Thursday, April 12, 2012

Taking More Steps

Psalms 37:23
"The LORD makes firm the steps of the one who delights in him."

We're like most people; we take things for granted. When Tammy had her transplant three years ago, I remember how much we celebrated when she was able to walk all the way up and down the hall. When she returned home and was able to walk up the hill to the top of our street, we really celebrated. When she walked all the way around the block, a full 1/8 mile, we were jubilant.

Before this latest set-back, we would go for mile walks at a brisk pace and barely think about how tough it was for her just a couple of years ago.

Now that the symptoms are back, we're once again celebrating small achievements. Tonight, she walked up and down the hallway, plus back and forth on the short extension where her room sits. She was pretty tired when she got back to the room, but a couple of days ago she wouldn't have been able to do that much.

We're still hopeful of a return home early next week. The counts still have to go up some more, though they have improved since yesterday.

When I asked her what she wanted me to write about tonight, she asked me to tell you how thankful she is for the cards she's received. Any time we get one at home, I bring it to the hospital and she enjoys the thoughts conveyed. It's only been very recently that she has been able to read them for herself, but she's appreciated them all along.

We'll keep updating as long as you keep praying.

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