FIRST AND FOREMOST I WANT TO THANK GOD FOR GIVING ME THE PATIENCE, ENDURANCE AND STRENGTH TO GET THRU THIS PART OF OUR JOURNEY! I can assure you he has been standing right by my side every step of the way.... holding my hand and guiding me to do what everyone thought or deemed impossible! THROUGH HIM.... ALLLLLL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE....3 hours to live on January 6, 2010 to GRADUATING on June 8th of 2011!! THANK YOU SWEET JESUS FOR ALL BLESSINGS..... GREAT AND SMALL!!!
Alex's ankle is still a little weak but it was before he sprained it so we are just monitoring it and making sure he has his brace on when he does therapy.
We had a scare the other day at the ballpark with Alex.... he was in his wheelchair going to the concession stand and backing up in his wheelchair. Well his back wheel slipped off of the sidewalk and got stuck in the sand sending his wheelchair flying back and him slamming on the sidewalk! OMG.... everything flashed back and in an instant I began to run from the stands to him on the ground. I even think the game stopped, lol! Thank God when he flipped back his head did not hit the ground!! Tears streaming down my face, my heart beating three times the normal..... it was hard to catch my breath with the emotions that were racing thru my mind! It took me a good 30 minutes to finally settle back down and realize he was ok. Alex.... well he was fine... of course making jokes how he was trying to do that and how he was doing back flips...etc. Even though his head didn't hit the ground, I still watched him because it was a huge jolt and I wanted to make sure nothing came of it... but as always.... according to God's plan... ALEX IS ON TOP OF THIS WORLD!
God continues to send angels my way and just when I think I can't take anymore..... someone will come up to me and say... "I know you probably get this alot, but I have followed your story and still keep you and Alex in my prayers". THOSE WORDS ARE WORTH A MILLION DOLLARS TO ME! It's the little things in life that sometimes mean the most and it seems as if God knows just when I need a boost and he sends an angel to lift me up and keep me going. THANK YOU.... Thank you to those of you who bless me immensely with your words of encouragment and keep me going in the midst of what seems like an eternity of neverending obstacles! Now that school is over we can focus on his therapies and get him independent and back on track to a somewhat normal life. Many people wonder what we have in store as far as college goes.... well... I AM TAKING A BREAK, lol. We are going to focus on therapy until January of next year and then sign Alex up at FSCJ and decide at that point whether he will be taking online classes or will have moved further along in recovery and can actually attend classes. He has every desire to go to college........ it is acutally I who needs a break and need to slow down a bit. Time to take care of me for a bit and get some things done that I need to take care of that I have put off so that we could focus on getting Alex graduated. Somewhere along the way I have lost my mind and my memory so by slowing down our pace a bit from school 5 days a week and therapy 3 times a week, laundry, housework, cooking......caregiving 24-7.... I NEED A BREAK!
A special thank you to my sweet friend Theresa Hawkins who, at the drop of a hat, came to my rescue and we did a senior photo shoot with Alex! A HOT, MUGGY, SMOKEY, BUG INFESTED, SWEATY photo shoot but together we did it and she got some amazing shots of Alex. There are soooo many great shots I can't possibly get them all on here but I wanted to share some. We gathered all of his Gator memorabilia from Tim Tebow and his pro day experience with some of the other Gator players and set him up ready for smiles... see below:
AND THAT'S A WRAP!!!
MIRACLES HAPPEN... GOD DOES PERFORM THEM......LOOK AT MY HANDSOME BOY AND BELIEVE IT!!! THANK YOU GOD FOR ALLOWING ME TO BE A VESSEL FOR YOUR WORD!!!! I know YOU have great things in store for Alex and just as I promised you the night of January 6, 2010...... HE WILL DO GREAT THINGS FOR YOU, WITH YOU AND IN YOUR NAME! AMEN!!!
graduation is on June 8th at 1:00pm ..... GOD IS SO GOOD and I can't wait to see my boy WALK across that stage and get his diploma after everything he has been through, the obstacles he has overcome AND the hard work he has endured. Sooooo proud of you Alex Michael Ross!!!
PEACE~LOVE~N~THUMBS UP! LISA