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Monday, April 21, 2014

#Prayformayberry


I didn't have the greatest weekend, not going to lie. Friday night there were some new updates on the news regarding my little brothers accident. It's all stuff we've heard all along, but to hear it all being confirmed as facts now and to read statements in black and white, it was like a whole new blow. 

Here is the news story, regarding arrests being made and warrants issued-

Of course I want justice to be served. These people should not be able to go on and live their lives like nothing happened after they made such stupid mistakes and choices. Like they did nothing wrong. That being said though, it doesn't make Christian better. 

The accident happened on Sept 1st, so for 7+ months my family has lived in a nightmare. Multiple times we almost lost him. We try our best to stay as positive as we can. We thank God everyday for keeping him with us and for healing him. He has made so many improvements, we are so thankful for that. We are also human though, so of course we have bad days. 

I struggled this weekend. We went to see him Saturday and spent the day there with my family. After that, I just let myself slip into a funk. My mom spends every single day getting ready and heading to the nursing home to take care of his every need. My dad sleeps there every single night. Saturday, Christian should have been attending his first prom. Instead he sits in a nursing home where he can't walk, eat or drink. The people who didn't do what they were supposed to do when he got hurt, they get to go on and live their lives. 

Easter came and I didn't want to do anything. I wanted to go to church then go to my grandmas and celebrate with my family, eating too much food and sweets in our Sunday best. But we can't do that right now, and because of that I just wanted to sit home all day.

I let myself get in these funks, but I thank God I am quickly able to snap out of it. God kept Christian with us for a reason. He isn't finished on this earth. The amount of people my little brother has touched is amazing. He is the absolute strongest and sweetest person I know. There are so many AMAZING people in this world, and our family wouldn't get by without the words of encouragement the 6,800+ followers  on Facebook offer us daily. It truly blows us away!

Saturday night, this precious girl got ready for her senior prom then last minute skipped it to come see Christian. She felt that was where she wanted to be instead. Erin, you are one special special girl. One of those people that blow us away.

This coming Saturday there is a 5k run taking place in my parents town, Miracle for Mayberry. How amazing is this!? I won't be there, but only because before it was planned I already had a team put together for the Color Run in Tulsa that same day. Our team name is Colors for Mayberry! Can't wait to share all of this with Christian and show him pictures.

Our family is on this journey for a reason. As we pass all of these holidays and occasions I keep telling myself, next Christmas will be different, we'll all be together like old times. Next years prom will be something absolutely amazing for Christian. He'll have so many dates! Next year, we will have a massive celebration for Easter. Christian's 18th birthday will be a party that will go down in the books. 

So as we continue on this journey, I'm asking for a few specific prayer requests. 

1- Continued healing for Christian. He's made huge improvements but he really needs an intense brain injury specific rehab facility. His rehab is crucial and doors just continue to slam in our face. 

2- Strength for our family, especially my parents.

3- For the other people involved.

Thank you for all your continued thoughts and prayers <3

29 comments:

  1. I'm so sorry for what you and your family are going through. While it must be somewhat of a relief (that's not the right word, but I can't come up with one now...), it's not the recovery you are wishing for. My prayers are with you!

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  2. I can't imagine how difficult this is for you and your family. Know that your brother loves you and all the ways you've cared for him over the last 7 months as you adjust to the obstacles he has yet to overcome to recover.

    Your parents sound amazing - and so was sweet girl Erin <3

    Thinking of you. Let me know if you need to chat today.

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  3. This is absolutely amazing. What happened to your brother is devastating. Yet he is touching the lives of so many people and he is bringing out the BEAUTIFUL in so many people. That is amazing how Erin skipped her prom, how selfless of her. I will keep your brother and family in my prayers and especially you too Mia. I know this is not easy but you have a beautiful outlook. Godspeed for everyone's wellbeing.

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  4. Your positivity and faith in the face of what you've been through continually blow me away, my beautiful friend! As always, praying for Christian and your family!

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  5. OMG girl. I am so unbelievably sorry for what your family has been going through. I can't even imagine dealing with that. What happened to your brother is heartbreaking. I really hope you guys find peace and justice is rightfully served. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

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  6. Reading that article.....I can't even the feeling that came over me. I will definitely be praying for you and your family because the strength you have to handle.....That picture of Erin she is such a beautiful person inside and out you can tell from the light she radiates :-)

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  7. Check and check! Thinking of you always friend and sending prayers your way!!

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  8. I can't imagine what you and your family are going through. Prayers for you all!

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  9. Beautifully said Mia . We will make it through this and come out stronger than before by the grace of GOD. Love you and you are a srong and beautiful woman just like your Mom.

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  10. Awwww, Mia. This just made me tear up. Stay positive girl! You guys are in my prayers! xo

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  11. Praying for you and your family! Stay positive!

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  12. I can't even fathom what you, Christian and your family are going through. Your honesty with your feelings and how you have good/bad days when dealing with it is inspiring to us and others that follow your brother's story. Not going to lie, I got pretty teary-eyed when I saw the picture of your brother and the girl who skipped her prom to be with him - wow! There is hope in the world for good people. Bottom line, my thoughts and prayers are always with you and your family.

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  13. I can't imagine what you all are going through... the ups & downs... always continuing the prayers.

    Erin... wow... that is just so sweet & thoughtful. Good people still in the world

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  14. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family. I can't imagine how difficult it must be to go through this, but I hope you continue to hang in there! That's such a sweet thing Erin did for your brother.

    xox

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  15. It's totally understandable to get into those funks, you're such a strong person for being able to get out of them! That is so sweet of Erin too, there are so many good people out there, including you and your family! Sending hugs and prayers!

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  16. Your parents and family are all stronger than you can imagine as is Christian!! You have every right to feel how you're feeling and want justice and I pray that your family sees the justice that is deserved here!! That is a very special girl to miss her prom to be with your brother - there is so much good in this world! Sending you well wishes and good vibes!!

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  17. I will be saying lots of prayers for Christian, you and your family. I am so sorry for this hard time. You have such an encouraging and positive spirit, which I know helps your bother a ton!

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  18. That article gave me chills. It's obvious your brother is a fighter and has some awesome people at his side. How you've been feeling is totally understandable. Thinking about you and your family!!

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  19. Wow. Mia. I am blown away. You are so strong and admire you so much. I am so sorry that your family is having to go through this. I will be praying for you, Christian, your family and the others involved!

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  20. Sometime you just need to grieve, even if it's 7 months after the fact. As more things come to fruition, you'll be reminded of that day. I'm happy you were able to get back to yourself, and am so happy to hear your brother is recovering slowly but surely! PS this one commenter on that new news article is making me so irritated!!

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  21. I can't even imagine how difficult it must be to go through something like this. I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers. It sounds like you have some amazing support from loved ones and strangers alike! Don't forget to lean on people, especially your blogging support when you need it :) We are always here for you!

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  22. Lifting you up with so many prayers <3

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  23. Continuing to pray for your family. You are so strong. Funks are totally normal and absolutely okay. Prayers.

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  24. I keep up with the FB page... My thoughts and prayers continue each and every day. Loving you all from Wisconsin (but grew up in Ponca City).

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  25. Simple words cannot express how much my heart goes out to you and aches for the struggle and pain your family has suffered. Just know that I am praying healing, strength, open doors, and peace for all of you. We serve a mighty God who loves His children, and though so many times I have not understood the "why", I have seen His faithfulness through many difficult situations. I will stand with you in believing that you, your brother, and your whole family will see His faithfulness, too!

    xo Always, Abby

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  26. The funks you are going through are totally understandable and don't ever let yourself feel bad about them! You guys have been through so much and are so strong. How sweet is that girl?! I love that she came to visit Christian and skipped prom! Constantly praying and thinking about you guys. Xoxo

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  27. Girl, your strength amazes me! I can't even imagine the funks I would go through (and pray I never have to). Praying for Christian, you and your family!

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  28. i am so proud of the progress he has made and the more he will continue to do! i am so glad that justice is started to become being served. and that is amazing about that girl skipping her prom. wow!!

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  29. Wow! How awful! Prayers and thoughts to you and your family.

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