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Wednesday
Nov132013

Back on the Road Again!

It’s here—the moment I’ve been looking forward to for weeks—and here’s the photo I promised to share.

Yesteday I got the go-ahead to start driving, and I love being back behind the wheel. I feel so independent! The ordinary, everyday things that become so important once they are taken away. . .

My destination today was the home office and our official welcome of Tami White, Stampin’ Up!’s fourth million-dollar achiever! I’ll be sharing more about that with you later, after I get to spend most of the day with Tami and her mother tomorrow. . . .

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Reader Comments (25)

What an AWESOME picture!!! I'm so happy for you! The progress of your recovery has been amazing! Thanksgiving is going to be great at your house this year!
November 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle Montague
So, so happy for you! Congratulations!!!
November 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPeggy Granger
Glad to see you behind the wheel! What a sense of wonder you must be experiencing!
November 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAnn & the dog
wow - go Shelli
November 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea (NZ)
WOOHOO! I am so happy to see your smile!! Isn't it like a teenager getting their license and driving somewhere for the first time, alon!!!. CONGRATS.
November 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCarol V
Congratulations Shelli, that is so wonderful. I couldn't drive for 3 weeks and was blessed with many willing friends. But we take all those pieces of independence soooo for granted. Enjoy driving, even if it is to go out and look at the fall leaves, or park by a pond and watch ducks frolic. Just a drive with no plan, except to be joyful. It's so wonderful to stop in the moment and let the gratitude and awareness that some are not able to perform this activity wash over you (with the tears it brings). Keeping good thoughts that you continue to progress and increase independence in all aspects.
November 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJackie
So happy for you yes we take so many thing for granted. Keep up that positive attitude it will bring wherever you heart desire!
November 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterFrance Martin
Hip Hip Hooray!
November 14, 2013 | Unregistered Commentershh
Every time I check your blog I end up wearing a big smile for you :) Your progress is amazing and I couldn't be happier for you, I just hope you are carrying on being sensible about things and not push your body to hard. So great to see you behind that wheel :)
Much love xx
November 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMonica Gale
YAY!!!!! SO happy to see you driving again. You have made an amazing recovery in a relatively short time for your injuries. Hope to see you in Houston!
November 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJudy Garza
Yay, so happy for you! What amazing progress to get to where you are now. I know having some normalcy return to your life is a huge blessing. Continued prayers for your continued recovery!
November 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCindy Elam
Wonderful news - congratulations!! And thanks for sharing - we are there in spirit!!
November 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJan Farring
So great to see you behind the wheel. We WILL miss you in Manchester, but it is more important to know you are taking the time to recover properly. We will just give you an even bigger welcome back next year! Love Elizabeth, Southampton, England
November 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth Shannon
WOO HOO!!! So happy for you, Shelli!!!! Love that smile and LOVE YOU :)

Jeni from PA
November 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJeni Szmyd
Woo Hoo - and are you a happy camper or what!!! Congratulations, I know you're not finished with recovery - but you've worked so hard and it really has not taken that long. Hang in there for a little while longer! PS. You're hair is fabulous!! Have a great weekend.
November 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDona Stallworth
How awesome. Well done Shelli. I am proud of you for all you have gone through over the last few months. You have come a long way.

Now with this renewed independence please take it carefully and slowly. You have still a way to recover.

Enjoy being behind the wheel again.

Jenny xx
November 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJenny Hayward
I hear yah!!! I am recovering from Hip surgery and can't wait to get on the road again!
November 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda
You are an inspiration of being strong, positive and happy no matter what life throws your way. So happy for you!!!! You have been blessed and bless others by sharing!
November 15, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLaura Ann Anderson
Glad to hear about your achievement getting back behind the wheel. Happy to hear things are going better and you are gaining your strength and mobility daily. Take care. Hugs & Prayers.
November 15, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTracy
YAY Shelli! Glad to see you back in the drivers seat! Your beautiful smile is proof of your positive attitude and determination! It's hard to keep a good woman down - just don't over do it! : )
Continued prayers to you and little Liam. Blessings - Dianna in IL
November 15, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDianna Richards
Way to go Shelli! (and of course you are headed of to spend time with others... that is just who you are, you wonderful lady) I look forward to hearing your progress reports... so delighted to see your recovering from your accident.
November 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSue Arthur
A huge step - and I cannot even begin to imagine the feelling that having that independence back gave you - enjoy :-)
November 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSarah Wills
Hooray Shelli! It is easy to see how good it feels to be back at the wheel by your beautiful smile. You are an inspiration lady . I anticipate a wonderful year awaits everything Stampin ' Up. Thanks for sharing your journey. Watch out world......".Shelli is back.......and A LOT of people are REAL happy about it."
November 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSharon Burpee
Shelli - I am so thrilled to see how well you have recovered! You look FABULOUS, my dear! Take Care. Love you!
November 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLINDA GUTIERREZ
Shelli-
Are your feet back on the ground yet? So glad to hear that your journey back to normal is advancing so well. And quickly! It IS telling to remember all of those things we do without giving a second thought to the freedom they bring us. And, I'm quite sure, you're ready to move on to the sights and smells of the holiday season.
So, buckle that seatbelt and let the fun begin!
Butterfly kisses and teddy bear hugs...and take gentle care...
November 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBeth Steel

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