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!