Monday, September 14, 2009

DAY 86

Praise the Lord! This is the best day Rick has ever had! Keep praying and keep praising! First thing this morning he ate so good...usually it takes me about 30 minutes to feed him breakfast, but this morning he had it down in about 15. Then OT came in to dress him. He helped pickup both feet to put his pants on, then raised his butt off the bed so we could pull them up under him...usually we have to roll him from side to side, but today he helped us. Then he put his right arm through his shirt and reached to pull it over his head too! So, then we told him it was time to get out of bed and he put both legs off the side of the bed and lifted his head, neck and shoulders up off the was great! In PT we worked on standing and sitting from the edge of the mat and he did really good. In speech therapy he was trying to talk. Then this afternoon he walked on the treadmill for 8 minutes and did some really good stepping. In OT this afternoon he did really good on the handbike and then we worked some more on standing. Julia and I were on each side of him with a table in front of him. She told him to stand up and he leaned forward, she had to pull up a little on his gait belt, but then it was all him, and he stood tall. Chris Mooney and Terry Haynes were here and Julia had Chris hold a cone and asked Rick to take it from him. Rick was holding on to the table and wasn't sure if he could do it, but with a little help he got his hand up there and took the was so awesome! And I wasn't helping him stand at all and Julia was giving only a moderate assist with the left hip...this is so good. AND he's been awake ALL day fighting him to keep him awake. This is so good and I thank God for it. We're getting there...we're getting there!

Praise the Lord! Thank you Jesus! Thank you for reconnecting everything for Rick and for giving him the strength and the heart to keep fighting! AMEN!



  1. Crystal-Rick,
    What great news, this is awesome. Thank you Jesus, we will forever be thankful to Him from whom all good and wonderful things come!!! This is GREAT, GREAT news. I am so thankful to God, his word says, Jesus came that we might have life and have it more abundantly, Thank you Jesus, I just can't say it enough!!!
    Please, tomorrow, Crystal, give everyone who comes in Rick's room a heartfelt God Bless You! Oh, also, say a prayer tonight for everyone who participated in the Silpada offer, that was pretty dadgum good too!!
    Well, agree with me and let's pray,
    Father in heaven we are so thankful for all you have done for Rick and Crystal. Father we give you thanks from the bottoms of our hearts for this wonderful news. We thank you Lord in advance for the re-newed Rick, the complete Rick, the completely restored Rick. We praise you and thank you forever and ever!! Father, we pray a special blessing for Sandy Shelton and everyone who participated in the Silpada jewelry promo and Father we pray for everyone who has visited Rick and Crystal, supported them or just uttered a simple prayer. God Bless the Morris family, Moorehouse family, and the rest of the hands at Tongue River!! God Bless Them All, in the wonderful name of Jesus, we pray, Amen and Amen

  2. Awesome Miss Crystal, Awesome……God you are so amazing! So sorry it’s been a while. I would like to share with you what the good Lord shared with me today. I think you might really like it!!!!!!! I know I loved it!!!! His spirit never leaves me, when I just sit still long enough he amazes me how he finds ways to let me know he is beside me!

    I am going to shine a light that will bring new definition to your life experience. You will begin to see things in a way that further defines destiny and purpose and illuminates details you have overlooked or taken for granted. You will be able to see spiritually with more clarity, and your perceptions will be forever changed. This is a new work of the Holy Spirit that will come upon you suddenly, says the Lord.

    Acts 22:6 "Now it happened, as I journeyed and came near Damascus at about noon, suddenly a great light from heaven shone around me.

    9-10 "And those who were with me indeed saw the light and were afraid, but they did not hear the voice of Him who spoke to me. So I said, ‘What shall I do, Lord?’ And the Lord said to me, ‘Arise and go into Damascus, and there you will be told all things which are appointed for you to do.’"

    We continue to send those prayers up to him! FAITH that he will answer them all when it is his time to!

    Love you so much!

  3. PRAISE GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Crystal,
    Praising Him with you...always praying and believing...You both have come so far, one day at a time...Press on dear friend. I encourage you to continue to use the "prayer scarf" over Rick and pray with authority--there is great power in the name of Jesus. The highest authority in the universe has pledged His love to you, His promise is to be with you always, in every situation you encounter. May God Bless you as you step out in faith and believe Him at His word.
    Sending lots of love and hugs, ronda and fam

  5. Oh, wow! Wish we could be there to follow his progress in person, but we are so thankful you keep us updated! Keep looking forward as we all do with you.
    We love and miss you both.