Sunday, March 08, 2009

A Breath of Fresh Air

We got mom into her wheel chair and outside. This is the first time she has been outside for a walk in her wheel chair in over a year. I basically had to tell her I was getting her up into the recliner, then when I had her in the lift I told her that actually we were going outside. She didn't get too mad at me.

She needed the fresh air and just to get out of the house. I was so happy and emotional I didn't know if I wanted to cry or do a jig. So I did both. :)

God is amazing. I found a cab/van service which is run by an awesome lady and who after hearing mom's story said she would come on the weekends when they are closed so that mom can go to church or to walmart, out to eat or wherever she wants to go.

Mom's birthday is Tuesday and I told the lady she had not been out to a restaurant in almost 2 years, so this coming Sat the woman is sending her driver to come pick us up and take us wherever mom wants to go. I'm crying as I'm typing this because I am so very happy for her and the Lord never ceases to amaze me. He never fails me even when I fail Him what seems like lately everyday.

Mom had accepted that she would always live like this, in bed, only getting out to go to the doctor.

I have never accepted that and I remind her daily of what the doctors told me when I had my car accident. They said I would never walk again and if I had accepted that then I would never have walked again.

But I believed then as I do now that God can do all things, and that I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. So I'm having her recite that verse everyday.

Anyway this post turned out a lot longer than planned. I was just going to post the pictures from yesterday.

Don't ask what Roo was wearing it was his own creation :)