Saturday, December 18, 2010


Just a short post as I have two little guys that would like me to watch a movie with them.  We are in a hotel in DALLAS.  Eleven weeks ago tonight we were at Baylor Hospital here, where Jack had been life flighted to after suffering a stroke.  He was critical.  Probably more critical than even I  realized  at the time. Early on Sunday morning we went to a hotel only to be called right  back to the hospital because his heart rate was dropping.  He spent the next six weeks in the hospital.  TODAY, eleven weeks later he drove to Dallas, through tons of holiday traffic, several shopping stops, and we arrived at the hotel at 9!  A full day with the boys on a grandparent trip. Tomorrow we are going to the Gaylord Texas to see Ice.
I remember that night, 11 weeks ago,  wondering if we would ever take another trip with the little's.  And many days since then I have wondered that again.  Jack still has some areas to strengthen, his left hand and shoulder so we are not 100% yet. He has lost 40 pounds and he is a little weak,  BUT, he can drive, he can walk with no limp (when we moved him back to a Shreveport hospital 10 weeks ago he could not walk at all) he can hold little boys hands, he can change diapers, he can take the kids down to breakfast, he can speak with no hint of a stroke, he can take the boys to school again,  he can remember streets and how to get anywhere.  I would say he is a CHRISTMAS MIRACLE.  If you need one, I am hoping the same for you.
Micah and Amanda are meeting us in Dallas tomorrow for a couple of days of fun, but tonight was the company Christmas party….She just sent me this picture…a little blurry, but I would say she looks gorgeous tonight.
amanda and m par
Have a great week.  How can Christmas be a week away?  I am thinking about an IPAD.  If you have one, tell me how much you love it OR not. 


Mandy from Burkett Blessings said...

God is so good!!! I'm thanking Him for this miracle tonight! Have a WONDERFUL time in Dallas!!! I can't wait to hear what you thought about ICE!!! And, don't forget to be watching for the surprise at the end of the video before you actually go in. :-)

Donna @ The House on the Corner said...

Absolutely no question about it ~ God has given you a Christmas miracle. For Jack to have recovered so completely, so QUICKLY cannot be anything BUT a gift from God.

Merry, Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Sue said...

Your husband's story is simply a blessing! What a Christmas present for your family. Enjoy ICE and pop over to Grapevine and Southlake to see the lights.

On another note, I've had an IPad for about 2 hours and think it's going to be a ton of fun. {early present from my husband}

A very Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Donetta said...

my heart is so thrilled and filled with the true understanding why he is able . It is so wonderful to hear. said...

More blessings to you in the coming year, friend. xo

Soroya said...

WOW How awesome I rejoice with you and Jack God is soooo Good and His mercies truly endure forever.
I too have been through the refiners fire and back again so this Christmas is miracle Christmas for us too.
May the Lord bless you and your family this Christmas and in the coming year as we approach the day when our glorious King will return for His Bride.
Love Peace and Joy, SS Firedancer

Theresa said...

I am so thankful for your "Christmas Miracle" and It is truly a miracle that he is where he is right now! I am happy that you are getting to spend this time with the littles and family! I know that getting this back means the world to you! It is a blessing for sure! Big hugs!

Nezzy said...

Oh girl, Dallas at Christmastime is just beautiful. You certainly do have a Christmas Miracle there...God is good and does hear the prayers of his children.

Have a fun trip with the littles and enjoy your Christmas Miracle sweetie!

BTW: Amanda does look gorgeous!

God bless ya and have the most amazin' trip ya'll!!! :o)

Shelia said...

OH, Teresa! God is so faithful and what a blessing to hear this about Jack. I'm so happy for y'all! I pray he'll continue to get back all his strength. Your Amanda does look beautiful - blurry or not! :)
Enjoy this Christmas, Dear One.
Shelia :)

Debby@Just Breathe said...

You have been given a wonderful Christmas present from God. I am so happy that you have Jack back.
Sounds like a nice trip. I want an ipad too! Wouldn't it be nice to travel with.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Praise the Lord. What a beautiful Christmas miracle and such a Blessing. I am so thrill for all of you. Our God is such a Wonderful God and yes He does answer prayers everyday. Praise Him. I hope you and all your family have a very Blessed Christmas. Hugs, Marty

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

Truly a Christmas miracle! It must be amazing to see how far Jack has come in such a short amount of time.

I pray that Christmas will be a very special time for all of you. Enjoy your time with the littles.

Christine said...

You and your family have an extra special reason to celebrate this Christmas. God is good.

billypandnikkysmom said...

Amen, prayers were answered! Merry Christmas to you & yours!

gayle said...

Your husband is a Christmas Miracle! For him to have recovered the way he did is a miracle.

I'm not even sure what an IPad can't wait to hear about it.

debi said...

So thrilled about Jack, your Christmas miracle. I have no doubt this will be a Christmas like non other all have been reminded of what you are blessed with......that of your family.

Praying for a Christmas miracle of my younger sister Donna is not yet willing to reconcile with my older sister, myself and our children...its been two years, and since it followed the loss of my Dad it seems to be a constant reminder oh not having him as well. Appreciate all the prayers from our blog world.


Kat said...

So many wonderful miracles. My prayers and those of so many were answered. Thank you Lord!

Have a wonderful time.


Michelle said...

Such a wonderful Christmas Miracle!
So many prayers answered.
May you have an awesome Christmas!

Sally said...

So thankful to the Good Lord, and good doctors for your Christmas Miracle. HE IS SO GOOD!!!!

Enjoy those littles!!


Lizzie said...

Praise God! what a great Christmas miracle :) we're living one as well over at our home. my hubby just got released from the hospital yesterday. not near as serious as what ya'll went through, but still eye opening. MERRY CHRISTMAS.

Linda said...

Praising God for your Christmas Miracle! I am so happy for you all.

Merry Christmas...and a blessed New Year my friend!

Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Christmas Blessings to you and your family, From my mountain to yours Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Merry Christmas, Teresa, to you and your family. I am so glad that your hubby is doing so well.

My hubby has an iPad and loves it... If you want to talk to him about it, email him at

Hope your holidays are TREMENDOUS.

Leslee said...

God IS indeed good!!!

So happy that this entire story had such a happy ending!!