Thursday, August 28, 2008

Exciting News!!! and More Movement!

Well its Thursday night and it has been about a week since my last post. Since that time I have been able to do different exercises and move my legs in ways than I have never done before. When my therapist visited me on Sunday we worked on an exercise where she laid me on my back and spread my legs apart. I was able to push my legs together and pull them back apart. The best way to explain this is making a "snow angel." You know when you lay in the snow and move your legs and arms to make a snow angel. Well I can MOVE my legs in the same way! I was so excited about this new movement because I have never done it before. PRAISE GOD on my new movement and I hope that each and every step I make will glorify him!
This week one of my best friends from Little Rock came down with his girl friend to stay with me. I had a blast, we went to Sea World, Gatorland, Cirque Du Sollie, the three of us stayed very busy for days! While I was at Gatorland fixing to watch a man wrestle an alligator I got a phone call! It was from a lady at Shepherds who is head of the day patient program. I have been slotted to start at Shepherds on September 22nd which is a Monday. They are opening up my apartment that Saturday the 20th for me to move in and get acclimated. Jennifer and I had made plans for us to go in at the same time and they did there best to comply with our request. However, Jennifer will be going a week ahead of me but we will still be there at the same time. I am VERY excited about going to Shepherds and can't wait to get started! I am READY TO WORK! All day and everyday, whatever it takes! I have gotten several phone calls from my friends at Pleasant Valley and I just wanted to say THANK YOU!! I appreciate your continued prayers on my behalf! All of the progress that I make will be to glorify God! I know that I will make it through this and ask for everyone to keep both myself and Jennifer in your prayers! Thank you all for your support! It is you who motivate me and ultimately God who I am doing this for so that one day everyone can see his power through the miracle he is working through me!



Anonymous said...

This is wonderful news! Now you will be able to make sand angels too. We at PV are continuing to remember you in prayer and give God the glory for your improvement.

Waiting for your return to PV.
Cynthia M

Nick said...

I was about to joke about Florida sand angles myself but I guess I'm too late for that... :(

That's great news that you got the day you're going in and now you got an exact date to shoot for... And it also gives us a couple more game nights... :)

Can't wait to hear about your progress in person and your play-by-play of Sea World and Cirque De Soleil...

-- Nikos

Judy May said...

What wonderful news! I fully expect you to walk out of that facility one day!!

You really made me laugh last weekend. Richard showed me the "class pictures" of you--how funny! You have a wonderful sense of humor and I love to laugh.

Kathy said...

AMAZING! I know that the people at Shepherds have seen many amazing recoveries, but I believe you will amaze even them! Keep up the good work!

Robin and Kathy

Anonymous said...

So excited for you and Jennifer!!!!!!! I can't wait to hear all your progress. Get some rest because get ready they are going to wear you out!! I know you are ready for the challenge. Love you, Esther