Day 55 | NOVEMBER 04, 2021

Good evening Friends, Today is day 55 of our new and amazing life!


Today was a good day!


As usual Charlie did her air drying time in the morning and she continues to amaze her nurses and doctors by withstanding the whole 4 hours without complaining! So proud of you Charlie !!


She was in a good mood today, we chatted for a little bit, we talked about the boys, she reminded me to buy a winter hat for baby Julien and gloves ,it always amazes me how present Charlie’s motherly mind is, she is always on top of things even when she is in so much pain, Charlie never stops to surprise me with her ability to overcome her pain! And yes, she is in a lot of pain, her RA and her burns combined are just beyond painful, yet Charlie stays strong and does not complain! I am being honest, I don’t know how she does it, I know that I couldn’t do it with that much pain.


I started to think about how much pain Charlie has endured from this horrific accident, but also from her RA , all her life before the accident!


Besides all the pain, Charlie never allowed it to stop her!


She was/ is always happy and positive, I also believe that her incredible compassion came from her experiencing pain and really being able to relate with others suffering, I also see how her pain has made her adaptable, Charlie always found a way to make it work even when she was In pain ,and off course her character!


Charlie is one amazing human being , she is strong, honest, reliable, compassionate, adaptable and resilient! ( the list is much longer )


While those are admirable qualities, it came at a high price, Charlie was willing to pay the price of pain in order to become this incredible person that she is, now I wonder, what qualities will Charlie acquire during this beyond painful period of her recovery!


I hope that Charlie is able to repeat the same amazing transformation she performed as a child with RA and become an admirable and incredible adult!


The lesson that I take from her pain is, it takes endurance, discipline and a positive attitude to gain any positive qualities, we must be willing to pay the price, and in Charlie’s case the price is so high!


Because her price is so high, I am trusting God that his reward to her will be even bigger, and for that I am grateful to God and his infinite mercy!


I am so grateful to be able to witness Charlie’s miracle journey and learn from it in real time, it is a privilege.


I also hope that I am able to express to you with my simple words, how I really feel inside of my head and heart.


I really believe that each one of us can learn from this tragedy, the importance of having a relationship with God, before this happened it was so important to me to be a family of faith, you can’t withstand a storm with a weak house or foundation, before the storm/ tragedy affects your life, build your house strong with God, love , kindness and gratitude, and if one day, like us , tragedy touch’s you or your family, you will have the strong foundation to see the light out of the darkness!


Do not wait to start building, now is the time!


Now is the time to be kind, now is the time to take action and help someone in need, now is the time to return to Church/ God or higher power or to start your relationship with God.


No one can guarantee the day of tomorrow, each day is a blessing and I am grateful for it.


Today something incredible happened, as I was saying my goodbye to Charlie as I do everyday, I always touch her fingers in her left hand ( they are not burned) , and today for the first time!! Charlie touched my fingers back, in a soft and loving way, I can’t explain in words how amazing that gentle touch made me feel. I immediately had tears in my eyes and at the same time she looked at me and said, I love you !


This 10 seconds was beyond amazing, the simple reciprocation of a touch that I have been doing for 53 days, made me cry and feel the most incredible, loving feeling that I haven’t felt since the accident. Thank you Charlie!


To help you understand my reaction, I am a physical touch kind of person and Charlie knows that, so it was very meaningful to us.


Romans 8:18

For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.


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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