Rick took advantage of the weekend and slept in as usual. The baclofen pump is definetly working as now when I get him out of bed, he's doesn't push backwards or pop up...he stands slowly and then leans on me pretty good for support. We had our choice of KFC or Taco Bell for lunch and he chose Taco Bell. He ate good and Kelly P's parents brought chocolate chip cookies, and he ate his share of those, too! He took a long nap this afternoon and then we sat outside for a while. We had visitors after supper...Jennifer and Mark Griffin. I worked with Jennifer at Wright's 11 years ago and now she lives in a little community called West Minster that is 5 minutes from here! Mark is the captain of the West Minister VFD. He came on a call to Pate last week, and when I saw him, I thought he looked familar, but never could place him. Then she called yesterday and it all clicked.
These bumps in the road are just the enemy at work. He wants us to all give up...quit praying and just give up on God. But we won't do that...we'll pray even harder until the devil gives up instead. God is at work rebuilding, repairing and restoring Rick. Just like Nehemia had to remain focused to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem we have to remain focused on our assignment (praying for Rick) until his complete restoration. I remember some time back, I told Riley to keep praying for Daddy and she said, "well, I had to quit praying because every time I pray, I have a nightmare" And I said, "well, it looks like the devil got what he wanted...he gave you the nightmares so you would quit praying and it worked" Oh she did not like that at all and had never even thought of it like that...needless to say she's praying for Daddy!
Keep the faith!