Ben's boat and truck made it safely to WA! 7 tires later (4 for truck and 3 for boat trailer), snow, mud stomping, lack of sleep and I am sure laughs between the guys who drove it..it is still in one piece! I am so grateful that the two of them volunteered their time to bring it to WA...it was either them or me...and I am blessed it was them!
I have still been crazy busy with tying up loose ends from moving, transfering Ben (Army side of things) and other issues! Sleep is what I can do in heaven so for now I will get some good ole NW coffee! I got a phone call today that our household belongings tomorrow am! I was hoping to sleep in and then spend the whole day with Ben but that sleep again will have to wait! Dad, my lil bro and I will be there when the HUGE truck comes to drop our stuff off. Since the boat takes up a huge part of the storage unit we don't have a ton of room to work with...we do although have 15 foot ceilings!! I can just see it now...the guys piling boxes from floor to ceiling! It remindes me of that game Jenga (sp) and the times to come when I will see a box, want the contents out of i, and try my darnest to not take down all the other boxes with it! I do have a labeling system that is already in action for when they packed our stuff! Anything with a bright pink label that says, "front of storage unit" gets put in front! This hopefully will alleviate the "Jenga game!!!"
Ben has been doing well, still I think stuck in a rut but he is trying SO SO hard to get out of it! He works so hard and you can see the all the emotions on his face when his body will not do what he wants it to!
Today in OT he was stood up in a standing frame. He had a brace type contraption under his bumm and his legs were supported. His therapists stood him up with support from the back and the side and then they let him go to see what he would do. They got him supported and then they threw their hands up in the air and said, "no hands!" Ben stood there with no other help but from his bumm and below all by himself! Ben did this for about 10 seconds which is a LONG time for him! I was so proud of him and Will (who drove up truck and also a Ranger) was rooting him on! Ben's therapists were also whooping and telling him how good he did! This is one step closer to Ben standing on his own and making him use his legs and trunk more! He also had a good session later and was able to follow commands and put items in certain targets...following his therapists on where to put certain items!
Ben is still moving along....slowly (well slower then I want) but still moving forward. Like mentioned in an earlier blog this is not abnormal but I am praying that he gets out of it soon! I so miss our chats and walks! Pray hard for him...I know you all do and there are so many connections that are being made in Ben's brain as I type and we pray!
We are open to people visiting but please e-mail me or text me for when you would want to come! Ben is in therapies the majority of the day and usually done around 4pm each day. Just let me know what you are thinking and we can work something out!
Prayer list this blog entry remains the same from the last entry!! Praying fervantly for 100% healing and am submitted to Jesus' timing for it! Oh I so wish I had a day when this would be all over but then I probably wouldn't trust my Jesus as much as I do now! I am totally dependent on Him for everything!!
Blessings to you all!