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I am 19 years old now. It seems like time is going fast, and I am not always sure how to handle it! I started college August 2014. I am studying psychology at North Central University, meeting new people, and drawing closer to God with each step I take. Life is not a destination, it is a long journey. I am excited to see what God has in store for my life, and I hope you will join me as I find out!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Family

OK, here goes. My family is small. There is Mom, FigNewTon, and me.

Mom is great. She understands when I don't remember something she said 2 or 3 days ago. She is Gentle yet firm in her teachings, and brings us up in the way of the LORD. She tries her best to understand what it is like to have a TBI ( Traumatic Brain Injury) or Dain Bramage. :)

Yet nobody can quite understand unless they've had a brain injury. With my recent brain injury, I think and respond like I'm anywhere from 8 to 14. Usually around 10. Yet always FigNewTon is 12. She is not used to being the oldest yet.

FigNewTon is younger than me. Yet in many ways, she seems like the older sibling sometimes. FigNewTon is a quiet yet complex young lady. She enjoys ice skating and is very social with friends. She chooses her friends very carefully. At this point, she is homeschooled. This was so that it would be possible to continue ice skating. Read Mom's view and how she got the name here:

http://www.abitmorethanajournal.blogspot.com/2009/05/fignewton.html

Me, I'm not popular, but not unpopular. I like to hang out with our family and have a family night together. Before the brain injury, I participated in all kinds of sports. That's not allowed anymore. I also got straight A's without trying. Now I struggle a lot in school and it's hard for me. I get A's and B's in school and I try my best. Mom says that's enough. Read Mom's view and how I got the name Butterfly here:

http://www.abitmorethanajournal.blogspot.com/2009/05/butterfly.html

7 comments:

Stephanie said...

Hi Butterfly! I'm so glad you get to blog! I love reading what's going on in y'all's lives! Keep up the good work!

Love you lots!
XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO

Tricia said...

My Beautiful Butterfly,
Thankyou for all hte nice things you said about our family. I love you so much.

autumnesf said...

You write so grown up!!! I'm missing too much!!!!

Erik said...

Deuteronomy 20:1 tells us that no mater what our eyes see to not lose courage that God walks with us. The same God that brought the Israel nation out of bondage from Egypt, healed the leaper, and raised Lazarus from the dead, walks hand in hand with you. Always look at your problems square in the eye but do not let your heart grow faint. I am sure that as God walked the men and women of the Bible through difficult times, he will walk you through this challenge in your life.

You are going to grow up to be an amazing woman of God! Keep trusting in Him and continue to do your part in God’s will.

Karen Bostic Frederick said...

Butterfly,
You are right when you say others can try to understand, but unless you've had a TBI, you just can't. My brother was hit in the head with a baseball when he was 14 and suffered a TBI. He is 30 now and seems normal to everyone around. He has problems with getting mad and controlling his temper and the doctors says it is because of the TBI. It will probably never go away, he just has to learn to manage his anger. That's hard, because his brain no longer functions like it used to. You seem to be healing and that's what is important. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. I know you will continue to grow and heal.
Love,
Karen

Jackie said...

Love your blog! This is a great way to keep up with you - my, how grown up you are!! Not the little girl in the pictures when you last visited. So proud of you, your mom and sister - God uses each of you to witness His provision, love and care. I can't think of a more loving family than yours. Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us.
Love and hugs

Anonymous said...

"you did good" :0)
Mrs. Helen