Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Moving on

Hi Everyone,

I can't believe we've reached the end of September already and have passed the eighth month milestone since the accident.

We've now been home almost two months and Jim has improved dramatically. He's gained a little weight and moves around well. It's hard to believe he ever wore that awful halo. He still tires easily. He's enjoyed friends stopping by and renewing old times. He continues his therapy and progress. The one therapist is stirring his interest in art and he is beginning to sketch again. The hands don't work as they use to so it is difficult for him. He wants to drive. Some things have to be accomplished first.

We went for what we hope to be his last pension exam and are eagerly awaiting word on the result. This would help in the financial end of things.

We will be moving in about a month to a small home. Life is busy.

Thank you for your continued prayers for my family and all the cards, meals and visits.


Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Hi Everyone!

We are in Indy today for a visit to the VA Hospital. Jim had a scheduled appointment for, what we hope to be, an answer to his disability claim upgrade. A positive result would be an answer to prayer towards our financial stability for the future. If I may ask again, please pray with us for God's leading while the doctors and VA Board make a decision.

It wasn't all business here. Jim was very excited to visit, again, with the staff on the floor where he spent 2 months of his recovery. He doesn't have much memory of the accident before our stay in Indy. He does have fond memories of the people who lovingly and skillfully took care of him there. Smiles were all around as Jim gladly showed them his neck, minus the brace.

From there, we went to Steak and Shake for a giant milk shake. Ice cream is his passion. We are spending the night at Kelli's and loving the visit.

I know I don't write much, but life is somewhat a rountine now( this is a blessing) and I don't want to bore you. I recently updated my thoughts on all of this on my personal blog so if you are a glutten for more information on my own journey thru this you will find more entry on

Thanks, again for all the comments and encourgement. As we were told from the beginning. This is a marathon, not a sprint.

(Hi, Merri and Dottie in Florida, Helen and Steve in Arizona, Pete and Pam in Florida) Thanks for you love.