Day 364 | SEPTEMBER 09, 2022

Good evening, Friends. Today is day 364 of our new and fantastic life!


I finally had a restful night of sleep, and I woke up at my regular time of 6:30a, got the boys ready for school, and made breakfast.


Charlie took London to School, and the day started like every other day in this new life.



Mornings like this make me appreciate the gift we have received from God!


It is also a reminder that one year ago, the morning before the accident day, it was just as usual, and without warning, life as we knew it was taken.


That thought can make me feel grateful, but it also can make me wonder what if; I have made a conscious effort not to think what if because it is a scary thought at this moment.


Today Charlie had a good day; she met her friends at a coffee shop and enjoyed catching up with her “tribe,” as she says.


I had a hectic day at work, but many hours were spent on the phone, securing Charlie’s RA medicine from a specialty pharmacy. I was highly frustrated with the process, but I have learned during this journey that honey attracts more bees than vinegar, so as frustrated as I was, I didn’t lose my patience, and I was very grateful for the agent's help. After hours with no resolution, she did call me back at 6 pm and fixed the prescription issue, and her medication will be shipped. The agent said, Mr. Xavier, how you handled this very frustrating situation made me want to help you, so I made some calls and was able to fix the issue; sometimes, the best approach is kindness.


I just shared this story with you to illustrate the daily tasks of an Advocate/ Caregiver; it is a full-time job by itself!


We end up our day hanging out outside with our neighbors.


Tomorrow will be a big day for us; we will be attending the Orange County Street Festival, Charlie will meet her rescuers for the first time, and she will be on stage at 11:45 am, recognizing them for their heroic actions. I invite you to join us at the festival, a great family event in Downtown Orange, VA.


I also kindly ask for your prayers; God knows how difficult tomorrow will be for us. I will ask God for strength and gratitude and to keep away all negative thoughts and emotions; we have chosen to have a day of appreciation tomorrow, so we can keep the “what if” away.


Thank you for your continued support of the book; I am so grateful for the few reviews we have got; I will ask you one more time to post a review after you read the book, I know there is someone out there that is needed to hear a story of Hope, a story of Love and Faith, and this is what I hope my book coveys.


I hope to see many of your familiar faces tomorrow.


Have a good night, and may God bless You!


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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