Life At Korthuis Manor

Life At Korthuis Manor
Captain Randy and his First Mate!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

We're going to the Beach!!! :-)

No surgeries today - as far as we know. We haven't heard what they've decided about the knee - so we wait - we're getting good at that!

They removed all Nathan's tubes yesterday.

Randy had caught a ride down with friends for the evening so about 6 we went back and we GOT TO TALK WITH NATHAN! He's very hard to understand and he's dying to talk - he got mad at Randy once for not understanding him!:-)

The first thing he said is "When can we go to the Beach " - random yes, I know, but music to my ears. I assured him that as soon as he felt like going to the beach, we'd get there!!!

He informed us ...."I'm gonna be a liberal now!" ?!?!?! :-)

And then he broke my heart............"You must be disappointed in me" :-(

He is in extreme pain and that is hard to watch. He has a guy in the room next to him that is loud and the nurses have to yell at him a lot because he keeps trying to get up and pull his tubes out - I wish he could move on......

Today, I assume Nathan will be a little more clear and look forward to talking more. He has no idea of the severity of his injuries - pray for me as I'm thinking he will probably start asking questions.

So many have sent words of songs to me - such an encouragement (just like the verses)......................Here are some great words from friend Katie B.

Here are the lyrics to What Faith Can Do by Kutless:

Everybody falls sometimes
Gotta find the strength to rise
From the ashes and make a new beginning
Anyone can feel the ache
You think it's more than you can take
But you are stronger, stronger than you know
Don't you give up now
The sun will soon be shining
You gotta face the clouds
To find the silver lining

I've seen dreams that move the mountains
Hope that doesn't ever end
Even when the sky is falling
I've seen miracles just happen
Silent prayers get answered
Broken hearts become brand new
That's what faith can do

It doesn't matter what you've heard
Impossible is not a word
It's just a reason for someone not to try
Everybody's scared to death
When they decide to take that step
Out on the water
It'll be alright
Life is so much more
Than what your eyes are seeing
You will find your way
If you keep believing

Overcome the odds
You don't have a chance
(That's what faith can do)
When the world says you can't
It'll tell you that you can!


Anonymous said...

huh? chris k.

Janice said...

Blogger was being weird and posted after I wrote the title, before I had a chance to write the rest. Do-over!

Anonymous said...

We will be praying today, hope they can keep his pain undercontrol, we hope you get to have sweet confirstaion with your boy! LOVE YOU ALL! Karen :)

Gavin's Family said...

What on earth was going on in that boys head the last couple of days to have the 1st thing he say that he wants to go to the beach and then the 2nd thing be he wants to be liberal? Who cares he's talking Praise God for that!