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, April 26, 2011


Today I let the boys sleep in as we didn't have any plans until 11 at Duke's Restaurant for lunch.... compliments of Duke's via Dreams Come True.  This place was sooooo cool and had the most relaxed and beach atmosphere.... just an all around cool place to hang out and the food was AMAZING.... especially the HULA PIE!

THIS PIE IS AMAAAAAAAZING!  If you ever get a chance to go to a Duke's Restaurant.... GET THE PIE!

Once lunch was over, our bellies full and it was game time for the SCREAMER!

Alex absolutely LOVED LOVED LOVED this ride and it was sooooo awesome to see him laughing and yelling and screaming and having the time of his life.  THIS IS JUST WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED!  This boat is a 49 passenger speed boat and it was a blast!  Doing 360's and nose dives.... spraying us with water .... not a dry person got off that boat, lol.  As we were out.... all of a sudden we see WHALES!  Jumping and playing... OMG.... what an amazing thing to see.... God and all his wonders..... BREATH TAKING... and a little scary at the same time, lol.  THEY WERE SOOOO CLOSE!!!

What a great day.... An experience of a lifetime ... especially in the water... so close... THE WHALES!  ABSOLUTELY BREATH TAKING!  The kids were in awe and speechless as were Chad and I.  Incredible!  Tomorrow we rent a car and explore the island on our own..... CAN'T WAIT TO TELL YOU ALL ABOUT IT!  Stay tuned :0)


My sister Kristen has a special request for one of her close friends, jonathan lavezzi? who is in icu in an induced coma after going in for a routine procedure to check out his gall bladder last week. Since the procedure he has suffered numerous strokes and seizures, which in turn led to a spinal chord injury, and oxygen was apparently cut off to his brain for some time.

One of my very dear friends JV.... she is in Mayo in severe abdominal pains and they do not know as of yet what is going on... just running a lot of tests to find out.  Praying it is nothing truly serious and that they find the problem to relieve the pain and find the source of the problem.

2 month old little girl was in hospital on life support....doctors told her mother she would have to take off of life support and would not make it as she has meningitis which caused her to have seizures and they say that more than half of her brain is dead.  Her mother refused to give up.... took her off life support and straight to church!  She is now at home, STILL ALIVE...PRAISE JESUS... and nurse came today to see her and said she looked really good.  ANOTHER MIRACLE....THANK YOU JESUS!!

You are all witnesses as to what God can do so I ask that we all band together and pray for these three in need of our prayers.  Matthew 18:20 For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.”

Thank you sweet friends for checking in with me every once in a while..... It's nice to know you are still there even though I have slacked off because of our busy schedule.  Alex had botox injections mostly in his left arm today and 3 shots in left leg...... all was successful.  He has some kind of stomach bug today.... probably will be missing therapy tomorrow which I hate doing but I feel like we just waste our therapist time when he isn't up to par... his mind is elsewhere and they don't really get the full potential out of him.  Also.... we had xray's taken of his left ankle because it has really really been rolling bad everytime he walks on it... especially at the beach yesterday.  He has a special ortho brace that he wears during therapy but I have got to figure something out for when he walks around the house or beach.... without shoes.  he can't wear the brace to the beach or without shoes.... if anyone has any suggestions... please shed some light on this.   The doctor mentioned that he may need a walking cast until his ankles become stronger.  Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhh just another thing I gotta deal with, lol.  On a happier note... here are some pics from his beach day yesterday.... LOVED IT!  He swam and boogie boarded.... not like he used to lol... but this is as good as it gets at this stage and brought joy to my heart!!

Brooks, Brittany and Kinlin... THANK YOU!  Thank you for making it such a fun day for us.... Your love is unconditional with Alex and I thank you for your love, patience and understanding when it comes to Alex and his needs.  I LOVE YOU!  Brooks... I cannot tell you how proud I am of you and the awesome little brother you have grown up to be.  Alex couldn't get thru this without you... neither could I.  Thank YOU from the bottom of my heart for all that you do on a daily basis not because you HAVE to... but because you WANT to.  Alex is so lucky to have you and so am I!  YOU DA BEST BOO!!  Together we have a solid family....  Chad, thank you for going to work everyday and being the bread winner for our family.  You have sacrificed a lot and we truly appreciate you and all the hard work you do to provide for us as a single income.  Mom... thank you for coming at the jump of a call to assist whenever I need.  Even though I don't express to you guys on a daily basis just how much your love and support means... please know that you play a huge part in our success with this recovery and I appreciate you and all you do so very much.  Brian and Dana... thank you for having Alex on the weekends you have Brooks.... it gives him and I some time apart...... Chad and I sometime together alone with Alex becoming a little more independent from me.  Alex is very lucky to have so many caring people in his life that you all play a significant part in his successful recovery.  Soooo... I don't say it enough but THANK YOU.... to all who encourage, support and pray for my handsome boy!  Isn't it nice to know you play a part in this thing we call a miracle?  Thank you God.... it's all you.... IT'S ALL YOU!