I just wanted to pass on a bit of news to you all. First and foremost I want to thank-you all from the bottom of my heart for your kinds words and prayers for my brother. I means so much to me that you all would be praying for a perfect stranger. I have kept copies of all of the blog post, note from Etsy buyers, friends, and passers by who just happened to read my front page so that Mike can read them all. On the times I have visited him I have told him about all of you and it brings him to tears to know that so many people were praying for him.
As of today October 6th, 2009 Mike is till in the hospital. His accident happened on August 20th, 2009. We are so blessed with the progress he has made. His doctors are literally amazed! They call him the walking miracle. You see he suffered the same injury that Christopher Reeves suffered. The doctors say you either die from that break in your neck, or you are paralyzed from the neck down. Very rarely do you ever walk again. Mike is walking and making great progress in his physical therapy. Top that with a brain injury that scored him at a vegatative state on the Glascow Coma score (4 out of a 15) and you see that God is good! No he is GREAT! My brother has no indications that he has any brain injury. He is flying through his cognitive therapy's at a rate of 4-5 weeks of progress every week! They are telling him he may be able to go home to recieve his therapy's in 2 weeks! When he entered his new hospital a few weeks ago, they said he would not go home till February 2010. Mike still has his Halo, and may need a few more surgery's, his left arm has very limited movement, but he is alive and will be able to go back to work and lead a productive life.
When I visited Mike a week ago, it was nice because it was just him and I. No parents, no kids, no spouses. We were able to talk candidly about his future and mine. He told me he realizes how lucky he is. He also said God is not finished with him yet, and he needs to figure out what God wants him to do. My brother is a very charasmatic person and I told him perhaps he needs to become a motivational speaker. He ponders what his new beginning will lead him too. I also spoke with him about my future and a few plans I had. My brother told me I need to go after my dream. His encouraging words have led me to open my own web site. I love selling on the internet. I love selling the things I make and fun and whimsical art supplies, and vintage treats. So I am proud to annouce my new beginning http://www.frivolouswhimsy.com/
I will still be on Etsy, but the products on my website will be cheaper and I will offer more variety. It is up and running now, but I am still adding products on a weekly basis with the hope to have it fully stocked by January 2010. I do hope you can take a few moments and visit the site. Please leave me some comments on what you like, don't like and what products you would like to see me carry.
I am working on a project to launch next year I am really excited about, so stay tuned!