2011 has been the most insane year of our lives. Chaz and I have been through so much. He has had so many surgeries, infections, taken so many pills, and list could go on and on. But today he has had a huge victory!!!
He told me last night he was going to go for it. He said, "I am walking to work tomorrow." Of course I was immediately scared for him. What if he falls? Well we've already dealt with that. What if his leg comes off? Oh wait we've dealt with that too. So what am I afraid of?! I realized I really don't have anything to fear except the unknown. If he goes ahead and goes for it then we will know the unknown and we'll get even further down this road. So let's go for it.
So this morning he left the chair behind....
We are so thankful for all of you and your prayers and support!! These pictures are possible thanks to all of you. You have all helped us on different levels and we are thankful for everyone of you!! Our journey is not over, but this is a HUGE VICTORY on our road to our new normal!!!
On a side note, I would like to say to the person or persons who planted that IED. We'll never know who you are and I do understand that you were only fighting for what you believe in. You tried to win, you tried to defeat our American spirit. Well today we laugh in your face! Today my hubby proved that your IED was just a little hiccup in our lives and we will move forward and continue to be victorious. Thank you for showing us what we are made of!! Team Allen embodies the best of the American spirit and thank you for showing us that.