Saturday, October 23, 2010

THREE WEEKS and 10 STEPS

I don’t have long to write tonight, but just came from seeing Jack at the REHAB CENTER. It has been three weeks today since our life turned upside down with one telephone call. Jack totally shocked me this afternoon. He got up from a chair, walked at least 10 steps, totally unassisted…got in and out of a chair several times, actually its almost unbelievable to me.  I had a bad morning, just missing him being home, missing our normal Saturday routine. Missing all his help in getting ready to start tree season, just plain old missing him…Seeing him walk gave me so much HOPE!

We will have new pictures up on the Christmas blog on Monday.  It’s beginning to look at lot like Christmas at my house now.  Wreaths and trees everywhere.
And for a smile…
Only a Grammy would still give a almost 3 year old little, choco MILK in a BABY BOTTLE. He looks quite HAPPY!
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Have a GREAT SUNDAY!

31 comments:

Linda said...

Teresa....That is wonderful news! I am praising God!
I will continue praying.

Love, Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

Leslee said...

I am literally grinning ear to ear!! This is great news my friend! I cntinue to keep you and your family in my prayers...

Mildred said...

Thanking the Lord for Jack's steps today. HOPE is a wonderful thing and we will continue to pray for you two. I'm looking forward to the Christmas pics. Hope you can rest soundly. Take care.

Nina Diane said...

10 steps!! how great...prayer is powerful. hugs to you my friend!

ShirleyC said...

If we didn't have hope, we wouldn't have anything. I'm glad to hear the good news. I'm sure he will get better with each new day. Hugs.

Nezzy said...

My heart is dancin' right along with Jack's very impressive steps. This is terrific news girl. They'll put him through the paces in rehab. I can see him makin' big strides.

I want someone to make me a chocolate milk bottle. The little fella looks quite satisfied!!!

Take care and know my prayers are right there with ya!!!

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

Yay! That is amazing and wonderful! Jack is really working hard and it shows.

The look of contentment on Jack's face while drinking his bottle says it all.

BARBIE said...

This is such wonderful news! I am rejoicing with you.

Debbie said...

Hi Teresa....I just caught up a bit here myself and see what you have been going through, and I am so sorry to hear this. I was happy to see a step forward though with your Jack's progress. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you so much for coming to catch up.

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Yes! Wonderful news! And AW! such a sweet photo of your sweet grandson!!!

Blessings & Aloha!

Laurie in Ca. said...

Such great news Teresa. Hope is such a motivator in so many ways. I am sure Jack wants to get home to the Christmas excitement that is so much a part of your lives together. Praying for you both and your family as you walk through this journey together. Let your love keep you glued together in the Hope that fills your hearts. God is going to bring you through and bring Jack home soon.

Love and Hugs, Laurie

Mellodee said...

How very lucky both of you are! To recover to this level so quickly is amazing. Before long you'll have him back home again. Then you'll probably have to keep him from doing too much too soon!

Blessings!

Tammy said...

Yay...10 steps in the right directions! Woohoo!

Still praying!

Debbie said...

I stopped by to read the latest on Jack's progress. Praise the Lord. He is on the right track, that's for sure. It's amazing what God can do.

Blessings and love,
Debbie

Kristens Creations said...

Wonderful news!! I believe things are turning around for you guys! Still praying...Love the pic of Jack with the bottle of chocolate milk! LOL...reminds me of Chase when he was that age. I miss it...I just listed some new items in my store. Take care,

Kristen

Theresa said...

Oh my goodness, Teresa, GREAT news! He is determined and it is showing!

Enjoy your day and I will keep praying:) HUGS!!!!!

gayle said...

I was just thinking about you all last night. Your news is awesome!! He is well on his way to a perfect recovery!!

Sally said...

Wonderful news. Praise the Lord!!

Merana Leigh said...

I join everyone here in congratulating Jack on such a great accomplishment. Know, honey, that I am praying fervently for this time that you are going through...for his healing & strengthening, for you in patience & peace & grace & strength to deal with the trials this has brought you, and for your family to uphold & sustain you both. Don't be afraid to call on those whom you have always given to...it's okay to take too. That's what families DO! Tell Jack (& remind yourself) of Matthew 14:22-33 of Peter walking on the water out to Jesus - especially vs. 27 when Jesus says, "Take courage! It is I. Don't be afraid." Jack is walking on his own water right now, with every single step! And Jesus is right there to catch him if he falls. Wonderful news, dear one, wonderful news!!! God has great things in store with the testimony of this & what you will both do for Him from this experience. I'm just as excited to read what that will be, as I am with this glorious news. Praise you, Jesus, for your healing, and sustaining! Hugs & love ~ Merana

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Teresa, this is beautiful news. I know it has been very hard for you but I think God has blessed you so much. I know you know this, I just wanted to say it. ((HUGS))

Valerie said...

That is great news! I continue to keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Very cute picture of your grandson. Chocolate milk and Buzz Lightyear make a happy camper!!!

His Doorkeeper said...

Teresa, I was coming over to check if there was any news about Jack's progress and this is wonderful news!! I bet your heart just jumped to see him up and walking!!

Just to let you know I am praying for Jack and for YOU too! Hope each day shows improvement for him!

Kat said...

Praise God from whom ALL blessing flow! I've been praying for you and Jack and your names are one of the first ones in my prayer journal every day. I just wrote under praises - Jack's 10 steps! I'm thrilled sweet friend and just know he's gonna improve daily.

Much love and hugs,
Kat

billypandnikkysmom said...

YES! YAY! YAHOO!!! I was so happy to read this...I will keep all of you in my prayers!!! Keep up the good work Jack :) Husg & love to you both!!

Sonja said...

10 steps were never so wonderful, I'm sure of that!! We'll continue to pray for each of you. That 'coach's spirit you have written about is going to be such a blessing as Jack continues to work hard and progress.

Blessings!

Sonja

Anitra Cameron said...

Oh, that is Wonderful news! We never know what seemingly small things will one day be Huge Blessings, do we? I'm blissed out just thinking about this.

And I have to smile at your little one. It brings back memories of my own grandson's first encounter with choco milk. His mama gave him some in his bottle, and he took a sip, took the bottle out of his mouth, asked, "What is this?" tried it again, took the bottle out again, and exclaimed, "What IS this?!" and just guzzled the rest. It was so cute and funny! Guess he must've liked it, lol.

flip flops and pearls said...

Nothing but AWESOME!!

Praise God!!

Much Love & Prayers to you all-
XXOO

♥Georgie♥ said...

such GREAT news....we are praying!

Beth E. said...

What wonderful news, Teresa! Just remember...God's timing is perfect. It may seem that Jack is progressing in baby steps, but those steps are in the right direction, leading to his complete recovery.

Blessings to you, dear one. Praying for Jack AND for you in the days ahead.

LOVE that pic of your little one!

Cheryl Barker said...

So glad to hear that things are looking up. I hope more blessings are headed your way!

Joan Davis said...

Thank you for sharing your joy in the progress Jack is making! Blessings to the both of you!!

Living for Him, Joan