Wednesday, June 23, 2010
This weekend at the canal he had his chance. We had 1/3 of the cake left, and he pressed and squished that thing to get it as small as he could. Even at it's smallest, it was the size of a fist. And this was only 1/3 of the cake he was so sure he could eat in one bite. The cake lost its fluffy, airy feel and became so dense. He didn't even eat a bite of that ball of cake.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
I unloaded all of the perishables (only took a few trips up and down the ramp) and the rest is waiting for my strong husband to carry in when he gets home! In the future I think I'll still go with Jared, but it's nice to know that if I need to get a few things on my own I can.
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Monday, June 14, 2010
Petting a goat. He was pretty excited about the goats when he was petting them through the fence, but not as interested once he was inside with them.
Playing the bongo drums with the other kids. This was probably his favorite part of the day. He was running around and so interested in what all of the other kids were doing. The kids were his favorite zoo attraction, not as interested in the animals yet.
The end of the day. He can't even sit up straight in his stroller he is so tired. He fell asleep within a few minutes of being in the car. We were there for only about 2.5 hours, which is all the activity this guy can handle without an afternoon nap!
Friday, June 11, 2010
Medically speaking I am done recovering. The doctors will tell you that what you get back in your first year is likely all that you get back. It's been over a year now, and I don't have much back. Some sensation and no function.
God speaking, I will see a full recovery. I expect nothing but a miracle. So please keep praying as God is the only one who will change my current situation!
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
I am inside enjoying a warm blueberry muffin that I made this morning (and so far that's all I've eaten today, blueberry muffins). It would be perfect if I didn't have a 90 lb dog in my lap everywhere I go because she is terrified of thunder!
Yesterday Jared made me try a fresh blueberry. We have blueberry bushes in our back yard (though these were obviously from the store, as our blueberries certainly aren't ripe yet) and I've always insisted that I didn't really like fresh blueberries. Love them in desserts or any sort of baked goods, but not fresh. Last night I tried one and I can't remember why I don't like them fresh. They were quite delicious really! Jared is very proud of himself for convincing me to give them a shot again.
Hey Ryan - maybe you should try an EGG since you haven't had one since you were one!!
Sunday, June 6, 2010
Friday, June 4, 2010
An excerpt from Wikipedia:
When Collins asked who didn't make it out of Vietnam, Stockdale replied:
"Oh, that’s easy, the optimists. Oh, they were the ones who said, 'We're going to be out by Christmas.' And Christmas would come, and Christmas would go. Then they'd say, 'We're going to be out by Easter.' And Easter would come, and Easter would go. And then Thanksgiving, and then it would be Christmas again. And they died of a broken heart."
Stockdale then added:
"This is a very important lesson. You must never confuse faith that you will prevail in the end—which you can never afford to lose—with the discipline to confront the most brutal facts of your current reality, whatever they might be.”
If you don't have a Personal Promise Bible, you have to get one. It inserts your name into the scriptures and opens up a whole new world when you are reading this book written to you.
Surely he has borne Beka's sickness, and carried Beka's suffering; yet Beka considered him plagued, struck by God, and afflicted. But He was pierced for Beka's transgressions. He was crushed for Beka's iniquities. The punishment that brought her peace was on Him; and by His wounds Beka is healed. Isaiah 53:4-5
I have had the full Bible for years now, but am just loving having all these scriptures in one spot in the Healing Pocket Bible. They have different subjects (finance, marriage, etc.) too - get one!
Progress? I am not really seeing any. It's so hard to keep hoping. Faith is being sure of what we hope for, and certain of what we do not see (Hebrews 11:1).
My at home exercise routine is going well and I've been able to stick to it for the most part. That means about an hour a day of exercise while Anthony is napping, and then in the evenings when Jared is home either standing or electric stim.
My circulation seems to have improved as of lately, which means warmer legs & feet and better color (ie not purple all the time). We've also noticed that I seem to have a lot of increased control in my hips which is nice.
I am trusting that God has a purpose for this part of my life, that this didn't take him by surprise, and that this nightmare will be over soon.
Thursday, June 3, 2010
We currently use the Nikon P80 but want something that can capture moments more quickly and that's better in low light.
What have you experienced with the Nikon D5000?
Thanks for the tips!