We got moved to TSH, and got settled in around 3:00. The ambulance trip was uneventful, but seemed to make Rick really tired. He rested peacefully until about thirty minutes ago when the nurses came in to change his bedding and gown. Both of his eyes came slightly open, but didn't appear to focus on anything...more of a look of "what's going on?" They are now shut again and he is resting peacefully...actually snoring through his trach.
I knew today was going to be a hard day with the move, so this morning I opened my bible randomly and slipped a purple piece of silk in as a bookmark. I told myself when I felt weakness coming on, I would open that page and see what God wanted me to know. When Rick left in the ambulance I felt that weakness, so I opened my bible in the elevator, and here is what I found:
II Corinthians 1:3, 4 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ the Father of sympathy and the God of every comfort. Who comforts us in every trouble so that we may also be able to comfort those who are in any kind of trouble or distress, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.
So many people have comforted me, and now I would like to pay that forward by comforting some others. 3 weeks ago tonight this accident happened and has changed our lives forever. There were many people at the rodeo that night...I wasn't one of them. I want to say thank you to everyone who helped that night. Friends of ours that just jumped in to help in any way they could. I know there were many prayers said that night, too, and for that I'm grateful. I wanted to especially thank the Quanah EMS and hospital staff for everything they did. If you hadn't responded the way you did, we may not have been given this opportunity. So thank you for
taking care of Rick...someday he'll be by to thank you in person.
God Bless you all.