Tuesday, February 24, 2009

February 24, update

We are continuing to work super hard. Josh is really healthy, what a blessing, and the days are filled with therapy. We are continuing to see great changes in Joshuas muscle return in many areas. It is the slowest recovery known to man but it is happening. I always hesitate to tell you that he is moving this or moving that because unless you are familar with spinal cord injury you just don't understand how little or slow it is. We hope by the pictures on the blog you can see the improvements that we are making. It is steady and gradual.

We had some dear friends give us a picture with a wonderful saying on it and we wanted to share it with you. "life is not about waiting for the storm to pass........It is about learning to dance in the rain. We have thought about this so much and are applying it to our lives. Heavenly Father wants us to be grateful for everything we have. He has blessed us to grow and to become like Him especially in trials. Think about dancing in the rain this week, we love you all and are so excited to see you soon!

9 comments:

Becky Lewis said...

Keep going Josh, we are all pulling for you and still PRAYING for you EVERY prayer we say!!!

Brooke said...

if anyone can pull through this, you can, you have been an inspiration to many, including me. keep going, i know you can!! because you are awesome.
true story.
--brooke broderick

The Hasenkamp's said...

Heard you get to leave Craig today! Good luck and can't wait to here how great it is to be home again. God Bless!

evelyn chapman said...

Hey Josh and family,
We have thought about you often and you have proved to be a real inspiration. Kay is now retired and not serving the valley in his firefighter-captain capacity. Yours was one of his last calls and to see you doing so good makes his heart swell. Keep up the good work. Love you and your family, Kay and Evelyn Chapman

Amy Barnett said...

That is such a great saying! I am so proud of you guys! I love the blog and will be sure to check it now and then to keep up with how you are all doing. Still miss your 'office' nights, big chair and wonderful family in room 6, take care!
Amy (night nurse)

Sarah L. said...

It's great to hear that Josh is at home now! You guys are so amazing!!!

Anonymous said...

WE are anxious to see how you are all doing. Hope you are well. We think about you all the time. Please continue your blog so we can keep up with your success!

Travis and Jill Hasenkamp

Anonymous said...

more updates..?

Marina said...

I don't know Josh but I was blessed by having Bro. Pack as my seminary teacher. Since I heard about Josh, I keep him in my prayers. I know Heavenly Father loves us and all we go through in life is really worth it. I wish all the best for you, all the way from Brazil, Marina