Thursday, October 1, 2009

October 1 10:00 pm

You all are so encouraging to me, thanks for all the comments.  Today was a good day for the whole family, my parents included.  Micah is definitely headed to St. Louis tomorrow ( unless he listens to me in which case we would be breaking out of the joint in the middle of the night and hitching a ride to Jackson : ) the caravan leaves Vandy at 10 AM.  Thomas and I will follow the ambulance, get Micah checked in and then try to decide what we're going to do about the rest of the family  For those of you who do not know me as well we have 6 other children that are home schooled  so we are trying to find a place that would be suitable for us, nothing extravagant, just a space to keep our stuff for a while.  Not knowing how long we will be there we are also trying to find a place where we would not be invading on others, not everyone can handle that much noise for long amounts of time.  
Enough of that on to the good stuff.  I got to see all my kids today!!!  It was a good time for all, even Micah.   I have thought several times that he is bored with all of these women around all the time trying to get him to look at them or squeeze their hand, etc... I was right.  Gretta, one of the PT's had gotten him into a chair before the kids came did her therapy and left him there so he would be better able to see his siblings.  They all came in and gathered around him on the floor and started talking.  When he finally got his eyes and head headed in the right direction you would not believe the reaction!  He was sooo happy I almost cried, he could not stop smiling at them, obviously he recognizes them.  Since they were so loud we decided to go down the hall to the "quiet room".  We were down there for quite a while talking and hugging etc...  Samuel, being Samuel decided to act goofy in front of Micah and he started smiling at him and didn't stop there, but went on to laugh at that point we were all laughing so hard that we couldn't stop then Micah was laughing at us laughing at him, it was great!  What a blessing that was.   After that Micah was tired so we took him back to the room and to bed then we took the others out to the Mellow Mushroom for some of th best pizza and root beer that I've ever had in my life.  They had a good time and we were all sad when it was time to go, but hopefully this time we won't be apart quite so long.  
I don't know when I will get to post next as we will be on the road tomorrow and I'm not sure where we are sleeping tomorrow evening, but I will be back on here the first chance I get.  I love you all and am so thankful to you for all the encouraging words.  Keep praying!


  1. Tina & Mohan, just read your latest blog, it's 11PM here & everyone jsut left from the Panera bread thing we have here. so nice all the kids could come over to see Micah and you all could see each other after so long. We prayed for them. wow, Micah has started responding quite a bit!we pray everything will go smoothly for the next step for you all that God will go before you. love & prayers. Shanti, Bernard & kids.

  2. Hi Tina and Thomas. This is Kacey Marner (I am Rex and Glenda Fowler's daughter) and I live in St. Louis about 20 minutes away from Rankin Jordan. My husband and I are out of town for the weekend if you are in need of a place to stay this weekend our home is open. We have plenty of room. I am working on getting your phone number so that I can call you if you would like to stay. My email is if you would like to contact me. I am interested in your needs for a place to stay long term during micah's recovery. We are part of a very loving church and would like to be a blessing to your family.

  3. Tina,
    I'm friends of friends at CCC...I'm from STL area. I'm putting the word out too, my sister lives there and homeschools and is about your age...hopefully we'll find you a place to re-unite your family!!
    Sarah Chattin

  4. oh, tina! i'm weeping tears of joy as i imagine your kiddos reuniting!!!! how amazing it must have been for micah to see some familiar faces! we continue to pray for you guys, especially tomorrow and the trek to st. louis. you are ministering to a lot of people. i know that's hard to hear, but you wouldn't have it any other way ;) we love you guys so much! peace of Christ to you tonight!
    ben and janie

  5. Oh, I how I am so excited to hear the good news. Praying for saftey tomorrow and God's provision over the next few days as you adjust to your new surroundings! May angels surround the caravan tommorrow! Blessings, Brittany

  6. Hi Tina. I am weeping with joy over the description of your children being together...the smiles, the laughter. Thank you for sharing your journey with us. I am praying for just the right place for you and your family in St. Louis. God knows!! Love to you, Betsy Ingle

  7. Gonna miss you guys terribly, but can't wait to see what blessings the Lord has waiting for you in St. Louis. Makes us smile to hear of Micah's laughter. Love you and still praying, Tony & Tina

  8. Have a safe trip and there are lots of prayers going out for you guys on this new journey the Lord has planned for your family, especially Micah. Tina and Thomas you will find joy, comfort and loving in St. Louis, so allow God's people to be a comfort to you. I am so glad my friend Scarlett came to visit you. She is a blessing to me and such a wonderful lady. Of course, I am sure she didn't tell you but her husband David is a songwriter. He wrote at least 2 songs for Garth Brooks and many others.
    I am sending you MUCH LOVE and will visit you when you guys get back to Jackson. LOVE TO ALL Sharon Sargent Pettit

  9. WOW....what a moment!!! You don't know how much joy that brings to all of us that have been praying for all of you!! WHAT A BLESSING!!
    You are all in my thoughts and prayers!

  10. tina and thomas, God is good, placing you and micah exactly where you need to be. i have read from others that he is already opening doors. sounds like you and the kids had a great visit. we continue to pray, especially nathan, reminding us every night. he cant wait to go for a romp in the woods with his buddy again. love to you all. is there anything you need done on the homefront? just let us know or who to contact. IN HIM. THE GRANTHAMS

  11. Tina & Thomas
    We are so thankful for Our LORD for such a miracle!!He truly is so awesome!!! Have been crying tears of joy as we read Micah's news!!PTL!! We love You!! Micah is going to have a story to tell!! He will be bringing God Glory!!Our Prayers & love with You Wayne & Hanan
    Omar & Family Sandy & Family