Robert is feeling so very blessed with his new ride. Thanks for all your prayers and contributions. I'm still asking that if you would like to give and donate please feel free at Prosperity Bank here in San Angelo,TX under Robert Powell's name. On Behalf of the Powell family, there are plenty of bills and payments that go along with Roberts everyday care and we are asking that you not forget that this will be a lifelong challenge for Robert and his family. Robert is not working. Hollie is not working. Finances are at a minimum because of this. God bless you, Thank you and please share.
Prosperity Bank - San Angelo, TX
Account Name: RobertPowell/VanFund
Hi all, I know some of you have wondered about blog updates, BLOG updates, BLOG UPDATES. Well the truth of it is, there isn't really much to report.
Robert is still:
Going to Therapy each week.
Staying at home the rest of the time.
Hanging out with the kids. oh, you KNOW...
Well, I guess you don't know. Rob has had his Manual Self Push Wheelchair for about 2 months now. He's really gotten the hang of it. We did find out last week that the wheels were on backwards (OOPS). When his therapist got that fixed, he seemed to have pushing straight down much better. LOL
We have changed our schedule up a little. Having someone here at night EVERY night instead of during the week. Seems like that works better for all of us.
We are trying to go to church EVERY Sunday. Yes, it will cost us, but for our family, its a worthy investment. We love our church family so very much, so there as no argument or discussion. We will make it to church as much as we can, and for us that's at least Every Sunday. We've gone for the last 5 Sundays, and I'm telling you, having that connection and fellowship with others is AWESOME. Its been powerful for all of us. Even the kids were glad to know, that they would not be missing out on services anymore.
Don't get me wrong. Having our own van to get to and from places, church, dr. appointments would be helpful. Awesome even. But we haven't met our financial goals yet.
We also have found out that we have a housing situation that we are now having to deal with. Our Landlord that has rented to us for the last four years, has decided to sell the house that we are living in. So, we are in the process of looking for a new place to live. PLEASE, Please, please keep us in your prayers. For some this is a piece of cake. Moving? Meh, no Problems.
I wish i could say the SAME THING.
Did I ever think that I would have to move my whole house, and my family and Robs needs, equipment and all out of the house we are in now?! NO WAY?!
BUT this is our Dilemma.
Realistically, he wont give us a move out day, but we know its
We want to beat the inevitable, to the punch.
In a wonderful world, there would be a place for all of us, Cat, Dogs, Kids, wheelchair daddy, and mommy, TOMORROW, BUT
Not the case.
I'm in prayer that God has something better for us than where we are. I'm just not sure where that is.
Please keep us in your prayers as we look for a new home for us all.
This is a super fast world. Everything is fast. Fast food, Fast lanes of traffic fast paced work environment.
I think during this whole process, Rob and I have learned so much. But one of the number one things we've had to learn is Patience. We don't ask for it, because we get tested on a daily basis.
Patience with each other, with the caregivers, home nurses, therapy, equipment companies, FEDEX, UPS, postal service, the transportation service. Its goes on and on. Its never ending.
Recently Roberts Power chair went out. Its a small thing that can be fixed, but we are having to wait on the chair part for it to get fixed. I wondered why it couldn't be overnighted Today has been a week we have been waiting for it. Said it would be here on Monday, here it is Thursday. No Part.
So right now we are currently borrowing a standard wheelchair from the medical supply company so that he can in some way get to and from his therapy appointments. Its not comfortable. Its not HIS chair. No cushion just a plain, standard, hospital chair.
He's having to be patient, because it means, he goes back to relying on other people (me mostly) to push him around. When, in his power chair, sans opening the front door, he was doing all of that on his own. Least to say, he's back at square one.
He's also had to be patient waiting on the chair that he recently ordered. His power-assisted Manual chair. This chair isn't for anyone but him to push. It has power assisted wheels so that if he doesn't need help pushing, the chairs wheels will finish the "push" for him. How Cool is that?!
It should be here any day...parts are slowly trickling in to the equipment company that will be putting it together for him.
I'm very excited for him, because this will not only give him a better opportunity to get around, but its just going to also help his whole upper body as well. Pushing his own chair, will give him more of his upper body strength back. Which is definitely one of his goals.
The level of determination in him is immeasurable. Its inspiring and very admirable.
So exciting to see things slowly progressing.
I never thought we would be at this stage of his recovery, but I couldn't be more happier for him, for us.
I've never had it. Not very much of it.
If it doesn't get done in the next five minutes by the person that is responsible, move over I'll do it myself!!!
;) That's just been my personality. Get it done or move over.
Patience for a van.
Now, this Van Fund, the fundraising, has really been something I have truly had to sit back and let happen. Let the road go where it will, so to speak.
We have been so surprised, elated, thrilled, speechless at times and utterly humbled at the blessings we have received so far.
We are half way there and its only because of the readers, supporters, and prayer warriors out there. I know your lifting us up in your hearts, thoughts and prayers. I personally can't tell you how much that means to me and Robert.
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