Day 478, January 1st, 2023.
Good evening friends; today is January 1st, 2023! in our new and grateful life.
I hope you and your family had a blessed and happy Christmas and a happy new year because that is precisely what we had.
Charlie loves Christmas, as you know, and this was an extraordinary one for us because Charlie was at the hospital last year. We had no way or idea when she would be home or what her mobility would look like, well fast forward to just a few days ago, Charlie was here with us, and she was beyond active, wrapping gifts, and together we cooked a delicious meal.
On Christmas Eve, after we returned from Mass, Charlie surprised me when she said, I want to try to go upstairs!! I was shocked!!
That is right, she, very carefully and with help, was able to claim upstairs, and she surprised both boys during their bath time it was the sweetest moment; she proceeded to London’s room, where she got on his bed and read a book to the boys, and for the first time since the accident, she tucked them into bed, a true Christmas miracle, and I am still amazed that has happened.
Our new year's eve was very quiet, on purpose; we just stayed home and watched the ball drop on TV, and we reflected on the year that had just ended, and we have so much to be grateful for; the list is enormous, and I am sure you know almost all of you know how far Charlie and our family have come, and please know you are a huge part of her recovery as well.
As we start 2023, we remain grateful; we know we will continue to face challenges, and we are also known to focus on small accomplishments each day; we pray that God continues to bless us.
I will continue to do my best to update you here and on our blog; we have a few exciting projects in the works; please continue to pray for us.
Thank you, Happy New Year, and May God Bless You.