September 3rd, 2018 – Happy Birthday Son!

From My Facebook Post:

Taylor Update: Happy Birthday Son!

Well, today was the big day 😊 Taylor turned 19! It was a pretty quiet day as we had a lot of moving around, reorganizing, and resting to do 😊 We did have one more visit today and it was great to see one of his best buds and his dad!

We are settled in our apartment and are about ready to have one more round of cake and ice cream – why? WHY NOT!?!?! LOL

Tomorrow we start outpatient therapy with T. He is excited and nervous at the same time, but we know it will be great and he will continue to grow in his rehabilitation. We are excited to meet his new team of therapists and some new friends as well!

What a weekend! The timing between inpatient and outpatient just could not have been better for us! Some time out and about in the real world, watching football, celebrating his birthday with friends and family, and even sneaking is some good rest time.

Jennifer and I spent a lot of time reflecting on the past two months. We are just so appreciative of what we have been given back! Our hearts are so joyful, appreciative, humble… thankful. For so SO many things!! We also spent a lot of time reflecting on other’s stories… not just Taylor’s. Not everyone’s journey is filled with so many wonderful days… and we know that… it makes our hearts hurt.. at times it makes us feel guilty. We live our days keeping those struggling in mind, and each person we have heard about is in our hearts and minds all the time! Keep fighting hard for through your own journey and never give up, or give in! It’s not ours to decide the outcome, we just have to fight! We are fighting right along with you, even if we never met!

This week is full of firsts!!! Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday:
Monday (Today) is Samantha’s first day of class!! NAIL IT SAMM!! WE ARE SO PROUD OF YOU!!.
Tuesday is T’s first day of outpatient therapy!! DO IT TAYLOR!!! WE ARE SO PROUD OF YOU!!
Wednesday is Joshua’s first day at his new job! KICK BUTT JOSH!!! WE ARE SO PROUD OF YOU!!!

Even though it’s T’s birthday, we are celebrating all these first for our kids this week!! THEY ARE ALL AWESOME AND WE LOVE THEM SO MUCH! Join us in celebrating these achievements and cheering them on!!

Tonight’s update is a collection of some of the videos sent to T to wish him a happy birthday! Rest assured, we have showed him every single one! Thank you all SO MUCH!!! Messages from South Carolina Gamecocks, Wofford Terriers and so many others!!

Until tomorrow… Miracles Happen!  WE LOVE YA’LL!!!


If you are on #twitter and want to share Taylor’s Journey with even more people, please follow: @Pennies_For_Tay

One of my goals through sharing the updates is to share T’s determination, spirit, and story, with as many people as possible! Not only to help him, but to help others too! Please join me in this effort! Share on Facebook and on Twitter

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