Saturday, December 25, 2010

merry christmas...

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...
-appetizers
-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!!

9 comments:

sharon said...

Hi, you're up early. MERRY CHRISTMAS! May you have a wonderful day with your new friends. A real Italian dinner sounds amazing. Give Ben a hug was us. Love you guys,
Aunt Sharon and Uncle Joe, too

Anonymous said...

It sounds like Father has given you the best of Christmas Days. You know, a neat gift, Ben is goiing to enjoy the dinner, as well you getting to enjoy it!! Now that's a gift!!! especially with GOOD Italian food on the meue!!!!!! I love you, MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!! Marion

Young and Fabulous said...

thats awesome!! i am so glad you guys had a merry Christmas!!

"Say What?" said...

Merry Christmas!

♥Aubrey said...

MERRY CHRISTMAS to you both!!! Enjoy the food & good company. May 2011 bring MANY more great things your way.

Allie said...

Merry Christmas to you both! (:

JJF said...

Catching up on your blog and experiencing my normal reaction - tears as I read about your suffering and also rejoicing to know that Ben is continuing to persevere, and so are you, and all the while God is walking with you through this valley. You are both courageous and sweet and may God bless you with His presence and minister to your every need.
The Farnsworths

Tiffany said...

Merry Christmas Ben & Katie!

Sherman Unkefer said...

Belated Merry Christmas!