Sunday, October 17, 2010
Faithful is He...
God does not love you less today because
of what you did yesterday. GOD IS FAITHFUL
to do what He has promised. God loves faithfully.
God does not have love, GOD IS LOVE.
God defines “love”. Love does not define God.
Know therefore that the LORD thy God, he is God,
the faithful God. That is His Name. Our Lord is
“called Faithful and True! It is HIS FAITHFULNESS,
not ours, but the Lord is faithful, who shall
stablish you, and keep you from evil.”
FAITHFUL IS HE that calls you, who also WILL DO IT.
Salvation is of the LORD. Rest in HIS FAITHFULNESS!!
The following is yet another way Jesus continues to be faithful to us...
Sunday was a lazy kind of day for both Ben and I. I had to say goodbye to my sis and bro-in-law and their lil Larsen so of course that was not the easiest! Our time with them was so much fun! It was a dreary, rainy day...I think this is the 2nd time it has rained since we have been here! It was super cold too...low 60's...it was in the upper 90's earlier this week! Cold and wet weather means lazy times and snuggles!
We hung out in the morning and while I was on a task of transfering photos from my old computer to my new one Ben was watching football! He was keeping track of the score for me and when I would ask him what it was he would look at the tiny little place in the left hand corner and read it off to me! He did great and so did our teams!
Lunch came next which was a mixture of his own tray and also some food from the Elks club...on the menu calamari steaks. I asked Ben if he wanted some and he said yes. I was surprised because he doesn't like seafood! I asked him what it tastes like and Ben said, "chicken!" I then asked him if he knew what calamari was (just to see if he remembered) and he said, "squid!" I like calamari but not the steaks so I opted out of it!
We had a little more time to chill after lunch and during the commercials in the football game we got Ben shaved up, teeth brushed and face washed! After this it was PT time...and this was an amazing day for Ben! He did THREE NEW THINGS today and one extra new thing a few days ago that I forgot to mention!
1...Ben did awesome in his balancing on the mat. He sat all by himself and really got his head up alot higher then normal! He did a new leaning over move and balanced himself in that position too for a long bit! Another part of this mat work is that he sat and balanced with his left hand (weaker arm) and used his right to reach across his body, grab the come and stack it on his right side!! He did it first with his PT behind him just in case Ben fell back then after that his PT moved to his left side! Ben loved this new task! (see videos at bottom of blog)
2...Ben has been working on rolling over onto his tummy on the mat for some time now! Usually he needs a little help getting started and then getting on his stomach. This time...no help needed! It took him a little longer but he did it all by himself! Ben did all the right steps and did it well! Of course he was not enthused with the stretching that followed but he managed it well!
3...Ben has been working on his walking with the regular walker and has been doing a great job! He has been working on his balancing while standing with just the walker. Today he was walking (after all his mat work so he was tired) and when he got close to him room Ben's PT decided to take his hands away from Ben and see how he would do! Ben did AWESOME!! He still continued to walk on! His PT kept his hands close by and guided him along! Ben's working so hard to getting to his goal of walking down the hall with just a nurse...he thought of this goal all on his own and I am just fine with him walking down the hall with a nurse!! :) The photo below is from last week while working on his balancing! I was so thrilled with his walking that I didn't get a photo! Next time!!
4...and the bonus!!! Last Friday was pool therapy and Ben always looks forward to this time. Peter, my bro-in-law got to join him this time and they had a ton of fun! When we go back to Ben's room and him back in to normal clothes I told Ben that I was so proud of him! He then in a loud voice said, "I am proud of myself!" I then asked him, "why are you proud of yourself?" Ben responded, "I didn't fall out in what I just did!" Falling out is military jagon for quitting, not able to complete a road march, giving up and everything that has to go along with these terms! So, Ben was so proud of what he did and that he gave his all and didn't give up!! I was so surprised by his response because it is the first time in his recovery that he has said it!! His mood is coming around and he is realizing that he can be proud of himself!! His determination, hard work and faith in Jesus will get him through...yes, and me too!!
1 John 5:14 "And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him."
The faithfullness and love of the Lord is all over this e-mail! The Lord is hearing the cries of our hearts...not just mine...BUT ALL OF YOURS as well!!
I am so grateful to all of your who faithfully pray for Ben and I! I am humbled every day by people who pray for us that we don't even know! That you would take the time to do this for us is amazing and such a blessing! I blows me away and makes my heart happy!! Please continue to pray for us! As you can see they are working and although it is not in the timing that I may want it is in the Lord's and it is here and coming!! I praise Him everyday for what He has done for us and how much He has blessed us with! Ben and I will continue to have faith, trust and hope in Him and Him alone!!
PS...10 more days to get those encouraging notes in the mail for Ben!! See blog below if you have not read it...concerning sending him a note! I will be giving them to him October 27th which marks our 14 months post accident! Thank you!!
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