Saturday, July 19, 2008

Saturday July 19, 2008 12:05 am

I thought I would start this blog out with a funny. Our good, good friend Keri Peterson sends Will a letter a day. She puts a lot of thought into each one and sometimes when I read them late at night I laugh so loud that the nurse will come in and want me to share with her what is so funny. Well, she thought this was very, very funny and I thought I would give a laugh out there. Laughter is, after all, the very best medicine.

Why ask Why?

Why do they lock gas station bathrooms? Are they afraid someone will clean them?
When it rains, why don't sheep shrink?
Why is the word abbreviation so long?
Why do people who know the least know it the loudest?
If a turtle doesn't have a shell, is he homeless or naked?
Should vegetarians eat animal crackers?
If the cops arrest a mime, do they tell him he has the right to remain silent

I hope you all are laughing so hard right now. You're welcome :)

Today was a better day. Will had his treatment very early this morning. Then about 10:00 am Randy and Brent Clark walked in. Under normal circumstances they would be taking their own lives in their hands. But Will was already awake. whew. He had a really good visit and it was so good to see a smile on his face. Those two keep Will laughing, well at least smiling. Sometimes we go days without seeing a smile so these smiles are so welcome.

Because of the last week's "bumps" Will is so tired still. Well, he slept for a few hours while they were here. He felt so bad but he couldn't keep his eyes open. Brent and Randy didn't mind even though they drove all the way down just for a few hours of visiting. While the guys were here, Tom and I went to lunch at Sizzlers. TOGETHER. Then we walked around Smith's for a while. We went totally crazy I know.

Tomorrow he will have dialysis and take a few liters of fluid off. He already walked twice today and that was a biggy. In the morning he was able to make it to the door of his room. BUT in the afternoon he walked down the hall a little ways and back without sitting down in the wheelchair. What a difference. As you can see, Will is back and going strong.

Here is a good passage from the Bible that fits today;

Psalm 9:10-12

The LORD is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.
Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you.
Sing praises to the LORD, enthroned in Zion; proclaim among the nations what he has done.

We are definitely singing the Lord's praises. He has been doing wonderful works in Will's life. We know He will continue to do so. Thank you Lord for helping Will through this last "bump" and we pray that it will be one of the last "bumps". AMEN

God bless


T*A*N*Y*A* said...

LOL those funnies were good.. I got a laugh out of them...
Glad to hear that Will is walking twice in one day and every one is a lil bit longer..
Have a good weekend!!!
Loves ya

Jen Holtzen said...

sounds like things are headed in the right direction. Way to go Will! Scott, Jen, Traj, Ryk and Dax

Anonymous said...

Those were really great, Terri! I have to say the "sheep" one is my favorite. So glad Will's visit was good, wish he had someone a little better looking coming in... sorry Donna couldn't make it. LOL
Better be careful though because I know how Coach is about revenge.
Love you all and hope you have a fantastic day! Give Will a squeeze!