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, September 27, 2011

ALEX GETS HIS TRIKE.....WHAT A HUGE HUGE BLESSING!!

What an amazing and very emotional day last Thursday when Alex's new RIDE came in and we picked it up!  Tears flowed from my eyes as I watched Alex in all  his EXCITEMENT as he tried out his new vehicle.  He couldn't say thank you enough .... I think this is the most excited and VERBAL about being thankful ever... a different emotion developing if you will.  He is still VERY IMPULSIVE and cannot rationally process information.... still on the READY FIRE AIM streak instead of processing information as we do Ready AIM Fire.  When they presented Alex with the bike his face lit up like the Christmas Tree in Rockefeller Center in NY!  As I quote Alex.... "WOO HOOOOO.... this is the start of a NEW ALEX!..... I'm going to be so skinny and I'm going to enter into bike races!  I want to ride in the ultra 55!!"  Ok so maybe not the Ultra 55 lol.... but I am so excited about his motivation and get up and go ATTITUDE!!!  The start of a NEW ALEX!!  He has ridden on his bike everyday except for one since he got it.

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The walking is going great..... still no use out of that left arm and he is still going thru the serial casting in hopes to get that left arm to naturally hang at his side instead of retracting.  THIS HAS BEEN A CHALLENGE as you can only imagine.  Showers are hard enough without adding an extra obstacle in the way!  He has been a real trooper with minimal complaints and it's really only when the cast is digging into his arm at the end where it's a little jagged.  He gets the current one removed tomorrow and they will probably put another one on, lol.  Not sure how long this process takes and you can imagine I am OVER IT ALREADY hahahaha.... HOWEVER.... I will try anything and everything to further his progress.  
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Our family is in the midst of a storm and I ask that you lift us all up in prayer.  As if what we have all been thru isn't enough..... IT'S ALWAYS SOMETHING.  However.... you know that I have great faith in God and know that he is in control and we will WEATHER THIS STORM!! 
PSALM 37:7 Be still in the presence of the Lord, and wait patiently for him to act. Don't worry about evil people who prosper or fret about their wicked schemes.  

This Borrowed from one of my angels today ..... People will hate you, rate you, shake you, and break you. But how strong you stand is what makes you. 

Baby Caleb Johnson still remains in ICU , please continue to lift him and his family up in your prayers.  Rushing to get Alex ready for his therapy today... gotta run... HAVE A GREAT DAY!

PEACE~LOVE~N~THUMBS UP! LISA