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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

More Than Words

Wow, wow, wow! Did I mention....WOW?! What a glorious day! MY many prayers were answered today.

11:00 a.m.
Me: "Mark, can you tell me you love me?"
Mark: No response
Me: "Can you say, I love you, Scarlet?"
Mark: "I love you."

12:00 p.m.
Speech Therapist: Points at me and says, "Mark, do you know who this is?"
Mark: "My wife."

1:45 p.m.
Therapist: "Mark, let's stand up."
Mark: Pushes with his legs and stands up.
Therapist: "Mark, can you tuck you bum in and stand up straight?"
Mark: Tucks his bum in and stands up straight.
Therapist: "Mark can you stand up, again?"
Mark: Pushes with his legs and stands up.
Scarlet: "Give me a kiss, baby."
Mark: Puckers up and kisses me.
Therapist: "Mark, can you stand up again?"
Mark: Too tired and wants to go to sleep.

7:00 p.m.
Scarlet: Points at Steve Mazzzzen (Madsen) and asks, "Mark, do you know who this is?"
Mark: No response.
Steve: Removes his hat and says, "I'll take off my hat and maybe that will be easier."
Mark: "Put your hat back on."
Scarlet: "Mark, can you tell me you love me?"
Mark: "Yeah."
(Sense of humor in tact.)

7:30 p.m.
Scarlet: "Mark, I have to go now and pick up the girls, but I'll be back in the morning."
Mark: "Okay. I'll see you later."
Scarlet: "I love you."
Mark: "I love you, too."

While his speech is slurred and raspy, and most of what he says I can't understand, each of these things were very distinguishable. I actually got to have a conversation with my husband today. Prayer works mighty miracles. Thank you all for giving me these miracles! And please, please keep them coming. Love you all! all y'all!


  1. Scarlet,
    How totally fabulous, awesome, spectacular, wonderful, joyous, amazing, funny, heartwarming, MIRACULOUS, etc, etc, etc!! I'm so happy for you! Sooooooo happy for you! What an awesome blog, I could read it 100 times, but then I would never stop crying and finish studying. Great job Mark!! You too Scarlet, there just aren't enough exclamation points to express how cool it is. As always, y'all keep working, we'll keep praying.

  2. P.S. Although I'm thoroughly amazed, I'm not one bit surprised. I KNOW God works mighty miracles in our lives.

  3. Mark is IN THE HOUSE!!!! Can you tell me you love me? it, love it, love it.

    Watch out world, and put yo hat on, Steve!!

  4. Wow!!!! I am amazed, humbled and in awe at the miracles the Lord has provided for and in behalf of you and Mark. MIRACLES!! There is no other explanation. This is FABULOUS Scarlet. I am so so so HAPPY! What a wonderful testimony that God does indeed answer prayers.

  5. SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!! We have always loved Mark's sense of humor and it sounds like it is definately still there!!! Miracles are happening every day that goes by!! We will keep praying!!

  6. Scarlet, this is great news! We are so happy for you. We are praying for Mark that things will continue to get better. Your family will continue to be in our prayers!!!

  7. I keep reading this over and over and can't stop smiling :) This is such great news and I'm so incredibly happy for you and Mark!!! I have faith that your Mark is making a big come back! I pray everyday for you guys.