Friday, July 9, 2010

I know I have not been here for awhile, but when I came home my computer said I "HARD DRIVE FAILURE". I don't know what that means, but Bill can fix anything. Miriah came out and hooked up my "little buddy" to my internet. I am sorry to leave you hanging.
We did make it home just fine, however it took 5 hours. We were both tired. Our days consist of exercise, walking, naps, and cognitive work. Two days a week we go to Tri-Cities for therapy. It takes 2 hours to get there, so we are gone 6-7 hours those days. Today we are headed back to Portland for an eye check.
Terry is doing so much better at home and is improving in all areas. He still needs lots of rest and wants to do more. Time is a great healer, but not as great as our God. Wow, what He has done for us is a miracle everyday.
We are amazed at how our house is changing. Terry is very anxious to help. The work is mostly done. We have sprinklers. Yea!!
Our family is so special to us both church and kids. They are taking care of our every need. God is working through Terry in so many lives. We can hardly wait to be on the other end helping someone else.
Gotta go. Portland is calling.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

This is the day that the Lord has made. We are going home tomorrow! Yea!!! The next 6 months will be a struggle. Terry has to take it easy. Even though his mind tells him he can do something, in reality he will not be able to do it. SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much prayer is needed for patience to allow his body all the time it needs to heal. We will be traveling to Tri-Cities twice a week for continuing therapies plus daily exercises both physical and cognitive. I can't begin to tell you how fast he is changing. You just have to hang on when God starts to move.
I will not be blogging tomorrow, but will try to keep you informed as much as I can.

Monday, June 28, 2010

I want to write something to you my good friend Arta Jo Weaver wrote to me. It was such a blessing to read. "What a wondrous God we serve in whatever capacity we need at a given moment. And how difficult it is for we humans to remember that and rely on Him as our primary resource in all the little unimportant daily needs-thus preparing us to feel secure in bringing the biggest of our needs to Him when we are called on to fully TRUST." This is so important to remember that God wants to be our God everyday, in all the little joys, frustrations, and moments. When He is, it is a lot easier to turn everything over in our big worries or fears.
Today the Doc came in and Terry asked about going home. He said, "Well, probably this week" We are so excited, we have our big meeting tomorrow and we will find out more. They are looking into the best rehab places close to us (2 hours)that will be the most beneficial to continuing Terry's outpatient rehab. It needs to have people that deal with head traumas.
All through the sessions today, we just grinned at each other. They will send us home with lots to do plus the rehab. He will also need to rest well, twice a day. But going home just makes our hearts overflow.
We will know more in the next few days, but PRAISE GOD!!!!!!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

I was reading to Terry from the Bible this afternoon. I asked him where he wanted me to read and he said he didn't care. The Bible opened to I Corinthians 1. I started reading the first 11 verses. I Cor. 1:3,4 "Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from GOD. Also verse 9B "But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead." Terry and I were just talking about what God has in mind for us after all this is over and then we read this. Was this by chance? I don't think so. God is so good.
Terry's sister came to town and it was so good visiting with her and watching Terry really relating and enjoying her. Is he still confused? Yes! Is he remembering more each day? Yes! We are looking forward to our meeting on Tuesday with all the specialists to see where they feel Terry is. For the first time they may discuss going home. Physically, he is doing real well, Cognitively, he has more to do. They have not mentioned going home at all, but we have hopes.
We covet your prayers for wisdom and patience. It has been a great week-end.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Today was a good day. Terry was alert. I introduced him to the people helping out at home through the church directory. He recognized the faces and we went over the names. It will take many times, but it's a start. At the end of the day, he sayed he had a good time visiting. It was a great birthday. I just wanted you to know how the Lord is blessing us. In fact, Terry said today he is humbled how the Lord is using us. What a blessing.

Friday, June 25, 2010

This the day that the Lord hath made. Enough said. I thank him for revelations today that help me come up with ideas to help Terry. He is struggling with his cognitive skills. His spelling is hard and still struggling to name the family including yours truely today. I promised we would go over one family a morning before he gets too tired. I bought a Scrabble card game today just for the cards. We will practice writing the names. Great News today! He had Group Gym. That is where the Drs. theorapists all watch him perform different tasks. He made it look easy. That's my guy.
All in all it was a good day. He has a lot of work in front of him, but we will count it all joy.
Looks like the house will close next week, I will come home overnight.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Terry is more alert all the time. He is rememering what I tell him now, but does not remember people's names. He asked me if he forgot my name, so I said yes and he owes me big time for that slip of forgetfulness. He is having trouble with depth-perception. I do believe most of his trouble will be cognitive. It will come back we hope, but will take up to a year or more. It is amazing how quick the changes have been this past 4 days. God is so gracious.
Terry says that he feels blessed to be used by God. In Romans 8:28 "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." Wow, is that ever true. We have well over 100 people reading this blog. How humbling to feel the power of prayer at work and know that God is using this to reach lives for Him. I have been praying you don't miss your opportunity.
I need to tell you about an incredible family of God. Our small little church family (around 90) have been an example of a church living out God's word. In I John 3:18
"Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth."
This family has weeded, protected my garden from the deer, and put in our underground sprinklers and planted my flowers. They have truely lived as the scripture says and it is very humbling. We cannot begin to tell you how much this means to us. They have spent many hours, days, weekends helping us out. Whole families, from 4 years old to 85 years old. What a blessing to see God's word in action. I can't tell you how special these people are to us.
I pray you each find a church family and friends like this.