Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween

I'll have to admit, I get kind of sad on the weekends when it comes to the blogging world.. I normally wake up to a couple new posts to read, but on weekends not so much!

So I wanted to blog yesterday but couldn't fine the strength nor really the time. Yesterday was a hard day for my family, 6 years ago yesterday my brother was involved in a horrible motor cycle accident on the campus of Baylor in Waco, Texas. I am not going to go into detail of all the things we went threw but I'll just say they pronounced him dead on the scene, the paramedic said no, I finally got a needle in him to do cpr, I'm taking him to the hospital..
We were told he had a 3% chance of surviving. Yes 3!
After numerous surgeries, scares, cry's, hospitals, friends and family visiting, doctors, sleepless nights, emails, plus 6 years... Here we are today!
My brother beat that 3% like a champ! He still has several issues today and faces new challenges EVERYDAY but he's alive and we are so Thankful for that!
My friend Danielle told me yesterday (as I was having a break down and she was texting me)
I need to celebrate that he is here rather than look at yesterday as the anniversary of his accident.
So from here on out that is how I am going to look at it, yes I may still cry when I think of things of hear a song but I'll try my best to think happy thoughts!

So enough of the sadness now that I'm balling again ;)

So proud of this family! We've come so far!

I hope everyone has a Happy and Safe Halloween!!

I will be spending the day shopping with Rachael and the evening carving pumpkins and passing out candy with Megan!

Off to the pumpkin patch tomorrow!

Lots of pics to come!


Lindsey said...

What a sweet post - prayers for your family. And praise God! Have a great and safe day!

The Mrs. said...

Wow, what an amazing story! It is a miracle he lived, what a reason to celebrate!! :) thanks for sharing that story. My husband's good friend was in a motorcycle accident a couple of years ago and didn't make it... it's a hard thing to go through, but I'm so glad for you that your brother beat the odds!

have a great weekend!

Abby Kreck said...

Inspiring and amazing story! God can move mountains!!! I hope you have a wonderful day! LOVE!

Jonathan & Megan Lenz said...

daniel is a constant reminder of how great our God is! look how far he is come in 6 you sweet friend. see you in a few hours!

Annie said...

wow!! that is simply amazing!! great story and post hun!! it really is a miracle.

motorcycles scare the stink out of me, i can't wait until my fiance sells his bike. hopefully next spring. he bought a brand new ducati last spring and had it for 6 months and realized it was a bad idea. we are going to lose a lot of money on it but it's totally worth it to me to just sell it. i hope you have a fabulous day/weekend!! XO!

Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

Jenn what a sweet post from your heart! I literally got chills reading this imaging what the heartache was like, but thank God for his amazingess (not a word, but good expression) along the way!!

Jacci said...

Everyone has pretty much said what I was going to, but STILL - what an amazing story. Praise God that your brother is OK, I couldn't even imagine! Such a sweet post, hope you had a fun night last night!! xoxo

Scott and Amanda Ekeland said...

I had no idea about your brother! I am so glad that he pulled through:) And it's true... celebrate his life every chance you get! XOXO


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