Sunday, January 25, 2009
Sorry to all of you out there who have continued to come here to hear the news of yours truely (Caleb that is), I am finding it hard to maintain my Facebook and online studies as well as a blog. In any case, I want you all to know I appreciate your thoughts, prayers, calls, cards, and visits. I have found out from all of you and your support of me and my family that I am one of the luckiest guys in the world.
Well I suppose a proper update is in order:
I just got back home from the airport here in Omaha. I went to Arizona with my brother, mom, and step-dad Todd. It is my first experience in commercial flying since being injured. All in all I can say it was a very good experience. I wasn't sure how everything would work out, but everyone working for the airlines helped out above and beyond what I could have asked for. The flight itself was just like all the other times, I didn't find that the altitude affected me at all. The trip itself was very taxing though.
You're probably wondering 'well thats nice but why the heck were you going to Arizona?' Well, a very special lady had a birthday that I wasn't planning on missing. My step- Grandma Dora turned the big 75. I was one of the lucky grandkids that surprised her with our being there. I am very glad that God enabled me to make the trip.
I was also able to spend Saturday evening with a dear friend, Nate Purdum. We spent an hour or so out on this beautiful lake. It was very significant for me because it was the first time I got to be out doors. The view was spectacular, and the conversation even better.
While down in AZ I had a second interview with a newspaper. The Tribune I think for you Arizonians around Dewey and/or Prescott. It was good to get to share my heart for the Dalit people with her more than my journey up this recovery hill.
Speaking of India I am very excited as my mom has already said about the opportunity to go. I ask you to pray to the Great Physician to heal my leg to the extent that my doctors are at ease with sending me as well as His continued protection while in India with all of the bugs I'll run into. A little more info for the trip: I may have the opportunity to spend a few days in Denver at the Dalit Freedom Network's headquarters, I think I'll be getting a 10 year visa for India which will come in handy countless times, I will get to see my boys as my mom said, and now I have experience in commercial travel. I'm most excited to see my boys Bhargav, Sai Kumar, Sai Kiran, and Raju Pulli. I didn't get to meet all of them on my first trip and I miss Bhargav a lot. I was tinking about it and I don't know if I'll have the strength or not but I really would like to have another picture with him on my shoulders. It's overwhelming for me to talk about him sometimes. He represents so many things to me but especially Hope and Courage in my own life and in his. Please pray for this opportunity.
I suppose I can also share that I am having a driving evaluation on Tuesday. We'll figure out to what extent I will need adjustments if any to a vehicle to be able to drive safely. I am very excited about the prospect of driving again with all of its freedom.
I hope you all are able to find nothing more or less than Christ in this post.