My morning started off with getting to be a part of an awesome service online. It's not as good as being there for it, but it's pretty darn good! Today's service was titled "Why Church?" Watch this link and be encouraged! There's a part where they had some different people stand at the front of the church and had something written on their shirts. Each person had something different written in black; bitter, lust, lies, drugs, and anger. As the song "Moving Forward" played, other people came up and started painting a heart around the each word then filled it in. Wow. So awesome! That was just one part of the service!
There's a part in the song that says "You make all things new and I will follow you forward." My heart clung to the words as I heard them. The song is about turning away from your past and that through Christ we are made new and can move forward, but for me, I was looking at what's happened with the accident, how I miss what we had before, but claiming that Christ makes all things new. I'm going to follow Him forward and be filled with his power and strength and not keep looking back. I can't hold Cale to how he was preaccident, I can't expect everything to go back to the way it was. I have to move forward in the newness that is the life Christ has given us. Freedom! Gosh, it was such a powerful moment, I thought my heart was going to burst!
After I was done online and had gotten washed up, I joined Cale in PT. Mitch had Cale in a really funny looking contraption to stretch his neck muscles. Cale has a hard time with keeping his head up, so we're trying some different things to see if we can help him improve. Cale didn't seem to mind it too much, but wasn't a fan of all the leg stretching Mitch was doing to him while he was wearing it! I know Cale isn't a fan, but every time I watch him get stretched, I feel like I need a stretching session too! I don't need some one to help me work out, I just need some one to stretch me good...and if they gave me chocolate that would be nice too :)
The rest of our day was filled with a lunch outing with another patient to a pizza place...SO yummy! A group of men came to the hospital today and sang Christmas carols with us. They were all very nice and one of them even did a couple songs in Italian!
Really funny story...
This is going to embarrass me, but I have to share! So...when people sneeze, Cale has been saying "sorry." I've been working with him to say "bless you" and the last week or so he's been really trying. Last night when we were cuddling, I let out a little toot, Cale looked at me and said "Bless you Kathleen!" Hahaha!
This is one of the reasons we're always laughing! We're so silly!
Here's another one of Cale that I love!