Tuesday, July 21, 2009

DAY 31

Another good day. Rick resisted with his right leg this morning during therapy. He has been resisting with both arms really good, but hadn't shown any resistance with his legs. All of these small steps are moving the mountain...slowly but surely we'll get there. Afternoon therapy went well, too. Kiran is such a good therapist and has a genuine interest in Rick...she wants him to get better just as much as we all do.

Riley made it to Tongue River today, & was very happy to get there. She will be staying a few days with Ty & Lacy & the four little Smith kids that she adores. From what I hear they were pretty happy to see her, too. Cade is in Vernon with Devin and Sandra...he is so minute he wants to be here the next minute he doesn't!

Seek the grace of God and you will find it.



  1. That sounds like great news that he is resisting with his leg now. Just little steps that get us to his full recovery!! I can't wait. I'm glad Riley got to go back to Tongue River. I know they are missing her! (and you all too!) We celebrate each step with you and praise God for Rick's recovery!!
    Love and prayers,
    Kelly, Reno, Alyssa and Morgan

  2. Crystal,
    That is great news! Any thing more, regardless of how little is better than nothing! God Bless You All !!

  3. Good morning Miss Crystal,

    I just wanted to share today’s devotional with you.

    I had a vision of thousands of warriors beating drums in a perfect and distinct rhythm. It reminded me of the opening ceremony of the 2008 Olympics and the Chinese drummers. And, I heard the Lord say, "Listen to the rhythm of the warrior. His heart beats like the pounding of the drum with mighty courage and strength. You are My warriors. Get ready for battle, for I am taking you to a new level of intensity and effectiveness in warfare. Prepare your hearts, and let Me lead you to victory."

    Jeremiah 51:20 "You are My battle-ax and weapons of war: For with you I will break the nation in pieces; With you I will destroy kingdoms.

    Girl, God is so blessing you and Rick! You two both are mighty with strength and courage! Just keep holding his had. Our God is truly taking ya’ll to another level and with him it will be an awesome victory!

    We are lifting ya’ll up to him!

    Bobby, Sandy and Tatum

  4. Just found something I thought you may need today....1Sam 12:16........stand and see this great thing which the Lord will do before your eyes...We are from Vernon, Robin Cochran is dating Shad (my son). I LIFT YOUR FAMILY UP IN THE NAME OF JESUS EVERYDAY!! Thank you for posting the Blog, We check it several times a day!! Sending LOTS OF PRAYERS YOUR WAY,

  5. Hey sister! Just wanted you to know we are praying with you for Rick and continue to believe for his complete healing!!! We missed yal at the revival last week in Guthrie... it was so great!! It was a special time when we all agreed in prayer for Rick and your family.... We look forward to next year when we see you and Rick, Riley, Cade show up at that little old church and we will all be celebrating our answered prayers together! Stand firm and continue to fight the good fight of faith.. You have a future and a hope! You bless us with your determination and faith every day!! Thank you... all our love to you... Cody and Jennifer Cochran

  6. Crystal,
    Glad to learn of this web site. Ya'll have certianly been in our prayers.
    I Peter 4:19
    "Therefore, let those who also who suffer according to the will of God entrust their souls to a faithful Creator in doing what is right."
    We know of your suffering and will continue to pray and lift all of you up.