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I'm back.

Kind of. . .

Every day I improve and the things that excite me seem pretty silly compared to what I got excited about only three weeks ago. Today I walked 108 feet in 30 minutes with only one break. Yay! And me being the stubborn, competitive girl that I am, I don’t need anyone prodding me to do better. . . I keep track.

My days are intense and exhausting, although every day is a bit better.  There’s a checklist of things I have to do before going home, and I’m working hard. . . today we passed off my car transport. Took more than an hour, but I got in and out of my car twice. One step closer. . .


The last few days I’ve had the best medicine of all—visits from our grandchildren! All but the twins have come, and they were on their way one day and we had to call and ask them not to come—it was just one of those bad days (which still happen but fewer and further apart).

They’ve all been so sweet and gentle with me. . . I can see the concern and love in their eyes. They’ve drawn pictures to brighten my room and made bracelets and headbands for me to wear. They’ve wheeled me around, and tonight we even went to dinner in the cafeteria (my appetite is finally coming back).

And, of course, the well wishes and prayers coming from you are almost as powerful! As Sterling mentioned, they are working! Too tired to share much more tonight, but am feeling so grateful . . . thank you!


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Reader Comments (118)

I am only a now-and-then-customer of SU! but I've always been fascinated by your beautiful family. One of my online crafting friends told me about your accident, and today someone on Facebook linked to your husband's previous post. Now I'm following your journey back to health. (My own SU! demo is fighting the recurrence of a rare cancer) My wishes for your continuing progress to health.
September 9, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterEvelyn in Oregon
Shelli, it was so exciting to see a post from you. I certainly hadn't expected you to post for a while yet. Of course, we demonstrators are all out here cheering and praying for a really quick recovery for you. My church has you on our list of people we pray for each week and it's great to hear that all our prayers are working. But then, we knew they would! Thanks to Sterling for sharing with us; you have no idea how worried we've been. You're a tough lady, and you will recover. My heart goes out to you as the rehab happens. Pain is never fun, but the results are good. I'll be praying that you will soon be able to go home, where you can be with your family more and sleep in your own bed (I hope) again.
September 9, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJudi Carpenter
Often the greatest journeys in life are those that weren't on the itinerary. As a Stampin' Up demo I feel like you are family, and I don't like having any of my family going through difficult times. But, I also know your shining spirit will pull you through quickly. We are all right beside you Shelli...every "step" of the way!
Sherry Huxtable
Wichita, KS
September 9, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSherry Huxtable
I checked your blog hoping to see some more good news from Sterling, and what a nice surprise to hear from you directly! You blogging is another step on your road to recovery. Just want you to know that we demos are heavily invested in your healing and we're keeping a close eye on your progress and will continue praying for a full and speedy recovery. I hope you get to go home very soon.
I also wanted to mention that Arabian horses hold a special place in my heart, as I have owned and loved several of them in my lifetime. I am so grateful that you were on Cadie when the accident happened and am not at all surprised that she did her best to protect you. I think we need a stamp set of a beautiful Arabian in her honor!
September 9, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTerri M
I'm sure you'll be happy to get home as soon as you can, Shelli, but make sure you are ready! I'm sure that your yoga practice has been part of the reason you have faired so well, along with all of the prayers and encouragement from loved ones! Keep up the good work with your PT and we'll keep up the prayers for your quick recovery!
September 9, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJulie Davidse
You seem to be one strong woman. An example for many. Get better soon. I couldn't wait to meet you at the European Convention and have our picture taken, but it think that I have to wait another year... Much love from Holland. Miranda Mols
September 9, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMiranda Mols
So happy to see all the progress you have made! My husband met and talked with you at the Home Office Regional, and he and I have made sure to include you in our daily prayers. We are so thankful for a Heavenly Father who answers them. We love you, Shelli! Keep up the good work!
Greg and Kathryn Whittaker
Herriman, UT
September 9, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKathryn Whittaker
Wow, when I went to check my bloglist today (it is 8 in the morning here in Germany) I didn't think that there would be a post at all. And now there is one - from YOU!

I am so glad to hear from you. So glad you get better every day.
And as I know from my own two little kids - they truely are the best medicine. My little son helped a lot when my mom recovered from a terrible brain bleeding just by being there.

I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers and hope you'll be able to leave hospital as soon as possible. Because the second best medicine is being at home!

Hugs from Germany
September 9, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJulie
Shelli - I had no doubt at all that you would be back to be sharing with all of us here, just didn't think it would be this soon, but I'm glad it is! You look wonderful, my dear! Will continue to pray for your full and speedy recovery. Love you!!!
September 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLINDA GUTIERREZ
I just read in a mail from Axel Kramer about your accident... and was shocked what suddenly happened to you. Therefor I´m very glad to read that you are getting better every day. I´d like to wish you all the best for your total recovery!
The best wishes from Graz, Austria!
September 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAntonia
I checked today, hoping Sterling would be giving another update, and instead was delighted to find you posting. You are such an amazing lady; I had tears in my eyes reading about your determination and seeing the loving support of your wonderful family.
You are in my daily prayers back here in England.- I guess prayer support is coming in from all the countries that know you and Stampin' Up!- your big extended family.
May each day get easier, and I hope you will soon be back home.
Much love
Diana Marchand
September 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDiana Marchand(England)
Dear Shelli,

I'm scrared about your accident. It is so nice to hear, that you are at Home and get well day for day. I wish you from all of my heart that you will be ok soon, without pain.

All the best from Germany / Eifel

September 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSabine
Thinking of you and the family and praying for a complete recovery. No need to rush - take time to heal physically and emotionally. I'm with you on the grandchildren - one of God's amazing blessings. xo
September 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterChantini Williams
Hello Shelly
I wish you the best ;-)
Lots of greetings from Germany
My english is very bad and i couldnt write what i will Tell you
I pray for you
Hope you get well soon ;-)💝
Lots of greetings from
September 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMichaela Almasi
YOU GO GIRL! So grateful you are improving. Contined prayers and cyber hugs to you and all of your family.
September 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSHH
Oh Shelli

Such a blessing to see you getting better and getting stronger. Sara and Sterling have done a marvellous job of letting us know what happened and how you have been. It has been lovely to follow you along the way and to be able to uphold you in prayer on a daily basis. Much love to you and yours and many prayers for a great recovery

Jenny Greig
September 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJenny Greig
You are amazing, just don't forget that all is in God's time. It was wonderful to see your smiling face. Hang in there in all that is to come, you will be back at full speed before you know it!
September 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle Krichbaum
Praying for your full recovery. God Bless you and your family.
September 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLorraine (UK)
SHELLI! How nice to hear from you. You are so truly inspiring. I love seeing that smile of yours. It creates so much positivity and courage. Good on you for pushing yourself you are one tough woman! Thanks for your personal update, we enjoyed the hacker too. Lol
September 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKylie Bertucci
Shelli you are loved by many most of all the Lord Jesus. Trusting in His work on the cross gives us the same power that raised Him from the dead. We can tap into that power as we are filled with His spirit. Just know that God is not through with your work to be done with SU and all of us that are part of it.
I will continue to pray for your healing and strength. You are well on your way :)
September 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBarb Rider
I'm so grateful that you are healing well. I know the physical therapy will be a hard road to trave. But you are one tough lady and you are making progress in what seems record time. Just remember on days that don't go well, you've made so much progress and are always moving forward towards full recovery, even when it doesn't seem that way. Praying for you, Sterling and your family to come out of this with many blessings.
September 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJill K. Harris
It is wonderful seeing your post and knowing that each day you are improving. You have a long road ahead of you, but you are a strong woman and I know you can do it. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
September 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterChris Glebus
Shelli, I'm so happy to see that you are doing so much better! We have been praying for you, and God definitely answers those prayers. Take things slowly, and all will be fine. Sharon Starnes
September 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSharon Starnes
Hi Shelli!
So glad to hear there is progress....slow but sure. More prayers and thoughts coming your way.
So very glad to see this post from you. Makes my heart happy to see you smiling with your grandchildren. Better days are right in front of you.
September 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLee Conrey
Our best wishes for a quick recovery. We have a lot of horses so completely understand your accident. You have to love those horses but also never know what they may do. Our whole family has suffered from some type of injury with a horse but we still keep dealing with them. They are such a wonderful animal!!! Our prayers are with you!!
September 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPeggy Ireland

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