Monday, December 30, 2013

One Day at a Time 12/30/13

Oh Darlin Forrest,  the surgeons had to operate again yesterday to try yet again to repair the incision that seemingly refuses to heal.  Your poor tortured scalp is holding together by the sheer effort of your unfathomunable resilience and thousands of prayers.  We are slipping our power packed protein smoothie into you to fuel your body while we feed your spirit by replaying video messages from your amazing friends. Austin adds his powerful potion of You Tube Comedy and incomparable brotherly love. Your Pops wraps us all in his protective arms while he tirelessly researches the latest developments in craniofacial reconstructive surgery.  And your Warrior Aunt Tricia stands guard at night to keep you safe and help you sleep between endless neuro exams and medications.   We are rereading "The Secret" out loud and refusing to envision any future other than your complete recovery. We are praying for a respite from all these surgeries so that your scalp can heal enough for us to safely get you home and then for a long term plan that restores your health and vitality.  

Through this interminable nightmare you still maintain your characteristic humor and grace under fire, thanking your nurses and doctors even after their efforts made you howl.  You remain entirely completely miraculously the Forrest we love and adore.  This is our greatest blessing of all. 



  1. Forrest, you simply amaze me!! Maybe the surgeons should just put a zipper in your head! I'm so glad that you have once again come through this surgery. Your prayer warriors are just gonna have to work harder! Hang in there and keep fighting!!

    Love and Prayers,

    Joyce and Wilbur Ellis ☺

  2. And that is a blessing wonderful to have your resilient personality to encourage all of US...hang in there bud. Keep at it....and we know you all do. Much love across many miles.

  3. Jeremiah 29:11
    For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. Forrest, please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers each day. We all send our love and best wishes - especially Owen. I'm sending a picture of you two taken a few months ago. Love to you and the entire team 44! You inspire us daily!!!

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  5. Forrest and team 44....I am so in awe of how you overcome all obstacles and continue to be strong for all !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My thoughts and prayers continue to go your way and I thank each person who is adding to the powerful love and healing wave sent to you,Forrest.....ALWAYS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Totally wow the docs and be home soon !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU and your team can do it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Diane

  6. Forrest....All my positive thoughts and prayers are streaming your way along with the team from Fauquier schools!!! We are all cheering loudly to get you back home to Fauquier and all the family, friends, and team can offer you from here. With all the positive thoughts being sent your way, the road is sure to straighten with no further bumps or detours...keep on working hard and all will get better soon....Team 44 take good care of yourselves too....the power is in positive words and actions and the team is so full of both!! umps and hugs to all, Sharon

  7. Oh Forrest I am sorry you are going through this! I had not checked the blog in a while and when I saw that you had to have your lid removed I was so disappointed for you. To be honest, I actually said some cuss words out loud that I will not repeat because they do not fall in line with the positive spirit of the blog! I think you are the bravest person with the utmost strength and resilience. Your family is brilliant and I know as a team you will prevail. I remember early on in the blog, if memory serves, one of your favorite expressions is, "if nothing goes right...go left." So, go left and find your way through this. I truly believe you will and I love seeing your smiling face in the pictures. Happy belated birthday, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year. I know in my heart 2014 will be a great year for you full of healing, happiness, and joy!

    Christie Jones

  8. Forrest, your turban is the "in" style today, similar to the headgear worn by the various marching bands in the Rose Parade this morning. It is a New Year and all members of Team Forrest, far and wide, are marching forth with support and determination for your COMPLETE healing. You and your immediate support circle inspire us all and we salute you.
    Sending love,
    Diane & Jay