Friday, March 5, 2010

Day 26

Was it really just last night I was asking you to pray for specific things, and then today there they were answered??:))) IT WAS!!!:))
I walked in this morning and Grand was resting peacefully....eyes opened as he greeted me, "Hi Sweetness";)......that is what he calls me all the time, I could tell we were off to a good start!!
He was having some phantom pain and asked me to rub his feet for him:( I told him there were no feet there and he kind of looked at me like...oh yeah...and then we moved on!
One of his female commanding officers came in to check on him which she does often, and she was just beaming at how well he was...she said, "Praise Jesus.." and then he said, "Yes, I thank God I am alive...and then he went into this AMAZING testimony that brought all of us in there pure joy to hear of his love for the one that saved him...I wish I could remember every word, I wish I recorded it for you all to hear...I have never heard of such testimony in my life!!!!!

That was just the wonderful beginning of the day.....
Physical therapy called the day before and ordered a manual wheel chair for Grand..when the company brought it in today, I looked at it and said, "NO WAY...he is not ready for this, and it has no headrest for his head which he needs for his head injury....the guy who built it agreed, and so did his of the other nurses said to just keep it and see if it would work the meantime PT was called and they came up....
Well guess what.....not only did they put Grand in the chair, he held his head up the whole time...(which he does need a helmet since part of his skull is missing) AND....he drove himself up and down the halls on his own....his PT was holding his IV pole and could hardly keep up with him!!!
I admitted I doubted and gave his PT an apology, and thanks!!!
That not only left me in tears, but it left me in total AWE of what God is doing...I was already in awe, but I don't think a lot of people would have believed it if they didn't see it themselves!!! I did take a picture, but I will wait until he can really approve it to show!!!

He also ate today...he filled his quota!

THE VERY BEST PART OF THE DAY, if that wasn't enough......
We talked for a long time:))) real conversation.....we even laughed some, and he smiled a lot throughout the day!!!! I really got to talk with my best friend, and I shared with him all the amazing support he has out there, and he just cannot believe if the cards alone didn' t prove it:)) it was was all so good!!! The only real sad part of the day was him telling me that one of the nurses told him that the other two he was with did not make it...he asked me who was with him, and I told him. He looked at me and said, "I talked to (I won't say his name to protect his privacy) about God all the time!! It was sad for Grand to realize more loss on his part, but remembering and stating the fact that God was in this guys heart before he passed, I believe gave Grand some peace!!!!
I said it would get better or be the got better...and I am not saying tomorrow will be the same as today....but we had today, and that was good enough for me:))))


  1. Super cool and wonderful and salubrious

  2. Carrie - This is so amazing. It just made MY day. You both are so incredible.... and God has done SO much in such a short time. AMEN!!! WOW!

  3. Oh, Carrie!!!! Rick read this to me this morning and both of us were sniffing and wiping away tears! God is SO GOOD and SO MERCIFUL!!! We are just thanking Him and thanking Him for the wonderful day he gave you and Grand. I am so excited and even though I know not every day will be like this one, it still fills my heart to overflowing with love and gratitude for the Almighty God we serve. I am praying for you all (as usual) that each day will be a "yes"! Love you much! ;o)

  4. Awesome, awesome, awesome! I can easily visualize the joy beaming from you! Thank you God!

  5. I can see you two talking and him smiling at you! Praying for more good days.

    Dee Dee

  6. Carrie, You don't know me, but I have been following Grand's progress through our church prayer blog, Jenks Church. Its amazing what God is doing. May God bless you and Grand as you travel this new road. Many are praying for him that you don't even know about.

  7. Carrie, I'm just catching up on the last 3 entries. I'm very happy you've been able to write like this so we can all have a good sense of what's going on, the progress, etc. We love Legrand SO much.