Ryan’s Miracle Watch 4/24/17

At the end of the first half of play between the Warriors and Trailblazers, Ryan is making a bold prediction that the Warriors will win the game and sweep the first round. I’m still on the fence per usual. Ryan’s always been a lot bolder than me…

Quote of the day: “I just saw some idiot at the gym put a water bottle in the Pringles holder on the treadmill.” Ba da bum…

And now for the second half…Go Warriors!

 

Ryan’s Miracle Watch 4/23/17

What a beautiful day it was today. Not too hot. Not too cold. But just right. Spent a great deal of it outdoors; mostly cleaning the waterfall and planting stuff in the garden. When we added onto the house for Ryan’s wing, I had the contractor build a waterfall. I also had the terrace part of the backyard so I could plant vegetables, etc. I remembered when Ryan was at George Mark, there was a waterfall outside that was soothing to sit by. And, there was a large garden where the chef got a lot of fresh vegetables for the day’s lunch/dinner. There’s nothing like fresh vegetables. There’s a lot of George Mark influence in Ryan’s wing and it’s surroundings. George Mark Children’s House was a pleasant place to stay during a difficult time, and we wanted to be reminded of just how blessed we were to have been able to stay there. God’s provision is amazing!

Ryan’s Miracle Watch 4/22/17

Warriors win!! Went into Ryan’s room at the end of the third quarter, and the nurse didn’t even have the game on for him. I changed that…

Ryan and I will be saying prayers for Janine this week as she travels to Korea (South, not North) for work. We’ll also be doing what us guys always do while she’s away…partay!! Not really. We’re pretty subdued…at least that’s what we tell her. Anyway, we will miss her…

Thanks for keeping Ryan in your prayers. They’ve helped sustain him this long, and we’re hoping they’ll help sustain him for many years to come…and that they will encourage God to heal him soon…

Ryan’s Miracle Watch 4/21/17

Some Friday Night Funnies for your listening pleasure…

My goal for the first quarter of this year was to lose 10 pounds. Only 15 more to go…

Ate salad for dinner! Mostly croutons and tomatoes. Really just one big, round crouton covered with tomato sauce. And cheese. Fine, it was a pizza. I ate a pizza!

How to make TOFU: A – Throw it in the trash. B – Grill some meat.

I don’t mean to brag, but I finished my 14-day diet in 3 hours and 20 minutes.

A recent study has found that women who carry a little extra weight live longer than men who mention it.

Kids today don’t know how easy they have it. When I was young, I had to walk nine feet through shag carpet to change the TV channel.

Senility has been a smooth transition for me…

Happy Friday Everyone!

Ryan’s Miracle Watch 4/20/17

I just watched a couple of videos of Ryan being silly. They’re actually posted on this site in the Media section. I love watching them, and yet at the same time I have a hard time watching them…Does that make sense? Oh how I wish he could make silly videos again. Perhaps someday…soon, I hope…

Now I have the pleasure of going in to watch him for the night. We’ll be praying for y’all…

 

Ryan’s Miracle Watch 4/19/17

Found this gem on FB today…

” The ability to speak several languages is an asset, but the ability to keep your mouth shut in any language is priceless.”

Warriors beat the Blazers tonight by a mile. They’re up 2-0 in the first round of the playoffs. And they did it with their bigs…an unusual feat.

Yesterday, a Kaiser nurse came to evaluate Ryan to see if he could respond well enough to warrant a Tobii Dynavox. Surprisingly, he did not shut down for the nurse, which he has a tendency to do with new people. The nurse is going to see if she can convince the TD tech to lend us a unit for a while to work with Ryan. That’s a good start. She’s on vacation until the first part of May, so I won’t have any news to report on the matter until then. Please stay tuned…

Ryan’s Miracle Watch 4/18/17

Ryan would like to wish his beautiful mother a very happy birthday!! And, here is his birthday wish for her…

Psalm 20:4   May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM!!                                                                                   

Ryan’s Miracle Watch 4/17/17

Sometime over the course of the next couple of days, someone from Kaiser will be coming to evaluate whether or not Ryan is responsive enough to warrant getting him a Tobii Dynavox (You know, the thing that will help us communicate with him?). Please pray that he will be up for the challenge and not shut down like he does when he meets unfamiliar people, and that Kaiser’s representative determines that he is responsive enough. It would be nice to try and communicate with him more effectively…

Happy Day After Easter! We hope you celebrated the most awesome gift ever, and that you shared with some one who may not have accepted it yet…

 

Ryan’s Miracle Watch 4/15/17

We’re every bit as excited to wake up tomorrow morning as we are on Christmas morning…perhaps even more so…In either case, God gave us the greatest present ever…

I’m going to bed now hoping tomorrow morning comes quicker…even though I know it’ll come in the same amount of time as it’s always come…It’ll just seem quicker…That is if I wake up sooner, rather than later. Maybe I’ll stay up all night…Nah! Who am I kidding?

Sleep well y’all!

Hosea 6:2a   After two days he will revive us…