Merry Christmas, 2014

Merry Christmas from Dallas!

It’s been a busy year and we’re all doing well.

Claire’s therapy has continued each week with a focus on physical, occupational and speech. We have stopped horse therapy due to Claire’s size (she’s now eight years old and its much more challenging to hold her on a horse). Claire’s routine is fairly set now with Botox/Phenol injections every four-six months to manage her tone. She’s on a six-month orthopedic cycle to monitor her hip displasia and scoliosis: so far we haven’t seen any further degradation in each, so we’ve averted surgery for the time being. Despite her motor control and speech constraints, Claire has found ways to communicate and make us understand what she wants.

Our family is enjoying time together and adjusting to a new work schedule. I joined a consulting firm in August and my travel schedule keeps me out-of-town on a more regular basis. Tiffany and I have been able to get out more due to help from our in-home nurse who has been gracious enough to dedicate some of her hours to an occasional Friday evening. Autumn and Heidi are both doing well in school and with extracurricular activities.

The last year has given us the chance to catch our breath since Claire’s accident and brought opportunities to give back some of the charity we received from others. We are looking forward to volunteering more the next year and letting Autumn and Heidi see how they can shape their perspective to impact other grieving families.

We wish you the best this holiday season and hope it brings you time with friends and family!

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13 thoughts on “Merry Christmas, 2014”

  1. What a beautiful family photo!
    Thank you so much for the update.
    So good to hear.
    Merry Christmas to you and your sweet family!

    1. So wonderful to read such great news! I’ve kept you and your family in my constant thoughts and prayers. Thank you for posting. You all look so good! Merry, Merry Christmas and a very Blessed New Year ahead for all! 😀

  2. Thanks for the update. Hilarious photo.
    Prayed Isaiah 12 over your family this afternoon. What a gift music is that He has given us.

  3. So nice to get an update AND to see your family in a silly picture. It’s good to let loose once in a while! I was so glad to spend a little bit of time with Tiffany when she was here in California. You have prayer partners here in our community and they will be glad to hear my update on Claire. May the Lord bring you a sense of peace and joy not just at Christmas but all year long!

  4. We hope you have a very Merry Christmas and Happy and Healthy New Year. God Bless all of you and never give up. You are in our prayers. Diane & Rocky

  5. Merry Christmas to you all! It was awesome to see this email, as surprisingly today I was just thinking of you all and sweet Claire and how she was doing. You’re picture is one of the best Christmas family pics I’ve ever seen!! And Claire looks amazing, what a rockin pose and amazing smile on that girl. Wishing you all the very best this Christmas and a wonderful new year. – Carly

  6. This post was such a blessing to read. Tiffany, I only had the pleasure of meeting you for one brief morning, at a park play date, bc of a mutual friend. However, your precious family has remained on my heart & mind.
    It’s a gift to see how The Lord has sustained you all. To see the unbelievable joy expressed in Claire’s smile! To read that your painful suffering is now an avenue to comfort other hurting families.
    I’m grateful to you and your husband for being open and honest in this journey.
    And LOVE your Christmas picture! So fun.
    Praying God blesses you all with abundant peace, His comforting nearness, and sustaining joy.
    Ps 145:14 The Lord upholds all who are falling and raises up all who are bowed down.
    Ps 121:1-2 I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from The Lord, who made heaven and earth.

  7. Thank you for the update! I always look forward to hearing from all of you! I love the Christmas picture-such a beautiful family-and what a fun picture! You are always in my heart and prayers. Thanks again for the update!

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