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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Have an Extra Christmas Card?



Most of you are aware of my little brother, Christian's, accident that happened on 9/1/13 and that he and my parents have temporarily relocated from Oklahoma to Florida while he is receiving rehab. If you aren't familiar, you can read a little hereWith the holidays approaching, we're full of mixed emotions. We are most importantly thrilled, excited & thankful he's making progress and receiving amazing rehab. Some days can can be hard as well, knowing that we won't be together for the holidays, normal traditions won't be taking place and that Christian isn't well & enjoying the holidays as a normal 17 year old boy should be. This time last year he was barely even awake after being in a coma, so for him to be where he is now is AWESOME. I can't wait to see where he'll be this time next year! 

There are 2 things that have kept my parents going throughout these past 15 months. Their faith & all of the overwhelming support. The support that comes in all day every day via the Facebook page from all over the world, there truly aren't words for it. It means everything to them and keeps them going daily.

I wanted to see if any of you would like to send my family a Christmas card this year? We've put the word out on FB and the local radio station has as well. We want to flood their mailbox with happy Christmas mail & words of encouragement. I know it would mean the world to my parents and it would put the biggest smile on Christian's face! So, this season as you're addressing your Christmas cards, if you'd like to toss one in for them :) Please feel free to share this post or anything as well, I sure appreciate it and you all for your constant love & support.

FINR
The Mayberry Family
PO Box 1348
Wauchula, FL 33873

Mom posted this on the Facebook Sunday night and it broke my heart, let's lift him up & encourage him!



PS- Christian took his first 2 steps last week!!! PRAISE GOD! He's doing so good and making huge improvements, but some days are just hard. Follow along on the Facebook page here, videos are posted almost daily. 

40 comments:

  1. This is such an awesome idea and I cannot wait to send mine out! God is truly working some amazing things here :)

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  2. I'm mailing my cards over the weekend and your family will be at the top of my list! Sending you all lots of love and good thoughts.

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  3. aww this is SUCH a sweet idea! adding you to my list ;) xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  4. I'd be so happy to send a Christmas card! And what an accomplishment, taking those steps! That's awesome!

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  5. You know your family will be getting a Christmas card from us. :) Hopefully Finley and his crazy ears will bring a smile to their face! I'm so glad to hear that even in between some of the more difficult days that Christian is making progress at his rehab center - thinking of him always!

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  6. i had a dream last night christian was walking. he was limping and still wasn't seeing, but he could walk unassisted! i habe full faith he will be healed. can't wait to see how far he's come in a year!

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  7. What an amazing thing, I'm sure receiving all those cards will be so uplifting!

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  8. Such an amazing idea! Those two steps still bring my heart so much joy! Constantly in my prayers, sweet friend!

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  9. I love this idea! Of course I will send them a Christmas card, and definitely will be praying for you and your family!!

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  10. Oh sweet friend, I'm so sorry your brother is struggling. That's never fun to hear! Praise to God for amazing parents and I will continue to pray for healing! I'll be sending a card his way!

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  11. It's amazing how far he's come!! Just so amazing and proves how god works miracles!!!

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  12. eeekkkk addressing the envelope right this second!!!!! xo

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  13. I imagine the holidays are hard for them and you. This is a great idea. You are the sweetest to help spread the word and love on them.

    Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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  14. Yep Yep yep... getting a card in the mail ASAP :) Love this. Hope his room is SWAMPED with cards!
    2 steps!!!! I want to WHOOT WHOOT for him!

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  15. I am not doing Christmas cards this year (sending all the wedding stuff instead) but will be writing one today for your family. That is great news to hear about his steps. That post just about broke my heart but all the love and support he has hopefully will brighten his spirits over the holidays! xoxoxoxo

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  16. Christian is looking good and that is so exciting he took his first two steps!! Way to go!! I'll be sending a Xmas card for sure!!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeatsoles.blogspot.com

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  17. LOVE this idea! We didn't do a traditional Christmas card this year but I'll still get one sent over :) So, so, so happy to hear about his progress - God is good!

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  18. Absolutely sending a card their way! I follow daily and can't imagine how difficult it can be to help him through the tough days, but how encouraging the great ones are. I will be thinking of your family throughout the holidays and ever day! Walk Christian Walk!

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  19. Thinking of Christian and your whole family during this season. So glad to read Christian is making progress at his rehab center. Wonderful news. Tearing up at what your mom posted to fb. <3

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  20. Two steps is incredible! I'm so happy to hear the progress despite how emotionally drained I know he is. I will absolutely be sending your sweet boy a card :)

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  21. So many prayers for your brother! And definitely putting a card to him in the mail this afternoon!
    xoxo!

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  22. YES!!! Two steps!!! I can't wait to get a christmas card in the mail, I hope they like Taylor Swift cards ;)

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  23. It truly is amazing how far he has come. I can't imagine the struggle that he is going through and I will absolutely send a Christmas card!!! I love spreading a little cheer in any way that I can!

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  24. I can't think of anything I would rather do than write your family a card tonight! You all have been such an inspiration to me, if I can give you any amount of joy this season it would be my pleasure!

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  25. oh my goodness, that is amazing about his taking steps - seriously! Your family is so strong, and I would love to send a christmas card to your wonderful family :)

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  26. That Facebook status is heart wrenching! But so proud that he took steps! Adding them to my card list :)

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  27. that is so awesome about him taking his first steps!!! i can only imagine the strength your family has. xo xo

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  28. It made me so sad to read about him crying so much, but loved the video of him standing up! so precious - sending them a card tomorrowwwwww!!!!

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  29. I'm not sending cards this year but I am definitely going to send him a note. I picked one out after I saw your note on Facebook.

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  30. That is so awesome that he took steps Mia! I'm doing my Christmas cards right now and I'm making out the address as I type this. :)

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  31. Oh Mia! I am so sorry to hear how upset Christian got but I'm glad he's doing better! I don't normally do Christmas cards... I don't know why... but I'm definitely going to send him one this year!!

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

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  32. I saw that on FB and it broke my heart but it also gave me hope that he's come so far and really understands now! That is sooo much progress! Praise God!

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  33. What an amazing idea--I will be praying for you family for sure, my friend. And they will be getting a card from us! xo

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  34. Love this idea. They will absolutely get a card from me. Praying for your family always. xoxoxo

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  35. Prayers to your brother!! Reading that status above had me in tears, I can't imagine what he's going through :( I hope every xmas card he gets puts a smile on this face!

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  36. Gooooo Christian!! A card has been sent! <3

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