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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

A Month

Hello bloggy friends, it's been a while since I've written. I've been dealing with a sick boy. He's doing better, we finally figured out what was wrong with him and he's on his way back to being that healthy bouncing boy we love so much.

So I had a blog all written out for today, I've been so busy at work though that I haven't actually gotten a chance to type it out on here...as I was getting ready to type it something popped in to my head...

Yesterday (1/3/11) was exactly a month since my husband's accident. I can't believe how much time has flown! It seems like only yesterday I got a call from the MP's telling me that my husband that I hold so dearly had fallen off a roof and they weren't sure if he was going to be able to walk. Every day there is a different emotion that hits me square in the face but I'm learning to push through them and persevere, after all I am God's girl and there's nothing too big for Him to handle. Today we have several things to praise God for..here are just a few...

1) My husband can take his own shower, Praise God he can stand up for that long without that trusty brace to hold him up and he can actually get himself clean without my standing over him asking if he needs help.

2) He can put his own socks and shoes on, Praise God!

3) He has learned to adapt and can now play with the kids while sitting or kneeling on the floor for a few minutes at a time, he can also help me get them to bed and get them dressed in the mornings and at night, Praise God!!

4) My children have gotten in to a certain routine, they know daddy is hurt but he's still the same daddy he was before and he still loves them and will cuddle and play when they want him to.

5) I got to hug my husband without that chunk of metal between us last night before he put the brace back on after his shower.

6) He's reading his Bible and even suggested we bless some oil to annoint our son when he was sick...(I guess this should have been first but these are in no particular order here lol)

7) We started getting his work comp checks, however small they may be, they are still income that helps with bills God ALWAYS provides!

8) He went to the grocery store with me the other night and walked around without getting too tired, we were there for an hour!

As far as his injuries go, he got xrays a few weeks ago to see how the brace was working and it turns out he has a few fractures in his discs between the vertebrae and we found out that as he fell his ankle was dislocated but popped back into place sometime after landing..God did that so he wouldn't be in a wheel chair during recovery. He wakes up stiff and in pain in the mornings but he never loses his smile, he never loses that charm I love so much. God continues to work and we continue to hold on for the ride.

p.s. I almost forgot, if you're new to my blog and want to read about what happened just go here.

7 comments:

Jenifer said...

Praise God, praise God, praise God!!! It amazes me how far he has come in the past month. Not just in his recovery but spiritually as well. #6 made me cry. God is so awesome and faithful. He okayed this to happen and had a plan all along. Praise God!

Debi said...

Praise the Lord, Mandy! God is SOOOOO good! I see John at church and am amazed that he has such a positive outlook. Everytime I ask him how he's doing, he just smiles and says he's makin' it! What a testimony...and I'm talking about the attitude! I need to see others' good and positive attitudes because, as you know, that is one of my BIG weaknesses! Love you, girl!

Lisa said...

God is so faithful! You both are growing so much through this ordeal and you will come out victorious on the other side. Praise God!

Kelli said...

I am so glad he is doing better. My dad fell from a ladder after being on my folks roof a couple of years ago and it was a long recovery but he made it. So crazy how we sometimes take those little things like showers for granted. When we are hurt whether its physical or emotional, we see how much we need God- even more than usual! Glad to see you on your blog again. We missed you!;)

Phather Phil Malmstrom said...

Mandy, I'm lifting praises to Him for you and your husband right now. He is SO Good, and I'm heartened that you see His Love through this trial.

I pray he continues to heal, both in body and in spirit. Have a Blessed Day!

Heidi said...

Rejoicing with you Mandy! God has brought you through a lot and know there is still more ahead, but the amazing lessons and just being so obviously in His presence is worth it! Glad you are writing again too :)

Allison Morrison said...

Praises to our God for His wonderful blessings for you family. Praying healing continues...