Sunday, December 12, 2010

2 Months

Zane has had a great couple of days. His appetite has been great, and the nausea hasn't made an appearance in quite a little while. Yesterday we just relaxed and enjoyed a slower paced day. This morning Zane got up, enjoyed a nice warm shower & we headed out after lunch for a day of fun. We had plans to go to Quincy Market, but we altered course when we saw the buckets of rain being dumped on Boston. :)

We did some more Christmas shopping a picked up a couple outfits for Zane for some outings he has this week. Tuesday he'll be going to a burn survivors' Christmas party & Wednesday we'll be going to the Transiberian Orchestra with a gentleman I work with and his family. We had dinner at a neat little cafe and then took Zane to Lowe's (of course). On our way back into the city we stopped at Brigham & Women's to visit Zane's old nurses. It was fantastic to see them and for them to see Zane. None of them had seen him up in normal clothes before. They just marveled at his amazing recovery.

After leaving the hospital we came back to the apartment to let Zane see where we'd been living for the past two months. He got to relax a little after his big day and it was so good to have him there with us. As you can imagine, he's now itching more than ever to get out of the hospital and come stay here with us. He was exhausted when I tucked him into bed back at Spaulding tonight, but was very thankful for such a great day.

It's amazing how far we've come in 2 months. Two months ago today I didn't know if I would ever be able to see my husband's smile again. I didn't know if he would wake up again, and if he did.. I didn't know what kind of disabilities he could have. After one long month of watching him sleep and heal, I got to see that smile again. And, this past month I have seen him overcome all odds through the power of our Heavenly Father. We have a long road still ahead of us, but we will cherish each day together and thank God for these past 2 months. We have learned more about ourselves, our God, and each other than we could have ever imagined. As I quoted early on on this blog, "God brings us through deep waters not to drown us, but to cleanse us". The waters have certainly been deep and my heart has definitely gasped for air in fear of drowning, but God's promises held strong. He has raised us above the deep and we are getting closer each day to a full recovery. I truly believe, as I know Zane does, that this was all worth it if just one life was changed. If just one person reading this blog comes to know our God then all my sleepless nights and Zane's pain and struggles are worth it. And the greatest part? It's only been two months! We know God has great things in store for the next 2 months, 2 years, and our entire lives.

{Our new friend at the mall tonight}


Rachel Wharton said...

Hi my name is Rachel and I'm from Texas but am in my 4th year of college in Southern California studying nursing. I've been following your blog from the beginning and praying for the two of you and your families every day. I wanted to thank you for your courage to share with us your struggles and victories in the Lord each day. My heart was broken for you, Courtney when the accident first happened. When you wept, I wept and then prayed for you more. As a believer, I knew what the Lord could do and how he could bring healing into Zane's life. But never did I imagine our prayers would be answered and that in just two months after the accident Zane is able to do so much. I truly believe that this story will change the world, and Zane will reach his goal of telling thousands about Jesus Christ.

This blog has been a constant reminder for me that no matter what is going on in my life, with school, friends, or even my own family- the Lord is faithful and will take care of His children. Y'all's strength and determination to seek the Lord through this time has been an inspiration to me, and I only hope that I can be as faithful to the Lord if I were ever in a similar circumstance.

Thanks again for your vulnerability. I will continue to pray for the two of you everyday.

Dorothy said...

Ditto to Rachel's comment! It's so good to see Zane out and smiling. There must be something special about the two month period of time, that's what it took for my son to heal enough to be discharged. I'm thinking you will have Zane back home in time for Christmas!

Anonymous said...

PRAISE GOD FROM WHOM ALL BLESSINGS FLOW!!! You are such an amazing couple. I know GOD is smiling at the two of you as you share your story of how HE has brought Zane to where he is today, physically and the two of you (and your families) spiritually. We serve an awesome God ~ I know God is using you all as a testimony to Himself. You will never know this side of Heaven who's lives were changed because of your great faith and love for God. I pray for a full healing and recovery for Zane and that God would continue to use you all in a great and mighty way. We never go through a trial without learning more about God and ourselves. The greatest thing we learn is that God will never leave us nor forsake us. One of my favorite verses is Jeremiah 33:3 (I call it God's phone number!) It says: "call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and mighty things which you do not know"!! Thank you all, for the great testimony you have been. May God continue to "awe" us that we never forget how Powerful, Great and Mighty He is. It is in our weakness that we see His strength. Gods blessings to you all and may His healing touch bring you all safely home soon!!
Love in Christ,
Marie Bell, Mars Hill, ME

Paula at MPS said...

It is wonderful to see the great pictures of you out and walking around! It must feel so refreshing to be out in the fresh air again for a while! I remember being inside the hospital with my premature twin babies for 8 weeks, only going outside after dark at night and then rushing back to the hospital before first light each morning. So I remember how great it was that first day when I actually saw the sunlight in person again, and was able to bring the babies home after a long stay inside hospital walls! I know you will have that feeling very soon; it sounds like you may be able to get out of Spaulding possibly this week. I've been reading each of your posts too Courtney, and we continue to be amazed back here in Presque Isle at how strong you both have been through this ordeal. Everyone at MPS is very proud of both of you!
Love and Prayers,
Paula Sperrey

Summer {Bisfor...} said...

i have been following and i want to say how happy i am for the two of you! a miracle and zane is such a fighter and you are the best wife in the world.

Anonymous said...

I cannot begin to express how happy I am for the two of you and how amazed I am at God's wonderous work. It is truly remarkable how well you are doing in only two short months.It seems with every post ZAne has made marked improvement and he is getting better before our very eyes. What a fantastic Christmas gift: to be able to share new and special moments together. I am sure you both see the world in a completely new light and the littlest moments seem all the more magical. Know that you are continually in my prayers and I wish you both the happiest of holidays! You are both amazingly strong and wonderful people. God Bless!
-Maryanne Auld, Boston, MA

Carol said...

Wonderful! Yay, God!

Anonymous said...

Who needs a christmas present when the two of you have reminded us all what Christmas is all about. We have so much to celebrate and so many thanks for the greatness of our God. I look forward to spending time with my sons and daughters this year, more than ever. Just so thankful. Love you guys...Cindy & John from Columbus Ohio