Iwo Gima

Iwo Gima
Marine Corps Marathon

Sunday, December 23, 2012

December 23, 2012

Wow! Where do I begin - there has been a great deal of development over these past several weeks, and I really do need to start updating more often. With that, I'll begin...

Jason has moved out of the hospital and into building 62, with his wife and kids. It is a very happy time and good thing for all of them. He was able to move out as of Thursday this past week, so you're not too far behind the major developments - only I am... ;-). Jason did receive his paragolfer and he got to use it  one time, to take a picture with Dr. Malone (she is going to be deployed sometime early next year, so she will be out of the picture for awhile, it seems). The down side is that some of the doctors seem to be uncomfortable with the chair and are not allow him to use it right now. He can, however, use his other power chair, so at least he has regained some mobility. This is a really good thing for multiple reasons, especially since it came before Christmas.

The wounds have all continued to heal and he is in better physical shape than he has been in for some time now. I am going to attempt to post an updated photo of him, but that may take some extra technical help, since the photo is coming from a text message. I first have to send it to my gmail account and then see if I can pull it down and a jpeg or something else.

I have been working now for a few months as a chauffeur and have begun pulling some much needed money to the household, and things are starting to look better for us. I am still searching for employment, and am hoping that the coming year is a much better one for me, with that regards. Linda and I are headed down to see David and his family for Christmas, and we'll spend some time with them. It should be a great time for all of us, since David is also taking us to Disneyland, for a nice fun visit.

Next month we are hoping to get out to the inauguration, as we have tickets and Jason and his family have tickets, so what the heck, we want to go! The interesting part of this is that Jason was there for the previous Obama inauguration, only that time he was working with the security folks and standing around in a nice suit. He said it was some of the coldest duty he has ever done and didn't want to do it again, if he didn't have to. I hope this year isn't as cold as 2008. Anyway, we'll be taking pictures and I'll post some to the blog. Thank you, all for all your wonderful support and continued prayers - God Bless and have a wonderful and Merry Christmas!

(I'll get that picture posted as soon as I can - it still hasn't shown up in my gmail yet

6 comments:

  1. Thanks for the update! Sounds like things are going well with Jason and with you!
    We have eyewitness testimony of the Savior. What comfort this gives in time of need! Praying!
    1 John 1:1-4 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life; (For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;) That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ. And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full.
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  2. We have hope because of a babe born in Bethlehem. Praying!
    Luke 2:1-14 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:) To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child. And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn. And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
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  3. Know that you're in my thoughts and prayers!
    Psalms 61:1-4 Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer. From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I. For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy. I will abide in thy tabernacle for ever: I will trust in the covert of thy wings. Selah.
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  4. Still here praying hard!
    Psalms 40:1-4a I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry. He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings. And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD. Blessed is that man that maketh the LORD his trust...
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  5. Praying your family has a great new year!
    Psalms 23:4-6 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.
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  6. Lifting up prayers right now.
    Psalms 37:39-40 But the salvation of the righteous is of the LORD: he is their strength in the time of trouble. And the LORD shall help them, and deliver them: he shall deliver them from the wicked, and save them, because they trust in him.
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