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Thursday, November 25, 2010

a REAL holiday

Happy Thanksgiving!! Today Cale had a real holiday! It was his FIRST day with out any therapy since July! Every time we thought we were going to have that, there was either an appointment or he ended up with therapy. I am totally ok with him having therapy every day because it's good for him to progress, BUT it was super nice to just have a great time together all day with out him having to work so hard. The morning started off with me getting to the hospital early and crawling in bed with him! We cuddled and talked for a while and then read the Bible together. It was so relaxing :) Then, at noon there was a huge lunch at the Fisher House. A whole bunch of volunteers cooked tons of food, and we filled our tummy's with it! There was a little foot ball watching before the meal...and then we pigged out!

With our full tummy's, we cuddled up on a couch in the Activity room and watched a movie with some of the other patients. It was Julie and Julia, which, seemed like somewhat of a perfect movie for a food day. I can't help but get hungry and want to eat every time I watch that movie!

One thing I'm thankful for is technology! We were able to use Skype and see Cale's family today! It's such a simple thing, but I always forget about it! Cale loved getting to see his family! After we were done, I asked how he liked it and he said "It was so good!" It was good for me too! :)

Not only did we have one super yummy Thanksgiving meal...we had two! Early evening we hopped in the Honda and went to the airport to pick up TJ! We had dinner with the Andrion's (family that has Basil). It was such a fun time! Cale was so funny! He was very involved in the conversations too. I'm pretty sure he's loving Thanksgiving because he had 3 slices of pie today! I'm pretty sure I did too...! On the way home, Cale was talking about something, and my mind was starting to drift and then Cale said "Did you hear me?" I had heard his voice, but was very guilty of having no clue what he had said..."What did you say?" "I said, Hip Hip Hooray!" Haha! I didn't figure out what he said that about because he had forgotten by then, but it was so great that 1) he noticed that I didn't respond and asked if I had heard 2) has added hip hip hooray back to his vocabulary :)

“The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by human hands. And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything. Rather, he himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else. From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands. God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us. ‘For in him we live and move and have our being.’As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are his offspring.’
Acts 17:24-28

We discussed this verse this morning. We both agreed that this seemed to pretty much some it up. I love that the God we serve is not built by human hands. He gives everyone life and breath-He's giving Cale every breath, just like He's giving me every breath. He's given us life-not just life on this earth, but life forever with him. Cale and I took a little time today and rejoiced in the love that God has for us and that one day, Cale will be 100% restored with no more scars, pain, TBI, infection, medal, limitations-he will be whole. There will be no more tears of sadness. No more pain!

25) I am thankful that I got to spend the whole day with Cale. I was at the hospital early and stayed late. Last year, he was deployed eating a some what put together Thanksgiving dinner. We were really missing each other and kept reminding each other that next year we would finally be together. I love that we were. It was such a great day! Tonight when I was getting Cale into bed, he looked at me and said "You're amazing." My heart was melting into the sweetness of his words. I love him so much and I'm so thankful that I got to spend turkey day with him :)


  1. What a wonderful Thanksgivings!! Huge hugs to you both! God Bless!!

    Casey Q

  2. Oh, Father, Words can't express what I feel about Cale and Kathleen. Thank you for what you have done in their lives. Thank you for their faith, for their love for You.....each other. Thank you for blessing them as only You can. Amen Hugs to you, Kathleen, Marion


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