Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Christmas Miracles

Grandson, his dog-Biscuit, girlfriend
You ask how was my Christmas this year?  Well, it was filled with miracles that I will remember forever, but not your usual, typical memories.
Early Christmas Eve morning, I received a call that my grandson had been hurt in a traffic accident.  I rushed to the scene--a country street in northwest Phoenix.  Although he doesn't remember, probably on his way home from visiting friends he fell asleep at the wheel.  His truck ran off the freeway, was airborne, flipped, and landed on it's nose on the other side of an 8 foot barrier fence just  below the crest of an embankment.  He was unconscious for several hours, his truck not visible from the freeway, not particularly noticeable from the country street.  Just after dawn, a man walked up to my grandson, who was just regaining consciousness and trying to call his mom. This stranger (an angel, I am convinced) spoke to his mom, called 911, and then disappeared.  
They air vac'd him to a trauma center, and found that his lower jaw was broken, and all the other bones in his face were pulverized, all except five molars gone.  e underwent surgery Christmas eve and a plate was put in his chin, and then Monday another five hour surgery to repair the rest of his face with plates.  He was taken off the ventilator yesterday, and moved out of ICU.

The doctor said he had no concussion, not another broken bone, and only a bruise on his shoulder from the seat belt.  He also said it was a miracle that he was not paralyzed at the least, or alive at all.

So, I had a Christmas of miracles--my grandson survived a potentially fatal accident, he was certainly helped by an angel, and will be home in a few days.
1. Share something you loved about your Christmas Day.

The above story about by grandson.

2. You get to put five items in a time capsule to be opened in 100 years, what items would you choose and why?
A picture of my family, my Bible, a copy of the book I am writing,  my recipe box, letters from my Mom

3. What do you like on a cracker?

4. Do you make resolutions at the start of a new year? How'd that work out for you this past year?
Yes, last years some lasted a month, a few a bit longer, and one I accomplished.

5. What's a song or song lyric you'll associate with 2011?
Can't think of one.

6. How will you ring in the new year?
At home with my daughter and grandson.

7. What is something you look forward to in 2012?
Completing my book, getting my studio in order

8. Insert your own random thought here.
I am so thankful that the hand of God was on my grandson.  I may have missed a couple of nights sleep being with him in ICU, but watching him, thinking of all the goofy things he does, and all his good points  make me so happy.


  1. I'm so happy for you Marti. Miracles do happen!

  2. WOW! I am glad your grandson is ok. God was on his side.
    Happy New Year.

  3. What an amazing story! Praising God that your grandson will be okay.

  4. Praise God he had such a small amount of injuries! And prayers that he will continue to heal and recover without any difficulties.

  5. Praise God! What a beautiful miracle!
    Happy New Year!

  6. What a scare. -sigh- But so happy for the good news!

    "Each age has deemed the new-born year
    the fittest time for festal cheer."

    - Walter Scott

  7. Glad to hear your grandson is doing better and pray he continues to improve.

  8. Sounds like your grandson's guardian angel was definitely there for him!

  9. Dear Marti,
    I am praying for Sheridan and hoping that he has a speedy recovery and that he will go from strength to strength. How he made it out alive is a total miracle...and I just know that man was an angel...It is indeed such a Christmas miracle.

    I sent your package yesterday and there is also a special card in it for Sheridan. xo Cindy

  10. Wow! A Christmas Miracle for sure! I will keep him in my prayers for a speedy recovery.

    Happy New Year!

  11. I share you thankfulness for the grandson's blessings. I pray all the surgeries mesh and mold for the best on behalf of your grandson.

  12. Wow, so glad your grandson is recovering and 'someone' stopped to help. Wishing you a happy 2012!

  13. So glad to hear he is out of ICU and recovering well! Thank God for angels!
    Hugs and Best Wishes!

  14. Wow--that is a miracle. I hope he is healing well after his surgery.

  15. Just want to say I am so thankful your received that miracle! sandie

  16. Yes that is a miracle for sure!! We never know angels show up to help us.What a great and moving story and I join the others thanking God for keeping watch over him.

  17. Oh I'm so glad that your grandson survived this accident. It certainly does sound miraculous. I know that your family is rejoicing.

  18. You were all truly blessed with the outcome of your GS's accident! What a gift!