Thursday, February 23, 2012

Carol Day 26

(Photos are of today's visitors) Carol's meeting with the Dr and therapists started 30 min ahead of plan, so when the girls and I got to the Rehab center and found Carol in the meeting with 15 specialists, the meeting was winding down. Everyone agrees that Carol will be home this Sunday after church. They are even fine with Carol walking up and down our stairs by herself, as long as she holds the railing.
Tomorrow the therapists want me with them so that I can see exercises that I will do with Carol at home.  So there will be a few hours of training for Carol and me tomorrow.  For the next month Carol will need all 3 therapies three days a week, right in Temecula though.
You can tell Carol is more herself today and ready to come home: she was in Homeschool Mom mode, asking the girls about anatomy questions, French, history essay, Shakespeare drama, etc.  I can just see Carol next week with all the girls around her on her bed while she reads and asks comprehension questions.  And yes, the Dr. did mandate breaks for Carol during morning and afternoon to let her rest.  But therapists and Dr seem happy to let Carol do as much as she desires next week.
Spiritually, Carol is doing well. I had a full day yesterday of squabbling, selfish pre-teens and was worn out when I phoned Carol last night. Carol sweetly prayed for me.  Still had squabbling, selfish pre-teens this morning, but I was feeling better :)
I'm continuing to squeeze sermon prep on the Gospel of Luke into the brief openings of the day. This intermittent Bible study brings such refreshment that it is like fortified mini-meals throughout the day.  And the Book of Isaiah continues to steady my heart and mind and spirit over this month. Isaiah 26:4 Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD, the LORD, is the Rock eternal. -Pastor Craig


Anonymous said...

Franny and I would love to visit Carol and bring some worship music when she's ready. :) :) :). Still praying for complete healing! Love you guys!

Marilee said...

My heart is soaring as I see such loving photos of your family of females! Such beauty through the smiles expressing such relief and thankfulness for Carol's continuing recovery.

Truly you can sing Judson W. Van DeVenter's hymn with all sincerity...
All to Jesus I surrender;
All to Him I freely give;
I will ever love and trust Him,
In His presence daily live.
I surrender all,
I surrender all;
All to Thee, my blessed Savior,
I surrender all.
All to Jesus I surrender;
Humbly at His feet I bow,
Worldly pleasures all forsaken;
Take me, Jesus, take me now.
All to Jesus I surrender;
Make me, Savior, wholly Thine;
Let me feel the Holy Spirit,
Truly know that Thou art mine.
All to Jesus I surrender;
Lord, I give myself to Thee;
Fill me with Thy love and power;
Let Thy blessing fall on me.
All to Jesus I surrender;
Now I feel the sacred flame.
Oh, the joy of full salvation!
Glory, glory, to His Name!

Have a beautiful Friday morning!

Jessica said...

Hello, your family is being prayed for here in Bishop. I have followed the blog with amazement at what God has chosen to do. I so appreciate the realness and honesty, the faith in God's goodness through the most intense testing I can imagine, and also through the day to day trials. Blessings on this sweet family.