Thursday, January 7, 2010

Controling the channels...


Ben is back to trying to change the channels on me! I had his TV (which swings in front of him) on the other day on some football highlights. I guess that he wanted to change the channel because he started raising his hand to push the button. The buttons are a bit difficult to change so I told him to find the up or down channel button and touch it so that I could push it for him. He pointed to the up arrow and so I started changing the channel. I would get to a show and ask him if he wanted to watch it. Showing 2 fingers (which means no) to several channels I finally got one finger (meaning yes) to stop of course at his all time favorite channel...the Discovery Channel. It happened to be on Man vs Wild his favorite show! It was amazing to see this because it was the first time that Ben had attempted to do this! I am sure one day I will be watching a show (one that I like) one of these days laying next to him that he is going to reach up and change the channel on me and switch it to his favorite one! I am at a place that if he does this I will be completely fine because it means he is using his mind and thinking it out!!
Another thing Ben did on the same day was very special to me and I will ever forget it. I was sitting in his room chatting with a friend and Ben was watching the sports highlights. He would look from me to the TV and back again. Ben continued to put his hand in the air so I went over to hold it and ask what he wanted. He took ahold of my hand, brought it to his lips and kissed it! I was blown away! I did not ask for kisses or anything but he just knew that I might want one and wanted to treat me to a sweet kiss to the hand! I was brought to tears and the love in my heart for Ben swelled even more!
Ben continues to remain strong in all of his therapies. He continues to move slowly but steadly along. He lifted some weights today with OT and followed all of her commands and answered all the yes/no questions correctly. He even got a few noises out of his mouth when Speech was pushing on his stomach. He did this twice which shows us that there is voice in there! PLEASE continue to pray that Jesus brings speech and language to Ben's body! I feel like when we say things are on the tips of our tongues this is how Ben really feels! Speech, words and language are all sitting there and he is just waiting for everything to set in!
Things are still in the works to get Ben and I back to WA. Paperwork and approval are still being worked on as well. When you have to work between the facility he is at, the facility he is going to, military and insurance it takes some time! Please continue to pray for that as well. Also continue to keep my in your prayers in the next few weeks to come. Change is coming and with that I know brings chaos, stress, unorganization and many other things. These next few weeks may be crazy busy but I am trusting Jesus that He will continue to bring peace and lead us in His way!
I look forward to my friend Melody coming from DC this weekend to celebrate our b-days...we try and do something every year together! Also my sister Anne will be coming for a week on Monday!! Many good things to come!!
More good things and healing reports to come!!

7 comments:

zkgormley said...

Thank you for the update Katie. I'll pray as you ask.

Ams said...

Always praying... and praying hard!

Brenda said...

We haven't met but I feel like we have! Maybe we will when you come to WA! Thank you for your updates; they make it easy to pray for you because of the info you provide and the answers that you reveal to us along the way. Still lifting you up...

Brenda

meleea said...

we were just talking to our kids about you tonight. our family prays for you and ben every night and they are watching your faith. love the story of the kiss - so sweet! believing in healing for ben in 2010. will be praying for the coming weeks - for rest, for little stress, for details to come together, for weather, protection and for God to shower you in His love! hugs -

marlece said...

I know you don't know me, I have sat in church with your family since you were just little. I have been following, praying, and inspired by what a woman you have been thru this. I am looking forward to you getting a little closer to us so that we may physically get to see you more. Thank you for your candidness in your blogging. I saw a gentleman stopped next to me at a stop light today who I thought looked like Ben. Instantly I thanked Jesus that one day that would be Ben,driving right up next to me, complete healing in 2010, I'm with you there sister, amen and amen!

Anonymous said...

Hi Katie! I am a friend of Brenda and Leanne. You and I were in Leanne's Starbuck's contest together and you were the lucky winner. Maybe sometime we can do coffee when you get back as I feel I know you though your blog. I drive by Lindell Rd often as I live nearby so pray for you and Ben every time. Thanks for giving specific prayer requests. My husband works at Madigan and we are prior military so I know the run around you can have dealing with everything. Know that we will be praying for you for a peaceful transition. Remember the Lord is faithful. All our best to you.

Ellen

Shelley M. said...

So encouraged by your updates of what God is continuing to do in Ben! How exciting. Thanks for continuing to give us direction in how to pray.
So comforting to know that With God ALL Things are Possible! I Believe!
Shelley