Today marks the 3rd anniversary of that fateful day that forever changed our lives. It seems as though it was yesterday and in the same sense feels forever ago. Today I am thankful for the gift of Alex's life that God gave me back that horrible night. It's been a crazy 3 years with God continuing to bless us in every step we take. Our lives will never be as they were, but I am truly hopeful that one day they will be as close to normal as possible again.... Whatever that is. Life has gotten easier adapting to our "handicapable" world and Alex has certainly exceeded our expectations in his recovery. He is fiesty and crazy as ever ..... determined to be independent and striving to reach that goal every day. He aggravates and inspires me all at the same time lol.... That is just my patience being tested.... I know full recovery is all in HIS time not mine. I thank all of you that are close to us for your forever love, patience, laughter and support with Alex..... It's not an easy task at times and certainly trying at times. He is still VERY VERY impulsive with no lack of regard for consequences or how what he says or does may affect you or the situation.... Something we are still working on and teaching in our daily rituals. He means well, has a heart of gold and just wants to make you laugh pulling out all the stops to achieve that. Whether its pulling his pants down or grinding on a chair or flicking you off..... You just have to know in your heart it's his way of making u smile, lord help us all (0; 3 hours to live to now ...3 years and counting..... I praise God for saving my handsome boy..... What a TRUE MIRACLE YOU ARE ALEX MICHAEL ROSS! I thank you Chad Dillard for being our rock, for working hard every day to provide a home with the financial burden going from 2 incomes to now just 1. Thank you for your sacrifices so that we can have the things we do and so that I can stay home and take care of Alex..... It won't be a forever thing, I promise. I love you with all my heart and appreciate you, your love and support more than you could ever comprehend! Brooks and Nick.... You are two amazing brothers and I couldn't do it without you! Brooks, you are his right hand man and I give you most of the credit in how far he has come. You have been there every step of the way, picking up the slack so Nick could finish college. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for rolling with the punches, for the patience you have endured and for letting him tag along with you and your friends.... You are my sunshine on my darkest days and I absolutely could not have gotten thru this without YOU! I love u boo! Raymond Ross... Thank you for continuing to help with Alexs finances so that I am able to stay home and care for him..... This has played a huge part in Alex's recovery with me being able to be his caretaker in every aspect and it will pay off one day, this I know. When he marries the girl of his dreams and has children of his own..... That will be our payback.... A normal life for Alex is the thing I pray for most. For him to have a full life as tho he would have ....had he never been shot. To find that special someone who will love him unconditionally as I do. this will be my payback. To my family, my friends and especially Nick and Brooks' friends ..... THANK YOU. It takes a lot of patience to be around Alex on a daily basis. He can talk you into things you never would dream of doing on your own, lol..... Thank you for the gift of your friendship, for accepting him for who he is and for treating him as your very own friend! He loves you all and just wants his life back... Thank you for giving him a piece of that back! My friends and family.... You are a blessing to me.... Angels in disguise! Thank you for the smiles, the laughter and the tears. I still have my moments when I mourn the loss of who Alex was and you pick me up and cry with me when I need it as we switch to laughter in praise of all he has become! HE HAS COME SO FAR.... SOOO FAR.... tears streaming down my face just thinking of how LUCKY we are to have him here today.... Crazy non filter ridiculously quick witted self that he is..... Gods amazing grace all rolled up into one..... ALEX ROSS I AM EXTREMELY PROUD OF YOU and all that you have overcome! You never anger at what has happened, you have always stayed positive with a smile on your face and a joke out of your mouth. I have no doubt that God will continue to work on you, in you and around you ..... You are HIS vessel and HE has an awesome future planned out for you. Keep reaching for the stars and jumping those hurdles because you will do great things for the glory of God and I am truly honored to be your mom! KEEP SHINING AND SMILING...YOU ARE BLESSED AND TRULY ONE OF GODS MOST PRECIOUS MIRACLES....I love you Alex Michael! Thank you God for another day with my handsome boy! PEACE~LOVE~N~THUMBS UP! LISA
GOD IS TOTALLY IN CONTROL!! AMEN!