Monday, January 15, 2018

Life, Is a Miracle, and Embracing All it Has to Give Us - 2018

December 22, 2017 - Four Days after the Accident, ICU

December 23, 2017

December 27, 2017.  Neuro Floor

December 27, 2017

December 28, 2017

December 30, 2017 - TBI Rehab Floor

January 3, 2018.  The View from my spot at the Hospital Chapel

January 6 2018.  Jake teaches us to play rummy

January 6, 2018.  Sami and one of her besties

January 6, 2018.  Sami and Annalia. 

January 13, 2018.  Me.  Back Home.  One day after Sami was discharged

January 14, 2018.  Sami and her boss, Garla.  Haines Sell Rite

How lucky we are to be at this point in our lives.
So many thoughts.  So many emotions.
Both of my kids were in a horrific train vs. car accident, on Dec. 18, 2017.
Jake 'walked away' from it.
Sami took the impact, and was thrown 30 feet from the vehicle.
We spent close to a month in the hospital, 2 1/2 hours from home.
I lived in a hotel and in her various rooms.
She is back home, still healing, and still has a long way to go, but she is back home!
Thanks be to God!
Yet, I am struggling with this stage of our relationship.  She sees me as the one who is treating her like a 12-year old.  Her words. She gets aggitated with me and frustrated.
I am holding my breath. I feel like I am walking on egg shells, and then remember to take a breath, breathe deep, in and out. And, I cry later.  When I am alone.
I yearn for the girl that was my confidant.  That loved to hang out with me, and that was comfortable and relaxed around me.  Now I seem to set her on edge. 
I have to take a step back and remind myself of what she went through and that she has a traumatic brain injury.  That is just a stage in her recovery.
This girl is alive.  No broken bones.  She surpassed all the doctors expectations.
She is a miracle.
They thought she would be in the inpatient rehab facility for 4-8 weeks.  She was in for 2!
Thank you God.
Thank you, for hearing our prayers.
Thank you for this miracle.
Thank you for second chances and the plan you have for her, and for us.