I did something last night I never thought I'd do...I spent the night away from Rick. This is the first time since his accident that someone did not stay in the room with him. When we were in Wichita Falls family and friends took shifts to stay the night with him and when he was at Baylor he was in the high observation unit with it's own nurse and tech 24 hours a day. I was really tired of sleeping on the air mattress and I hadn't slept good in about 3 nights. After seeing who came on for the night shift, I knew I could trust them to check in on Rick. Shonda and Paula are 2 of the techs that I really like and both have worked almost every night since we've been here. The kids were happy that I went with them even though we crashed as soon as we go to the room, and we were back at Pate at 8:30 this morning...I don't think he ever knew I was gone!
We went to the rec room today and then played some b-ball. The kids left with lots of tears and should be rolling into Seymour about now. When we get to Lubbock things will be so much better! I've been reading the book 90 Minutes in Heaven. The funny thing is, I bought this book the day before Rick's accident and then Jodi sent it to me when we were in WF. It's a very good book and will really get you to thinking.
Think about Jesus' example. He held on while wicked people were doing evil things to him. So do not get tired and stop trying. Hebrews 12:3
Love that I read this in my daily devotional today...do not get tired and give up!