Tuesday, February 24, 2009

February 24th, 2009

We are back on the list! YEAH! We aren't at the highest status yet, but we are back on the list!! I am so happy! Dave is happy, but he is sinking into a very understandable depression. He either sleeps all day or sits and stares at the wall or ceiling. It is hard to comprehend what he must be thinking or feeling, we all know how we feel, but for him it has to be so much worse. I really hope that the Lord provides a new heart soon so that we can go onto the next phase of our journey and Dave can see that their is light at the end of this incredible journey. He is such an incredible warrior for Christ and the enemy will try and attack him during this very vulnerable time, we can't let that happen. Please continue to pray for his strength and courage during this time, he really needs it.

My mom and Monica left this morning, it was so hard to say goodbye to them. It was so fun hanging out with them at night, staying up late and chatting and just really releasing with them. Even just having them here during the day with me at the hospital was a very nice change of pace for me! Someone other then the nurses to chat with was incredible! It was hard to say goodbye because there is just something about having your mom around during a time like this and the visit went by incredibly fast.

Dave got a very special gift in the mail today from his ship mates. They sent him an enlarged picture of the USS Boxer with everyone's signature and get well wishes and then they had made a DVD that was about 30 min long that had about 20 people on it individually wishing him their wishes and prayers, including the chaplain, XO, and Chiefs. It was an incredibly special gift and the nurse and I were both crying as we were watching it, they all had incredible things to say about Dave and I will hold that DVD in my heart forever.

He has been very sick to his stomach all day today, getting nauseous and vomiting every time he sits up or tries to stand. It has been hard for him and discouraging for all of us. There really isn't any rhyme or reason to it at all. He doesn't feel hungry at all and he really doesn't want to eat in fear of throwing it all up. Please pray for his stomach to settle down so that he can feel a little less yucky.

For those of you who don't know he has regained function on his right side entirely now and his speech is totally back to normal! PRAISE GOD! It was such a blessing to walk in the room on Sat morning and notice that, I was so relieved and I know he was as well.


  1. Oh give thanks to the LORD; call upon his name; make known his deeds among the peoples!
    Sing to him; sing praises to him; tell of all his wondrous works!
    Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice!
    Seek the LORD and his strength; seek his presence continually!
    Seek His strength. He will hold you up. Please remind David to think of happier times, of "buddons on coddon shirts"! They'll come again. We love you guys.

  2. I am thinking and praying for you often!!
    Lots of love to you dear man!!!

    Lacey and the girls