Saturday, September 24, 2011

Fifty-two weeks ago today

Dear friends and family,
Tomorrow is the one year anniversary of my accident. It has been a rather emotional day for me. Through out the day I have been looking at my watch and thinking, "At this time last year, I was _____(fill in what I was going through)____".

Life is good. I feel so blessed everyday to still have every thing that was left of my hand that day. I know that the only reason why I had such a great outcome from a horrible experience was from all the prayers and faith in my behalf during that time. So, I just wanted to say,
Thank you for all your prayers. Thank you to everyone who brought my family food. Thank you to everyone who stopped by for a visit. Thank you to everyone who watched my busy little boys for me so I could rest. Thank you to everyone who sent me something in the mail. Thank you to everyone who took time out of your day to take me grocery shopping or to a medical appointment. Thank you to everyone who stopped by to help me wash dishes, clean floors, fold laundry or do other house hold chores that I was struggling with. Thank you to my oldest sister who did all of this and more. I don't know what i would have done without her. She basically had three more children and a baby added to her family while she was pregnant and she helped me immensely. Thank you to my mother-in-law who slept at my house or came over at all hours of the night to help with my baby for those first few weeks, until I figured out how to do things one handed. Thank you to my darling husband who stayed by me through the whole experience and helped me with anything and everything I needed. He also was always there to reassure me when I was worried and held me when I needed him to. I am so grateful he did not leave my side that first week. Thank you to my little brother who did come spend a night with me when I was in the hospital so my sweetheart could have a short rest. I know that was hard too.
Most of all, Thank you to everyone for helping me with a smile on your face. I am sure it was very inconvenient at times to come and help me, but no one ever made me feel like I was inconveniencing them in any way. Thank you for helping me see the light throughout a dark situation. I love you all and am so grateful to have all the friends and family that I have.
Hugs and Kisses,