Wow…it’s been six months today since Danny’s accident. It feels like the longest six months of my life, yet at the same time, it’s flown by too. I know that doesn’t really make a whole lot of sense, but it feels like my life stopped six months ago and I’ve been in some weird kind of holding pattern. Maybe that is what God meant when he said that the two shall become one. Perhaps the pain our spouse experiences is also our pain; at least, that is what I feel for Danny. I hurt for him because I know this is not his happiest picture for his life, but again, I can only hope and trust that God knows what He is doing. Isn’t that what love means? According to I Corinthians 13:7 “It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” Because I love Danny, this is what I will do, always.
I do not have much new news about Danny’s progress, but that is good too. Sometimes, no new news is good news, right? At least we’re not rushing him to the hospital or dealing with another case of pneumonia, having to have another surgery or addressing another infection.
Danny and I had a good Valentine’s Day together; as good as it could be under the circumstances. We actually had two whole hours of uninterrupted time together and he did get me a gift and card. He read the card aloud to me and he even signed his own name, something he has to learn to do again. Everyone knows I love James Avery jewelry, so he picked out a beautiful necklace and pendant for me. We laughed and cried together and tried to watch a movie, but as you can imagine, he loses focus easily.
He was able to eat some more yesterday and seemed to really enjoy the chocolate pudding. Of course, who doesn’t like chocolate? If you know Danny at all, you know his favorite thing ever is chocolate milk. I guess since he can’t have liquids yet, chocolate pudding is a good substitute. It’s got to be better than Gerber’s Mixed Vegetables!
Many of you have contacted me about how you can help us during this time. First and foremost, pray for us. We know that there are people all over the world lifting Danny and our families in prayer and that gives us strength to carry on each day. Secondly, some of you have expressed an interest in giving financially. I don’t particularly like using this forum to address funding, but it will save me from responding to individual emails. So, there are coming some different ways people can give, if you feel led to do so.
There are plans in the works to organize another motorcycle ride, a golf tournament and a poker tournament. I have also been approached about a fund being started to allow people to anonymously give. I will provide more information about these events and avenues to give as I receive it. Please do not give unless you feel led. While I appreciate any gift, the purpose of this site is to spread the word of our walk through this journey. I do not want anyone to confuse me placing this information on the site with what is in my heart.
Again, I want to thank everyone who has contributed in any way to support us during this time. I am truly humbled by the outpouring of people’s hearts. May the Lord bless each and every one of you.
All my heart, Allison