Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Calling all our prayer warriors...


Hi all!
This will again be quick but to the point! So we came to WA about a month ago knowing that we would be here for a bit and get our stuff moved back and Ben and I closer to my family. Two weeks ago tomorrow, we were told by the facilty they would be keeping Ben for four more weeks and if he didn't make significant improvements we would have to find another place for him to go. I knew that being in WA was not going to be long term but also didn't think Ben's time here would be this short!
This takes me to today. My mom and I are flying out tonight to Palo Alto, CA to go and see a very large Poly Trauma VA there that has a program designed for traumatic brain injuries. Back in December when I flew back to WA to check out places one of Ben's doctors from GA went and checked out the VA in Cali. He was very impressed with it and told me that it would be a good place for Ben to go. I knew that one day it would probably be my back up plan...again not thinking it would be this soon!
The goal of this trip is to check out the facility, talk to some of the therapists, doctors and staff to see what they can do for Ben and see what their aggressive plan might be! I will be leaving tonight and coming back Friday morning. There are alot of positives to this transfer but also a few bummers! If you look at the dates we have about 2 weeks left and so that puts us into moving there the 2nd week of March...not to far away!
So, here is how you can pray! I am still believing and know that God can totally heal Ben completely where he is at...right here and right now! I give the Lord full permission to do that! :) I also understand that my timing is not God's timing and if He wants more time to "knit" Ben back together and going to a new place is what we need to do we will do that too!
So, please continue to pray for the Lord's 100% healing for Ben and also that the Lord will lead and guide me when I go down! I need His wisdom and direction in this area! I pray that it is the best next step and they will be able to give Ben what he needs in this time!
The Lord has big plans for Ben, some that He has already fulfilled and others yet to come! I am at peace with moving if need be but I will not stop praying for Ben to make progress in leaps and bounds right where he is at!!
Thank you all for your prayers and I will fill you in soon!! Lift up those mighty prayers and praise Him for what He is doing and all that is still yet to come!!

Katie and Ben

19 comments:

Tiffany said...

you & ben are in my thoughts & prayers

God Bless You!
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Tiffany

Passions in Life said...

I am praying!!!

zkgormley said...

Washington is a good place to be. I'm praying that God will heal Ben here.

Leanne said...

We'll be praying for wisdom, insight and peace for you, Katie!!

Shelley M. said...

We will be praying...for peace to surround you and wisdom to fill your mind and for the Lord make his presence known to you in a whole new way!

Anonymous said...

I am praying for you and Ben and so are many of my friends who know about your situation and have been following you. We are asking that the Lord would lead you and comfort you and that above all HIS will would be done. Great things are soon to be done in your lives and we are excited to see them happen!

marlece said...

Katie, PRAYING wisdom, discernment, and His almighty presence in this time. I am grateful your mom can go with you too.... so trust your ears to hear from Him.

Brittany said...

I'm praying hard for you and your Ben! I hope God will heal him. ♥

Stephanie said...
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Kirsten said...

Just as a little bit of hope. 2 people I went to high school with had traumatic brain injuries and are making their way back. The friend from a year ago is still recovering but talking and and getting her mobility back. The Bay Area is full of amazing doctors! If you are meant to be here just know he is in fantatic hands.

Anonymous said...

Katie, our pray is for you and strength to your soul and spirit. We are proud of you for standing by your man thru it all! You are a true inspiration to all and an amazing women of the God! We love you and Ben and know that the Lords hands are holding you both all the time!

Anonymous said...

You are always in my prayers! Safe travels and all the best...

Hattie said...

Katie, I am so encouraged by you to always count God faithful. How amazing it is you have chosen and continue to choose to allow God to teach you through this time. I am praying for you and Ben, what an encouragement you are and how brightly He shines through you!

Polly said...

Katie - can the "Lead The Way Fund" do anything to help you?

Summer Hoyle said...

Praying for your family and just know that if God takes you to NorCal quickly we live in Sacramento and many, many people in our church have been praying for your family. If you need a place to stay or ANYTHING I know we do not know each other (I am Lindsey's friend), but our home is always open! It's about an hour and a half to two hours away, but we are here!

JJF said...

Praying for you and Ben!

The Dadej Family said...

Keeping you and Ben in my prayers, especially for complete healing.

Tim Mossholder said...

Katie: I'm supposing you are in Palo Alto right now...so I'm praying that God will give you great discernment at this moment about the possibility of a new location. He loves you and Ben so much...and will guide you all the way through. We love you, too!

Brenda said...

Katie, shooting up prayers every time I see the link to this blog on my blog. Praying for peaceful wisdom and that you will be able to find time to be still and hear the Lord's guidance.