Wednesday, November 26, 2008

"Thanks-Giving" tribute to All our PCH Friends!

To ALL of YOU (including the many we don't have pictures of) & all who have given support to Phoenix Children's Hospital. What a phenomenal Institution for the wellness of children! Also, to everyone in Show Low, EMT's, ER staff, Flight Crew etc. We Thank You & Ask for Bounteous Blessings to be poured out upon you & your family & loved ones now & Forever!!! Our Holiday Season will be one beyond compare thanks to your inspiration, talent, gifts, expertise, skill, compassion, dedication & care that was performed for Callie & our whole family!
In the first moments after the accident, Callie wasn't breathing & I held her not knowing if she would ever breathe again, with our 4 year old looking on astonished by all the "blood in Callie's nose" & everywhere. Then the miracle of her beginning to breathe, but not knowing if she would live long enough for her Dad to hold her again.
To lay in a Coma for
days & days
not to make a sound for weeks. . .
then to be able to walk out of the hospital talking, a day short of 2 months, is far more than we could have ever imagined!

With deepest gratitude.
Our lives are changed forever & we are blessed, for this we will love you forever!

The Butler Family
Jeff, Dana, Justin, Alisha, Matt, Ashley, Jamison, Monica, Micah, Amber, Marcus, Elsie, Burke, Emma, Haley, Hayden, Brinley, Callie & nephews Gage, Trenton, Garrett & Aiden, not to leave out our Angel Rhionna

(next our special family & friends!)

Happy Thanksgiving to ALL!!!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

You can't tell so good in this picture, but I curled Callie's hair today! I didn't realize until we were on our way home from church, that I couldn't even see her scar! So Dr. Moss if you are out there or anyone who can let him know! She already has enough hair to cover it, but it really doesn't bother me! It helps me remember what a Miracle she is!

The Zoo!

We had alot of fun at the Zoo! (Thank you Ronald McDonald House!) Two little sisters loved seeing all the animals. We had taken Callie to see Madagascar 2 the first night out of the hospital, which she loved! Then we took the whole family on a day the kids had no school. Dad would remind the girls of the animals in the movie & they would laugh!
In the giraffe picture you can see that she is trying to turn back to see the giraffes as I'm taking the picture. In the picture on Dad's shoulders you can see that Callie is saying "shoe" as she is throwing it! (the zebras are hanging out in the shade)

We also made a few visits while we were down. We went to see our little friend, only to find out that she had gone back to the hospital in the middle of the night, because she was burning up with fever. They hope it is just the same bug that has been through their house & that she will be able to be home for Thanksgiving! That is our prayer for them! She has a name & knowing it will endear you to her even more! Her name is Blaise. Her nickname is Blaisey! We love you so much Blaisey!!! We were so sad to miss you & pray for you to come home soon! ( I attatched a picture her Mom took on the day she came out of the hospital last)

Some other visits we made, were to Great-Grandma Mac (who declined a picture because she didn't think she looked good enough, despite our disagreeing~we love you GREAT!~Grandma-Brin couldn't wait to see you!). Because she is staying with U. Randy & A. Sally, we were also able to see some of their family, which was nice although our visit was breif!

We took Callie to see cousin Erika. She was out cold (tired from the zoo) but woke up with lots of kisses for Erika! We also saw A. Karla, U. Brian & most of their family.

Last of all we attended a suprise 40th birthday for cousin Kennedy (sorry to tell the whole free world your age Ken!). It was GREAT to see everyone (not in the hospital~Very nice party Russ & Ken's sisters(inlaw) & Aunt Margaret)!!! FAMILY is the BEST!!! Callie had so much fun being doted on by all the "Aunties"!!! Kennedy, Jona, Kelli, Kimmie, Karri, Kirstie (my Aunts) Margaret & Helen & more! Oh, not to leave out Big Brother Justin & his wife Alisha & all the other men folk, including the Ikenberry's & Mike (Chrissy's hubby). She also loved playing with my cousins twin girls & was actually very tender with them (except for stealing the ball away from them). It is nice to see that she is re-learning "appropriate" social skills.

We are looking forward to seeing our Las Vegas Aunties & more cousins etc. this week! We have SOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH to be Thankful for!!! We have been so blessed & pray that you ALL will as well at this Beautiful time of year!

May you All have a Bounteous Thanksgiving Day & may it continue through the Holidays & the coming year!

With Much Love & Gratitude

~The Butler's