Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Remember your potential...
"Be men of courage; be strong." (I Cor. 16:13)
"Never pray for an easier life-pray to be a stronger person! Never pray for tasks to equal to your power-pray for power equal to your tasks. Then doing your work will be no miracle-you will be the miracle! Are you willing to sacrifice to reach the glorious mountain peaks of God's purpose for you?" (SITD)
We are not here to play, to dream, to drift;
We have hard work to do, and loads to lift.
Shun not the struggle; face it!
It's God's gift!
Say not the days are evil-who's to blame?
Or fold your hands, as in defeat-O shame!
Stand up, speak out, and bravely, in God's name!
It matters not how deep entrenched the wrong,
How hard the battle goes, the day how long,
Faint not, fight on!
Tomorrow comes the song!! MB
I was able to sneak away for a few days over the weekend for a bit of fun and chill time! A couple that Ben and I know and some of my family members were going on a quick weekend trip and they invited me to go awhile ago. I told them I just don't know because of the dates. Well, my friend text me at the beginning of last week and I said ok!! We didn't tell my family that I was going to be there so they were all fully suprised!! We all had a blast and it was good to get a change of scenery for a few days! Oh but I did miss my Ben! I called him 2-3 times a day and loved that I could chat with him and that he could use his voice! I thank Jesus for that always!!
Today was a good day for Ben. He wrote a letter with ST for me. His ST would ask him a question and he had to fill in the blanks! It was a sweet lil note...although this one didn't include the word sexy and beautiful like the last! :) She also said that they have been doing some reading. She google popular scriptures because she told Ben that she was not religious but maybe he could teach her and help her learn some things! WOW!! She is asking Ben, with a brain injury, to help her learn more about God!! I was so amazed and excited at the same time!!
After ST Ben had PT. He slowly wheeled himself, with his feet and hands, to the therapy gym. After that he was able to help transfer himself to the mat. He got alot of spine and scapula stretching! He started grunting and saying Rangers Lead The Way the moment he got on a new round, stiff piece of styrofoam! It looked so uncomfortable but he was a trooper!
Following PT was OT...Ben and I taught his therapist how to play WAR! This really helped Ben do stretching of his arms, reading numbers, problem solving and so many other things he had to use his brain for!
Lunch followed OT and then we went to my room and of course Ben took a nap! We were able to rest and relax until we needed to head back to Ben's room for Neuro Psych.
His doc greeted Ben and got down to business asking him about his mood, how he was doing, how he felt his progress was going and a few more things. One thing that she spoke to Ben about is the fact that some of her patients don't have the potential to get better because of their medical issues. She told Ben that God has given Ben the potential to get better!! She stated that God has given you the opportunity to get better so RUN WITH IT! Ben stated that he doesn't feel very strong and she went on to ask him where he gets his strength from and Ben said the Lord. She was very good to encourage him with scripture and the positives of life. She asked him to list some things that are happening to him that are good and Ben said these 3 things:
getting better, I'm healing and Katie! Ummm, well that just melted my heart! At the end of the session Ben had a good idea of what he needed to do and was encouraged to remember the potential the Lord has given him for more healing and restoration!
During this session we got a visitor! I keep Ben's window open during the day to get some fresh air and look who poked his lil head in...Covin!! He is the therapy dog that comes to see Ben but just happened to be here on an extra day! Of course I had to feed him a banana, his favorite treat!!
He was a great visitor to end the day of therapies!!
PS...the encouraging notes are rolling in!! Keep them coming, I will be saving them and giving them to Ben Oct 27th which marks 14 months post injury!!
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