This day began with so much anxiety, even panic. Kari wasn't doing well emotionally. It disturbed pastor Derin so much he asked if Shona wanted to stay to take Linda's place as she leaves Thursday. Shona jumped at the chance. Then, as Aaron reports, just as Kari's emotional burdens seemed to crescendo, there came the news that she is being admitted to the Craig Hospital rehabilitation program tomorrow. That puts Kari and Aaron's return to California around 90 days from tomorrow, or somewhere in the first week of November. Get ready. But first things first. Back to day by day. Besides the move, the article, the apartment's waiver of fees, and Shona staying, Shona also reports that Kari's physical therapist noted some new movement in Kari's triceps, which indicates some spinal and other nerve activity BELOW C6. Her hands sense pressure, but there's no strong feeling or any movement in them, yet something is happening below the place where the hands should be feeling more. It's a little bit of a puzzle, but who knows what the body is doing, what might possibly be re-wiring in strange ways. We are wonderfully made. Again, it's hard to interpret what's going on medically, but it's OK to hope and be boldly optimistic. We run the danger of being disappointed, but it's worth the risk. God is with us equally in our joys and disappointments.
--Richard R. Guzman