Sunday, September 28, 2008

Hope this touches your heart

Christie is doing well. She keeps taking off her mit and undoing the wraps on her legs. I would love to see her do it. I don't have much to add, so I will post this instead. I hope it warms your heart.

Howard County Sheriff, Jerry Marr got a disturbing call one Saturday afternoon a few months ago. His 6-year-old grandson Mikey had been hit by a car while fishing in Greentown with his dad. The father and son were near a bridge by the Kokomo Reservoir when a woman lost control of her car, slid off the bridge and hit Mikey at a rate of about 50 mph.
Sheriff Marr had seen the results of accidents like this and feared the worst. When he got to Saint Joseph Hospital , he rushed through the emergency room to find Mikey conscious and in fairly good spirits. "Mikey, what happened?" Sheriff Marr asked. Mikey replied, "Well, Papaw, I was fis hin' with Dad, and some lady runned me over, I flew into a mud puddle, and broke my fishin' pole and I didn't get to catch no fish!" As it turned out, the impact propelled Mikey about 500 feet, over a few trees and an embankment and in the middle of a mud puddle. His only injuries were to his right femur bone which had broken in two places. Mikey had surgery to place pins in his leg. Otherwise the boy is fine. Since all the boy could talk about was that his fishing pole was broken, the Sheriff went out to Wal-Mart and bought him a new one while he was in surgery so he could have it when he came out. The next day the Sheriff sat with Mikey to keep him company in the hospital. Mikey was enjoying his new fishing pole and talked about when he could go fishing again as he cast into the trash can. ; When they were alone, Mikey, just as matter-of-factly, said, "Papaw, did you know Jesus is real?" "Well," the Sheriff replied, a little startled. "Yes, Jesus is real to all who believe in him and love him in their hearts." "No," said Mikey. "I mean Jesus is REALLY real." 'What do you mean?' asked the Sheriff. "I know he's real, cause I saw him." Said Mikey, still casting into the trash can. "You did?" said the Sheriff. ''Yep," said Mikey. "When that lady runned me over and broke my fishing pole, Jesus caught me in his arms and laid me down in the mud puddle." GIVES YOU GLORY BUMPS DOESN'T IT! GOD WILL DO THE REST I asked the Lord to bless you, as I prayed for you today, to guide you and protect y ou, as you go along your way. His love is always with you, His promises are true. And when we give Him all our cares, you know He will see us through. So when the road you're traveling on, seems difficult at best. Just remember I'm here praying, And GOD WILL DO THE REST.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Lee Visited Christie

Hey Everyone,
Lee got to go visit his sister yesterday. I sure wish I could have been there to see the surprise in her eyes when he came in. Christie misses Lee, she asks me about him when I am there.I don't have details on the visit yet, but when I get more details I will fill you in.
Christie is doing well, she does have another UTI, she seems to have lot of those. Hopefully she will be well soon.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

All is well with my baby girl

I don't have much to tell. I've kept up with Christie as usual everyday, but nothing new to tell. Christie has no new health issues, she is continuing her therapies and is doing very well. Please keep praying.I hope I can see her soon.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Letter to Christie

Hey baby girl,
I have thought of you all day. Well all day everyday if you want the truth. I miss you so much. I just called and talked to you, but you have a hard time understanding when your not face to face or reading what is written. I know you won't get this letter, but I thought it might help me to write to you. I went to sleep thinking of you last night. I was wondering what goes on in your mind when you are alone at night in your bed. I wonder if you remember your childhood and growing up and all the things we use to do together. You loved to go swimming and you loved pic nics and walks by the water, feeding the ducks. You loved going to movies and eating pop corn. I hope you remember your life. If you don't remember it, I'm looking forward to reintroducing all of these things to you. I love you my baby girl and I really want to see you, hug you, brush you hair, I would love to get in bed and snuggle and watch a movie with you. I wonder do you remember our tea parties?Do you remember how much your mama loves you? I'm going to go for now your letter is fast becoming a novel and there are so many more things I want to tell you.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Tic Tac Toe Champion

Christie had a great day to day. She worked really hard in her therapies. She also had visitors. Paula, Aaron and Joshua went to visit. Paula and Aaron played tic tac toe with Christie and she beat them both. Aaron had her almost beat by 2 ways, but Christie beat him anyway, twice. (he he) sorry Aaron.(that's my girl.)
I got to talk to Christie today, and she mouthed words to me, and she also pushed the buttons on her machine to say "Hi" and she also said 'I love you" Christie asked Paula where her Dad was, Paula told her he was either at home or maybe in therapies. I hope Richard isn't sick and is O.K., because I don't think he has been to see Christie since the 10Th.
I wish I could go play tic tac toe or connect 4 with her. Maybe I can sooner than I think.
Keep praying, God is working.
P.S. As soon as Paula sends me pictures, I'll add them to the page.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

All things come together

Christie is doing so well, she may not need the skilled medical anymore. She may move to a different building at FINR until the guardianship hearing, then she will leave FINR and either come to a facility here which is great, it's 2 miles from my house, they have speech,physical and occupational therapies or to a facility in Florida, depending on where she is going to live.
I would also like to take this time to apologize to anyone that may have been offended or hurt due to any comments made by me or anyone else who wrote anything negative on this blog. I miss Christie and miss getting to see her. She was supposed to be here for the summer, but instead, she is in Florida, where I have to drive 12 hours and spend at least 600.00 just for a couple days visit. I don't mind the drive or the money, it's just hard to come by sometimes, and I try to visit her at least every 2 weeks.Sometimes I get frustrated and loose sight of the over all picture.please continue to pray for her well being.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008


I got to talk to Christie today. She is doing very well. I miss her so much. I want to see her, I miss hearing her voice when I talk to her. I have a Dogwood Tree Christie helped plant. It had a name, but can't remember what it was, so i always think of it as Christie's Dog Wood. It was covered in poison ivy, you couldn't see the tree for all the ivy. I went out today and cleaned all the poison ivy off of it.The tree is beautiful again, just like my Christie.We have a Crepe myrtle , named Myrtle, we have an Oak named Wyatt. and the dogwood named after Christie. Christie tells me she misses the fall and winter here in S.C. maybe she will be with me this season.
Please continue to pray.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Doing Well

Christie is doing really well. She has a new machine she uses to communicate with. It has prerecorded sentences and she pushes the buttons for what she wants to say. Today, she told Jose by pushing the buttons" Hi, I'm Christie I need to go to the restroom."
I talked to her yesterday, and I heard a big intake of breath, I thought it was the CNA, she said no, that it was Christie.
I really wish I was there with her. I know she is lonely. She told me the other day on the phone by the CNA that she was bored.Hopefully soon I will be able to see her everyday.
Please keep the prayers going.
P. S. David and Sharon, thank you for everything.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Nothing to tell

I have nothing new to tell, Christie is doing well in therapies. I miss her so much. I miss talking to her where she can answer back. I miss sending her cute emails that I know she would like. I miss talking to her about school and about Herman(inside between Christie and me)I try to watch movies and TV shows I know Christie likes just to have her close to me, I have FINR put the same show on for Christie, so we can "watch it together like we use to"I miss brushing her hair and snuggling with her. I just miss my Christie.
I love you my baby girl,
Love Mom

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Long Day

Hey Everyone,
Christie had a really good day. Paula and Aaron went to visit this morning. Christie wrote back and forth with them, and had Paula call me so I could talk to her. She wrote out on the board "how is she doing" Christie also asked how her brothers were doing. Christie and Aaron also were bickering, Aaron would point to yes and Christie would point to no. The statement Aaron said was Christie was beautiful and she pointed to no and he pointed to yes. Paula said it was fun to watch. It made my day to know Christie still knows I'm still only a phone call away.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Made my Day

Not much to tell you. I talked to Christie over the weekend, and she wrote out that she was bored. I wish I was there to spend the weekends with her. Not many people see her on the weekends and when they do, they don't stay very long.
Today Christie got measured for a wheel chair of her own. She said she wanted blue. I don't know what color blue she will get, but we will see.I also got a call today from Christie, of course someone else had to call for her, but she was the one who wanted to talk to me and to hear my voice. That really made my day to know she misses me, and even in her condition, she knows I am still only a phone call away.
Please continue to pray for my unspoken prayer.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Surprise Visit

Hi All,
Sorry I haven't up dated. I went to surprise Christie. I wanted to see her when she had to go to the hospital, but couldn't go then.I didn't want her to be there a lone, not knowing anyone, or why she was there. Christie is doing great. Christie is finally over the diarrhea, she had it for about 8 days.
I also found out Christie has PTA post traumatic amnesia. Christie thinks she is 13, that it is 2003 and she is in S.C. We had a very nice visit. She did break my heart though. She wanted me to "take her home with me" I told her she couldn't go home until she was well, that she had been in a car wreck, and that when she was better she could come home. Christie typed out on a key board, "please tell me I didn't cause this" I told her she had nothing to do with it, she was a passenger in a car and the car got hit.
Christie cried while I was there, and looked sad, but when I asked her why she was crying she said she wasn't.She did however inform me she wanted "rabbit slippers" so I went to wal mart, and could only find one kind of slippers. I guess it is still to hot for Character slippers. I got her a pair of white ones, she liked them she even posed them for a picture.
I got to see a glimpse of the old Christie, I took her picture several times out side, and she kept posing she did the peace sign, stuck out her tongue, she even tried to do the "hang loose sign" all on her own.
I also found out we have a tentative release date for Christie it could be as early as Sept.13, we are trying to find a place for her here in S.C . until she is well enough to come home.Also please remember to pray for my unspoken request.
Thanks, Becky

About Christie

I am Becky, Christie's Mom and I want to tell you about Christie. Christie is a beautiful, outgoing, and caring person. She loves outside, turtles, frogs, birds all kinds of animals especially horses. Christie has talked about maybe becoming a vet. Christie was injured in a car wreck on April 19,2008. Christie has a severe globial brain injury where they had to remove the whole left tempral lobe. This blog is to share Christie's story. She is a fighter, and she is making a recovery that no one thought she would.


This is a truly BEAUTIFUL piece. Please Read this at a slow pace, digesting every word and in not hurry... This is a treasure...
>For those lucky to still be blessed with your Mom,This is beautiful. For those of us who aren't, this is Even more beautiful. For those who are moms, you'll love this.
>The young mother set her foot on the path of life. 'Is This the long way?' she asked. And the guide said:'Yes, and the way is hard. And you will be old before you reach the end of it... But The end will be better than the beginning.'
But the young mother was happy, and she would not Believe that anything could be better than these years. So she Played with her children, and gathered flowers for Them along the way, and bathed them in the clear streams; and The sun shone on them, and the young Mother cried,'Nothing will ever be lovelier than this.'
>Then the night came, and the storm, and the path was Dark, and the children shook with fear and cold, and the mother Drew them close and covered them with her mantle, and the children said, 'Mother, we are not afraid, for you are near, and no harm can come.'
>And the morning came, and there was a hill ahead, and The children climbed and grew weary, and the mother was weary. But at all times she said to the children,' A little patience and we are there.'So the children climbed, and when they reached the top They said, 'Mother, we would not have done it without you.'
>And the mother, when she lay down at night looked up At the stars and said, 'This is a better day than the last, for my Children have learned fortitude in the face of hardness.Yesterday I gave them courage. Today, I've given them strength.'
>And the next day came strange clouds which darkened The earth, clouds of war and hate and evil, and the children groped And stumbled, and the mother said: 'Look up. Lift your eyes to the light. ' And the children looked and saw above the clouds An everlasting glory, and it guided them beyond the Darkness. And that night the Mother said, 'This is the best day of all, for I have shown my children God.'
>And the days went on, and the weeks and the months and The years, and the mother grew old and she was little and bent. But her children were tall and strong, and walked with Courage. And when the way was rough, they lifted her, For she was as light as a feather; and at last they came to a hill,And beyond they could see a shining road and golden gates flung wide. And Mother said, 'I have reached the end of my journey. And now I know the end Is better than the beginning, for my children can Walk alone, and their children after them.'
>And the children said, 'You will always walk with us, Mother, even when you have gone through the gates.'And they stood and watched her as she went on alone, and the gates Closed after her. And they said: 'We cannot see her But she is with us still. A Mother like ours is more than a memory. She Is a living presence.......'
>Your Mother is always with you... She's the whisper Of the leaves as you walk down the street; she's the smell of bleach In your freshly laundered socks; she's the cool hand On your brow when you're not well. Your Mother lives Inside your laughter. And she's crystallized in every tear drop. She's the place you came from, your first home; and she's the map you follow with every step you take. She's your first love And your first heartbreak, and nothing on earth can Separate you.Not time, not space... Not even death!