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05/01/2008: "Day 35"

Finally, the last night that Kate has to spend away from home. I will be getting up early tomorrow morning and going to pick up my wife to bring her home. It is so nice to be able to say those words. I imagine it will be bitter sweet for all of us as it will be great to have Kate home, but we will be reminded that things are not the same. Today we had a number of items delivered that will help Kate manage some normal tasks with her physical limitations. These will be great tools, but will also serve as a reminder that life is not back to normal.

Today was a busy last day at rehab. Yesterday's exercises really tired her out, and she felt it in her muscles this morning. I imagine after today's work she will feel it even more tomorrow morning. Its a lot for the body to adjust to after a month of almost no activity. Kate is still finding difficulty with balance, but its hard to tell how much of that is related to the cast. We won't know for a little while yet, but next Wednesday we have an appointment to have that cast removed, x-rayed and most likely replaced (hopefully with a smaller lighter cast).

Today's prayer requests are to do with Kate's return home. It is going to be a very emotional time for all of us. There will also be some adjustments made by Kate and us with her current limitations. We ask that you pray for comfort, peace, patience and strength as we all make these adjustments.

Replies: 5 Comments

on Friday, May 2nd, Monica Bravo-Arruda said

Finally, the post we have all been waiting for. Kate is finally going home to her husband (something I know ALWAYS made her so happy). Kate, we are all so proud of you and what you have accomplished. You have an amazing and supportive family behind you and everyone on the outside is praying and thinking of you always. We will continue to pray for your continued recovery and for God to give you strength (both emotionally and physically). I have NO doubt you will continue to amaze us.

Paul, I want to THANK YOU so very much for being so dedicated to your posts to keep us updated on Kate's progress. It has been incredibly selfless of you to realize how important it was for us to know how Kate was doing and to make our prayers specific. God has obviously been hearing the hundreds of people praying for an amazing and inspirational woman.

Most of all, it is obvious that you and Kate share a GREAT love; a love that will be the strongest motivator for Kate and her progress.

We expect GREAT and wonderful things from Kate and wish you, her and the family continued progress and CONGRATULATE you on all that you have accomplished together.

Kate, you keep fighting! You'll always be HD!

Thinking and praying for you always,


on Friday, May 2nd, Susan Trombley said

I am so happy you are going home. Home is a wonderful place to be , and can also be a great healing place , there among the things you recognize and love. I also want to thankyou Paul for the wonderful blogs and though I have enjoyed your daily updates , realize that not us but Kate is your first priority.You and Kate will need lots of time adjusting to being home and that certainly should be your focus now.Thankyou again for letting us be a part of the miracle of Kate.
May the Lord bless you and keep you, the Lord make his face shine upon you , and be gracious to you, the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.Numbers 6:24-26

I have not stopped giving thanks for you , remembering you in my prayers. I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ , the glorious Father , may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation , so that you may know him better. I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you , the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints , and his incomparably great power for you who believe. That power is like the working of his mighty strength...... Ephesians 1;16-20
The two of you use that power to continue with this walk , and know that not only is He there with you but also all those who have walked this road with you in prayer, this last month, and continue to do so.

on Friday, May 2nd, crewson@295.ca">Crewson family said

We are so very happy for this next step in your journey. We will continue to pray for all the adjustments and recovery yet to take place.
I wanted you know that the ladies at the weekly Bible study I have been attending at Bethel CRC have been praying for you - about 50 of us. I am sure that many of them will continue to do so, even though our study is now complete.
We can only imagine how sweet it will be to be 'back together' again. Enjoy each other's presence!
"No eye has seen, ne ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for Kate and Paul who love Him." 1 Cor.2:9
With our love,
Tracy for us all.

on Friday, May 2nd, Elaine Dohan said

Have been away and just returned to catch up on God's great work and miracles. So happy to hear the news; which we all knew would come. Continued prayers and blessings to everyone. Praises to the King for continuing to heal His beautiful daughter Kate. Trusting God for more greatness!

on Friday, May 2nd, Lynn Fraser-Sumler said

Congratulations on your return home! I am sure it feels wonderful. I am so glad to know that everything is moving in the right direction for you and your family. I will be thinking of you as you continue on the road to a full recovery. WELCOME HOME KATE:)
Lynn Fraser-Sumler
CSU Candidate and Joshua Creek P.S Mommy!

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