Welcome to our CaringBridge site. We've created it to keep friends and family updated on Jacy's condition. We appreciate the outpouring of love and support our family has received from friends, family, the Daphne High School faculty, staff, students and even complete strangers who have reached out and prayed for us during this difficult time.
Jacy is an avid golfer, teacher, and football coach, but most importantly a husband and father. He loves the Daphne Trojans and the students he coaches and mentors. On Wednesday, August 1, 2012, Jacy was in a car accident on his way to Daphne High School. He was life-flighted to USA Medical Center where he was listed in critical condition. He had a spinal injury, collapsed lung, broken ribs, and head laceration, along with multiple bruises. Upon his arrival at USA, the waiting room began to fill with family and friends showing their love and support. At this time, he has no feeling in his legs and the doctors say he will never walk again but we are praying for a miracle! Please pray with us!
The house is coming along quickly. We are so excited. We hope to move in before Christmas but will be thankful whenever it is ready. We are most thankful for our gracious friends who have allowed us to live with them until our new home is ready.
We thought this past Sunday was worthy of a Caring Bridge story:) so here goes....We woke up early (which never happens) and got dressed for church. We decided since we were ready in plenty of time that we would go to the new Dunkin Donuts. So we drive over there and after 40 minutes in line we were only half way to where you get your food and we were not so early for church any more. We finally got our food and headed to church. On our way we got pulled over by a police officer. As we were trying to figure out why we had been pulled over (Jacy assuring me he was driving slowly because he was eating....I know....not safe) the officer approached the window. I'm digging frantically in Jacy's glove compartment to find his proof of insurance (which he didn't put in his truck any of the past 4 times I've given it to him in the past 8 months). As I'm looking the lady says sir are you a coach at Daphne High School? Of course Jacy says yes and she proceeds to tell us that his tag has expired (which also means mine is expired). So this is what happened. We moved out of our house last year and didn't tell the dept of transportation so they didn't remind us that our tags were expiring. Of course I haven't even thought about it until the officer reminded us. (Expired in September...oops) I'm still searching frantically for the insurance paper when the lady says, "Coach Todd, try to get that tag taken care of soon." So as we drive off we are laughing because this is the story of our lives. We just can't seem to get it all together. So we turn on Whispering Pines (at this point I'm lecturing him on the importance of "doing what I say" like putting his proof of insurance in his truck when I give it to him etc.) and we see flashing lights ahead. Apparently there was a race and the road is blocked off. We had to detour. So as we are laughing we began to discuss how blessed we are and how we might have let these events defeat us before but we were determined to go to church. We were only 30 minutes late. We literally live 2 minutes from church and it took us about an hour and a half to get there. It was a beautiful day outside and in the end we were able to spend time together just cruising around Daphne. It doesn't get much better than that.
For those of you who don't see Jacy often, he is walking more and more and hopes to be walking with a cane in the next couple of years. Words cannot describe how blessed we are and we never fail to recognize our blessings daily. Jacy is always in pain and promises he will go to the doctor soon to get it checked out. He is still hard headed:). I pray daily that God will continue to use Jacy in a special way to bless others. I also pray that his recovery will continue. It hurts my heart to see him in pain and yet I'm selfishly glad that he's here with me.
Raegan is loving Kindergarten and most of all she loves the time she spends with Jacy in the mornings when he takes her to school. I'm so proud for the opportunity they have had to spend time together this year.
Please continue to pray with us. We feel like the entire Daphne community and so many others are our family. We are blessed each time we are out and see someone that has prayed for us. We hope that each of you has a blessed holiday season and that you take time to thank God for even the smallest blessings. God bless you!!!!