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,
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)
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!
So...REALLY BIG, HUGE, CRAZY, PRAISE GOD NEWS...
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!