Sunday, February 3, 2008

I just took a look at Brent's blog, couldn't believe it's been so long since I've updated it. So, to bring you up to date on everything........here goes.

Most of Brent's days are filled with waking up, eating breakfast, getting ready for physical therapy, going to therapy for an hour and half, coming back to his room and crashing. Eating lunch, getting ready for more therapy, going to therapy (another hour and half), coming back to the room and crashing, eating supper. Getting ready to do it over the next day!

Everyone here at Baptist Rehabilitation is amazing, his physical therapist are so caring and professional. I'm not sure we could have found a better place for Brent if we had searched all over the country! (which we did do)

Now for the latest news; as most know Brent is going to need to come out of rehab. for several weeks. This needs to be done until he can bear weight on his left shoulder and arm. Hans O. and Jeff S. spent a lot of time going out and looking for apartments in Little Rock that will meet Brent's needs. They found several, Kathy and I went out and looked at each of them. The last one we saw held the most promise, it is located about ten miles from Baptist Hospital in a suburb of Little Rock called Maumelle. It is small but very nice and in a gated complex, you have a sense of security and safety. We gave Brent the choice of either coming back home to Florida or staying here in Little Rock....he really wanted to stay around here because of all his church friends at Pleasant Valley Church of Christ.

So it looks like Friday the 8th is going to be the big moving day for Brent. I'll be coming in late Thursday night and staying thru the weekend. Pleasant Valley is getting some help for Brent and Kathy lined up for the 4 days each week that I'll be working. There is no way we could do this without our church family! We are so thankful for so many things and have been blessed in ways that we can't even describe.

Please continue to pray for Brent's healing, we have not and will not, give up on Brent's complete healing.

8 comments:

Christy and Johnny said...

Brent,
We love you and are confident you will be able to handle days head. Remember this verse from Lamentations 3:22-24
The Lord's lovingkindness indeed never cease, For His compassions never fail. They are new every morning. Great is Your faithfulness. "The Lord is my portion" says my soul. "Therefore I will hope in Him."

Love,
Christy and Johnny

Anonymous said...

Brent--
I'm excited to hear that you will be staying around LR. After speaking with your mom this week, I know that this was a decision made through prayful consideration. You and your family will continue to be in my prayers. And know that you will continue to receive many visitors while at your apartment.

In HIM,
Cynthia M

Suzanne said...

Well, hello, Brent. My name is Suzanne from FBA. I work with your dad, what an awesome man. You have been in my prayers since day 1 and on my church's prayer list. I can't wait to tell them you are in rehab!!! Praise the Lord!! I teach a class of little kids on Wed evenings at my church and always ask them to remember you in their prayers also. Maybe when you come to visit FL you can come by FBA so we can praise the Lord in person. Continue to trust in Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. With HIM all things are possible. In His Name, Suzanne

Kimberly said...

Brent, Kathy and Pete it was wonderful to see Brent yesterday and how much progress he has made. Brent *love* the beard - don't let those nurses shave it off!

Love ya,

Kim

Anonymous said...

Brent,

Brad and I only met you at the JDS summit last Fall, but really enjoyed meeting you and could tell you are a generous person. (I won the golf balls you donated!) All of us at F&E Check Pros in Cleveland, OH wish you the very best. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Kim Young, Brad Lewis

Shane said...

Brent,
Love you cuz praying like crazy for you. I'll be thinking about you when my vols play your gators tonight. Give your Mom and Dad our love. Hope to talk to you soon.

Shane

Anonymous said...

Brent - Today as I was checking the blog, an old hymn kept running through my head - do you know this one?
vs 1 - O sometimes the shadows are deep, and rough seems the path to the goal; and sorrows, how often they sweep like tempests down over the soul.
vs 2 - O sometimes how long seems the day, and sometimes how weary my feet; but toiling in life's dusty way, the Rock's blessed shadow, how sweet! Chorus -
O then to the Rock let me fly, to the Rock that is higher than I! O then to the rock let me fly, to the Rock that is higher than I.
Isaiah 24:3-4 - The steadfast of mind Thou wilt keep in perfect peace, because he trusts in thee. Trust in the LORD forever, for in God the LORD, we have an everlasting Rock.
Love to you and your family - Sandi Gray

Phoebe Mello said...

Brent,

I have been following along on your blog since day 1, and I wanted to let you know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Your strength gives me strength and I praise God that you are so patient and strong.

Whenever you make it down here to Florida, I will get you tickets to any Gator game you want! I'm still sad I didn't get to see you at the UF/ FSU game. Take care Brent.

Phoebe Mello