Thursday, February 3, 2011

I went to Lubbock last Friday and spent the afternoon with Rick and then we came to Seymour for the weekend. He got to see the progress on the house and also got to see his brother, Bryan. It was a great visit for both of them. Other than that, he napped most of the weekend...he was so exhausted on Saturday that he napped for a total of 4 hours. On Sunday we took him back and he did NOT want to go. When I got ready to leave he begged me to take him back home...even made the puppy dog face and said "please?" Oh, it's so hard to tell him no. He continues to climb his mountain, but he's not doing with a happy face on. This week he walked 430 ft and they have been working alot on his posture. He tends to slump and lean forward a little when he walks and that is causing most of his balance problems. But, just like anything else, he doesn't want to work on his posture...he wants to walk. And you can explain it all to him until your blue in the face, and he gets it, he just tired of hearing it.

The weather that blew in (and I do mean blew in) this week has brought all work on the house to a grinding halt. My brother and the other guys working on it all live in Wichita Falls and they got it worse than Seymour did. All we lack is painting trim and sanding and finishing the floor and finishing the kitchen cabinets.

Please continue to pray for our family. I know your prayer lists are long...I just can't imagine us making it this far and Rick giving up...that's my biggest fear right now is that he'll quit...which is totally out of character for him, but he's getting harder and harder to convince that he's getting better. We appreciate all you've done for us and will never forget it.

Thanks and God Bless,


  1. Crystal,
    You are going to have to speak the "word" over Rick or he will keep struggling, you must keep the "word" in your mouth constantly. Let's pray and agree, Father we come before you with praise and thanks giving. Father we pray for a renewed strength in Rick's spirit. Lord we thank you for the spirit of a sound mind in Rick. Father give him physical strength, a sound mind, and courage that he has not had. Give the therapist and Crystal wisdom so they can say the right things to encourage Rick on a daily basis. Father we thank you for all you have done and we thank you in advance for all the good things to come. In Jesus name we pray, Amen and Amen
    Crystal hang in there, if God be for us, who can be against us!!! God Bless us all and our world leaders.