Thursday, December 16, 2010

merry christmas...

May peace be your gift at Christmas and your blessing all year through!

{half of our Christmas card this year}

We have alot to be Merry about this year! Ben and I have been blessed, healed, nurtured, taught, humbled and so many other things by the Lord this year!
I thought alot of where we were last year at this time and have been talking to Ben about it! I asked him today what he was able to do last year at Christmas and he said, "nothing, I was just laying there!" This is so true! Last year Ben could not walk, talk, process, swim, bike on his own, sit up longer then an hour in his chair and so many more things! Yesterday he did 30 push-ups, walked to his room two times while talking and did other things in his 1.5 PT session! Wow HE is amazing!
So, yes depite that we have been in a hospital/rehab setting for almost 1.5 years the Lord has brought us so far and will continue to take us even further!
I am excited to see where we are next Christmas!!!

Today we (Ben, me, his sister and her husband) get the priviledge of going to a local fire-fighters mom's house for Christmas!! This will be our first experince to enjoy an East Coast Italian dinner! Dante, the firefighter, told me that I cannot be shy when it comes to eating because it goes something like this...
-big pan of lasanga
-clean that up
-turkey, fixing, veggies
-clean that up
-coffee and desserts....
...oh my goodness!! We are super excited to go, meet some new people and celebrate Jesus' birth! If it takes me a few days to get on here with photos and updates just know that I am ok but quite possibly in a food coma!!

Blessings to you all and a very Merry Christmas!!


Theresa said...

Merry Christmas Ben and Katie! Enjoy your East Coast Italian meal today, especially the lasagna :)

Allie said...

Merry Christmas to you both!