Monday, March 30, 2009

Not Yet

I haven't heard any specific news yet. I called Richard and left a message. I'm waiting for his return call.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Been Hanging Out With My Christie

Hello friends and neighbors,
I have been gone to seen my baby girl. We left here on Tuesday it took us 15 hours lots of traffic. Anyway I haven't gotten any updates from Richard or the staff but I can tell you what I saw for myself. I was with Christie Wednesday and Richard and Angie came in. Richard had a meeting with the school teacher, so he let me join the meeting.Christie is doing well enough that the teacher thinks Christie can get a regular high school diploma, not a special diploma. The difference being with a regular diploma if Christie is able in the future she will be able to go to college but wouldn't be able to with a special diploma.
We had lots of fun with Christie. We did a lot of talking. You have no idea how great it was to hear her talk to me. Thursday we went to the park and I stopped by the van to put my sun glasses back in and Christie couldn't see me for the van door she very loudly said MAMA. It was great I didn't think she could get that loud. We had her talking so much she got to tired to talk so she started writing again.When she gets to tired it is hard to understand her as well.
We played WII, needless to say she beat me nearly all the time.She has really gotten good, but she has always liked video games. I loved to watch her win she would say Yeaaaa.
She seemed to have a good time with us being there. The hardest part was leaving everyday. Christie would start asking soon after we got there if she could come home with me and would continue until we left. It killed me having to tell her no.
Christie does seem to be feeling some guilt, Christie is very depressed. Us being there seemed to help.Pictures will show what I mean. I'm basing this on notes she wrote to me. Christie did ask if she was there because the wreck was her fault, she asked if she was driving and she asked to come home.
I will be having a yard sale soon to raise money to go see her again. It cost 900.00 this trip. I don't intend for it to be 3 months again for me to see her.
Please continue to pray. Enjoy the new pictures.

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!