that I can now :)

The speech therapist told me today that Cale swallowed a tiny bit of thickened juice this morning, but it was very delayed. This afternoon when she came in, he went right under the sheet. He did pull it down when I asked him to, so that I could talk to him about doing some hard work, but it didn't last...he went right back under! PT and OT came in a little later, and again! Right back under. It's not like we can fight with him to come out and do something, because then nothing gets done. It ends with us beaten up, and Cale angry-no good. He's figured a way to be lazy. ;)

At one point when I was laying with Cale this afternoon, both of us were awake, we looked up Jeremiah 29:11. Not just one version, but several different versions, and I talked with him about God's plans for us. I really felt like he was listening the whole time, and when I would ask a question he was nodding back (a few taps too!). It was so neat to feel like we were having another one of our late night discussions while cuddled up and comfy in bed. I've really missed that. I felt so encouraged when we were done, just being reminded that God's plans are perfect and His timing is perfect.

Here's what we read:

I know what I'm doing. I have it all planned out—plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for.-The Message

For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. -NLT

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.-ESV

For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.-NIV

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.-KJV

Our bags are packed, the car is on it's way, good byes are said, and we are full of excitement!

Good Bye Honda!


  1. Kathleen,
    I'm sorry I didn't get to know you well, but it has been great "getting to know you" through your blog! My husband, James, and I have been constantly praying for you and Cale. (We have also been married for 5 years.) It is amazing to see His hand in both of your lives. I'm so excited for the next stage in your lives! I'm also so excited that you, Cale, Amy, and Adam got to go on a double date! So amazing! We miss hanging out with Amy and Adam! I can see the Lord is growing you and Cale and using you both in mighty ways. I pray that you and Cale will be a shining testimony to the doctors and staff at the new facility in CA!
    Temarie Kendall (Salem Baptist)

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  3. Jewel said...
    I'm so excited to hear about your double date....God is good!!!:) How special to be able to pray together and have that time before you leave. I will be praying for safe travels for you all and look forward to what this new chapter holds for you in CA:) I want you to know how blessed I am to be able to pray for you Kathleen and your husband Cale!:) -Jewel

  4. Kathleen,

    I just read your card you gave to the leapin' lizards crew--I'm so glad we were able to give you a little getaway from the trying times you're
    going through.
    Your story is so touching, and I love your excerpts of Jeremiah 29:11. God has great plans for you two wonderful souls.

    Best wishes to you & Cale in CA from the Leapin' Lizards team!


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