Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Thank You

I would like to thank all of you that have donated to Meghan and Tommy so far! It really means the world to them that there are so many caring and giving people out there helping them in their time of need.

I am so greatful for so many amazing people to be in my life that are helping out my sister and brother in law and most of you never have meeting them. I knew I had wonderful people in my life but this truly reinforces that. Again THANK YOU all so much for your amazing generosity and caring for another!

If you would like to donate click on the widget below and it will take you to a paypal account set up for Meg and Tommy. If you have an account please select the Personal tab and then gift so that they aren't charged any fees.

Tommy is doing better. He is really ready for a rehab center and we are still waiting for him to get approved for one of about three that they've applied him for. They are one of the three best in the state of Texas and can't wait to see where he is going! This will hopefully help him have a more full recovery than if he were sent somewhere else which is what we're all praying for!

The money I am trying to raise will help with moving expenses, move in expenses, travel costs, lost time from work, gas traveling to and from the hospital and any other expenses they may incur during this whole process since they are both out of work. Meg will be looking for a job as soon as they relocate but as many of you know that can take some time! Please if you would like to help them out remember that just a small donation of just $2 will really add up and help the out more than you could possibly know!

Here is a picture of the bike Tommy was riding:
He is a Harley tech and was working on this bike and was taking it out for a test ride when an SUV turned right in front of him last minute. The driver of the SUV was found at fault for not yielding the right away to Tommy and all witnesses said that the driver did it so quickly and last minute that Tommy didn't have a chance. Tommy hit into him and was rushed to the hospital with life threatening injuries. We were unsure for the first couple of weeks if he would make it and was in ICU for a few weeks. I don't want to go into detail of the injuries because they are awful but he is suffering from a traumatic brain injury and that is why this move to one of the best Neuro Rehab centers is a must for them! We know it will be the best hope for a full recovery for Tommy.

Please while you are out driving in your cars, trucks, SUVs and mini vans remember to keep an eye out for motorcyclists. Sometimes we get too involved and distracted in our vehicles with conversations, changing the radio, eating, and whatever else people attempt to do while driving. Many motorcyclists are seriously injured and even killed daily because of accidents such as this. We are greatful everyday that Tommy is still here with us. Just please remember to be vigilant while you are out and about.

We miss his joking, his sense of humor. Please keep him in your prayers so that him and Meg can be happy again and that he can once again lead a normal life.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

As many of you may know my brother in law was in a very bad motorcycle accident and has been in the hospital for over a month now. He has been out of work and my sister has had to take off to care for him, meet with doctors, therapists and a few others.

Tommy is now being moved to a hospital that is better suited to care for his immediate needs. With this move they will have to move across the state. My sister will have to quit her job and find a new one in the new city. On top of their normal bills they will have to pay moving expenses, travel expenses, move in expenses and then just day to day survival while trying to care for Tommy and trying to work.

I am asking all of you to please help her and Tommy out in their time of need by making a small donation so she doesn't have to worry about expenses but just the care of Tommy. Even the smallest of donations would truly help them out. Please consider this even if its just a few dollars. Thank you all so much!!

And please continue to pray for Tommy his recovery and my sister!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

My Big Boy

Nathan is getting so big. He's such a good boy.  He's such a cutie. We're truly blessed to be apart of this amazing little persons life!

He likes to play under the coffee table for some reason lol

Loving Uncle Tommy's bike

Giving Auntie Meg some much needed love

He's fixing his Auntie's bike :)

Friday, September 9, 2011

Book Review: Love and War

By John & Stasi Eldredge 

I received this book free from Blogging for Books. I am not required to post a positive review just my own actual feelings towards the book.

A great thing about this book is that I never had to read any of the other books written by these authors. This book stands on its own. I choose to red this book because I was curious about the different building up your marriage type books. I know many who have great relationships that read them just keep the relationship great and thought this would be a great opportunity since it was free after all.

It was a really great book. It doesn't sugar coat marriage but lays it out there and lets you know its hard. That you have to work towards a greater marriage and that we can't do it on our own. It shows you that your marriage is worth fighting for and  you have someone on your side to fight along with you.

Definitely a great read for those who need the boost or those who just want to keep their marriage on the right track. 

Book Review

No He Can't: How Barack Obama is Dismantling Hope and Change
By: Kevin McCullough

I'm not quite sure what I was thinking when I decided to review this book. I was probably listening way too much to my mom at that point. I guess I knew that it was just going to be one giant onesided rant. I mean if you are a die hard can't stand the president this is the book for you but if you're not don't waste your time. I won't recommend this to anyone I know so read at your own risk.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com <http://booksneeze®.com/> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”