Wednesday, July 8, 2009

THE accident

as most all of you know by now, vivian had a very serious accident on july 5th. she crashed her bike, resulting in a depressed skull fracture (a VERY serious injury, with a normally very poor outcome.) if you need the details click here to read. but because we have been blessed by god, and enveloped in prayer....i am happy to announce that we are HOME!!! and are expected to recover with nothing more than a scar on our forehead!! miracles DO happen!

i thought because i cannot tell the story again, that i might instead add a few pics. he we our, just like every other family on the fourth. dressed in our red, white and blue, attempting a family photo, and only one of four people looking at the camera....yep, that's us....very normal folks! ;) this is about twelve hours post op.

in good spirits but swollen.
but with another 24 hours, she was ready to play with her new rapunzel barbie from her best friend, ruby (with dotdot's help of course)!!!
early wednesday morning we removed the bandage, while she played on the hospital touch screen computer, AND
wednesday afternoon she kindly posed for pictures with mariposa's wings and just a few of the MANY gifts and balloons!! can you say MIRACLE?!?! folks, i will never be able to tell you what all of your prayers, texts, cards, gifts, voicemails, etc. have meant to me. whenever doubt and fear would start to overwhelm me, i would pray and reread so many of your kind words. thank you, thank you, thank you.....please know that your words helped build a miracle. may god bless each and everyone of you!

16 comments:

CathyBB said...

Thank you so much for posting the pictures. I am all teary of course, but so thrilled to see her! =) God bless all of you!!!

CathyBB said...

PS Natalie said Vivian looks beautiful, and I must agree! We love her photo with her balloons!

Stacia said...

I have been praying for you little girl, checked in with Susan this morning to see how you were. Get well soon!

the dixon-stubblefield blog said...

Somer -
So glad Vivian is doing well. We were really thinking about her since the accident and hoping she would be ok and she looks great! Jill Dixon

Cilla Clark said...

Parker just wanted to say Hi to Vivian (i mean Bivian in Parker speak)She said she wants her to feel better soon. She also wants to play with Bauer (not sure why this all came out today-)This is the same kid that thinks one day that she needs to be a doctor when she grows up, then a worker (whatever that is), then a ballerina the next day..Anyways, know that we are praying for you all. Sorry we didn't call or text sooner. We didn't even know about the accident until my sis-in-law, Shelley (from Nashville) told me yesterday. She saw it on Kelly's blog. Thanks goodness for that!Take care! Thank Goodness for the miracles that God provides us with EVERYDAY!!

katandkarl said...

girl... i have been thinking and praying for you and C and little miss v. let me know if you need ANYTHING.

Jerusalem said...

Poor Viv! What a blessing that everything turned out for the best!!
Give your sweet gal lots of hugs for me - she is a trooper! I will miss seeing your fam at the library!

Megan said...

I am so glad your baby girl is home and doing well. We've been praying.

The Skinner's said...

I have been checking facebook, and Su's blog for updates on Miss Vivian! I am so thrilled to see she is on the mend! We both know that ACH is the best place to be when an emergency accident, trauma, or just any scary incident occurs with our children. Prayers were lift up during her surgery, that's for sure. We will continue to pray for her speedy recovery! Take Care!

Cynthia said...

Wish I could give you and Vivian hugs in person. Sooo glad she looks great, must have inherited your strength!

lhicks said...

Hey Somer, I read what happened on Kelly's Korner and have been praying for you all since. I also let mom and grandma know so that everyone in the Lang & Ellis families could be praying. Glad to hear that things are going so well and that she is home!

Jill said...

So glad to hear that our God still performs miracles every single day. Even with a boo-boo on her head, she is too adorable! I will continue to pray for a speedy recovery.

Julia Harvey said...

So glad to see a Smiling Vivian. I've been keeping up the latest- glad it has all been good news.
JuJu

Susan said...

We knew she'd pull through with flying colors. She's a tough little cookie!

P.S. What is that a picture of in front of "daddy" on Clif's shirt? Where'd you get the T? I saw a pic of my friend Serena's husband wearing the same one holding their newborn daughter.

The Walkers said...

Hi Beautiful!!!! So so so so thankful that you are recovering completely!!!

jenny said...

Lots of love to all of you, especially Miss Viv. She is coming through like a trouper! I'm so proud of her! I'm so happy that she's ok, and she looks great! Love you! xoxo