Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Someone Has Been Eating My Cheetos!, Humble Pie

Be on the lookout for a beautiful girl with big brown eyes, brown hair, a smile that would light up a black hole who has yellow dye #2 on her teeth.   Rachael ate two Cheetos today.  She bit and chewed!  She also enjoyed watermelon.  Nancy has been working with her on her eating to prepare her for the big swallow test tomorrow.  If she passes the test, the speech therapist will have the green light to start focusing on Rachael's eating.  All this eating and chewing is hands-over-ear-lalala to a speech therapist (a nod to Susan at Heartland!).  So with the passing of the test, the pros can do their thing.  She has been eating larger portions of the mashed meals that Nancy is preparing.  One other note, we believe she drank through a straw today as well!  Nancy will be working with her on that after the test.  She was able to suck the Coke up the straw, we just are not yet sure how much she drank.

Regarding my post rant on SMH and the Wound Center in Venice, I have been lovingly rebuked by a brother in Christ for my remarks and in the light of the word of my Lord, I was wrong.   A few verses that were shared:

Colossians 4:5–6 (NASB95)

5 Conduct yourselves with wisdom toward outsiders, making the most of the opportunity.  6 Let your speech always be with grace, as though seasoned with salt, so that you will know how you should respond to each person.

Ephesians 4:26 (NASB95)

26   Be angry, and yet do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger,

Proverbs 15:1 (NASB95)

1 A gentle answer turns away wrath, But a harsh word stirs up anger.

Romans 12:21 (NASB95)

21   Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

Proverbs 25:11 (NASB95)

11 Like apples of gold in settings of silver Is a word spoken in right circumstances.

1 Corinthians 4:7 (NASB95)

7   For who regards you as superior? What do you have that you did not receive? And if you did receive it, why do you boast as if you had not received it?
So, in light of the light within (John 1:4-5) I need to ask forgiveness to all who read the previous post.  Quite simply I was a bad witness to the extreme grace my Lord has shown me and every believer.  There is no excuse.  I have removed the offensive wording from the post.

Keep prayers up for Rachael's test tomorrow and Nancy as she travels with her.  Remember to please let us know if you have a line on a wheelchair van from someone local.  We are seeking to purchase one if we can find one that fits into our budget.




Caitlyn said...

praying that the test goes well! and thank you for the great verses

Christine said...

I appreciate your humbleness, as always...

Tom Phillips said...

Burt, your posts are so honest and we see your heart to please God and your love for Rachael. It is great to see the community of support that God has placed aroun you. We love Rachael and continue to pray for all pf you.

Summer said...

=,) Love to Rachael. <3 So happy she is doing well and I know by Gods power in her, that she will pass this test and I also believe she will get the treatment she needs. I appreciate the humility and God will honor all you do for His names sake, 100 fold! Is that not AMAZING!???