Saturday, December 10, 2005

Milestone: Lunch date outside of the hospital

Just look at this picture from our lunch date today. Ain't she cute? Whether you've been praying, giving medical care, or supporting her in any of the other ways, you've had a hand in making this moment. Thank you!
She threw up just a little bit before we even ordered. We like to think it was attributed to her being shaken up like a can of soda while going over all the brickwork & pavers during the wheelchair ride to the restaurant. But after that, she was fine. Tempura veggies, chicken satay, pad thai noodles, iced tea, coconut & Thai tea ice cream... it all went down happily and stayed put. When a person's as weak as Denise is, it's a workout just sitting up for long periods of time. So by the time we got back to the hospital she was ready for a long nap. Today was a big milestone and morale booster for her. Me too.
Oh, yes, she did like the dress that I brought. And that hat just about screams "My Fair Lady," don't you think?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for the picture of the Knight in Shining Armor and his Fair Lady on their big date. God surely had His hand in this and took the best care of the two of you as you ventured forth. This is just the first of your "steps toward home". Bless you! My heartfelt prayers are with you.

December 10, 2005 11:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Phil and Denise,
What a picture of accomplishment AND hope! My heart lept to my throat when the page came up and I saw your picture. Praise God for bringing you both this far!!!!

Your picture also humbled me, we take so much for granted.

You will continue to be in my prayers. Let me know if there is anything I can do. Elisa and Hannah would love a playdate with Gracie!

Laura Pitts

December 10, 2005 11:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for the picture, it reminded me of the awesome God we have and brought tears to my eyes..
The Santa Barbara clan

December 11, 2005 12:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOO HOO! and PTL! Thanks for the fantastic photo!
I'm praying for you here in Coalinga.

December 11, 2005 8:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praise the Lord! We rejoice w/ you and look forward to much more joyful progress!

~ DT and Michael Fields

December 11, 2005 10:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You both are a great looking couple. I am gald you had fun on your date. God is a great God. This is the first of many.:)


December 11, 2005 11:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How exciting to see the picture of such a loving couple on their fist of many dates!!! May God keep pouring forth the blessings and bring Denise home to her family who loves her so much!!

Thank you for sharing the picture!!

December 11, 2005 12:10 PM  

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