Tuesday, July 24, 2012

It is what it is, and its a miracle

Many of you are aware that we had an awful car accident in Zimbabwe last Saturday on our way to Mozambique for holiday.  There are a few accounts of the actual event and the consequential injuries floating around...facebook, I think there is another blog, ect.  I am sure if you look at those you will get the general idea of what happened.  I might write about it all at some point, but not today.

Seth, was severely injured.  The doctor told me yesterday that he was within millimeters of paralysis and death.  We are not out of the woods in regards to his neck and back injuries but we have a lot of hope.  He is making progress daily.  I have been so inspired by his faith, his love, his attitude through out all of this.  He has been merciful, compassionate and grateful toward everyone involved and the situation in general.  If someone makes a comment like "what an unlucky holiday".  He replies, "I am the luckiest man alive."  The other day he said, "it is what it is and its a miracle."  That is true.

So many of you have been so kind in offering help of any kind.  We have been so greatful for your prayers and love and feel them working quite literally.  I am sure we will need a lot more help in the coming months.  Currently we have received and are receiving a lot of help from members of our Church.  They have been amazingly compassionate and proactive.  We don't have a lot of concrete information now so it is difficult to know what kind of help we need just now.  But there is one thing that I know means so much to us all, especially Seth.  That is your letters of support and love.  If you have a moment to write a note to him it will be cherished.

Thank you all so much.  Love, the Sherry Jrs. alive and kicking...barely :)

11 comments:

Bonnie Blakeney said...

Oh Caroline, I'm so happy to hear from you directly. We have been praying and are so thankful for God's protective hand over your family. We miss you here in Lusaka and can't wait until you are all healthy enough to return! Marie sends her greetings and is also praying. Love you friend, hope to see you soon. Xoxo Bonnie (and all the Blakeneys).

Liz L said...

You guys are some of the toughest and most adventurous people I know (not to mention your faith and courage)! I know you can weather this event too. We're praying for you everyday. We know the Lord will assist you in your healing and recovery. Keep your spirits high and faith strong. Hugs and kisses, the Legerskis.

EnTr0PySid said...

Glad to see you typing CS and even more so that you're kicking. Go Ninjas! You have our prayers an hearts

Amanda said...

This is the first I've heard of this, but I am now praying for you and Seth!

Marci said...

It is so great to hear from you directly Caroline! I have been thinking of you guys constantly and praying for you as well. It really is a miracle and I have so grateful that you are being well taken care of while you are so far from home. Love you tons!!! Keep it up Seth :-)!

Ditto Family said...

Haven't left my thoughts and prayers all week! Love you!

Mrs. G said...

It's the first time I've heard about it too! I'm glad you all are alive, and I'll be thinking positive thoughts for you!

Cynthia said...

We are sending lots of prayers and happy thoughts your way! You are such amazing people. We miss you lots here in Yuma! I sincerely hope you all are able to make a full recovery.

Heidi C. said...

We pray for you guys each night and day. The boys also pray for you too! We miss you guys and are grateful you have Matt and Seth there. It is great to read about your updates and progress. We are so grateful for the miracles that have occured. Our prayers and thoughts are with all of you.

Chelsea said...

Caroline, I'm Jade's sister, I don't know if you know me, but I've long admired and loved your little family. I was so horrified to hear about what happened and you guys have been in our prayers ever since. My six-year-old and three-year-old both pray for "Seth's back" each night before bed.

It really is such a miracle that you all survived and I'm so inspired by Seth's attitude. From what I know of him from David, though, I am not surprised. You both have a lot of courage and faith.

We will continue to pray for you all.

Much love,
Chelsea, Mike, Henry, and Oliver

Sandy Broadhead said...

Caroline, Seths mother called us to let us know about the Accident. We love you and your family. We still have Thomas heart on our refridgerator. The Lord will be with all of you. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

All our Love
Sandy and Nate