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Update on Daughter - Night of the Hummingbirds

Friday, June 14, 2013

As many of you read, my 14-year old daughter was in a rollover car accident in late February. First, thanks to all of you who reached out to me whether via response to my blog, sparkmail, or prayers...all are appreciated.

Many of you have asked how she is doing, so thought I would catch you up. My baby is dealing with the scarring really well. It has healed quite a bit, but not enough to get anything surgically done about it yet. It is much too early according to the surgeons. She is probably looking at another nine months before they will be able to see what they can do. That hurt her spirits to some degree because if she could, she would get this taken care of now....and when the doctor told her about the timeframe, she started crying....but, as has been her nature, she was fine the next day and her smile was back. Her friends and family continue to be very supportive, though her brothers have definitely gone back to being the irritators that they are so good at being. Ah, life is normal again! We go back to the surgeon for another checkup in about 5 months...we are actually looking to work with someone who is an expert in the field that our insurance will'll happen. My daughter just finished her freshman year at high school with awesome grades...just came back from "cowboy" camp, whatever that was, and will be headed out for "church camp" in a couple weeks...needless to say, she is living life as a normal teen! Blessed, indeed.

Her joy, her resilience, has helped remind me to take special notice of life and the things that just a couple weeks ago, while we were at the dinner table, my baby looked outside and said, "look a hummingbird...oh, wait, there's another one....there's FIVE of them!" We all went to the windows to look....they were on our roses, in our trees, on the was beautiful, watching them, listening to their adorable noises and the whir of their wings....all told, 15 hummingbirds were visiting us that night. And we all made darned sure to take in their beauty and the gift of their presence.....because on that summer night, a very special memory was made.....

May we all make sure to take advantage of those moments to stop what we are doing, to stop thinking about what stresses us out, to stop working, and just breath in the beauty and wonder of life. It is precious.

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    emoticon Gosh. What a moment.
    1798 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/22/2013 8:43:04 PM
    How blessed you are. Her healing will be perfected by His grace. It is well with you and yours.
    1833 days ago
    Good reminder to cherish those everyday gifts we get. I have a hummingbird feeder outside my living room window, they amaze me. So glad to hear your daughter is being a regular teen, that's really good news. Sorry she was upset by the doctors news, hopefully time will clear it up a bit and the doctors will help too. Glad to hear from you. Hang in there.
    1835 days ago
    Thank you for the update. It's wonderful to hear that your daughter is doing so well and that you've been able to appreciate the little things. Stay well b
    1835 days ago
  • LISAW/3
    I'm so glad to hear that your daughter is recovering well- both physically and emotionally!
    1836 days ago
  • KAYDE53
    so true! Glad to hear your DD is doing well; kids are so resilient! All those hummingbirds would be a sight to behold!
    1836 days ago
    so glad your daughter is doing so well, and that is awesome about the hummingbirds, almost everyday on my walk, I will see one and sometimes I will see 2 hummingbirds but never 5 or 10 let alone 15, and yes you did see a memory,
    1836 days ago
    Glad your daughter is doing well!
    1836 days ago
    Thanks for the update, I am glad you are all doing okay.
    1836 days ago
    So glad your daughter is doing well! Them yunguns sure heal faster than us old folks LOL

    Thanks for the update & the reminder to change my hummingbird feeder's water-here it is almost dark and I just got it changed-couldn't sleep tonight knowing they'd be drinking that green gook early in the morning lol

    Have yourself an awesome weekend!!!
    (Tell your daughter I said she's blessed to have a dad like you!!)

    1836 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/14/2013 9:37:31 PM
    Thank you for the update.
    1836 days ago
    Thanks for keeping us updated. She is such a strong young woman. Clearly a spacial gift to you and your family x
    1836 days ago
    Thank you so much for the update.
    Yes, we need to appreciate those special evenings with our families.
    Thank God for hummingbirds and all that we are blessed with.


    1836 days ago
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