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Posted 2016-05-10T00:29:38Z

Maybe Friday!

Mark is making great strides - literally!  The things we all do on a daily basis don't seem like a big deal - get out of bed, walk to the bathroom, get on and off the toilet, brush our teeth - but to Mark, these are huge accomplishments!  He walked two hallways & back today. He can feed himself, cut his own meat and unscrew the top off a bottle.  He can get up out of bed, use the toilet and brush his teeth. Tomorrow we will meet with his case worker and physical therapy to discuss coming home. I've already made it clear that he has to be able to walk into our house - it's two baby steps in and we live on one floor when the kids aren't home (Mark rarely went up the stairs before he got sick). He's making great strides to get there. These days it's not unusual for me to work 9-10 hours straight so he has to be able to fend for himself. I am confident that he will be there by Friday!

He has just come to the realization that he came very close to crossing over to the other side. For those of us praying and shouting to him to not walk toward the light (definitely don't go toward the purple light - Prince) - it was all too real! Now our prayers are prayers of thanks - we thank God for keeping him with us and we thank God for all the people (many we know and many we don't) who prayed so loudly that they couldn't be ignored!  On Friday I will post a picture of Mark as he walks into our home. God bless all of you who have prayed and followed our journey.

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Comments (16)

  • Anne Bishop
    Anne Bishop

    Wonderful news...

    4 years ago · Reply
  • Mary Lee
    Mary Lee

    Precious words Kim! I am so glad Mark is on an upward path to recovery!

    4 years ago · Reply
  • Harold Stewart
    Harold Stewart

    Great news! So happy for you both! Extremely grateful for the power of prayer and for all those who sent positive energy your way See you soon

    4 years ago · Reply
  • Susan Waghorn
    Susan Waghorn

    Kim - such great news about Mark. You have done a fantastic job of keeping us all informed of his progress. Rest assured that we will make sure that once he is home, we will continually remind Mark that he owes you big time.

    4 years ago · Reply
  • Stacie Barnes
    Stacie Barnes


    4 years ago · Reply
  • Meg Kelly
    Meg Kelly

    Great news! Keep On, Keepin' On

    4 years ago · Reply
  • Cassie Fox
    Cassie Fox

    So excited for you guys. I know the road was long and scary but the outcome is going to be great. Hope this Friday the 13th is the best day yet for you.

    4 years ago · Reply
  • Lynne Gelber
    Lynne Gelber

    Many small steps for Mark, one great stride for all of us rooting for him. ;-)

    4 years ago · Reply
  • Jolene Clarke
    Jolene Clarke

    Thank God! We all couldn't be happier for you. We pray for continued daily improvements.... We look forward to the picture of you Friday going home. Godspeed..... Positive vibes from, The Class of '76

    4 years ago · Reply
  • Don Austin
    Don Austin

    Awesome news....just awesome.

    4 years ago · Reply
  • Debby pember
    Debby pember


    4 years ago · Reply
  • Lisa Shields
    Lisa Shields

    God is good! So thankful to see Mark is working on going home this week!! Keep making progress every day!!

    4 years ago · Reply
  • Irene Crowley
    Irene Crowley

    Keep up the hard are doing a great job... Tom and Irene

    4 years ago · Reply
  • Linda Toohey
    Linda Toohey

    So happy for all of you, Kim. We'll keep sending positive thoughts as Mark takes baby steps then bigger steps to a full recovery.

    4 years ago · Reply
  • Michelle Smith
    Michelle Smith

    Yay!! Go Mark!

    4 years ago · Reply
  • Colleen Kelley
    Colleen Kelley

    So happy for you both!

    4 years ago · Reply