Day 399 | OCTOBER 14, 2022
Good evening, Friends. Today is 10/14/ 22 in our new and grateful life.
Life is starting to fall into place as we navigate our new reality; each day is an opportunity to learn, grow and practice gratitude.
Charlie is doing good; she continues to inspire me daily with her determination and love for our family, medically speaking she is making progress with her PT team, and as you saw in the latest TV interview, she can take a few steps on her own, that stills beyond amazing to me, another massive update is her progress in coming off the opioids, she is working with a pain management clinic. Still, knowing Charlie, she is taking their recommendations to the next level, and she is very close to being off of opioids; I am just in awe of her will and ability to overcome pain!
I now know that addiction and medical dependency go hand to hand. A robust support system and a strong mindset is the key to avoiding addiction, but let’s be honest, it is not easy. My heart goes out to the many people suffering from addiction, it is not an easy road, but with love, support and faith, anything is possible; I now have a different perspective on opioid addiction.
I have been working on finding ways to personally give back since I am so grateful for all the prayers, support, and donations we have received this past year and continue to receive, now I feel that I can start to give back, and I have been blessed with a great opportunity, I will keep in suspense. Still, I can say that will involve me writing; I am so excited to use my words to help people in need of support; as you know, Advocacy is a big part of my new life; stay tuned; more to come on this new and exciting project.
Bluey, our cat, and I are becoming best friends; he now follows me, and every time I eat, he also wants to eat; he is an excellent addition to our family.
We continue to work with the media to share our story; more recently, we did our first live podcast, this is a new podcast from the Phoenix Society, and we were so honored to be on their episode number three.
We are now getting ready for the second annual cheers for Charlie Annual Fundraiser; this is a perfect example of the power of our community on this event. We have asked local businesses or anyone willing to donate gift certificates, services, or anything that their company could offer, and we are so impressed by the incredible generosity of our community; I would like to invite you to this event at Patch Brewery, and for the chance to finally meet Charlie Anne in person, the boys and I will also be there.
If you can’t attend in person, I have good news; you will also be to bid online on the many items at the silent auction.
You can also help by donating anything you would like; you can do so by emailing
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I appreciate you; I miss posting daily; I hope you can continue to pray for us; God is giving us the strength to keep moving.
The other night I was having trouble sleeping, so I started to write, and I came up with this reflection that I would like to share with you:
"Being vulnerable creates connection and intimacy in our relationships. It allows us to share our authentic selves with others and to feel connected on a deeper level. It also allows us to receive love, compassion, and understanding from others. When we're able to let down our guard and be vulnerable with someone we trust, we can experience true closeness—the kind of closeness that feels like coming home" AX.
In my case, I went a step further and showed vulnerability to thousands of people daily for over a year, and I can say with certainty that I felt the love, compassion, and understanding, and for that, I am grateful; thank you!
Have a good night, and may God bless you!