Sunday, March 27, 2011

special lady and dirt puddin...

"Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus." 1 Thess 5:16-18

One of the highlights of going home was getting to meet a very special lady for the first time! Her name is Kim and she has been huge in my life since the accident occured. She started commenting on our blog and then sending notes, trinkets, and goodies for Ben and I! One that stood out was a sweet looking little frog and in the card she said not to forget to FROG...fully rely on God! I loved that! We started swapping emails and then it went to text messaging and then finally meeting in real life! She lives in Eastern Washington and happened to be in the area after her little bro graduated. Kim and her sister came to one of the services I was talking at and then I got to meet her for the first time! Hugs and smiles were what we gave each other! So fun to FINALLY meet Kim! They were both able to go out to lunch with my family and some of our pastors so we got a bit more time in!! What a day that was!
Thank you Kim for being such a blessing, inspiration and encouragement to me and Ben! You are one in a million!!

Well, Friday afternoon brought abother segment of Ben in the kitchen! I have to remind him that it is not "cooking class" yet "cooking group" because if I say it is a cooking class he will say he doesn't want to go because he already knows how to cook! This week it was dirt pudding...minus the worms because they were out! Booo!
Ben had a great time though and he ate the whole cup that night for dinner. I didn't get photos of the finished product and by the time I thought if it Ben had already eaten the whole cup!

I think I posted it on one of my last blogs but we got an order from Ben's doc that we could now walk anywhere we wanted in teh hospital! We were not just limited to Ben's room! The last few days we have been practicing and have been doing really well! Ben of course does most of the work and I am just there to guide him and make sure he doesn't hit the ground! Ben gets anxious if there are alot of people or items around so instead of using his walker to stabilize himself he stands there and picks up his walker! Oh boy, this is something that we have been working on! The last thing I need is a man who weighs 190lb and 5'11" on top of me....well, it being Ben I guess that would not be to bad! :) Moving we were able to go to the hotel and just chill. Instead of wheeling Ben to the bed and letting him stand I kept him in the living area and had him use the walker. I wanted to try him on the carpet and see how he did. Oh my goodness, it was as if Ben had been doing it the whole time! He stood on his own and took off! No stumbling, no tripping, no nothing but walking right to the bed and sitting down! It was amazing and Ben did soooo well! So proud of this man!
It was a relaxing weekend for both of us. Just what we needed after coming off of a super busy week! It also brought some deep questions from Ben that I was not expecting! I had to search my heart for the right answers. I was grateful that he was even thinking of it and thinking so deeply! God is still working His miracle in Ben!

Sayings from Ben...
I put my feet on Bens lap and he told me to take them off! I said "what?" and he said, "when i say something you say yes my king!" I laughed and then said "please rub my feet"...and he did!
Ha, the queen won!

Ben continually asks me when we are going home and now even more since I have been back from WA. He asked me the other day and I told him, "5000 days!" He looked at me and said, "that is not what you said before!" Well, he was remembering things so I said, "well, what did I say before?" Ben's response, "less then a month!"
He is right and many more blog posts to come on that!


Lindsey said...

How exciting that y'all will be heading home so soon! Praying for that everything falls into place perfectly! Can't wait to hear the details!

karamurano said...

I am a new reader and just wanted to share that I am so moved and inspired by the journey that you two are on! reading through the posts I've laughed and cried but mostly been in awe of God's goodness and power that he is showing through Ben! Just know that you are both in my prayers and I look forward to following your journey in the future!

Anonymous said...

I am so pleased at how well Ben is doing. Dirt pudding...reminds me of mud pies. :) Sounds like you will be home soon. Yay, Yay, Yay!! I continue to trust Father for you and Ben. Much love, Marion

Emily said...

HAHA love the King comment!

Brooke said...

hahah it's so great he has his sense of humor! and Dirty Pudding is sooo yummy!

Melissa said...

HOw exciting! He is prgressing so well!
Glad you got to meet your friend in real life!!
Can't wait to read more about ya'll going home! Brings a huge smile to my face!

Theresa said...

How special to meet your friend Kim in person! It is great that Ben is remembering when you said he was going home. I am sure you are both so excited.

zkgormley said...

Thank you so much for your sweet thoughts. I am blessed by your friendship. Have a great week.

Joyful*Tears said...

Thank You, Jesus!! I praise God for the continued progress for you both! The Lord is right there with both of you. It's great to hear that things are going well for the both of you, working as a team =). It's a blessing to see the grace and love of the Lord shining forth between you both and your relationship. The Lord's joy pours out in your beauty! I continue to lift you both into the palm of the Lord's hands, that are open wide to receive you with His unending love! God bless you, and Ben.

Mama D.'s Dozen said...

Thanks for the words of encouragement on my blog today ... to take care of Mama in order to take care of the rest of the family. As a mama of a dozen children, sometimes I forget that.

Hope your week is blessed!

:) :) :)