I guess by now y'all have figured out that if I'm posting late, it's because I'm stuffing my face! Matt and Sherry McKenzie came by today and took me out for mexican food...it's a good thing I was with them to tell Matt how to get around big "D"! Ha! Anyway, he told Rick he had 3 used saddles in the car...did he want to trade? The next thing we know, Rick is trying to get out of bed...I said, "Rick, where are you going?" and he held up 3 fingers...like I'm going to look at these 3 saddles. He had another fabulous day. You can tell he's working hard during the day, because now when therapy is over he's catching a nap. He walked again today, this time using parallel bars and using the side rails for support instead of the cart in front of him. He really worked hard in speech again today, and we actually heard a lot of good breath sounds and some vocalization. He earned a Hershey bar from Julia in OT today. She made a deal that if he told her hi today she would by him a candy bar. So, he told her hi in a loud whisper and he got his candy bar. Of course he only had 3 small bites, cuz that's not exactly on the list of approved foods! But he really enjoyed it.
I thank the Lord for all he's given us...every day we see something new, and my hope continues to be renewed. I read my Bible every night, and even found the opportunity to witness to a boy named Jonathan yesterday. He is 21 and has a gunshot wound to the head. The bullet exited out one of his eyes...he is blind and has been told he will never see again. Yesterday he had to go for reconstructive surgery and his mom and dad told me he was scared. So, I thought and thought about what I could do to make him feel better and before his surgery I went in and read Deuteronomy 31:6 Be strong courageous and firm: fear not nor be in terror before them, for it is the Lord your God Who goes with you; he will not fail you or forsake you. He told his mom and dad that I had come and they found me yesterday to thank me...it feels really good to reach out to others in their time of need. But y'all know that feeling...you've done it for us!
Time to get across the street...God Bless you all.