It's been awhile since I have been able to post, but here's the latest!! He's walking!!
Our computer power cord cracked and died so I have been without a computer most of this week. That got me thinking about all of the things that have died in the last few weeks, and it's kinda crazy! The furnace quit working, the dishwasher broke, my cell phone battery needed to be replaced, the toilet needed a new seal, the bathroom sink had a leak, and the computer cord.......REALLY?? Thankfully, all of the above things have now been repaired/replaced, except the dishwasher, and that is on the schedule for Monday.
So, back to Ryan. He is up and walking! Today he had a shower! The first one in almost 7 weeks!! Not sure who is happier about the shower...me or him!
He started walking on Tuesday, and Wednesday he woke up really sore. Although Ryan has had relatively little pain, he does wake up stiff and sore. Wednesday he was feeling pretty rough and he asked for some Tylenol. Wednesday was a long day for him. He had an opthamologist appt. and a CT scan was ordered by the ENT surgeon.
Tonight we had a birthday party! Grandma Ruthie is 83 today! We met at her place for pizza and chocolate cream pie.
She looked so cute tonight!
Joy, Uncle David, and Jared
Me and my honey!
Of course there was cake!
And singing too!
Before we left Grandma Ruthie wanted to share something with us. She said that as she thought back on what happened that night, she thought of Emma, asking a paramedic to pray with her. That moment, when Emma asked for prayer, was the beginning of our family's healing. It began with a child, our 9yr old daughter, asking a stranger to pray for her family.
Later, on the way home, I asked Emma if she remembered the paramedic's prayer. She said she couldn't remember it. She did say she asked him to pray while she was still in the van, and he told her they would pray just a bit later. In the ambulance she asked him again, because she thought he had forgotten. That is when they prayed together.
Immediately after the accident, Ryan and I were not able to pray. Ryan was seriously injured, and I was unconscious. How absolutely precious to know that our daughter, our Emma girl, knew what was needed most at that time. She knew what mom and dad would be doing if they could. She carried on when we could not, and that brings such joy to my heart!
Tonight was the first time our family was all in one vehicle together since the accident, and it was GREAT! Uncle David commented as we were leaving how wonderful it was to see all of us out and about together. It made us sad to leave him at his parents again. As we left the driveway Aiden said, "My daddy!" We are all missing his daddy!