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Thursday, June 9, 2011

so blesssssssed!

Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. Colossians 4:2

Want to know one of the many joys that have come through this journey?

Mail. I have always loved getting mail and sending mail. I think it’s so much fun! Usually I’m better at sending cards, but the last couple months I’ve slacked a little, but normally, when I check the mail, and there is a letter (not just a bill or advertisement) I get the biggest smile, because I love it! That’s the whole reason I love sending mail. :)

I have been trying to figure out how to open the mailbox here, well, since we’ve been here. I’ve gone down and will stare at the box, but nothing happens. I found out today that by asking the guy behind the big desk about it, I in return am handed the magic key…mail! :)!!!!

Thank you for taking the time to write me. I love each and every letter and card. You bless me!

Want to know one of the many things that make my heart fill like it’s going to burst?

This sweet man. I just love him so much. At times I miss the old Cale, the pre-brain injury, pre-depression, pre-angry, pre-confused Cale, but then, other days, when I see him, I can hardly contain myself with how thankful I am for him and how much I truly love him. He does all these little Caleisms that are like gold nuggets that I’m gathering, saving, reflecting on, and tucking in a safe place in my heart. I am so blessed by him.

Want to know one of the things that sometimes keeps me up at night because of how thankful I am for it?

The love between my husband and I. God has so preciously designed marriage in a beautiful glorious way. Daily since I said my vows to be Cale’s wife, his Girl; I am humbled by the Father’s love for us. Intimacy, honesty, joy, comfort, safety, love, commitment, trust, loyalty, fun, and so much more…that we experience in person, but the thought of what God intends and desires to have with us, is breathtaking.

Today Cale had PT and stayed here to play ball. He went to the wellness room with Andrea while I stayed back and had some prayer time. I could not fall asleep last night, so when my alarm went off this morning, I kindly told it to be quiet and I went back to sleep, thus having to sacrifice PT. I was told Cale had a great session! They worked on balance, endurance, getting down to and up off the floor, and then used a hockey stick and a basketball hoop to have fun with.

After radiation today, Cale walked part of the way out of the hospital without his cane. He picked it up and said, “I don’t need this.” While we were inside, he was doing great! It’s tricky with people walking by, but he’s stable. Once outside with change in the ground, he had a difficult time, so the cane was back. It’s so great to see him be so determined! LOVE it! Also, we’re planning on going to the Zoo on Sunday, but when we talk about the wheelchair, he refuses. The problem is that the Zoo here is very large and spread out, so I know he’s going to get tired. The plan of action is to call ahead and make sure there is one available if needed. Who knows, maybe he’ll completely surprise us, and NOT need it!

I had a conference call with all of the therapists and the Spokane team that is going to take over therapy once we’re home. I am so completely charged up after hearing each therapist talk about his progress so far! Yaaaaaay! Can you believe it?! We’ve only been here so far for a short time, and it’s just so crazy fantastic that he’s doing so well! I’ve seen it, and bragged about it, but I always really really love to hear the pro’s say it! ;)

I’m also pretty darn excited about all the talk of us going home…I feel like I’ve been here before…hmm?


I know that I’ve posted this, probably one too many times, but I watched again and so I thought I’d post it again…us getting to finally go home last time, and now we’re going to be home again!

I'm learning to come to the Lord with a thankful heart and expecting great things, rather than always come to Him with a list of concerns(which I too often am guilty of). He has blessed us SO much-more than I could ever recount or describe. I'm so unbelievably thankful for it all. As I'm coming to Him being thankful for even the prayers that have not been answered yet, I'm praying that my heart will begin an indescribable change to reflect more like Christ.


  1. Girl your heart is the image of Jesus !!! So excited for you guys, and leaving to go home - has it been 5 weeks already??? wow! I confess I am about a week behind on your blog, as I have started to go back to work (for the summer) ....but So THANKFULL that I can, there were some physical things that prevented me from working even part time, BUT GOD healed me and I am going again ;) Love Love Love mail too!!!! I know that smile I get it when I get a letter or a package! So Blessed to see Caleb is doing so much on his own steam !!! Thankfullness is the key to life, and we all have times when we forget just how thankfull we should be- Loved Melissa's status this morning - on the same chord! Love you girl praying for you and Caleb daily - believing for complete restoration to Calebs brain, until then believing for the Grace for you both to continue to walk this out !!!! Love you ((())) Reenie

  2. I enjoyed the video. It was great to see how far he has come. Praise God!!

  3. I love getting to see the video again. Thank you. I am ssssoooooooo glad for how well Cale is doing. I am glad you get to go to the zoo. It is one of my favorite places. I love you, Marion


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