Sunday, November 14, 2010

a Sunday afternoon outing :)


On Friday our social worker approached me with tickets to another 49er game! They had been donated (just like the ones that were given when I went with Rachel!), so...I of course said yes! Cale wouldn't have let me turn them down! He was sitting behind me when I was asked and he was saying yes over and over! Haha! I still had my shirt from Rachel and Cale had his hat that he had won at Bingo a couple weeks ago, so we were ready! He still had PT and OT this morning before we left at 11am, so he was pretty tired before we even made it to the game. He did really good though. By the end of second quarter, he was ready to leave, but was so sweet and willing to stay until after the third quarter when we had already been planning on leaving.


It was so much fun being with him. I love getting to be outside of the hospital with him, surrounded by "real life." It's not always easy because I am reminded of what has happened to Cale, I see other couples and how perfect they seem (on the outside...), and people don't always have the kindest reactions, but I love so much just being with him. He's amazing and fun and I'm so very proud of him!


There are so many little moments that might not seem like a big deal but they are HUGE to me, because they are a glimpse into a life after the hospital. Right before we were leaving for the Sharks game a couple weeks ago, I was sitting in the car with Cale waiting for Pat and Cale was holding a cup of hot chocolate. I snapped a picture because even though there's no way to capture the emotions of the moment, I want to capture the memory and reminder for myself that the time will come! Well, at the game today, Cale was sitting next to me eating a bag of chips. I turned to look at him, and I had that moment...he was enjoying the game like he would have been doing preinjury. I whipped the camera out and snapped a picture, but Cale put his hand up and said "Not fair!" I didn't understand at first but after having him repeat, I figured it out. "Why are you saying not fair?" he has never not wanted me to take his picture! He looked at me and with his mouth made the chewing motion. He didn't want me taking the picture while he was chewing! He finished his bite, wiped his mouth, turned and smiled for me to take another! Haha! This was the picture he approved :)


This was one last shot after we arrived back at the hospital. :) Cale was soooo tired. We walked in right in time for dinner and after I took Cale to his room, got him all ready for bed, and told him I was going to my room for a tiny bit. I wasn't gone very long, but when I walked in this is what was waiting for me...



I made noise when I clicked the light off so he woke up and we still had our cuddle time :) I showed him the video and he said "Aww cute!" haha.



Trust-Kristene Mueller

It's the sweetest thing
to trust you
just to know
You got everything under control

it's the sweetest thing
to trust you
just to know
You got everything

and You are making me a mountain
making me a mountain
that cannot be shaken

well You are making me a mountain
making me a mountain
that cannot be moved

high up on a rock
looking out at the horizon
watching as the storm rolls in
wondering if my heart will survive it

as the waves crash all around me
and can't remember what it feels like to be free

i know You're making me a mountain
making me a mountain
that cannot be shaken

oh You are making me a mountain
making me a mountain
that cannot be moved

You say, I've got you my baby
I've got you
it's quite the mess you're in
but it's nothing Love can't fix

so sit here upon my shoulders
and watch as it all unwinds

You are making me a mountain
making me a mountain
that cannot be shaken

I know You're making me a mountain
making me a mountain
that cannot be moved

I love this song. It honestly is the sweetest thing to trust God and to know that He already has everything figured out. He's growing and stretching me everyday and everyday He is so faithful to carry me through.

14) I am thankful for family. Cale and I both have wonderful families! We're all quirky and strange (on both sides!), but we all love each other. When the accident first happened, my brother had only met Cale twice before, but was instantly a part of Cale's life in a away that was never expected. He was there to help in any way he could physically help. Cale's mom and my mom both flew out right a way, his brother came as soon as he was able. Family is there through all the good stuff and bad stuff. Hard stuff and the easy everyday life. Family is such a blessing and I'm so thankful for the family that both of us have! I love all of you!!

5 comments:

  1. hahaha ben had to be woken up to use the
    bathroom and then when he was back in bed he didn't want to fall asleep!
    i wanted to run over every single person that walked or stopped right in front of us!! i had to simmer down a bit!
    we had fun...

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  2. You are gonna be such a picture crazy mama some day... your kiddos will be saying, "awwww, mom, did you have to take a picture of that!" :)
    ~ Heather

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  3. I am so pleased you had such a good time. Blessings to youo both, Marion

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  4. Hi Kathleen, Here's a song that heard today & instantly thought of you. Your faithfulness to the Lord has continually shown through in your actions & your writings...and you are a living testament to the words that sing:"No matter what...."

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OA3MSqufJP4

    Blessing to you and Cale...
    Judy Jay

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  5. (Here are the words........)
    NO MATTER WHAT...by Kerri Roberts:

    I’m running back to Your promises one more time
    Lord that’s all I can hold on to
    I gotta say this has taken me by surprise, but nothing surprises You
    Before a heartache can ever touch my life
    It has to go through Your hands
    And even though I keep asking why, I keep asking why

    No matter what, I’m gonna love You
    No matter what I’m gonna need You
    I know You can find a way to keep me from the pain
    But if not, if not, I’ll trust You no matter what, no matter what

    When I’m stuck in this nothingness by myself
    I’m just sitting in silence
    There’s no way I can make it without Your help, I won’t even try it
    I know You have Your reasons for everything so I will keep believing
    Whatever I might be feeling, God You are my hope
    And You will be my strength

    Anything I don’t have You can give it to me, but it’s OK if You don’t
    I’m not here for those things
    The touch of Your love is enough on its own
    No matter what I still love You and I’m gonna need You

    No matter what I’m gonna love You, no matter what I’m gonna need You
    I know You can find a way to keep me from the pain
    But if not, if not, I’ll trust You
    I know You can find a way to keep me from the pain
    But if not, but if not, I’ll trust You

    No matter what
    No matter no matter what
    No matter no matter what
    No matter no matter what

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