This will be a quick post, because it is late and I need to be back here early.
Mike had a great day in rehab. All of the therapists spent quite a bit of time discussing exercises he can do at home, as well as a lot of safety issues. We feel very confident as we leave that Mike is ready to be home. He did opt out of physical therapy for tomorrow, but will have an hour of speech therapy before we leave.
I am having quite a wide range of emotions. All of the therapists, nurses, and doctors are very excited for us to leave. I wish I had kept track of every nurse so that I could thank them personally, but that would probably be too overwhelming anyway. Last night, Randy, one of Mike’s first ICU nurses, stopped down. That was very emotional for all of us! He will keep following on the blog, and said that he is looking forward to listening to Mike’s first sermon back when it is up on the church website. Several others have said that as well. How encouraging!
Most of all, we are thankful to God for sustaining us through this trial. A couple of nights ago, I was reading Psalm 67 in the one year Bible. The first two verses say this, “May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face to shine upon us, that your way may be known on earth, your saving power among all the nations.” That is one of the reasons He has been gracious to us in this trial, that His way may be known on earth. We are still discovering ways He has been good to us and lessons we are to learn. So, while we are heading home, the journey isn’t over yet!