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, May 8, 2012


Hi friends.... we certainly have been busy especially with Brooks and his school baseball games.  We visited Nick in Tampa this past weekend for his college graduation at the University of South Florida. WHAT A MAJOR ACCOMPLISHMENT.... especially with everything that has gone on in the past two and a half   years! I remember when our worlds changed and Nicholas so selflessly said "Mom, I will come home and help you". My response was NO.... you will finish what you started.  I COULDN'T BE MORE PROUD!!  He has grown into an awesome young man and I am beaming with pride at this huge accomplishment in the midst of our storm.  God has truly blessed us ALL THE WAY AROUND and I give him ALL THE HONOR AND GLORY for He has never left my side.

YES... this is Alex below in the tuxedo morph suit!  God Bless him and his craziness, lol!  He dressed up for the boys Home baseball game...and of course... surrounded by girls, lol.....CRAZY KID!

We leave tomorrow for England..... Mom and I are taking the kids back to our homeland, something I have ALWAYS dreamed of doing!!  What a great way to celebrate Nicholas' graduation! For those of you that don't know me personally... my mother and I are British citizens and I haven't visited England in about 25 years.  We have family we will be staying with and I'm bursting with excitement to take my boys and share this with them.  Alex is just beside himself and very ANXIOUS about our trip!  This is definitely going to be an adventure!!

Alex is on a break from therapy until August as that is when he will have his baclofen pump surgery.  They felt he was at his full potential at this point and hopefully with the surgery there will be room for more improvement. It was a very hard thing to digest because in my opinion..... this is not the end.... He still has a loooooong way to go before God is finished with him!  I keep telling myself .... It's in HIS time... not ours!!  So until August... I am his therapist and he walks around the block, swims and rides his bike.  WE GOT THIS!

Please pray for safe travels, peaceful flights and my sanity with Alex (:  I promise to post pics when we return... Until then...