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!

Saturday, August 7, 2010


We went to the Shark's game last night with awesome friends..... moving on in our lives.... stepping out of our everyday life and enjoying a night!  My heart skipped a beat when I look up and see my baby boys.... standing for the national anthem... BOTH OF THEM!  Could a mother be prouder at that very moment?  Something we all take for granted... the National Anthem comes on... automatic response is to stand up without thinking twice about it!  We have to think about everything these days.... everything he can do is by the Grace of God and I am sooo proud of Alex and how he never ceases to amaze me day by day.  God has truly touched him, heart, mind and soul!  He had a great time last night.... seemed like the old Alex... only confined to a wheelchair and not running up and down crazy lol!  Just being crazy in his chair, ha!

Hoping that we can move on with the past and look forward to the present and future.  Alex has touched so many lives and gave inspiration to another gentleman by the name of Mike who is confined to a wheelchair as well.  Alex insisted on standing with Aaron Garcia and Big Sexy to take a picture last night and when Mike saw that.... well you can only imagine he was thinking one day he might be able to do that too!  We told him to never give up.... keep reaching for the stars....work hard everyday.... God performs miracles everyday!!

Thank you Aaron and Big Sexy for always taking the time to chat with Alex and make him a part of your world.  You will never know how much it means to me!!  Love ya'll!

A big big big THANK YOU to my sister Kristen who selflessly gave up her free summer (she is a teacher) to come here and help Alex finish up his schooling so that he could be considered a senior!  She gave up 5 weeks to be here and work on school 7 days a week!  THEY DID IT and I can't thank you enough Kristen. It will be all worth it when he is able to WALK with his class and graduate in June of 2011!! We love you and can't thank you enough for all you have done in sacrificing your summer to be a part of our journey.  She travelled back home yesterday and bless her heart had to sleep in the airport in SC as there was bad weather and noone was able to land in NC!!  I will miss you tremendously and look forward to seeing you in November!!

As we move on and look forward we look to regain some sense of normalcy.  We go to the ENT on Monday... I made a call as Alex has been having trouble breathing and I am afraid that the polyp has increased in size or that scar tissue has built up once again covering that airway.  Hopefully it's neither... we don't want another operation for sure!  He has a psych evaluation on Monday morning that he has to have in order to re enter the public school system so Monday is going to be a big day for us.  Please keep him in your prayers.... specific prayers for trach and psych eval.  He also has speech and occupational therapy.  LONG DAY ahead so for now I am going to leave you with some pics and go and enjoy my weekend!

Colby and Alex.... childhood buddies!

Have a Great Weekend... Make the most of it....  Live in the moment.... Focus on the positives in your life ..... cherish and be thankful for what you have..... tomorrow is not promised!!