Monday, February 27, 2012

Carol Home Day 2

Life can be back to normal so amazing quickly with the Lord's help and strength.  Psalm 28:7  The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped.  Carol skyped her family in England and then she slept most of the day.  As the brain swelling keeps diminishing, we daily see Carol's speech improve.  Very exciting. 
In Carol fashion, after breakfast with the girls, Carol gets up to help clean up. I say to her: What are you doing? Cleaning. You have been cleaning up for a month while I was gone. I need to do some.  I told Carol: You must be kidding. Go lie down Woman and rest.  (reluctantly she submitted :)
But at dinner tonight Carol returned to one of her favorite roles, reading to the girls during the meal. Now she is writing thank you cards, but she's wearing down quickly.
There was such a sense of relief in all of us to have Carol home last night. Everyone slept very well b/c we all relaxed from the stress of the past month. Thank you Jesus.
Since Carol's family in England are not as familiar with homeschooling, I've include a photo of one of our homeschool coop classes, called Classical Conversations (Teah and Siena's grammar class) that meets at our church. There are multiple other classes happening too for all ages.
Tomorrow Carol meets with our Dr. Combs for a check up and then Physical Therapy starts!  So, I think it is about time for the blog to end after tomorrow's entry.
Letters continue to pour in for Carol and so our hearts are full.  Thank you all for sharing in the joy of our family, Pastor Craig


Anonymous said...

Reading Carol's daily blog has been a learning experience and I thank you for sharing her story. I will miss reading about her rehabilitation and improvement.

Ruth Andre said...

I so wish you would keep the blog and post occasionally. Pastor Craig you are busy with so many things that the rest of us would like to follow and Carol will continue to improve and we all want to rejoice with her as she continues her road to recovery. If you do stop posting, I want to thank-you for sharing these daily posts. It has meant so much to me and I have been able to share with others the true miracle of Carol's recovery. The blog is listed on my Blog Links and I plan to keep it there as a form of testimony of true faith.

Anonymous said...

Carol, I had the pleasure of meeting Pastor Craig and all the girls one day with Martina. What an amazing family you are!! I am so glad you are home now. I will continue to pray for your health, strength and improvement.
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. 1 Thessalonians 5:28

Gail Sutherland

Anonymous said...

This blog has been such a daily encouragement of God's ongoing goodness. Thank you, Craig, for being so diligent and faithful to keep it up. It has been almost like a devotional as daily we would all seek to hear and see of the Lord's grace, mercy and unfailing love! Thank you, thank you for letting us "in" on such an intimate trial, walk through the valley and victory. We promise continued prayers, support and love!! Auntie Debbie

Ann Bellafaire said...

Rejoicing with you all!!! So very exciting! We will miss the posts as they have become the highlight of our evenings, but thank you so much for faithfully keeping us all posted on your family's daily happenings. We will continue upholding you all in prayer while on this journey of recovery. Greatful that we get to see you guys frequently. :) Love you all!- The Bellafaires

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing your story. It is a miracle and testimony to God's healing. I will miss reading your posts. You don't know me but I'm in a CC group in Virginia. God Bless,

Anonymous said...

I know my GOD is still working miracles...Carol you are a living testimony!!! JESUS, THANK YOU!!!!