On January 6th, 2010 Alex suffered a gunshot wound to the head...given 3 HOURS TO LIVE ....this is our story of survival and how God continues to work in and through our lives!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


Feeling compelled to blog more tonight even though nothing major has happened, no new tricks just lots of sympathy from readers in regards to the trach not coming out or downsized today.  Please let me share with you that we are not unhappy about this!  True it would have been nice but when I go back to 3 hours to live..... today is NOTHING!  Friends... please understand that we don't sweat the small stuff and are thankful that Alex is alive and breathing today... THANK YOU GOD!  We have been on a roller coaster ride since this started so why would today be any different?  I have learned thru this experience...... that baby steps are what we take and every single day that he is alive and making some sort of progress is a day to rejoice in!  God I thank you for everyday that goes by and Alex Michael can open his eyes and smile that sweet smile at me!  Soooo my faithful friends... please don't feel sorry for us.... this too shall pass and we WILL cross that bridge when God is ready for us to cross that bridge.  He is in control... Alex has a determination and a willpower like no other.... the trach is one of the best decisions we made and it helps my baby boy breath everyday.... it's all good!  I am not looking at this as a negative.... looking at it as ... it just isn't time yet for that and Alex will be taking more positive steps tomorrow!!  OUR FOCUS IS ON THE POSITIVES... not the negatives! Sooo no worries my friends.... we at Brooks Rehab are doing FABULOUS!

Thank you all for your love and support.... Alex is my little firecracker with alot of spunk and fight!  Remember... Me, Alex and J.C we got this.... all on HIS timeline!

Task for tomorrow... pick out one positive thing about someone and tell them what they do that makes you smile!  Or if you aren't outgoing enough... just SMILE at someone you don't know!  You can't imagine how contagious that is and how much that ONE comment or smile will brighten someone's day who will probably then.... turn around and brighten someone else's day!!!  Don't sweat the small stuff..... and remember ....IT COULD ALWAYS BE WORSE!  Hug your babies.... tuck them in bed... Let them lay in your bed and watch TV.... Make a family dinner together....play hide and go seek in the house (alex would love that, lol).... take a hot bath for me :0)..... Make the best of today....make the best of tomorrow.... we can't get it back once it's gone!  LOVE YA'LL!