Briana ’s Story

Site created on July 10, 2020

Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are thankful for the overflowing amount of prayers, love and support from our family and friends. Briana is loved by so many and we truly appreciate each and every one of you. Briana is strong and we know God is with her always. 

-The Grisdale’s ♥️
Paul, Maureen, Victoria and Monica

Newest Update

Journal entry by Maureen Grisdale

9 months ago I was honestly not the person I am today. Honestly I like the new me so much better than the person I was. Old me knew no patience and I knew no limits. For literally anything. I was the perfect example of living for the moment and not even considering my future. I went through some shit man ... from eating disorders, to the severe anxiety and depression I have, to the abusive relationship I was in, from the fucking chaos that comes with becoming a fucking adult. I look back on this whole situation and honestly its been nothing but a blessing. Ive already learned huge life lessons from everything I’ve gone through. Im learning that time really does heal everything. Im learning acceptance, and to make the best of whatever life throws your way. Im learning to appreciate things more, simple things like a family dinner or the ability to do things independently. We all take so much for granted and we don’t even realize it. Most importantly Ive learned to love more. This world needs so much more love in it it honestly breaks my heart. Im so so fortunate to have made of all of the co connections I have from therapists to doctors to nurses. It’s all been such an eye-opening experience for me. I also know that I’m extremely fortunate to have walked away from an accident as serious as mine with Only minor injuries. And when I say minor injuries I’m not downplaying a brain injury. AT ALL. Brain injuries are the most terrifying thing -it literally is the thing that controls your body and all of your functionality and your motor skills and your cognitive thinking , it’s literally the biggest part of who you are. And to be able to say “I broke my brain” and now I’m on the way back to recovering it is honestly insane. Don’t take anything that you have in your life for granted and honestly hug your loved ones more. Tell them you love them, tell them you appreciate them more everybody needs more love.
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