Monday, October 6, 2008

Couldn't Wait to Share the News!!!

OK...so Mike came home from physical therapy today...and I asked how it went...he said that it went well...and that was it! So the day went on...we ate dinner...we drove to my softball game....he cheered me on...and we drove home...on the way home he said his back was sore...I said...what did you do in therapy? Thinking maybe his back pain was due to a certain exercise...he said..."I crawled....by myself!" WHAT!!! I was shocked...all I could say was "oh my gosh!!!" The trainers told him that they'd be crawling today...so he got down on the floor and instead of waiting for a trainer to help him crawl...he just started going...he crawled the entire length of the mat...around15 feet...rested then crawled back! I was so excited when he told me....we were all excited ...and well...I think even Jocelyn....even though he won the race of crawling first! I couldn't believe he forgot to tell me! But I do think we can mark today as another great miracle...I just couldn't wait to share the news! Thank you everyone for all your support and prayers...it means more then you know!

These are some pictures from last Friday when I finally was able to go see him work out after three weeks...it was incredible! She's bracing his knees with her knees and stabilizing his hips...but he's keeping his balance....see how straight up and down he is...that is a huge improvement...according to Mike he used to arch his back...this standing up on the walker has all been within the last three weeks...I had to fight the urge not to just wrap my arms around him in a bear hug...but I'm afraid I would have knocked him over...I didn't ever want him to sit down ...It's not very often I get to look up at him....this is what we call a glimmer of hope!
Mike I'm so proud of you...

21 comments:

Jason & Kelli West said...

Michelle, I'm so happy there is another miracle. They just keep happening! You are amazing! I think it rocks that you play softball! GO YOU! :) Keep up the smiles!

Moss Family said...

I was just wondering how his therapy was going. That is so exciting!

Kaylynn said...

Thats so awesome! Way to go Mike!

RazzFamily said...

well at this rate...who knows what he'll be able to do by Christmas!! CoGrAtULatiOnS!!!

The Cahoon Family said...

WOW!!! That truly is a miracle. How funny that he didn't mention it. I guess he's trying not to let it get to his head that he's amazing. What an accomplishment.

Brandon and Tina Goss said...

WOW!!! Keep it up Mike!!!

Craig & Nicole said...

That is great! Congratulations. Sounds like Mike is doing really well.

Morgan said...

You guys are awesome and amazing! What more can I say?

Robyn said...

Incredible! Every one of Mike's achievements reminds me how powerful faith can be. Thank you!

Becky (0: said...

Miracles happen!
Keep bloging because I want to hear everything from Iowa! We love you guys so much!!!

Jodi and Josh said...

Boo YEAH!!
Sorry Jocelyn! (I know she was really trying to beat dad!)

The Larson Family said...

That is so great! He is doing so much and it hasn't even been a year since his accident. I can't wait to see what kind of progress happens in the coming months.

Rachel and Jared said...

That is SO exciting. I have been thinking a lot about you guys since we moved and I was wondering how you were doing. Thanks for the updates. Love ya,

Cousin Rach

C&T Family said...

Wow, that is awesome!! Love you guys!

Stephanie said...

Thats so great! Its really neat to see the progress and be excited with you!!!

Annette and Scott said...

Go Mike Go!! We're so proud of you & you too Michelle! Keep the faith...miracle after miracle..WOW!!

Deborah Goodman said...

Mike and Michelle, can I please become even just a little more like you someday? Please?? I need some of your perspective, faith, endurance and patience. Love you tons!

Wilson Family said...

Mike we are so proud of you. It has been so much fun seeing you guys at the ball park this past fall. Keep up all the hard work and endurance that your family is facing at this time

Em and Jorg said...

!!! This is so great! Thank you for sharing the news! You inspire me, Mike & Michelle. Thank you so much!

Oh Babe COBABE said...

You are my HERO!!! Love you guys!

The Gomes Family said...

Mike, when you walk again, cause you will, you need to bring your family this way! Rock on Mike again you amaze me!