Make Me Up Mia: A Lifestyle & Beauty Blog: #Prayformayberry Update || He's Coming Home!

Thursday, July 23, 2015

#Prayformayberry Update || He's Coming Home!


It's been a little while since I've shared anything or updates on my brother. Sept 1st will be 2 years since his accident, I can't believe we're approaching the 2 year mark. The craziest part, he's made the most progress these last couple of months. With a TBI injury, you have absolutely no way of knowing the outcome. When progress will stop, if they'll make progress at all, etc. In the beginning months the doctors didn't know if he'd live, and thought that if he did he'd have no quality of life. Months and months of uncertainty, waiting for him to wake up. 

We kept our faith and we always knew that he'd be ok. This boy was going to walk again. Well guess what, he's walking alright. My sweet little brother, the 6 foot 7 walking, talking, Jesus praising miracle <3 

My family is scheduled to come home to Oklahoma in 2 weeks. They'll be leaving Florida, where Christian has been receiving rehab at FINR over the last year, and returning home. The trial is scheduled to start Monday Aug 10th, they will be present for that. Christian is at a point where he can be home now, he'll still have outpatient rehab and still has a ways to go, but he can come home! I thought I'd take a moment to give you a little update on what he's been up to lately.


 -He turned 18 in February.
-He's walking, on his own!
-He's gone from not being able to see in front of his face to watching tv with mom.
-He got to watch fireworks in Wauchula.
-He would live on hamburgers & cheesecake if mom would let him, all the boy talks about.
-His class graduated this May. It was bittersweet of course and even though he wasn't able to be there or walk across the stage, they sent him a cap & gown. A graduation party was planned for him at FINR and all kinds of people came to celebrate him. He had a wonderful time, hamming it up & soaking up all of the attention.



As my family prepares to come home, I'd love it if you could keep them in your prayers. Moving back, attending the trial, starting a new normal, financial stresses, etc. Prayers for strength, for Christian & my mom. Also, there are still updates and all kinds of videos (several of him walking) posted regularly to the Facebook page. Thank you all so much for following along and for your constant prayers, sweet words & support. 

58 comments:

  1. This is absolutely the BEST news! I am so in awe of God's will. Continued prayers as they make this transition for sure. PS--your brother is so stinking handsome!

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  2. This is amazing news!!!! Your brother is so brave and so strong. This is a true miracle story and I am so glad that he is finally getting to come home. I know that it makes all those months of uncertainty and faith that it would be ok so clear now. Sending your family lots of prayers and hugs.

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  3. what great news chica. i have to go back and read about what happened but hearing all this is just amazing! sending lots of love :)

    cheshirekatblog.com

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  4. YAYYYYY! So so SO excited and happy for you girl! Your family and especially Christian have come SUCH a long way in the past two years. Keep up the progress Christian!!!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  5. This is soooo exciting!!! God is good!

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  6. YAY! I'm so happy for you and your family. This is wonderful news. I will continue to pray for you and your family too. :-)

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  7. What a miracle!! I can't believe it's been 2 years since the accident, but that brother of yours has so much fight in him! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  8. stop it. I feel like every time I try to leave a comment - blogger eats it?

    LONG STORY SHORT YAY!

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  9. This is incredible news! So happy for him and your whole family.

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  10. Gosh you made me tear up again! So so so praising the Lord for what He has done in Christian! Praise Him for the healing and lifting of his spirits. So amazing! So sweet that he had the cap and gown. Love! Praying for the trial and their trip home!

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  11. Oh Mia, this is the BEST news! I'm so happy for you, your family and Christian!!! Lots of continued prayers!

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  12. I am so happy for you guys! I follow along on Facebook and I love all the positive news! He is doing such a great job!

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  13. This is SUCH fantastic news for you, Christian, and your family! This post put a huge smile on my face.

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  14. I read the facebook page and was overjoyed!!!

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  15. CONGRATULATIONS! this is such wonderful happy news! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  16. Sending prayers for his trip home and for continued improvement!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle
    acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

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  17. That is so exciting, praise God!! Continued prayers for readjusting to life at home and continued improvement!

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  18. WOW I got goosebumps! So incredibly happy for your entire family!!! Wish I was closer so I could help you or your family in some way. Have you ever heard of Meal Train? A super easy way for people to sign up to bring meals, which might help your mom a ton during this big transition :)

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  19. This is amazing! God is so good - I am so overjoyed for you, your brother and your entire family! Prayers for all of you during this transition period!

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  20. I've loved keeping up with his progress on Facebook and I'm so glad he is coming home. I know you will be so happy to have your family near by. I've been praying for him every day since I read his story on your blog and I know all the prayers have been working. Your family has kept the faith and y'all are a wonderful testament to the power of faith, trust, and prayer. God is good!

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  21. I'm seriously tearing up over here, I am just so happy for your family! God is so good! I love the photos from his party, what a beautiful way to celebrate. You are all SO strong and continue to inspire me. You'll all be in my prayers for sure!

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  22. Oh my gosh... that is so exciting! I'm so glad for the update. I am in awe of the progress... but am reminded that NOTHING is impossible with God! So excited to see how he continues on this path of recovery!!!

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  23. I'm in tears right now because I am SO happy for Christian, you and your family - he's coming home! What wonderful news - I am so happy to hear that he is doing well and making progress everyday. Christian looked so happy in his cap and gown - what a wonderful thought that the high school sent that to him! You're always in my thoughts and prayers, my friend - here's to the next chapter! :)

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  24. Seriously so happy to hear this news. This is the best. Continued prayers for you brother and your family. God is good!

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  25. Such a great update filled with happy news! I'm excited that they are coming home!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  26. Wow! This is amazing, Mia! I can only imagine how happy you and your family must be!! All the best to all of you!!

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  27. What great news!!!! I'm SO happy for you all xoxoxo

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  28. God is amazing! I am happy for you and your family. My prayers for your brother and your family. God bless you and your beautiful family.

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  29. Mia I am so, so happy to hear your brother is doing so well and is coming home!!! I can't even begin to imagine the feeling. You and your family are in my thoughts- wishing a speedy and easy transition for everyone.

    xoxo,
    Meghan
    Southern Belle Secrets

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  30. i cannot believe it's been almost 2 years!! when i saw him walking the other day on FB, i just cried and cried, thinking about how far he's come. truly a miracle.

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  31. That's wonderful news! I'm so happy to hear that he is coming home. I'll be keeping him and your family in my prayers during this time of change and transition.

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  32. oh such wonderful news Mia!! so good to hear he is doing so well. thoughts are with you and your family xxox

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  33. Always sending prayers to you and your amazing family and such happy news <3

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  34. His progress sounds amazing! I'm so happy for you and your family. God is definitely good <3

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  35. I am so so so so excited for your brother! I love the graduation party he had! Prayers and positive thoughts with your family but yessss for him coming home! xoxo

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  36. Oh, happy day! What an amazing story, I am so happy that your brother is coming home! Xo, Stephanie

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  37. Oh so happy for your family!! So many answered prayers!! Thinking of you and your family in the upcoming weeks! xo

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  38. Praise GOD girl!!!! AMAZING!!!!!!

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  39. What amazing progress and so, so, so amazing that he is coming home (home now?)-- he has made such huge strides and you are right-- his story is truly a miracle and shines light on so much hope and faith.

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  40. I'm way behind but this post just makes me so happy! Praise be to God!

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