Friday, January 14, 2011

a bowling he will go...

"Let Me bless you with My grace and peace. Open your heart and mind to receive all that I have for you. Do not be ashamed of your emptiness, instead view it as the optimal condition for being filled with My Peace." Jesus Calling

Last week Ben and I were asked if Ben would like to go on an outting with a few other patients! Of course Ben said yes and when he was asked why he would want to go he said, "it will be fun and will get me out of here(Kessler!)" So, yesterday after lunch we went! They got everything set up and then it was 1, 2, 3 BOWL! They asked everyone what their nick names were and when it came to Ben's turn he said, "Bonesaw!" Yes, this is one of his nick names and his Ranger buddies would be proud to know that he used it! It is funny because today many of the therapists were calling him Bonesaw!

{off we go!}




{the special ramp he got to use}



After a few turns for Ben I noticed that he was getting fidgity in his chair and at one point leaning forward and trying to get out. I asked him what was wrong and he said, "I want out of this chair!" I asked him why and he responded, "I want to stand up like everyone else!" There were 2 others in chairs that didn't have to use the ramp and another one standing up so Ben wanted to join in! We were able to get him to a standing position and he did really well! It reminded me of the other day when he wanted to get of his chair too as we were moving along and when I told him it was not a good time he said, "I just want to heal so I can go home!" Lord, hear his cry!


{Go Ben!!}


{flash on camera=closed eyes on Ben}



Ben was sent a surprise in the mail by some good friends back in WA! Her son was able to go to the Seahawks game and thought of Ben! Thank you so much Hansen Family!


{Surpise inside}


{Ben saying Oh Cool!}


{Stylin his new hat}

So, we have some downtime on the weekends and during therapies so I went out and got a few things for Ben and I to work on! So far we have only done the flash cards because that is what Ben has picked! He has done great on the addition and then on the word cards I have him enunciate the word, say it in a sentance and then spell it!
I may sound like I am drilling him (and I am) but it stimulates his brain in memory, processing speed and so many other things! We are on a mission to get Ben better!! Let the challanges continue!!




"For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord." Romans 8:38-39

16 comments:

Beka said...

This is such a beautiful post! I love reading your blog!!!

Always praying and believing for you!

"Say What?" said...

I've been following your blog for sometime now. I've never written anything because I just don't know what to say. I do want you to know that you are an inspiration too so many military wives. We love you and we hold you & Ben in constant prayer.

Delaney said...

Loving that you guys had fun! I will pray that Ben's healing progresses so you guys can go home :)

Tiffany said...

what a wonderful post. this has touched my heart so much.

Anonymous said...

Dear One, Ben wanting to stand while bowling, is evidence of his awareness, his physical, his
TOTAL HEALING. Praise God!!! Thanks for the pictures. :) When you guys get back to WA, we may just have to challenge you to a game of UNO. Hugs, Marion

The Conway's said...

I love the picture of him smiling with his surprise hat on....he has come so far!

Elaine said...

Good goin' Ben. Keep on bowling.
And cheer those Seahawks on.

Lauren said...

So glad that you guys got to go out and do something fun! I guess I'll have to be cheering for the Seahawks now that the Eagles are out of the playoffs :) Hope you both have a great weekend. Love you!

Nina Fenn said...

it's so cute to see him bowling, thanks for sharing!! GO BEN!

Tim said...

This is awesome, I would love to go bowling with you guys, I'm just concerned that Ben would kick my butt. We continue to STAND, and BELIEVE, for the Lord to do the miraculous in Ben.
We love you both, and miss you deeply.

PT & Dhana

Laurie said...

I am so glad y'all were able to go bowling and it looks like Ben had a blast!! I love how you opened up today's post. I'm actually reading the devational right now. Your friends are so amazing to get a signed hat for Ben! I noticed a signature from the hat. #54 is from my hometown and we are so proud of him. We were hoping for a win today. We've always got next year!!

zkgormley said...

I look forward to one day riding in the swagger wagon :) You rock that thing girl!

Katie said...

I'm a new follower!! He looks like he had fun!!

Come stop by sometime :)

Jennith said...

Hi Katie and Ben!
This is Jennith, I worked with you at Shepherd Center in the Seating/Wheelchair clinic. I am just so amazed and excited by your progress and gains that you have made. I am just sad that it took me so long to find out about your blog! Meagan and I were talking about Ben the other day and she mentioned it. Ben, I just love seeing that smile on your face, keep up the hard work!

Amy said...

Katie, you don't know me, I just happend along your blog through a follower of my daughter's blog (www.elladawn.blogspot.com) I have been in tears and inspired by your strength. Praying for you and your Ben!

AV5848 said...

Katie, Came across your blog through another blogger. Your story brought me to tears but know that you and Ben are in my prayers. It is great to see Ben’s strength and progress, continue being his rock! Glad you guys enjoyed your day bowling!