I'm Embarrassed to Post...It's Been SOOO Long.

Posted by Heather , 2.17.2009 1:01 AM

Life has been crazy since my last post. JT's previous job started really faltering around Thanksgiving, and JT got laid off the week before Christmas (excellent timing). Then it was Christmas, with the normal craziness of presents, parties, and creating the family video, etc. I didn't think life could get crazier.



Then, on January 7th, our world was really shaken when JT's brother fell from a balcony and broke his neck. He shattered his C5 & C6 vertebra which left him paralyzed from the chest down with limited use of his arms and hands. He has handled the injury with optimism, patience, and grace. It has been a blessing to share this journey with him, as difficult as it has been. He is amazing. I didn't have a very close relationship with him before, but I consider him one of my dearest friends and a true kindred spirit after spending a lot of time with him over the past month. His is the tall cute guy with braids in this pic taken last summer.

You can track his story at:


Needless to say, we've been busy. Thankfully, Nick was moved from NC to Utah to do rehab at the U of U. He's working hard and is doing really well.

We are getting ready to have him come and join our family after rehab. I hope he realizes what he is signing up for :). We aren't the quietest house on the block. We are excited to have him and his puppy, Alley Dog join us.

JT found a great job that he really likes at Lead Media Partners doing really cool geeky things. We feel super blessed that he was able to find something so quickly, working with super smart people, doing stuff he finds really interesting (data mining?). He'd have to explain exactly what it is. I am just thankful to have a happy husband and paychecks on the way. Unfortunately he doesn't work from home, which is a major adjustment for all of us.

So, here's a special little treat. Many of you have already seen these, but some of you may not have. Every year (at least the past 2 years) I have made a family video to give as Christmas presents. I don't scrapbook, or journal nearly as much as I should, so this is my big effort to record a little bit or our lives.

Here are my two favorite segments from this year:

Brother's Highlights


and

Sissy's Highlights


I hope you enjoy.


Also, a HUGE thanks to everyone for all their support and prayers over the past month. We have felt very loved and supported. I am convinced we have the awesomest family and friends in the world. We literally couldn't do it without you.

Loves,
Heather

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