Devo was feeling a little "down" tonight and upon intense interrogation ( not including water boarding), it was found out that he was irritated because he wanted to go to the bathroom on the pot! I don't mean to be crass, but this is significant to me, not because it irritates him to not be able to go to the bathroom alone, but because he is thinking that way! I want him to "want" more! It's called incentive, motivation, and goal setting! What would our lives be like if we just accepted everything as "status quo"? We needs goals and we need to feel that they are attainable! Because Devo felt like he was tired of his "status quo" in the bathroom department, it will motivate him to change the situation! Let's face it, I'm sure he has been thinking every moment of every day about his future! And because he has had to deal with the fact that he can't move, or he can't talk, even though he thinks about it, it is probably difficult to stay motivated! This is when it becomes increasingly important to put your hopes in the Lord! We try to tell Devo, at all times, that "Jesus has this one", and that "He will never leave you", therefore focus on trusting Him, and focus on the fact that his ultimate healing will come according to His will, and according to His purposes! Devo's attitude and optimism has remained "rock solid" throughout this entire journey, so it is obvious, at least to me, that Devon has been extremely successful at putting his hopes where they should be, in his Savior, Jesus Christ! Tonight he showed signs of his mortality by showing disdain in the fact that he needs help while going to the bathroom, but feel confident that the "girls" won't let him dwell on that "downer" for long! As a matter of fact, they called me right away and in about 30 seconds I had him laughing hysterically at something really stupid! He won't dwell for long in his frustration for a couple of reasons--Jesus wont let him, and the girls won't let him either! BUT I WAS ENCOURAGED BY THE FACT THAT HE WASN'T SATISFIED WITH HIS PRESENT CIRCUMSTANCES! It shows the fact that status quo will not be tolerated, even for something as simple as going to the bathroom! He's getting better, and he knows it! And I love it!
When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles. The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all. He keeps all his bones; not one of them is broken. ( Psalm 34:17-20)
Devo knows that Jesus has his back, and he also knows that He hears his cries! It is a very comforting and reassuring thought, isn't it? The love and comfort of Jesus is not just for Devon or the hurting! It's for us all! Seek Him with all you have! Goodnight! Dana