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Amber’s Story

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Latest Journal Update

30

Can you believe it?  Amber is 30 years old on Saturday.  Happy Birthday, honey!

She was 25 years, 10 months old at the time of the accident, so basically, the last 15% of her life has been in recovery.  When I think of it that way I have to think about how much that 15% means to me.  Of course, not that the 85% doesn't; it's just different.  It's amazing how much we take things for granted even when we don't try to or realize we are doing so, but than BAM!... our world gets rocked and perspectives change.

Speaking of perspective.... at the time of the accident Bailey Michael was 2 years, 11 months old, meaning an entire 60% of his little life has watched his mommy work to come back to him.  He has prayed with us along the way, made trips to the various hospitals and care facilities, and watched his mommy's own 'graduation' from a wheel chair to a walker, to walking by his side.  Let me tell you, the two are close, close, close.  Shelly and I love to watch them interact; it's the sweetest thing in the world.

So, please join me in wishing Amber a very special birthday, and as Amber said herself a few minutes ago "The fact I can even celebrate my 30th is a tribute to God Almighty."

To that, I say... Amen.

Craig
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Cheryl Freeman
By Cheryl Freeman
Happy birthday, beautiful girl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jennifer Krupa
By Jenny Krupa
Happy Birthday Amber I thank God for you! I love you!
kathy holdsworth
By Kathy Holdsworth
Happy Birthday Amber!!! I hope and pray that the year ahead is FULL of blessings and special moments!!!! You continue to amaze me!!! What joy it is to see photos of you and read about the journey you have been on. And with courage and strength!!!
Mark Woita
By Mark Woita
Happy 30th, Amber. We are so thankful for your great recovery!
Holly Jochims
By Holly J.
Happy Birthday Amber!!!
Patti McCoy
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Happy, Happy Birthday, Amber! I remember you as a very young child at church! Oh my but you've grown up to be a lovely, beautiful young lady!!!!!! Your strength is amazing and you've been an inspiration to me. Celebrate today!!!!!!! Have fun!
Mary Busch
By Mary Busch
Happy Birthday Amber. You are an amazing woman. Take care, M
Bob - Jenni Carroll
By Jenni — last edited
Happy Birthday, Amber. Relax...you're only half-way to 60. LOL You're such an inspiration to me.
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Andrea Gregerson
By Andrea
Happy Birthday Amber! May God continue to be glorified in your life.
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