How great is our God? Let me tell you how great he is...Rick smiled today...5 times!
1st time was early this morning before I was here. Tricia told Rick that she isn't quite the talker that Sherry is, but figured Sherry could tell a pretty good story...Rick smiled.
2nd, 3rd and 4th times were during a visit from Kerry and Tammy Wrinkle. Rick was sitting up this morning when they came and was pretty awake. First I said, "Rick, Kerry's here, and I know the first thing you would ask him if you could is 'How's the power plant?'"...Rick smiled
Then Kerry said, "Rick we've seen Riley's picture and she sure is tall...gona be taller than you...Rick smiled. Finally, I told Rick that Kerry had brought a forklift over for him to drive and he had plenty of targets around here...Rick smiled. That's a joke that goes back to 1994 when Rick first started at the power plant. Kerry had an old pickup he was fixing up and it was THE ONLY vehicle in the parking lot, and guess what...Rick ran into it with a forklift! He just wanted to die.
5th time was this afternoon during therapy, Reno told a joke...What do you call 10 lawyers buried up to their necks in sand...not enough sand...and Rick smiled. It was wonderful to see him smile appropriately...just like he would have normally.
He also tried to clean his mouth out again this morning by himself, and a nurse was in here to see him do it, so now that's on the chart as well. The Baylor nurse MIGHT be here tomorrow...hopefully I'll know for sure by the end of the day. Please pray we get into Baylor.
Thanks again for all the support that continues to pour in...y'all are remarkable!