Day 276 | JUNE 13, 2022

Good evening, Friends, today is day 276 of our new and amazing life!


I have missed my daily journal entries; I have been looking forward to today!


Well, we had a very good weekend. Saturday was a good day; I woke up early and made breakfast for the whole family. We had a happy morning; it is so amazing to have Charlie home to be part of these sweet moments.


In the morning, I spent a few hours with the boys, we cleaned our backyard area, removed weeds, we also attended to our tomato plants. I showed London how to prune the tomato plant, and he really enjoyed it!


Charlie had her wound care today and we had good friends visiting us, it was great to see them? Our boys played together? It was a very fun afternoon!


Charlie was tired, the wound care days were very demanding, and she went to bed a little earlier than usual.


I spent some time working on my book that night. I am so happy to hear all your amazing reviews and feedback, I feel that I have accomplished my goal in terms of how I wanted to make my words feel. Thank you for your support.


Sunday was a special day, we let London sleep in, he needed it.


We had breakfast and he joined us a little later than usual.


We had fun with the boys, we played games and watched a movie as a family.


London had fun with our neighbors, they had a sprinkler out and the boys had so much fun!!


We also received communion at our house, it was the first time in a while for Charlie and we were so grateful for this incredible opportunity! Thank You Holy Comforter Church for making this happen for us, it was a powerful experience as the gospel reading was, it really spoke to Charlie and I, here is the passage from Roman’s:


Peace and Hope


5 Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we[a] have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we[b] boast in the hope of the glory of God. 3 Not only so, but we[c] also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; 4 perseverance, character; and character, hope. 5 And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.


There is so much truth into those words, suffering does absolutely produce perseverance but also compassion, perseverance does give us Character and strength, and strength gives us hope and gratitude.


You see, each phase teaches us a lesson and gives us a reward, and there is a price to be paid in order to become strong, grateful and compassionate.


As we enter this new phase of Charlie’s recovery journey of being home, we once again face the suffering of adjusting and of the unknown.


Today was a busy day, we started the day with no power, luckily, we have a battery for Charlie’s medical bed, and fans.


I had a incredible busy day at work, and around mid-day we noticed that our house was a tad warm, and sadly our AC stopped working, I called around and tomorrow afternoon is the earliest a technician can come, we are grateful to have the power back, and we have 3 fans for Charlie, so she is not overheating, that is the only and main concern of ours.


We appreciate the offers, but Charlie can’t stay anywhere also, she needs her hospital bed and supplies, so we must stay at home.


Tomorrow will be a better day and God willing our AC will be back in order.


In our past life, when the ac went out, we moved into a hotel until the ac was fixed, on this new life, we don’t have this luxury, but guess what, we don’t even contemplate the idea, we know we have to stay at home, so we just find ways to cool off, and tomorrow we will be so grateful for the AC, it is good to be reminded of how blessed we were and how blessed we continue to be.


Tonight, as we try to fall asleep, I will think of the many things I took for granted in the past, and I will ask God for the strength to be graceful in the face of adversity, because I know it will make me stronger and I am willing to pay the price.


May God bless You, have a good night.


André



Charlie and Julien .jpeg

Cheering on Charlie. 

On Friday, September 10th, Charlie Anne Xavier was in a horrific and life-changing accident. Though she’s surprising her doctors and nurses daily with her incredible strength and resilience, this road to recovery will be an incredibly long one. 

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