Day 277 | JUNE 14, 2022

Good evening, Friends, today is day 277 of our new and amazing life!


Today I was up and out of bed early, 5am.


It was a warm night and a little uncomfortable, but the main reason why I didn’t sleep much was because I was so worried about Charlie overheating.


Thank God, she did not overheat, but she was very uncomfortable.


So, by 6:20am I was at Lowes, I took your suggestions and purchased a portable ac unit for her room, I made my way back with the unite all excited to install it and provide Charlie with some relief, when I open the box and remove the unite and its parts, I quickly realized that I was missing few components to complete the installation, to say that I was upset, was an understatement.


I carried the heavy unit back to my car and drove back to Lowes, and returned the defective AC unit, so I went on and grabbed a different unit, and made sure to open it before checking out to ensure that all parts were there, so as I am driving back, after have wasted almost 2 hours,


I felt this incredible frustration and angry, but shortly after, I thought wait, why am I mad?


Don’t I realize how blessed I am to have the means to buy a portable AC?


How blessed I am to have a wife at home to be concerned about. At that very second, I felt all my anger and frustration melt away, I was able to think and become grateful, because I have so much to be grateful for!


This morning I learned a lesson on gratitude.


When I got home, I installed her AC and it did start to cool off and within 2 hours, her room was cool 🙂


Luckily for us, around 2 pm the AC technician came and fixed our problem, now we have a working AC and a backup unit for Charlie in case we experience a similar issue.


Charlie had PT in the morning and she did so well, she walked with the help of a walker 644 feet 🙂, she keeps getting better and better!


Today we both had plans. Charlie planned to take London to his movie theater experience. She and her good friend loaded up our van with the boys, London and his buddy, and they went to watch Bad Guys.


I had a professional event to attend, and was also gone for a few hours in the afternoon.


When we arrived home, it was almost time for the boys to go to bed. Today Charlie read books to both boys, it was so cute.


Well, you may be wondering why I am writing today, and the truth is, I missed writing my journal daily, and after my therapy session, my therapist told me that I must continue to write, it is part of my treatment, so here I am back to our daily entries.


I am sorry for any confusion I may have created, writing is therapeutic to me, and your prayers and positive thoughts are very helpful to our family.


May God bless you and have a good night!


André





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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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