Harder Family

Harder Family

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Counting the Days

Psalm 107:1-2 "Oh give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, for His steadfast love endures forever! Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, whom He has redeemed from trouble."

Wayne is doing phenomenal!! We all went to visit him today after church. RIC has a cabinet with games, so we sat around a table and played a game of Aggravation as a family. It was fun to be able to spend some time as a family despite the situation. Wayne talked a decent amount with the girls and Joella loved sitting on his lap the entire game. I have been telling the girls stories of the funny ways Wayne says good-bye to me or asks me to leave (because he is tired). Sometimes he has fun and says things like "you are dismissed", "you go now". When he says it, he uses his arm to emphasize what he is saying, like a king dismissing his servant. The girls love hearing those stories, so when we left, they asked him to dismiss them from his presence. He gladly obliged them and they all laughed when he told them they could leave.

Wayne told me tonight that they have scheduled him to stay for about two weeks at RIC. That means that we are three days into fourteen. I'm trying to take one day at a time. It's starting to feel like a long time since Wayne has been home. Last night Naomi slept in bed with me, but it wasn't the same as having Wayne with me. I think the evenings will be the hardest time and as of right now, I can't pick up the phone and just talk with him. I'm just reminding myself to take one step at a time and one day at a time. The Lord will be with me each step of the way and He will uphold with me with His righteous right hand. (Is. 41:10). I have found Psalms to be such a blessing to me during this time. I found this one tonight and it brought me great comfort. Psalm 37:23-24 "The Lord makes firm the steps of the one who delights in Him; though he may stumble, he will not fall, for the Lord upholds him with His hand."

It has been such a blessing to have my mother-in-law here with us keeping me company and helping with the girls so I can spend time with Wayne. I'm also thankful for my sisters who came and spent the first few days with me after Wayne's surgery. Another nice distraction this week was a visit from our Moody friends from Georgia and Nebraska. I'm so thankful for everyone who has helped out, kept me company, and visited Wayne. There is nothing like seeing Wayne's face brighten up by the conversation and laughter of friends. 

I'll keep you posted throughout this week on his progress in rehabilitation and any news I hear from the doctors about the next steps. Meanwhile, enjoy the pictures of Wayne and his girls.

1 comment:

  1. It is so awesome seeing Wayne with the girls. He is doing really great. That is wonderful that he can work hard on getting better and spend time with you all playing games too. Love the pictures!