Warrior Princess

Becky holding the “Warrior Princess” sign my sister-in-laws made while she was in ICU. (BTW, I got her permission to post this picture)

One week after almost being taken out by a semi, Becky is settled into the home recovery phase. Home health services dropped off an electric adjustable bed so she can be most comfortable when she is sleeping. Although, she has around 90 days in the halo, it has not stopped her recovery progress. Having already blown away all hospital recovery milestones, she has wasted no time with her home recovery. She’s out of bed by 10am and doesn’t go back until 9pm, been up & down the stairs, has no issues eating or using the facilities. I echo what I’ve heard so many say concerning her the past week, “She is the strongest woman I know!” She is my “Warrior Princess”.

Chris and I will be attempting to get back into the swing of things as well. He is planning to go to school Monday, 11/28, and I back to work Wednesday, 11/30. God has truly delivered us from the darkness of this accident and into His marvelous light of LIFE. I am so grateful to our family, friends and church network. We couldn’t be where we are had it not been for everyone’s prayers, encouragement and support.

Speechless

“Becky coming home today from the hospital 6 days after breaking her neck, shoulder, and collarbone. Standing in awe.” Post from our Pastor @jasonbollinger

Becky was basically sitting over the now exposed rear wheel. Not much else to add that isn’t already screaming loud and clear from this picture and my pastor’s post.

 

Here is a picture of Becky and my daughter Brittany before her neck surgery. She has no damage to her spinal cord at all and will have to wear a halo for at least 90 days. To find out more about the accident & her injuries, click here.

Thankful

Ok, so who didn’t see this post coming? LOL

Honestly, it may not come across as you expect, then again it might. Sorry, I’m still on pain medication and probably should not be given an opportunity to speak let alone write. Hush all you haters who know me all to well when I am NOT drugged up. 😉 Anyway, no one is here to regulate me, so here goes.

Today as I reflect not only on Thanksgiving and being “Thankful”, it just seems like such a trivial word or occasion to highlight not just what my family has navigated through this year and especially this week, but everything all of us have journeyed the past days, weeks, months and year. We tend to wrap all our energy into a single day, instance or event. Why is our gratitude limited to a myopic moment, a speck in time and space that is nothing more than a vapor in eternity? I guess why I struggle so much today is that word doesn’t even remotely express, encapsulate or identify what I am experiencing NOW. I have heard and even said words over the past few days that barely scratch the surface. Don’t get me wrong because I don’t want to come across ungrateful or belittle all that has transpired. Most of you know that I am just more passionate about things and it takes a lot for me to truly wrap myself around them.

I believe it is divinely orchestrated for my family to be where we are on this day. It’s only fitting and only the Great Life Author could have penned. So my challenge to me, all of us is this…God’s grace and mercy is NOT limited to a single moment or event, it is sovereign, dynamic and eternal. It is always at work, has never ceased and will never fail. I understand our human nature cannot contain all of God, so we compartmentalized Him in time, but in my opinion it degrade His true nature and will for His children, for us. So today, at least use today to begin our journey of true thanksgiving, instead of just citing rhetoric we only mean for the moment, let us stop, fall to our knees or faces, close our eyes, shut our mouths, open our hearts and minds, and truly reflect on the fullness of who He is in our lives and worship Him with the fullness of our thanksgiving to Him. Not for what He has done, but more eternal for who He is. When we do this daily, then we can truly walk in the fullness of “Thanksgiving”.

It wouldn’t be a true Thanksgiving or “Thankful” post, if I didn’t provide a Miller Family Update:
Chris & I were discharged from the hospital yesterday, 11/23/2011, and we are still working out our recovery. Becky kicked neck and shoulder surgery in the butt, and was moved out of ICU to an intermediate care ward. She even began physical therapy and is already well on her way to full recovery. David had a follow up appointment and is recovering nicely. Brittany got a “Black Weekend” gig and Stephen got a huge bump in hours for this weekend too. All our family, church & work family & friends have stepped up to stand with us in prayer, provide overnight support, food, encouragement and are standing at the ready when we need them. The world has put prayer to the test, God is faithful to reveal His hand, the devil is a liar and defeated, and the Miller is reaping His grace, mercy and favor. I guess only word can sum all this up… “THANKFUL