The purpose of this blog is to show how faith, my professional training and a healthy sense of humor taught me and continues to teach me that Jesus Christ is always in control. I am a fellow learner as this journey for my child unfolds. My wish is that Ben's legacy gives others hope where there seems to be none. It is also my desire that the information I have assimilated with my medical mind and filtered through a mother's heart gives practical ways to deal with this ever-changing chronic disease. Finally, for the many friends and family members who continue to follow Ben's life change after the injury, the story continues.

Photo journal

Neurosurgical ICU on day of accident.
3 days after injury. Post op after partial skull removal to relieve brain pressure.
Coma after tracheostomy placement in Neurosurgical ICU.
June 28, 2012 transfer day from ICU to post acute care facility.
First meal July 5, 2012. Two days after coming out of minimally responsive state.
July 2012 just starting to stand.
Therapy session July 2012.
Physical therapy Auguast 2012 at TIRR.
Walking the halls at TIRR.
TIRR discharge evaluation. 10 pull downs plus 5 push ups.
October 2012, my favorite smile. Admitted Touchstone Neurorecovery Center.
Out for a walk.
At Touchstone Neurorecovery Center.
Enjoying a beautiful day fall 2012.
Waltzing with mom. 
Ben with brothers and sister December 2012.
Happy birthday Ben! February 2013
Ben with a friend April 2013.
Hospital stay May 2013.
With cousins at recovery facility  May 2013.
Out for a walk. June 2, 2013
Can't get enough of this smile! July 13, 2013
July 13,2013
Enjoys painting and projects. July13,2013
Ben and Mom. August 31, 2013
September 30, 2013 Ben and Cousin Brandon
Ben with Uncle Bob, Cousin Elizabeth and Mom
Lot's to smile about September 30, 2013

Ben and an Amazing pastor!
November 17, 2013 At the duck pond.
Superman! December 2013
Christmas in Houston 2013
Movie with brother, Patrick. February 2014

April 2014. Making "cowboy cookies" with a crazy hair do. Fun! 

May 2014. All moved in to new home. Time for new dreams!
July 2014. Ben's new hobby.
November 2014. Big smiles at a favorite restaurant.