Pray For Rosie


Up date – 9/19/2013

I would just like to offer my most sincere thanks to all of you who have visited our site, kept us in your prayers, and continue to encourage our family. It has indeed been far too long since I last updated our post, and that has been very inconsiderate of me. This journey has not been an easy one, but God has been faithful and so we stay the course. Emily is now three and a half years old and looks just like her momma, Fatherhood certainly has its challenges and unfortunately lends itself to on the job training. Emily however is doing amazing and attends Academy Pre school at our church, FBC Needville. Emily is a funny, sarcastic, intelligent, joyful, princess, who loves corn dogs and donut holes. Emily loves playing with our dogs and going for rides on our four wheeler. Rosie is still at home recovering and being loved on by family and friends. I'm sorry to report that there hasn't been much improvement with her current state of health. After about two and a half years we have decided to cease hyperbaric oxygen therapy and just give her time to recover. After a couple of years I had the newness of our situation reopened to me spawning this post after recently doing an interview with the Houston Chronicle in conjunction with Baylor Medicine and The AFE Foundation. The article will be informing us that there will be a new research done to explore AFE, the medical malady from which my wife was injured, and to inform families and AFE survivors that there is a new AFE registry that can help those efforts if we can get awareness out and AFE survivors involved. I must admit I have been on the sidelines as far as AFE contributions and it took me a while before I decided to commit and do the article, but now I am glad I did. After speaking with the founder of AFE Foundation, Miranda Klaussen, I realized that all of the doubt, lonliness, struggle, that I had battled alone for so long was done out of foolishness, pride, and ignorance. There is an AFE Survivors Community out there who doubt, who struggle, who are challenged, but they do it together.

9 Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up.11 Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm.But how can one keep warm alone?12 Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.

I myself am doing better each day, I am very grateful for my mothernlaw who has made our life easier through all of her selfless help and for my little brother David who does more than his fare share of chores around the house. Once again I thank all of you with the love of a thousand hearts and will try to have a better track record of posting updates and photos. I will post some of Emily soon.

Because He is Risen,


16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. 17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, 18 while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal. II Corinthians 4:16-18

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