Thursday, December 22, 2011

It's a Merry Christmas for a Whole New Reason

Hi all it's been a while since my last post and I just wanted to catch you up and share the goodness of what God has done for my family in the last 2 and 1/2 months of this year. For those of you who keep in contact with me on Twitter and Facebook know that on Sunday, October 2,2011 five of my family members including both of my children were involved in a car accident right out of Detroit, MI. Although, they are still alive these last few months have been challenging for them as well as the caregivers. I never knew how hard it is when all you're doing is to therapy, having test, sitting in the ER and going to various doctors and not to mention the paperwork. As I look at my family I thank God that they are all still here alive and healing. This is the Favored Five on Thanksgiving 2011.
L-R Camille(my youngest fully ejected with closed head injury, facial fractures, c2 and c5 fractures of her neck, broken Left arm, broken right femur, Aunt Juanita (mulitple facial fractures and ribs, fractures of the lumbar spine and broken pelvis)Cousin Niecy(broken Left wrist and hand, broken ribs and total body bruised), Carmen(my oldest lacerations and scraps to her scalp, forhead, chest, hand, back and buttock with bruises to her abodomen, hands, left hip and PTSD)and Shay(complete right leg fractured and fractured left femur)

Everyday I thank God that they are still walking, talking and breathing. There are days of tears, pain and distress but mostly Joy. My Babygirl was completely ejected from the vehicle landing over in the small tree adjacent to the car and my oldest was partially ejected as she became stuck in the dashbaord of the car as she attempted to keep her sister in the car.

I put up a Christmas tree just to keep some symbol of normalcy in the home but there are no gifts under the tree this year as we have spent what we would have used on Doctor visits, medication, gas and household expenses. I share this with you not for pity or sadness but to let you know that material things are just that things. But what I'm looking forward to is getting up on Christmas morning and being able as I do every morning and kiss both my girls while thanking God that I can still hold them and we can laugh together. So as you think on what this season means to you I encourage you to look at your family and be happy that you still have each other.

I will return to share what else is going on with me in a week or so. Love you guys and Happy Holidays from my family to yours.


  1. What a mighty and awesome God we serve! So glad that your family is here to celebrate the holidays with you. Thanks for sharing a part of your life. I'm grateful!

  2. @Sewing Shay thank you so much for your reply. and I look forward to keeping in touch. Have a wonderful New Year.