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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Believe what you's TRUE!!! :)!!

No matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I'm bankrupt without love. 1 Corinthians 13:3 (The Message)

The massage therapist snapped this photo tonight! So special! That's one thing that Cale is going to miss like crazy when we leave...I know I will! This facility has spoiled us with massages several times a week! Marge, the MT who took the picture, has shown me a few things I can do with Cale, so I can continue to spoil him! :)

I missed out on OT and ST today. I have to make myself leave so I can get stuff done! It's a lot harder then it might seem...I love so much getting to be a part of all his therapy's and to see the miracle of it all everyday. It's not going to take a ton of time to pack, although, I can see myself putting everything off until the last minute. It's mostly the organizing everything part that's tough. I have this pretty basket near my bed that works as the perfect place to put everything-and I mean all the mail, documents, notes, cards, and whatever else works it's way in. I was very tempted to throw it all in a box and send it, but I knew I was either going to have to do it now or later, and I might as well start off somewhat on top of things when we leave here. I conquered. Yep, it took me almost the full 2 hours, but I did it, along with a few other things on my to do list!

The great thing about not getting to be at his therapy's is that I always get little treats! He made me a card in OT. It's soooooooo cute! I love it! The little rabbit on the bottom right is Monica's but the flower and the face right next to it is from Cale!

Inside the card, Cale wrote,

Dear Kathleen,
I love you
We are going to Washington
Glad you are my wife

And, Patty left a note with Cale's packing list on it!

Things To Remember To Pack:
(by Cale and Patty)

-hockey stick

Aww! He's so stinkin' adorable! I love him so much! He's always so sweet and tender. Even when he gets really angry, he usually will grab me and hold me. Today, we had given something to one of the staff, and after they walked out, Cale said, "I'm sad." K: Why are you sad? Usually he always says because he wants to go home. C: We're leaving them (the staff).

He wants to get out of here so bad, but I know even though he may not always admit it, he's going to miss the staff here as much as I'm going to. Like I said before, I have to keep reminding myself that I went through the same emotions at Wake. It was so hard to leave there, but it was ok when I got here and it will be ok when we leave here!


As of today, Cale is CLEARED to ambulate around the unit WITHOUT a device!!! Yes! He's walking (with someone next to him), around the unit all by himself! No wheelchair! No walker! No cane!! Just him! Ahhhhh!!!!! Oh goodness! WOW! It's such a big deal! He's doing it! It's very slow going right now, and again, only with someone right next to him and only on the unit, but that's where it all starts! Eeeek! I go crazy every time I think about it! As we walked past people in the halls, I tried (not having to try too hard!) making it a big deal to people, so that Cale would be encouraged. He said tonight, "It's a huge deal!" Yes it is Cale! A HUGE deal!


...and there was a time that fear was festering inside about him backsliding after his surgery. I am so incredibly thankful that God sees the big picture and He just asks us to trust.

I forgot to update last night, NBC was postponed so it didn't air last night. I haven't been told of a new date yet!


  1. W O W!!! Going through that basket WAS a BIG deal. Sounds like you went through it pretty fast. Me, well, I'm still going through things. :} Father has prepared a place for you in Seattle. You will have good times here too. Yet, it's okay to be sad about leaving the gifts Father has given you where you are. (Of course, you already said that) Father sees Cale as healed, it is so cool seeing the steps getting there. I love you, Marion Hi to Cale, please

  2. I am so excited about all the good news...God is good!
    I am also glad you will be closer, I have wanted to come see you both again. We go to Seattle a few times a year to be with family so we will get a chance to see you soon. I will pray for grace and blessing as you transition.
    Love and prayers, Kimberly

  3. YEAH for Cale! So in a year he went from nothing.... to being a walking talking MACHINE! A year from now... well I just don't even know! Winning a cage fight?! HAHA! Kathleen I'm so happy for you! What a mighty God we serve!

  4. Yes ! Yess ! Yes !!!!! So happy for you both do you have your new address, I have something for you that I would like to send - let me know ! Reenie

  5. Melissa Hoppel1/26/11, 7:41 AM

    Amazing amazing amazing!!!! Love you guys! :)

  6. Praise God for the progress that Cale continues to make! What amazing news that he is walking without a device! Thank you for continuing to share your journey with all of us. You are such a blessing, Kathleen, and I am so glad that I was able to meet you while you were in NC!
    Abby Littlefield

  7. Janis Matheny1/26/11, 8:50 AM

    That is sooo exciting. Can't wait to see you guy's. Only a little over a week.

    Love you both

  8. Cale looks so great and somehow more at ease since his surgery! It's so exciting to see the healing that's taken place. :) God is amazing, that's for sure!!

  9. Dear Kathleen,
    Clearance to walk without a device is FANTASTIC!
    Cale is getting stronger and his balance is returning! Such good news!
    Take a pic of the picture you bought for your home. I really want to see it!
    I think it's wonderful that you are thinking ahead to when you two have your own home! : D
    You are getting closer to it every day!
    Lorri C.

  10. Deborah Mooney1/26/11, 11:43 AM

    Wow the card brought tear to my eyes ,how precious. I love things like that, it always touches my heart.I am so happy that finally he gets to come home, and I can feel how hard its going to be to leave ,you have made a lot of friends there.The Lord is definitely moving on the both of you in a strong way.He is so good I just love Him.Father super bless both Caleb and Kathleen in there you both Deborah Mooney

  11. Glad you are getting to go back to your home state. I will keep you both in my prayer.

  12. Praise Jesus!!! So excited. Can't wait to see you both again.



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