Monday, November 1, 2010
waiting patiently (really trying!) for the harvest!
"Restore our fortunes, Lord, as streams renew the desert. Those who plant in tears will harvest with shouts of joy. They weep as they go to plant their seed, but they sing as they return with the harvest!" Psalm 126:4-6
There's a note in my Bible that says, God's ability to restore life is beyond our understanding, Forests burn down and are able to grow back. Broken bones heal. Even grief is not a permanent condition. Our tears can be seeds that will grow into a harvest of joy because God is able to bring good out of tragedy. When burdened by sorrow, know that your times of grief will end and that you will again find joy. We must be patient as we wait. God's great harvest of joy is coming!
There have been so many tears. I find so much comfort in reading that the Lord has thoughts about our tears. He created them and His living word says that those who plant in tears, will harvest with shouts of joy! I've been shouting joyfully all along as Cale has progressed and I continue to wait for the great harvest of joy. I haven't seen nothin' yet!
It was a good day of therapies for Cale. He worked on writing, playing Wii, word finding, listening, walking, balance, and coordination. After all the therapies were done, he had a dentist appointment. it was a grueling one for him, but he was a champ! I will say that I wasn't so good when I saw blood...it brought back some very unwanted memories and emotions. Will I ever get over that? He managed to make me laugh quite a bit, so I guess as long as he's around I will :)
When we got back to the hospital he wanted to lay down right away. I was totally on board for that, because that means even longer cuddle time!
After I left the hospital, my evening was filled with a phone call to his mom, my mom, paperwork for the lawyer, and laundry...and I'm now VERY ready for bed! Tomorrow I have a family meeting. Please be praying! There has been lots of talk of discharge date, and so far I've really been pushing to keep Cale here as long as I can. I made a proposal to the social worker today and should here the answer tomorrow. I just keep trying to remind myself that Jesus knows my husbands needs far more than I think I do and if I give control to him, He's already won whatever fight needs to be fought!
If Cale and I were elephants, this would be us :)
1)I am thankful that my relationship with the Lord was strong and intimate before the accident and that for every second since the accident, His arms have held me and Cale so lovingly. I have felt peace that only He can give, joy that only He can give, and His presence so sweetly.
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