Update on Thurman!
I wanted to give you a little more info on Thurman because I know everyone loves him and wants to know. Thurman still needs our prayers and he is still in intensive care. You can pray that he has total brain function and no memory loss. They will continue testing on him tomorrow and as of yet have not given a prognosis. Now, I am clinging to the Word of God as the final authority and the only report that I will believe; I pray you join me in that. Life-giving words are all that should be spoken over him.
Today I spent most of the day with Thurman. He was funny and made me laugh all day. He would shout “HI” at anyone who would pass by his room and he would say the funniest things! I am making a mental list of them although I will not put some things on here, they will be held for future use for sure!! Thurman did keep asking about his Harley and where it was. He also kept asking why he was not at church. He tried to pull out his tubes at one point because he said he needed to get to church and hug people! That was priceless! Debbie and I laughed so hard at some of the things he did.
Pastor Andre was by his bed too and had Thurman repeating, “Pastor Andre is my favorite worship leader!” Guess Pastor Cliff and Pastor Clint better spend some time reversing that! 🙂 Thurman also lit up at a picture of Pastor Andre’s son, Jaxon.
Thurman’s favorite thing to say right now to anyone who stands by his bed is, “In a world of give and take there are not enough people willing to give what it takes.” He would say that over and over and finally we all memorized it and would repeat it with him.
When someone goes though something like this you see their true colors; there is no hiding. Thurman is not totally aware of what he is saying but let me tell you what is coming out of his mouth. His love for his wife, his love for his family, his love for his church and his love for his friends. He also told every person who came to see him that he loved them and they were special. Even when he is a bit under the weather love pours out of this man. His nurses said to me today, “We can tell this man is a sweetheart.” I told them they had no idea just how much of one he is.
So feel free to send your well wishes and I will make sure to read them to him. He still cannot have a bunch of visitors since he is in ICU but his heart is to have you all at his bedside. He loves you and cannot wait to get back on the door hugging you!